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  1. Profile photo of davymid
    davymid Male 30-39
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    January 25, 2011 at 10:00 pm
    Link: It`s Cold Up North - 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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    davymid Male 30-39
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    January 25, 2011 at 10:04 pm
    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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    Jofferwry Female 18-29
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    January 26, 2011 at 6:11 am
    wow talk about extreme
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    CaptainPabst Male 18-29
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    January 26, 2011 at 6:14 am
    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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    CaptainPabst Male 18-29
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    January 26, 2011 at 6:15 am
    Damnit that was supposed to be -77.5 C for coldest ever
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    xXMacaulayXx Male 18-29
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    January 26, 2011 at 6:19 am
    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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    xXMacaulayXx Male 18-29
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    January 26, 2011 at 6:21 am
    O, and yay for my first post lol
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    doriansilver Male 18-29
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    January 26, 2011 at 6:31 am
    Here in Ontario school gets cancelled if it hits -45 or lower
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    xxamsey Female 18-29
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    January 26, 2011 at 6:39 am
    That`s probably WITH the windchill, with makes things a great deal colder. At least in Ontario it does.
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    inaria Female 18-29
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    January 26, 2011 at 6:43 am
    Lol you`d have to wear goggles outside cause your eyeballs would freeze >.>
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    TysonRP Male 13-17
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    January 26, 2011 at 6:47 am
    But... I do live in Northern Canada
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    mclovin973 Male 18-29
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    January 26, 2011 at 6:54 am
    Its not so bad
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    patchouly Male 40-49
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    January 26, 2011 at 6:56 am
    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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    meepmaker Male 30-39
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    January 26, 2011 at 7:08 am
    Ive been complaining about 20-30 and snow. I guess its not so bad.
  15. Profile photo of swebb
    swebb Male 30-39
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    January 26, 2011 at 7:11 am
    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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    Oystah Female 40-49
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    January 26, 2011 at 7:17 am
    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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    tinaha Female 18-29
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    January 26, 2011 at 7:19 am
    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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    Solvent Male 18-29
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    January 26, 2011 at 7:19 am
    Am I the only one who has yet to understand Celsius?
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    January 26, 2011 at 7:23 am
    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....
  20. Profile photo of Angelmassb
    Angelmassb Male 18-29
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    January 26, 2011 at 7:34 am
    "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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    BakedBrotato Male 18-29
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    January 26, 2011 at 7:34 am
    Meanwhile, in Arizona......highs in the 70s all week. Feels good man.
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    koolmole Male 18-29
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    January 26, 2011 at 7:39 am
    Jesus. I live in SW Ontario, max w/ windchill is like -40C.
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    danthew Male 18-29
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    January 26, 2011 at 7:40 am
    Lol, lowest temperature ever recorded in Canada was -63c.
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    frEbAsnSuga Female 18-29
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    January 26, 2011 at 7:44 am
    That can`t possibly be right.
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    chimmeychang Male 30-39
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    January 26, 2011 at 7:45 am
    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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    N60 Male 30-39
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    January 26, 2011 at 7:45 am
    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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    duffytoler Male 40-49
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    January 26, 2011 at 7:46 am
    "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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    swebb Male 30-39
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    January 26, 2011 at 7:50 am
    "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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    Slmmhmmr161 Male 18-29
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    January 26, 2011 at 7:52 am
    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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    spankmywilly Female 18-29
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    January 26, 2011 at 7:54 am
    "Am I the only one who has yet to understand Celsius?"

    I don`t get Fahrenheit
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    JimboSlice Male 18-29
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    January 26, 2011 at 7:58 am
    why would anyone live there?
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    korahn Male 30-39
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    January 26, 2011 at 8:01 am
    With the wind, it was about -45 C this past Monday in NB
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    freddyferret Male 40-49
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    January 26, 2011 at 8:02 am
    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.
  34. Profile photo of Angelmassb
    Angelmassb Male 18-29
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    January 26, 2011 at 8:04 am
    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 (???)
  35. Profile photo of Tiredofnicks
    Tiredofnicks Male 30-39
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    January 26, 2011 at 8:20 am
    "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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    Quackor Male 18-29
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    January 26, 2011 at 8:25 am
    Fahrenheit is stupid, just as every unit of measurement americans use
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    skyblue_15 Female 18-29
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    January 26, 2011 at 8:30 am
    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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    swebb Male 30-39
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    January 26, 2011 at 8:31 am
    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.
  39. Profile photo of skyblue_15
    skyblue_15 Female 18-29
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    January 26, 2011 at 8:31 am
    "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.
  40. Profile photo of shizzamX
    shizzamX Female 18-29
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    January 26, 2011 at 8:37 am
    celcius makes more sense in regards to measurement but farenheit is better for feel.
  41. Profile photo of Angelmassb
    Angelmassb Male 18-29
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    January 26, 2011 at 8:41 am
    @skyblue_15

    According Wikipedia:

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

    And

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

    Scientist know better dont they
  42. Profile photo of ProBo
    ProBo Male 18-29
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    January 26, 2011 at 8:42 am
    "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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    JimboSlice Male 18-29
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    January 26, 2011 at 8:43 am
    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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    SlothOfDoom Male 30-39
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    January 26, 2011 at 8:46 am
    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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    Dragonluna Female 13-17
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    January 26, 2011 at 8:47 am
    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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    SlothOfDoom Male 30-39
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    January 26, 2011 at 8:51 am
    @ 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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    Gentle-Tramp Male 13-17
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    January 26, 2011 at 8:56 am
    celsius ftw =D
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    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
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    January 26, 2011 at 9:09 am
    I think there is a typo in those numbers. It`s never been less than -63C anywhere in Canada.

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    cndian_mouse Female 18-29
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    January 26, 2011 at 9:09 am
    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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    RPossum Male 30-39
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    January 26, 2011 at 9:20 am
    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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    JUGGALETTEx0 Female 18-29
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    January 26, 2011 at 9:25 am
    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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    patchgrabber Male 30-39
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    January 26, 2011 at 9:35 am
    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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    GurnBlanston Male 40-49
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    January 26, 2011 at 9:38 am
    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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    boNeymiZz Male 18-29
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    January 26, 2011 at 9:38 am
    JUGGALETTEx0: YES for the love of god YES, you can tell
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    679121 Male 18-29
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    January 26, 2011 at 9:39 am
    kinda makes me glad i live in Florida ^_^ but only kinda
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    Dagaz20 Female 18-29
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    January 26, 2011 at 9:40 am
    @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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    Dagaz20 Female 18-29
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    January 26, 2011 at 9:45 am
    @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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    NitroJunkie Male 70 & Over
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    January 26, 2011 at 9:51 am
    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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    swebb Male 30-39
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    January 26, 2011 at 9:56 am
    @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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    AmberJayne Female 30-39
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    January 26, 2011 at 9:57 am
    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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    SvampeBob Male 18-29
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    January 26, 2011 at 10:07 am
    closing at -68??? WTF! you canadians are crazy! I will never go out if it`s under -30c!
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    Nburkie420 Male 18-29
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    January 26, 2011 at 10:08 am
    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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    Nburkie420 Male 18-29
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    January 26, 2011 at 10:14 am
    Oh 1980, well thats a little different but I`ve never heard of temperatures that low anywhere in labrador before.
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    Rick_S Male 40-49
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    January 26, 2011 at 10:28 am
    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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    Renaud- Male 18-29
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    January 26, 2011 at 10:41 am
    It got down to -35 this weekend with the wind twas pretty chilly...
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    davymid Male 30-39
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    January 26, 2011 at 10:54 am
    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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    Klix Female 18-29
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    January 26, 2011 at 10:54 am
    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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    5Cats Male 50-59
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    January 26, 2011 at 10:55 am
    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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    the_windy Female 18-29
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    January 26, 2011 at 11:01 am
    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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    LittleMickey Female 18-29
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    January 26, 2011 at 11:01 am
    For my school division, they only cancel school if it`s -45 degrees Celcius or colder.
  71. Profile photo of swebb
    swebb Male 30-39
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    January 26, 2011 at 11:04 am
    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
  72. Profile photo of Volsunga
    Volsunga Male 18-29
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    January 26, 2011 at 11:07 am
    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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    WorstCaseOnt Male 30-39
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    January 26, 2011 at 11:09 am
    Newfies rule!
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    Aeladil Female 18-29
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    January 26, 2011 at 11:21 am
    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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    dsp2003 Male 18-29
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    January 26, 2011 at 11:22 am
    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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    bumbleBB Female 18-29
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    January 26, 2011 at 11:44 am
    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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    Inter237 Male 18-29
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    January 26, 2011 at 12:11 pm
    I`m not man enough for that weather.
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    DracObi Male 18-29
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    January 26, 2011 at 12:42 pm
    Crap. For all My fellow Americans, thats
    90.4 f Below and 117.4 F Below
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    January 26, 2011 at 12:44 pm
    Only 31 years ago
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    blckhawk1234 Male 18-29
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    January 26, 2011 at 12:59 pm
    lol I live in South East Wisconsin, school closes at -20F windchill
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    Lionhart2 Male 40-49
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    January 26, 2011 at 1:10 pm
    Seems very unlikely considering the coldest temperature ever recorded in Canada was -63C in Yukon in 1947.
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    SilverThread Male 30-39
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    January 26, 2011 at 1:16 pm
    Dear Teacher, Billy won`t be in today because his Tauntaun froze before the first marker.

    P.S. I`ll see you in hell
  83. Profile photo of davymid
    davymid Male 30-39
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    January 26, 2011 at 1:55 pm
    Wind Chill, Lionhart dear boy. It`s a bitch.
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    Katelyn92 Female 18-29
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    January 26, 2011 at 2:16 pm
    HA! I live in near Vancouver and it`s a steady 6 degrees, I wish we had snow :(
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    SPARTAKITTY Female 18-29
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    January 26, 2011 at 2:25 pm
    @blckhawk1234
    Me too, but we go to -40 F at least :P
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    CoyoteKing Male 18-29
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    January 26, 2011 at 2:55 pm
    Balls thats cold.
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    CoyoteKing Male 18-29
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    January 26, 2011 at 2:56 pm
    I`m enjoying my current 61 F today tyvm.
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    mistdragon Female 30-39
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    January 26, 2011 at 3:08 pm
    I was born in NFLD in 1976. I am very thankful to have been adopted by a family in Ontario. :)
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    tn11 Male 18-29
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    January 26, 2011 at 3:10 pm
    minus 117F?! Holy...
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    Lionhart2 Male 40-49
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    January 26, 2011 at 3:15 pm
    > davymid
    > Wind Chill, Lionhart dear boy. It`s a bitch

    Frigid, windy and a bitch - just like your mom! Moohoohahahahaaaaa...
  91. Profile photo of davymid
    davymid Male 30-39
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    January 26, 2011 at 3:19 pm
    Frigid, windy and a bitch - just like your mom!
    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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    killgore2100 Male 18-29
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    January 26, 2011 at 4:31 pm
    She really isn`t, I would know :P
  93. Profile photo of handys003
    handys003 Male 50-59
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    January 26, 2011 at 4:49 pm
    FREAK THAT SH*T!
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    phoneybone Male 18-29
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    January 26, 2011 at 5:32 pm
    holy crap i do not envy the canadians
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    osirisascend Male 40-49
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    January 26, 2011 at 5:44 pm
    Dracobi is slightly off.

    -68C = -90.4F

    -73C = -99.4F
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    Darkhumour Male 18-29
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    January 26, 2011 at 5:58 pm
    sounds like T-shirt weather
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    Riftsong Female 18-29
    152 posts
    January 26, 2011 at 6:01 pm
    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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    panth753 Female 18-29
    9183 posts
    January 26, 2011 at 6:25 pm
    And I thought Iowa got cold.
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    niceguy191 Male 18-29
    169 posts
    January 26, 2011 at 6:43 pm
    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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    mollyscary Female 13-17
    259 posts
    January 26, 2011 at 6:49 pm
    Welcome to Antarctica. Suck it up bitches. Lol.
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    Chibi_Ichigo Female 18-29
    986 posts
    January 26, 2011 at 6:58 pm
    @ niceguy191

    Winterpeg? I am so thankful I live in Vancouver. :D Canadian "tropics" haha. It was a balmy 10C today.
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    kula35 Male 18-29
    159 posts
    January 26, 2011 at 7:18 pm
    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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    5Cats Male 50-59
    31766 posts
    January 26, 2011 at 8:25 pm
    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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    Rose_Laflesh Female 18-29
    24 posts
    January 26, 2011 at 8:26 pm
    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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    PermaFrost Female 30-39
    141 posts
    January 27, 2011 at 5:12 am
    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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    epiphany101 Female 30-39
    512 posts
    January 27, 2011 at 7:06 am
    And here I was complaining about the 40 degC (104F) we had at the end of the year...
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    Mooberry Female 18-29
    94 posts
    January 27, 2011 at 9:23 am
    Yeah, schools don`t close for temperature here in Alaska either...although class attendance is really slim on -55F days
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    Linkenberger Male 18-29
    1164 posts
    January 27, 2011 at 3:37 pm
    @PermaFrost

    Sombody`s afraid of the love.
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    Lionhart2 Male 40-49
    8309 posts
    January 27, 2011 at 4:24 pm
    > 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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    B-b-beccah Female 18-29
    668 posts
    January 27, 2011 at 7:02 pm
    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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    flingspoo Female 18-29
    999 posts
    January 27, 2011 at 8:56 pm
    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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    fate6900 Male 13-17
    37 posts
    January 27, 2011 at 9:14 pm
    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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    JRRBlues Male 30-39
    14 posts
    January 29, 2011 at 6:43 am
    This is my girlfriends letter, someone here lifted it from her Tumblr account.

    Nifty
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    alysonchains Female 18-29
    10 posts
    January 30, 2011 at 1:44 pm
    Newfoundland is found on our East Coast.... "North Canada" would be the northwest territories etc
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    Neo20999 Male 30-39
    84 posts
    February 17, 2011 at 1:08 pm
    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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    mytbozak Male 30-39
    417 posts
    March 7, 2011 at 6:16 pm
    yea youd take off in 105 degrees with 110 % humidity so screw you

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