My in-laws live in Canada. I only visit them in the summer. Canadian winters are just too cold.
This snowmobile rider from inside the Arctic Circle froze his cheeks.
It only takes a few degrees below freezing to put you at serious risk for frostbite and it can be a lot warmer than that to get hypothermia. Indeed, here in sunny California we still treat hypothermia on a pretty regular basis.
I get a lot of frostbite pictures from folks around the world and some of them are pretty horrendous. One of the worst is from a poor soul in Colorado who literally froze his toes off (warning: very graphic).
Frostbite is bad, but hypothermia can kill you. It's important as we head into January that you know the signs of hypothermia and learn to avoid it.
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