How cold is it here in Pyeongchang?

So cold that it burns the second you walk out the door. It's the type of cold that even with gloves on your fingers burn and then go numb. You may be starving for dumplings but walking outside sounds too painful.

Before we came to cover the Olympics we were warned it was going to be cold. The warnings were right.

The actual temperature isn’t that bad, 8 degrees Farenheit or so during the day, though colder at night. It’s the 40 mph winds that have been hitting this area that are at times plunging the ‘feels like’ temperature down to minus 10 degrees Fahrenheit.

This spectator put her feelings about the cold on a sign to share with everyone back home.  She was at the Phoenix Snow Park for the snowboarding event at the 2018 Winter Olympics. (Mike Blake/Reuters) This spectator put her feelings about the cold on a sign to share with everyone back home. She was at the Phoenix Snow Park for the snowboarding event at the 2018 Winter Olympics.

The biting winds and low temperatures have been affecting competition at the Olympics. On Sunday, men’s downhill Alpine skiing was put on hold because of the winds. The frigid cold is dangerous to skiers as they make their way down the slopes, and hazardous to spectators standing outside.

People bundled up against the strong winds and the cold while they wait for a bus at the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games, Feb. 11, 2018.(David Gannon/AFP/Getty Images) People bundled up against the strong winds and the cold while they wait for a bus at the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games, Feb. 11, 2018.

It seems like just about everyone has pulled out every piece of puffy clothing they could fit in their suitcase. Long down jackets, popular in South Korea, are all the rage right now as everyone tries to stay warm.

Spectators to the snowboarding events held at Phoenix Snow Park were bundled up against the cold, Feb. 11, 2018.(Mike Blake/Reuters) Spectators to the snowboarding events held at Phoenix Snow Park were bundled up against the cold, Feb. 11, 2018.

At a snow park set up to celebrate the Olympics, large crowds were gathering, until the temperatures dropped over the weekend. Now that park is at times almost empty. Food sellers sitting on carts are offering their goods to a mostly-empty park. Costumed characters are dancing around for only a few children.

The snowboard runs were reflected in this mans glasses as he bundled up against the cold temperatures at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Feb. 11, 2018.(Lee Jin-man/AP Photo) The snowboard runs were reflected in this mans glasses as he bundled up against the cold temperatures at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Feb. 11, 2018.

The good news for everyone here is that temperatures are forecast to go up later this week.

A spectator at the snowboarding events waiting in the cold for the action, Feb. 11, 2018. (Mike Blake/Reuters) A spectator at the snowboarding events waiting in the cold for the action, Feb. 11, 2018.