Sheepskins and leather--pictures please! You must have some of the man-in-uniform variety!
My parents were in Alaska not long after that--my Dad was a pilot--but I never heard of anything this bad--
And it was summer so it never really got that cold, just down to minus 20F when the sun was close to the horizon. In the air it got down to something like minus 70F.
I might have to reevaluate my longing to see Antarctica now...
Well I can't speak of Antartica.
But I lived 25 years in Alaska, the coldest it ever got for me was outside of Fairbanks where (just temperature no wind chill factor or aything) was 62 below zero..
But it was by far the coldest winter I had ever had, with what seemed like a month of low temperatrues that were 40 beow and worse.
Needless to say I am sure 9 months later there were probably many new borns entering the world.
I have heard from Russians that I knew growing up that Siberia could get much, much colder even then that (Yikes). I can't imagine what part sof Antartica would reach.
GMAN when you say it was summer, was that Western Hemispere Summer? Because if so then that should be the colder part of the year for the sputhern Hemisphere. Just curious, becuase I would think it could get significantly colder then 70 below.