|Fosdick Fountain in Fosdick Lake in Fort Worth's Oakland Lake Park|
This morning when I went swimming the outer world was only 10 degrees cooler than the morning before, when I had myself a nice long swim.
Yesterday's deluging added a couple inches of previously frozen water to the pool.
I did not have myself a nice long swim this morning.
As the minutes of those morning marched on towards noon the temperature continued to drop. A strong wind blows, at times gustily. Currently a few minutes after my return to interior comfort I see the outer world is now chilled to 44 with a 26 mile per hour wind making it really feel like 33. I thought it really felt more like 23 when I was out in it.
You can sort of tell the wind is blowing Fosdick Fountain's water to the south, in the picture above.
I only saw one other person foolish enough to be out in this frigidity today, that being a properly attired jogging woman jogging across Fosdick Dam as I tried to make a 360 degree video. I did not like the result of my attempt to make a 360 degree video using a phone, so you won't be seeing it.
We start to warm up again tomorrow. I don't think I will be making a swim attempt in the morning though. The first day of Spring arrives on Thursday. I hope with the arrival of Spring we can put this Arctic madness behind us...