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2013-01-17 09:30:37 AM
If it was so cold, why didn't I see any erect-o-nips on those newsgals?!
 
2013-01-17 09:41:07 AM
I like how he uses Milwaukee as a benchmark for people who have a normal sense of cold. I do remember having class there one day when it was 80 degrees below zero windchill. I had a 15 minute walk to class. I lived.
 
2013-01-17 09:49:06 AM
I was in an LA suburb a couple years ago and I was staying at a friend's house. I was too polite to say anything, but, to houses in southern Cali not have heat? Because it was 55 degrees in the house when I woke up and no one seemed to think anything of it.
 
2013-01-17 09:52:29 AM
bwahahahaha .. its minus 40 here right now. Fahrenheit or celcius. dont matter.
 
2013-01-17 09:57:46 AM

Land Ark: I was in an LA suburb a couple years ago and I was staying at a friend's house. I was too polite to say anything, but, to houses in southern Cali not have heat? Because it was 55 degrees in the house when I woke up and no one seemed to think anything of it.


San Diego chiming in on this.. I have lived her for 21 years (moved from Denver) and I have never felt the need to turn on the heater or the AC at any place I have lived here. Generally in the winter there will be a few weeks where is is cold enough to throw an extra blanket on the bed at night or a few weeks in the summer that is hot enough to keep the fan on all night. but generally 55 in the morning is just a thing to live through until the sun warms things up. The plus side to this is that over the last 10 years my electric bill hasn't been more that $50.00.
 
2013-01-17 10:06:53 AM

Land Ark: I was in an LA suburb a couple years ago and I was staying at a friend's house. I was too polite to say anything, but, to houses in southern Cali not have heat? Because it was 55 degrees in the house when I woke up and no one seemed to think anything of it.


I lived in Cali for years and the house would regularly get down into the low 60's or even 50's in the winter. Nobody really seemed to think anything of it. Now that I live on Hoth, our house never drops below 71.
 
2013-01-17 10:23:45 AM
This IS pretty funny... Sometime just before Christmas we started a cold snap where we went a week or two not getting about freezing, passed it for 2 days, and then went right back down. Our average lately is single digits in the morning, mid-20's for the high. Of course, it can vary as much as 10 degrees, depending on what part of town you're in, but it's damn cold here... Could definitely be colder though, so I'm pretty much OK with it.
 
2013-01-17 11:20:29 AM
Everything's relative I suppose. If you're used to daytime temps around 20C, and its drops to 12C it probably feels cold.
 
2013-01-17 11:31:40 AM
Wow. Here in upstate NY, we've had temperatures around 40 degrees and we've been delighted with how warm it is...

The last time I was in Southern California, I loved to watch the weather reports. There was basically nothing to report. Every day for the next week was sunny and mid-70's... So they would have 1 day at 73 with the next at 76 and call it a "big warm up". 3 degrees? You won't even feel that difference.

One morning it rained a little and it was pretty cloudy. I was watching people walk out of their apartments in the same complex and looking up with confused looks on their faces... Like "what are those white, puffy things in the sky?" It was very amusing.
 
2013-01-17 11:34:28 AM
Cold is relative. This is an oldie, but I like it:

60 above zero: Floridians turn on the heat. South Dakotans plant gardens.

50 above zero: Californians shiver uncontrollably. People are sunbathing in Watertown.

40 above zero: Import cars won't start. South Dakotans drive with the sunroof open.

32 above zero: Distilled water freezes. The water in Pickerel Lake gets thicker.

20 above zero: New Mexicans don long johns, parkas and wool hats & mittens. South Dakotans throw on a flannel shirt.

15 above zero: New York landlords finally turn on the heat. People in South Dakotans have one last cookout before it gets cold.

Zero: People in Miami all die. South Dakotans close the windows.

10 below zero: Californians fly away to Mexico. South Dakotans dig their winter coats out of storage.

25 below zero: Hollywood disintegrates. Girl Scouts in South Dakotans still selling cookies door to door.

40 below zero: Washington, D.C. finally runs out of hot air. People in South Dakota let their dogs sleep indoors.

100 below zero: Santa Claus abandons the North Pole. South Dakotans get upset because the minivan won't start.

460 below zero: ALL atomic motion stops (absolute zero on the Kelvin scale). People in South Dakota can be heard to say, "Cold 'nuff fer ya?"

500 below zero: Hell freezes over. South Dakota public schools open 2 hours late.
 
2013-01-17 11:38:08 AM
We got some weird weather going on right now. It's about 10-15 degrees colder here in town than it is at Mt Hood Meadows, one of our local ski areas that sits at near 5,000 feet elevation. It's been that way for the last week.
 
2013-01-17 11:39:49 AM
It was mid 60's at the Ontario airport Tuesday afternoon. It is not cold there.

/sucked flying back to Boise where it was 10F
 
2013-01-17 11:41:05 AM
I wonder what would happen if any one from LA ever actually saw frost on their car?
 
2013-01-17 11:46:49 AM
Of course it is acclimation and if these people have never felt colder than it is really cold to them. It makes me laugh but they get a pass. Was in Miami when it is was 48 and the locals had on parkas and stocking caps and gloves. We just smiled at them.

What gets me is some friends and family have moved away to other parts of country and when they come back and it is 105 or 5 (depending on the season of course )and they freak out. Come on, you lived here for years and years, you know what's up. don't be a pussy.

Thankfully we rarely get below 0.
 
2013-01-17 11:47:21 AM
HAHA it's 50 in my apartment right now. Why yes I am too cheap to turn the heat on...
 
2013-01-17 11:59:47 AM

dogboy360: I wonder what would happen if any one from LA ever actually saw frost on their car?


I used to live in a college town where we saw a lot of southerners encounter windshield frost for the first time. This is what usually happened:

1) They left if there and just drove around, crashing into things.
2) They believed locals who said you could clear it up with a little boiling water.
3) They acted all confused when more sympathetic locals said "Just turn on your car defroster."
4) They exclaimed "Are you a wizard?!" when you got your ice scraper out and scraped all the ice off their windshield for them.
5) They'd fight like devils over the three ice scrapers each the local stores thoughtfully stocked prior to each winter.
6) They didn't believe you when you siad it would get colder, cold enough they'd have ice on the inside of their windshield as well as the outside.
7) Really didn't believe you when you said it would get colder when the ice on the inside weather arrived.

(Posted by a guy who whines incessantly any time the temperature exceeds 85 degrees F, so it swings both ways.)
 
2013-01-17 12:25:43 PM
Went to school at Madison WI and had a friend that bought a used car while we were there at school. Didn't realize until fall / winter rolled around that it didn't have a rear window defroster. Didn't even occur to her that a car would be made without one. Found out that it had been an import from southern California where apparently they must not be needed.

It did make her car the brunt of jokes for quite some time but to be honest I don't think it would be something that would have occurred to me to look for either. Being in Wisconsin / Minnesota area it is kinda just one of those things that every car has.
 
2013-01-17 12:41:09 PM
how to beat the cold: put on a shiatload of clothes
 
2013-01-17 01:06:56 PM
Grew up in California then spent a few months in North Dakota in the dead of winter. Was walking around in slacks, t-shirt, and a light jacket most of the time. After swimming in the Pacific san wetsuit most of my life it wasn't really a problem.
 
2013-01-17 01:21:27 PM
LA here. My heater was broken for this arctic blast. Had to break out two space heaters.

/csb
 
2013-01-17 01:46:35 PM
It's not cold till you fart and it freezes your buttcheeks together.
It's not cold till you piss outside and it freezes before it hits the ground.
It's not cold till you can cut your breath and build an igloo
 
2013-01-17 01:51:46 PM
As someone who grew up in the Northeast and lived in LA for a couple of years, I feel like I can shed a little light on this phenomenon.

First of all, in New York and Boston, usually when it's 40 degrees outside, it's been roughly that temperature for a little while (a week or so usually), and the difference between night and day temperatures is maaaybe 10-15 degrees (it gets down to about 25 degrees at night). In LA, however, as you are actually in a desert climate, the temperature variability is actually quite high. It can be 60-65 one day, then 40 the next. Similarly, the differences between nighttime and daytime temperatures can be 20-25 degrees. It doesn't matter if 40 degrees is objectively not that cold. If it was close to 70 the day before, relatively it might as well be 20 degrees. You're going to feel the temperature difference more.

Furthermore, because temperatures of 40 degrees or less are so rare, typically houses in LA tend to be less well-insulated and rely more on small, electric spot-heaters rather than a fully fledged central HVAC system. This not only explains Land Ark's question, but it means that, when it is cold, LA residents have less of an opportunity to escape to a warm spot during the time that bookends their travels. Brrr.

Finally, people in LA tend to wear less clothes, but be more conscious about the way those clothes look. They are less likely to own what I would term "intermediately warm" clothing, like long-sleeved shirts, flannels, heavier pants, socks, or light jackets. As they are clothes-conscious, however, when they buy a jacket or boots, they go for what seems to us to be huge (expensive) overkill. There is no layering. Underneath that huge North Face parka, they are still wearing a tank top and skirt.
 
2013-01-17 02:09:02 PM

MrPleasant: Went to school at Madison WI and had a friend that bought a used car while we were there at school. Didn't realize until fall / winter rolled around that it didn't have a rear window defroster. Didn't even occur to her that a car would be made without one. Found out that it had been an import from southern California where apparently they must not be needed.

It did make her car the brunt of jokes for quite some time but to be honest I don't think it would be something that would have occurred to me to look for either. Being in Wisconsin / Minnesota area it is kinda just one of those things that every car has.


Like a block heater.  I have a friend that just dropped way too much money on an Aston-Martin and drove it back here (Calgary) from California without thinking to have asked that question.  75k, and no block heater.
 
2013-01-17 02:17:12 PM

unyon: MrPleasant: Went to school at Madison WI and had a friend that bought a used car while we were there at school. Didn't realize until fall / winter rolled around that it didn't have a rear window defroster. Didn't even occur to her that a car would be made without one. Found out that it had been an import from southern California where apparently they must not be needed.

It did make her car the brunt of jokes for quite some time but to be honest I don't think it would be something that would have occurred to me to look for either. Being in Wisconsin / Minnesota area it is kinda just one of those things that every car has.

Like a block heater.  I have a friend that just dropped way too much money on an Aston-Martin and drove it back here (Calgary) from California without thinking to have asked that question.  75k, and no block heater.


My sister went to school in Thunder Bay, ON (northwest of Duluth MN). The parking lot had outlets for block heaters. If you were going into the store for less than 10 minutes, you left the car running. When I visited, it was -27C.
 
2013-01-17 02:18:09 PM

Pope Larry II: unyon: MrPleasant: Went to school at Madison WI and had a friend that bought a used car while we were there at school. Didn't realize until fall / winter rolled around that it didn't have a rear window defroster. Didn't even occur to her that a car would be made without one. Found out that it had been an import from southern California where apparently they must not be needed.

It did make her car the brunt of jokes for quite some time but to be honest I don't think it would be something that would have occurred to me to look for either. Being in Wisconsin / Minnesota area it is kinda just one of those things that every car has.

Like a block heater.  I have a friend that just dropped way too much money on an Aston-Martin and drove it back here (Calgary) from California without thinking to have asked that question.  75k, and no block heater.

My sister went to school in Thunder Bay, ON (northwest north east of Duluth MN). The parking lot had outlets for block heaters. If you were going into the store for less than 10 minutes, you left the car running. When I visited, it was -27C.


FIFM, geographically challenged.
 
2013-01-17 02:20:13 PM

misterfweem: (Posted by a guy who whines incessantly any time the temperature exceeds 85 degrees F, so it swings both ways.)


I'm from Los Angeles, but moved up to the San Francisco Bay Area over 20 years ago.  When it hits 85, I consider taking off my coat and laugh at the people complaining about the heat.
 
2013-01-17 02:23:25 PM

unyon: Like a block heater. I have a friend that just dropped way too much money on an Aston-Martin and drove it back here (Calgary) from California without thinking to have asked that question. 75k, and no block heater.


Not to mention the fact it probably came with summer performance tires and he's going to spin the car into a ditch the first time he gives it any power on a cold road. I had a buddy who had a Corvette and didn't understand that concept and he bashed it up on a guard rail the first winter he had it because he didn't realize that when the weather got cold the summer tires got so hard that they barely had any grip anymore even in the dry.
 
2013-01-17 02:54:04 PM
I lived in Chicago for 30 years.  Now in New Orleans.  No idea about Cali... but 45 degrees down here feels MUCH different (colder) than it did in Chicago.  Maybe its the moisture in the air.

/Freezing
//Heat broke a few weeks ago
 
2013-01-17 02:56:09 PM

OgreMagi: misterfweem: (Posted by a guy who whines incessantly any time the temperature exceeds 85 degrees F, so it swings both ways.)

I'm from Los Angeles, but moved up to the San Francisco Bay Area over 20 years ago.  When it hits 85, I consider taking off my coat and laugh at the people complaining about the heat.


I was in Monterey a couple years ago and it hit 89. They were melting.

Came home to 108.
 
2013-01-17 03:20:03 PM
Grew up in MN. I thought nothing of shoveling the driveway in a cotton t-shirt when it was 10 degrees, and went to shorts and a t-shirt when it went above freezing in the the spring.

Currently live in Western Washington. Damp cold. 40 degrees here is miserable for being outside in for any length of time.
 
2013-01-17 03:27:59 PM

dogboy360: I wonder what would happen if any one from LA ever actually saw frost on their car?


this occured Mon. & Tues this week... 28 in Pasadena.... wifey said the sprinklers came on @ 7am & water from on sidewalk....
 
2013-01-17 03:32:54 PM

dogboy360: I wonder what would happen if any one from LA ever actually saw frost on their car?


I live in the "greater Los Angeles area" and have been scraping a light frost off of my windshield most every day for the last month or so Monday at 6:45 am my car said it was 32f. Personally I don't mind the cold. The wife hates it and wants to complain to management.

"We pay a lot in taxes and have a crappy state government, the least we should get is nice weather year round, otherwise what's the point of living in SoCal?" she says.

All things being relative, those same people who are laughing at us about our reaction to the cold would die here in the summer when the temps are in the upper 90's, low 100's
 
2013-01-17 04:13:08 PM
Having moved here from England, I can firmly say that there's no horrible cold like damp cold. It can be 40F, and if it's moist, life is miserable. -15 or -20F is fine as long as it's dry. Cold, sure. Turn-your-nuts-into-kerbangers-cold. But please don't let it be high humidity hovering around freezing damp cold.

That will drive you bonkers.

/Clutches his hot water bottle
//You yanks use them to do what!?!
 
2013-01-17 04:25:43 PM
i86.photobucket.com

He's wearing this when is 48F...I'm still just wearing just a flannel, or a sweat jacket (or hoodie as the kids call them today)
 
2013-01-17 04:56:13 PM
Reminds me of this.

/Scorchio!
 
2013-01-17 04:56:49 PM
heh. The other day I was walking back from dinner on Shelter Island in San Diego wearing a hoodie. A couple teenagers on bikes were whizzing around, each with full parkas and knit caps. Pussies.
 
2013-01-17 05:18:25 PM
To be fair these same people were laughing when East coasters were over-reacting to the 2011 Virginia temblor.
 
2013-01-17 05:25:54 PM

Thwack: dogboy360: I wonder what would happen if any one from LA ever actually saw frost on their car?

I live in the "greater Los Angeles area" and have been scraping a light frost off of my windshield most every day for the last month or so Monday at 6:45 am my car said it was 32f. Personally I don't mind the cold. The wife hates it and wants to complain to management.

"We pay a lot in taxes and have a crappy state government, the least we should get is nice weather year round, otherwise what's the point of living in SoCal?" she says.

All things being relative, those same people who are laughing at us about our reaction to the cold would die here in the summer when the temps are in the upper 90's, low 100's


Please tell me, you didn't type that with a straight face.

I grew up in the south, now live in MI. I can adjust quickly to either temp. range.

My parents grew up in MI, still live in the south. My mom shivers inside my house with the heat on. She freaked out when I told her the little bit of ice on my sidewalk (I had just shoveled) will melt in the next hour when the sun hits it. She bought sidewalk salt without asking if I had any. Atleast my dad adjust like I do.
 
2013-01-17 07:24:52 PM
this just in, californians are pussies
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2013-01-17 08:22:31 PM
I hope this blast of cold from our northern friends will kill some of those pesky pine beetles that have been giving us such a hard time lately across the whole Rocky Mountains.
 
2013-01-17 08:22:43 PM
I'll just point out that here in LA, daytime temps are back up to 74 or so.  So the long nightmare is over.
 
2013-01-17 08:45:27 PM
That's alright. We'll be laughing our asses off this summer with your complaints of how "hot" it is where you are.

/Phoenix-area resident
 
2013-01-17 09:26:34 PM
It's -4 up here, and we call that "summer".

But seriously, it should be -30. What the f?
 
2013-01-17 10:39:48 PM
thanks a lot, Subby. next time please use the Not Safe for Haters of Jimmy Kimmel tag, huh?

/ i hate that no talent dishrag
 
2013-01-17 11:34:14 PM

dogboy360: I wonder what would happen if any one from LA ever actually saw frost on their car?


It's really not that unusual.
I've lived in LA and OC beach areas for many years and I think it would happen almost every year, that you'd have days where the windshield is frosted over.
 
2013-01-18 12:50:34 AM

Land Ark: I was in an LA suburb a couple years ago and I was staying at a friend's house. I was too polite to say anything, but, to houses in southern Cali not have heat? Because it was 55 degrees in the house when I woke up and no one seemed to think anything of it.


As a transplant from East Coast to SoCal, I can verify that they do not. My apartment has windows with shades as the sole means of controlling the temperature, and I farking hate it. My office has nothing but cold air blowing year round, which really pisses off my female coworkers.
 
2013-01-18 01:29:35 AM

dennysgod: [i86.photobucket.com image 573x320]

He's wearing this when is 48F...I'm still just wearing just a flannel, or a sweat jacket (or hoodie as the kids call them today)


Yeah... 48° is time for a long sleeve shirt if you're going to drive around with the windows down...
 
2013-01-18 01:55:49 AM

Thwack: dogboy360: I wonder what would happen if any one from LA ever actually saw frost on their car?

I live in the "greater Los Angeles area" and have been scraping a light frost off of my windshield most every day for the last month or so Monday at 6:45 am my car said it was 32f. Personally I don't mind the cold. The wife hates it and wants to complain to management.

"We pay a lot in taxes and have a crappy state government, the least we should get is nice weather year round, otherwise what's the point of living in SoCal?" she says.

All things being relative, those same people who are laughing at us about our reaction to the cold would die here in the summer when the temps are in the upper 90's, low 100's


I laugh at your 100s. When we get heat, we get humidity out the backside. I've lived in AZ, and 100 degrees in Chicago is worse than 100 degrees in Arizona. I've had parts of my car interior melt in Chicago weather. And then we go tundra in the winter...
 
2013-01-18 09:11:47 AM

Thwack: dogboy360: I wonder what would happen if any one from LA ever actually saw frost on their car?

I live in the "greater Los Angeles area" and have been scraping a light frost off of my windshield most every day for the last month or so Monday at 6:45 am my car said it was 32f. Personally I don't mind the cold. The wife hates it and wants to complain to management.

"We pay a lot in taxes and have a crappy state government, the least we should get is nice weather year round, otherwise what's the point of living in SoCal?" she says.

All things being relative, those same people who are laughing at us about our reaction to the cold would die here in the summer when the temps are in the upper 90's, low 100's


Living in NE Indiana 90's and 100's not a big deal, bust out a few extra fans and its all good, maybe a cool rag on the back of the neck but about normal then we have winter at 15F to maybe 40F on a really warm day, though not so much last couple years, its bust out a space heater or 2 maybe for drafty rooms, but usually just throw an extra layer or 2 of clothes on, but thats also normal. and yes i am laughing my butt of at SoCal over the reaction to cold weather, even more so your wifes reaction (i hope she was being sarcastic really)

Either temp ranges are fine to us here both are common
 
2013-01-18 09:55:35 AM
They guy standing by the gas pumps.. in the full parka.. I lol'ed.

If it's above 35, I usually stand out on my deck in shorts and a t-shirt.
 
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