It's -25 degrees Celsius out today (That's -13 F, for those of you on the old-school system, according to Google). Once you take the windchill into effect, it's -40. While more nothern parts of the country get these temperatures routinely at this time of year, it's in the upper range for my area.
No exposed skin out there today! I'm hoping that all the homeless got into shelter last night; extra beds were opened up, and warming centres. Last night was the kind of night that leads to fatalities, otherwise, I'm afraid. :(
When I woke up this morning, it was a bit cold in the apartment, but nothing an extra sweater or two couldn't handle. It made me very glad I'm not in one of the parts of the country without hydro right now!
The schools are closed today as well. While my family isn't the sort to drive kids to and from school when they can be dressed sensibly for the weather and walk ten minutes, that's double the length of time it takes for exposed skin to freeze at this temperature.
Though I'm told the kids are planning to try the experiment where you take hot water outside, throw it up in the air, and it turns into snow today. They saw it on TV last night and were thrilled, so as soon as it gets up above -30, they got permission to try it. LOL