Years ago I spent a lot of winters working outside the US in some cold places. In the US I lived in Cleveland and Pittsburgh, it’s cold during winters there. Outside the US winters in France and Sweden were seriously cold. Here in New Hope, North Carolina it is cold today. Not Swedish cold, but cold enough.
In addition to the cold we have a little ice and snow. By Cleveland or Pittsburgh standards, what we have here in New Hope is a light un-newsworthy event. But, here in the South it is newsworthy. In fact, I expect much of the South impacted by this cold snap to make the news for the next few days. After a few days, the temperature for us will be back in the upper 50’s and low 60’s.
Winter and snow in France is bad. Winter in Sweden is a totally difference form of life. On the coast of North Carolina it is simply a bit of cold weather fun where a nice hike around the 3D range beats sitting indoors.