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Canada is freezing over

  1. Jan 29, 2008 #1
    check it out:

    or this one:

    & this CBC report:
    http://www.cbc.ca/clips/mov/jones-cold080129.mov [Broken]

    :bugeye: Luckily for people who don't like the cold it will warm up a bit by the weekend. I like it the way it is though. :approve:
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    For those of us who were born here in the 50's, this is a pretty mild winter.
  4. Jan 30, 2008 #3
    Yes, winter use to be cold all the time. Outdoor ice rinks would open the day after Thanksgiving and close the first of March.
  5. Jan 30, 2008 #4


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    Whoa, that's deadly. Be careful up there!
  6. Jan 30, 2008 #5


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    Here in central Maine, we used to ice-skate on bogs and farm ponds on our Thanksgiving break, and shovel off the ice after every snow storm so we would have places to skate on our Christmas break. The temperatures this winter are the closest to "normal" '50s and '60s temperatures that we have seen in the past decade.
  7. Jan 30, 2008 #6
    I remember one year when I was about 10 my family decided to have a ski holiday along the Alberta/BC border. Unfortunately, the temperature plunged to about -40 C. Instead of skiing we drove from hot spring to hot spring. The water was nice and warm but the air was so cold that our hair started to freeze - we had to dunk our heads under every few minutes to defrost. (I also remember hating school swimming lessons for the same reason - we didn't have enough time to dry off properly and our hair would freeze walking back to school from the swimming pool.)
  8. Jan 30, 2008 #7


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    Isn't that potentially debilitating (e.g. to the brain)? That sounds like a punishment for taking swimming!
  9. Jan 30, 2008 #8
    The school never seemed to grasp why everyone loathed PE.

    When I lived in Ontario I grew to really enjoy swimming. I would cycle to the university, then hit the pool and do some laps. After a good shower I bundled up my stinky cycling clothes and went to my office in a nice cool cotton dress. Much more pleasant than basting in my own sweat all day!
  10. Jan 30, 2008 #9
    I knew global warming was a bunch of bull.
  11. Jan 30, 2008 #10
    I'm looking forward to global warming so I can live in the tropics!!!
  12. Jan 30, 2008 #11
    Of course. The evil earth scientists probably use examples such as Calgary to show how wild temperatures can fluctuate due to global warming! Look at 1988!

    http://www.climate.weatheroffice.ec.gc.ca/climateData/dailydata_e.html?timeframe=2&Prov=XX&StationID=2205&Year=1988&Month=2&Day=29 [Broken]

    They point to much less wild winters such as:

    http://www.climate.weatheroffice.ec.gc.ca/climateData/dailydata_e.html [Broken]

    and claim that it must have gotten worse than in the 50's. However, they ignore three years later, and this February:

    http://www.climate.weatheroffice.ec.gc.ca/climateData/dailydata_e.html [Broken]

    Of course, I'm being sarcastic, but it has been ridiculously cold in Western Canada these past few days.
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  13. Jan 31, 2008 #12
    Here in Arizona I actually saw a puddle frozen over the other day. brrr
  14. Jan 31, 2008 #13
    I haven't seen any puddles frozen over, but I did have a bit of frost on my car a couple of weeks ago. Does that mean I can complain about the cold too?
  15. Feb 1, 2008 #14


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    Yes you can, but you will be hunted down relentlessly, zip-tied and thrown into a nice warm commercial freezer until you get your head straight. :rolleyes:
  16. Feb 1, 2008 #15
    I'll tell you what, I don't know what is going on, but these past couple of days have been horrible. It seems like the wind is about 20 degrees colder than the air it's in. It is soooo cold. It isn't the wind chill factor, it's just a cold wind. Or is that the same thing?
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