Interior Frost!

Interior Frost!

This is an image of the lower portion of the east facing window in the NE bedroom located on the second floor. I have shut this currently unused room up to not waste heat and I have also not yet managed to get the windows sealed using the double-sided tape and clear shrink-wrap process. Notice the thick layer of frost on crank unit; the metal on these windows is such an efficient heat conductor that when the temperature drops below -18 F it’s not unusual to see anything of metal construction with contact to the outside air showing a layer of frost on it even with an interior temperature of 58 F. In this case the air temperature was -23 F.

Amazing Moon Light

I’ve assembled a few images taken yesterday (Wednesday) morning around 06:00 AKST.  The air was crystal clear thanks to no fog and an air temp of -23 F.  The images are mainly looking at portions of my back yard.  I found it amazing that I could actually read printing on a large bag of dog food by just the light of the moon and through the dining room window at that!

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This image was taken from my bedroom on the second floor and is look mainly to the west

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A small portion of my lot to the west of the house as back lit by that brilliant moon; the temp was around -23 F when this was taken

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The fluffy snow is showing small ‘sparkles’ in the bright moon light; the foreground shows the back porch railing with the precipitation gauge I use to generate daily readings which I send in to CoCoRaHS (Community Collaborative, Rain, Hail and Snow) network