So How Cold Is It?

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by wkmac, Jan 5, 2014.

  1. wkmac

    wkmac Well-Known Member

    I don't live nor have ever visited Chicago but respect their hardiness in the cold along with others north of the border. So how do Chicago folk do it? Friends from up that way shared the secret.


    60° F: Arizonans shiver uncontrollably; people in Chicago are still sunbathing.

    50° F: Californians try to turn on the heat; people in Chicago plant gardens.

    40° F: Italian sports cars won't start; people in Chicago drive with the windows down.

    32° F: Distilled water freezes; Lake Michigan water gets thicker.

    20° F: Floridians don coats, thermal underwear, gloves and wool hats; people in Chicago throw on a light jacket.

    15° F: People in Chicago have the last cookout before it gets cold.

    0° F: All the people in Phoenix die. Chicagoans close the windows.

    10° below zero: Californians fly away to Mexico . The Girl Scouts in Chicago are selling cookies door to door.

    25° below zero: Hollywood disintegrates; people in Chicago get out their winter coats.

    40° below zero: Washington, DC runs out of hot air; people in Chicago let the dogs sleep indoors.

    100° below zero: Santa Claus abandons the North Pole. Chicagoans get frustrated because they can't start 'da car.'

    460° below zero: All atomic motion stops (absolute zero on the Kelvin scale); people in Chicago start saying, 'cold 'nuff for ya?'

    500° below zero: Hell freezes over. The Cubs win the World Series.

    Stay warm and be safe the best you can the next few very cold days!
  2. tonyexpress

    tonyexpress Whac-A-Troll Patrol Staff Member

    A dry 80 degrees here in Southern California today... :beersmiley:
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  3. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    oh, I like that one!
  4. wkmac

    wkmac Well-Known Member


  5. Jones

    Jones fILE A GRIEVE! Staff Member

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  6. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt Obscured by Mirrors Staff Member

    Imitating MenInBlack?
  7. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    People do handle the cold pretty well around here. I have a couple drivers only wearing sweatshirts under their work shirts. All of them have parkas, but some of them just don't want to wear them. Personally, I start dressing in layers at 5:30 am so I can walk out the door at 7.
  8. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    Forget you saw that
  9. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    Saw what?
  10. wkmac

    wkmac Well-Known Member

    There was a time when a buddy of mine and myself would load the backpacks and hit the trails in the mountains in weather like this. Now I just walk to the thermostat!
  11. cheryl

    cheryl I started this. Staff Member

  12. Jones

    Jones fILE A GRIEVE! Staff Member

    Yar, getting older tends to leech away your pain tolerance.
  13. wkmac

    wkmac Well-Known Member

    Tell me bout it.
  14. wkmac

    wkmac Well-Known Member

    Watched our local weather and the forecast is back in the 60's by next weekend. Just grilled out the other day, put it back up for the cold and now will pull it back out next weekend.

    Now that's Climate Change! :wink-very:
  15. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    45 degrees and heavy rain as I am sitting here at 7:20am.

    Temps in the teens when I come home tonight.
  16. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt Obscured by Mirrors Staff Member

    30 degrees here and will be in teens (18) here by nightfall down to a low of 5 degrees ... the coldest it has been here in over 30 years.
  17. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    Too freaking cold. :dead: My garage door was frozen shut this morning. And the bad part isn't the cold but that awful wind. 000080.gif
  18. Oak

    Oak Active Member

    There is no temperature here ...... 0
  19. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

  20. wkmac

    wkmac Well-Known Member