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Fizz

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Posted: 01/22/19 09:09am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Went down to -40C yesterday morning with a howling wind..

The plow went by so I had to clear the end of the drive.
I keep the snowblower locked with a heavy duty lock and cable. It was so cold it cracked the plastic covering on the cable and it all fell off when I was handling it.
I'm a 'northern boy' dressed in double and triple layers of winter gear. I was out for 15 min. I FROZE!!

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Posted: 01/22/19 09:47am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

That's insanely cold............


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Posted: 01/22/19 11:04am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

FWIW -40°C is also -40°F, the only temperature they are the same!


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Welcome to the arctic!

They say all of the eastern half of North America can expect much colder than normal weather for the next 4-6 weeks due to the splitting of the polar vortex, which will send much arctic air south. Get yourself an extra pair of long johns and try to keep warm.





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Posted: 01/22/19 05:17pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Only down to -3 not factoring in wind chill. That brought us down to about -25.


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Posted: 01/22/19 05:53pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Been there, done that. Used to live in Northern Alberta. We used to get that cold and colder for a few weeks every winter.

The coldest I ever really worked in was -52C. I had to troubleshoot a lube hoist that wasn't working. Turns out, that it was so cold that the grease in the hoist was frozen.


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Posted: 01/22/19 07:17pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Do you remember driving with square tires.

For you southerners...
It was so cold the tires froze solid so the flat spot on the bottom would stay that way for a short distance till it thawed out... thump, thump, thump...

Modern winter tires are softer and don't do that anymore.

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Posted: 01/22/19 08:24pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Do you remember driving with square tires.

Yep. Also remember: insulating blankets on top of the car hood when the "headbolt heater" wouldn't quite do it by itself; having to move vehicles 15-20 feet back and forth a couple of times during the night to ensure that tranny's, brakes, etc didn't lock down even if the engine was warm; rotating 3 pairs of liners for my pac boots (Sorels) by the fireplace to ensure that one always had a dry or relatively dry pair on; parka's with "snorkels"; working on sno-gos (and airplanes!) at -30f and colder with gloves for about 30 seconds, then mittens to warm up, then gloves for another 30 seconds or so; and always making sure the woodshed at the cabin was full by early October.

The good ol days.


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I work outside, but lowest we got Monday was About 7 degrees F. I think -10 F would be my limit


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Posted: 01/23/19 08:53am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

-40, or - anything is just one reason I no longer live in the frozen Northlands. [emoticon]


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