Flash Freeze Warning

There is a “flash freeze” warning in place for Prince Edward Island today, something that this temperature chart, from Dark Sky, shows the backstory of very well:

Screen shot of DarkSky.net showing temperature change in Charlottetown today from almost 10 degrees to below -10 degrees

When I woke up this morning it was above freezing and our eavestroughs were filled with water from the snow melting from the roof.

As I made my way to Receiver Coffee for breakfast at 8:30 a.m.–a rare treat, as school is cancelled so I have a more flexible morning–the temperature had just dropped below 0ºC and the water on the sidewalks had started to freeze. When I finished breakfast and walked back to the office, the sidewalks were ice rink-like.

As a result of all this, the streets and sidewalks of Charlottetown are deserted this morning; combine this with my American colleagues having the day off for Martin Luther King Jr. Day, and it’s a very quiet day in the Reinventorium.