Posts Tagged ‘freezing’

First Snow of the Year!

Monday, October 14th, 2019

I never thought walking around in freezing temperatures would give me a warm, home-y feeling, but that was totally the case last Saturday, when I found myself being delighted by the snowfall on my way to downtown. Of course, the word ‘freezing’ has gained slightly different connotations by virtue of living in Duluth for a couple of years (before, anything below 0°C was, by all means, freezing; now, it is barely the freezing point of water… but it isn’t “actually that cold”), but this doesn’t account for the warm feeling I experienced inside. I was excited for the snow! I can’t believe I’m giving this to Minnesotans, but I might be starting to understand why (although still not entirely share) they planted a city in such a frigid place.

Let’s make some small-talk

Thursday, March 28th, 2019

Let’s talk about the weather. It is said this year has broken some records in terms of the most days below freezing temperature (around 60?), the coldest couple of days (about -50F with windchill) and the most snowfall in the month of February there’s been in years. A very quick google search has not entirely verified this gossip, but I do know for a fact that last time we felt warm air outside was around early October, there were a couple of days in which classes were cancelled due to the freezing temperature (it was the first time it happened since I’ve been here; reports of ~ -50F with windchill are, in fact, accurate) and there’s been A LOT of snow since Christmas until warm temperatures (now anything above freezing feels mildly warm) began to melt the snow about a week and a half ago (yes, it’s virtually April).


Cabin Fever is Real

Saturday, February 2nd, 2019

Many times we get too engrossed in life and don’t give much thought to real things affecting us. Cabin Fever, as I learnt, is one of those things. It represents a range of symptoms with varying degrees that result from long confinement or isolation indoors during the winter.


Freezing COLD!

Saturday, February 2nd, 2019

‘DID YOU SIGN UP’ for this?

Oh jeez! I know I didn’t! Being an International student, commuting around to get and/or do things is as challenging as it gets. And with these extreme temperatures only added to the dull mood. But it was quite an experience.


Why is Duluth So Cold????

Tuesday, June 7th, 2016

When school ended, I left Duluth on a 75 degree day. We had several days in the 80s, Two Harbors had even been the hottest town in the country one day at 92! So when I came to crash at my roommate’s apartments for a few days, I didn’t haul in all my bedding. Just a throw blanket and my pillow. I almost froze to death that night! It was so cold that morning in the apartment my nose had gotten stuffy. We didn’t even think about turning the heat on because it’s June! The next day we tried to turn the heat on, but it was acting funny and we didn’t want to take the chance. I’m nervous  because most of my clothes are shorts and tank tops for the next few weeks! I barely brought any hoodies because even though it was chilly last year, it wasn’t that bad. There was a frost advisory the next day though for most of the Northland! Now I have my comforter, two blankets, and a heating pad to bring into bed each night and I’m able to soundly sleep. During the days, it’s sunny and in the 60s, but the lake brings in the fog and cold air at night which makes it drop into the 30s and 40s. From what I remember, Duluth finally turned into a full-time heat machine 4th of July weekend. June is known to be cold in Duluth, summer heat lasts July-August. Let’s hope it warms up faster this year!