Wednesday, January 14, 2009

The Official Canadian Temperature Conversion Chart

While the temperature in Niagara is about to get down to minus 20 with the wind chill this evening as the tepmerature here is a warm minus 31. What's the difference you might ask? While Niagara is a wet cold and Yellowknife is a dry cold. So right now if you live in Niagara bundle up and try to keep warm. Just remember to think of me when it is below minus 50 because then even a wet minus 20 isn't as cold. 

Here are some tips on cold weather adjustments you should be making.  

Temperatures in the Garden City are expected to reach a meagre high of -11°C today and drop to -15°C tonight. The unseasonably cold forecast is even frostier for Thursday, when the mercury is supposed to plummet to a low of -18°C.

A friend sent me this a few weeks back. You have to understand that I am a Buffalo fan and he is a Toronto fan so him sending me this is pretty nice.

The Official Canadian Temperature Conversion Chart
From George Vandermeer

50° Fahrenheit (10° C)
Californians shiver uncontrollably.
Canadians plant gardens.

35° Fahrenheit (1.6° C)
Italian Cars won't start
Canadians drive with the windows down

32° Fahrenheit (0 ° C)
American water freezes
Canadian water gets thicker.

0° Fahrenheit (-17.9° C)
New York City landlords finally turn on the heat.
Canadians have the last cookout of the season.

-60° Fahrenheit (-51° C)
Mt. St. Helens freezes.
Canadian Girl Guides sell cookies door-to-door.

-100° Fahrenheit (-73° C)
Santa Claus abandons the North Pole.
Canadians pull down their ear flaps.

-173° Fahrenheit (-114° C)
Ethyl alcohol Freezes.
Canadians get frustrated when they can't thaw the
-460° Fahrenheit (-273° C)
Absolute zero; all atomic motion stops.
Canadians start saying "cold, eh?"

-500° Fahrenheit (-295° C)
Hell freezes over.
The Toronto Maple Leafs win the Stanley Cup

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