It`s Cold Up North [Pic]

Submitted by: davymid 6 years ago in

Most of us complain about how cold it is this time of year. Just be thankful you don"t live in northern Canada.
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Male 585
yea youd take off in 105 degrees with 110 % humidity so screw you
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Male 84
The crazy thing is.. those temperatures are in Celsius! That`s 155 and 181 degrees below zero. Keep in mind that liquid nitrogen is around 300 degree`s below 0. Almost 2/3 the way there.
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Female 10
Newfoundland is found on our East Coast.... "North Canada" would be the northwest territories etc
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Male 14
This is my girlfriends letter, someone here lifted it from her Tumblr account.

Nifty
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Male 37
wimps, that is not even North Canada. For any of you with a remote idea of where the Yukon is... well thats where I live. Winters have temperatures sometimes below -40 Celsius. And for those who dont have any remote idea what that is. thats - 40 Fahrenheit.
mortal of the story.... our schools dont close for pussy weather.
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Female 999
Any time it`s below like 60F I do my best to not leave the house. That and if it`s raining.
It can`t get hot enough though :-)
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Female 668
NEWFOUNDLAND SUCKAS! What up? Well, Labrador, so it`s right beside Quebec but way up north. is pretty awesome. we`re pretty awesome. y`all want a peice o dis.
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Male 8,302
> mollyscary
> Welcome to Antarctica. Suck it up bitches. Lol

Geography fail. Antarctica is the BIG FRIKKIN CONTINENT at the SOUTH pole, about as far from Canada as you can get.
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Male 1,164
@PermaFrost

Sombody`s afraid of the love.
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Female 94
Yeah, schools don`t close for temperature here in Alaska either...although class attendance is really slim on -55F days
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Female 512
And here I was complaining about the 40 degC (104F) we had at the end of the year...
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Female 141
It`s not because of the weather that I`m glad I don`t live in Canada. It`s the Canadians.
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Female 24
Schools set that temperature range so that they never close.

Unless you go to a rural school. They are only open as long as the buses are running.
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Male 40,269
Thanks to @swebb for THIS LINK to an "old vs new" windchill chart, eh?
-83 under the old system would be around -55 with the new. That seems reasonable!

Winnipeg: Friday: high of +2C (yay! first time over freezing since November!) High Sunday? -21C, (that`s a -23C swing in 2 days folks!)
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Male 159
Temperatures in Alberta are similar to what Riftsong says. In Calgary we get Chinooks every once and a while that make it go to around -10 to 0 C, but then shortly later gets back down to -20 or -30. Usually for a few days a year we get down to -40. Summers range from 15-25 most of the time.
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Female 986
@ niceguy191

Winterpeg? I am so thankful I live in Vancouver. :D Canadian "tropics" haha. It was a balmy 10C today.
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Female 259
Welcome to Antarctica. Suck it up bitches. Lol.
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Male 169
It`s pretty routine to get down to -40C where I live, but there is usually very little wind when it gets that cold so the windchill only adds at most 10 degrees. The schools never close here because of the cold although anything colder than -40 the buses don`t run (they run on propane and can`t start in that kind of cold) but most parents just drive their kids in that case if it`s too far to walk.

It`s not much fun working in that kind of cold, but if you dress properly and take breaks every couple of hours it isn`t that bad really.
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Female 9,557
And I thought Iowa got cold.
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Female 152
Windchill included can take off like 20 degrees on a really windy day. But beyond that (in Celcius, in Saskatchewan):

40 degrees = sweet jesus the sun is trying to kill us
30 = find the nearest body of water and stay in it all day
20 = utterly boring
10 = hell, wear shorts, this is Canada
0 = awesome out
-10 = a bit chilly, sure
-20 = hey look its winter, get some mittens
-30 = put on a goddamn scarf and shut up
-40 = okay now its legitimately cold
-50 = winter is pissed

The best part of living so far from an ocean is the 90 degree temperature range.
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Male 257
sounds like T-shirt weather
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Male 3,058
Dracobi is slightly off.

-68C = -90.4F

-73C = -99.4F
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Male 1,744
holy crap i do not envy the canadians
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Male 2,402
FREAK THAT SH*T!
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Male 67
She really isn`t, I would know :P
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Male 12,138
[quote]Frigid, windy and a bitch - just like your mom![/quote]
I`m grossly offended, you take that back this instant! My mom is NOT frigid. In fact, she puts out anywhere, anytime, and with anyone.
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Male 8,302
> davymid
> Wind Chill, Lionhart dear boy. It`s a bitch

Frigid, windy and a bitch - just like your mom! Moohoohahahahaaaaa...
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Male 1,587
minus 117F?! Holy...
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Female 23
I was born in NFLD in 1976. I am very thankful to have been adopted by a family in Ontario. :)
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Male 2,988
I`m enjoying my current 61 F today tyvm.
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Male 2,988
Balls thats cold.
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Female 2,120
@blckhawk1234
Me too, but we go to -40 F at least :P
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Female 63
HA! I live in near Vancouver and it`s a steady 6 degrees, I wish we had snow :(
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Male 12,138
Wind Chill, Lionhart dear boy. It`s a bitch.
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Male 3,431
Dear Teacher, Billy won`t be in today because his Tauntaun froze before the first marker.

P.S. I`ll see you in hell
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Male 8,302
Seems very unlikely considering the coldest temperature ever recorded in Canada was -63C in Yukon in 1947.
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Male 518
lol I live in South East Wisconsin, school closes at -20F windchill
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Male 25,417
Only 31 years ago
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Male 289
Crap. For all My fellow Americans, thats
90.4 f Below and 117.4 F Below
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Male 2,441
I`m not man enough for that weather.
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Female 1,112
Weird. It mudt be a typo. I live in the prairies, and I`ve seen minus 60, but never had a snow day in my life. On the coldest day I ever experienced going to school I still stood a bus stop in the middle of a feild and froze my ass off and survived haha. As for windchill, I`ve still never seen it get that cold. Last year my city was the second coldest place on the planet next to Siberia one day and I went to school no sweat. People are wimps.
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Male 153
why would they bother sending this out when the record low for these areas is -54 C after windchill. why not just say "we`re not canceling school, put on a sweater and deal with it"
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Female 513
I live in Vancouver now, but I grew up 3 hours North East of here in a high altitude small little town. We regularly got -30C weather before Halloween and 3 ft of snow during Halloween. Yet, I remember only 1 school closure that happened in Grade 9. The power (everything; heat, lights, etc) went out in the high school at 10 a.m. and they finally let us go home at 1:30 p.m.

It was so cold sometimes, you were advised not to shower before school and if you did, to blow dry your hair. I knew a few girls who didn`t and ended up with their hair freezing and breaking off. You could shower in the gym if you wanted.

But here in Van? They get an inch of snow on the ground and the whole city locks up like it`s the Apocalypse.

Newfoundland is horrible for bad weather. Snow sometimes right to the eaves!
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Male 214
Newfies rule!
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Male 1,548
Looks almost the same as Minnesota schools, albeit in Celsius instead of Fahrenheit. I`ve never had school closed due to cold, but they do close it if there is several feet of snow on the roads, which happens more often.
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Male 40
http://www.crh.noaa.gov/ddc/?n=windchill
here is a wind chill table, look at the old table since this letter is old, but you can see how it could be possible to reach -83 wind chill with some cold temps and wind for example -30 with a 25 mph wind is -88
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Female 227
For my school division, they only cancel school if it`s -45 degrees Celcius or colder.
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Female 1,589
When I was in elementary school, if temperatures were below -35, we weren`t allowed outside for recess.
What`s weird though is that I never remember being cold when I was little. I could spend all day out in the snow and be fine.
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Male 40,269
Even assuming those temps include windchill, it still seems a LOT more cold than it really gets, never mind send the kids outside into.
Usually -40C (or so) is too cold, which is also -40F, eh? A little colder for northern locations, but NOT -83C!
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Male 12,138
Rick, it ain`t fake, I`ve held the actual letter. It includes wind chill (which, agreed, is pretty arbitrary, like the so-called humidex - "feels like" temperatures are pretty woolly)
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Female 92
SvampeBob:
closing at -68??? WTF! you canadians are crazy! I will never go out if it`s under -30c!

Of course we`re crazy we have frost bite of the brain. As shown in the many epic meal time videos. Oh they also show we`re all alcoholics too.
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Male 423
It got down to -35 this weekend with the wind twas pretty chilly...
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Male 3,326
According to this, the lowest recorded temp in all of North America (excluding Greenland) has been -63C, on Feb 3, 1947, in Snag, Yukon, Canada. So, I`m calling fake on this one.
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Male 721
Oh 1980, well thats a little different but I`ve never heard of temperatures that low anywhere in labrador before.
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Male 721
What, its been barely minus temperatures all winter long there, I`m in newfoundland and only the past week we have gotten minus temps. We didn`t even have snow till last week.
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Male 3,076
closing at -68??? WTF! you canadians are crazy! I will never go out if it`s under -30c!
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Female 56
juggalette - definitely. In 0ºC it`s cold but you can safely be outside in a sweater & pants. -20ºC feels like the air is biting you and you need a coat, gloves, hat, etc.
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Male 40
@probo
I hear ya but to take it to the extreme that they do down here is ridiculous, i put snow in parentheses because i don`t even understand why you would consider it snow, you talk about snow tires and plow`s but there wasn`t even any accumulation on the roads. i understand safety and would not want to put kids in harms way but come on, with that you could make an argument school should be closed when it rains because it slippery outside, haha
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Male 758
That`s how it was when I lived in Illinois. 3 years, and school was only closed because it got down to around -60F.
After that, we moved to South Carolina. The coldest it`s been here was somewhere in the mid 20`s, and only briefly.
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Female 382
@Korahn

yeah, I couldn`t get my car to start and the extension cord wasn`t long enough to reach my car :(
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Female 382
@JUGGALETTEx0

yes, you can definitely feel the difference between 0 and anything lower than -20.... it goes from just being run-of-the-mill cold (as in just grab a coat and that`ll do `er) and "HOLY F*UCK MY FACE!!! IT HUUUUURTS!!!!" and you need every square inch of your skin covered to fend off the feeling of being bitch slapped by Winter
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Male 29
kinda makes me glad i live in Florida ^_^ but only kinda
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Male 237
JUGGALETTEx0: YES for the love of god YES, you can tell
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Male 247
juggalette - not really. There is cold that is uncomfortable, there is cold that is painful, and there is cold that will kill you.
I`m no expert, but -83C sounds like cold that will kill you.
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Male 5,811
You can definitely tell the difference. With windchill on the prairies it can get as low as -50C, and that`s fairly far south. If Americans need a point of reference, -40C = -40F
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Female 1,380
I would think (but I`ve never been in such a cold temp so correct me if I`m wrong) that like after a certain temperature it all feels the same? Can people really feel the difference between say 0 and -20?
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Male 1,122
Calgary was -40 this year, schools closed and we were rated the coldest place on earth at the time. -63 is idiotic.
-83 would kill you in your bathtub out of spite.
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Female 142
Lmao that`s not even Northern Canada.. More than half of the country is higher than Labrador City, check google maps.
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Male 10,440
I think there is a typo in those numbers. It`s never been less than -63C anywhere in Canada.

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Male 498
celsius ftw =D
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Male 2,033
@ N60

You are totally right. I`m from Ontario and when it is around -20 here it is absolutely brutal. Last year I was visiting some friends near Beaver Creek and I was surprised to find out it was -35.
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Female 158
What aboot the 7 feet of snow in front of your door? You can`t just walk in that sh*t.
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Male 2,033
When the temperature becomes the same as that within a space shuttle`s cryostat secondary tank, school may be closed.

Pussies. When I was their age school didn`t close until it was the same temperature as the primary tank.
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Male 149
swebb... I was born and raised in Houston and I feel the same way. I work for the district here and these kids have it made. I gotta admit though, I didnt do any work that 1 day it snowed last year.
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Male 42
"i moved from Wisconsin to Texas my junior year of high school, in Wisconsin they never close school, but in Texas we got about a half an inch of "snow" and the whole state shuts down. I laughed my a$$ off."

They close the schools depending on how safe it is to run the buses. Texas does not get ice a hole lot, so even a little is a problem. Most people here don`t have snow tires, as it would be pointless. We don`t have snowplows (we dont need em) and rural areas don`t have tucks to salt the roads. And why does it matter? The days are made up at the end of the year. I would rather kids be safe then them not be "pussies"
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Male 15,510
@skyblue_15

According Wikipedia:

"The Fahrenheit scale is still used in the United States, Palau, Jamaica as a secondary scale[citation needed] Belize,[4] and Liberia[11] for everyday applications."

And

"It may be noted, however, that scientists in these countries commonly use Celsius or Kelvin."

Scientist know better dont they
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Female 2,695
celcius makes more sense in regards to measurement but farenheit is better for feel.
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Female 193
"Am I the only one who has yet to understand Celsius?"

I don`t get Fahrenheit

I think it all depends on what you grew up. Celsius confuses me to no end except for freezing and boiling.
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Male 40
People are such wimps now. I`m betting the schools don`t stay open as much now as they did when that letter was written. Schools around here are the same way. They close for temperatures that we dealt with when I was in school. Pussies.

i moved from Wisconsin to Texas my junior year of high school, in Wisconsin they never close school, but in Texas we got about a half an inch of "snow" and the whole state shuts down. I laughed my a$$ off.
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Female 193
Speaking of understanding Celsius...can anyone explain to me why the U.S. never converted to the metric system?

The united states tried to switch once. my mom still remembers it. they gave up. it was that bad.
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Male 2,855
Fahrenheit is stupid, just as every unit of measurement americans use
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Male 5,094
"Am I the only one who has yet to understand Celsius?"

Celsius is very simple. 0C is when fresh water at average sea-level pressure freezes and 100C is when it boils.

Farenheit on the other hand always seemed rather arbitrary to me.
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Male 15,510
Celsius has always look much more logical to me, for instance:

Point water freezes:

Celsius= 0°
Fahrenheit= 32°

Point water boils:

Celsius= 100°
Fahrenheit= 211.97 (???)
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Male 11,739
Just ignore duffytoler. He doesn`t feel the wind chill factor because his head is up his ass.

People are such wimps now. I`m betting the schools don`t stay open as much now as they did when that letter was written. Schools around here are the same way. They close for temperatures that we dealt with when I was in school. Pussies.
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Male 1,435
With the wind, it was about -45 C this past Monday in NB
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Male 149
why would anyone live there?
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Female 41
"Am I the only one who has yet to understand Celsius?"

I don`t get Fahrenheit
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Male 606
TEMPERATURE TRANSLATIONS FOR AMERICANS:
-68 C = -90.4 F

-83 C = -117.4 F

Also, that`s not "Northern Canada", that`s just Eastern Canada.... And in the 1980`s.
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Male 40
"Wind Chill" is BULLSH*T. It`s nothing but weatherman hype. People throw those stupid numbers around to sound impressive, they don`t mean jack.

it means that it feels a lot colder when you are in the wind, obviously when there is no wind it will feel quite a bit diff. then when you have a 20 mph wind in your face
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Male 5,194
"Wind Chill" is BULLSH*T. It`s nothing but weatherman hype. People throw those stupid numbers around to sound impressive, they don`t mean jack.
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Male 9
I live in the Yukon. Average is -20c with a few weeks at -40. Unless you head further north and it hovers at -50c. It sounds cold but its not as cold as say -20 in Ontario where it is damp. It is a semi-arid climate in the north so even though frostbit is always a concern the cold does not `feel` as bad due to drier air.
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Male 684
Speaking of understanding Celsius...can anyone explain to me why the U.S. never converted to the metric system?
According to the American Central Intelligence Agency`s Factbook , the International System of Units is the official system of measurement for ALL NATIONS in the world except for Burma, Liberia, and the United States.
There is no argument for staying with our current system.
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Female 133
That can`t possibly be right.
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Male 2,121
Lol, lowest temperature ever recorded in Canada was -63c.
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Male 176
Jesus. I live in SW Ontario, max w/ windchill is like -40C.
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Male 47
Meanwhile, in Arizona......highs in the 70s all week. Feels good man.
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Male 15,510
"Am I the only one who has yet to understand Celsius?"

Nah, you are the only one who has yet to understand how to google for Celsius to Fahrenheit conversion
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Male 39,524
Just because someone else`s hell is worse does not make your own hell good. so what if they have 40 inches of snow... 20 is still crappy to deal with.

Me? I got expected high of 77 today so I`ll probably hit the beach. I`m just sayin....
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Male 2,841
Am I the only one who has yet to understand Celsius?
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Female 72
Where I live in Saskatchewan school close at -30 degrees Celsius. Although Newfoundland is a bit more north and by the ocean. If they had the same school closing guidelines as us their schools would be closed all during the winter months lol.
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Female 4,039
LOL - they close school here every time it snows more than 2 inches! This state has never mentally recovered from a blizzard that occurred 33 years ago.
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Male 40
they are talking about the wind chill as well, i lived in Wisconsin and went to school when it was -75 out with the wind chill while the real temp was -35
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Male 6,694
Ive been complaining about 20-30 and snow. I guess its not so bad.
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Male 4,745
I don`t buy this. I`ve toured all over Canada and I`ve never seen temperatures this low. I do remember them closing schools and stores in one city when the temps hit -45C.
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Male 407
Its not so bad
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Male 312
But... I do live in Northern Canada
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Female 1,515
Lol you`d have to wear goggles outside cause your eyeballs would freeze >.>
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Female 857
That`s probably WITH the windchill, with makes things a great deal colder. At least in Ontario it does.
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Male 56
Here in Ontario school gets cancelled if it hits -45 or lower
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Male 3
O, and yay for my first post lol
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Male 3
Seeing as this was from 1980 I`m sure things have changed, but being a Canuck and all, these temperatures really aren`t anything suprising to us over here on the East Coast lol -48 with wind chill this morning.
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Male 1,249
Damnit that was supposed to be -77.5 C for coldest ever
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Male 1,249
Too bad it doesn`t actually get that cold. The coldest on record in Canada per Wikipedia is −77.5 °C, so it sounds more like the school just never wanted to close.
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Female 162
wow talk about extreme
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Male 12,138
Note: This is entirely real, I`ve seen the original letter (my wife went to that school, note that it includes wind-chill). For our American friends, those temps in Celcius equate to -90F and -117F.

That`s right, any warmer than that, and you`re off to school, kid!
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Male 12,138
Link: It`s Cold Up North [Pic] [Rate Link] - Most of us complain about how cold it is this time of year. Just be thankful you don`t live in northern Canada.
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