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01/27/2004 08:16:47 PM · #1
I've heard a news report today, that some places in Alberta, Canada are reporting -56C (that's Celsius) windchill temperatures.
That's about -130 Fahrenheit !! That is bloody cold!

I am only in Ontario, but our temperatures with the windchill are reaching below -30C (-86F). And now comes the snow. 40cm over the past 48 hrs. I don't think I can ever get used to it.

Some of you may remember my foggy December image. What a weather we had then:
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Now it looks pretty boring:
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Anyone is suffering winter blues like me?
01/27/2004 08:23:47 PM · #2
Let it snow, Let it snow, Let it snow...
01/27/2004 08:25:07 PM · #3
wow, it was about 80 degrees by me today... south florida
01/27/2004 08:27:55 PM · #4
Originally posted by timmi:

I've heard a news report today, that some places in Alberta, Canada are reporting -56C (that's Celsius) windchill temperatures.
That's about -130 Fahrenheit !! That is bloody cold!

I am only in Ontario, but our temperatures with the windchill are reaching below -30C (-86F).


I don't think it works that way. To the best of my recollection, -40°C and -40°F are the same temperature. After that °F starts to outnumber the °C.

Still bloody cold, though!
01/27/2004 08:37:39 PM · #5
Originally posted by timmi:

I've heard a news report today, that some places in Alberta, Canada are reporting -56C (that's Celsius) windchill temperatures.
That's about -130 Fahrenheit !! That is bloody cold!


Well, not quite, but still cold. It's -56 C = -68 F.

Originally posted by timmi:


I am only in Ontario, but our temperatures with the windchill are reaching below -30C (-86F). And now comes the snow. 40cm over the past 48 hrs. I don't think I can ever get used to it.


-30 C = -22 F.

Cheers!
01/27/2004 08:50:06 PM · #6
Just be glad you don't have a job like outdoor construction or garbage collection!
01/27/2004 09:29:57 PM · #7
OK, I used some weird formula that I had in my little calendar book to convert the degrees. Never mind.

But that is totally missing the point. You are right I do not work outside, but getting to work is painful enough. Normally it takes about 75 minutes. Well in these conditions, it take twice that long. Do you understand how much time gets wasted just by getting to and from work? All that time could be used for other more cheerful things to do. Like taking pictures and stuff like that :-))
01/27/2004 09:47:19 PM · #8
OK, my husband has just put me in place.

He said: "It's January. You are in Canada. ADJUST!"

Oh well, off to my corner to hybernate...
01/27/2004 10:22:35 PM · #9
the formula is like this f=(c x 1.8)+32 this is from my refrigeration engineering class. So -56c x 1.8= -100.8 +32 = -68f, or still bloody cold!!!
01/27/2004 10:30:41 PM · #10
Thanks, dtouch1, that makes sense.

I made an error - instead of deducting the +32 from the negative -100.8, I added it. Baaaaaad timmi, cannot do math :-(

I can hear the wind whistling through my balcony door. Still snowing... Still January... Brrrrrr. No carpets, cold floor, goose bumps...

Off to make a nice hot tea. Care to join me?


01/27/2004 10:32:43 PM · #11
OK, one more thing. I think the weather is affecting my score too ?! It's steadily dropping, just like the temperature. I don't think hot tea will fix that :-)))
01/27/2004 10:33:34 PM · #12
Originally posted by timmi:



Off to make a nice hot tea. Care to join me?


I'm in! Earl gray, please.
01/27/2004 11:09:05 PM · #13
Its cold and snowing in Detroit too... I think a hot coffee is in order.
01/27/2004 11:51:46 PM · #14
come to Houton, TX I had to wear a very light fleece jacket with my short sleeve shirt for a few hours this morning......

James
01/28/2004 12:57:22 AM · #15
I wore a tank top today. I miss snow.
01/28/2004 07:09:20 AM · #16
I am in Labrador and it was -56 c with Windchill yesterday you will not wear a tank yop here...hehe
01/28/2004 07:53:16 AM · #17
I'm in Michigan, but can't even imagine the weather and road conditions in Canada. My observation driving to work this morning (on ice and snow) was that the southern truck drivers were in the right lane using their tractor gear, the midwest truck drivers were in the center lane doing 50mph, and the canadian truck drivers were in the left lane doing 70mph+.
01/28/2004 08:45:20 AM · #18
Originally posted by melking23:

I am in Labrador and it was -56 c with Windchill yesterday you will not wear a tank yop here...hehe


a newfe eh....I knew someone who lived up there in goose bay (? I think thats it)

she always had stories of a Moose that lived near here and would come to her back yard all the time, she said it was there so much it was like her pet

James
01/28/2004 08:46:23 AM · #19
scrum8, that is funny. Canadians seem to drive like maniaks even in bad weather (at least some). I try to stay away from the roads when it gets this bad. It is really frustrating to drive in this weather. Sometimes it is faster to just walk than driving on the highways.

Still snowing today. Snowplows are busy. It is very dark & greay outside. Not very inspiring... maybe it just inspires me to crowl back to bed :-))
01/28/2004 08:48:46 AM · #20
Moose? That's funny. Too bad no mooses(spelling?) here in Toronto.
01/28/2004 09:35:25 AM · #21
Originally posted by timmi:

It is really frustrating to drive in this weather. Sometimes it is faster to just walk than driving on the highways.


We'll be walking, and running this weekend. I'll have 300+ scouts at the annual Klondike Derby. I can sleep at home though instead of camping since I'm not a scoutmaster anymore. I think I'm going to make the HQ next to the Fire Building skill station. I'm hoping for lots of good candid shots.
01/28/2004 12:53:40 PM · #22
Originally posted by timmi:

Moose? That's funny. Too bad no mooses(spelling?) here in Toronto.


I think it's spelled Meese. LOL!
01/28/2004 06:12:24 PM · #23
Newfie yep! I Just moved from The Island of Newfoundland to Labrador City that is about 6 hours away from Goose Bay...


01/31/2004 12:32:57 AM · #24
Without including the windchill, it is -50 here in Dawson City, Yukon.
It has been within a couple of degrees of that for two weeks now, talk about cabin fever! We have three bars and two restaurants open within hundreds of Kilometers, and a winter population of maybe 1600 people. The nearest town is about 200Kms away and only has a population of a couple hundred people. I think we are all going crazy...or maybe it's just me!
01/31/2004 03:35:34 AM · #25
Nice to have internet at - 50 C,there is no vehicle can operate on that temp . to take you to a bar! :-)

Wow look at this :

WINNIPEG

-34°F
Clear Feels Like
-34°F

UV Index: 0 Minimal
Dew Point: -41°F
Humidity: 62%
Visibility: 6.0 miles
Pressure: 30.16 inches and falling
Wind: From the Northeast at 3 mph


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