Having grown up in Wisconsin, I’d like to think I know cold. Cold is having to wear three layers when the wind chill drops to -5 degrees. Cold is having to start the car 30 minutes before you leave in order to have a little heat by the time you pull out of the driveway. Cold is turning the heat up to 65.
What cold isn’t is temperatures in the 50s. Don’t believe me? “Jimmy Kimmel Live” host Jimmy Kimmel agrees. In fact, on Friday he mocked local Los Angeles TV stations who were “freaking out” over the “cold” temperatures set to hit Southern California this week.
“We really have no idea how silly we would look if people in places like Milwaukee saw how we react when the temperature drops below 55,” Kimmel teased.
Well, as someone from just north of Milwaukee, trust me when I say very silly. The local news outlets covered the sub-60 temps with words such as “freezing cold,” the “coldest nights you’ve ever experienced,” “arctic blast,” and “beyond cold.”
If you’re from the Midwest you’ll really appreciate this. If you’re not, you still will chuckle (the video has gone viral with over 1 million views since Friday):