Okay, so we've been told it is going to be bone chilling cold tonight. The reasonable among us will not go outdoors unless necessary. We know that, after all we were born and raised in Minnesota. We're used to this.
So I get annoyed at the media weather forecasters who keep emphasizing the predicted wind chill numbers for tonight. Wind chill is a calculated number, and frankly, those of us who are affected by wind chill have no way of knowing whether the calculated numbers are representative of what really goes on out there. It's just another way to exaggerate the perfectly normal human experience, I think.
We just know, from experience, that it is freaking cold out there, the wind just makes it feel worse, and staying indoors is a very good idea.
I just put my faith in the National Weather Service, who says we will hit 30 degrees above by Sunday. Now there's a mid January forecast I can live with!
I must add, a couple of my coworkers are taking the day off tomorrow to go ice fishing. Yes, it's the winter trout opener, and they would not miss it for the world. I would like to go, but I would miss the opener for a nicer day out ice fishing.