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January 14, 2011 – Comments (10)

It is really cold.  -54 with the wind chill.  You get freezer headache from the cold over your forehead at this temperature.

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#1) On January 14, 2011 at 10:12 PM, portefeuille (98.90) wrote:

at least you wear a hat ...

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#2) On January 14, 2011 at 11:58 PM, ajm101 (< 20) wrote:

I was about to ask if it was Fahrenheit or Celsius, and was shocked to realize it was so cold that you hit the point when they were equal...

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#3) On January 15, 2011 at 2:49 AM, truthisntstupid (76.10) wrote:

So dwot, what kind of animals survive the brutal weather outdoors where you are?   There aren't polar bears where you are, are there?  Does it ever even get warm enough in the summer to go swimming outdoors at all? 

Are you from northern Canada?  

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#4) On January 15, 2011 at 3:20 AM, Valyooo (34.94) wrote:


What did you screw up this time that got you exported to Siberia?

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#5) On January 15, 2011 at 3:31 AM, truthisntstupid (76.10) wrote:

No chance of getting that bikini shot now, huh?

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#6) On January 15, 2011 at 1:25 PM, binve (< 20) wrote:


Holy schnikeys, that's cold!


>>I was about to ask if it was Fahrenheit or Celsius

First one, then the other :)

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#7) On January 15, 2011 at 3:57 PM, kdakota630 (29.06) wrote:

At least it's a dry cold.

Coldest it ever for got me when I briefly experienced arctic winters was Christmas Day 1984, where it was -45C, -80C with the wind chill.

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#8) On January 15, 2011 at 6:01 PM, dwot (29.11) wrote:


There are rabbits, bison, birds (I was suprised to see a flock last week), moose, polar bears are way further north, we mostly have black bears, but I think some grizzlies.  In the summer it can get into the 80s (30s), but the temperature swings are huge.  I have seen 10c in January, which is about 50f.  And by August you can have some nights that start to freeze again, although it doesn't get cold enough for the snow to stick around until around the end of October.  But we had our first snow storm in September this year.  I have seen temperature swings in the range of 50c or 90f in the space of a week.  March 2009 we had students come to our community to be greeted with -36c and when they left 6 days later it was 12-13c.  I think the average for around then is -5-10c.

I am in what is referred to the tropics of the north...   I go to Yellowknife and I feel like I need to wear an extra layer of clothes, bikini weather not!

lol Valyoooo

kdakota630, I have yet to experience much wind with the cold.  I think -58 with the wind chill is the coldest I have been out in so far.  But, below -37 propane starts to gel and people start experiencing problems with heating and even pipes close to outside walls can freeze if you don't make sure you run your water.  We have a warming trend coming in, -30 now and it is supposed to warm up, back into the -20 to -30 range, which at this point I don't mind anymore.  But I just realised I forgot to but gasoline antifreeze into my gas tank so chances are my vehicle will not start next time I head out. 


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#9) On January 15, 2011 at 8:43 PM, OneLegged (< 20) wrote:

You may have water in your gasoline.  The freezing point of unleaded gasoline is in the neighborhood of -150F. 

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#10) On January 17, 2011 at 4:43 PM, lemoneater (56.79) wrote:

Brrr! I hope today is warmer for you!

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