The Arctic Circle is at 66 degrees North latitude and Churchill, Manitoba and the Churchill Northern Studies Centre is just north of 58 degrees. By comparison, the 45th parellel (another way of saying latitude) is between Portland and Salem, Oregon. So Churchill is pretty darn close to the Arctic. It’s also pretty close to the North Pole at 90 degrees.
Needless to say, the weather varies a great deal here. And since
we are in Canada, the weather reports are given in Celsius, not Fahrenheit. So we have had to do a little converting to figure it out. Here’s the formula: [°C] = ([°F] − 32) ×5/9. Now, figure that out in your head… So we looked up the following mnemonic to help us remember what it’s like outside: When it’s zero it’s freezing, when it’s 10 it’s not, when it’s 20 it’s warm, when it’s 30 it’s hot! Or, thirty is hot, twenty is nice, ten is cool, and zero is ice.
I guess it really doesn’t matter because you are so busy waiving your arms to shoo away the bugs that you don’t notice the weather.
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