Saturday, January 24, 2009

Bonus question

Maria asked: does it feel like the -20 degree temps in the midwest? If so, how are people able to do activities (play) out in it?

No, it doesn't feel as cold here as it does in the Midwest, for two reasons. First, there's not much wind here in the summer, which would otherwise make if VERY cold. Second, there's no moisture in the air and, as the saying goes, "it's not the cold, it's the humidity".

It's "warm" enough that I COULD walk the 3-4 blocks from my sleeping quarters to the station wearing just my coat (no wind pants), but my legs are kind of cold by the time I get to the station, and if an emergency required me to go outside, I'd be in trouble.

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