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Winnipeg deep freeze as cold as uninhabited planet

In terms of astonishing weather facts, it doesn’t get much more impressive than being as cold as a distant planet for a day.The Manitoba Museum is reporting Winnipeg’s temperatures on Tuesday were actually as cold as the surface of Mars. According to the Curiosity Rover, Mars reached a maximum temperature of -29 C on Tuesday, a temperature Winnipeg only reached shortly before 3 p.m.The deep freeze over much of Southern Manitoba prompted extreme wind chill warnings in the area and most of the north.

In Winnipeg, the daytime high temperature for Tuesday was only expected to reach –31 C, but the windchill made it feel more like –40 to –50. That means exposed skin can freeze in less than five minutes.

On Monday, it got as warm as –28 C. …

via Winnipeg deep freeze as cold as uninhabited planet – Manitoba – CBC News.

Who knows, man-made global warming may have delayed an ice age. Or this could mean that we have destroyed the planet’s buffers and extremes of hot and cold will continue until the Earth shakes us off.

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This entry was posted on January 3, 2014 by in Earth.
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