The current temperature in the Northeastern United States is 25° F and many of my friends are in full “it’s freaking cold outside” complaining mode. But you know what? I feel lucky to be here right now. Especially after checking out the video above of Condition 1
weather in Antarctica. As you might suspect, Antarctica has some of the most extreme weather conditions on earth. During Condition 1 weather, winds gust at speeds of anywhere from 50 to 60 MPH and the wind chill hits anywhere between 75° F to 100° F below zero
. Ouch. Not surprisingly, personnel are prohibited from leaving their buildings during these storms.
By the way, have you had a chance yet to check out Gadling’s newest writer, Jon Bowermaster? Jon has been bringing us firsthand reports from earth’s most remote continent, Antarctica. Jon, I apologize in advance for the weather down there – it looks brutal. Stay warm!