Sure, we're facing the prospect of spending a couple of days in the sub-zero deep freeze, but there are some good things about it being this cold in Minnesota.

I was perusing the web wasting time on Twitter yesterday when I saw a thread by a couple of friends talking about how cold it's going to be over the next few days. Which it is. Oh, and there's a Winter Storm Watch that could dump close to a foot of snow on us this weekend too.

And while the next couple of days aren't going to be quite as cold here in southeast Minnesota as it's been during our bouts with the infamous Polar Vortex, anytime the temperature drops below zero, yeah, it's cold. When the National Weather Service issues a Wind Chill Warning, like it did Thursday morning, the cold is something to take seriously.

Of course, it also helps to get through a long Minnesota winter by having a sense of humor about our weather, right? I mean, sure, it's cold, but there ARE some benefits of having the mercury head south of that 32-degree mark. So, borrowing from a few of their suggestions, here are...

7 Good Things About It Being Below Zero In Minnesota

  • Emerald Ash Borer larvae freeze to death
  • Nobody asks, "Is it hot enough for ya?"
  • Soup! (Or hotdish!)
  • Those cool ice caves form on Lake Superior near Bayfield
  • Not many mosquitoes
  • Oppressive humidity and high dew points not a problem
  • If your freezer is full, just use outside

So, yeah, there ARE a few good things our latest rendezvous with sub-zero temps here in the Land of 10,000 (Frozen) Lakes. Did they miss anything?

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