The Minneapolis Star-Tribune reports that the utilities in the Twin Cities are asking their customers to turn down their thermostats to 63 F during the Polar Vortex so as to not strain the system. At this writing it is -27 F in Minneapolis.
The good news is that the vortex will pass and by Sunday the high in Minneapolis is expected to be 44 F. That’s a 71 degree swing to the warm side. For now. It’s still winter, and my memories of living at that latitude include snow and ice up to and beyond Mothers Day.