This morning the wind chill factor is -16°. Not real cold compared to other places but cold enough for Banner, the dog, to be uncomfortable. East on the High Plains it is maybe 20° colder.
With his winter coat this morning he was happy to run around.
My parents had a very small ranch outside of Steamboat Springs, CO. We had a recording thermometer that went to -50°. More than once we saw it stuck on the bottom.
Maybell, CO, about 70 miles NNW of Steamboat, holds the state record of -61°.
You know it is cold when you drive five miles before your tires warm up enough for the flat spots to go away.
Modern engines seem to start easier than the older carburetor models. Block heaters and starting fluid was part of life.
Walking four miles home after wrestling practice no matter the weather or temperature was just what I did along with chores.