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Good morning, Netizens...

It is 7:00 AM here in Spokane, and the temperature is 5 degrees with a 13 MPH wind out of the North North-East. For those of you are either curious or into pain, that translates into a Wind Chill of -12 degrees. What makes this even tolerable is that if you believe the weather forecast Tuesday the nighttime temperature could drop as low as -11 degrees before our nightly temperature rises to above zero. BRRRR

It's going to be a cold week. As I briefly mentioned in Huckleberries Online the coldest place I recall has to be minus 36 degrees in International Falls, Minnesota in 1983, my better half says for her it was minus 35 in Lincoln, Nebraska in the early 70's.

At those temperatures, you could not venture outside with any bare skin exposed. Three minutes of exposure and you were courting frostbite. You have to remember these times were well before the social networking schemes hit the Internet, so the introductions were a bit rude by today's standards. You walked outside and went “Oh my God”.

What was your first introduction to frigid cold? How cold was it? Where were you?


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