WINTER BY THE NUMB-BERS
6.4% Increase in degree days (a measure of heating requirements) for the first 43 days of 2015 over the same period in 2014.
13% Increase over the same period in 2013.
-29.9 C Coldest temperature so far in 2015 (Jan. 8)
4.4 C Warmest so far (Jan. 18)
$300 Approximate cost of military-grade “pure lead” battery for pickup truck (“We send a lot of these up north,” says Dave Hull of Total Battery.)
-20 C Temperature at which chemical reaction in most battery types effectively ceases.
$695 Canada Goose Women’s Montebello Parka at Sporting Life.