Wisconsin Winter Habits

60 above zero:  Wisconsinites plant gardens.

50 above zero:  People are sunbathing in Green Bay .

40 above zero:  Wisconsinites drive with the sunroof open.

32 above zero:  The water in  Hayward gets thicker.

20 above zero:  Wisconsinites throw on a flannel shirt.

15 above zero:  People in  Wisconsin have one last cookout before it gets cold.

Zero:  Wisconsinites close the windows.

10 below zero: Wisconsinites dig their winter coats out of storage.

25 below zero:  Girl Scouts in  Wisconsin still selling cookies door to door.

40 below zero: People in  Wisconsin let their dogs sleep indoors.

100 below zero: Wisconsinites get upset because the Mini-Van won’t start.

460 below zero: ALL atomic motion stops (absolute zero on the Kelvin scale). People in  Wisconsin can be heard to say, “Cold ’nuff fer ya?”

500 below zero:  Hell freezes over.  Wisconsin public schools open 2 hours late

About Scot McKnight

Scot McKnight is a recognized authority on the New Testament, early Christianity, and the historical Jesus. McKnight, author of more than fifty books, is the Professor of New Testament at Northern Seminary in Lombard, IL.

  • RJS

    When you head to Edmonton this weekend you will realize that Wisconsinites are wimps…prepared?

  • http://www.stephanieseefeldt.com steph seefeldt

    you speak well of my people. indeed. :)
    steph, Green Bay native.

  • Ben Wheaton

    Bah! Wisconsinites know nothing about the cold…try walking 40 minutes to university in -15 degrees Fahrenheit because the buses are on strike!

  • http://www.whiterose4jon.net Mike Mangold

    Ben (#3): we walk 40 minutes just to get to the bus stop!
    Check this out: Sheboygan is the winter surfing capital of the Midwest
    http://www.wisconsintrails.com/content/95.php

  • http://www.theparablelife.blogspot.com Michelle Van Loon

    What? No mention of ice fishing or snowmobiling?

  • Mike Mangold

    Michelle (#5): I think we were talking about winter activities.

  • Tony Hunt

    Ah yes, the winter. I would add my own Minnesota to the list above.

  • Dianne P

    It’s no wonder that Arizona is filled to overflowing with ex-Minnesotans and ex-Wisconsinites. Never seen so many Lutheran churches outside of those 2 states as here in AZ.
    BTW, highs in the 60s today, lows in the 40s. Ahhhhh.
    GO CARDINALS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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