regardless that's really cold.I live in a cold area of NY and well that's crazy. We probably average 20.I assume these numbers were taken without the wind chill.Just for information purposes...............
The long-term (1895-2005) average December temperature for Minnesota is 14.4 degrees Fahrenheit.
The long-term (1895-2005) average January temperature for Minnesota is 8.0 degrees Fahrenheit.
The long-term (1895-2005) average February temperature for Minnesota is 12.8 degrees Fahrenheit.
The normal average January temperature for Boston is 29.3 degrees
8 degrees and 14 degrees seem like a ton less than 20, not just 6 and 12 less. I don't think you understand just how much 1 degree less is until ya live in cold weather.
BTW It's an abnormally low -14 outside right now and it's a nightmare.