It was -15F or so when we flew in yesterday, with wind chills in the -40 to -60 range.  This beats by several degrees the coldest day since I arrived in August 2012, and in fact led to school closures state-wide, and national news coverage.  So, I had a lot of discussions with friends and family in NY about the weather.  Eventually, I came up with a good way to explain the situation: in NYC, one goes outside in boots, gloves and a proper coat; sometimes it gets fairly cold (say, into the low 20s or high teens) and one thinks, “gosh, I would be more comfortable with a hat, a scarf and perhaps long underwear.”  In Minneapolis, when I get ready in the morning I put on long underwear, a scarf, gloves, boots, a hat and a proper coat without checking the weather report first.

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2 Responses to Weather

  1. Thought you might like the following status, shared by a Minnesotan:
    “We Minnesotans are quite used to being colder than other places around the world. I just did some checking, and it’s not surprising, that it is warmer in Honolulu, Albuquerque, Phoenix, Bangalore, and Venice. It is a little disappointing, but again not surprising, that it is warmer right now in Anchorage, Berlin, Moscow, and Oslo. It is just not right that currently, it is warmer at Amundsen-Scott Station at the South Pole than it is in Minneapolis.”

  2. JBL says:

    Hah, excellent :)

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