I know the eastern states are having a nasty winter but here in Alberta we are having a winter that beats all. I live in Edmonton which is in central Alberta. Last weekend we received 34 cm (13 in.) of snow in a matter of 24 hours. We haven't had this much snow since 1989. We are now in a deep freeze, today it is -24 C (11 F) but with wind chill factor it is -35 (-31 F). You do not want to be outside too long. Best to stay in a occupy the sewing room.