Originally Posted by Dakota rube
Hey King. Meaning no disrespect to your father, but AFAIK North Dakota has never recorded an actual temperature of -70Â°. Wind chills are regularly in that range. I have lived at this latitude for most of my life and the coldest temperature I have ever seen is -43Â°F.
One morning this week we set a new daily record of -31Â°F. The wind chills that morning were in the -70Â° range.
What constantly amazes me is that even at -31Â°, life here goes on pretty much as usual. No school or factory closings. Lots of cars on the streets. A testament either to the peoples' fortitude or their (lack of) intelligence.
My boyfriend is from northen Minnesota (Walker/Nevis area) and my jaw dropped when they were telling me how cold it gets at his family's house. I would have thought your freaking throat could freeze if you breathed in -25 degree air. When they were little their Dad would boil a pot of water and take it outside and throw it off the doorstep and watch it just instantly turn into powder.