Calgary Right Now: The Place Where Hell Froze Over

colder-than-hell-frozen-over.PNGI rarely talk about anything as mundane as the weather on this blog, but it’s so cold right now in Calgary I thought it was worth mentioning. Almost everyone in the city is trying to figure out how they can avoid leaving their house! The screen shot to the left there shows the current temperature at 6:00 am: -31 degrees Celsius for my American readers is -23.8 degrees Fahrenheit. It’s supposed to go down to -37 degrees Celsius today, which is -34.6 degrees Fahrenheit. And that’s not the worse of it: when you factor in the wind chill from the 18 km/h wind, it’s effectively -45 degrees Celsius (-49 degrees Fahrenheit). I don’t tend to mind cooler weather, but this is just ridiculous…we’re even colder than Winnipeg (affectionately called Winterpig by some) today! At least it’s a dry cold. 😉