TheVat Posted December 21, 2022 Share Posted December 21, 2022 I was reminded this morning, walking outside, that -10 F. is roughly where my nose hair freezes and crackles if I don't put on a face mask or neck gaiter and there's some breeze. We are headed to minus 20 tonight, and possibly minus 22 tomorrow, which is about as cold as I've personally experienced since Dec. 3, 1970, which was minus 29 in Lincoln, NE. We children were out that day, but since it was a week night (and school was rarely cancelled there for just cold), the parents vetoed staying up into the wee hours to have the full Shackletonian experience. The windchill tomorrow night could reach that magical number that is the same temperature in both Celsius and Fahrenheit, minus 40. In most of those years since 1970, I did not solve the extreme cold weather problem of wearing both a scarf or neck gaiter, and glasses. Some breath always worked its way upwards from the scarf and fogged the glasses. It was the discovery of the securely fitted and valved N95 mask that finally fixed that. Not stylish, but it does the job. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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