Winter Olympics so cold audiences that walked out of opening ceremony

By: - Climate DepotFebruary 6, 2018 6:53 PM

Pyeongchang, the South Korean city hosting the 2018 Winter Olympics, is so cold that audiences walked out of a rehearsal for Friday’s opening ceremony. (The wind chill was 7 below zero.) These Winter Olympics will easily be the coldest since the 1994 Olympics in Lillehammer, Norway, experts say. Team USA will wear high-tech heated parkas to the opening ceremony. Spectators will receive heating pads, a blanket and a raincoat. That’s intense. But those temps won’t impress our friends in Albany, N.Y., or Des Moines. The wind chill there is about the same.