Monday, January 6, 2014

Inclement Weather

Today was supposed to be the first day back from Winter/Christmas Break  for most schools in Mid-Michigan, but Mother Nature had other ideas.  ALL of the schools in Mid-Michigan are closed due to the winter storm that dropped snow across the state yesterday and today.  Tomorrow's wind chills are supposed to drop to -25 degrees Fahrenheit or colder.  There is a good chance that many schools will also cancel classes for tomorrow because of the cold and poor road conditions.  I went out this morning and shoveled snow from our driveway and sidewalks and by the time I was done I had icicles up to 1/2 inch long hanging from my mustache and beard. If you choose to go outside be sure to dress appropriately.  Take a cue from nature:  dress in layers, fuel up, don't overheat, do what you need to to stay warm.

To learn how small birds such as Chickadees keep warm in cold weather check out this post from last January.

Fox Squirrels fueling up at our bird feeders

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