Fact: The Middle East does experience seasonal changes. It gets cold here....even comparable to a brisk Provo evening. My household has experienced this fact firsthand due to our lack of central heating in our home. For weeks it has felt like a frozen wasteland with visible oral condensed water molecules spewed from our mouths. Things have been miserable.
Finally, there is heat. We have warmth. Of course there is the chance that we could die from asphyxiation from our propane-fueled space heater....I take that over hypothermia. Life is grand in here in Jordan.