posted on Jan, 7 2014 @ 07:07 AM
reply to post by Telos
I had to check and see what that translates to in Fahrenheit.
I'm in a Milwaukee suburb (Waukesha County) and it is currently -17 F with a RealFeel of -43 F. I had to go out three times today. First was at
dawn, to drag the trash and recycles out to the curb. I covered all exposed skin, wore gloves, boots, hat and earmuffs, and a scarf. The feeling was
so strange, like moving in extremely slow motion and all sounds are amplified. I was worried that I was waking the entire neighborhood, rolling the
trash bin out. It sounded so loud, almost as loud as my breathing. I moved methodically and took very careful steps, as I certainly didn't want to
fall on frozen ice and have to endure any longer than absolutely necessary. In all, it took me less than five minutes and I still had to hold my
hands under warm water to thaw.
This afternoon I had to drive my daughter's friend home. She lives just down the street and of course it is way to cold to walk. My SUV didn't start
at first. After a few tries, it finally turned over and started up very slowly. Then, it took forever to warm up. Just driving down the street was
eery, the atmosphere is just so strange and everything is quite and insulated-like. It is like being in a sound-proof closet or small room.
I read a weather alert earlier today that warned exposed skin under these conditions could suffer permanent cell damage in under five minutes.
edit on 7-1-2014 by SourGrapes because: (no reason given)