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Watch: Water Evaporates Instantly in Freezing Weather

See what Tuesday's cold outbreak did to this pot of boiling water.

Editor Amanda Lindner decided to have a little fun with Tuesday's freezing temperatures and show off how fast boiling water will evaporate during the coldest day of the year so far.

The temperature dove 48 degrees in 24 hours on Long Island Tuesday, which broke. The day's low of 7 degrees broke the previous Jan. 7 record of 13 set in 1988. With the windchill, it felt as low as -11 degrees in Commack.

To try this experiment at home, boil a pot of water and either pour out the water outside, or throw it in the air to see it evaporate instantly. We think it would be pretty cool to try pouring it into a water gun too.
Rich January 08, 2014 at 08:27 AM
Not quite Ms Wizard. It wasn't cold enough for what you wanted to happen, to happen.
knee jerk January 08, 2014 at 08:34 AM
I think Mandy was using trick or time lapse photography, but you have to give her an "A" for effort for even going out in that weather.
CommackMom January 09, 2014 at 12:01 AM
I'm sorry...what am I suppose to be seeing here?
Rich January 09, 2014 at 12:06 AM
She was trying to do this: http://youtu.be/2LFtYUUXJlE But just ended up pouring semi-hot water onto the pavement.

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