What's wrong with this picture? Besides the smiling sun? Smug sumabitch. At least he's all warm and happy.
Check out the weather advisory for all of us thick-blooded Southerners. We'll have to stock up on some 10-weight just to keep our blood circulating:
A cold Arctic airmass combined with northwest winds of around 10
to 15 mph and gusty will create dangerous wind chill readings of
about 15 to 20 degrees over most areas later tonight and early
Thursday... with northern Duval and eastern Nassau counties
possibly having wind chills of 12 to 15 degrees early Thursday
That ain't right.
I've been through ice storms here, once, and I have a picture of my place of business, from back in 1950, all covered in snow. Snow in the palms trees is something to see. In pictures.
We had an engine block crack on Christmas when it stayed below freezing for over 36 hours. In Florida. We've had snow two different years on March 1st, but it was gone by 11:00 a.m. and we were in shorts and sweaters by noon.
The sun is overrated in his job performance. Slacker.
Time for the hot tub.
Update: Some folks seem to think this kind of cold is nothing to get all excited about. Well, I wouldn't either, but here in the weather-land of "We're All Gonna Die" hurricane-style reporting, they can sure drum up some scary alarmism. Prolly just to keep all of us 10W-40 types from losing vital parts, they post this on every weather website for this zip code:
A WIND CHILL ADVISORY MEANS THAT THE COMBINATION OF COLD AIR AND
WIND SPEEDS WILL CREATE DANGEROUSLY LOW WIND CHILL VALUES. THE
WIND CHILL TEMPERATURE IS HOW COLD IT FEELS WHEN OUTSIDE BASED ON
THE RATE OF HEAT LOSS FROM EXPOSED SKIN CAUSED BY WIND AND COLD.
See? Heat loss in the age of Global Warming. Be afraid! Like we don't have enough sense to come in outta the cold. Sheesh.