Chillin’ & Cookin’


It was cold yesterday morning.

At 5:58 a.m., I received this text from my daughter.


At 8:27 a.m., it was -28°C (-18.4°F) with a wind chill of -38°C (-36.4°F). In Red Deer, a nearby Alberta town, the thermometer dipped to -35°C (-31°F) with a wind chill of -45°C (-49°F). Notice that only a light wind of 11 km/h (6.8 mph) creates a significant wind chill.

This followed our +7°C (+44.6°F) just over a week ago.


Alberta temperatures Feb. 7, 2017 at 8:00 a.m. Top row is air temperature. Bottom row shows WIND CHILL on the right side. (Red Deer -45C = -49F.) Courtesy: Apple Weather app.

The Science Behind Wind Chill

Although it was beautiful at lunch time with bright sunshine, blue-white snow, and a balmy temperature of -20°C (-4°F), it was a good day for hot soup and Greek salad.

Temperature records and day length

Orange Clouds, Rainbow Sun Dogs, Blue-White Snow


img_2684Chicken soup made from boiled chicken bones with chicken meat, veggies, onion, garlic, seasonings, and fresh basil.

img_2677Greek salad.


About Eva Blaskovic

I am a multi-genre author of literary fiction, fantasy, and paranormal, and writer of non-fiction articles on parenting, writing, education, health, and travel. My background encompasses both the sciences and the arts. I teach at a specialized clinic for learning disorders and mentor young authors. In addition to writing and teaching, my passions are weather, Indian food, gardening, and music. I have played eight musical instruments and spent many years immersed in taekwondo and karate. In my youth, I was an avid canoeist. I was born in Prague, Czech Republic, grew up in the Great Lakes region of Ontario, Canada, and moved to Alberta in 1988, where I raised four children.
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5 Responses to Chillin’ & Cookin’

  1. danawayne423 says:

    Too cold for me…and I love cold weather! We have been unseasonably warm here for winter. The average lows are in mid-30’s but yesterdays low was 49 and the high was 75!

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