It is -30° today. Wait...that's without the windchill added on. Environment Canada has been nice enought to post the following warning:
WIND CHILL WARNING: City of Thunder Bay Issued at 5:05 AM EST THURSDAY 15 JANUARY 2009
EXTREME WIND CHILL VALUES THIS MORNING. THIS IS A WARNING THAT EXTREME WIND CHILL CONDITIONS ARE IMMINENT OR OCCURRING IN THESE REGIONS. MONITOR WEATHER CONDITIONS..LISTEN FOR UPDATED STATEMENTS.
BITTERLY COLD ARCTIC AIR REMAINS ENTRENCHED OVER NORTHERN ONTARIO. EXTREME WIND CHILL VALUES OF MINUS 40 TO 45 ARE BEING OBSERVED ACROSS THE DISTRICT THIS MORNING. DESPITE WINDS REMAINING IN THE 15 TO 20 KM/H RANGE TODAY..WIND CHILL VALUES WILL MODERATE LATER THIS MORNING AS THE MERCURY RISES. WIND CHILL WARNINGS MAY BE REQUIRED IN SOME REGIONS AGAIN TONIGHT. ENVIRONMENT CANADA WILL CONTINUE TO MONITOR THE SITUATION AND MAKE ADJUSTMENTS AS NECESSARY.
"Bitterly cold"...that is the description. I have some better choice words - none of which should be published here.
Tomorrow it is supposed to improve though; it will be a balmy -20°.
I'm not prepared to leave the warmth of my bed. For a real kick in the balls, its 6° in London (plus not minus).