Hey,Actually, -40 is the point at which Celcius and Fahrenheit are the same (the scales differ once it gets colder, but that point they're the same)... I go to McGill, and yeah, it does get that cold up there too for a few weeks in late December/January/February... I remember taking the greyhound from Montreal to New York once in the end of December and it was in the middle of the first extreme cold snap of the season, so we were down near -40... The heat on the bus just could not function because it was so cold outside, and the engine on the bus just could not warm up. The bus didn't warm up until halfway through NY state... Oh man, that part of the trip still goes down as the worst 4 hours of my life... I took off my jacket and tried to huddle underneath it and use my breath to warm up, all to no avail...It's what I get for taking greyhound...On the flip side, I'm much better studying in the cold, at least when I'm inside... I'm spending the semester in Singapore right now, and there is no way I can do work here. It's 95 and sunny pretty much every day, and my body is just telling me to go outside and soak up as much sun and heat as possible before returning to the frozen tundra that is Montreal in January... So, I'm looking at schools in the Mid-atlantic. I grew up in NJ, and I think that NJ/PA/Conn./up to probably around Albany in NY, all have perfect weather. A real winter with snow, but not too much, a perfect fall and late spring, and summer is hot, but usually not too hot... But yeah, -40 C = -40 F - Jess
I rather adore the first real snowstorm of the year. After that I agree that it sucks.