Well, people have been saying that here, for years. At which temperature is too cold determined? I told Piper this story, last year when he came here. You can see in his photo that he didn't believe me. Usually, by February, -20 to -30 nights are behind us, but not this year. Brrrr.
I was just outside, around 5:30 p.m. The thermometer was hovering near zero and, you guessed it, it was snowing. I went out to wrap another horse's leg who has a wound that needed bandaging. This horse is a star patient and not at all fazed by the cold. Not me. My attire for this activity? Long underwear, fleece pants. Fleece pullover and jacket. Coveralls and over sized parka. Hat and boots, rated to 20 below.
The good news? The landscape is spectacular when the air is frigid, especially after our recent 18” of snow. Thirty above will feel warm, when it comes!