On january 1, 2014 it was colder in Canada than it was on Mars

I was on facebook and i found this

Today in "Baby, it's cold outside" news:

The daytime high on New Year's Eve in Winnipeg, Canada, was colder than the high on Mars, The Manitoba Museum shared on its Facebook page.

Or, as Time put it, "Winnipeg’s New Year’s Was Literally as Cold as a Barren Alien Wasteland."

From Facebook:

"According to the Curiosity Rover, Mars reached a maximum air temperature of -29°C today. Winnipeg's high was -31°C."

And that doesn't even include wind chill, which made it feel as cold as -50° C. That's -58°F and -- breaking news -- that's pretty cold.

The Winnipeg Sun noted it was also colder in Manitoba's capital city than the North Pole, calling December 2013 the coldest December in Winnipeg since 1933:

"There has been a cooler New Year’s Eve on record, with the mercury dropping to -38.3 C on Dec. 31, 1884. But that is of little solace to most Winnipeggers enduring a cold that, with the windchill factored in, felt like -48 C."

Source:

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=733497846671229&set=a.456449604376056.98921.367116489976035&type=1&theater

http://blogs.discovery.com/inscider/2014/01/it-was-colder-in-canada-than-on-mars.html#mkcpgn=fbsci1

24 Comments
24 Comments
Edited by Transformers1024

...wow.

Posted by JediXMan

... glad I don't live there...

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Posted by Wolverine08

Now that's icy.

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Posted by Edamame

That's crazy. Here in the United States, it can get very cold in Upper Midwest states, such as the Dakotas and Minnesota. I am glad that I am not in these places. lol

Edited by russellmania77

i don't care about Canada but Mars is cool

Posted by The Stegman

...eh?

Posted by TheFirstLantern

i always thought mars was red.

Posted by ShootingNova

@jedixman said:

... glad I don't live there...

Posted by DoomGuy

Ok.

Edited by MaccyD

Whoah...I actually thought Mars would be have more extreme temperatures than that.

Edited by RulerOfThisUniverse

Wow...

Posted by Yokergeist

Global Warming? The f*** is that?

Posted by MonsterStomp

Its 43 degrees here in Aus. I'd rather live in Canada.

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Posted by Fallschirmjager

Awesome.

Posted by Rouflex

@monsterstomp:

Its in general there are place worst than this, in Québec where we recorded a -41,6 and that's without the facteur éolien IIRC. But anyway its not a contest. You can come in Canada if you want ahahah :).

Edited by ZeroPlus

Wow...!

Posted by ZeroPlus
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Posted by lifeofvibe

@zeroplus: people have red hair but lets be honest here its Orange...

Posted by lykopis

@lykopis Is this true?

Just silly headline-attracting fun. While yes, at one moment in time Winnipeg's temperature was colder than Mars, you need to bear in mind the climate in Mars fluctuates wildly from day to night and even the ground to a meter above ground due to the planet's thin atmosphere.

This is more to do with December breaking records with the city in terms of coldness (since the 1930's).

If you want the technical rundown, here's a link.

Beautiful city by the way which enjoys some pretty balmy weather in the summer. Winter is always cruel there, unfortunately.

Edited by cameron83

@lykopis said:

@cameron83 said:

@lykopis Is this true?

Just silly headline-attracting fun. While yes, at one moment in time Winnipeg's temperature was colder than Mars, you need to bear in mind the climate in Mars fluctuates wildly from day to night and even the ground to a meter above ground due to the planet's thin atmosphere.

This is more to do with December breaking records with the city in terms of coldness (since the 1930's).

If you want the technical rundown, here's a link.

Beautiful city by the way which enjoys some pretty balmy weather in the summer. Winter is always cruel there, unfortunately.

Wow,I actually didn't know that.

Thanks :)

Maybe I'll visit Canada in the foreseeable future.

Edited by Deadite

Still pretty dreamy.

Edited by lykopis

@cameron83:

Huge country but visit the west coast for sure. Vancouver is the best (said with not an iota of bias -- :P)

Posted by Vortex13

It got to -13 Fahrenheit last night where I live, which equals to -25 .C, The coldest its been while I've lived here (Mass) was -22 degrees Fahrenheit, during the daytime that is, which equals to -30 .C, didn't keep track of how low the temperature went down the night before. Plus I was in eighth grade and that was about ten or eleven years ago now.