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2014-01-09 07:32:29 PM
I can buy it. Everyone I know here in Florida is biatching about how cold it is. I keep having to point out that it snowed here when I was a kid and it hasn't yet gotten that cold again. Plus, anyone from up north is going to come down here and probably still find it to be shorts and t-shirt weather from their perspective.
 
2014-01-09 07:33:29 PM
Canada too. In my city, the first snowfall of the season left a whopping half inch of snow on the roads and every single school bus was cancelled.
 
2014-01-09 07:37:16 PM
i.imgur.com

Bullsh*t. This isn't "normal". I was around in '83. This isn't just a variation, it's an actual change. It's not just cold. In some places it's warmer on the border with Canada than it is on the border with Mexico. Something ain't right.
 
2014-01-09 07:43:07 PM
I just got a North Face "McMurdo" parka. Biatch is warm, yo. It's got what they call fake fur around the hood, but since it's made in China it's prolly dog fur...
 
2014-01-09 08:00:52 PM
I stepped outside the house this morning in my hoody, scarf, and hat and said "wow! it's actually nice out today!"

Got in the car... it was 6F.

After two solid weeks of negative temps and howling wind and it's amazing what some 6 degree still air can feel like.
 
2014-01-09 08:09:26 PM
That's a lot of words for "Californian."


/don't get mad, I mean no disrespect ya wussies
 
2014-01-09 08:12:08 PM
The Great Plains were settled, in various waves, by people without central heat or cars or Polar Fleece. I think you can pretty much call the wailing and gnashing of teeth that accompanied the polar vortex the cries of "weather wimps".
 
2014-01-09 08:18:11 PM
A Texas A&M candidate can go fark himself when I had to go out in -15F real temp to shovel my driveway.  Actually, pretty much the entire state of Texas can go fark themselves with their opinions on this freeze.
 
2014-01-09 08:19:40 PM

Zombalupagus: [i.imgur.com image 740x648]

Bullsh*t. This isn't "normal". I was around in '83. This isn't just a variation, it's an actual change. It's not just cold. In some places it's warmer on the border with Canada than it is on the border with Mexico. Something ain't right.


Some sort of... weather... change. Who knows.
 
2014-01-09 08:28:01 PM
I wonder how wild animals are faring in this weather. They don't get the benefit of heating. Is the next news story going to be about a mass die off of chickadees and hummingbirds?
 
2014-01-09 08:35:06 PM

Ambivalence: I wonder how wild animals are faring in this weather. They don't get the benefit of heating. Is the next news story going to be about a mass die off of chickadees and hummingbirds?


They're doing fine. Deer have an undercoat and an overcoat of hair. They're unbelievably toasty warm in weather that would kill us in a few minutes.
 
2014-01-09 08:37:27 PM

Ecliptic: I stepped outside the house this morning in my hoody, scarf, and hat and said "wow! it's actually nice out today!"

Got in the car... it was 6F.

After two solid weeks of negative temps and howling wind and it's amazing what some 6 degree still air can feel like.


This - after constant below-zero temps for the last 60 hours it went up to 25 degrees here this evening. i was out running errands in a polo and jeans and wasn't even chilly. Funny how quickly you adjust.
 
2014-01-09 08:39:49 PM
Meanwhile here is Seattle we've been stuck in our usual boring "mid-40's and rainy" cycle for the past two weeks. I wouldn't mind a little bit of that snow everyones biatching about.
 
2014-01-09 08:42:43 PM

Zombalupagus: Bullsh*t. This isn't "normal". I was around in '83. This isn't just a variation, it's an actual change. It's not just cold. In some places it's warmer on the border with Canada than it is on the border with Mexico. Something ain't right.


Were you around in 1900?
 
2014-01-09 08:54:49 PM

pdieten: Ecliptic: I stepped outside the house this morning in my hoody, scarf, and hat and said "wow! it's actually nice out today!"

Got in the car... it was 6F.

After two solid weeks of negative temps and howling wind and it's amazing what some 6 degree still air can feel like.

This - after constant below-zero temps for the last 60 hours it went up to 25 degrees here this evening. i was out running errands in a polo and jeans and wasn't even chilly. Funny how quickly you adjust.


I wore sandals today. It was 31!
 
2014-01-09 09:06:12 PM

theorellior: The Great Plains were settled, in various waves, by people without central heat or cars or Polar Fleece. I think you can pretty much call the wailing and gnashing of teeth that accompanied the polar vortex the cries of "weather wimps".


They also didn't have indoor plumbing. Can I not complain when my toilet breaks and violently spews shiat all over the floor?

The weather pattern in question hasn't presented itself in generations, and is severe. You're basically saying 'all those biatches who moved from Katrina? Ya, they're pussies, should have Lt. Dan'ed it out'.
 
2014-01-09 09:19:15 PM
I was thinking to myself that I was warm today, finally up to 17 degrees.
 
2014-01-09 09:29:40 PM
The media isn't helping.
Nor are all the parents of delicate little snowflakes.
 
2014-01-09 10:07:06 PM
"Becoming"?  I've whined about the weather here practically since I was in utero.

/Fark Iowa
//Can't wait to move someday
///Farking cray-cray ancestors who moved here willingly
//Fark
 
2014-01-09 10:12:36 PM

walktoanarcade: Ambivalence: I wonder how wild animals are faring in this weather. They don't get the benefit of heating. Is the next news story going to be about a mass die off of chickadees and hummingbirds?

They're doing fine. Deer have an undercoat and an overcoat of hair. They're unbelievably toasty warm in weather that would kill us in a few minutes.


Yah the big animals, but what about the wee little animals?
 
2014-01-09 10:52:30 PM

Ambivalence: walktoanarcade: Ambivalence: I wonder how wild animals are faring in this weather. They don't get the benefit of heating. Is the next news story going to be about a mass die off of chickadees and hummingbirds?

They're doing fine. Deer have an undercoat and an overcoat of hair. They're unbelievably toasty warm in weather that would kill us in a few minutes.

Yah the big animals, but what about the wee little animals?


You're not supposed to ask that. Umm  My dad related to me that he observed a bird shatter after it had fallen from a power line in unusually cold weather, but don't they fly south usually?  And yeah, I pressed him to make him confess to a bad joke, but no he was telling the truth it can happen.

I know an average amount or less regarding birds (and small animals), although animals seem proactive on the self-preservation aspect of life, e.g., sensing earthquakes and cancer;etc, which gives me great reason to be optimistic on the whole.
 
2014-01-09 11:11:19 PM
I am a weather wimp, if it is hotter than 14 degrees celcius, I sweat like a pig. If it is -10 degrees celcius I wear a long sleeve shirt and no hat. Climate change is going to kill me.
 
2014-01-09 11:18:08 PM

theorellior: The Great Plains were settled, in various waves, by people without central heat or cars or Polar Fleece. I think you can pretty much call the wailing and gnashing of teeth that accompanied the polar vortex the cries of "weather wimps".


And a ton of them DIED during the winters.
I think complaints are justified if you live south of I-70 and it's below 0°F for over 24hrs.
 
2014-01-09 11:26:40 PM
That article is farking retarded. It's trying to talk about national average temperatures now being higher than x number of years ago but people complaining about the nasty cold snap of a few days ago where some areas had record setting low temps for their specific areas are somehow pussies. That's nice dumbshiats. Sure the national average temp was a whopping 12 degrees or 18 degrees or whatever, and that's nice, but it was farking 30 below 0 before windchill. So yeah, I'll keep biatching about cold weather you moron.
 
2014-01-09 11:34:24 PM
Let's all miss the point of the article together eh?

That point being that the weather is completely farked up and the average incidence of cold weather is heading towards "less often", i.e. global warming.

/ducks :P
 
2014-01-09 11:55:22 PM

Reverend Monkeypants: Let's all miss the point of the article together eh?

That point being that the weather is completely farked up and the average incidence of cold weather is heading towards "less often", i.e. global warming.

/ducks :P


Well, considering that this has been the most real ass-winter (consistently cold) we've had by me in at least a decade, you might be on to something.
 
2014-01-10 12:23:48 AM

germ78: Reverend Monkeypants: Let's all miss the point of the article together eh?  That point being that the weather is completely farked up and the average incidence of cold weather is heading towards "less often", i.e. global warming.  /ducks :P

Well, considering that this has been the most real ass-winter (consistently cold) we've had by me in at least a decade, you might be on to something.


Besides global warming, I'm curious how much the urban heat island effect is at play.  Down here in sunny Pre-Hell, it doesn't get cool at night anymore during the summer.  92F at 3AM kinda sucks.
 
2014-01-10 01:19:57 AM
Where I live (Pac NW) got hit by a mini-freezer last November... First day it went from freezing overnight to -12F, then slowly creeped back up bit by bit until the snow melted. First few days were 'eek!'-ers heading outside, then I just got over it and it became "Oh, it's 20? Nice and warm!". Meanwhile today, I walk to work wearing a tee shirt while it's 45* and can't understand why people are wearing sweaters over long sleeves.

Meanwhile in summer around here, everyone starts whining when it hits 90* out while my SoCal native self enjoys a warm breeze...

Whatever the weather is like, get used to it or move I say. If I lived in Montana, I'd be saying -20 is passe right now. If I lived in Arizona I'd be saying 105 is nothing 6 months from now.
 
2014-01-10 01:23:51 AM
What scientist doesn't keep their lab at Standard Temp? I remember my first college physics lab during the summer kept all the labs at Standard Temp. It might have been 95 degrees outside but I wore jeans and a long-sleeve shirt because it was so cool in the labs.
 
2014-01-10 01:49:18 AM
Why yes, I have become a big, bleeding vagina when it comes to weather. Born and raised in Detroit, attended college and graduate school in Chicago and northern Michigan, so I've experienced my fair share of winter. I now live a few blocks from the ocean in Southern California, so 40F feels downright freezing and I'm okay with that. Eff you, winter, eff you.
 
2014-01-10 02:36:30 AM

Tobin_Lam: What scientist doesn't keep their lab at Standard Temp? I remember my first college physics lab during the summer kept all the labs at Standard Temp. It might have been 95 degrees outside but I wore jeans and a long-sleeve shirt because it was so cool in the labs.


Computer scientists.  Our lab is kept cooler than that.  A pullover is recommended for forays lasting more than a few minutes.  But yelling to be heard by the guy standing next to you is the most irritating part.
 
2014-01-10 02:49:39 AM

Ecliptic: I stepped outside the house this morning in my hoody, scarf, and hat and said "wow! it's actually nice out today!"

Got in the car... it was 6F.

After two solid weeks of negative temps and howling wind and it's amazing what some 6 degree still air can feel like.


pdieten: Ecliptic: I stepped outside the house this morning in my hoody, scarf, and hat and said "wow! it's actually nice out today!"

Got in the car... it was 6F.

After two solid weeks of negative temps and howling wind and it's amazing what some 6 degree still air can feel like.

This - after constant below-zero temps for the last 60 hours it went up to 25 degrees here this evening. i was out running errands in a polo and jeans and wasn't even chilly. Funny how quickly you adjust.


Now you've got an idea why Canadians don't all just move.  Seasonal adjustment is harder on paper.  And when you already own good extreme cold weather gear, it's pretty manageable.  I have a friend that has a streak where he hasn't worn pants in 12 years.  And he bikes to work every day.  -40C temperature in December really tested his resolve, though.
 
2014-01-10 04:14:00 AM

unyon: I have a friend that has a streak where he hasn't worn pants in 12 years.  And he bikes to work every day.  -40C temperature in December really tested his resolve, though.


I'll bet it tested his testes, too.
 
2014-01-10 08:39:04 AM

Tobin_Lam: What scientist doesn't keep their lab at Standard Temp? I remember my first college physics lab during the summer kept all the labs at Standard Temp. It might have been 95 degrees outside but I wore jeans and a long-sleeve shirt because it was so cool in the labs.


I don't think most labs are 0 C.
 
2014-01-10 09:15:43 AM

Shrink: Why yes, I have become a big, bleeding vagina when it comes to weather. Born and raised in Detroit, attended college and graduate school in Chicago and northern Michigan, so I've experienced my fair share of winter. I now live a few blocks from the ocean in Southern California, so 40F feels downright freezing and I'm okay with that. Eff you, winter, eff you.


The really lovely thing about Southern California is that I can enjoy the weather here for the opposite reason, after a decade of Houston summers.
 
2014-01-10 09:58:36 AM
I've lived in St. Louis since forever, and while 10 inches of snow and negative temperatures isn't unheard of, having both happen on the same day is pretty damn rare. And when your half hour drive to work becomes an hour and 15 minutes I think complaining is justified.
 
2014-01-10 10:02:53 AM

NateAsbestos: Zombalupagus: [i.imgur.com image 740x648]

Bullsh*t. This isn't "normal". I was around in '83. This isn't just a variation, it's an actual change. It's not just cold. In some places it's warmer on the border with Canada than it is on the border with Mexico. Something ain't right.

Some sort of... weather... change. Who knows.


images1.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2014-01-10 11:38:22 AM

PleaseHamletDon'tHurtEm: "Becoming"?  I've whined about the weather here practically since I was in utero.

/Fark Iowa
//Can't wait to move someday
///Farking cray-cray ancestors who moved here willingly
//Fark


Wife lives 15min from Rochester in north iowa.  The high when I was there visitng in laws was 7*  I think it was at or below 0 most of the time.  Im sorry midwest I brought all the cold air back to STL with me.
 
2014-01-10 02:13:27 PM

Tobin_Lam: What scientist doesn't keep their lab at Standard Temp? I remember my first college physics lab during the summer kept all the labs at Standard Temp. It might have been 95 degrees outside but I wore jeans and a long-sleeve shirt because it was so cool in the labs.


Lab coats are for looking smart and warming up when the lab is too cold.
 
2014-01-10 03:13:48 PM
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2014-01-10 06:23:23 PM

dr.zaeus: NateAsbestos: Zombalupagus: [i.imgur.com image 740x648]

Bullsh*t. This isn't "normal". I was around in '83. This isn't just a variation, it's an actual change. It's not just cold. In some places it's warmer on the border with Canada than it is on the border with Mexico. Something ain't right.

Some sort of... weather... change. Who knows.


Obama playing with his weather dominator
 
2014-01-10 08:19:28 PM
i.imgur.com
 
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