I never realized why everyone made such a big deal of the wind chill factor. In moderate winter area, I pretty much found that cold-is-cold, and there’s not much difference between 15F or 2F with the wind chill.
Here in the Adirondacks, it’s different.
We had -24F last week, but no wind. Didn’t bother me a bit. Today, we had a mere -2F, but with some pretty rough wind. And it was cold. In this kind of cold, you don’t use adjectives like the quaint and charming, “Brrrrrrr! It’s cold!” No, my descriptives this morning tended toward things like,”&!@#$&#$! OW! It is SO @#!@#@&#$ COLD!”
I think I am holding up pretty well though. We’ll see what you think. I’m interested to see how my Cold Quotient compares to others. I have to qualify this with the fact that I, in fact, love the cold. Anyhow. Here’s the deets …
I am taking care of a neighbor’s two properties, so I had two long drives and a roof to clear off this morning. Temp was -2F, with a windchill of maybe -20F. (I’m guessing.) I was out for three hours. I was wearing a t-shirt, a flannel shirt, a lined flannel jacket with a hood, regular old jeans, snow boots, cotton socks, and light gloves. I lasted three hours. When my toes started hurting enough that I was noticing it, I went inside. Interesting to find that a solid chunk of ice had formed on my moustache and goatee! That was a first.
So, rate away, dear readers. Am I suited for the North?