harsh winter? come on up here and experience a really "harsh winter" January & February are the coldest months here! I will find a Parka and some MukLuk's for ya It's crazy warm right now! actually warming up to a sweat inducing 41 F or 5 C > thank god for global warmingIn our harsh desert winters I park my van in the garage a few nights a year to be safe. I think I may need to install a portable air conditioner for the summer.