Mercury falling

50 degrees:

People in Florida crank up the heat.

People in Wisconsin sunbathe.

40 degrees:

People in Louisiana put on thermal underwear.

People in Wisconsin have picnics in the park.

30 degrees:

People in South Carolina shiver uncontrollably.

People in Wisconsin have one last cookout before the weather turns cold.

20 degrees:

People in Alabama put on overcoats, mittens, and earmuffs.

People in Wisconsin think about shutting the windows.

10 degrees:

New York landlords finally turn on the heat.

People in Wisconsin switch from short to long sleeves.

10 below zero:

Californians move to Mexico.

People in Wisconsin start drying their laundry indoors.

20 below zero:

Texans are hospitalized with hypothermia.

People in Wisconsin take their winter coats out of storage.

30 below zero:

Politicians put their hands in their own pockets.

People in Wisconsin let their dogs sleep indoors.

40 below zero:

Washington DC runs out of hot air.

Water in Wisconsin rivers starts to thicken.

50 below zero:

Hell freezes over.

People in Wisconsin say, “Cold enough for you?”

46 Responses to Mercury falling

  1. Hetty Eliot says:

    Oh this had me laughing out loud @

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  2. Ubi Dubium says:

    I have a similar story in reverse. My college choir from Virginia was on a tour to England, visiting and singing at one chilly cathedral after another. One day in June we were in Exeter, and the thermometer finally got to over 80º. The natives kept going on about the frightful heat, and would apologize to us repeatedly for how dreadfully hot it was. Our response was to finally take off our sweaters, spread our choir robes out on the Cathedral lawn, and lie down on them in the sun to finally soak up some warmth!

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  3. Reblogged this on Chris The Story Reading Ape's Blog and commented:
    Bluebird takes the temperature in Wisconsin 😂🤣😂

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  4. floridaborne says:

    I was born in Florida and moved to Minnesota. I can tell you for a fact there is a lot of truth to this!

    I wore a snowsuit when girls at college were wearing nylons and jackets.

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  5. Lisa Beth says:

    Haha, love these pics, esp the snow sculptures! Thanks Bitter Bluebird!

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  6. egorr says:

    3 years in Minot, ND. There’s a LOT of truth here.

    Went to a ‘footshot’ (Minuteman missile launch) in Lompoc CA in October ’76, the weather was 50 at night, 75-80 during the day. we were the ONLY ones on the beach in the surf and wearing bathing suits – WE were in hog heaven. i think our pasty white skin gave it away to the locals. THEY were running around in heavy clothing and coats, for pete’s sake!!

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  7. Wisconsin IS pretty cold this month!

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  8. hahahaha Thanks, BoB! Why cant we all have sun and good weather forever? 😉 xx Michael

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  9. Herb says:

    I’m from Wisconsin and this is pretty close to true. At least for Southern Wisconsin.

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  10. So true. My daughter and her family moved from northern Illinois to North Carolina a few years ago. They still laugh at how excited people get when the temps drop to the 40’s. We were missionaries in the Philippines years ago and it was so hot. Finally we got some relief and the temps drop to the 70’s. We were so happy but everyone started putting on jackets and wondering why we were not cold.

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    • My eldest brother served a year in Vietnam, and according to him, the American guys — even lifelong northerners like him — got acclimated to the hot, humid weather. (Hard for me to imagine, but I have to take his word for it.) At first they thought it was funny that the locals considered any temperature below sweltering to be cold, but after a while they found themselves feeling cold on the non-sweltering days too.

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  11. Cederq says:

    We in South Dakota think all those temps are quite balmy…

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  12. kidme37 says:

    Loved this one. And True too. Lived in Pittsburgh, no problem until 40 below, moved to Phoenix and after a couiple years put a sweater on at 70 degrees. True,.

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  13. Timelesslady says:

    Loved this…I live in southern NJ, kind of in the middle of it all. It’s going to be in the 50’s this week and it makes me want to celebrate and find all kinds of things to do outside.

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    • Even here in Wisconsin we occasionally have a spell of warmish weather at this time of year, which is helpful if you want to put up Christmas lights outside. Of course, we’ve also been known to have blizzards in late April or early May, so you learn to be prepared for anything. 🙂

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  14. Corrie.S.P. says:

    hahaha! I bet i am a big sissy. When it is 50 in Florida I try to move as least bit as possible.

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  15. Tricia says:

    As a transplant from Boston now living in San Diego I can relate very much to this! I’ve lost all my weather toughness though and now think it’s “freezing” when temps dip in to the 50’s. Lol.

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  16. red says:

    why would anyone want to dry clothes indoors? Freeze-dried clothes are soft and smell great! Just keep the paths shoveled clean under the lines and wear rubber kitchen globes.

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  17. Rae Longest says:

    Wisconsin must be something else! (From the Texas Gulf Coast)

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