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Sun, Jan. 4th, 2009 12:00 am
Call this cold? This is nothing!

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thomascott
thomascott
Thomas Scott
Sun, Jan. 4th, 2009 06:36 pm (UTC)

I experienced temperatures of around minus 25 in Toronto, with the wind-chill making it seem about ten degrees colder
Wind-chill is an enormous factor in terms of the tolerability of cold, making a bearable ambient temperature lethal.


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funazushi
funazushi
funazushi
Sun, Jan. 4th, 2009 08:17 pm (UTC)

I walk about 40 minutes to work everyday, and find temperatures in the minus 20 range aren't bad if you are dressed properly (perhaps with some fancy Russian felt boots). But it does depend on which way the wind is blowing. Getting those temperatures in the face makes things pretty uncomfortable.

Now as a point of comparison, school children in Toronto are kept indoors for recess only if it is below minus 28. I think they have only closed the schools once in my lifetime, and that was when they called in the army to deal with a blizzard.


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