****In spite of the arctic conditions here, we seem to have it better than the eastern U.S. where they're dealing with a 'cyclone bomb' moving up the Atlantic coast. If you've wondered just what that is, take a look at this wind map.
"Earth: A Global Map of Wind...." is a really interesting site to check out in times of storms like this. If you go to the link you'll see this map live, with all those lines indicating the moving wind. You can clearly see the counter-clockwise pattern of winds, which makes meteorologists label this a 'cyclone'; the 'bomb' label just indicates the strength of the storm. Leaves me thinking we're doing just fine here in our deep freeze!