That Winnipeg is having a gnarly winter should not be surprising. What is notable is that the city has basically turned into a real life version of the ice planet Hoth.
This was filmed on Tuesday this week outside Winnipeg, and wow.
Trucks materialize out of the blowing snow. The sun itself is just a distant haze.
Last month was the snowiest December in 100 years, with almost a full metre of the white stuff dumped on the city. Christmas and Boxing Day delivered 36 cm alone. The city actually had to ban on-street parking in order to speed up snow removal.
With wind chill in the -30s, Winnipegers forced to stay inside have taken to Twitter to communicate with the outside world.
Temperature in my city today is "Air outside may cause death" #winnipeg
— Fama (@Famaisfar) January 5, 2017
Winnipeg's elevation: 239 metres above sea level.
Winnipeg snow piles' elevation: 7,334,927 metres above sea level.
— Declan Schroeder (@dreamfactory47) January 4, 2017
— PeachPearCrumb (@PeachPearCrumb) December 26, 2016
living in winnipeg and seeing snowbanks higher then my future
— dustin (@D_Shirls) December 30, 2016
@CityNews extreme cold weather alert? That's summer temperatures right now in Winnipeg. -40 with wind chill, now that's extremely cold.
— islandgyalstar (@shwingybaby) January 5, 2017
Good luck, Winnipeg. Godspeed.