greenamex2 wrote:Wolfsbane2k wrote:Watch the weather, get a cheap external thermometer and humidity sensor at home.
Can't stress this one highly enough! Being an ex motorcyclist, had something like this for decades. Checking the weather app on your phone just before leaving can also make things more comfortable...but is always interesting how widely the "phone" temperature and actual temperature differ.
The coldest I have been out in (so far!) is -5 degrees C. Just a matter of thought and preparation.
And heated electric gloves!
Yeah, I can't do without my smart mirror in the kitchen. Wunderground's damn useful too, especially if know exactly where local stations are installed (both physically on a map, but also physically - are they in clear air, how high they are, are they sheltered from wind in a certain direction, quality of installation of sensors etc) , and therefore how relevant/accurate they actually are.
According to my calibrated sensor at home ( yes, I'm a geek) , BOTE got to -8C locally, adding windchill made it -16C.