Severe Weather Warning? Suck it up

As Jason has shown, we’ve had snow.  But it’s also been a bit cold.  The other night it got down to minus 10 and the BBC issued a severe weather warning.  And all on the breakfast show it’s all about how to deal with the extreme cold weather.  I know it’s a relative thing, but I can’t help but wonder if Canadian cities issued a weather warning everytime the temperature dipped below minus 10.  I think ottawa would be under severe weather watch for about 5 months of the year.