Random Thoughts on the Polar Vortex
When I moved to Minnesota, I looked forward to having the occasional snow day. Work from home, bake something to warm up the house, feel cozy. I didn’t expect to be afraid of the temperature. Seriously. I can’t go outside without being afraid I might die if my car breaks down. Thank you, Polar Vortex!
For those who aren’t living in the Midwest, Minnesota is being pummeled by a giant swirling vortex of Arctic air. Actually, most of the country is freezing its collective ass off, but I think the Midwest is getting the worst of it.
The extreme heat in California might have been annoying, but at least I could leave the house whenever I wanted. It wasn’t a huge ordeal simply to go to the grocery store. Here it takes careful planning and consulting of various maps, weather status, and clothing layers. Also I need to figure out how to drive on ice since Saint Paul is notorious for doing a shitty job of clearing the roads.
It is nice to have a legitimate excuse to stay inside, but a -50 wind-chill is insane.
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