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(CTV News)   Wow, it's cold. "HOW. COLD. IS IT?" It's so cold, Canadian towns are cracking open   ( ctvnews.ca) divider line
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2018-01-03 02:59:11 PM  
4 votes:

mrwhippy: bearded clamorer: -250

Wow considering that The freezing point of CO2 at atmospheric pressure is -78.5C


We have >-80c ( run about -95c ) walk in freezers for biological samples taken by our submarines or ships. Ones about 3000 sq ft the other is 1500 sq ft. They are dangerous.

For one when you open the door the humidity instantly condenses and if you let it close it will freeze shut and two people cannot open it without pry bars. We always have a buddy system after a security guard doing rounds got froze in one night and was lucky to get a cell phone signal to call for help. He spent 20 minutes in a freezer that's so cold when you breathe it freezes your lungs, it literally ices up and you can feel it. You cannot walk to the back of the freezer before your clothes are frozen stiff just from the humidity and moisture from your skin freezing.

We now have snow suits and an emergency telephone in each of the freezers and I get to be one of the people who test it every month. I learned not to put the phone up to your ear/face or it'll freeze to it...
We put foam cups over the ear and mouth piece.
2018-01-03 02:15:39 PM  
4 votes:

steklo: In the old days, we could post photos of witches' tits.

/just saying.


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/Ducks
2018-01-03 02:08:40 PM  
4 votes:

bighairyguy: My brother's bedroom window exploded the other night from -17 cold.  He called the glass company and they wouldn't be able to come out until next week because there were over 100 people ahead of him on their exploded window fix list.  Also, they can't fix it until the temperature gets above freezing and stays there awhile.  Time to crank up the electric blanket.


I'd be at the hardware store buying half a sheet of rigid foam insulation and a roll of duct tape.

If nothing else one of those shrink wrap window draft kits; don't need insulation so much as blocking air movement.
2018-01-03 01:57:38 PM  
4 votes:
But...but....global warming!

//Ducks
2018-01-03 12:59:29 PM  
4 votes:
I chuckled when I read "Alberta Beach". Calling your village a "beach", in northern Alberta, is a stretch for those of us in B.C. who actually have beaches.

/lives by a beach
//beaches biatches
/// three because reasons
2018-01-03 02:13:42 PM  
3 votes:
I guess people have to learn about ice quakes at some point.

I haven't had any around me in a couple years but at my old apartment there were metal dividers that'd separate the balconies from one another.  Basically a large rectangle of sheet metal that was secured to the floor and ceiling of the concrete balconies.  Well at around -20/-30 they'd suddenly shift from the contraction and it'd sound like a shot gun going off...not in a series mind you but all within a couple minutes.  If you were unlucky enough that the temp swing over night would go down through that range and then back up again in the morning you'd get a double-dose of them warping back too.

I don't miss those at all.
2018-01-03 01:36:48 PM  
3 votes:

bighairyguy: My brother's bedroom window exploded the other night from -17 cold.  He called the glass company and they wouldn't be able to come out until next week because there were over 100 people ahead of him on their exploded window fix list.  Also, they can't fix it until the temperature gets above freezing and stays there awhile.  Time to crank up the electric blanket.


Holy shiat!
2018-01-03 06:57:25 PM  
2 votes:

EyeHaveRisen: Ice Quakes and Cyclone Bombs.   What crazy name are they going to make up next.

Hey,  if the earth is shaking its because you    OVER   FRACKED   THE   GROUND!!!

FRACKING is stupid


Hey. Just an FYI,

You are dumb.
2018-01-03 02:36:37 PM  
2 votes:

70Ford: There was a nugget of gold in that video.
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Isn't that more Fat Kip Winger?
2018-01-03 01:52:41 PM  
2 votes:
We just finished a few weeks of single-digit temperatures, and now I'm enjoying the rain.

/Juneau, AK
2018-01-03 12:05:18 PM  
2 votes:
My brother's bedroom window exploded the other night from -17 cold.  He called the glass company and they wouldn't be able to come out until next week because there were over 100 people ahead of him on their exploded window fix list.  Also, they can't fix it until the temperature gets above freezing and stays there awhile.  Time to crank up the electric blanket.
2018-01-03 08:32:23 PM  
1 vote:

bearded clamorer: [img.fark.net image 425x238]

With the wind chill factor, it's like -250.


So, about 3º below Hillary?

/hey-ooo
//brrrrrrrrr
///brrr
2018-01-03 08:04:51 PM  
1 vote:

some_beer_drinker: We could use some of that global warming I've been hearing about.


Go to Alaska or Siberia. Antartica is warmer that usual too (but it IS summer down there). North America is about the only part of the planet that's colder than usual right now. It is a small percentage of the earth's surface.

TMYN.
2018-01-03 07:06:34 PM  
1 vote:

apoptotic: Gas wells are freezing, too.

Looks like I picked the right winter to not live on the cold side of the Rockies anymore.


Things are better now, 0c with a light breeze.
It was a miserable cold spell, it was -36c last Sunday morning where I am.
Luckily it was calm.
2018-01-03 05:01:51 PM  
1 vote:

Dumski: I chuckled when I read "Alberta Beach". Calling your village a "beach", in northern Alberta, is a stretch for those of us in B.C. who actually have beaches.

/lives by a beach
//beaches biatches
/// three because reasons


I know you didn't ask, but since my family's from there...

In the heyday of remote spa retreats in the 1910s and 20s, Alberta Beach was born as a railbound getaway. It was a CN answer to the CP resorts. The name was meant to be a summertime enticement. There's actually a shocking amount of lakeland in Alberta, to the point where my Grandpa and his dad, along with, I'm told, a sizeable amount of people, actually made a living as fisherman. In Alberta! Wrap your head around that for a moment! (I still don't believe it, but I never met a better fisherman than my Grandpa, and he'd never even been to the ocean, as far as I know.)

Side note: Lots of poor Aboriginals, particularly Metis, live there permanently, since it was legally a "summer village" the land was cheap-as-free. That's why the Lac Ste. Anne pilgrimmage exists. That's basically a giant catholic mass, but in Cree. I have memories of  old ladies singing Cree hymns and it sounds at least three times as unpleasant as you could possibly imagine. If you took Nell Carter and tuned her about two keys flat and had her duet with Linda McCartney, you've got an approximation.

/everybody really goes to meet up with friends and family, and secretly drink together in trailers, since alcohol is forbidden.
//except my Grandma of course, the most religious religio that ever religioned...
///too bad my mom's family was JW, and taught me these were all evil sinners, doomed to death at armageddon...I wish I'd had a more anthropological mindset as a kid...
2018-01-03 03:23:06 PM  
1 vote:
We could use some of that global warming I've been hearing about.
2018-01-03 03:14:49 PM  
1 vote:

sleep lack: What a coincidence, I'm cracking open a cold one too.


Kinky.

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2018-01-03 02:39:45 PM  
1 vote:
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Yeah, but is it as cold as it is in the D?
2018-01-03 02:23:21 PM  
1 vote:
at least it's a dry cold
2018-01-03 02:19:56 PM  
1 vote:
It's so cold that I got chilblains for the first time in my life...
2018-01-03 02:14:03 PM  
1 vote:

Thingster: bighairyguy: My brother's bedroom window exploded the other night from -17 cold.  He called the glass company and they wouldn't be able to come out until next week because there were over 100 people ahead of him on their exploded window fix list.  Also, they can't fix it until the temperature gets above freezing and stays there awhile.  Time to crank up the electric blanket.

I'd be at the hardware store buying half a sheet of rigid foam insulation and a roll of duct tape.

If nothing else one of those shrink wrap window draft kits; don't need insulation so much as blocking air movement.


He works for a construction company so he can easily get his hands on proper materials for a temporary fix.
2018-01-03 02:05:43 PM  
1 vote:

EyeHaveRisen: Ice Quakes and Cyclone Bombs.   What crazy name are they going to make up next.

Hey,  if the earth is shaking its because you    OVER   FRACKED   THE   GROUND!!!

FRACKING is stupid


Don't forget.... above all else..... MOAR PROFITS!!!
2018-01-03 02:03:11 PM  
1 vote:
It's not really cold until water mains start to freeze.
2018-01-03 01:57:04 PM  
1 vote:
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2018-01-03 01:52:44 PM  
1 vote:
In the old days, we could post photos of witches' tits.

/just saying.
2018-01-03 01:52:17 PM  
1 vote:
What a coincidence, I'm cracking open a cold one too.
 
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