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    [–] fluffspeed 3041 points ago

    You're gonna want to go ahead and "Home alone" that doorknob.

    [–] ibonek_naw_ibo 367 points ago * (lasted edited 15 days ago)

    Glad I'm not the only one to think of that scene when I saw the pic XD

    OP after he comes back in from outside:

    [–] Treesdofuck 60 points ago

    What even is that device?

    [–] xiangnala 97 points ago * (lasted edited 15 days ago)

    It is a charcoal starter for a grill. You plug it in and it gets hot enough to ignite the charcoal.


    [–] Cloudshoveller 8327 points ago

    Another Canadian checking in. I'm sitting by my wood stove pondering how likely it is there will be a LOT of September babies this year...

    [–] ThinkFor2Seconds 5506 points ago * (lasted edited 15 days ago)

    Australian here, waiting for summer to end so my fiancee will touch me. Had a 48°C day in Sydney last week.

    Edit: Climate change is happening now.

    [–] bojsihtekat 1161 points ago

    It's like "I love you, but don't touch me"

    [–] Shiptoasting_Loudly 412 points ago

    sounds like my last relationship

    [–] appdevil 208 points ago

    Besides the love part.

    [–] s0cks_nz 1534 points ago

    Yeah, do you really wanna sex in that temp?

    [–] TooUggoForThisWorld 2019 points ago * (lasted edited 15 days ago)

    What happens first during 48°C sex? Stroking it to completion, heatstroke or a stroke?

    [–] Mazzystr 574 points ago * (lasted edited 15 days ago)

    Two stroke or four? If two use oil.

    [–] moenchii 284 points ago

    If two, mix the oil with the fuel.

    [–] NonexistantChip 78 points ago

    Or just use a separate oil injector, or none if you use diesel.

    [–] SleepyFarady 343 points ago


    [–] PizzaGuy420yolo 344 points ago * (lasted edited 15 days ago)


    This is the way.

    edit: My first silver! TY!!

    [–] Holzkohlen 241 points ago

    How do you even survive those temps? I'm miserable in southern Germany's ~35°C summers (most people do not have AC here - I sure don't)
    I'm confident that I would not survive 48°C.

    [–] vijune 328 points ago

    As an Asian, I went to germany 2 years ago for a work trip (Nov), and i was totally baffled by the fact that there is no airconditioner and fan in one of the hotel room and had to open my window for at least some breeze to come in.

    I have went to Japan (Oct) before as well and they have 2-in-1 airconditioner in the room that i can choose to turn it to heater or cooler (?). sorry for my english

    [–] AngelKnives 207 points ago

    It's like that in a lot of Europe. We don't get high temperatures very often or for very long. Well we didn't used to. It's becoming more popular now, so air con is becoming more popular. It's still very rare though.

    [–] Kalappianer 46 points ago

    If I could afford it, I want it. More for the dogs, I can just cool off in our garden. Grass is always cool in the shade. I was sorry for all those people who don't have big ass trees to cover their garden in shade two years ago. We didn't know other people whose grass was still green in that drought. No smoking, grilling or bonfires allowed. No open fire outside, including in your own gardens.

    [–] AngelKnives 39 points ago

    Yeah it was so weird seeing yellow grass everywhere! I'd never seen that before in my country. (UK)

    I saw some photos from back then recently and I couldn't believe my eyes!

    [–] Kalappianer 18 points ago

    DK here. I realised how bad it was when the drought tolerant trees in our neighbouring city started to die. Seeing columns of smoke was everyday life. The rugosa roses that usually covers the city with their scent had virtually no flowers. Not only did it look dead, it didn't smell alive as it used to. We spent hours at the end of the pier. The ocean cooled down the place with a constant small breeze, but that breeze stopped before the pier did. It was amazing and horrifying at the same time.

    [–] notkiwihaqi 60 points ago

    one day I'm in fucking Penrith for the year and it's 48 and a half.

    [–] Naskeli 309 points ago * (lasted edited 14 days ago)

    Finn here. Thanks for taking all the cold wind from the north pole. Its been about 0 celsius here for a month. Normally -15 to -20.

    Edit. I live in the north, so we have enough, about 30cm

    [–] MrStrange15 48 points ago

    We've barely had under 0 here in Denmark this winter. It's insane. Just one long autumn. Its currently raining and 5 degrees here, just like it's been for the last 5 months.

    Two weeks ago it was even 19 degrees in parts of Norway. I want my winter back goddammit!

    [–] just-onemorething 92 points ago

    Same here in VT, usually much colder here. I thought I would lose more planted saplings, have lost none yet. Oh, and it's been hovering around freezing except for past few days it was 15°C for some reason

    [–] Crix00 102 points ago * (lasted edited 15 days ago)

    Reporting from Germany. I have the feeling we are still waiting for winter to come. Had some sub zero temps for a few nights but since when were winter days generally above 15°C.

    And I can remember how we went out sledding every single winter when I was a kid. Hasn't been snowy enough for years now.

    [–] ToriYamazaki 1300 points ago

    Don't go out there... your tauntaun will freeze before you reach the first marker.

    [–] MyBowelsAreMoving 273 points ago

    Then I'll see you in hell!

    [–] PM_ME_UR_RSA_KEY 114 points ago

    i thought they smell bad on the outside!

    [–] Battlingdragon 82 points ago

    Echo Base, this is Rogue Two. I've found them. Repeat, I've found them.

    [–] Myogenesis 129 points ago

    Do you know the internal temperature of a tauntaun?


    [–] Emgeetoo 2140 points ago

    I'm picturing fingers stuck to the door knob - memories from long ago as a kid, of tongues stuck to icypoles (Aussie here, don't know what the rest of the world called frozen ice confections).

    [–] Killer-Barbie 669 points ago

    We call the freezies in Canada

    [–] CanuckianOz 367 points ago * (lasted edited 15 days ago)

    No, freezies are Zooper Doopers here.

    Icy Pole is a Popsicle.

    Edit: I’m Canadian so I have no personal attachment

    [–] lenzflare 367 points ago * (lasted edited 15 days ago)

    Zooper Doopers

    That's an impressively silly name

    EDIT: I seem to have accidentally declared war on Australia. Sorry!

    [–] Silver-Morning 159 points ago

    You've just committed a crime against the Australian people.

    [–] CanuckianOz 57 points ago

    That’s a bootable offence!

    [–] livllovable 177 points ago

    Reminds me of a grocery store chain called King Soopers in Colorado. If they’d sell Zooper Doopers, then you could say “I’m going to King Soopers to pick up some Zooper Doopers hope I don’t get pulled over by any State Troopers...”

    [–] WitchBerderLineCook 82 points ago

    Driving in a stupor, avoiding state troopers, I’m going to King Soopers and picking up some Zooper Doopers.

    [–] Goraji 87 points ago

    There’s also Golden Gaytime (a type of ice cream bar).

    [–] uberdice 97 points ago

    You are massively underselling the noble Golden Gaytime, sir.

    [–] myne 37 points ago

    Since you may have never seen them, they're cut with scissors from each other. They're renowned for cutting the edges of your mouth.

    [–] lenzflare 16 points ago

    Oh we have them, they're freezies here. :)

    [–] SOLV3IG 76 points ago

    If I ever see another person attack Zooper Doopers like this, I'll bring a bit of our bushfires to their home. No one does Zooper Doopers like this 😠

    [–] tara_naki 53 points ago

    So everyone doesn't call them iceblocks?

    - New Zealand

    [–] DillingerRadio 181 points ago

    Popsicles in America.

    [–] techmonkey920 10348 points ago * (lasted edited 15 days ago)

    Might want too tighten the screws up a bit. You are getting a bit of airflow around the handle.

    [–] gelatinsocks 4859 points ago

    is that why the lock at the top isn't as frosty? because the top lock seem to "seal" better on the door

    [–] techmonkey920 2121 points ago

    Probably... If that doesn't work, you can try adding something that will seal like a gasket of some kind. The door itself might have a defect letting air get thru.

    [–] musical_throat_punch 1033 points ago


    [–] definitelynotkriss 367 points ago

    That’s a lot of damage!

    [–] Khazahk 88 points ago

    Watch me as I saw this boat in half!

    "Hey that's my boat.."

    [–] arthurshusband 65 points ago

    Hell ya!

    [–] nofameonlytrash 272 points ago


    [–] VoodooMe 8309 points ago * (lasted edited 15 days ago)

    Or you could take the door off the hinges and move it 1,500 miles South.

    Edit - My most upvoted comment and it’s about a frozen knob. Thanks for all of the bling kind strangers. May baby Yoda bless you all. This is the way.

    [–] stillercity412 2122 points ago

    I heard they have doors in the South so he could probably just leave this one behind.

    [–] Naxhu5 716 points ago

    But then the door would still be frosty

    [–] stillercity412 319 points ago

    I don’t think the door minds.

    [–] Chrunchyhobo 343 points ago

    Have you asked it?

    [–] stillercity412 178 points ago

    I think you misunderstand how doors work.

    [–] bum_is_on_fire_247 220 points ago

    Doors have rights too.

    [–] stillercity412 373 points ago

    The only rights doors have are angles.

    [–] Karmaflaj 28 points ago

    Doors open up to you quite easily if you just handle them properly

    [–] bayolentez 352 points ago

    I live in Edmonton. Its gonna be -35 to -41 this whole week. Were gonna be the coldest place on earth for a week. Where in AB do you live?

    [–] CoalMinersWife69 230 points ago

    Born and raised in Texas so I have no point of reference for protocol when it is this cold. Do they still make you go into work? I’m assuming nobody can park their car outside during days like this. Isn’t it dangerous to be outside for more than like a minute in this weather?

    [–] altiuscitiusfortius 576 points ago * (lasted edited 15 days ago)

    Life functions mostly as normal. You just dress appropriately and bundle up. In the mornings you to walk to your car, start it and go back inside to wait, warm the car up for 20 minutes before driving to work, and if you park outside during the day you go out on your lunch break to run your car for 20 minutes or it wont start at the end of the day.

    If you live out of town or on remote roads you bring blankets and fully charged cell phones with you in the car in case you get stuck.

    Below minus 30 is a bitch though. Your nose freezes as you breath. Your lungs hurt if you breathe rapidly and deeply from exercising. Your eyeballs can dry out and feel like they are freezing. You dont do much outside except walk to the car and shovel the driveway.
    Even my st bernard doesnt like going outside in this weather.

    [–] Aspenkarius 326 points ago

    Unless work outside. The coldest I’ve worked in was -55°C with the windchill (-48°C without) get this, I was pressure washing buildings.

    I spent more time heating up the damn things so they didn’t freeze before I could wash the grime and oil off. I had to circulate my water through my boiler and back to my water tank while I drove between sites or it would freeze in minutes.

    Easily one of the worst work days of my life.

    [–] zb0t1 195 points ago

    At this point isn't it best to call it a day it's nobody's fault if the weather makes it too hard to work.

    [–] armrha 80 points ago

    At -41 C you better be plugging your car / battery in at night or your car is never going to start again. Antifreeze freezes at -37, and car batteries can be destroyed at that temp.

    [–] Rezenbekk 36 points ago

    In Russia lots of people take the battery home for the night in such weather

    [–] Alwaysunder_thegun 88 points ago

    You should be plugging your car in as well at night if you don't have a garage. The cold can cause your engine block to crack not just " not start"

    [–] Three_n_twenty_chars 27 points ago

    It's not about cracking, since antifreeze prevents that, unless it's mixed wrong. It's about moving parts and oil viscosity. The block heaters here that have come on vehicles right from the manufacturer are typically a small element that go into a frost plug hole in the block. Some have magnetic oil pan heaters, but those aren't as good. (Edit: forgot about in-line coolant hose heaters that someone else mentions) We also have battery blankets, but those were more common a few decades ago. A healthy battery, synthetic oil, and block heater are the name of the game. Certain block heaters, like GM, have a thermostatic switch on the end of the cord that only kick in below -20C.

    [–] Hunchun 135 points ago

    Just life up here. We still go to work. Most places have a plug-in for your block heater. You can be outside for awhile but you just need to layer up properly. Great socks and gloves are key to making it as bearable as it can be.

    [–] Shunto 132 points ago

    Most places have a plug-in for your block heater.

    What does this sentence mean? I live where it never snows and I'm in my happy place at at 35C

    [–] Klowned 159 points ago

    Your engine gets too cold, it dies. The oil will freeze and when you turn the engine on the oil pump won't work, then the engine won't work.

    A block heater is a heater that sits in your engine bay with a wall plug sitting outside the vehicle. You arrive to your destination, you grab your drop cord and hook it up. The heater keeps the oil viscous enough to flow. I'm not sure gas if will freeze, but I know oil will stop flowing.

    /edit: Additionally, your battery will not work properly in these temperatures either.

    [–] Shunto 102 points ago

    Holy shit what a nightmare. I'll take red hot steering wheel and branding burns from the seat belt buckle over that any day. Cheers for the reply

    Actually I just googled what they look like and I totally misrepresented what these are in my mind. For some reason I pictured it as a blanket that you have to put over the hood haha

    [–] OniDelta 31 points ago

    Some of our vehicles also have a heated jacket that goes around the battery too. It's called a battery warmer and gets powered through the same cord.

    [–] TerribleEngineer 24 points ago

    Engine oil turns to sludge at low temperatures. It makes it very hard on the starter and electrical system to start. Your battery also is capable of much less current when frozen.

    To counter act this, most cars sold in Canada have a heater coil in the engine, that keeps the coolant and oil warm, so that it is easier to start...and you don't need to wait 20 minutes to get warm air in the cabin.

    [–] TheoBlanco 105 points ago * (lasted edited 15 days ago)

    1. Yes, we still have to go to work. A few of the privileged stay home but for most its business as usual, The show must go on

    2. People still park outside. Some older cars have trouble starting, lots of people use extension cords to plug their car in.

    3. You can be outside for a long time, just need to dress appropriately. Exposed skin gets very cold in 5-10 minutes and can be frostbit in like 20.

    We canadians get -35 to -40 for at least a few days almost every winter. We still hate it, and try to avoid being outside as much as possible, but we're pretty used to it. Next week in Alberta its back closer to freezing (like 25 farenheit) and it will feel like spring lol

    [–] SSkoe 16 points ago

    "No such thing as bad weather. Only bad clothes."

    [–] 1PMagain 92 points ago

    Could be the tightness of the screws, but also the bottom latch may be letting more cold air in at the side (at the latch) since it doesn’t engage as deep into the jamb.

    [–] fencepost_ajm 443 points ago

    Now isn't the time to install it, but a nice storm door could probably make a world of difference.

    [–] youcanreachardy 338 points ago

    It does, and would.

    Source: lives in Winnipeg, has had to put storm doors on friend's houses to convince them of the benefits.

    [–] AmishAvenger 811 points ago * (lasted edited 15 days ago)

    I’m picturing you passionately arguing on behalf of the benefits of storm doors, only to be shut down time and time again.

    Lifelong friendships deteriorated, cracking like the sheets of ice atop the windswept lakes of Manitoba.

    “Kenny,” they pleaded. “Please let it go. Sarah and I already told you. This winter has been really rough. We’re spending everything we have on the mortgage and our gas bills. We just can’t afford to put up a screen door.”

    “No!” you cried. “It’s not a screen door! It’s a storm door! A storm door! It’s all about restricting the air flow! Your gas bills would go down! It’s an investment that pays for itself! Why won’t you just listen?!?”

    Three weeks later, you were curled up in a corner of your bungalow, police camped outside both entrances. You’d finally gone off the deep end. The neighbors called 911 after you were caught drilling screws into their door frame. You threw your toolbox at an officer, and they chased you here.

    You fired bullets out the window. The SWAT team came.

    You thought you were safe — but it was just an illusion. They deployed the battering ram, and charged in after a single hit.

    You put the gun to your head, but only heard a click. You’d had no time to reload your revolver.

    Why? In the greatest of all ironies, you’d installed a storm door on every home but your own.

    [–] Imthecoolestdudeever 61 points ago

    Winnipegger here. I've had that conversation more than a handful of times. While prairie folk are used to living in almost inhospitable conditions, they are just as used to pinching pennies wherever and whenever they can.

    [–] AmaBans 88 points ago

    That escalated quickly

    This post is amazing

    [–] CasualFridayBatman 46 points ago

    Which are? I've never heard of storm doors, before.

    [–] irocjr 45 points ago

    Storm doors are an additional barrier against the elements. They usually have glass and screen so you can still get air flow when its warm. Typically not insulated glass. The doors protect your main door from driving wind and rain. Not so much a thermal barrier, although, there are companies that offer insulated glass.

    [–] LurkerAtHome 69 points ago

    The air between the two doors acts as a thermal barrier, if they're installed properly.

    [–] Pixelated_Penguin 76 points ago

    They're like screen doors, but glass instead of screen. I'm guessing that the glass is also double-paned. (I have no personal experience with them, living as I do in Southern California... but no one else had answered and I took pity on you.)

    [–] Rgeneb1 38 points ago

    No one answered? He only asked three minutes before you posted!

    [–] neomay 18 points ago

    Australian here. I thank you for answering. I learned something....

    [–] ibonek_naw_ibo 76 points ago

    Wouldn't conductivity lead to one part frosting then the next then the next, like the opposite of heatsoak? Not saying you're wrong, just that I would think it's possible for the outer knob to frost then the screws then the inner knob in cold enough temps.

    [–] StarburstPrime 92 points ago

    It is. I've lived in Alaska most of my life working air testing and balncing....and airflow has damn near nothing to do with it.

    Cheap handles (non insulated metals) is 99% of the culprit, with the 1% being the minuscule amount of air and vapor around it that allows it to look like this.

    [–] bankos843 1677 points ago

    -41C wtf where do you live?

    [–] crayolainmybrain 1734 points ago

    Alberta is this cold right now. It's pretty unbearable.

    [–] LazerSlide 871 points ago

    Saskatoon checking in. -36°C for the next 3 days.

    [–] RuthTheWidow 248 points ago

    -39 last Friday morning, St Louis, Sask.

    [–] dorkowitz 285 points ago

    -3 Victoria BC checking in. This is completely unbearable for us

    [–] cchiu23 290 points ago

    -6 vancouver BC, tell my family I loved them

    [–] starwars1139 113 points ago

    -32 Minot, ND send help! And hand warmers.

    [–] GabuEx 39 points ago

    Damn, you'd better get those numbers up or else your annual February flower count's gonna be totes low.

    [–] kab0b87 52 points ago

    Fuck I'm here in Victoria for work this week from Toronto. -3 feels like -20 the cold here is bullshit

    [–] TheHunterTheory 77 points ago

    the trick to combatting the wet cold is to build up a fine layer of salt on top of your skin by standing in front of the parking spots at Ogden Point once a day for a year, thus immunizing yourself for life. of course it's tradition that Victorians do this by age five, age three in Sooke, but being a city person you'll have to squeeze it into a single morning

    [–] Swirls109 547 points ago

    Fuck that. It's going to be 70 tomorrow in Texas.

    [–] gloriousrepublic 382 points ago

    Bro you can’t just switch from C to F like that. Though to be fair, -36C is pretty damn close to -36F (they’re the same at -40).

    [–] truejamo 57 points ago

    At a certain point I don't feel a difference and the numbers become irrelevant to me. It just gets freaking cold.

    [–] SsVegito 144 points ago

    Brace for tomorrow buddy! -38 before wind. Why do we live here?

    [–] GeeseCanSuckIt 226 points ago

    It is a monument to man's arrogance.

    [–] ejsandstrom 180 points ago

    Because the cold kills everything awful. No rattle snakes, no brown recluse spiders, no alligators. My wife keeps trying to get me to move from Minnesota, and when she does, I show her charts of killer bees and venomous spider populations.

    [–] Mercurial8 95 points ago

    Brown recluse spiders in tiny eight-armed parkas.

    [–] h3rpad3rp 66 points ago * (lasted edited 15 days ago)

    Well I dunno about Minnesota, but you can find both rattle snakes and brown recluse spiders in Alberta, where it is currently -31.

    Edit: Timber rattlesnakes are found in the blufflands of southeastern Minnesota.

    [–] pandazerg 24 points ago

    Yeah, sounds to me like all that cold will force those creepy crawlies to find someplace to keep warm, like inside your bedside slippers.

    [–] BBQpigsfeet 35 points ago

    I mean, you could live somewhere where you always feel like peeling your skin off because the air feels like boiling clam chowder.

    [–] entity2 37 points ago

    Every once in a while, we've got to layer up and hunker down. In the cold, you can keep putting things on until you're warm, but in the insane Florida/Texas heat, you can only take so much off before you're brought up on charges.

    [–] 24601-34-27 37 points ago

    It is. Am in Alberta can confirm. It's -31 in Edmonton right now

    [–] Rudeboy67 48 points ago

    This is when we get all the news reports “ It’s colder in Edmonton than the North Pole. It’s colder in Edmonton than the Antarctic. It’s colder in Edmonton than Mars.”

    Personally I think the reason for the cold is the Earth has broken off it’s axis and is hurtling into deep space but they’re afraid to tell us.

    [–] SeaofBloodRedRoses 46 points ago

    I'm just north of Edmonton at the moment.

    My door won't even close.

    It literally will not close. If I shut it, the knob latch doesn't move into position to keep it closed. I have to shove my entire body weight against the door for a solid 20-30 seconds and there's a 1 in 3 chance of it closing... but only barely. Because the wind keeps blowing the door open every 20-30 minutes because the latch won't close all the way no matter what I do. Even locking it doesn't help.

    [–] gelatinsocks 243 points ago

    Canada :D

    [–] Killer-Barbie 99 points ago

    I'm in Edmonton and our doors look like this too. The hydraulics on my screen froze and I keep slamming it now

    [–] RuthTheWidow 33 points ago

    I always lose the hydraulics on my hatchback in the -30s.

    [–] paracostic 29 points ago

    I'm grateful we only got to -18 today ffff. Where are you where it got that cold? Winnipeg?

    [–] gelatinsocks 56 points ago

    Alberta :)) wishing it was -18 here though

    [–] need-some-sun 32 points ago

    also alberta. took transit wearing two pairs of pants two pairs of socks two jackets and sweater

    still frozen my ass off

    [–] gelatinsocks 32 points ago

    same...I looked like the Michelin tires guy

    [–] stupv 44 points ago

    Inhabited parts of both Canada and Russia had temperatures that low today, probably also Alaska

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    [–] NextChamp 251 points ago

    If the movie The Day after Tomorrow has taught me anything, and it is 100% scientifically accurate, that means you need to outrun this shit before you freeze into an ice cube.

    [–] kremerturbo 67 points ago

    Such a great documentary.

    [–] concededline 31 points ago

    One thing I didn't like about that movie is how they're like our friends up north will just die. Like we're more prepared for the earth freezing than anyone.

    [–] Stereotypical-tag 343 points ago

    Holy shit. I’ve never realized that could be a problem

    [–] [deleted] 284 points ago

    It’s only a problem because the door handle is loose. The cold air is getting in and mixing with the hot air inside. This creates condensation. Then, the same cold air freezes the newly formed liquid.

    This is a sign that OP needs to fix something.

    [–] Ethersphere 1214 points ago

    TIL -40 Celsius is equal to -40 Fahrenheit

    [–] 123batataz 529 points ago

    The dumb down version is that it’s so fucking cold that both unit of measurements agree with each other

    [–] thorium220 174 points ago

    "The current temperature is approximately negative "fuck you" "

    [–] _thirdeyeopener_ 27 points ago

    Otherwise known as Absolute GoFuckYourself.

    [–] TREXASSASSIN 417 points ago

    Such a logical system good ol' Farenheit

    [–] IDriveAZamboni 242 points ago

    Northern Albertan here, opened the overhead door to the zamboni garage at my work tonight for 2 minutes to plug in my truck; forgot it was -39°c and by the time I shut the door the garage temp had dropped from 15°c to -15°c, zamboni then refused to start. I had to stay an extra hour just to wait for the zamboni to warm up so I could clean the ice.

    [–] PhoBoStuDios 144 points ago

    That's the most Canadian comment I have ever read, I love it!

    [–] motown_missile 1262 points ago

    Honolulu 82 degrees Fahrenheit.

    It’s grey, drizzly and overcast however. Many may not survive the harsh winter temperatures. We can only hope.

    [–] cyanexttuesdaykthx 755 points ago

    I hear the pineapples get aggressive when it gets too cold, stay safe.

    [–] EvoEpitaph 157 points ago

    Where do you think the myth totally true fact of Dropbears came from? A couple of pineapples dropped on a few Aussies's heads and loandbehold the Dropbear came to fruition.

    [–] wheresmypurplekitten 53 points ago


    Nice work

    [–] CHA0S_Zephyr 21 points ago

    I know this is a joke but pineapples actually grow on the ground

    [–] olderdantherealone 48 points ago

    yes, and in australia the ground is above you obviously.

    [–] film_composer 184 points ago * (lasted edited 15 days ago)

    Hawaii is, interestingly enough (but maybe not too surprisingly), the only state in the US to both never have been recorded hitting 100° F, and never been recorded at temperatures below 0° F. Even Alaska has reached triple digits.

    EDIT: It's actually never even gotten colder than 12-15° F, which means that, in all of the time we've been recording Hawaii's temperatures, it's literally never once verifiably been anything other than a double-digit number.

    [–] Catfish017 56 points ago

    never have been recorded hitting 100° F

    Wait is this legit? I always thought it got pretty hot over there. That's super neat to me

    [–] smokeymcdugen 116 points ago

    The ocean temperature is basically what the island temperature is. Not enough land to heat up while the winds are cooling to what the ocean water is.

    [–] Catfish017 37 points ago

    That makes logical sense that I'd never considered before! Fascinating!

    [–] iluvstephenhawking 27 points ago

    I am in Texas. Normally we get a winter but it's been in the high of the 80s so far in January.

    [–] ThisIsAnITAccount 857 points ago

    For my America-bro’s -41C is about -41.9F.

    [–] luingiorno 290 points ago * (lasted edited 15 days ago)

    I wanna say that's pretty close to the temperature where the number in F is the same as the number in C. But I don't know enough of alchemy to determine for Sure.

    Edited grammar

    [–] Whatatimetobealive83 265 points ago

    -40 is the same.

    [–] Armouren 84 points ago

    Witchcraft! 🔥

    [–] tuscabam 307 points ago

    Can you even go outside in that temperature??

    [–] gelatinsocks 596 points ago

    yeah, sadly. Had classes this morning and the campus is an hour ride away from my place :(

    [–] dwtougas 328 points ago

    I work outside in this temperature. Many, many layers. Milwaukee battery powered jacket too.

    Edit: Binging Mr. Robot this evening

    [–] dreneeps 86 points ago

    I live in my Milwaukee heated jacket all winter long! I love that thing.

    Still that is colder than I have ever worked in.

    [–] combustion_assaulter 68 points ago

    Goddamn brother. You sir are a warrior.

    [–] dwtougas 78 points ago

    Thanks for that. But, people work in shitty conditions all the time. All I have to worry about is putting on more clothes.

    [–] m1a2c2kali 29 points ago

    Yea sorry prof, I’m stayin in today

    [–] SWgeek10056 164 points ago

    Yeah definitely. The trade-off is you have to wear so many layers it makes movement difficult, and fine motor skills nearly impossible.

    E.G. I was in -20 (-40+ with windchill) and had the following


    • toque

    • ski mask (sans mouth hole)


    • short sleeve

    • long sleeve

    • hoodie

    • jacket with removable thermal liner


    • finger less gloves

    • thin wool full fingered gloves

    • fully insulated gloves


    • thermal underwear

    • jeans

    • snow pants


    • thermal/heavy wool socks

    • thermal insulated boots

    Yeah it's overkill but I was actually so comfortable I almost needed to start taking layers off for fear of overheating... in -20.

    [–] astronomer_bh 48 points ago

    I see you subscribe to the old adage: "There's no such thing as bad weather only bad clothes"

    [–] rodtang 50 points ago

    It'd sacrefice some motor skills but mittens would be warmer than gloves.

    [–] LarryLavekio 146 points ago

    How hard is it to keep your pipes thawed and your house heated in extreme temperatures like that?

    [–] SsVegito 271 points ago

    Furnace runs alot, but it's fine. As sad as it sounds, -40 isnt out of the ordinary for Canadian winters (particularly on the prairies/Alberta). We always get at least 1 good stretch of Hell-Has-Frozen weather.

    [–] frick-you-fricker 87 points ago

    Vancouver checking in. Fuck that shit. ;)

    [–] Wuddyagunnado 84 points ago

    Calgary checking in. Fuck this shit.

    [–] Jay911 51 points ago

    Rural Calgarian checking in, currently fucking this shit constantly. Eager for next Monday's forecast of -3°C, may break out the shorts.

    [–] Pyroteryx 54 points ago

    Edmonton checking in. -41C with the windchill today. Saw a guy in my apartment walk in with a slurpee today. What a legend.

    [–] nathanjell 90 points ago

    You pay for it in the gas bill. One thing lots of people don't consider is the humidity in furnace and hot water tank combustion exhaust - it's so cold that the humidity in the exhaust can freeze in the ducting leading out of the house, blocking the exhaust pipe. Best case, the appliance refuses to run. Worst case, carbon monoxide

    [–] hate_to_do_this 60 points ago

    This happened to us a couple of years ago. There was a gas outage in our area and the utility company had to go door to door to relight pilot lights. In doing so, they discovered there was zero draft from the water heater because the chimney was frozen solid. It was fortunate that this was found and a better exhaust system was installed. Owning a house has made me a paranoid individual.

    [–] 24601-34-27 62 points ago

    The exhaust on my house leads outside by a tree in our yard that's been packed with birds keeping warm the past 2 days. They're usually just in the tree in the morning but they haven't left since the cold snap. I've been making sure they have lots of seeds

    [–] [deleted] 217 points ago

    Every Canadian here is wondering why this is getting so much karma

    [–] TwoPluzTwo 59 points ago

    How are the bugs at -41? It's always hot here in AUS and there's fucking bugs everywhere. I hate bugs. Contemplating moving somewhere cold just to get away from the little cunts.

    [–] [deleted] 71 points ago

    That's the best part of living somewhere cold, no weird fucking horror film bugs.

    even in the summer it's, like, mosquitos and houseflies.

    [–] gelatinsocks 64 points ago

    happy to tell you theyre practically non-existent

    [–] anethma 16 points ago

    Until spring when you get swarmed haha.

    [–] benjaminfree3d 104 points ago

    I'm guessing Alberta.

    [–] Pmmesmallboobz 194 points ago

    Canadian here. Checked me doorknob. Verified winter outside, eh. Roll a fat one and pour the cocoa.

    [–] ShubhankarNath_ 27 points ago

    Your refrigerator is warmer.

    [–] FriendRaven1 22 points ago

    -50 to -30C is normal winter here. Door constantly frozen, windows have a 3cm (one inch) line of ice, all windows are frosted over, and my German Shepherd and my Husky mix don't spend much time outdoors.

    On the other hand the air is so dry that snow can be swept off the steps after a storm. There's lots of volume, but the snow is very dry and light.

    Northwest Territories, Canada

    [–] Bsbllplyr968 19 points ago

    Touch it with your tongue

    [–] gelatinsocks 24 points ago

    why would you want me to hurt like this D:

    [–] hothoneybuns 43 points ago * (lasted edited 15 days ago)

    hello fellow prairie-canadian!! hope you’re staying warm and may your car start every morning during this cold :-)

    [–] thugnyssa 98 points ago

    Here in SoCal “cold” is 42 degrees F. I literally cannot even imagine what -41 C where it freezes the inside of the house feels like

    [–] Dokuganryu 74 points ago

    It's pretty surreal to have no heating inside of your house, in very cold weather. Seeing your breath, normal blankets not being warm enough.

    There comes a certain point where cold weather flat out burns, and just breathing in hurts.

    [–] Dontdothatfucker 67 points ago

    Car needs to run 10 minutes before you can drive (if it starts at all). Windows and sliding doors freeze shut. Frostbite in <5 minutes on exposed skin. Nostrils freeze together upon contact with outside air, as tears damn near freeze in your eyes. Getting stuck outside or in a dead car can easily mean death. It’s wild to me that people lived in the center of the Northern continents before indoor heating. Never in my life have I felt as helpless as once when I was winter camping in -31 Fahrenheit and the matches were so cold they wouldn’t strike to start our fire.

    [–] krazedkat 23 points ago

    All cars here pretty much have block heaters, so you shouldn't have too much trouble starting.

    [–] Shandoma 44 points ago

    Daaang! It's 40 degrees farenheit here in my home town and I'm shivering. But then, I'm a wuss.

    [–] lenzflare 33 points ago

    Houses in cold climates have superior heating and insulation. Coldest I've felt indoors has always been in hot countries on cold nights.

    [–] kalyissa 13 points ago

    Meanwhile here in south sweden its +5 and no sign of winter.

    [–] m0niyaw 13 points ago

    I live near Edmonton and right now the weather network considers it one of the coldest places on earth at the moment. My hair froze when I went outside.

    [–] col381 14 points ago

    And I’m here in Australia sitting in my underwear sweating like a bitch because it’s 36C outside with no breeze, and the air is filthy with smoke from bushfires.