Saturday, January 06, 2018
Cold Out There
A couple of times a winter, for a few days, the mighty Potomac River will glaze over with ice. It is seldom thick, often as you can see here there are open water patches. Back in January of 1982 the river had ice on it like this when Air Florida flight 90 crashed on take off from National Airport about 200 yards north west of this bridge. The plane was overweight from ice build up. The boss of a neighbor of mine at the time, stopped to watch a basketball game on TV in a bar in the airport, ordered a second beer and missed that flight. It wasn't his night to go.
Is it cold where you are?
Subscribe to: Post Comments (Atom)
I remember that day well...ex-spouse and I were living in the sights of 395 and we saw all the fire engines racing toward the city...we could not believe what we were seeing on tv...and the helicopters...ReplyDelete
HELL YEAH it's cold! brass monkeys cold!
Cold?!?!?!?!? I can barely type this.ReplyDelete
In comparison, no, but the temp has dropped about 10 degrees Celsius (about double that in Fahrenheit) between yesterday and today and the wind is wailing.ReplyDelete
Yes it's cold just not COLD! A tad earthquaky though.ReplyDelete
Terribly cold. we got down to into the 40s ghastly.ReplyDelete
2 degrees F in Alabama the day you wrote this post.ReplyDelete