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Pedestrians try to adjust to cold temps

Published On: Jan 30 2013 03:30:18 PM CST   Updated On: Jan 21 2013 07:27:25 PM CST
MADISON, Wis. -

With temperatures in the 90s just six months ago, some people walking along the Capitol Square in downtown Madison on Monday said they are trying to adjust to the bitter cold in the forecast this week.

"I felt like I had ice cubes on my forehead walking around outside," said a woman on the Capitol Square.

"(The weather's) not bad when you have coffee," said another man.

But even Wisconsin's most thick-skinned acknowledge when the temps get this low, there's no shame in adding a few extra layers. It's why you won't see too many bare hands working at the construction site along East Washington Avenue.

Construction worker Jimmy Walls said he prefers working in extreme cold over extreme heat. Who could blame him after the record-setting heat of 2012?

Six months ago, the thermometer reached triple digits in Madison for the first time in 17 years. But no matter what nature throws our way, it seems those in the Badger State are a resilient bunch.

"The cold really don't bother me a whole heck of a lot," Walls said.

When asked about why she wasn't wearing a hat, a woman on the Capitol Square answered, "My housemate is from Canada. I can't have him see me with a hat on."

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