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Grey Mountain

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My daughter and son-in-law are in a business of hauling travel trailers from the manufacturers in Elkhart, Indiana, to points all over the US and Canada. They just returned from their first Canadian delivery -- to Grande Prairie, Alberta. They found the temperature in NW Alberta to be just a tad different from what they were used to in SW Oklahoma...


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Yes, it occasionally gets a little nippy here!
Only minus 17C here in Calgary this morning, not too bad....
Winter is coming now.


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BobsYourUncle wrote:

Yes, it occasionally gets a little nippy here!
Only minus 17C here in Calgary this morning, not too bad....
Winter is coming now.


If I've done my math right that's about 1-2 degrees F. Was about the same in parts of NH this morning and a few areas were a little colder.

Love Alberta. Been to Banff and Jasper twice. It's one of the most beautiful areas in North America.


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When there is a minus involved with the temperature, C or F, it's entirely too cold for me.

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Few years back, a couple weeks before Xmas our oldest daughter was moving into their newly built home between Calgary and Banff.
We went over to help them and to see our granddaughter’s Xmas concert.
Friday night, we Parked our truck and walked the 1/2 block to the school in hoodies.
Next morning : moving day!
Calgary was -46c and Edmonton was -55c, and as they were saying on the radio,” on that day, Edmonton was the coldest place in the world”
My son in-laws transmission froze in his truck.
My truck started, but oh boy was that motor cold and hard to start.
We snapped in 1/2 more than 1 plastic tote bin as they were stored in a un heated storage building.
We were using a kids fisher price wagon to move “stuff” quicker from the trucks into the house, 2 tires snapped from the cold.
And to top it all off, the power went out, and when we went to lite the wood stove.... the wood was frozen into one large lump as we had put it away wet a couple days earlier, so we had to use a splitting maul to break up the lump of wood.
Had to be the fastest we ever moved anyone ever from an apartment to a house “ever”...(grin)
When they were moved in, “ shortly before lunch” we kicked back relaxed by the fire while we used the wood stove to heat water and then poured it in a paper cup so our granddaughter could go outside and toss the hot water into the air.
Best weekend ever.
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WAIT - - WHAT ?????? -55 C??[emoticon]
Temperature
-55

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-67

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(-55°C × 9/5) + 32 = -67°F

WHO IN THIER RIGHT MIND WOULD ENJOY THAT????? Oh wait,, their not right in the mind, its FROZEN! ! ! [emoticon]


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One of my good friends growing up went to college at the University of Alaska Fairbanks campus.

He told me once that they had an informal test for how cold the day was. Take a half a cup of coffee, stick it out the window (on the second or third floor of the dorm, as I recall), and turn the cup over. If a brown splotch appears in the snow below, it's not too cold. If a small hole appears where the chunk of iced coffee hits it, it's starting to get fairly cold. If nothing at all appears on the snow, it's definitely cold and you should bundle up well.





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DrewE wrote:

One of my good friends growing up went to college at the University of Alaska Fairbanks campus.

He told me once that they had an informal test for how cold the day was. Take a half a cup of coffee, stick it out the window (on the second or third floor of the dorm, as I recall), and turn the cup over. If a brown splotch appears in the snow below, it's not too cold. If a small hole appears where the chunk of iced coffee hits it, it's starting to get fairly cold. If nothing at all appears on the snow, it's definitely cold and you should bundle up well.


The party trick is to take a cup of boiling water and toss it outside.
- It's its cold, it will instantly turn to light fluffy snow.

Done it many times in Michigan.


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valhalla360 wrote:

DrewE wrote:

One of my good friends growing up went to college at the University of Alaska Fairbanks campus.

He told me once that they had an informal test for how cold the day was. Take a half a cup of coffee, stick it out the window (on the second or third floor of the dorm, as I recall), and turn the cup over. If a brown splotch appears in the snow below, it's not too cold. If a small hole appears where the chunk of iced coffee hits it, it's starting to get fairly cold. If nothing at all appears on the snow, it's definitely cold and you should bundle up well.


The party trick is to take a cup of boiling water and toss it outside.
- It's its cold, it will instantly turn to light fluffy snow.

Done it many times in Michigan.


We spent the weekend in Stowe, VT, celebrating our 50th birthdays, both of which are in winter. Temp was -27 F in the morning. Being the geeks we are we spent way too much time throwing cups of hot water out the window to watch it go POOF!

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The coldest day I have worked outside here, handling aluminum and building a sunroom is minus 37C. That's actual temperature, before people add a bunch too it for wind chill. And it was windy that day.

That works out to -34.6F

Yeah that was a bit on the nippy side. I even had to put gloves on that day so my hands didn't stick to my aluminum extension ladder.

My cordless tools growled more than they ran....
Wasn't too fond of the icicles hanging off my nose.
Caulking didn't stick very well. In fact, it didn't want to leave the tube.

I prefer summer.

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