It’s So Cold Here in Iowa That Antifreeze Is … Freezing
It's been brutally cold here in the Midwest thanks to the latest Polar Vortex. At 1 p.m. in Cedar Rapids, the actual temperature is -17 degrees with a wind chill of -42. How cold is that you may ask? So cold that even this antifreeze will freeze.
Station DJ Bill Michaels explains that while it looks like pink lemonade, it's actually marine or RV antifreeze (ethanol).
The antifreeze in your car is propylene glycol. Pink is non-toxic whereas the yellow antifreeze is toxic. They both have different uses and different "freeze points". But, the point is ... it's so cold today that after only a few hours, a full jug of this stuff will freeze almost completely. And years from now you'll be able to tell your children and grandchildren about the winter that it was so cold the anti-freeze would freeze!