Record Temperatures


It’s cold… damn cold.

I don’t often listen to the weather. There’s not much I can do about it and it’s easier to look out the window. But this two week old story caught my attention today. The temperature in Guelph, Ontario tied a record from 1899. Hard to believe they kept accurate records back then. The low on February 13th was -28.9C or -20F.

Did you know (courtesy of OMG Facts):

There are only 5 countries in the world that still use Fahrenheit to measure temperature, the Bahamas, Belize, the Cayman Islands, Palau, and the United States.

I can understand wanting to stay with the Fahrenheit scale though. Psychologically, -20F seems a little warmer than -29C. Of the five, the US may be the only one that ever sees negative temperatures.

All around us, records are being broken. Kitchener, Wiarton, Delhi and Hamilton are a few cities suffering the chill. When you add the wind chill to the mix you reach a whole new level of brrrrrrr. When it’s this cold, I can expect a call from Florida. My father will start by talking about the weather up here, followed by how sorry he is we are so cold (usually there is some chuckling), followed by how warm it is in down South… thanks Dad.

Last night’s temperature was expected to reach -25 Celsius and I can honestly say that, yes, I’m sick of winter. I’d like one week of global warming since I have no plans to go some place warm any time soon.

Some older weather records from Canada:


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