Uh oh... now what?
A Winter Temperature GuideJust how cold is it outside, anyway?(degrees Fahrenheit / Celsius)+50 / +10 New York tenants turn on the heat * Wisconsinites plant gardens +40 / +4 Californians shiver uncontrollably * Wisconsinites sunbathe +35 / +2 Italian cars don't start +32 / 0 Distilled water freezes +30 / -1 You can see your breath * You plan a vacation in Florida * Politicians begin to worry about the homeless * Wisconsinites eat ice cream +25 / -4 Boston water freezes * Californians weep pitifully * Cat insists on sleeping on your bed with you +20 / -7 Cleveland water freezes * San Franciscans start thinking favorably of LA * Green Bay Packers fans put on T-shirts +15 / -10 You plan a vacation in Acapulco * Cat insists on sleeping in your bed with you * Wisconsinites go swimming +10 / -12 Politicians begin to talk about the homeless * Too cold to snow * You need jumper cables to get the car going 0 / -18 New York landlords turn on the heat * Sheboygan brats grilled on the patio, yum! -5 / -21 You can hear your breath * You plan a vacation in Hawaii -10 / -23 American cars don't start * Too cold to skate -15 / -26 You can cut your breath and use it to build an igloo * Miamians cease to exist * Wisconsinites lick flagpoles -20 / -29 Cat insists on sleeping in your pajamas with you * Politicians actually do something about the homeless * People in Green Bay think about taking down screens -25 / -32 Too cold to kiss * You need jumper cables to get the driver going * Japanese cars don't start * Milwaukee Brewers head for spring training -30 / -34 You plan a two-week hot bath * Pilsener freezes * Wisconsinites shovel snow off roof -38 / -39 Mercury freezes * Too cold to think * Wisconsinites button top button -40 / -40 Californians disappear * Car insists on sleeping in your bed with you * Wisconsinites put on sweaters -50 / -46 Congressional hot air freezes * Alaskans close the bathroom window * Green Bay Packers practice indoors -60 / -51 Walruses abandon Aleutians * Sign on Mount St. Helens: "Closed for the Season" * Wisconsinites put gloves away, take out mittens * Boy Scouts in Eau Claire start Klondike Derby -70 / -57 Glaciers in Central Park * Hudson, WI residents replace diving boards with hockey nets * Green Bay snowmobilers organize trans-lake race to Sault Ste. Marie -80 / -62 Polar bears abandon Baffin Island * Rhinelander, WI Birkebeiner * Girl Scouts in Eau Claire start Klondike Derby -90 / -68 Edge of Antarctica reaches Rio de Janeiro * Lawyers chase ambulances for no more than 10 miles * Minnesotans migrate to Wisconsin thinking it MUST be warmer -100 / -73 Santa Claus abandons North Pole * Wisconsinites pull down earflaps -173 / -114 Ethyl alcohol freezes * Only Door County cherries usable in brandy Manhattans -297 / -183 Oxygen precipitates out of atmosphere * Microbial life survives only on dairy products -445 / -265 Superconductivity -452 / -269 Helium becomes a liquid -454 / -270 Hell freezes over * Chicago Cubs win world series -456 / -271 Texas drivers drop below 85 MPH on I-35 -458 / -272 Incumbent politicians renounce campaign contributions -460 / -273 (Absolute Zero) * All atomic motion ceases * Wisconsinites admit it's getting a mite nippy -- Vikings win the Super Bowl
Faster Than Your Couch!
Cracks me up!
At exactly 32 degrees, the people in our little town change from T-shirts, shorts and flip flops into heavy down jackets, scarfs, wool hats and furry boots.
Fun to watch every year.
Run for fun.
Yup, it was 24F this morning. in our little town in Norcal. Scrapped frost off the windshield, saw people putting blankets on the horses. It is already 30 and will be 50 later, so it is weird.
One of my three daughters lives in North Pole, Alaska.
One day recently it was -41 - actual temperature, not wind chill.
I don't think she ran that day - I hope.
I sent her some Sporthill zone 3 running pants and a vest, plus an Airhole face bandana.
I would like her to survive.
The Sporthill clothes are just great - I just got a running shirt that is good for 40 degrees down to single digits with just the one layer.
If it was that cold I might throw a vest over it too.