-45C = -49F

Dawes, Stephen Stephen.Dawes at calgary.ca
Tue Jan 27 10:00:49 EST 2004

A little off topic to warm-up to:

Q: How cold is it?

A: This morning, people in my part of the world woke up to -45C which is
the same as -49F. 

Q: So, what does that mean?

A: All schools are closed.
   All outdoors activities are cancelled.
   All bussing outside of the city is cancelled.
   All highways out of the city are closed.
   Exposed skin freezes in less than 90 seconds.
   Parents are warned to keep their children inside.
   Pet owners are advised to not leave their pets outside for any longer
then ten minutes.
   There is ice on the inside of all the windows. 
      (HHHMMM maybe that is what is wrong with this computer!)
   There are all kinds of brass monkeys missing some of their anatomy.
Let me put it another way.
   Water freezes at 0C or 32F.
   Outside today the air temperature is some 45C or 81F colder then the
freezing point.

So for those of you who may think I am a cold hearted Ba/>d, I will only
say that Mom and Dad were married before I was born. As to the first
part, well now you know!

So, put another log on the fire & ...

Steve Dawes
Phone: (403) 268-5527
Email: SDawes at calgary.ca

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