WOW if you want to see where all the super cold air is this morning, draw a triangle that starts at Alert, with one side going to Winnipeg and the other to Timmins. EVERYTHING IN BETWEEN is the very epi-centre of Winter! Everywhere else isn’t as cold by comparison, and in some parts it’s actually semi warmish ( the Maritimes, parts of Alberta and the Yukon).
Ratings observed at 6:45 MT/8:45 ET
Long John Index of 1 ( 0 to -9 C) - Kamloops, Penticton, Red Deer, Calgary, Lethbridge, St John’s, Whitehorse
Long John Index of 2 ( 0 to -9 C with -10C+ windchill) - Edmonton, Toronto, Kingston, Montreal, Quebec City, Iqaluit
Long John Index of 3 ( -10 to - 19 C) - Saskatoon, Regina, Banff, Jasper, Fort St John, Fort McMurray, Grande Prairie, Ottawa, Kitchener, Yellowknife
Long John Index of 4 ( -20 to -29 C) - Winnipeg, Thunder Bay, Sudbury, Timmins, Inuvik, Alert
Long John Index of 5 (-30 to Infinite) - Nope!
Free Passes (+1 and warmer) - Vancouver, Victoria, Fredericton, Halifax, Charlottetown