Thursday, January 16th 2020, 3:55 pm - It's cold in parts of Canada, with unrelenting temperatures seizing the Prairies.
The freeze gripping the Prairies has set new records in Alberta and Saskatchewan with lows into the -40s in several communities.
The trend is expected to continue into the weekend. Environment Canada is warning nighttime wind chill values in the -45 to -50 range into the weekend for parts of Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba before a warm-up on Monday.
When the temperature drops that low, it provides a unique opportunity for cold-weather activities.
If you leave wet pants and shirts outside in this weather, they'll become aerodynamic -- as evidenced by our own Kyle Brittian in the video above.
It's gained international attention, receiving kudos from Jimmy Fallon:
Even @jimmyfallon is a fan of the #FrozenJeansFrisbeeChallenge! Jimmy, consider this our formal invitation to come to Calgary and freeze your jeans off ❄👖 Watch @KyleTWN's late night debut (at 5:40 mark) 👉 https://t.co/rxji9imufp @FallonTonightThe Weather Network on Twitter
Other cold-hardy Canadians have risen to the challenge.
We know Canadians can handle the extreme cold -- it's in our jeans 😁👖 Join the #FrozenJeansFrisbeeChallenge and share your best toss with us! (We're looking at you, Alberta) @KyleTWN https://t.co/VHvToPI7n1The Weather Network on Twitter
Here's another thing we've learned during this cold spell:
Temperatures of -30°C don't provide the best setting for an outdoor picnic -- unless you like your pasta crunchy: