Posted by:bajadock, 2:56 PM GMT on January 15, 2013
Residents of Southern California and its southern neighbor, Baja California, are whining about "freezing" temperatures this January. The Baja Freeze 2013 panic has also hit my Ensenada area.
As a former 30 year resident of Colorado, I have experienced a few days in extreme cold.
In 1984 at Mary Jane Ski Resort, my brother turned to me and asked, "So, if I see your nose turning blue, do you think that may be a sign of frostbite and that we have had enough skiing for the day?". When we got down the hill and into the coffee shop, the temperature was -20sF with a wind chill below -50F. That was cold. We were idiots.
Not to be outdone, this episode occurred one Easter Sunday snowstorm. This snow was not the romantic Bing Crosby fluffy stuff. It was a driving snow mixed with frozen rain and had accumulated an inch in an hour. Friends, driving by a suburban Denver golf course on their way to dinner noticed two imbeciles golfing in this snow storm. "What kind of idiots would golf today?", they asked each other. Guess which idiots?