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User currently offlineANCFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (10 years 1 week 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 4278 times:

Since we all know, based on the other thread, who's been hotter tha nthe other person . . .

How about the coldest?

What's the coldest place you've ever been?

Work, this last winter, here's a pic of the weather station in my office:

Temps in F, Wind in MPH.

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User currently offlineAeroWesty From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 20822 posts, RR: 60
Reply 1, posted (10 years 1 week 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 4270 times:

-35F in Rutland, VT. The news had a warning that morning that you could get frostbite within 15 seconds. I didn't stay out long enough uncovered to find out.

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User currently offlineBoeing744 From Canada, joined Jun 2005, 1905 posts, RR: 11
Reply 2, posted (10 years 1 week 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 4270 times:

Not like -49F  Wow! , but the coldest I have been in is -30C on the top of Whistler a couple years ago.

User currently offlineYeahitsK From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (10 years 1 week 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 4266 times:

Upstate NY. I have zero desire to head North during the icy clutches of winter just to see what -49F feels like compared to -20F.

User currently offlineSenorcarnival From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (10 years 1 week 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 4261 times:

My examples seem to pale in comparision to what you guys have posted thus far:
-When I was in Butte, MT about 4 years ago this past March, I woke up one morning and it was 0F. Since I lived most of my life in tropical and subtropical climates, that was freaking cold for me. My poor car was barely able to start.

-This past winter when I visited Milwaukee, it was -3F one morning.

User currently offlineTRVYYZ From Canada, joined Oct 2004, 1388 posts, RR: 8
Reply 5, posted (10 years 1 week 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 4242 times:

YYZ with windchill of -40degsCentigrade.
But this one beats it  Wink
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User currently offlineCO7e7 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 2864 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (10 years 1 week 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 4242 times:

Quoting ANCFlyer (Thread starter):
What's the coldest place you've ever been?

Cleveland, OH Big grin

User currently offlineOldman55 From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 1525 posts, RR: 17
Reply 7, posted (10 years 1 week 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 4233 times:

My hometown harrisburg PA jan 1994, dont remeber the exact date i think around the 20th, -22 F Harrisburgs, all time record low. Luckily it wasn,t windy,still damm cold for me, I also spent a winter in Minneapolis in late 60,s It may have been colder there but i don,t really remember. I do remember snow being on the ground, not drifts from
thanksgiving untill late march.

too bad most of us get too soon old and too late smart
User currently offlineNewark777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 9348 posts, RR: 27
Reply 8, posted (10 years 1 week 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 4229 times:

I remember I was in Deadwood, SD one time in January, where the temperature was ridiculously low, to the point that water froze as you throw it in the air. I never figured out exactly how low it got, though.

Also hit some nasty cold spells in the Saranac Lake/Lake Placid NY area.

Any time I ever say I'm cold around my grandfather, though, he tells me stories about the years he lived up in Alaska, working for Exxon.  cold 


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User currently offlineDragon-wings From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 4055 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (10 years 1 week 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 4229 times:

Long Island can can get pretty cold in the winter. But I have been upstate New York in winter where the temperature can get down to the single digits on a regular basis.

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User currently offlineFlyjetstar From Australia, joined Feb 2006, 971 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (10 years 1 week 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 4229 times:

Matsumoto, Nagano Japan -15C/5F

User currently offlineDeltAirlines From United States of America, joined May 1999, 9027 posts, RR: 11
Reply 11, posted (10 years 1 week 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 4226 times:

-20 up here in Boston...windchill that day was -40. That was not a fun day at all.


User currently offlineBill142 From Australia, joined Aug 2004, 8508 posts, RR: 8
Reply 12, posted (10 years 1 week 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 4219 times:

Probably the Alpine region of Australia in winter. Has been a long time since I went but there was plenty of snow.

User currently offlineSkywatch From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 923 posts, RR: 5
Reply 13, posted (10 years 1 week 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 4214 times:

I'm a Texan, so I start shiverin' around 50*F. However, on spring break I went to Colorado, and it got down to 3*F in the morning. It was a little chilly....


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User currently offlineDl757md From United States of America, joined May 2004, 1564 posts, RR: 15
Reply 14, posted (10 years 1 week 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 4193 times:

Bozeman, MT February '88. During the 2 week Siberian cold front that plunged much of the U.S. below 0°F it reached -53°F one night. It was crazy. One morning it was about 45°F with a Chinook wind and people running around in shorts. Then a few hours later it was -30°F and we didn't get above 0 for over 2 weeks. Fastest and largest climate change I've ever experienced.


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User currently offlineCanadianNorth From Canada, joined Aug 2002, 3424 posts, RR: 7
Reply 15, posted (10 years 1 week 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 4188 times:

A few winters ago here in Whitehorse it hit -48°C and stayed in that area for over a week. I remember walking to the bus stop a few times in that... good times eh. Trick is keep going and dont even consider taking your mind off that nice heater in the bus. Atleast it's a dry cold so you it doesn't feel that bad, because my experience is a wet -2 feels roughly the same as a dry -10. Was down in the -40s a few times when I was living in Yellowknife as well.

Gotta love the north...


[Edited 2006-05-23 06:49:54]

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User currently offlineAndz From South Africa, joined Feb 2004, 8596 posts, RR: 9
Reply 16, posted (10 years 1 week 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 4178 times:
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Well as an African resident we don't see real cold but my lowest temperature was -17C in Rochester, MN in January 2002. Helsinki in March this year came close at -14C.

After Monday and Tuesday even the calendar says WTF...
User currently offlineTIA From Albania, joined Mar 2006, 551 posts, RR: 2
Reply 17, posted (10 years 1 week 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 4176 times:

-27 F
upstate NY

Quoting ANCFlyer (Thread starter):
Work, this last winter, here's a pic of the weather station in my office:

Temps in F, Wind in MPH.

I'm probably blind but where is the wind reading? And out of curiosity, do you know what the temperature with the windchill was?

User currently offlineThom@s From Norway, joined Oct 2000, 11963 posts, RR: 41
Reply 18, posted (10 years 1 week 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 4163 times:

Bodø, Norway. During the winter storms, the temperature was only between -10 to -15 degrees C. But with the winds we effectivly had closer to -40C.

Even a short trip from building to building in the military base required layers of thick clothing. All that was exposed were the eyes, and it was freezing like hell. (A bit of a paradox that sentence)

Ah, those were the days...  Smile


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User currently offlineFlyingNanook From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 830 posts, RR: 10
Reply 19, posted (10 years 1 week 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 4157 times:

The coldest I've been is right here in Fairbanks, Alaska. Last winter, I walked a mile to work (as I do everyday) when it was -54F. That week, we didn't see temps above -40F.

Semper ubi sub ubi.
User currently offlineNWA742 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (10 years 1 week 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 4146 times:

Probably in the air at cruising altitude.

Otherwise, Minnesota in January many years ago.


User currently offlineAR385 From Mexico, joined Nov 2003, 7517 posts, RR: 42
Reply 21, posted (10 years 1 week 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 4139 times:
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Ushuaia, Argentina. July 1999. It was -35C/-31F with a 5mph wind gusts. I actually like cold weather, so it did not feel too bad for me.

User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 30408 posts, RR: 57
Reply 22, posted (10 years 1 week 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 4135 times:

Sorry to say but -35 in Glennallen Alaska.

But I will also say that a very wet 20 degrees in the Aleutians is less fun.

User currently offlineLY7E7 From Israel, joined Jun 2004, 2292 posts, RR: 18
Reply 23, posted (10 years 1 week 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 4123 times:

Oymakon near YKS. -65 centigrade.

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User currently offlineBCNGRO From Andorra, joined Oct 2004, 584 posts, RR: 1
Reply 24, posted (10 years 1 week 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 4121 times:

Not much. Maybe -15C/5F at some 2.500m/8000ft in Andorra.

At the bus station, buses stop. At the train station, trains stop. At my desk, I have a work station.
25 VHVXB : Alberta Canada -30C Now coming from Australia with 30C plus in the summer time now that is COLD
26 Jafa39 : In close proximity to an accountants heart!!!
27 N1120A : -9F in Atchison, Kansas about 20 years ago -20C in Ottawa, ON January 2006 -5F (-15F windchill) in Boston December 2005
28 Oly720man : Had it -26C in Aberdeen (Scotland) in the 1970's when up there visiting friends.
29 Gordonsmall : Cold, what's that? Signed, Scotland.
30 ZKSUJ : Not as bad as a lot of you guys, but a few times in AKL I found pretty cold. We had to stand in the fridge at work to keep warm.
31 Post contains images Jafa39 : LMAO.....never been to the east coast of England in winter then eh??
32 Doona : Mddle of the night here in Lund a year and a half ago. With windchill we had about -25C. -13F. Damn cold. Cheers Mats
33 QR332 : The Italian Alps in February 2005, don't remember the temperature but definatley the coldest place i've been.
34 KROC : The coldest place I have been has got to be around my ex-wife's vaginal area. The most frigid place on earth!
35 Miamiair : Witch's Tit, Somewhere in Wisconsin. I live in the south, and cold weather is just to visit. Went hunting in Wisconsin in 2002, and it was cold as a,
36 Cedars747 : Montreal winter 1994 -45c Alex!!!
37 MigFan : Vantaa, Finland -20C in January without any sun. I hate that place! /M
38 Raffik : New York City was very cold- it had been snowing all night and everything was frozen in the morning- it made getting around very difficult! It was ver
39 Lewis : Montreal during winter. It was -a lot!
40 Post contains images YYZflyer : In Regina Saskatchewan. Early 1990's. Very close to the area it was -98F with the windchill. I think it was in the -60's for Celsius
41 Texan : Washington D.C. -15 F temperature, -38 F wind chill. And Strom Thurmond's security detail decided to push me aside while climbing the steps of the Cap
42 Oli80 : I experienced around -25C in southern bolivia/northern Chile, if you add the blizzard that was blowing, windchill must have been -35C or lower. I also
43 Sabena332 : I don't really know but I think it was Aspen, Saas Fee, Ischgl, or some other ski resort I have been, the funny thing is that I didn't notice that it
44 JCS17 : I think it hit something like -30F one night in Grand Forks this winter. At which point, my buddies and I boiled a pot of water and threw it up in the
45 AirPacific747 : Coldest place I have ever been is right here in Denmark. It sometimes during winter reaches -15 c, but that's it. We always go to warm and sunny desti
46 TWA902fly : Another one for Grand Forks North Dakota... -43F in January 2004. The day i came to visit UND as a possible school to go to. And yes, i decided to go
47 Post contains images ORFflyer : Green Bay Not sure what the temperature was, but damn it was cold....
48 Boeing757/767 : Having lived in Minnesota the last two winters, for me it's probably -30F.
49 DL021 : the same room with my ex-wife talking about money.......
50 AirCop : Gwinn Michigan in the winter of 1975-76 or was it 76-77 anyway it got down to -60F for a day or two. I was COLD!
51 VC10BOAC : I seriously doubt that it has ever been this cold in DC. it is extremely rare for the temperature to even approach 0 F, I don't think -15 F without w
52 AirCop : Well there two votes for the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. What most people don't realize that the UP of Michigan is further north of were 85% of the
53 VC10BOAC : I stand corrected, the coldest temperature EVER recorded in DC was in fact -15 F on February 11 1899, about 107 years ago. Had no idea you were that
54 VC10BOAC : But it is so beautiful up there. I guess the cold is nature's way of keeping the lower peninsular Michigan people from moving in, cutting down the tr
55 DeltaDC9 : Downtown Chicago in February was bad, but Fargo, that takes the cake. Nothing to obstruct that cold wind off the plains.
56 CFCUQ : Snag, Yukon in the late sixties -69F, windchill on top, prob about -95F.
57 Post contains images BMIFlyer : Newfoundland in the middle of winter. Now, that was cold Lee
58 Post contains images ANCFlyer :      And God save your ass if you break down between Beaver Creek and Whitehorse . . . there just ain't much there . . . save Kluane and Haines J
59 Post contains images Msllsmith : I realize this is chump change to the rest of you guys but once I was assigned to a flight to Miami and the usual happened...... the fickle finger sen
60 Greasespot : -52C with a 84.3KMH wind in Resolute bay Nunavut, 6 or 7 years ago. Worst part is we were there to change an engine on an HS748 that had a turbine fai
61 Msllsmith : Sounds terrible! It reminds me of a story a chum told me about working the ramp in one of your ridiculously cold places...... he spit, it hit the win
62 GEG : Minot AFB in North Dakota from 1982-1985. It got cold enough during that time that they did not allow kids to go door to door for Holloween one year.
63 Post contains images Greasespot : lol...yeah one thing about working maintenance for an arctic based airline there is never a shortage of winter and cold weather......We send the airp
64 TLG : I live in WI and in February 1996 we had an unusually cold week. Two different mornings our thermometer at home showed -50F. -TLG
65 Greaser : I've been hearing good ol' wisconsin doesnt get that cold anymore...in fact warm...by your standards...I know a couple of flordidians who put on swea
66 AsstChiefMark : It was -41 F a few years ago. The furnace ran continuously. But then, it was 110 F when I built my deck. The A/C ran continuously. Wisconsin is kinda
67 Chugach : -55 F in Fairbanks. Cold enough to make the Check Engine light in my truck come on.
68 Post contains images CPDC10-30 : For a former Canadian, I think my record is pretty pathetic. It was -24.5C while I was driving from Toronto to Buffalo in mid-December 2004, which is
69 KevinL1011 : Anatomy Lab at Cal Poly. Ambient was only about 54deg, but the cadavers and the smell of formaldehyde made it seem a lot colder.
70 Thom@s : I'd take that advice KROC... Hehe. Thom@s
71 Swissgabe : Well, I would say it was somewhere between Ivalo and Rovaniemi where it was around -35C. In Samedan, Switzerland it is quite normal that in the Winter
72 Post contains images BDKLEZ : Toronto 1998, walking to the Stonecutter's Arms pub where my mate worked! -20C / -4F
73 Post contains images CanadianNorth : save the liquor store and a coffee shop there just ain't much there at the junction either (if your now reading this wondering what I'm on about don'
74 Post contains images CFCUQ : You just had to be there ..............
75 Post contains images Marambio : So, there are people who actually go to Ushuaia in the middle of the winter! As for me, it must have been New York City in January 2003: 0F/-18C Salu
76 Post contains images AR385 : I would not got at any other time
77 MUWarriors : -60 F (-51 C) is what my thermometer said, -52F (-47 C) was what the airport said. I froze 100 proof vodka by forgetting it in the trunk of my car. I
78 Lobster : -60F one winter back home. This was about ten years ago. Set the state record that night, but unofficialy it got down to -70. If I remember right, we
79 Bushpilot : For me it was Fox AK, -72 back in 1999. I was driving my parents truck, and the digital thermometer on it said OC after -69.
80 Babybus : When I lived near Kokkola in northern Finland. It was -40c all night and rose to a balmy -38c for the next two days. At that temperature your eyes sea
81 Post contains images Andaman : You should come back some hot sunny day
82 ScarletHarlot : -44C in Thunder Bay, Ontario, several times. I lived in Northern Ontario for 18 years - I am sure it got lower than -44C when I lived there but I reme
83 YOWza : An ex-girlfriend's 4th of July BBQ at her family's place in Wisconsin after her parents walked in her giving me head the night before... aah Marquette
84 MIA : Merida, Venezuela. I was a child though, so I do not remember very well. I do remember the coldest water ive ever been in was in Langeoog in Germany.
85 JGPH1A : I think we have a winner ! The coldest I've been was at Ivalo, Finnish Lapland, it was -28 centigrade, in December 1997. It was fu-fu-fu-fu-furrreeez
86 Post contains images CastleIsland : ANCFlyer laughs in your face! HAHA, you're working and I'm still drinkin'. What's up, Kirkie's haggis not sitting well in your gullet?
87 NZPM : I don't know what the temperature was that day in January 04, but without a doubt, Quebec City is the coldest place I've been.
88 AirframeAS : For me: Snoqualmie Pass, WA. It once got up to a wind chill of -50 degrees F on the Summit of the Central Ski area. It was pretty cold on the 360 Chai
89 ScarletHarlot : People! Wind chill doesn't count! Let's just hear about the real temperature. It always pissed me off when I'd call home and friends and family would
90 ME AVN FAN : in my case a village named BEVER in the Engiadina valley (nr St.Moritz) at minus 32 degrees centigrade
91 AA777 : I've experienced extreme hot but never extreme cold. Temps of about 0 degrees F with windchill are what i've experienced. Here in Washington D.C. -AA7
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