It’s Colder In Massachusetts Right Now Than It Is In Antarctica

Believe it or not, Massachusetts has seen some Antarctic temps in recent weeks. This January has been the coldest on record for many parts of Massachusetts. Mean temperatures at the Antarctic base camp McMurdo Station range from minus 14.8 degrees to a positively balmy 26.6 degrees. That sounds pretty frigid at first read, but you might actually know what such bone-chillingly cold temps feel like.

There have been fatalities related to the low temperatures, so if you see someone outside without adequate clothing or shelter, inform your local authorities. Shelters are ready and equipped to get people out of the cold until the danger passes.

Of course, winter in Massachusetts is pretty much always brutal. Here are 11 things that no one tells you about surviving the cold season in the Bay State.