This is what we Brits would say about the temperature outside as I drove to work this morning, for those working in centigrade that is approx' -18! And we have more to come over the rest of this week, my colleague and I joked how it was warming up nicely when it got to 3F by 11am!
'Sadly' (i.e. I'd have rather stayed in my cozy bed) our school carries on as usual in these frigid temperatures, somehow I doubt they would back in the UK if it was this cold. But us 'Okies' layer up, man up and head out to work, as do many other Americans across the country when the air gets this cold.
This morning we did have ice around thanks to the snow received yesterday. But on more than a few occasions in the past, the temperature has been this low and yet there is no ice to deal with. I find this completely bizarre coming from the UK, where if it's below freezing it's a given you will deal with ice. Here the atmosphere is just so dry, there isn't enough moisture for ice!
Another oddity I have got used to since I emigrated!