This extreme cold warning (definition below), kind of boggles my mind. I've lived in this part of nothern Mn. all my life. I find this extreme cold warning kind of wussifing (is that a word? Lol). If you are dressed right, you really can enjoy this "extreme" cold!!! I don't mind it, I actually like it!! Doug sums it rather well, (better than I can), with his "Coldest Night of the year" post.
I'll also turn the pedals in the a.m. just like I've done every day for over two years.
Air temp outside our house, (after letting the dog out), is -28, wind is very calm, and there's a very cool haze about. in 5 more hours it should be right around -40 something or other??!
I've always thought anything after -20, doesn't really get that much colder, it just the numbers that play with the mind!!?? Lol
WATCHOUT THE EXTREME COLD MONSTERS!!! :))
...EXTREME COLD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM CST FRIDAY... AN EXTREME COLD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM CST FRIDAY. * TEMPERATURE: TEMPERATURES ARE EXPECTED TO DROP TO AROUND 40 BELOW...WITH SOME ISOLATED COLDER READINGS...ACROSS NORTHERN MINNESOTA OVERNIGHT AND THEN GRADUALLY IMPROVE FRIDAY MORNING. WINDS ARE EXPECTED TO BECOME CALM OVERNIGHT. AT 11 PM...INTERNATIONAL FALLS HAD DROPPED TO 41 BELOW ZERO. * FROSTBITE TIMES: FROSTBITE AFFECTS EXPOSED SKIN OF A HEALTHY ADULT IN 10 TO 20 MINUTES. THE ELDERLY AND YOUNG CHILDREN ARE ESPECIALLY SUSCEPTIBLE TO THE COLD. * IMPACTS: FROSTBITE CAN LEAD TO HYPOTHERMIA IF PRECAUTIONS ARE NOT TAKEN. PETS AND LIVESTOCK ARE ALSO AFFECTED BY COLD TEMPERATURES. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... AN EXTREME COLD WARNING MEANS DANGEROUS AND POTENTIALLY LIFE- THREATENING EXTREME COLD TEMPERATURES ARE EXPECTED FOR A PROLONGED PERIOD OF TIME. FROSTBITE AND HYPOTHERMIA ARE LIKELY IN AS SHORT AS 10 TO 20 MINUTES IF YOU ARE EXPOSED TO THESE CONDITIONS WITHOUT PROPER PROTECTION. MAKE SURE YOU DRESS WITH SEVERAL LAYERS OF CLOTHES DESIGNED FOR EXTREME COLD CONDITIONS... AND AVOID SWEATING IF YOU ARE OUTDOORS AS THIS CAN LEAD TO A FASTER ONSET OF HYPOTHERMIA. &&