04/08/2014 08:30 EDT | Updated 04/10/2014 12:59 EDT

Signs That Winnipeg's Winter Sucks Worse Than Yours (PHOTOS, TWEETS)

Think your winter was bad? Think again.

Winnipeg is coming off its coldest winter since the 19th century. The average temperature from December to March was -18.3 degrees Celsius, just 0.1 degrees warmer than it was in 1898.

So the next time you complain about winter, take a look at some cold, hard facts and remember that Winnipeggers have it worse than the rest of us.

Winnipeg's winter was the coldest in Canada:

That's in the same year as a polar vortex in Ontario:

And a record-matching blizzard on the East Coast.

The snow can hit Winnipeg in a flash...

...And pile so high that even the cars form snow angels:

Credit: Dan Boey

And that's if you can FIND your car:

Credit: Lea Nicole from Winnipeg

Windrows keep you from backing out of your garage...

And shovelling your walkway is a real chore:

It's not the Rockies...

Yet rivers and lakes tend to form in the streets:

It never seems to end (this was on April 7):

And when it lifts, this is what it leaves behind:

But we have to hand it to Winnipeggers. They know how to make the best of a bad situation:

And how to find the beauty amid their misery:

So cheer up, Winnipeg. Sunnier days are on their way, and you've earned them better than the rest of us.

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