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Fast-freezing clothes make for fun frozen photo ops during Alberta cold snap

Click to play video 'Wet shirt freezes in 45 seconds amid Edmonton deep freeze' Wet shirt freezes in 45 seconds amid Edmonton deep freeze
WATCH ABOVE: How long does it take for a wet shirt to freeze in Edmonton this week? Global Edmonton anchor Gord Steinke decided to put it to the test.

Alberta is in the midst of a frigid deep freeze but some people are finding a fun silver lining to the extremely cold temperatures: they’re freezing articles of clothing and sharing the results online.

On Sunday, Environment Canada issued an extreme cold warning. Since then, temperatures across the province have hovered around the -30 C mark, with the wind chill making it feel closer to -50 on some mornings.

READ MORE: All of Alberta under extreme cold warning, wind chills of -40 expected all week

On Tuesday morning, after doing laundry, Global Edmonton anchor Gord Steinke decided to do a little experiment. He put a wet T-shirt outside and it froze in less than a minute.

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Albertans have been conducting similar cold weather tests this week and have been posting the results on social media.

Jordan Chiarello is an Edmonton firefighter. He and his crew responded to a parkade vehicle fire and his colleague Chris’ pants froze as he was taking them off.

“Cold day today!” he said.

Edmonton firefighter Chris and his frozen pants after responding to a parkade vehicle fire. Jan. 15, 2020.
Edmonton firefighter Chris and his frozen pants after responding to a parkade vehicle fire. Jan. 15, 2020. Courtesy: Jordan Chiarello
Edmonton firefighter Chris and his frozen pants after responding to a parkade vehicle fire. Jan. 15, 2020.
Edmonton firefighter Chris and his frozen pants after responding to a parkade vehicle fire. Jan. 15, 2020. Courtesy: Jordan Chiarello

Kala Hawkins took it a step further and added two entire outfits.

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The creative frozen display included cowboy boots, pajama pants and hats.

READ MORE: Alberta man’s bowl of noodles freezes, suspends fork mid-air in frigid temperatures

Michelle Knoblauch said her daughter decided to create some outfits of her own outside their home in Peace River when it was -34 C out.

Frozen outfits in Peace River, Alta. on Jan. 15, 2020.
Frozen outfits in Peace River, Alta. on Jan. 15, 2020. Courtesy: Michelle Knoblauch
Frozen outfits in Peace River, Alta. on Jan. 15, 2020.
Frozen outfits in Peace River, Alta. on Jan. 15, 2020. Courtesy: Michelle Knoblauch

Matt Martel froze a pair of pants on his front lawn in Spruce Grove on Tuesday.

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Matt Martel froze a pair of pants on his front lawn in Spruce Grove on Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2020.
Matt Martel froze a pair of pants on his front lawn in Spruce Grove on Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2020. Courtesy: Matt Martel

Nikki Wright said her daughter saw other posts and wanted to experiment. They put a pair of pants outside, which froze, before later breaking off!

Nikki Wright and her daughter put clothes outside on Jan. 15, 2020.
Nikki Wright and her daughter put clothes outside on Jan. 15, 2020. Courtesy: Nikki Wright
Nikki Wright and her daughter put clothes outside on Jan. 15, 2020.
Nikki Wright and her daughter put clothes outside on Jan. 15, 2020. Courtesy: Nikki Wright

If you’re making the most of the chilly weather and have a fun frozen clothing photo you’d like to share, email us at edmonton@globalnews.ca or tweet us @GlobalEdmonton using the hashtag #frozenphotos.

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