AFTER AN ENDLESS STRETCH of subzero cold, relief is in sight. By Friday, we could see temps reaching the 20s here in southern Minnesota. Finally. That will feel downright warm after recent daytime highs not even reaching zero, temps plunging into the minus 20 degrees range and windchills as low as 50 degrees below zero.
During Arctic snaps like this, we complain a lot, warm up the car, crank up the furnace, bundle up and venture out when necessary, and even when not. After all, we have an image to maintain of hardy Minnesotans.
Secretly, and not so secretly, we dream of warmer days. Days at the lake for some. Fishing from a boat rather than an ice shack on a frozen lake. Camping. Walking outside without concern for frostbite.
As sure as the sun rises and sets, we realize that this cold spell won’t last forever. That winter will end…come April.
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Brr. Seems like the whole country is locked in miserable weather. We have had endless rain and fog but we hear some snow might be on the way.
No, not snow. You don’t need that. Hopefully this horrible weather will soon exit all parts of the US.
Yes….even if Belinda and other weather ladies have brought out all their cute cold weather gear, don’t look anything like me going out! Hopefully we’ll get enough to melt the parking lots. Falling has become a b-i-g concern. And 25 degrees isn’t exactly a heat wave. Definitely, “enough already!”
Be careful out there, Sandra. I don’t want you falling. Having experienced two broken bones from falls (neither in the winter), I assure you that you do not want to fall and break a bone.
As you know, I don’t mind this weather, it slows me down and gives me reason to stay home, to rest and catch up on things that need attending-to in the house. I feel the same about heat and humidity as you feel about the cold, so I get-it. I think fall is a good compromise! Your warm is coming friend, I know you’re anxious to get back outside again and you will. 🙂
I agree that fall is a good compromise, which makes it my favorite season. And, yes, my warm is coming. It’s started.
I would never step outside if it got that cold here. I complain about not having some winter weather because our temperature ranges in the 60’s most of the time. I guess I don’t appreciate it as much as you would. Take care, and keep warm.
It’s whatever you’re used to or acclimated to. Sixty degrees now would feel exceptionally warm to us in Minnesota. But not as warm come the end of summer. The weather is warming here and we are above zero.