"Discover Cooking, Discuss Life."

Go Back   Discuss Cooking - Cooking Forums > The Back Porch > Off Topic Discussions
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 12-15-2013, 06:27 PM   #11251
Chef Extraordinaire
 
taxlady's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: near Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Posts: 18,882
Send a message via Skype™ to taxlady
It's up to -13 F (9F), but feels like -18C (0 F). It's still snowing. Looks like 8-10 inches of new snow.
__________________

__________________
May you live as long as you wish and love as long as you live.
Robert A. Heinlein
taxlady is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-15-2013, 07:09 PM   #11252
Chef Extraordinaire
 
GotGarlic's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Southeastern Virginia
Posts: 16,863
Quote:
Originally Posted by taxlady View Post
It's up to -13 F (9F), but feels like -18C (0 F). It's still snowing. Looks like 8-10 inches of new snow.
Can you really tell a difference between -13 F (9F) and -18C (0 F)?? I'd say both are pretty durned cold!
__________________

__________________
The trouble with eating Italian food is that five or six days later you're hungry again. ~ George Miller
GotGarlic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-15-2013, 07:49 PM   #11253
Chef Extraordinaire
 
Addie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: East Boston, MA
Posts: 19,041
Quote:
Originally Posted by taxlady View Post
Is there water coming from the upstairs neighbour?

I hope it stops soon and doesn't cause you too much damage.
No. It is coming from the roof. The water is seeping down between the walls. There is nothing they can do until the temps go above 32F. They have needed a whole new roof and have just been patching for the past six years. There is no damage to my apartment except for the ceiling. I figure sooner or later the ceiling will come down. Nothing under where it is leaking.
__________________
Illegitimi non carborundum!
I don't want my last words to be, "I wish I had spent more time doing housework"
Addie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-15-2013, 08:14 PM   #11254
Head Chef
 
dragnlaw's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Montreal
Posts: 1,083
Addie - I really feel for you! How frustrating!

GotGarlic - I am of an age that is still having a hard time with Fahrenheit to Celsius, my kids just don't get my dilemma .

But.... 40/44 below is the same in either Fahrenheit or Celsius... NOW THAT IS COLD! I personally think anything below 0 Fahrenheit is cold. We did not cancel outdoor Ringette games unless it was 10 below (F) for the girls. Now you rarely can even find outdoor ice games! They are all indoor arenas!
__________________
Meddle not in the affairs of dragons for you are crunchy and taste good with ketchup.
dragnlaw is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 12-15-2013, 09:30 PM   #11255
Chef Extraordinaire
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 10,524
Fluffy snow since 7:30 am although it didn't amount to much. Cold all day, 10F.
__________________
simonbaker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-16-2013, 12:48 AM   #11256
Chef Extraordinaire
 
taxlady's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: near Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Posts: 18,882
Send a message via Skype™ to taxlady
Quote:
Originally Posted by GotGarlic View Post
Can you really tell a difference between -13 F (9F) and -18C (0 F)?? I'd say both are pretty durned cold!
Yes! I was actually just thinking about that. It's surprising how much difference it makes. at -13C, you dress for it and it's not a big deal. At -18C you have to move around a lot or you can easily die from being outside too long. -18C is a sort of magic boundary for that, well actually that boundary is probably -21.1 F, the temperature where saltwater freezes. Fahrenheit thought it was 0 F.

Yesterday, with the -18C, we went shopping and one gust of wind and holy cow, it was miserable. I didn't really notice cold anywhere but my face, but, oh boy was that ever cold. Everything else was covered and I was wearing leggings under my jeans. (I am really glad my glasses have plastic rather than metal frames.)
__________________
May you live as long as you wish and love as long as you live.
Robert A. Heinlein
taxlady is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-16-2013, 01:11 AM   #11257
Master Chef
 
Cooking Goddess's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Body in MA ~ Heart in OH
Posts: 8,265
Overnight we got about 8-10 inches of snow, but by the time dawn broke the freezing rain had sealed it down to about 6 inches. The temp? Well after snowblowing the long hill of a drive Himself was chilled, so it was 2-fingers-of-Bourbon cold. Is that a legitimate reading???
__________________
... nothing is given. Everything is earned. You work for what you have... ~~~ LeBron James
Cooking Goddess is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-16-2013, 01:11 AM   #11258
Chef Extraordinaire
 
Addie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: East Boston, MA
Posts: 19,041
Sounds stupid I know, but you don't want to wear earrings when the temps drop. There have been cases of frostbite on the earlobes from the metal getting so cold. Take off your metal rings, bracelets, etc. They help conduct the cold to your body.
__________________
Illegitimi non carborundum!
I don't want my last words to be, "I wish I had spent more time doing housework"
Addie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-16-2013, 01:37 AM   #11259
Chef Extraordinaire
 
taxlady's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: near Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Posts: 18,882
Send a message via Skype™ to taxlady
Quote:
Originally Posted by Addie View Post
Sounds stupid I know, but you don't want to wear earrings when the temps drop. There have been cases of frostbite on the earlobes from the metal getting so cold. Take off your metal rings, bracelets, etc. They help conduct the cold to your body.
Doesn't sound stupid to me. It was a shocker to me my first winter in Montreal. I have pierced ears and I was in pain. I don't notice a problem from my wedding ring, but I usually wear gloves and it doesn't go through anything.


It stopped snowing around 21h. It's still -13C (9F). I just took out the garbage. I wore my leather jacket and shoes - no hat, no gloves, no boots, no scarf and it felt cold, but not horrible. (Yes, I was wearing trousers, etc. I don't want PF getting even for my smart-arse comment yesterday. )
__________________
May you live as long as you wish and love as long as you live.
Robert A. Heinlein
taxlady is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-16-2013, 02:13 AM   #11260
Head Chef
 
dragnlaw's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Montreal
Posts: 1,083
Oh yeah!!! Were you live is entirely relevant to how you view weather!
Born in Hamilton, ON... snow belt but not super cold.
moved to the Twin Cities... lots of snow but still not super cold.
then on to Germany and Switzerland... again, lots of snow but not super cold...
back to Toronto area, yechh.. rain and fog
Vancouver, BC.... city - mostly rain... but lots of snow outside the area.
Montreal... we had more than a month of below 40 (Celsius or Fahrenheit... same thing )... now THAT was a shocker! When it climbed up to 0 Fahrenheit... people were dancing in the street.
__________________

__________________
Meddle not in the affairs of dragons for you are crunchy and taste good with ketchup.
dragnlaw is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Discuss Cooking on Facebook

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:42 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.