Yes, Another Post About the Cold
January 1, 2018 7:04am CST
At this point, it's almost funny. Right now, it's -16 F (-26.6 C) out, and the reality of that made me forget that today is January 1st, 2018. I've never set much store but this particular holiday, and I'm not sure why it's such a big deal. It is to some. To the rest of us, it's just another day, and a mighty cold one at that. But I've been saying that for nearly two weeks now, and it's predicted to continue until Thursday, when it looks like we could be in for a major snowstorm here in New England. It was too early for the weather forecasters to predict snow amounts. But if it stays this cold, then we most likely won't see the dreaded freezing rain we often do here. In any case, I have to go out later, but I'll wait until the sun beats on my car to warm it up a bit. And today, that's all it's gonna be: a bit! To all you northern folks, stay warm. And if you do go out, be sure to dress properly. Getting a case of frostbite would not be a good way to start a new year. (Public Domain Image)
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• Saco, Maine
I have a friend in northern Minnesota, and the weather map reads about the same there. But you know, I noticed that, once it's below 0, it's really hard to tell the difference between one temp and another. That kind of cold is just plain COLD. And -4 feels as bad as -16 or -23. And no, I'm not wondering what -50 feels like in the Arctic!
• Gainesville, Florida
Sorry to hear it's so cold there. I won't rub it in by telling you that I was lounging out by the pool at my resort at Disney World this morning, because this afternoon the tail end of that cold system you're experience finally made it's way down to Florida. After the freezing rain and gusting winds push the front through, it's going to get down to 32F tonight (0C), and for the next 3 days we'll have low temps in the mid-20's. Not nearly as bad as what you're experiencing, but it feels that bad to us southerners who aren't used to this kind of weather! haha
• Saco, Maine
My son lives in Colorado, and it's been in the 60's there. When I told him what it was like here, he laughed. We have this joke going back and forth about our weather extremes. As bad as this gets, I am used to it. This is my 67th winter, and it hasn't killed me yet!
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
I had a good laugh watching the Rose Parade. At the end they showed the thermometer at 84 in Pasadena, then in Queens, NY it was 12, and here it was -3 with a -25 wind chill. Yes, it's cold out there, but there are some places that have it toasty as Al Roker said.