Winnipeg colder than Siberia: Forget NHL.

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    When discussing whether Winnipeg will ever get a major sports anything, one fact the Winnipeg boosters keep trying to distract attention from is this...

    "...Winnipeg lies in an unprotected arctic trough which channels cold arctic air south, directly across the Canadian Shield and Canadian Prairie. This results in bone-chilling temperatures as early as the end of October and bitter cold and winds during December, January and February, and cold weather and snow often extending into April. The extremity of its climate in the winter months has caused the (somewhat derisive) nickname of "Winterpeg". Summers are typically warm with average temperatures above 25 °C (77 °F) and much sunshine is received throughout the year. Spring and fall tend to be rather contracted seasons, each averaging little over six weeks. Average maximum temperatures for each month are as follows (source Environment Canada): January −13 °C (9 °F), February −9 °C (16 °F), March −1 °C (30 °F), April 10 °C (50 °F), May 19 °C (67 °F), June 23 °C (74 °F), July 26 °C (79 °F), August 25 °C (77 °F), September 19 °C (67 °F), October 11 °C (52 °F), November 0 °C (32 °F), December −10 °C (14 °F). The city receives an annual average of about 510 mm (20 inches) of precipitation including 115 cm (45 inches) of snow. There is generally snow cover from mid-November to the end of March, though this varies depending on the year—heavy snowfalls in late October and in April are not uncommon. Winnipeg is virtually assured of having a White Christmas as there is only one December 25 on record in the last century where there was no snow on the ground...."

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Winnipeg,_Manitoba

    Average Maximum Temperature

    Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
    -12.9 -10.0 -2.2 9.3 18.0 22.8 26.1 25.0 18.5 11.5 -0.5 -9.3 (°C)
    8.8 14.0 28.0 48.7 64.4 73.0 79.0 77.0 65.3 52.7 31.1 15.3 (°F)

    Average Minimum Temperature

    Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
    °C -22.9 -20.6 -12.5 -2.1 4.5 10.3 13.5 12.0 6.4 0.6 -8.8 -18.3
    °F -9.1 -5.0 9.5 28.2 40.1 50.5 56.3 53.6 43.5 33.1 16.2 -0.8

    Source: WINNIPEG INT'L A,MA data derived from GHCN 2 Beta. 628 months between 1938 and 1990

    http://www.worldclimate.com/cgi-bin/grid.pl?gr=N49W097

    And for comparison's sake... here some climate data for Novosibirsk, Siberia...

    Average High Temperature Years on Record: 18
    Jan. Feb. Mar. Apr. May Jun. Jul. Aug. Sep. Oct. Nov. Dec.
    °F 9 11 25 43 60 71 75 69 59 41 23 13

    Average Low Temperature Years on Record: 18
    Jan. Feb. Mar. Apr. May Jun. Jul. Aug. Sep. Oct. Nov. Dec.
    °F -2 -2 11 28 41 54 58 53 43 30 13 2

    http://www.weatherbase.com/weather/...r.php3?s=043692

    That's right. Winnipeg is colder than Novosibirsk, Siberia. Might make for good ice conditions, but it makes for a crud free agent situation. A Winnipeg franchise simply could never compete for players now. Their draft choices wouldn't sign. No player talent. No franchise.
     
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    how does it compare to Minnesota?
     
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    Would these players be paid in US dollars or in sno-cones? US dollars? Right then.. they'll play in Winnipeg.
     
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    There goes your career in the gaming industry.
     
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    Well Pavel Datsyuk wanted to play in Siberia so why not Winnipeg. Besides if they have the green they'll get the players.
     
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    This is the business board, not the weather board.

    Not to mention, you could have slapped this on the thread that's already running about Winnipeg.
     
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