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Old Jan 2nd 2014, 7:15 pm
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Its very cloudy here today.
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Old Jan 2nd 2014, 7:19 pm
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Just about perfect. Without the wind it would be a lovely day.
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Old Jan 2nd 2014, 7:58 pm
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A balmy -24 at the moment (-37 with the wind). It was colder earlier. At one point, Ottawa was colder than the South Pole. We do get temperatures like this most years but not normally this early.

Then again, we don't typically get 120cm of snow before New Year.
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Old Jan 2nd 2014, 8:49 pm
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To add to our cold weather woes, our furnace started playing up this morning. Good news is that the burner service people came out promptly and fixed it. The bad news is that the local Power Co is now instigating rolling blackouts because demand outstrips supply!
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Old Jan 2nd 2014, 9:04 pm
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Originally Posted by Atlantic Xpat
To add to our cold weather woes, our furnace started playing up this morning. Good news is that the burner service people came out promptly and fixed it. The bad news is that the local Power Co is now instigating rolling blackouts because demand outstrips supply!
It made me laugh that the weather advisory this morning advised people to dress warmly, if they went outside. Go figure.

I just had to go outside to put the blue bin out. I gave my new gloves (Auclair Racing) a test run. A good purchase on my part. They are the dog's bollocks.
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Old Jan 2nd 2014, 9:20 pm
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Originally Posted by Souvy
It made me laugh that the weather advisory this morning advised people to dress warmly, if they went outside. Go figure.

I just had to go outside to put the blue bin out. I gave my new gloves (Auclair Racing) a test run. A good purchase on my part. They are the dog's bollocks.
-5 is about my limit for the t-shirt if just going out for a few minutes. After that a jacket/jumper is required.
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Old Jan 2nd 2014, 9:43 pm
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Just got this:
Bitterly cold Arctic air has established itself across Southern and Eastern Ontario. In addition a low pressure system near the Lower Great Lakes continues to generate moderate northeasterly winds. The combination of winds and Arctic air produced severe wind chill today with values ranging from minus 30 to minus 40. Conditions are expected to persist as a result severe wind chills are forecast for this evening and tonight.

It is advised to dress warmly and cover any exposed skin as much as possible when heading outdoors. At these extreme wind chill values frostbite on exposed skin may occur in less than 10 minutes.
Sod it, I'm stopping indoors in the (relative) warm - I have ice on the inside of my kitchen windows! Haven't experienced that since I was a kid in the UK. The result of single pane windows facing the incoming winds, brrrrrrrrrr.

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Old Jan 2nd 2014, 10:03 pm
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Originally Posted by Siouxie
Just got this:
Bitterly cold Arctic air has established itself across Southern and Eastern Ontario. In addition a low pressure system near the Lower Great Lakes continues to generate moderate northeasterly winds. The combination of winds and Arctic air produced severe wind chill today with values ranging from minus 30 to minus 40. Conditions are expected to persist as a result severe wind chills are forecast for this evening and tonight.

It is advised to dress warmly and cover any exposed skin as much as possible when heading outdoors. At these extreme wind chill values frostbite on exposed skin may occur in less than 10 minutes.
Sod it, I'm stopping indoors in the (relative) warm - I have ice on the inside of my kitchen windows! Haven't experienced that since I was a kid in the UK. The result of single pane windows facing the incoming winds, brrrrrrrrrr.

Just spoken to my daughter...she's on the Gardiner and the temp showing in her car is -19C.
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Old Jan 2nd 2014, 10:09 pm
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Originally Posted by Souvy
It made me laugh that the weather advisory this morning advised people to dress warmly, if they went outside. Go figure.

I just had to go outside to put the blue bin out. I gave my new gloves (Auclair Racing) a test run. A good purchase on my part. They are the dog's bollocks.
Last night we drove to the nearby bus terminal place to pick up a friend of my daughters who was coming to our house for dinner/movie etc. It was about -22 c when we drove up there....the teenager in question had take the bus and had been waiting for about 10 minutes when we got there...needless to say the teenager was wearing trainers and hadn't expected a ride home...sometimes you just can't buy common sense.
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Old Jan 2nd 2014, 10:21 pm
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It is a miserable day. No sun, horizontal snow, temp highest of minus 20c. It's so frigging cold that i paid another 2c/litre to have someone pump the gas for me. I can hardly breathe when it's this cold.

Just glad we aren't getting a huge dump of snow too.

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Old Jan 2nd 2014, 10:27 pm
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Originally Posted by Souvy
Then again, we don't typically get 120cm of snow before New Year.
We've had double the snow we normally get by now. We also have 5 times as much snow "on the ground" as usual because all our precipitation has fallen as snow.

Past Decembers have usually had snow that I have cleared even though neighbours haven't bothered and then a combination of temperatures and rain have left us nice and clear while the neighbours had slushy stuff.

Right now most of my drive is looking like it did March 2011 when that winter dumped the most snow on us in my 8 winters here. I'll probably need to order a tractor/snowblower clearance again. I only had to do that then as we needed access to the garage to store some of my mother in law's stuff. Now I'll need it as there isn't much more space to push the snow. Two more snowfalls are likely to block the bottom of the steps.

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Old Jan 2nd 2014, 10:35 pm
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And, and, you know what frigging annoys me? Well i'll tell you. This weather reporting "they are calling for...." well don't ruddy call for bad weather, we don't want it.
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Interesting how cold the east is getting this week, not even Edmonton is that cold right now.

Its +9 right now according to my thermometer in the window.

Some of these temps in Ontario and elsewhere are colder then the inside of my freezer......
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Old Jan 2nd 2014, 11:39 pm
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For the first time in 6 years we finally succumbed and put our heating on
I walked to.meet a friend , had lunch and then walked back. My legs were on fire by the time I got back.
I just hope that my summer bribes have worked and that dispatch have kept the plane in the hanger when I fly on Saturday.
Walk rounds are not fun in this weather
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Old Jan 3rd 2014, 12:08 am
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Typical weather here in Penticton for this time of year. Not cold really - just nice for skiing!
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