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Discussion Starter · #21 ·
Gord Beaman wrote:

> Four degrees F ?!?...cripes, that's like -15C !...where do you
> live that it's been THAT cold yet this year?...it's the coldest
> that it's been here this year right now...and it's about -5C
> (about +25F). I'm in Eastern Canada (PEI)


I live near Ottawa, and the temperature hovered around -10 C (14 F) today.

But last December, 4 days before Christmas it was about -20 C (-4 F). And
2 days later it was 10 C (50 F) with rain. Weird!!!
 
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Discussion Starter · #22 ·
"Dan J.S." <[email protected]> wrote in message
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>I got off the train last night to walk back to my 4runner, and as I am
>walking, a GMC Yukon (brand new because I knew the guy) and an older Ford
>f-150 both were cranking away, and could not start their vehicles. It was 4
>degrees Fahrenheit according to my thermometer. I opened the door to the
>4runner (2003 model) and it cranked like a champ. Warmed it up for 60
>seconds and drove up to the two other guys to give them a lift. Both
>vehicles were still in the parking lot today.
>
> Thanks Toyota!
>


Back in 1990, or then three-year-old Corolla FX 16 only froze up once in its
still-going life (Sorry, Hachi)...in minus forty degree weather, in
Cole(COLD)brook, New Hampshire, which borders Canada.

It never did that again (We got the hell outta there!), and now it's in
Florida with my mom.

Natalie
 
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Discussion Starter · #23 ·
In article <[email protected]>,
"Ray O" <[email protected]> wrote:

> By about February, a warm place like Arizona, Texas, or Florida starts to
> look real attractive!


Here in the high desert of sunny Southern California, we have had a low of
19 degrees F the past two nights. A bit unusual for this early. However,
I must point out that in the desert there is often a 40 degree F
difference between the daily low and the high (because of the clear
atmosphere allowing the radiation of heat into space at night). The highs
the past couple of days have been near 60 F.

Merritt
 
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Discussion Starter · #24 ·
"Andrew Stephenson" <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:[email protected]
> In article <[email protected]>
> [email protected] "Ray O" writes:
>
>> [...] Our cats seem to be pretty good at predicting how cold
>> it will be outside. If it is less than 100 outside, we will
>> have 1 cat in our bed at night. Less than 40 degrees gets us 2
>> cats, and if it 0 outside, we will have all 3 cats.

>
> Let's hope you don't get many 4-cat winters.


Hence the name of the group, "Three Dog Night".


>
> I have this daft soundtrack running in my head, of a radio with a
> frantic announcer: "And now an extreme cold weather advisory. As
> of ten minutes ago, the federal 3-cat warning of 1600 hours today
> has been upgraded to a full 5-cat. Friends, take this seriously!
> Be sure you have laid in stocks of kibble and kitty litter..."
> --
> Andrew Stephenson
>
 
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Discussion Starter · #25 ·
"Ray O" <[email protected]> wrote:

>
>By about February, a warm place like Arizona, Texas, or Florida starts to
>look real attractive!


Well, there's lots of things worse than cold to think of Ray...I
think I'll just stay here and stay indoors for the most part in
winter, play computer and ham radio, the rest of the year is
absolutely gorgeous here...I live right on the shore of Malpeque
Bay. Have my own 100 feet of sandy beach.

Have a little motor-boat parked just offshore to poke around the
many little islands around here and fish some. Dig clams within
50 feet of my back porch, watch Sea Gulls and Blue Herons fish,
go into town 4 miles to have coffee and tell hairy flying tales
with my ex-service cronies...life is good...
--

-Gord.
(use gordon in email)
 
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Discussion Starter · #26 ·
On Wed, 07 Dec 2005 20:05:06 -0500, Wickeddoll® wrote:

>
> "Dan J.S." <[email protected]> wrote in message
> news:[email protected]
>>I got off the train last night to walk back to my 4runner, and as I am
>>walking, a GMC Yukon (brand new because I knew the guy) and an older Ford
>>f-150 both were cranking away, and could not start their vehicles. It was 4
>>degrees Fahrenheit according to my thermometer. I opened the door to the
>>4runner (2003 model) and it cranked like a champ. Warmed it up for 60
>>seconds and drove up to the two other guys to give them a lift. Both
>>vehicles were still in the parking lot today.
>>
>> Thanks Toyota!
>>

>
> Back in 1990, or then three-year-old Corolla FX 16 only froze up once in its
> still-going life (Sorry, Hachi)...


SURE you are! ;)

> in minus forty degree weather, in
> Cole(COLD)brook, New Hampshire, which borders Canada.
>
> It never did that again (We got the hell outta there!), and now it's in
> Florida with my mom.
>
> Natalie


--
Have your Virtual Pet spayed/neutered!!
 
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Discussion Starter · #27 ·
"Scott in Florida" <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:[email protected]
> On Wed, 7 Dec 2005 18:00:12 -0600, "Ray O"
> <[email protected]> wrote:
>
>>
>>"Scott in Florida" <[email protected]> wrote in message
>>news:[email protected]
>>> On Wed, 7 Dec 2005 16:46:24 -0600, "Ray O"
>>> <[email protected]> wrote:
>>>
>>>>
>>>>"Dan J.S." <[email protected]> wrote in message
>>>>news:[email protected]
>>>>
>>>><snipped>
>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Northwest of Chicago... we are in record freeze... even a story on
>>>>>>> CNN
>>>>>>> about it...
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Dan must live closer to the city. It was 1F at 6:00 AM in the
>>>>>> Schaumburg
>>>>>> area, the radio said it was below zero in Aurora, IL. It's supposed
>>>>>> to
>>>>>> get back into the 20's this weekend.
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> Actually Cary - and you are right, my home thermometer showed -1.5 F
>>>>> last
>>>>> night... i just verified with the wife (its an electronic gizmo that
>>>>> keeps
>>>>> a 365 day tally of all temps)...
>>>>
>>>>You're northwest of me. Cary usually seems to be at least 1 or 2
>>>>degrees
>>>>colder than the Schaumburg/Hoffman area. We have one of those Oregon
>>>>Scientific wireless indoor/outdoor thermometers that records the max/min
>>>>but
>>>>I haven't figured out how to read what the max/min temps are. Our cats
>>>>seem
>>>>to be pretty good at predicting how cold it will be outside. If it is
>>>>less
>>>>than 100 outside, we will have 1 cat in our bed at night. Less than 40
>>>>degrees gets us 2 cats, and if it 0 outside, we will have all 3 cats.
>>>
>>> ROFL....
>>>
>>> My cat does not give a damn about the weather....he loves to come in
>>> at about 3AM and lick my face....
>>>
>>> I am striking back at him....he now has a collar....and a leash.
>>>
>>> Ever try to take your cat for a walk...ROFL
>>>
>>> --
>>>
>>> Scott in Florida

>>
>>LOL! I haven't tried taking a cat for a walk although I occasionally take
>>my son's rabbit out.
>>
>>Our first dog was a Samoyed (acquired used, 5 yrs old, good condition, low
>>miles) who loved the cold weather. For example, this is the breed that
>>made
>>the first trip to the North Pole. If it was 0 out, we could leave this
>>dog
>>out for hours, and he would lay on his back as if he was sunning himself,
>>and he wouldn't want to come in when we called him. The bad news was, the
>>previous owner must have trained him to not do his business in his own
>>yard
>>so we had to take him for walks in the wooded area across the street.
>>Since
>>the cold weather was his element, the colder it was, the more he took his
>>time and the more frozen I'd be by the time he was done with his walk.

>
> ROFL..
>
> Animals do own us....don't they?
>
> --
>
> Scott in Florida


They sure do!
--
Ray O
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Discussion Starter · #28 ·
"Merritt Mullen" <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:[email protected]
> In article <[email protected]>,
> "Ray O" <[email protected]> wrote:
>
>> By about February, a warm place like Arizona, Texas, or Florida starts to
>> look real attractive!

>
> Here in the high desert of sunny Southern California, we have had a low of
> 19 degrees F the past two nights. A bit unusual for this early. However,
> I must point out that in the desert there is often a 40 degree F
> difference between the daily low and the high (because of the clear
> atmosphere allowing the radiation of heat into space at night). The highs
> the past couple of days have been near 60 F.
>
> Merritt


Hmmm 40 degree differences sound like summers in San Francisco!
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Discussion Starter · #29 ·
"Gord Beaman" <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:[email protected]
> "Ray O" <[email protected]> wrote:
>
>>
>>By about February, a warm place like Arizona, Texas, or Florida starts to
>>look real attractive!

>
> Well, there's lots of things worse than cold to think of Ray...I
> think I'll just stay here and stay indoors for the most part in
> winter, play computer and ham radio, the rest of the year is
> absolutely gorgeous here...I live right on the shore of Malpeque
> Bay. Have my own 100 feet of sandy beach.
>
> Have a little motor-boat parked just offshore to poke around the
> many little islands around here and fish some. Dig clams within
> 50 feet of my back porch, watch Sea Gulls and Blue Herons fish,
> go into town 4 miles to have coffee and tell hairy flying tales
> with my ex-service cronies...life is good...
> --
>
> -Gord.
> (use gordon in email)


Sound like the Good Life! You deserve it!
I once worked with a guy from Toyota Canada that lived in Halifax, it
sounded like he has the same surroundings as you, although his hobby is
making something he called "swish," I think you and TeGGeR called it
"screech." He brought me a sample, "screech" is a more descriptive name!
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Discussion Starter · #30 ·
"Andrew Stephenson" <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:[email protected]
> In article <[email protected]>
> [email protected] "Ray O" writes:
>
>> [...] Our cats seem to be pretty good at predicting how cold
>> it will be outside. If it is less than 100 outside, we will
>> have 1 cat in our bed at night. Less than 40 degrees gets us 2
>> cats, and if it 0 outside, we will have all 3 cats.

>
> Let's hope you don't get many 4-cat winters.
>
> I have this daft soundtrack running in my head, of a radio with a
> frantic announcer: "And now an extreme cold weather advisory. As
> of ten minutes ago, the federal 3-cat warning of 1600 hours today
> has been upgraded to a full 5-cat. Friends, take this seriously!
> Be sure you have laid in stocks of kibble and kitty litter..."
> --
> Andrew Stephenson
>

LOL! If we run out of cats, we have a Keeshond - a grey hairy dog and a
rabbit.
--
Ray O
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Discussion Starter · #31 ·
"Gord Beaman" <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:eek:[email protected]
> "Dan J.S." <[email protected]> wrote:
>
>>I got off the train last night to walk back to my 4runner, and as I am
>>walking, a GMC Yukon (brand new because I knew the guy) and an older Ford
>>f-150 both were cranking away, and could not start their vehicles. It was
>>4
>>degrees Fahrenheit according to my thermometer. I opened the door to the
>>4runner (2003 model) and it cranked like a champ. Warmed it up for 60
>>seconds and drove up to the two other guys to give them a lift. Both
>>vehicles were still in the parking lot today.
>>
>>Thanks Toyota!

>
> Four degrees F ?!?...cripes, that's like -15C !...where do you
> live that it's been THAT cold yet this year?...it's the coldest
> that it's been here this year right now...and it's about -5C
> (about +25F). I'm in Eastern Canada (PEI)
> --
>
> -Gord.
> (use gordon in email)


Two days ago it was 4 degrees F in Chicago.

Now it's 29 and Midway is going to be very close to a foot of snow.

Charles of Kankakee
 
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Discussion Starter · #32 ·
"Charles @ Kankakee" <[email protected]> wrote:

>
>"Gord Beaman" <[email protected]> wrote in message
>news:eek:[email protected]
>> "Dan J.S." <[email protected]> wrote:
>>
>>>I got off the train last night to walk back to my 4runner, and as I am
>>>walking, a GMC Yukon (brand new because I knew the guy) and an older Ford
>>>f-150 both were cranking away, and could not start their vehicles. It was
>>>4
>>>degrees Fahrenheit according to my thermometer. I opened the door to the
>>>4runner (2003 model) and it cranked like a champ. Warmed it up for 60
>>>seconds and drove up to the two other guys to give them a lift. Both
>>>vehicles were still in the parking lot today.
>>>
>>>Thanks Toyota!

>>
>> Four degrees F ?!?...cripes, that's like -15C !...where do you
>> live that it's been THAT cold yet this year?...it's the coldest
>> that it's been here this year right now...and it's about -5C
>> (about +25F). I'm in Eastern Canada (PEI)
>> --
>>
>> -Gord.
>> (use gordon in email)

>
>Two days ago it was 4 degrees F in Chicago.
>
>Now it's 29 and Midway is going to be very close to a foot of snow.
>
>Charles of Kankakee
>


You poor buggers...you need to "move way up here to the frozen
North" (Canada for some of the uninformed) where it's now +2C,
(34F) on Friday at noon, (and NO SNOW on the ground)...gee...
--

-Gord.
(use gordon in email)
 
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Discussion Starter · #33 ·
"Gord Beaman" <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:[email protected]
> "Charles @ Kankakee" <[email protected]> wrote:
>
>>
>>"Gord Beaman" <[email protected]> wrote in message
>>news:eek:[email protected]
>>> "Dan J.S." <[email protected]> wrote:
>>>
>>>>I got off the train last night to walk back to my 4runner, and as I am
>>>>walking, a GMC Yukon (brand new because I knew the guy) and an older
>>>>Ford
>>>>f-150 both were cranking away, and could not start their vehicles. It
>>>>was
>>>>4
>>>>degrees Fahrenheit according to my thermometer. I opened the door to the
>>>>4runner (2003 model) and it cranked like a champ. Warmed it up for 60
>>>>seconds and drove up to the two other guys to give them a lift. Both
>>>>vehicles were still in the parking lot today.
>>>>
>>>>Thanks Toyota!
>>>
>>> Four degrees F ?!?...cripes, that's like -15C !...where do you
>>> live that it's been THAT cold yet this year?...it's the coldest
>>> that it's been here this year right now...and it's about -5C
>>> (about +25F). I'm in Eastern Canada (PEI)
>>> --
>>>
>>> -Gord.
>>> (use gordon in email)

>>
>>Two days ago it was 4 degrees F in Chicago.
>>
>>Now it's 29 and Midway is going to be very close to a foot of snow.
>>
>>Charles of Kankakee
>>

>
> You poor buggers...you need to "move way up here to the frozen
> North" (Canada for some of the uninformed) where it's now +2C,
> (34F) on Friday at noon, (and NO SNOW on the ground)...gee...
> --
>
> -Gord.
> (use gordon in email)


Up here in the frozen subArctic, Edmonton, it's been near 7 or 8 CELSIUS all
day long. Most of the snow is gone.
 
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Discussion Starter · #34 ·
"Sharx35" <[email protected]> wrote:

>>>
>>>Two days ago it was 4 degrees F in Chicago.
>>>
>>>Now it's 29 and Midway is going to be very close to a foot of snow.
>>>
>>>Charles of Kankakee
>>>

>>
>> You poor buggers...you need to "move way up here to the frozen
>> North" (Canada for some of the uninformed) where it's now +2C,
>> (34F) on Friday at noon, (and NO SNOW on the ground)...gee...
>> --
>>
>> -Gord.
>> (use gordon in email)

>
>Up here in the frozen subArctic, Edmonton, it's been near 7 or 8 CELSIUS all
>day long. Most of the snow is gone.
>
>

(that's 46F boys)
>

Sigh...I'm just trying to smarten up some of the brilliant
Americans who think the Southern Canadian Border consists of a 15
foot wall of snow with nothing North of that but igloos and Polar
bears...

(so many Americans...so little time)

--

-Gord.
(use gordon in email)
 
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Discussion Starter · #35 ·
"Gord Beaman" <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:[email protected]
> "Sharx35" <[email protected]> wrote:
>
>>>>
>>>>Two days ago it was 4 degrees F in Chicago.
>>>>
>>>>Now it's 29 and Midway is going to be very close to a foot of snow.
>>>>
>>>>Charles of Kankakee
>>>>
>>>
>>> You poor buggers...you need to "move way up here to the frozen
>>> North" (Canada for some of the uninformed) where it's now +2C,
>>> (34F) on Friday at noon, (and NO SNOW on the ground)...gee...
>>> --
>>>
>>> -Gord.
>>> (use gordon in email)

>>
>>Up here in the frozen subArctic, Edmonton, it's been near 7 or 8 CELSIUS
>>all
>>day long. Most of the snow is gone.
>>
>>

> (that's 46F boys)
>>

> Sigh...I'm just trying to smarten up some of the brilliant
> Americans who think the Southern Canadian Border consists of a 15
> foot wall of snow with nothing North of that but igloos and Polar
> bears...
>
> (so many Americans...so little time)
>
> --
>
> -Gord.
> (use gordon in email)


I'm aware that not all of Canada is a frozen wasteland, like PEI and
Vancouver. On the other hand, Yellowknife is supposed to be a tad chilly in
the winter ;-)
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Discussion Starter · #36 ·
"Ray O" <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:[email protected]
>
> "Gord Beaman" <[email protected]> wrote in message
> news:[email protected]
>> "Sharx35" <[email protected]> wrote:
>>
>>>>>
>>>>>Two days ago it was 4 degrees F in Chicago.
>>>>>
>>>>>Now it's 29 and Midway is going to be very close to a foot of snow.
>>>>>
>>>>>Charles of Kankakee
>>>>>
>>>>
>>>> You poor buggers...you need to "move way up here to the frozen
>>>> North" (Canada for some of the uninformed) where it's now +2C,
>>>> (34F) on Friday at noon, (and NO SNOW on the ground)...gee...
>>>> --
>>>>
>>>> -Gord.
>>>> (use gordon in email)
>>>
>>>Up here in the frozen subArctic, Edmonton, it's been near 7 or 8 CELSIUS
>>>all
>>>day long. Most of the snow is gone.
>>>
>>>

>> (that's 46F boys)
>>>

>> Sigh...I'm just trying to smarten up some of the brilliant
>> Americans who think the Southern Canadian Border consists of a 15
>> foot wall of snow with nothing North of that but igloos and Polar
>> bears...
>>
>> (so many Americans...so little time)
>>
>> --
>>
>> -Gord.
>> (use gordon in email)

>
> I'm aware that not all of Canada is a frozen wasteland, like PEI and
> Vancouver. On the other hand, Yellowknife is supposed to be a tad chilly
> in the winter ;-)
> --
> Ray O
> correct the return address punctuation to reply


I do NOT understand why so many of my fellow Canadians get their shorts in a
knot when some American doesn't know some detail about Canada. It makes FAR
more sense for occupants of a SMALL nation to be fully aware of any
neighbouring LARGE nation. SO, fellow Canadians GROW UP, eh?

>
>
 
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Discussion Starter · #37 ·
"Sharx35" <[email protected]> wrote:

>
>"Ray O" <[email protected]> wrote in message
>news:[email protected]
>>
>> "Gord Beaman" <[email protected]> wrote in message
>> news:[email protected]
>>> "Sharx35" <[email protected]> wrote:
>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>Two days ago it was 4 degrees F in Chicago.
>>>>>>
>>>>>>Now it's 29 and Midway is going to be very close to a foot of snow.
>>>>>>
>>>>>>Charles of Kankakee
>>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> You poor buggers...you need to "move way up here to the frozen
>>>>> North" (Canada for some of the uninformed) where it's now +2C,
>>>>> (34F) on Friday at noon, (and NO SNOW on the ground)...gee...
>>>>> --
>>>>>
>>>>> -Gord.
>>>>> (use gordon in email)
>>>>
>>>>Up here in the frozen subArctic, Edmonton, it's been near 7 or 8 CELSIUS
>>>>all
>>>>day long. Most of the snow is gone.
>>>>
>>>>
>>> (that's 46F boys)
>>>>
>>> Sigh...I'm just trying to smarten up some of the brilliant
>>> Americans who think the Southern Canadian Border consists of a 15
>>> foot wall of snow with nothing North of that but igloos and Polar
>>> bears...
>>>
>>> (so many Americans...so little time)
>>>
>>> --
>>>
>>> -Gord.
>>> (use gordon in email)

>>
>> I'm aware that not all of Canada is a frozen wasteland, like PEI and
>> Vancouver. On the other hand, Yellowknife is supposed to be a tad chilly
>> in the winter ;-)
>> --
>> Ray O
>> correct the return address punctuation to reply

>
>I do NOT understand why so many of my fellow Canadians get their shorts in a
>knot when some American doesn't know some detail about Canada. It makes FAR
>more sense for occupants of a SMALL nation to be fully aware of any
>neighbouring LARGE nation. SO, fellow Canadians GROW UP, eh?
>


I absolutely fully agree Sharksie...it's just common sense, BUT,
you gotta agree that there's not much 'world knowledge' taught in
the US primary schools. The US is, of course a fairly large
country, what?, ~300 million, that's ~10 times the population of
a lightly inhabited country like Canada (even though Canada is
larger in area than the US) but is pretty chintzy when compared
to China at roughly 2.4 BILLION!...and is not even quite twice
the area of the US...or Japan at 127 Million (and smaller than
California)

I've travelled all over the US and find it amazing how little
most of the population knows of any area outside their
borders...I've attended airshows a lot in the US where we'd have
a Canadian Forces aircraft on display with ourselves in flight
gear around it to talk with the locals. Pretty bad I'll tell
you...embarrassing to have to tell another adult that we're from
a country a couple of hundred miles North of them who have a
military, design and build our own aircraft (and sell some of
them to the US...). I'm not kidding you. These scenarios aren't
isolated either.
--

-Gord.
(use gordon in email)
 
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Discussion Starter · #38 ·
"Ray O" <[email protected]> wrote:

>
>"Gord Beaman" <[email protected]> wrote in message
>news:[email protected]
>> "Sharx35" <[email protected]> wrote:
>>
>>>>>
>>>>>Two days ago it was 4 degrees F in Chicago.
>>>>>
>>>>>Now it's 29 and Midway is going to be very close to a foot of snow.
>>>>>
>>>>>Charles of Kankakee
>>>>>
>>>>
>>>> You poor buggers...you need to "move way up here to the frozen
>>>> North" (Canada for some of the uninformed) where it's now +2C,
>>>> (34F) on Friday at noon, (and NO SNOW on the ground)...gee...
>>>> --
>>>>
>>>> -Gord.
>>>> (use gordon in email)
>>>
>>>Up here in the frozen subArctic, Edmonton, it's been near 7 or 8 CELSIUS
>>>all
>>>day long. Most of the snow is gone.
>>>
>>>

>> (that's 46F boys)
>>>

>> Sigh...I'm just trying to smarten up some of the brilliant
>> Americans who think the Southern Canadian Border consists of a 15
>> foot wall of snow with nothing North of that but igloos and Polar
>> bears...
>>
>> (so many Americans...so little time)
>>
>> --
>>
>> -Gord.
>> (use gordon in email)

>
>I'm aware that not all of Canada is a frozen wasteland, like PEI and
>Vancouver. On the other hand, Yellowknife is supposed to be a tad chilly in
>the winter ;-)


Damned right Ray...but look at where it's located...looks like
about 100 miles North of the North border of Alberta which is at
60N, that's getting into the Arctic...so, sure it's gonna be
cold. And I know cold too, I flew with Air Transport Command all
over the Arctic for 10 years or so.

We were into every air-strip (mostly gravel) up there that would
accommodate a C-119 (medium sized twin engined transport)
--

-Gord.
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Discussion Starter · #39 ·
"Gord Beaman" <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:[email protected]
> "Ray O" <[email protected]> wrote:
>
>>
>>"Gord Beaman" <[email protected]> wrote in message
>>news:[email protected]
>>> "Sharx35" <[email protected]> wrote:
>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>Two days ago it was 4 degrees F in Chicago.
>>>>>>
>>>>>>Now it's 29 and Midway is going to be very close to a foot of snow.
>>>>>>
>>>>>>Charles of Kankakee
>>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> You poor buggers...you need to "move way up here to the frozen
>>>>> North" (Canada for some of the uninformed) where it's now +2C,
>>>>> (34F) on Friday at noon, (and NO SNOW on the ground)...gee...
>>>>> --
>>>>>
>>>>> -Gord.
>>>>> (use gordon in email)
>>>>
>>>>Up here in the frozen subArctic, Edmonton, it's been near 7 or 8 CELSIUS
>>>>all
>>>>day long. Most of the snow is gone.
>>>>
>>>>
>>> (that's 46F boys)
>>>>
>>> Sigh...I'm just trying to smarten up some of the brilliant
>>> Americans who think the Southern Canadian Border consists of a 15
>>> foot wall of snow with nothing North of that but igloos and Polar
>>> bears...
>>>
>>> (so many Americans...so little time)
>>>
>>> --
>>>
>>> -Gord.
>>> (use gordon in email)

>>
>>I'm aware that not all of Canada is a frozen wasteland, like PEI and
>>Vancouver. On the other hand, Yellowknife is supposed to be a tad chilly
>>in
>>the winter ;-)

>
> Damned right Ray...but look at where it's located...looks like
> about 100 miles North of the North border of Alberta which is at
> 60N, that's getting into the Arctic...so, sure it's gonna be
> cold. And I know cold too, I flew with Air Transport Command all
> over the Arctic for 10 years or so.
>
> We were into every air-strip (mostly gravel) up there that would
> accommodate a C-119 (medium sized twin engined transport)
> --
>
> -Gord.
> (use gordon in email)


I trained the guy who had Yellowknife in his territory. He had Vancouver
before that and must have upset his boss to get banished to the hinterlands
like that!
--
Ray O
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