I,ll one up you, It was an actual (without the wind chill)-31 C up where I live, that the equivalent of -24 F.Thats Canada for you, I know its even colder on the prairies. I do ask myself sometimes if I,m crazy to live here.!
I believe "Superior" MI, as well as the rest of these Northern woods are only superior in the summers anymore, but of course that is coming from someone who no longer cares for it as when younger. We had 35* below (F) with the wind today and it's colder now with the sun down and it's been snowing for three days straight so far! I wouldn't be surprised to see 50* below this winter!
Do any of you know what "COLD ENOUGH TO FREEZE THE BALLS OFF A BRASS MONKEY" MEANS?? THE CANNON BALLS ON A SAILING SHIP, WERE STACKED ON A BRASS MONKEY (A PLATE WITH DENTS TO HOLD THE FIRST LAYER OF 18 CANNON BALLS FROM ROLLING AROUND, EACH LAYER HAD LESS BALLS MAKING THE PYRAMID ). THEY WOULD RUST TO A CAST IRON MONKEY!!! THEY USED BRASSTO KEEP THEM FROM RUSTING TOGETHER. WITH A FAST DROP IN TEMP, THE BRASS WOULD CONTRACT FASTER THAN THE IRON CANNON BALLS AND THEY WOULD DISLODGE , ROLLING AROUND! HEY MATE, ITS COLD ENOUGH TO FREEZE THE BALLS OFF A BRASS MONKEY!! RON
Now thats what I call cool runnings. But i'll one up ya,today been driving for aleast three and half hours in -25+the winchill factor which made it actully - 38.thats here in sudbury ontario canada.
Now thats the average around here.Athough they're calling for warmer temperatures soon say
around -18, these temperatures to me are like summer weather. Was raised further north where the temp averaged around -40/-50 and once in a blue at night -60. So i'm used to the cold since living on the reservation.