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Brrr Cold

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What is the coldest temperature you’ve ever been in?

Because, let me tell you my dear friends … I’m freezing. Here in Southern California.  And that’s wrong, wrong, wrong.

An Arctic front is moving through California at this time, knocking temperatures way down, prompting frost advisories and freeze warnings. The high yesterday was 52 Fahrenheit. The low? Somewhere in the low 30s, even some 20s in the canyons and valleys. And the wind? Biting, I’m telling you. Stepping outside is simply painful.

I know what my friends on the East Coast or in Minnesota are thinking. That’s cold?

For this area, yes … very.

But the Arctic front is moving out, and by this weekend we should be back in the normal 60s, some 70s.

The cold weather brought back memories from those days, long ago, when I experienced real winters in East Europe. I remember days so cold that car doors were frozen shut. When we literally hurt from the cold, and our faces turned different colors.When being outside for longer than 30 minutes came with the threat of frostbites. 

But I don’t think I could live in such a climate any longer. For the past 20 years, my blood has been California -ized.

So, as I’m sitting here with a cup of coffee, steam wafting in my face, tell me about your coldest day. And how did you cope.

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