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Hmmmph . . . . minus 31 with a wind chill of minus 47 in Calgary

Rick C
January 28th, 2008, 08:38 AM
A little nippy stomping around my vehicle and opening and closing my gate on the bald butt prairie this morning . . . . . minus 31 in downtown Calgary with a wind chill of minus 47 celcius.

That's a "breath taking" temperature, as my fellow Canadians can probably attest . . . . hard to breathe, short, sharp breaths required.

Abby & Keeper are in for cabin fever for a few days.

Rick C
www.goldentales.ca

Lukka'sma
January 28th, 2008, 09:41 AM
WOW....that is beyond cold.
I love the winter more than any other season but wind chills dipping that low are far too severe for my liking.
My truck door locks freeze at minus 5 and the entire door freezes at wind chills slightly below that. I would never get out of my laneway in Alberta:eek:
Hope Abby and Keeper are able to resume the hikes in the very near future.

Dracko
January 28th, 2008, 09:42 AM
-38 here in Saskatoon today with a blizzard warning in effect.

Rick, I was just in Calgary yesterday (well, at the airport on my way home from Vancouver) and it was pretty darn cold, I can agree.

I'm supposed to drive 3 1/2 hours down south for work and it looks like I won't be able to make it today. :D

Love4himies
January 28th, 2008, 09:51 AM
Please, please don't send it east :pray:

Kinguni
January 28th, 2008, 10:04 AM
-38 here in Saskatoon today with a blizzard warning in effect.



-24C without the windchill, but I just looked at your forecast and it's colder than mine so I'm happy! :) -7C in my backyard right now, but it's supposed to drop off to -27C overnight and then -32C tomorrow night.

It was -4C yesterday, though a bit windy, but a perfect day to take Shabba to the closest dog park (her first chance to socialize since late November). It's supposed to reach -4C today as well so a long walk will be in order because with highs below -20C the next few days the walks will be short.

Stacer
January 28th, 2008, 10:15 AM
Plus 1 here in Toronto, suckas!!:D

clm
January 28th, 2008, 10:49 AM
So that's way too cold. When it got down to -15 here, I had 2 coats on, a couple of sweaters, a couple of hats, boots and a couple of pairs of gloves just so I can stay outside with the puppies for an hour or so. :laughing: I can't move because of all the clothing, and Baxter tries to steal my gloves, but I'm warm. :laughing:
Please, if you're going to send that cold weather anywhere, make it NorthEast, not SouthEast.

Cindy

Rick C
January 28th, 2008, 11:16 AM
Hahaha . . . . it's actually warmer on Mars than it is in Calgary today.

http://astro.sci.uop.edu/~harlow/weather/mars.html

Rick C
www.goldentales.ca

Frenchy
January 28th, 2008, 11:20 AM
Hahaha . . . . it's actually warmer on Mars than it is in Calgary today.



:laughing:

Wow , pretty cold at your place :eek: they're calling for frozen rain or snow tomorrow and +6*C Wenesday :eek: (Quebec)

sugarcatmom
January 28th, 2008, 12:00 PM
But it's a dry cold!! :laughing:

clm
January 28th, 2008, 12:16 PM
But it's a dry cold!! :laughing:

:laughing: :laughing:

Ford Girl
January 28th, 2008, 12:25 PM
Ya, it is freezing!!!! I had a heck of a morning, not looking forward to the commute home. :sad: -47 is ridiculous.

want4rain
January 28th, 2008, 01:47 PM
no kidding Ford Girl!! Shadow got out the other night and i was upset because it was suppose to get as far down as 0*C lol! our daytimes are 7*C or thereabouts.

-ashley

Rick C
January 28th, 2008, 01:49 PM
Well, it's 1ish in the afternoon, I was just out wandering around and the radio guy says its minus 30 with a wind chill of minus 44.

So . . . . things are improving.

Rick C
www.goldentales.ca

Ford Girl
January 28th, 2008, 08:25 PM
Tonights suppose to be a sweltering -35 without the windchill, -49 with! :eek:

If if are reading this and you don't know what it's like to be out and about in this weather, let me tell you...it's aweful. :laughing: Any exposed skin turns red and burns after 30 seconds, you run your car for 15 - 20 mins beofre you drive it and it's still just warm, (the clutch hardly pushes in!!), some cars don't start - you're lucky to have a block heater to pulg in at night!! Seriously. This sucks!!! LOL!

I couldn't lock my door this morning cuz the frame didn't fit the door, last night my gate blew off the fence....and it took me 2 hours to get to work this morning. LOL! :laughing: Fun times in the big city.... :frustrated:

kara1
January 28th, 2008, 08:43 PM
its suppost to be around -38,39 in edmonton tommorrow morning with who knows what of a wind chill bbbrrrrr it sucks. I think everything should be closed down at -30 temps

Dracko
January 28th, 2008, 11:05 PM
Went out to turn my vehicle over and it didn't start. :yell: Turns out the plug in on the side of my house isn't working right. My extension cord lights up when there is power to it. It was lite up when I plugged it in but not when I went back out. I checked out the cord in the house and it's not the problem. Grrrr....so I had to get a boost. Still got it running to recharge the battery.

Love4himies
January 29th, 2008, 06:33 AM
Lived in Edm for 8 years and would rather have their winters than Ontario's. Haven't really seen the sun since beginning of Dec. Sure you get the odd cold days, but at least you see the sun.

chico2
January 29th, 2008, 07:05 AM
L4H,I tend to agree,looking out the window,all I see is depressing grey and some dirty leftover snow,with the threat of freezing rain.
I much rather have snow and colder temps in the wnter.
Talked to my son in Vermilion,Alta,he's not complaining,just puts on an extra layer of clothes:laughing:

Ripsnorter
January 29th, 2008, 08:20 AM
Ooh I love cold weather, although that is a bit extreme even for me! :laughing:

Have to say though, I'd take cold weather over the crappy wind and rain we've had here of late! :yuck:

rhynes
January 29th, 2008, 09:05 AM
-36 here in edmonton right now, -43 at edmonton airport the last I heard. May hit -40 in the city later this morning... Thank god there's no wind... I should take some snaps of the ice fog, pretty thick in some spots.

hazelrunpack
January 29th, 2008, 09:35 AM
Sigh...I was so hoping you'd keep it up there, Rick! :rolleyes:

We were a record 6 C yesterday (about 44 F)...with rain last night, then plummeting temps. It was windy enough to keep ice off the trees, but the roads are awful (hubby made it a half mile, then turned around and came home for the day).

This afternoon, the temps will continue to fall (-25 C tonight), the wind is picking up even as I type (so Dawg only knows what the wind chill will be), and then we're supposed to get snow to blow around. Ah, winter in Wisconsin, courtesy of the Arctic Express. :D Something tells me my woossy setters are going to be inside nappin' with Dad all day! :laughing:

jessi76
January 29th, 2008, 09:36 AM
it's going to be in the balmy 40s (F) for us today. which is downright tropical compared to you folks!

hazelrunpack
January 29th, 2008, 09:45 AM
it's going to be in the balmy 40s (F) for us today. which is downright tropical compared to you folks!

I'll send it your way for tomorrow, jessi! :thumbs up :p It really is lovely! :laughing:

Ford Girl
January 29th, 2008, 11:20 AM
I do agree, huge difference between On and AB, it's very dry here, nose bleeds and scaley legs....dandruff, chapped lips. So dry!! I would prefer a humid cold to be honest. I am from northern ON, and it does get very cold there too, and it comes with snow...we don't get much snow in calgary, and what we do get melts with the chinnoks.

Hurry up chinnok!!! Hurry up April! :laughing:

I had to wear long johns under my work clothes this morning and thermal socks...I was so bundled up, waddling around like a south park kid :laughing:...DH's truck didn't start, and he has 2 block heaters, both plugged in, the thermostate said -49 behind our garage...so he said screw it and called in sick. (I would have too if I didn't have a real sick day last week :frustrated:)

Frenchy
January 29th, 2008, 11:44 AM
I was so bundled up, waddling around like a south park kid :laughing:...

:laughing:

I would have stayed home ! It's raining ice pellets here now. :shrug:

hazelrunpack
January 29th, 2008, 12:19 PM
We weren't supposed to get snow till later this afternoon. We already have an inch! :thumbs up :highfive: Sledding tomorrow...or whenever it warms up sufficiently, anyway. :D

sugarcatmom
January 29th, 2008, 01:39 PM
it's very dry here, nose bleeds and scaley legs....dandruff, chapped lips.

Don't forget fly-away hair and static shocks with everything you touch. My poor cat is starting to duck my attempts to pet him cause he gets zapped everytime.

Ford Girl
January 29th, 2008, 01:50 PM
Don't forget fly-away hair and static shocks with everything you touch. My poor cat is starting to duck my attempts to pet him cause he gets zapped everytime.


Right!! Forgot that, it's true, if I pet Pubert while on the phone the line disconnects there is so much static....it's bad here. I also forgot always stuffed up to the list! ha! :laughing:

chico2
January 29th, 2008, 03:31 PM
I never really understood what the big deal was with the dryness in Alberta..
When my son and his GF were visiting her in August,she just ooohed and aaahed about how good the humidity was for her skin.

It was +10C here today,supposed to be -10C tonight,I wish they'd make up their mind:laughing:
I want a SNOW-STORM(I don't have to drive to work)with tons of snow!!!

Ford Girl
January 29th, 2008, 03:39 PM
Well, I have been watching the planet earth series on DVD and one was about the hymilais - obviously different but on one side is lush green land, on the other is a dessert...you can compare this to BC and Alberta, on different sides of the rocky mountians....when the air rises all moisture falls on the mountains (snow topped mountina all year long) leaving no moisture to pass over the mountains...

Plus the lack of lakes and water contributes.

It really is very dry here, when I go home I can wear my hair down with no product in it...it's heaven. Here I condition every day with both a rinse out and a leave in and I still look like the lion king. :sad:

Gibbons
January 30th, 2008, 09:33 PM
Well, I drove home from work last night in freezing rain...

And then on my way back from seeing my parents over the weekend, I dropped my cell phone at the service station and someone found it (yey!) but I said I'd pick it up today. Weather looked okay when I left but got really terrible later. I sat in total white-out conditions on the 401 near Kingston crawling at 20 kph for most of the trip... I saw 6 cars in the ditch, 1 transport truck, and a 6 car pile up!

Then I came into work. It was a good day :laughing:

I find I get very itchy and rashy in the winter, but this winter has been fine with the freeze/thaw cycle we've been getting. Rain one day, snow the next. I still static-shock Gibson, but he (usually) forgives me.

Dracko
January 31st, 2008, 12:46 AM
Still too damn cold here in Saskatoon. Last night it went down to -50 with the windchill. Isn't gonna be nice tomorrow either. :yell:

Rick C
January 31st, 2008, 08:11 AM
Big heat wave . . . . minus four in High River, just south of Calgary, this a.m.

Northeast of Calgary, in Drumheller, it's minus 23.

Obviously, the Chinook has rolled in!!!

Crazy place.

Rick C
www.goldentales.ca

Ford Girl
January 31st, 2008, 10:47 AM
Yep, this morning was mild for sure, not even frost on the windsheild. Still -15 but a noticable difference, don't break out the spring coat tho, back down to -28 over night. :laughing:

Rick C
January 31st, 2008, 03:31 PM
Yep, this morning was mild for sure, not even frost on the windsheild. Still -15 but a noticable difference, don't break out the spring coat tho, back down to -28 over night. :laughing:

You're going to find this strange, and so do I, but I've been out at High River, over to Turner Valley, back to High River and I'm on my way to Okotoks and its about minus 1 everywhere I've gone, even though the radio guy says it's minus 16 or so in Calgary.

Total Chinook just south of the city, minus 1, and a big deep freeze in the city.

Wow.

Rick C
www.goldentales.ca

Dracko
January 31st, 2008, 11:49 PM
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Canadian Poem

It's winter in Canada
And the gentle breezes blow
Seventy miles an hour
At thirty-five below.

Oh, how I love Canada
When the snow's up to your butt
You take a breath of winter
And your nose gets frozen shut.

Yes, the weather here is wonderful
So I guess I'll hang around
I could never leave Canada

'Cause I'm frozen to the ground!!


http://img514.imageshack.us/img514/9117/cid000401c862eb4f187a60oh3.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

Rick C
February 1st, 2008, 08:17 AM
So I wrote the post above after coming in from minus 1 at about 1:30 in the afternoon.

I walked out the door back into winter at about 2:30, only ONE hour later, and it was minus 14.

This morning, the drive into work was minus 24.

Crazy place.

Rick C
www.goldentales.ca

Dracko
February 1st, 2008, 08:33 AM
-36 here in S'toon right now. :sad:

Ford Girl
February 1st, 2008, 12:09 PM
Isn't it crazy Rick? :crazy: I got home from work and plugged the car in even tho it felt mild, was about -14 and hour later we looked at the weather network, it was -24! I saw the chinnok clouds...you could tell it was nicer out your way...oh well, its the weekend, an excuse to hibernate! :thumbs up

chico2
February 1st, 2008, 03:38 PM
Well,we got dumped on today,lots of snow and it looks beautiful and it's only -1C,so much prettier than the muddy stuff we've had.

Gibbons
February 1st, 2008, 03:51 PM
Still snowing here in Ottawa - snowing like crazy. I got into work today and that was a real adventure. I work 4-12.. I'm just worried I won't be able to get home again :S If I wasn't calling in sick on Sunday (haha, I preplan being sick...) I would have stayed home today.