Few Canadians with a grain of common sense use other than synthetic oils for Winter and the average -40 to -50 C pour points to protect engines, I'm using a synthetic oil with a -75 C pour point though as sometimes I get asked to kick turds a little further north.BMXPath wrote: What oil are you using? Are you using synthetic? I always heard that synthetic was mandatory in really cold climates.
I'll post a couple of pics, needless to say there are few winter homeless folk here.BMXPath wrote:I couldnt imagine what -20C is like, especially being in Texas most of my life.
I only drink beer if I have any in stock from out of state visits, otherwise I don't drink the water here. Yep, shorts year 'round, but I do have to shovel snow.Greybrick wrote:You drivers living further south in the relative tropics are lucky that you can drink cold beers, wear shorts 365 days and don't have to worry about shoveling snow
Not quite. If you mean precip, then I could agree. Temperature-wise, no way. I live in Salt Lake, which is virtually identical to Denver, in terms of weather. They get an annual average of 60.3" of snow in the winter, Salt Lake gets 58.5. Winter temps are almost identical, but it does get much hotter here in the summer. I have a few friends up north. One in Calgary (I could live there easily). I know for a fact that their winters are not as warm as ours are. Just a tad too cold for my tastes. Once it drops below 10F, I just don't want to be outside at all, which makes me wonder how my poor bastard friends in North Dakota & Wisconsin can handle living where they do.I live in central Alberta which is similar to Denver CO weather.
NVSteve wrote:Not quite. If you mean precip, then I could agree. Temperature-wise, no way.I live in central Alberta which is similar to Denver CO weather.
If you look at it in terms of degrees F, it's a noticable difference. For example, Calgary's normal max. daily temp is 26.96F for January. Denver's is 43.2F for January. The Celsius scale makes things look more even than they really are. It's kind of close, but 10 degrees F is a big difference, especially over the course of a month.Greybrick wrote: There is about a 5 C average temperature difference throughout the year between the two areas
Similar to a certain degree (pun intended), but not similar enough if one moved from one place to another to not notice a difference. Geographically speaking, they share many similarities, although latitude ultimately dictates that there have to be differences. But, I'm looking at this as someone whose emphases in college were climatology and cartography.but in terms of precipitation Denver is considerably drier than central Alberta during summer months and about equivalent in snowfall during the winter due to the chinook phenomenon which affects both foothills cities in a similar way. If anything the Calgary area averages slightly warmer than Denver during the spring and fall seasons possibly due to closer proximity to the west coast. I'd have to agree with many who know both areas and call the respective climates similar.
Can't argue that! Everyone deals with temperature in different ways. I don't mind cold weather, but my body sure can tell the difference even with a 5F shift. On the other hand, I don't consider anything "hot" until it hits 110F, humid or not. Anything else just feels warm. I've worked with, um, large people before who broke a sweat when it was below freezing outside.geoffstgermaine wrote:Of course, my definition of pretty similar might be different than some others
Not to worry about that, statistics can be shifted one way or another. I'm probably at fault for not mentioning that these local central Alberta weather conditions are more similar to Denver than to say Fairbanks or Las Vegas. Either way the truck's dipstick smells foul and the grocerygitter gits a new filter and oil change this weekend.NVSteve wrote:...point conceeded to Greybrick. Perceived differences will be across the board, but statistically speaking, Calgary is colder.