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jenpsmith
Jenpsmith  (Level: 121.8 - Posts: 64)
Fri, 8th Dec '06 7:20 PM

IS ANYONE COMFORTABLE OUT THERE, OR IS IT JUST ME?

Climate change seems to have hit us in little old South Australia. Last year was the hottest year on record for Australia. Today, we are expecting a maximum temperature of 41 (Celsius). I can't remember the last time it rained. Horrible, horrible, horrible.

I think we'll have to move somewhere cooler.
What is the weather like where you are?

Jen

redwingchick
Redwingchick  (Level: 91.1 - Posts: 420)
Fri, 8th Dec '06 7:27 PM

You know what that's just mean. It was so cold here today (Minnesota USA) that I had to wear sweater-tights, knee socks, tallboots, ankle length wool coat, hat and mittens. Sure wish I still lived in Arizona at times like this.

suzer22
Suzer22  (Level: 165.6 - Posts: 1982)
Fri, 8th Dec '06 7:55 PM

Oh no - Arizona is experiencing a winter chill - I actually had to wear a sweater this morning (but had to run the AC in my car on the way home this afternoon!)

LM-not-so-freezing-AO

gypsylady
Gypsylady  (Level: 142.6 - Posts: 6048)
Fri, 8th Dec '06 7:56 PM

In West Tennessee this morning, the wind chill was 0 Fahrenheit. Don't know what that is )Celsius). Wind coming from the North. What is your temperature in Australia if it was Fahrenheit? I've been hearing where you have been having several forest fires in Australia. Is it close to where you are? I'm ready for spring and winter hasn't started real good here yet.

Marilyn...

jenpsmith
Jenpsmith  (Level: 121.8 - Posts: 64)
Fri, 8th Dec '06 8:01 PM

I think it's about 107 degrees in Fahrenheit. I don't know if that is considered hot in Arizona or not, but it's hot enough for me.

smoke20
Smoke20  (Level: 62.6 - Posts: 2815)
Fri, 8th Dec '06 8:02 PM

I'm in sunny Florida and my knees are aching from the cold. I watched the spanish moss blown horizontal in the trees all day and still hear the wind howling naked through the awnings and around the corners of the roof. Supposed to be 28 tonight, brought the plants in off the steps. At least it's not wet.

I hate it more than I can say but when it's over the bugs will be gone and it will warm back up.

jenpsmith
Jenpsmith  (Level: 121.8 - Posts: 64)
Fri, 8th Dec '06 8:06 PM

I don't know why my last posting was up 3 times. I tried to refresh my page a few times so perhaps that did it. Sorry.

I looked up Arizona on google and it can get up to 120 F there, which sounds awful. I've never lived anywhere very cold, so I can only say it sounds wonderful in theory. Not the strong howling winds and aching limbs though.

twinboymom2001
Twinboymom2001  (Level: 67.0 - Posts: 197)
Fri, 8th Dec '06 8:21 PM

I am in Iowa(USA) and it is so darn cold here! We had a wind chill of -21 yesterday morning when I left for work. BRRRRR! Today it made it to 29 F, which is still very cold this time of year for us. We are normally still in the 40's.

I am going to Arizona for Christmas and I cannot wait to get to the warmer temps!

donden
Donden  (Level: 112.5 - Posts: 2127)
Fri, 8th Dec '06 9:44 PM

Going down to about 10 degrees tonight. I suppose I am used to it after 68 straight years. Bad thing is my gas bill. And my Captain Morgan bill goes up a little (a lot) also. As I said in a post under another topic, I get to sleep between a warm wife and a 125# Labrador Retriever. Nice! (as long as I don't get them confused). Cheers!

greyghost
Greyghost  (Level: 68.4 - Posts: 640)
Fri, 8th Dec '06 9:51 PM

Mowing lawns in Nova Scotia.

alaskan420
Alaskan420  (Level: 69.0 - Posts: 191)
Fri, 8th Dec '06 11:35 PM

Hi Y'all!! Well let me see...Last month our average high temp was -15Fand our average low was -26f.We are currently experiencing an extreme heat wave this week with high temp of 10 above and lows around -5.The nice thing is that it is sunny as can be,the bad is there is only about 1/4 of the snow that we are supposed to have.

geophile
Geophile  (Level: 159.2 - Posts: 1519)
Sat, 9th Dec '06 12:10 AM

I hate to whine - but actually, I'm good at it. I'm ticked off. We've had Santa Ana conditions for weeks now. World famous San Diego weather, temps in the 80's, no humidity, absolutely beautiful. My friend wants to get out of Rochester, New York. She's visiting and we're getting rain this week-end and it is cold...well, okay..cool! Where is the justice? I mean, we pay through the nose to live in this place....where's the nice weather when you need it? Okay, I feel better. And I do know cold weather - I'm from New England and I do savor every winter day here! I never want to be really cold again.

redwingchick
Redwingchick  (Level: 91.1 - Posts: 420)
Sat, 9th Dec '06 1:21 AM

Arizona heat is not as bad as one would think. You'll hear the expression "It's a dry heat" and think yeah but it's still hot! But without the humidity it's not so bad. You get used to it. Just pray you have working AC!

jenpsmith
Jenpsmith  (Level: 121.8 - Posts: 64)
Sat, 9th Dec '06 2:49 AM

Wow. I feel bad for complaining. It sounds VERY cold. Must be hard for poor people to afford the cost of heating.

The heat here is mostly bearable if you are inside somewhere cool. Just keep a bottle of water handy. We have the problem on bushfires here, especially as the vegetation is so dry that fires spread really easily. Last summer the smell of fire was in the air most of the time, even if it was a long way off. I think the fire threat is much worse to live with than the heat.



kaufman
Kaufman  (Level: 256.8 - Posts: 3936)
Sat, 9th Dec '06 9:50 AM

It's a cool 24F/-4C here this morning. Sun is shining, and it should warm a bit. Winter is upon us, right on schedule. And to respond to the inquiry above, 0F is about -18C.

ducttape
Ducttape  (Level: 188.1 - Posts: 159)
Sat, 9th Dec '06 2:29 PM

wacky weather time here in south texas. 85f, 12 hours later - 35f. there is an unspoken citywide "clothes sharing program" here in san antonio. as we peel off the layers of light jackets, sweatshirts, shirts, sweaters, gloves, etc., they sometimes get left in public areas, like umbrellas do. as it kinda doesn't make sense to spend $150 for, say, a pair of gloves you're only going to wear a small number of times a year - we're talking cheap items, knit gloves or hats from the dollar store for example. common for a person to have 2,3 items they're wearing that were just found somewhere. it's a larger version of many cities "umbrella sharing program".

mitchy
Mitchy  (Level: 130.5 - Posts: 964)
Sat, 9th Dec '06 2:54 PM

I can definatley relate ductape im in North Texas- Wichita Falls, I walked out side thought my face was going to fall off, now its too hot (in the car) to wear a coat. I dont remember it being this freaking cold.. and the snow and ice we got the past week! man we just dont get this too often,people dont know how to drive on it here... tons of wrecks.Mitchy

bushyfox
Bushyfox  (Level: 174.4 - Posts: 2403)
Sat, 9th Dec '06 3:43 PM

East coast Oz signing in!

In the last month we have been entering summer.....but had a freak cold front come thru that dumped snow in high country of 3 states, including about an hour or so drive from here.
It was so weird to watch TV news showing snow falling on bushfires........!!!
Bushfires abound here, and there was thick smoke in the area yesterday, the setting sun was a baleful red eye in hazy grey.
The hottest we ever had here in the past five years was 118F (47.2 Celsius)in 2003.
We seem to average mid to high 30s Celsius most days thru January and February....that would be 90s Fahrenheit for the Stateside folks!
However, it can go way higher some days, and an overnight "low" of 85~90F is horrible.

We pray for the cooling storms and the cool southerly changes that come thru periodically to refresh the land and us. Anything hotter'n 20C (68F) is too hot for me!

Enjoy your snow and cool grey days....I miss 'em!!

~Bev

eesusbejesus
Eesusbejesus  (Level: 75.0 - Posts: 3645)
Sat, 9th Dec '06 10:27 PM

We (Idaho) just got out of a 0 to teens F cold snap that followed a bunch of snow. We had about 10 inches but now are down to about 3. I think that's called snow shrinkage.

It got to about 38 today and then rained so now the snow is a big sloppy mess.

I'm dreaming of sitting in the hot sun on a beach and decorating a palm tree for Christmas.

Lodi

quinn5311
Quinn5311  (Level: 80.6 - Posts: 34)
Sat, 9th Dec '06 11:57 PM

Jen P Smith... you have no idea the torrent that you have unleashed ... it is so horrible to be cold , I would give anything to be able to live where you are, I live in a place where we have 100+ temps but also -20 windchill.... i would take the heat any second of any day... thankfully we are blessed enough to escape this and go to Florida for a week every February

diva305
Diva305  (Level: 146.6 - Posts: 1651)
Sun, 10th Dec '06 12:02 AM

Well come on down Lodi! Miami is Hot Gurl!
77 today, suppose to warm up tomorrow
It was 85 last weekend-like Summer only drier.
I dunno about Smoke-she's up there in N. Florida

Palma



jenpsmith
Jenpsmith  (Level: 121.8 - Posts: 64)
Mon, 11th Dec '06 4:13 AM

Sorry Quinn5311 and others. Perhaps this time next year we can do a house swap? Or you could all come over for a Sploofus gathering in sunny Australia.

bushyfox
Bushyfox  (Level: 174.4 - Posts: 2403)
Mon, 11th Dec '06 3:06 PM

It was HUGELY hot here yesterday........visiting Sploofusers woulda been baked, boiled, fried'n'fricasseed!
Thankfully, a cooling storm came thru early evening, with some rain and fresh winds. It is cool'n'drizzly today: far more to my liking!

~Bev

surreyman
Surreyman  (Level: 260.4 - Posts: 2770)
Tue, 12th Dec '06 5:10 AM

We no longer seem to have white Christmases here in Surrey, England. We certainly used to have 'em, honest!

December (and Christmas Day) is now typically dampish, mildish, cloudyish - currently around 57F and isolated frost spots here and there at night.

Well, you know that whenever you meet a Brit they'll talk about the weather! ......



larefamiliaris
Larefamiliaris  (Level: 135.2 - Posts: 877)
Tue, 12th Dec '06 12:41 PM

Greetings from sun-kissed Edinburgh,
35 -40f, wind 25 -30 mph (gusts up to 60mph) and it hasn't stopped raining. Ever.
Apart from yesterday when it started to snow, but obviously snow would be too festive. So down came the sleet, which later on turned into rain.
Can't wait till summer - at least the rain's warm then.

tazmaniac72
Tazmaniac72  (Level: 187.6 - Posts: 213)
Tue, 12th Dec '06 8:20 PM

Here is why people stay sick in my neck of the woods (Georgia):

Last week, it started off in the 60's, rained for two days, and then by Saturday morning, the temperature was 18 degrees F.

On Sunday morning, it was 18 degrees F again, and it warmed up to about 55 degrees F. This morning (Tuesday), it was 48 degrees F in the morning, and it warmed up to nearly 70 today, and of course the rain followed this evening. It will be low 70's by the weekend, and I'm sure it will be 20 by the middle of the next week.

Of course, the doctors and pharmacies here are not complaining.....


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