It's getting towards the end of January and we're in the middle of a cold snap up here in Northern Wisconsin. How do I know that? Apparently a dozen or so of my Facebook friends believe it's because they post a picture of their car's thermometer three times a day.
Please stop doing that. Everybody over the age of three or four knows it gets cold in the winter. Everyone who as made it past the fourth grade also know the farther away from the equator, the colder it gets.
I have a thermometer outside my house. I can also get a forecast from TV, radio and the internet. Hell, I even have two different weather apps on my iThing. Besides all that technology, I can tell it's really cold out there simply by opening my front door to let the dog out. When it's about -20°F, he'll pee on the front steps and want back in before I have the door all the way closed.
Never once has anybody said to themselves "Gee I wonder how cold it is outside? Hopefully somebody has posted a picture of a thermometer on Facebook."
Of course, the same friends will be posting thermometer picks in about six months from now too. SPOILER ALERT: it may get up around 100°F towards the in of July around my neck of the woods.