Arctic chill at 85F below zero – So cold, Eskimos advised to stay inside!

Watts Up With That?

‘Some of the coldest temperatures that people have ever experienced’

From Churchill polar bears:

Arctic Weather Brrrrreaking Records

Rankin Inlet in a deep freeze of -60C (-76F) a couple of days ago. Susan Enuaraq photo.

Rankin Inlet, Nunavut gets cold in the winter. Located on the northwestern shore of the Hudson Bay at 62 degrees north and between Chesterfield Inlet and Arviat, the town is definitely in a remote yet exposed region. Weather is just a part of life and recently the weather has been colder than cold.

Schools in the south get “snow days” though when you get to the 60-degree latitudes school closures are “cold days”…usually accompanied by some snow as well. When temperatures fall to -60C with the windchill or more than just about everyone will stay home and not risk going outside and expose skin. For the past few days, schools have cautiously remained closed.

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