When The Big Chill hits Canada, things can get downright scary.
It gets so cold in Minnesota that sometimes we have to light matches and thaw out the light bulbs so we can turn them off.
I experienced 60 degrees below 0....In the hospital where I worked,we could not get the patients out of bed, and there was frost on the baseboards in the hospital.Walked home with a wool scarf over your nose in order to be able to breathe. The following year,I left for Hawaii and never returned to Canada!
Yes, these stories are true. I live in Alberta. Just this past December, 2017 the temperature was a crispy -43c, between Christmas and New Years. Keep your car plugged in, so the battery stays warm, keep your pets indoors, hunker down until it warms up! And it always does!
I lived in northern Minnesota on the iron range. One winter it was so cold that when people talked their word's froze as they tried to speak! When the thaw came in late July the whole range area was A thunderous roar of random word's being uttered!!
I moved south to central Minnesota as I just couldn't take the cold any longer being 65 year's old. Much better here. It was only 17 below last night and tomorrow it is going to shoot up to 1 below!!
In live in NB Canada. It gets cold here but not like those places mentioned. Ive saw -18°F or so a couple times. That's cold enough. Actually 75° is cold enough!
Salt will melt snow/ice until like 5° or 10°. So I'm not sure seawater freezes at 29°F.
A great list of stories about the Canadian winter! I'm sure they're all totally, 100% true because they remind me of tales my father and grandfather used to tell me about winter in "The Great White North."