Sunday, December 14, 2008

I hate wind chill.

I am a California girl, raised in the Mediterranean clime of Sonoma County.  I, therefore, had no idea what the term "wind chill factor" meant until my first year of college in NYC.  For those of you who've never left the temperate regions of the world, it's when the weather is not only insanely cold out, but there is also a strong wind that makes it feel even colder than it is.

Tonight in Red Oak, if you listen to our local station, the wind chill could get as cold as -25.  Yes, NEGATIVE twenty-five.  If you listen to our local NPR affiliate, it could go as low as -28.  I am just so very grateful that I don't live any farther north.  In some places, I hear it gets even colder, though I am not sure how that is even possible.

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