I'll stay in Calgary and deal with
... -45F nights. Trust me, that temperature gets painful.
We haven't seen -45 in a long time. -35 sure and only for a few weeks a year. I 'll take the cold over what they are going through any day and that is saying alot as I love it when it is +30 C or more.
Ken, I do have the ocassional blizzard when we stop in at the local DQ, beyond that for an official blizzard, according to Environment Canada, a winter storm must have winds of 40 km/h (25 mph) or more, have snow or blowing snow, visibility less than 1 km (about 5⁄8 mile), a wind chill of less than −25 °C (−13 °F), and that all of these conditions must last for 4 hours or more before the storm can be properly called a blizzard.
We haven't had an official blizzard around here in a very long time(IIRC), although we have come very close many, many times. I most likely just jinxed us. It is the duration of the winds and lack of visibilty that usually drops the storm from an official blizzard classification.