What passes for cold in these parts

by Joey deVilla on February 20, 2015

waking up to cool temperatures

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Here in Accordion Bay, schools have been phoning parents of their students with a warning about the cold weather, reminding them that they should make sure that the kids are dressed in layers.

tampa bay cold

The local news shows have been cranking out the graphics illustrating just how cold it’s getting here. If you’re wondering what those temperatures are, here are some screen captures from the weather forecast as of this writing:

tampa weather fahrenheit

For my readers from Canada, here are those same temperatures using a real measuring system:

tampa weather celsius

That’s right — the big weather news here is about temperatures close to freezing. The way people have been going on about it here, you’d think we should all huddle in the library and burn books for warmth as civilization slips into an icy grave, a la Jake Gyllenhaal in The Day After Tomorrow.

dos and donts for freezing temperatures

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I don’t see what all the fuss is about. I’m a recent import from Toronto, whose winters are considered relatively mild in Canada. I’m enjoying the local weather as much as this guy is enjoying his:

lawnchair in the snow

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doctecazoid February 20, 2015 at 9:57 am

“The way people have been going on about it here, you’d think we should all huddle in the library and burn books for warmth as civilization slips into an icy grave, a la Jake Gyllenhaal in The Day After Tomorrow.”

To fundamentalists, that would be killing two birds with one stone.

Brian G February 20, 2015 at 10:11 am

Umm, what timezone is the blog in? Now 9:10 EST

Matt Rose February 20, 2015 at 1:10 pm

Greetings from Ottawa, where I woke up to -28 with a windchill in the -40s this morning.

Kim February 20, 2015 at 10:43 pm

The air hurts my face. Why do I live where the air hurts my face?

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