This might help you when you see people outside when it is "Cold" A newbie residential appraiser at the Bloomington, IL Assessor's office was complaining yesterday about having to measure houses in "THIS KIND OF WEATHER!?" . . .which was a beautiful day in the 30s. I wasn't cutting him ANY slack because this is MY "Kind of Weather"! Today he sent me this Illinois Temperature Conversion Chart: @ +70 degrees Texans turn on the heat and unpack the thermal underwear. People in Illinois go swimming in the Rivers. @ +60 degrees North Carolinians try to turn on the heat. People in Illinois plant gardens. @ +50 degrees Californians shiver uncontrollably. People in Illinois sunbathe. @ +40 degrees Italian & English cars won't start. People in Illinois drive with the windows down. @ +32 degrees Distilled water freezes. Illinois River water gets thicker. @ +20 degrees Floridians don coats, thermal underwear, gloves, and woolly hats. People in Illinois throw on a flannel shirt. @ +15 degrees Philadelphia landlords finally turn up the heat. People in Illinois have the last cookout before it gets cold. @ +10 degrees People in Miami all die... Illinoians lick the flagpole. @ -20 degrees Californians fly away to Mexico. People in Illinois get out their winter coats. @ -40 degrees Hollywood disintegrates. The Girl Scouts in Illinois are selling cookies door to door. @ -60 degrees Polar bears begin to evacuate the Arctic. Illinois Boy Scouts postpone "Winter Survival" classes until it gets cold enough. @ -80 degrees Mt. St. Helens freezes. People in Illinois rent some videos. @ -100 degrees Santa Claus abandons the North Pole. Illinoians get frustrated because they can't thaw the keg. @ -297 degrees Microbial life no longer survives on dairy products. Cows in Illinois complain about farmers with cold hands. @ -460 degrees ALL atomic motion stops (absolute zero in the Kelvin scale). People in Illinois start saying, "Cold 'nuff for ya?" @ -500 degrees Hell freezes over. The Bears win the Super Bowl!