Very Cold

It’s very cold here this morning — current temperature is -22°C with a wind chill of -32°C: Screen Shot

It’s days like this that you can start to wonder why we choose to live in such an inhospitable place; if this was an episode of Star Trek, we’d be marvelling at the strange alien tribe of cold-dwellers and wondering what insanity led them to abandon their balmy cradle of humanity and head north.


oliver's picture
oliver on January 26, 2009 - 17:53

Of course, the wind chill number is what it “feels like” only if you’re outdoors naked and haven’t been drinking, so it may be useful for wilderness rescue paramedics, but all I care about is the real temp and the wind speed.

PEI ptarmigan's picture
PEI ptarmigan on January 27, 2009 - 08:28

Nothing wrong with having 4 seasons. The best one IMHO is from November to April. After that, this island gets bad sledding weather and dumb tourists.

oliver's picture
oliver on January 27, 2009 - 16:13

I biked to the store for milk last night here in Madison. It was about -20C, and I thought it might be a crazy idea, but actually it was pleasant. No problem finding space for bike parking either.

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Simon Coles on January 27, 2009 - 22:18

I am already looking for job postings in Jamaica

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Shawn on January 28, 2009 - 00:52

Now the world knows why Islanders make such excellent moonshine! A few slugs of that when you come in from the cold will make your heart warm, regardless of the outside temperature!

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