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Old 08-17-2011, 09:10 AM
 
Location: Portlandia "burbs"
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Hey!! I never claim to be normal with anything related to the weather--either in the air or on the ground!

Actually, Siberia rarely gets blizzards in the winter. When it's 50 or 60 below it is bone dry and therefore there is almost no moisture available for one to form. They get the heaviest snow in the spring and fall actually.

I am no stranger to the cold---granted nothing as cold as Siberia. I did camp out in a tent and sleeping bag in Upstate NY last Jan when it was -27F (-33C) and was actually pretty comfortable. Check out the pics posted below from that!!

Camped outside Sunday night at -27F!

In terms of overall comfort, I'd probably put it on par with spending 12 hrs in economy class. Certainly not any than that and MUCH easier than the 21 hrs I spent in Coach flying to Singapore last summer!!

I think being outside for the day at 50 or 60 below but having a hot shower and warm bed indoors at the end of the day would be easier than camping outside at 27 below as I did already.

I am fascinated. You would make a good Mongolian.

I watched a documentary on Mongolians a couple of years ago, which followed a particular family herding livestock (in blizzard, so I assume it was fall). Very interesting to watch how "easily" they construct their yurts as needed ~ and even more interesting to how well they stand up to the conditions (that stadium at the State Fair should have been as stable).

Anyway, the show ended with the whole trible resting in their "real" house for a couple of days to clean up, warm up, have a full meal, and rest. By the end of the two days they were bored and feeling the wunderlust already.

My husband was living in Michigan back in the 70's when they had a particularly brutal, C-O-L-D winter that was so bad that people couldn't expose any of their skin. He has pictures of him dressing up in layers in steps, also covering the face.

There are people on the opposite end of the spectrum, though. We went for a drive into Anza-Borrego, CA a few years ago, and the admission person to the park was this tiny woman inside a small. We know how HOT it gets there (worse than Palm Springs), so my husband asked her how she can stand it come summer. Her reply: "Oh, it doesn't start to get to me until it reaches towards 130." (?????)
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Old 08-19-2011, 03:07 AM
 
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Here's Arctic Village, Alaska, just south of Brooks range in one January, you are guaranteed -40 on any given day. -60 are common as well.
http://www.wunderground.com/history/...q_statename=NA
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Old 08-19-2011, 08:10 AM
 
Location: Connecticut
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Here's Arctic Village, Alaska, just south of Brooks range in one January, you are guaranteed -40 on any given day. -60 are common as well.
History : Weather Underground


I don't think so man!!

You cherry picked Jan of 72 which was exceptionally cold. If you looked at Jan of 2011 you'd see that only 4 out of 31 nights had temps below -40.......that's HARDLY a guarantee!! LOL!

http://www.wunderground.com/history/...q_statename=NA

Everyone suggesting that I visit N Canada or AK instead of Siberia should reread post #11 that I made.

Sigh........
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Old 08-19-2011, 10:19 AM
 
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I've been at -40 C and F in Ft McMurray, AB (and Minneapolis for that matter). Why travel halfway around the world to experience cold. Fairbanks or Barrow may be the same effect. Maybe somewhere in NWT.
Also remember the Russian people are not known for their friendliness.....
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Old 08-19-2011, 12:38 PM
 
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This thread is hilarious. Seems like most of you don't know the answer to his question, so instead you're going off on him about why he's wrong to do it.
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Old 08-20-2011, 12:52 PM
 
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I don't think so man!!

You cherry picked Jan of 72 which was exceptionally cold. If you looked at Jan of 2011 you'd see that only 4 out of 31 nights had temps below -40.......that's HARDLY a guarantee!! LOL!

History : Weather Underground

Everyone suggesting that I visit N Canada or AK instead of Siberia should reread post #11 that I made.

Sigh........
2011 was the warmest year on record for Arctic Village, the warm chinook weeks made January warmer than it should be. The normal average high is -15 and low is -33, so you should expect at least half a month of -40. Look at stat for 2009 and 2010, I count at least 25 days with -40. It doesn't matter anyway, You're better off in Siberia. Siberia is pretty much -40 and below from Nov. to March.

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Old 08-21-2011, 01:28 PM
 
Location: Orange County, CA
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I lived in Russia for 5 years and...Russia is NOT Canada.
I confirm it. I've been there. But if you like extreme, you'll like it.
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Old 08-21-2011, 05:08 PM
 
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papafox I have good news for you. I found a town in Nunavut that will guarantee -40 and below in the winter. This place is much colder than Yakutsk on a yearly average.

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