It's colder than the tipple on a niche's wit!
As readers know, I like to visit Tim Ernst's website regularly for recent images of home, though when I heard about the extreme cold, I had to wonder if he'd ventured out . . . but he had, and had pictures to prove it, too! Like the one above, taken on January 7th, some time after dark, when the mercury had already dipped nearly to zero fahrenheit, which is a scientific way of saying "purty damn cold!"
That image may look like daytime, but just note the stars. Those, a half moon, and some snow make for the brightness of day (with long exposure time, of course), but the hour is late, and Mr. Ernst observes in his journal that the windchill must be the equivalent of 15 to 20 below zero. Even the Arkansas Ozarks can get mighty cold!
Makes me glad to be in Seoul, where the temperature is tropical, just a bit below zero celsius . . .