Monday, January 28, 2008

Hibernating

Current temperature: -33 C. With wind chill: -48 C

Expected high today: -29 C

When I go to work later today, I may use my coffee break to go start Moby the van and run it for 10 minutes. There aren't any plug-ins at our outdoor parking lot so I can't plug in the block heater. I drove the kids to school today. We live close to the school (less than ten minutes' walk), but skin freezes in under two minutes at this temperature.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

What's that in Fahrenheit?

Canadian Girl said...

-33 C = -27.4 F
-48 C = -54.4 F
-29 C = -20.2 F

Brutal, isn't it?

The anonymous therapist said...

I am so sorry. I am originally from the far northern US, so I can comprehend the pain of the extreme cold, although I have never felt anything like that.

Where I live now people get out the parka at around 50 F.

I laugh at them. You have my respect and my sympathy.

Canadian Girl said...

Thanks for popping in, Anonymous Therapist. Weather like this only happens once or twice a year, but I'm a winter weather wimp. No one would ever guess that I was born and raised here, the way I carry on. I just have to tough it out for a couple of days more, and then the forecast is calling for milder temperatures. Until then, every time I go outside I'll be bundled up to the eyeballs in layer upon layer!