Baby Its Cold Outside

Where Fahrenheit and Celsius meet, -41 degrees, is the temperature folks were enduring on the second day of the new year in northern Ontario, Canada. One person decided to amuse themselves with the weather by shooting boiling water out of a super soaker into the frigid air. The effect is rather cool.
     Posted By: Alex - Mon Jan 06, 2014
     Category: Experiments

Strictly speaking it's -40 where Celsius and Fahrenheit are precisely the same.

And for some reason boiling water freezes faster than cold water at those temperatures, though i don't know the mechanism of why that is.

Also, that is pretty cool, remind me to do that when it gets that cold here (aka, when they can do that in hell as it will be frozen over)
Posted by Fluffy Bunny Slippers on 01/06/14 at 01:04 AM
What's this idiot doing outside, eh?
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 01/06/14 at 01:27 AM
The boiling water turns to steam with small particle size. This gives small mass with a high ratio of surface area exposed to the cold air.
Posted by BMN on 01/06/14 at 08:09 AM
Current Outside Temp here : -12 F Windchill -37 F
Total snowfall 13.1 Inches

We no longer have a patio out back. It collapsed last night under the weight of the snow.
Posted by BrokeDad in Midwest US on 01/06/14 at 09:32 AM
ExPat, as long as you're bundled up, it's not horrid to be out. I would not be able to do so without a hat/hood and something over my nose, though, as this guy did. We have done this in years past; it is a cool (no pun intended) and interesting phenomenon. We are currently @ -13F/-31FWC, too, at nearly 10:00 a.m. I'll take this over foods, mudslides, earthquakes, and giant bugs any day, though.
Posted by ScoutC on 01/06/14 at 10:44 AM
@ScoutC .. just substitute Expat wherever it says Mr. Grinch

Posted by BrokeDad in Midwest US on 01/07/14 at 12:07 AM
Hay! I resemble that remark, BD!
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 01/07/14 at 01:24 AM
YEP! :lol:
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 01/07/14 at 11:25 AM
At least the street was plowed.
Posted by BMN on 01/08/14 at 11:16 PM
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