Shorts in February

 Quick — which represents a bigger swing in temperature:  10 below to 50 degrees above, or 30 degrees to 90 degrees?

Answer:  they’re exactly the same, 60 degrees difference.

But my guess is that if you live in a temperate climate, anything below, say, 40 degrees just seems  . . . cold.

However, if you live in the Upper Midwest, you know that there are huge gradations between merely chilly and . . . bone-rattling, spine-chilling frigid.

So, any time the thermometer jumps from ten below to almost 50 above in the span of three(!) days — like it did last week — it’s cause for relief and celebration.

P.S.:  the three men in the illustration above are exactly the same height; it’s the context that makes it appear otherwise.

About the author

Ross Kaplan has 19+ years experience selling real estate all over the Twin Cities. He is also a 12-time consecutive "Super Real Estate Agent," as determined by Mpls. - St. Paul Magazine and Twin Cities Business Magazine. Prior to becoming a Realtor, Ross was an attorney (corporate law), CPA, and entrepreneur. He holds an economics degree from Stanford.

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