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 Permalink

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.

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PEI ptarmigan on January 27, 2009 - 08:28 Permalink

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 Permalink

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 Permalink

I am already looking for job postings in Jamaica

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Shawn on January 28, 2009 - 00:52 Permalink

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!