Skip to comments.Even the eyelashes freeze: Russia sees minus 88.6 degrees F
Posted on 01/16/2018 12:26:03 PM PST by Oldeconomybuyer
MOSCOW - Even thermometers can't keep up with the plunging temperatures in Russia's remote Yakutia region, which hit minus 67 degrees Celsius (minus 88.6 degrees Fahrenheit) in some areas Tuesday.
In Yakutia - a region of 1 million people about 3,300 miles (5,300 kilometers) east of Moscow - students routinely go to school even in minus 40 degrees. But school was canceled Tuesday throughout the region and police ordered parents to keep their children inside.
Over the weekend, two men froze to death when they tried to walk to a nearby farm after their car broke down. Three other men with them survived because they were wearing warmer clothes, investigators reported.
But the press office for Yakutia's governor said Tuesday that all households and businesses in the region have working central heating and access to backup power generators.
Residents of Yakutia are no strangers to cold weather and this week's cold spell was not even dominating local news headlines Tuesday.
But some media outlets published cold-weather selfies and stories about stunts in the extreme cold. Women posted pictures of their frozen eyelashes, while YakutiaMedia published a picture of Chinese students who got undressed to take a plunge in a thermal spring.
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Nice temp! (Don't have to do much to covert F->C or C->F)
Yes, northeastern Siberia can get very cold.
I’ve experienced -35F twice...in a small town about 200 miles north of Montreal.I guarantee that that is *damn* cold.I simply can’t imagine -88F
A veritable tropical paradise!
We start picking the oranges at -86 degrees.
88 below. Think of it as a toasty 206. Kelvin.
Just kidding. :) :)
No snowflakes in that country. They probably put Vodka in their kiddies lunch pails to keep em warm.
74 in Phoenix right now but the morning was chilly.
At -88 even the vodka freezes.
Residents of Yakutia are no strangers to cold weather...
Their ancestors were routinely dumped from trains
into the snow and forced to build their own camps.
Of course, most of them didn’t make it.
Good to know.
I’ve been to minus 65 in the climate hanger at Eglin AFB. That’s cold enough.
Oops - misspelled Val-d’Or.
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