Grew up and lived in the Great Lakes area most of my young adult life and had the good fortune to get a call for shore duty as an instructor at GLNTC from 1963 to 1966. Below zero was a MILD term....it starts getting Chilly at around -40 deg's, then there is always the Lake Effect Snow. Always was a Big challenge as to where to put all that snow.
Finlay wise up and mover the family to Southern Calif in 1979. LOVE IT HERE IN PARADISE.