Tuesday, January 22, 2013

oh, the weather outside is frightful

It is frightfully cold outside.
-19C with a windchill of -29C or -2F with a windchill of -20F

Apparently it is -13 (9F) with a windchill of -16 (3F) in Edmonton which Oprah says is colder than Siberia. She wishes she had been warned that it might be cold in Alberta. In winter.
And doesn't she live in Chicago? Where it is ... 9F (at time of writing)
I was going to say something sarcastic, but having looked up the average mean temperatures in Siberia.... she is almost right. Edmonton though, actually has milder temperatures than, say, Winnipeg, which is quite a bit further south. Were she heading there next instead of Vancouver, she'd be facing a bitter
-27C/-8F with a windchill of -39C which, co-incidentally, is -38.2F

But it would still not beat this part of  Siberia


  1. Meanwhile, Vancouver has been hovering around the freezing mark for a while now (though it is supposed to warm up tomorrow when we're back to rain). I hope someone tells Oprah that it often rains in Vancouver.

  2. You have it a lot colder than we do. I really think we don't suffer as much as you do but complain as much. It's in the nature of the beast.

  3. Oprah needs to watch the weather station now and again...what part of CANADA didn't she understand?

  4. Sorry! Keep warm! Hope you don't have to get out in the cold at night!

  5. I do have to go out tonight. but I seem to dress better for the cold at night than I do during the day. of course, I don't see many people, so I don't care what I look like, either.

  6. This s the temperature we had here last week...sorry you have it now...but I am glad it's gone!! Ha

  7. It was -27 here in Montreal this morning. I don't even want to know about the windchill.

  8. I get grumpy when it dips below 50F. We are getting down into the 20's tonight, and the schools have already cancelled for tomorrow. We Southerners aren't much on cold.

    (I'd kill myself if I lived in Oymyakon.)

    1. I think you might be the only one who clicked on that link (thank you!). It is an amazing place isn't it? I don't even know how they got those pictures, my fingers and shutter were not too happy earlier this week when I tried.


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