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peterboro
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Peterborough, ON

Is it cold or am I a whiney little bitch?

So tomorrow morning will be -28 with the wind chill and tomorrow night -34 with the windchill. As I am on call at night and need to be out the door in 5 minutes this sucks and I guarantee I will be called. It never fails. Never.


lugnut

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Right on both counts


Juggernaut
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Kelowna, BC
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reply to peterboro
That's just plain old cold. I don't miss Winnipeg, nor Calgary because of those temps. Throw in high humidity, and it gets nasty.


digitalfutur
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BurlingtonON
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reply to peterboro
Man up. This is a typical Canadian winter. Last winter was the exception, as this year is proving.


Wolfie00
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We won't know that until winter's over and we look back at average temperatures. Yes, this WEEK is typical winter, but last week I was barbecuing out on the deck in my shirt sleeves.


Gone
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Fort Erie, ON
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said by Wolfie00:

Yes, this WEEK is typical winter

For what it's worth, daytime highs of -13C and overnight lows pushing -20 - and this is with no wind - are anything but typical, at least around here. Our average January daytime high is 0, and it's the only month of winter where the average is at freezing. The coldest we've ever been in recorded history is -25. They don't call us the banana belt for nothing.

So yes, we are freezing our asses off, and you will not hear me call anyone who complains about this abhorrent cold a whiny bitch.


Markie
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join:2009-07-11
Canada
reply to peterboro
Uppers:

Tee shirt
Thermal longsleeve
Fleece pullover
2 piece winter jacket with fleece inner and windproff outer

Lowers:

Thermal long underwear
Regular long underwear
Sweat pants

Extremities:

Thermal socks
-30 rated boots
Thinsulate glove inners, winter construction glove outers
2 tuques
Neckwarmer

Its not enough for -40, as I've learned but it has done me well for the last 3 years until now. This is brutal. -33 and no wind chill, ouch.
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milnoc

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Kanuk coat. Canadian made. 'Nuff said. »kanuk.com


Wolfie00
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reply to Gone
You're being too literal -- I meant "typical" in the sense of being cold and snowy, instead of everyone remarking on how summer-like it is. Still, when I was out at midday yesterday the car thermometer said 22°F (about -6°C) which is hardly super cold. I think it's supposed to be quite a bit colder today (Tuesday).
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pnjunction
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Toronto, ON
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reply to peterboro
Today was the first day we really felt cold while walking around at lunch.

I took a walk to grab some food after work and with my neck exposed and the wind-tunnel effects here in the city my skin was burning. When I got home the skin was beet red after only about 10 minutes. Definitely scarf weather.

I'm so soft now after 12 years in TO after spending the previous 19 4 hours drive north.


lugnut

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reply to milnoc
said by milnoc:

Kanuk coat. Canadian made. 'Nuff said. »kanuk.com

$900!!*!@&$@^&#@% Dollars For a PARKA!!!?!?!?!?!?

Who do they sell these to? The Clampetts of Inuktuk?

These people are out of their minds. Gimme a $120 Sears Parka on sale any old day.


J E F F
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reply to Gone
I think what he meant was the cold snap. Yes, typically around here daily highs would be -2 or so, but this is also normal for winter to have this cold snap. It's supposed to back into the single digits next week.

So far, this year still barely qualifies as a typical winter...2 weekends and grass to look at...not so wintry.
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Mike2009

join:2009-01-13
Ottawa, ON
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reply to peterboro
Stop whining!

Bob Anderson

join:2001-05-05
Ottawa, ON
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reply to peterboro
I am glad you clearly wrote 'wind chill' and not 'temperature' and you did not write the wind chill numbers with a 'C'. Thanks to the media many people confuse wind chill with temperature. Wind chill cannot be physically measured, it is a model based on temperature and how people subjectively feel how cold it is, given a measured wind speed. It only applies to creatures that perspire.
The wind chill can vary instantaneously with the wind speed and how sheltered or not sheltered you are. The concept is useful because it tells us not to have any skin exposed when it is cold and windy out. The sister concept of humidex is also generally misused once again thanks to the media. Maybe I'll post about that next Summer

-Bob


Markie
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Canada
Yeah yeah, watts per square meter...-44*C right now.
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Anav
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Dartmouth, NS
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reply to peterboro
Your not Little!!


LazMan
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canada
reply to peterboro
I was outside for a little over 7 hours yesterday... I will not be calling anyone any names for complaining about this weeks temperatures.


milnoc

join:2001-03-05
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reply to lugnut
said by lugnut :

said by milnoc:

Kanuk coat. Canadian made. 'Nuff said. »kanuk.com

$900!!*!@&$@^&#@% Dollars For a PARKA!!!?!?!?!?!?

Mine is almost 10 years old. Paid $650 for it. Worth every penny. First time I've ever had a coat that actually kept me warm and didn't fall apart after only two years.

BTW, loved your reaction!
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elwoodblues
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Somewhere in
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reply to peterboro
Snowing in the T Dot, going to wreak havoc on the roads


dirtyjeffer
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London, ON
reply to milnoc
said by milnoc:

Kanuk coat. Canadian made. 'Nuff said. »kanuk.com

Canadian Made...that is why they are $700.


LazMan
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canada
reply to elwoodblues
Not snowing in Barrie right now, but cold... -22 plus windchill (reported at -27 ATM)


dirtyjeffer
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reply to milnoc
said by milnoc:

said by lugnut :

said by milnoc:

Kanuk coat. Canadian made. 'Nuff said. »kanuk.com

$900!!*!@&$@^&#@% Dollars For a PARKA!!!?!?!?!?!?

Mine is almost 10 years old. Paid $650 for it. Worth every penny. First time I've ever had a coat that actually kept me warm and didn't fall apart after only two years.

BTW, loved your reaction!

i have a Columbia jacket i got about 10 years ago that still looks like its new...i use it to when i use the snow blower now...it was about $150...my current winter jacket is going on it's 3rd winter...still looks new...$60 at Costco.

back in my late teens, i had a nice jacket...it was a really nice Descente ski jacket...paid $800 for it...had it two years before someone stole it...same thing happened to some nice sun glasses i used to own...never again.
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milnoc

join:2001-03-05
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reply to dirtyjeffer
I've never been warm in an Asian made coat. Always cold.

This Canadian made coat however, Ahhhhhh!
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donoreo
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North York, ON
reply to peterboro
I turned the seat heaters on in the car this morning. I never do that.


ekster
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Lachine, QC
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I zipped up my jacket today. That's about as far as I'll go. Not that cold yet.


elwoodblues
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said by donoreo:

I turned the seat heaters on in the car this morning. I never do that.

I always turn the ass warmers on, nothing like a nice warm bum while you're driving.


Gone
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It's cold.

This actually reminds me a lot of 2009. Very warm winter leading up to about Christmas, and then all hell broke loose with a long extended cold snap in January.


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reply to lugnut
said by lugnut :

$900!!*!@&$@^&#@% Dollars For a PARKA!!!?!?!?!?!?

Who do they sell these to? The Clampetts of Inuktuk?

These people are out of their minds. Gimme a $120 Sears Parka on sale any old day.

When my cousin bought a $800 Canada Goose jacket i laughed hysterically... Not to mention he waited 6 weeks for it because it was backordered...
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I got a coat by The North Face a couple of years ago at The Expedition Shoppe in Ottawa. I think it was $450 including taxes (there was a $50 coupon that came with buying that brand, so I used that to pay for some very warm gloves). That coat is very light and very warm - no problem walking in -30C temperatures with it (it hasn't really gotten colder than that since I've had it). Of course it's not made in Canada.

I get the impression that for Kanuk you have to either buy online or visit their store in Montreal? I like to try a coat on before buying it. I liked the Columbia coats in pictures, but when I tried them on I wasn't so thrilled.


urbanriot
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reply to peterboro
-14 here and that's cold enough.

My rule of thumb is anything less than -1 and I'm wearing long johns.