My sister-in-law is a professor at the University of Minnesota. Saturday they had a huge blizzard there; here's a photo of people trying to get to a basketball game on her campus:
It was bad enough to cause the roof of the stadium where the Vikings play to collapse, and the temperature in Minneapolis yesterday hit a high of 3 degrees. Regina told me she was keeping her frozen food on the back porch since her freezer was not working.
By way of contrast, Karen and I spent yesterday in Half Moon Bay, on the California coast. It was sunny and in the mid-60's:
Here's Karen at the Ritz-Carlton:
I think we will take California for now.