Good thing it warms up in the daytime...

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Good thing it warms up in the daytime...

Post by AlbertaTime » December 6th 2022, 4:27pm

By noon, it was a balmy -30°C, but at 8AM it was...

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About -35°F. Wear a jacket, and maybe gloves and toque, eh.
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Re: Good thing it warms up in the daytime...

Post by AlbertaTime » December 6th 2022, 6:43pm

jason_recliner wrote:
December 6th 2022, 5:03pm
Yeah nah. 31 today. In real degrees. Gonna go for a swim after my meetings.
I hope it's wonderful!!

Here's the real weirdness. I walked out of my house to go to work in my full winter gear, taking no chances, all bundled up expecting the high winds (so very high wind chill) we're had over the last week. A strong wind and -37 can get you to an immediate -45/48. No word of a lie, that can be brutal--biting and painful on anything exposed, even for a very short run to the car. You do it, but you don't want to do it, at all.

But it was quite calm and I had my jacket undone before I got to the car.

In fairness, if it would have been a five minute walk--oh yeah, bundle up, big-time, for sure.

But just to go to the car, nah. Not if it's not windy.
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Re: Good thing it warms up in the daytime...

Post by Mark1 » December 8th 2022, 3:48pm

This is why I only lasted one winter in the oilfields of North Dakota. The bitterly cold winds, coming down from Canada primarily, could drop the wind chill down to 50 below or more. Do you have to plug your car into a block heater to get it started?
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Re: Good thing it warms up in the daytime...

Post by AlbertaTime » December 8th 2022, 4:21pm

Mark1 wrote:
December 8th 2022, 3:48pm
Do you have to plug your car into a block heater to get it started?
Once it gets to -15 to 20C, yep. The car is plugged in to keep the block/pan warm.

And: I *always* carry a battery booster in the winter because, especially at -30 to -50C, you might end up in a place with no plug-in, and batteries sure don't work their best at those temperatures.
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