Cold temps bite into Las Crucens
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#1 Nov 27, 2010
Excuse me for having a bit of a chuckle at Las Crucans dismay of the "cold" weather. Living here in Wisconsin it seems a bit funny. The temperature here on the day after Thanksgiving was in the mid-teens with winds of over 20mph. This was a fairly normal day for this time of year but there was a plus as the sun was shining. That is not usually the case.
We routinely get temperatures well below zero in winter and often have to shovel the snow - from our roofs! We fish through the ice and if it gets above freezing we consider having an outdoor grilling session. Felt lined snow boots are a survival necessity and not a fashion statement. We refer to them as "Canadian bedroom slippers.
So, while it may seem cold to you take heart. At least you get a lot of sun and the day does warm up. In fact that is one of the reasons we are moving to your fair city. It is easy to poke a little fun at your dismay but really, we here in Wisconsin get darned sick of the cold too and after a certain age the attitude is "been there, done that, got the long john T-shirt, and we're outa here!"
#2 Nov 27, 2010
Tom, while it is easy to understand your chuckle, from a perspective of South-westerner's this far south low 20's and below are a big thing as most don't normally buy the right cold weather gear (save hunters, skiers, etc that go into the mountains or high plains to enjoy this stuff).
Having lived in the southwest for 30+ years, one thing different is the large daily temperature swings (30, 40, 50, or more) from the high to the low. This leads to a perception of it being colder than it is; where in the frozen tundra you know it will be cold and dress accordingly for the whole day.
#3 Nov 27, 2010
Well I agree with your chuckle as we moved to the Southern MN from Las Cruces, NM :) so we've had both now.
#4 Nov 27, 2010
Give "THANKS" you can feel the cold; it means your still alive
#5 Nov 27, 2010
Well Tom, i'd be willing to say you're in for more than a chuckle over what we think is cold here. It does get damn cold out here in the desert, moreso at night than any other time. Where I work, all I hear are old folks from MN, MI, and other "cold" states who call in to gripe and moan that they were never told it was this cold here. Granted, those same folks also call in to gripe and moan that it's way too windy here and is blowing dirt everywhere and they want it stopped.
I hope you've done your research on our lifestyles, weather, economy, population, religious beliefs, government activities, etc. Don't believe everything you read on the Chambers' website - it's not completely accurate to say the least.
#6 Nov 27, 2010
Coming from Wisconsin, you can chuckle at the cold weather all you want. The same way we chuckle when people from Wisconsin talk about it being hot when it's 75 degrees out. I would rather be cold then hot, I can always put more clothes on. The neighbors start complaining when I take that the other direction though.
#7 Nov 27, 2010
Sorry Steve, it was Colonial Blake that said "don't leave the brass monkeys out tonight." And, you goofed on your punctuation a bit too, your quotation marks belong inside the sentence with the quote, not outside the sentence as a quote.
I guess that pesky Editor took the weekend off.
Oh well, good try anyway.
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