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Gt34 10-15-2010 10:17 PM

Coldest you've seen the mercury drop to
 
What's the coldest you've seen it go to? Throw in windchill for the heck of it.

As a towtruck driver out on the roads, the coldest I saw I get to was -53 in Leduc last year.

ngomarty 10-15-2010 10:43 PM

-55c in La Loche
 
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Originally Posted by Gt34 (Post 26419)
What's the coldest you've seen it go to? Throw in windchill for the heck of it.

As a towtruck driver out on the roads, the coldest I saw I get to was -53 in Leduc last year.

The temp read out in my Jeep was -55c when I was in La Loche last year. Love Canadian winters!

jeepcache 10-15-2010 11:19 PM

we got to -51f last winter

RiponredTJ 10-15-2010 11:24 PM

20. I stay indoors all winter :D

RiponredTJ 10-17-2010 10:06 PM

Despite what everyone thinks, Montreal is actually pretty balmy compared to most of Canada.

It goes down to -30C sometimes with the wind chill, but that's usually about as bad as it gets around here.

paddyboy2u 10-18-2010 08:47 PM

When I was growing up in Winnipeg, the temp would drop to -40 quite often. I have worked outside at -30 to -35, too old for that anymore.. so thats why I live in Calgary now :D

mtngirl 10-20-2010 08:04 PM

Well, I grew up in Northern Alberta and moved around far too much around Canada, but my grandma is from and currently lives in Aklavik, NWT... last February I visited her and the temperatures stayed around -40?C ... that was pretty cold for me, especially since I live south of the border in Virginia now. But I just did a little google search on temperatures and found this little fact:

The lowest recorded temperature was -71?F (–57.2?C) at Fort Smith on 26 December 1917
(The Northwest Territories)

gag953 10-21-2010 05:01 PM

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As a firefighter for over 32 years, we had many occasions where it was so cold fighting fires that our mustaches broke off when you wiped your nose. How cold? Who cares. It was too cold!
Here is a picture taken on the warmest day we had that week. The rest were below -30f

jeepcache 10-21-2010 05:16 PM

i think i'll be able to keep up with you kanuks this year. we are already getting into the low 20's Fahrenheit...

Fury440 10-22-2010 04:06 PM

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Originally Posted by jeepcache (Post 29488)
i think i'll be able to keep up with you kanuks this year. we are already getting into the low 20's Fahrenheit...

Man that spf 50 sunblock weather!! :D

Years ago I was up north and the thermometer read -50C (abt -60F) and the wind was about 40 mph, gusting to 60 mph. I don't know what the wind chill was but it was pretty darn cold.:eek:


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