Friends from all other places I have lived are also freezing : - ) - we are warmer here than in D.C. and NYC....
I recall my last year in New England. It was 25 below on my outdoor thermometer and about 50 below with wind chill.
Sometimes tho it feels colder than that here on the river. I have put tarps over my plants as they have become too big to move inside and I have put duct tape on all places where a breeze seems to be entering my house. [Nothing like a cold breeze to let you know what needs re-sealing next summer. ] Youch!
Stay warm and toasty..