I did not know that it could rain at 28 degrees but apparently it can. There has been nothing but ice in my area of Vermont for weeks now. After the initial few weeks of driving on it I became curious to see just how good my Hakkapeliitta R2 SUV's were. So I decided to experiment a little bit. When I was on my street, with no other cars around, I jammed on my brakes to see if I could get my Landcruiser to slide a little bit. I was amazed at how sticky those tires are on ice. I finally got her to slide though, just a bit right before I stopped. Hakkapeliittas must have magic integrated into the tread compound.