posted on Jan, 28 2019 @ 12:52 PM
Feels like temperature? Is that like the wind chill factor?
It was twenty three degrees below zero F here last night around one o'clock in the morning. There was a little wind and it did feel cold and dry
outside so I have no clue what the feel like temperature was. I usually do not have a problem outside when it is like that if you are dressed warm,
better than when you are being hit with a cold stronger wind that sucks the heat out of you.
This cold in not usually here the end of January, we usually have our january thaw this time of year so the timing is a little off. It may have been
the warming we had, over thirty two degrees, a week or more ago that lasted for two days was our January thaw. Usually the bitter cold comes in early
January or in the first two or three weeks of February. About seven years ago we had a month where it never got above 0 F and the nights were between
twenty and thirty degrees below zero every night. That is the year the price of gas and oil went through the roof...Of Course. It cost over two
grand to heat the house that year because oil was almost double the price it usually was.
This little cold snap is nothing, using a Feel like temp only makes people believe it is colder than it really is. We are used to cold and snow
here, they are confusing people here with this crap, it is not bad if you are used to it.
We did have a Northern Michigan University student decide to go out and take pictures of some falls on the Yellow Dog river late last week, he went
alone. His roommates got concerned when he did not show up that night or call but figured he might have went to a party or to someone's house. The
next day they went to the place and found his car there covered in some snow, so they called 911 and they started searching. He went there thursday
afternoon I think, the guys went and found his car Friday in the early afternoon, the cops got there in a short time, but they did not find him till
Sunday sometimes, froze solid. He got disoriented and had gotten lost I guess, he should have had a compass or stayed on side the river to get back
but screwed up. He might not have had cell service there, he has a lot of beautiful pictures on his facebook page. But a person should be prepared
when they go out into the woods, and a person should have a partner too, just incase you sprain your ankle or hurt your back climbing through the
snow. If it hadn't snowed so much, they may have been able to track him better.
You would think he would just back track the same way you came, it is so easy to get disoriented in the woods in some places where there are mineral
deposits. It screws up a compass and also screws up your built in diretion finder. I have spent a lot of time in the woods when I was younger, but
in the winter always went with someone to the area in case I got hurt. If I hunted or fished close to home by myself, I would tell the wife where I
was and what time to expect me and if I was too late to call one of my friends to come check on me. I was taught this when I was young.