It's only going to get colder this week.
Now imagine jumping into a lake this time of year... talk about a total shock to the system.
Kimt news 3's alex jirgens spoke with some brave people who took that plunge today á all for a good cause.xxx the water in clear lake is frigid á and mostly iced over.
You probably you don't want to jump in there right?
Many hearty souls made the sacrifice and took the polar plunge into clear lake á all to raise money for kids in need this holiday season.
Nat no matter the outfit á simple or outlandish á nat ... groups of people jumped á walked á or dived right into the icy cold water at city beach this afternoon.
For starters á it can be a shock to the system.
"for the first year when i was a rookie, i dive in and it's another shock."
Those who have taken part in polar plunges in the past are likely to have a certain strategy.
"you go out there, you high five all the emts and you dive in on the way out since it's a shock."
Nat but these brave souls are willing to dive in to make sure kids get a christmas this year.
That's because all the funds raised go to make a wish and toys for tots.
"make a wish happens to be really close to my heart, so anything to help the local make a wish families.
And toys for tots is a great organization as well.
I'll freeze in the water for a little bit to raise some money for those organizations."
For those that have yet to take a step in cold water á val has some advice.
" the least amount of clothing you wear in the better because you have less drag, less weighing you down.
Your heart's already pumping enough if you're just after a final tally á 180 jumpers took the plunge today.
They raised about 85á hundred dollars.///