AirCop
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RE: Coldest Place You've Ever Been

Tue May 23, 2006 11:30 pm

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!
 
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RE: Coldest Place You've Ever Been

Tue May 23, 2006 11:34 pm

Quoting Texan (Reply 41):
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 Capitol. Earlier in the week it had been 80 degrees.

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 wind chill is possible in DC but if you can provide dates, we can check the records.

Mine was -20 (before wind chill) in Sault Ste Marie in the Michigan Upper Peninsula. At that temperature you feel more pain than cold.
 
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RE: Coldest Place You've Ever Been

Tue May 23, 2006 11:37 pm

Quoting VC10BOAC (Reply 51):
Michigan Upper Peninsula. At that temperature you feel more pain than cold.

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 Canadians live.
 
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RE: Coldest Place You've Ever Been

Tue May 23, 2006 11:41 pm

Quoting VC10BOAC (Reply 51):
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 wind chill is possible in DC but if you can provide dates, we can check the records.

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 old, Texan!
 
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RE: Coldest Place You've Ever Been

Tue May 23, 2006 11:57 pm

Quoting AirCop (Reply 52):
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 Canadians live.

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 trees and building freeways and WalMarts all over the place.
 
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RE: Coldest Place You've Ever Been

Wed May 24, 2006 12:30 am

Downtown Chicago in February was bad, but Fargo, that takes the cake. Nothing to obstruct that cold wind off the plains.
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RE: Coldest Place You've Ever Been

Wed May 24, 2006 3:17 am

Snag, Yukon in the late sixties -69F, windchill on top, prob about -95F.
 
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RE: Coldest Place You've Ever Been

Wed May 24, 2006 3:20 am

Newfoundland in the middle of winter.

Now, that was cold  cold 



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RE: Coldest Place You've Ever Been

Wed May 24, 2006 3:22 am

Quoting CFCUQ (Reply 56):
Snag, Yukon in the late sixties -69F,

    

And God save your ass if you break down between Beaver Creek and Whitehorse . . . there just ain't much there . . . save Kluane and Haines Junction . . .

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RE: Coldest Place You've Ever Been

Wed May 24, 2006 3:38 am

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 sent me instead to a great Canadian walk about....... I ended up at the L5 door saying, "Welcome aboard, watch your step!" to 300 Canadian "guys"..... there was a mismatch of the door and airstairs.....18" gap..... oops.

I wish I had a photo to include of me in my "little" navy blue high heels and pearl earrings......(AND the rest of the outfit..... been here long enough to head that one off!!!)......

Among the "guys" were a bunch of paramedics who worried with me about the state of my feet when I mentioned that I couldn't feel them..... It was only
-22f....... but it was still cold....and it had only been 30 or so minutes... Smile.... eventually I got the feeling back in them... I worked the rest of that leg with a pair of borrowed really warm socks.
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RE: Coldest Place You've Ever Been

Wed May 24, 2006 3:43 am

-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 failure......We did it in the open with hermn nelson heaters and tarps......

Yes, it was stinking cold.

GS
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RE: Coldest Place You've Ever Been

Wed May 24, 2006 3:51 am

Quoting Greasespot (Reply 60):
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 failure......We did it in the open with hermn nelson heaters and tarps......

Yes, it was stinking cold.

GS

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 windshield and the windshield shattered!!!!!!!

(Needless to say that was his rebuttal to my whining about "Winter-peg")
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RE: Coldest Place You've Ever Been

Wed May 24, 2006 3:55 am

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.
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RE: Coldest Place You've Ever Been

Wed May 24, 2006 4:13 am

Quoting Msllsmith (Reply 61):
places...... he spit, it hit the windshield and the windshield shattered!!!!!!!

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 airplane to Cuba on a smuggl.....erm...ah charter Big grin run and it never breaks...Sent it cold and next thing is Christine heading north to fix some stupid piece that broke off......

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RE: Coldest Place You've Ever Been

Wed May 24, 2006 12:45 pm

I live in WI and in February 1996 we had an unusually cold week. Two different mornings our thermometer at home showed -50F.

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RE: Coldest Place You've Ever Been

Wed May 24, 2006 12:58 pm

Quoting TLG (Reply 64):
I live in WI and in February 1996 we had an unusually cold week. Two different mornings our thermometer at home showed -50F.

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 sweaters when it was 65 outside....God help them if we go to war in the arctic :P
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RE: Coldest Place You've Ever Been

Wed May 24, 2006 12:59 pm

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 fun because we get to truly experience all four seasons.

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RE: Coldest Place You've Ever Been

Wed May 24, 2006 1:42 pm

-55 F in Fairbanks. Cold enough to make the Check Engine light in my truck come on.
 
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RE: Coldest Place You've Ever Been

Wed May 24, 2006 4:04 pm

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 very unusual for that time of year. It was at that exact moment that I remembered that I still had the summer windshield washer fluid in the tank which was now frozen solid  eek 

Needless to say I had to pull over three times to throw the correct winter washer fluid over the windshield (which luckily I was smart enough to carry with me). It took three days for the temperature to warm up enough to get the washer jets working again.

The temperature on my Nissan Maxima started flickering below -23.5, so I think the car couldn't believe the temperature  Smile
 
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RE: Coldest Place You've Ever Been

Wed May 24, 2006 4:26 pm

Anatomy Lab at Cal Poly.

Ambient was only about 54deg, but the cadavers and the smell of formaldehyde made it seem a lot colder.
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RE: Coldest Place You've Ever Been

Wed May 24, 2006 6:20 pm

Quoting KROC (Reply 34):
The coldest place I have been has got to be around my ex-wife's vaginal area.



Quoting KROC (Reply 34):
"Never tell anybody outside the family what you're thinking again"

I'd take that advice KROC... Hehe.

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RE: Coldest Place You've Ever Been

Wed May 24, 2006 8:08 pm

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 it is -20C or even lower. Even here in Zurich it gets -10C (average during Winter would be -5C or something like that).
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RE: Coldest Place You've Ever Been

Wed May 24, 2006 8:31 pm

Toronto 1998, walking to the Stonecutter's Arms pub where my mate worked!

-20C / -4F

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RE: Coldest Place You've Ever Been

Wed May 24, 2006 11:15 pm

Quoting ANCFlyer (Reply 58):
there just ain't much there . . . save Kluane and Haines Junction . . .

save the liquor store and a coffee shop there just ain't much there at the junction either  Wink

(if your now reading this wondering what I'm on about don't worry, in most cases you have to be a Yukoner to get it.)


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RE: Coldest Place You've Ever Been

Wed May 24, 2006 11:52 pm

Quoting CanadianNorth (Reply 73):
you have to be a Yukoner to get it

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RE: Coldest Place You've Ever Been

Thu May 25, 2006 1:43 am

Quoting AR385 (Reply 21):
Ushuaia, Argentina. July 1999.

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

Saludos,
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RE: Coldest Place You've Ever Been

Thu May 25, 2006 3:44 am

Quoting Marambio (Reply 75):
So, there are people who actually go to Ushuaia in the middle of the winter!

I would not got at any other time  Smile
 
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RE: Coldest Place You've Ever Been

Thu May 25, 2006 4:06 am

-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.

Quoting Chugach (Reply 67):
-55 F in Fairbanks. Cold enough to make the Check Engine light in my truck come on.

I hate when that happens.
 
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RE: Coldest Place You've Ever Been

Thu May 25, 2006 5:29 am

-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 didn't go above zero for almost a month. Go Northern Minnesota!!
 
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RE: Coldest Place You've Ever Been

Thu May 25, 2006 6:11 am

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.
 
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RE: Coldest Place You've Ever Been

Thu May 25, 2006 7:21 am

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 seal up, as I found out cycling to a meeting that day.
and with that..cabin crew, seats for landing please.
 
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RE: Coldest Place You've Ever Been

Thu May 25, 2006 12:11 pm

Quoting MigFan (Reply 37):
Vantaa, Finland

-20C in January without any sun. I hate that place!

/M

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RE: Coldest Place You've Ever Been

Thu May 25, 2006 1:48 pm

-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 remember seeing -44C on the TV weather channel. Damn, that's COLD. Your snot freezes your nostrils together if you pinch them, and your car has flat spots on the tires where they've frozen. At those temps you go outside and start your car, then go back in for fifteen -twenty minutes until the car is bearable inside. If you're really lucky, you have a remote starter!

Oh yes - it's also too cold to snow and the snow on the ground makes this awful squeaking sound. It makes me shiver just to think of it.

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RE: Coldest Place You've Ever Been

Thu May 25, 2006 2:20 pm

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, gotta love those catholic girls.

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RE: Coldest Place You've Ever Been

Thu May 25, 2006 9:25 pm

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.
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RE: Coldest Place You've Ever Been

Fri May 26, 2006 2:26 pm

Quoting LY7E7 (Reply 23):
Oymakon near YKS. -65 centigrade

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-furrreeezing !
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RE: Coldest Place You've Ever Been

Fri May 26, 2006 2:43 pm

Quoting JGPH1A (Reply 85):
The coldest I've been was at Ivalo, Finnish Lapland, it was -28 centigrade

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?  Wink
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RE: Coldest Place You've Ever Been

Fri May 26, 2006 9:01 pm

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.
 
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RE: Coldest Place You've Ever Been

Fri May 26, 2006 11:18 pm

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 Chair Lift. This was I think 1995.
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RE: Coldest Place You've Ever Been

Sat May 27, 2006 1:17 am

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 tell me "It's -60 here today!" Sigh. What's the temperature without the wind chill? "-20." That's not so bad.
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RE: Coldest Place You've Ever Been

Sat May 27, 2006 2:29 am

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

in my case a village named BEVER in the Engiadina valley (nr St.Moritz) at minus 32 degrees centigrade
 
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RE: Coldest Place You've Ever Been

Sat May 27, 2006 2:40 am

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.

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