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Old Jan 20, 2019, 4:23 am
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Originally Posted by 24left


TORONTO

We had a couple of mornings last week around -23, though the air was pretty still so I don't think that there was much wind chill. I drove the kids in to school the first time, but made them walk the second time (about 1 km) since I had a work commitment. They were well bundled, so no frostbite.
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Old Jan 20, 2019, 1:40 pm
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Originally Posted by j2simpso
Meanwhile everyone is bundled up in York with a coat, jumpers and mitts and the lowest its gotten so far has been -1. Gotta shake my head!

-James
And my colleague continues to say how bad it is in the UK with it being damp. Yes its damp, here too. But even a damp -1c is better than a dry (which its not) -37c!
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Old Jan 20, 2019, 1:48 pm
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Originally Posted by jc94


And my colleague continues to say how bad it is in the UK with it being damp. Yes its damp, here too. But even a damp -1c is better than a dry (which its not) -37c!
Also there's no snow here! At my res yesterday everyone was excited seeing snow fall and saying how it was going to be a winter wonderland. I just laughed and said, the ground isn't cold enough for the snow to stick

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Old Jan 20, 2019, 2:58 pm
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Meanwhile in Banff it was only -3
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Old Jan 20, 2019, 5:13 pm
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Sitting at YYZ tonight hearing the boarding announcements for AC 33 in the background "service to Vancouver, continuing to Sydney" and some part of my brain thought "wow, they must have some big delays to mop up if they are sending a wide body onto to YYJ after YVR!"
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Old Jan 20, 2019, 5:35 pm
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Originally Posted by eigenvector
Sitting at YYZ tonight hearing the boarding announcements for AC 33 in the background "service to Vancouver, continuing to Sydney" and some part of my brain thought "wow, they must have some big delays to mop up if they are sending a wide body onto to YYJ after YVR!"
Don't you mean YQY?
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Old Jan 20, 2019, 6:01 pm
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Looks like we might be in for some good eclipsing out here on the (not so) Wet Coast.

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Old Jan 20, 2019, 6:04 pm
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Originally Posted by Bohemian1
Looks like we might be in for some good eclipsing out here on the (not so) Wet Coast.


Stunning!!!
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Old Jan 20, 2019, 6:10 pm
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Originally Posted by 24left
Stunning!!!

Yeah it's time like this that I'm glad I live on a hill.
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Old Jan 20, 2019, 7:40 pm
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Anyone else stuck in YYZ?

I'll be somewhere in the lobby of the Sheraton Gateway, likely turning my $32 into booze, which if my memory is correct, is about 1.6 drinks here.
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Old Jan 20, 2019, 7:45 pm
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Originally Posted by RangerNS
Anyone else stuck in YYZ?

I'll be somewhere in the lobby of the Sheraton Gateway, likely turning my $32 into booze, which if my memory is correct, is about 1.6 drinks here.
Well I'm on a plane, but I just woke up after 2.5 hours of sleep to find we're still at the gate, so...
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Old Jan 20, 2019, 8:30 pm
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Yeah was leaving Brampton about 5:30 and that moon looked huge! But was driving, boo.

Originally Posted by eigenvector
Well I'm on a plane, but I just woke up after 2.5 hours of sleep to find we're still at the gate, so...
Well that sucks. Though impressed you fell asleep presumably without even being reckoned. Good luck getting out of wherever into wherever!
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Old Jan 20, 2019, 9:36 pm
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Originally Posted by eigenvector

Well I'm on a plane, but I just woke up after 2.5 hours of sleep to find we're still at the gate, so...
My seething jealousy manifests itself as hate for people who can sleep on planes. Especially ones who can zone out during that kind of delay...
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Old Jan 20, 2019, 9:50 pm
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I cant take a picture worth a damn but just saw a marvellous eclipse in MX City. What a wonderful world we live in.
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Old Jan 20, 2019, 11:31 pm
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Yeah, it was pretty spectacular here too. Blood red indeed.
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