I suspect it’s happened to all of us, particularly in the colder latitudes. You dress for the weather, (or think you do), later to find you got it wrong. Off you go to the office, to the store, and before you know it, it’s soaking wet. Or freezing cold. We’ve all been there, but what of an age before you had that nice warm car, to jump into?
In 1810, several New England journalists recorded a temperature that dropped 100 degrees that January, from 67° Fahrenheit on Thursday the 18th, to -33° on Friday.
According to NASA, the average winter temperature at the North Pole, is -40°.
That was only the half of it. The weather forecasters of the day didn’t record wind chill but the howling gale that brought that cold with it, was a killer.
Henry David Thoreau’s mother remembered dishes frozen, as soon as they were washed…
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