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Sunrise is still one minute away, and just outside my front door the temperature is minus 11.7 F (-24.3 C). Who else is having a brisk morning?
On the live temperature map yesterday at 6 PM I noticed that S. Arizona was in the 70s.
It's 28 degrees right now in my part of NJ. It was about 23 or so when I woke up. But I'd rather be cold than sweaty
I also prefer colder weather rather than hot, although -12 F is a bit uncomfortable. I didn't have any problem at all talking myself into not taking my trash out to the street at the usual 7 a.m. time. In these temperatures it'll keep just fine until next week.
The day recovered nicely though-- at 3:05 p.m. it's 17 F , almost 30 degrees warmer than this morning.
I am expecting a heatwave here soon.
Bummer. A hard wind from the north and frigid temperatures, and as of 8 hours ago, the pipes to my main bathroom are frozen. No break in the wind or temperature forecast for the next two days, so there's a good chance I may not have water anywhere in the house by morning. I'm afraid to go to bed in case something happens.
Ahhhh...memories of Michigan
Parts of it, anyway. I never had any problems with frozen house plumbing in Ann Arbor.
I was thinking of heroin houses in Detroit, to be quite honest
Don't know of any. Ypsi's another story . . .
How are the summers in Michigan? I've heard they're very muggy.
In southern Michigan it can be quite muggy. I lived in Ann Arbor, which is less than 40 miles north of the Ohio border, for 11 years. There were a lot of miserable days each summer, very humid and lots of days in the 90s (hardly ever over 100, though).
But the Upper Peninsula, where I am now, is another story. There are a few uncomfortable days now and then, but average daily high temperatures peak in the mid 70s (F) in July and August. I love days in the 60s and 70s, and we get lots of them here.
Of course, 4 hours ago it was -2 F .
Northern Michigan sounds like a near perfect climate as far as I'm concerned. I hate heat.
In summer, you really won't find many who disagree, temperature-wise. Sunshine worshippers might find too many overcast days, but I'm not fond of sunlight and, like you, I start getting uncomfortable at temperatures approaching 80 F.
Winter is another story. People moving here with the intention of staying but without previous experience with the winters often last only one winter. For instance, Sault Ste. Marie has a history of 1-year physicians-- new doctors fresh from residency who take positions in the Soo with the intention of putting in a few years before moving on elsewhere. Most of them bail on their contracts before their second winter. Even a lot of long-term residents often become 6- or 8-month residents after they retire and have the option of living elsewhere during the winters.
I love cold weather and snow, but in just the past few years (I'm 50 now) the winters here have become more of a hassle for me than they used to be, due to various health effects and pains. I can see how it could become even less appealing with increasing age.
But that's no excuse for the pansy-ass new physicians.
I agree. They DO sound like a bunch of pansy-asses. I WILL say I get sick of ice though.
-15° C (+5° F) here, but it's been dumping snow for the past 14 hours or so.
During the last week of November, however, we dropped to -39° C (-38.2° F) overnight one night.
Snow, ice, freezing rain and bitter cold. All of these things I could handle without issue if it weren't for the damned wind!
Wow! I've always wanted to experience -40 so it would be the same in both Celsius and Fahrenheit, but the coldest I've ever had was -36 F . -39 C used to be the coldest a lot of stations could report, since that's the freezing point of mercury.
My location has missed out on the big snows of the past couple weeks-- they passed south of us by a few hundred miles. Maybe your current snow is headed my way.
I did hit a milestone of sorts today. An hour ago the temperature climbed up to the freezing point for the first time since December 2nd, which breaks a span of almost 27 days below freezing. It still hasn't climbed above freezing today, though, and that last happened 28 days ago.
I recall a real cold snap from a few years back where the temperature not only dipped, but stayed below -40° (C/F, whatever you prefer).
What stuck out in my mind about it was a news article in which they'd filmed someone going outside with a glass of water and throwing the contents up in the air where it promptly froze into ice crystals and simply drifted away, suspended in the air.
Below about -30° C I find that it all really feels the same anyway -- it's measured in the number of seconds it takes skin to freeze. Not many.
I used to think that the same was true above about +40° C -- that was until I experienced +51.9° C (+125.4° F). It was far more unbearable than any +40° I'd experienced.
Humidity plays a big role on "bearability" as temperatures rise -- not so when it gets really cold, however -- it simply doesn't exists.
I'm fortunate here, by the way, that we get big temperature swings over the course of the winter thanks to Chinooks which can easily bump us up into the double digit positives for days at a time (Celcius again). Not so further North or East of where I am. Winter is simply a prolonged deep-freeze for those poor souls.
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