Minus 10 makes minus 8 seem balmy

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Credit: Paul McNamara

Regular readers may recall that a year or so ago I took a moment away from this blog’s typical fare to note that it was minus 8 degrees outside, also known as “pretty nippy for these parts.”

This morning, as you can see in the picture above, it’s minus 10.

And I did the math after my fingers thawed out.

Now obvious caveats: Minus 10 isn’t considered all that cold in some places. Where you live, for example, I’ve heard tell that at minus 10 water doesn’t even bother to freeze.

In Massachusetts, however, minus 10 is wicked cold, as in I’ve lived here for more than half a century and can’t recall ever being outside when the thermometer was reading double-digits below zero.

I can’t wait to see what next winter brings.

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