Temperatures across Cache Valley dipped way below zero Friday morning, causing school districts to close and causing a few minor power outages. After a winter storm dumped two feet of snow on the area, cold arctic air settled throughout Northern Utah causing temperatures to dive well below freezing.
KVNU, an official reporting station for the National Weather Service, reported a morning low of -24 degrees, tying a record low temperature for January 6th. Peter Sinks in Logan Canyon reported a morning low of -53.
Several people took to social media to have some fun with the cold temperatures. They took advantage of a scientific phenomenon known as the Mpemba Effect, which means that hot water freezes faster than cold water. And when the air is -20 or cooler, it can make for some spectacular video.
They threw hot water into the extremely cold air, turning it almost instantly into a snow cloud. The collection of videos that were compiled for the video attached to this story were shared by Mount Logan Middle School 6th grade teacher Jessica Zsiray, Steven Sluder, myself and Marianne Sidwell.