I lived in Tucson for a couple years, where they laughingly referred to the first 100 degree day of the year as when "the ice breaks up on the Santa Cruz" the bone dry riverbed that runs thru town. Usually late April or early May, and it just freakin STAYS that way until October. It is just so completely relentless...100-105 every day with cloudless skies. Having been raised in MI I just couldn't take it.
Up here when it gets to 25 below we entertain ourselves by going outside and whipping a glass of water into the air. It all freezes before it hits the ground. Just a big cloud of frozen mist. And you can sometimes hear the trees cracking from contraction. My sister has lived in the Twin Cities longer and recalls in '91 when it started snowing on Halloween night, and by the time it finished there were 36" of snow.
And don't worry Daren...to much exsposure to chainsaw noise loosens some brain connections!