Windchill -40: Gatineau is much, much colder than Ottawa today

By Tom Spears, Ottawa Sun, December 27, 2017

It’s cold in Ottawa. But Gatineau is just plain ridiculous.

Gatineau’s weather station reported that the air on the Quebec side of the river was colder than Ottawa’s air by an amazing 8.6 degrees on Wednesday morning.

At 8 a.m. it was -24.1 C in Ottawa and -32.7 C in Gatineau.

Both figures are pure temperature, without including wind chill. With the windchill, in Gatineau it felt like -40.

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