Read this response to the missus and she laughed fair hard and said,"Has he ever felt alive?"
-43 just makes ya clean an elk a mite faster than 0. Can't think of much I ain't done outside at -43 except talk a lady onto her back in a snow bank. In a car, yes.
Happens in a dozen cities with every major snowstorm.
Although, in fairness, it is more common now, as truck driving moves from a skilled occupation to a minimum-wage undocumented-Democrat job. As we are seeing, a lot of those "drivers" give no thought to the dynamics of their rigs until the brakes are burning or their trailer's chasing them on ice.
But it happens; and only a cluess fa-cop would be surprised to see it happening on whatever wintertime freeway they use.
It's been unseasonably mild in WY. During the 17 years I've been here there is almost always a DEEEEEEP freeze prior to Christmas. This year, we've had some weather but nothing that stuck around. It's cold enough tonight that I fired up the wood/coal stove. I haven't even bothered to get coal for five years or so. Gas is so cheap, why bother? It's -10 right now but we are slated for 47 by Friday. Definitely been an odd winter. Maybe those 17 years of digging up glowball warming has finally paid off. The region is still exceptionally dry though and I'm not much liking that aspect.
After weeks of the worst flooding in 50 years, then weeks of the coldest and most snow in 40 years we now have freezing rain with trees and power lines falling all over the place. Good times, good times.