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post #1 of 46 (permalink) Old 11-27-2010, 05:38 AM Thread Starter
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What is the coldest temperature you have ever experienced?

Now that winter is here I was wondering what the coldest temperature you have ever experience?

Last December I was in Thompson Manitoba working and the temperature hit -68 degrees Celsius(-90.4 Fahrenheit). I never want to experience that again the sun would rise at 9:30am and set at 4:00pm it was pretty depressing. Here at home we usually get a week or two in the -40 C (-40F) but majority of the winter is -20C (-4F)

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post #2 of 46 (permalink) Old 11-27-2010, 06:25 AM
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well i definitely cant say i've experience that kind of cold! the coldest i remember was -15 F when my parents and i lived in Michigan. i imagine it got colder but thats the only one i remember. i was sick most of the time we were there.

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We get -20F here in Michigan with wind chill. Our club trains outside year-round, but cancels training at 15F.


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It got to minus 20 F once when I was a kid, but I probably stayed inside that day! The coldest temperature that I ever spent a long time out in was minus 4 F in Syracuse NY one winter, I rode my bike to work 7 miles. I was pretty frozen by the time I got to work.

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Coldest is -40 degrees (the numbers coincide at -40 on both the Celsius and Farenheit scales). Here, it is business as usual: Schools and businesses are open, people are out and about. Though schools have indoor recess breaks in this cold. I work indoors, so not as bad for me as for some people that work outdoors.

The cold does not bother me that much. I go hiking and cross-country skiing on the trails around my house in the -20 to -30 Celsius range regularly - it does not bother the dogs either. Colder than -30 I keep the outdoor play/potty breaks down to about 10-15 minutes because the dogs' paws get cold. They do that funny dance where they try to pick up all their feet at the same time.

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-30 Here in Boston at one point. Not actual temperature though. It was with the wind chill.

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-15F at Ft. Wainwright, Alaska. Which seemed pretty cold at the time, but that -90.4F puts that to shame.

I have found that as I get older, I prefer cold weather more than hot weather. This is strange because I grew up in Lakewood, California, where a temperature of 65F sent us reaching for the parkas.

Is anyone else here the same?

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I remember a miserable week when I worked at a race horse farm. The high temps were 1 to 3 degrees F. The night time temps were -15 to -20. I have worked outside most of my life, in one capacity or another, and that was the worst week I have ever spent. I had a mare decide to foal on a day when it was 0 out with a wind chill of -25. We were in a barn, but it was still pretty awful.

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-59F! That was fun! The schools closed because it was too cold. It usually was about -40F back home and when its that temperature everything is still normal and things open.


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I think it was about -20F with the windchill (without I think it was like -4 or something). Luckily in Syr we get the most snow of any other city, but as a whole our temperature aren't nearly as extreme as, say, some of the Great Lakes.

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