I live in Madison, Wisconsin, United States of America
For those not familiar with U.S. geography (that includes most Americans, it shames me to admit)
, I direct you to look onto a map for the 5 Great Lakes; they should be fairly obviously visible slightly east of center in the North American continent. All but one - Lake Michigan - are shared between the U.S. and Canada. They are called the Great Lakes for a reason; they are collectively the largest reservoir of fresh water on Earth. Wisconsin is the state forming the western shore of Lake Michigan and the southern shore of Lake Superior.
Madison is the capital city of Wisconsin with a population in the greater metropolitan area of nearly 400,000. It is located in the far south-central part of the state, about two hours by automobile from Chicago, a city perhaps more familiar to the global population at large, as the fourth largest Metropolitan area in North America, after Ciudad de México, New York City, and Los Angeles.
As I type this, during the so-called "dogs days of summer," it is hotter than the hinges on the very Gates of Hell. And dripping humid besides. Six months from now - in the "dead of winter," it will likely be cold as a brass dunny-can in Siberia. And we'll be slogging and trudging about, up to our sternums in snow. Spring and autumn are the only times of the year when Madison is fit for human visitation
, let alone actual habitation.
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, -89.313473° West Longitude