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12-11-2008, 09:24 AM   #16
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Here's one from a few years ago in Central Ontario, Canada.



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I grew up in the Midwest, but every winter sucks more than the last. Winter is cool until you're about 18, since after that, you have to do adult things without snow days.

Arizona looks more appealing every day...
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QuoteOriginally posted by Leaf Fan Quote
Here's one from a few years ago in Central Ontario, Canada.


Yeah, but that's in the shade!
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Believe it or not, I love to go take a walk in the woods at my country house when it gets that cold... a -40 to -30 night, no wind, extremely dry air, crystal clear sky... it's really quiet, the snow crunches crisply under your feet and now and then you hear tree trunks crack like gunshots from the sap freezing and expanding in them... and occasionally you get the canon blasts of the ice cracking on the frozen lake.

It's so dry and cold it sucks the moisture right out of your lungs and your nostrils stick together

By the way just like heat, a dry cold is a LOT more bearable than a damp cold. Winter clothes insulate you well from a dry cold, heavy humidity on the other hand penetrates the best winter clothes and chill you to the bone. I'll take a dry -30 over a damp -5 any day!

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QuoteOriginally posted by ve2vfd Quote
Believe it or not, I love to go take a walk in the woods at my country house when it gets that cold... a -40 to -30 night, no wind, extremely dry air, crystal clear sky... it's really quiet, the snow crunches crisply under your feet and now and then you hear tree trunks crack like gunshots from the sap freezing and expanding in them... and occasionally you get the canon blasts of the ice cracking on the frozen lake.

It's so dry and cold it sucks the moisture right out of your lungs and your nostrils stick together

By the way just like heat, a dry cold is a LOT more bearable than a damp cold. Winter clothes insulate you well from a dry cold, heavy humidity on the other hand penetrates the best winter clothes and chill you to the bone. I'll take a dry -30 over a damp -5 any day!

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A few years ago my wife and I did an experiment. We walked away from the farmhouse we were staying at (the wine in our glasses was actually turning to gel it was so cold) but we walked about 100 feet away from each other and with the slightest of whispers we could hear each other as if we were 6 inches apart. It was awesome.
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Every winter we Canadians like to show off well it appears long sleve shirts and pants are in the cards for me this weekend.

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Come on, at those temps I can understand the long sleeves, but the pants.....pftttt, shorts would work fine, eh.

(wow that's cold for late December)

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Well - it's getting better here now . . . . . . but I still had to wear two sweatshirts on my walk this evening.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Leaf Fan Quote
Here's one from a few years ago in Central Ontario, Canada.

Thanks for that. At least now I can convert those temps you are quoting in that old fashioned scale!

Brrrr. Coldest it usually gets here is MAYBE 0C overnight, average lowest during winter is 6C, which looks about 43F. At the moment? 16C (62F).
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AND WHEN SUMMER GETS HERE IT"S GOING TO BE TO HOT.
We live in a world of seasons . I know for a fact when I lived in Vietnam (Thanks to Uncle SAM) There were months it stayed at 130 F but when the monsoons came the temp dropped to 70 and 80 degrees F and we froze our butts off. When I got back to the states and out of the hospital it was 80 degrees and I wore a parka and people just never understood. SO I GUESS WHAT I WANT TO SAY IS, YEP IT'S COLD GET USE TO IT.
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If we could get just 10 degrees of cold weather from you guys in cold climes, we'd be nice and balmy here in the tropics.
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Canadian, eh? :)

Hey folks! how's it going?
Thanks JC... Yep, I'm the Brazilian guy lost in the Arctic!

I believe that if we dress up properly it's not a big deal at all... well, unless it's -40C WITHOUT the wind as I've experienced a few years back, hehehe

It's -12F (-24C now), without the wind... so i'd say... "everything is relative", hehehe

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Today..A mix of sun and cloud with 60 percent chance of flurries.
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Tonight..Clear. Low minus 31.
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You have to love it. If it's hot, it's global warming. If it's cold, it's global warming.

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30 degrees is rather balmy winter weather around here.
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