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What happens when winter temperatures are in the negative double digits? These reports caught our eye, not only because they made us shiver but also because, more often than not, they were prefaced with “I swear this is true.”
Yes, these are all reports from Canadians because, well, they know cold. Some of these accounts may indeed be apocryphal, but taken together, they give new meaning to the phrase “It was so cold that … .”
Several children got stuck to their playground equipment and had to be thawed off; Moosomin, Saskatchewan; December 19, 1983.
David Wayne Phillips, CM is a senior climatologist for Environment Canada (Department of the Environment), spokesperson for the Meteorological Service of Canada, and author. Read More from David Phillips