Old 02-18-2009, 06:17 PM   #51
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25 - 35 is what I'd call a nice hot summer.
I don't know why, but I still chuckle when I hear comments like that. I guess because if I said that in Continental United States, I would probably be branded crazy, given the difference in measuring degrees. The only place in America where 25-35 in Fahrenheit would be a nice Summer would be the Norther Frontier (For those unfamiliar with North American geography, think of Alaska and areas north of the Canadian Provinces).
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Old 02-18-2009, 06:19 PM   #52
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LOL yes I can imagine.
That would be around the freezing point in the states.

"I love a good de-frost in summer"
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"I love a good de-frost in summer"


The only time that I can think of that I was ever exposed to a atmospheric temperature of 25-35 was when a few of us camped out in front of a computer store overnight in late November to buy computers really cheap.
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Old 02-18-2009, 06:27 PM   #54
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The only time that I can think of that I was ever exposed to a atmospheric temperature of 25-35 was when a few of us camped out in front of a computer store overnight in late November to buy computers really cheap.
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Old 02-18-2009, 11:37 PM   #55
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Minus 10 would be nice for me!

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Old 02-21-2009, 06:21 AM   #56
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It's currently a balmy -1C here. (That's 31F for us Yankees.) I'm tired of being cold. Bring on summer!
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LOL bring in the freezing weather for me!

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Old 02-21-2009, 05:23 PM   #58
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The only time that I can think of that I was ever exposed to a atmospheric temperature of 25-35 was when a few of us camped out in front of a computer store overnight in late November to buy computers really cheap.
Oh, you California boy!

Take a look at my avatar. That's the thermometer at my house on the coldest morning this year. The little red line is the temperature. Now notice that the 0 is above the 20. Celsius on the left, Fahrenheit on the right.

Brrrrrrrr!!! 16 below 0 is the coldest it's been in the 8 years I've lived here.
35 is a warm day for February here in PA!
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Old 02-21-2009, 10:44 PM   #59
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Why would you choose to live there? I'm dreading flying out of Sydney when it is predicted to be 78F to New York's chilly 28F. What on earth do I wear????
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Oh, you California boy!

Take a look at my avatar. That's the thermometer at my house on the coldest morning this year. The little red line is the temperature. Now notice that the 0 is above the 20. Celsius on the left, Fahrenheit on the right.

Brrrrrrrr!!! 16 below 0 is the coldest it's been in the 8 years I've lived here.
35 is a warm day for February here in PA!
I do feel sorry for you. After all, I've never lived anywhere that was below 0 before in my life, so I'm sure that cold of weather must be a pain to live in.

However, California, or at least the northern part, gets the opposite end of the spectrum. Most days in the summer are easily over 100 degrees, with a nice day ranging around the mid 90s.

I guess that we are both suffering in our own special ways.
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I'd love to live in minus 0 temperatures.

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Well much lower than 0 had advantages, no rain but snow, less humidy in the air...
It's actually nicer than 0 -ish. But personally I'm a heat person
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Well, it does have its compensations. Like skiing. And in the summer we don't even need air conditioning where I live. I've been rather horrified by the stories of how hot it gets in Australia. I think I would die!

Actually, I'm lucky there aren't any Vermonters on this board, because they would tell me to shut up about Pennsylvania and then they would talk about real winter.

@ ris: Pack a warm coat in your luggage, and take it out at the baggage claim, before you go outside. Although you could get a nice day in New York in March, you never know. ("Nice" here being about 50 or 60F.)
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Actually, I'm lucky there aren't any Vermonters on this board, because they would tell me to shut up about Pennsylvania and then they would talk about real winter.
I'm lucky that there aren't any Arizonians here, or they'd be telling me to shut up about the heat.
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By the way, figured that I needed some closure on this issue. Was the person that started those (the ones in Victoria) fires ever caught, or were they caused by some other incident?
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By the way, figured that I needed some closure on this issue. Was the person that started those (the ones in Victoria) fires ever caught, or were they caused by some other incident?
There are a lot of factors involved in these fires, there is never just one fire, it's usually about 20 or something like that, a person has been caught for starting one or more and charges have been laid against him. Some of the fires are caused by the extreme temps, some by lighting, but the problem is that however they start, the conditions that they start it are a recipe for trouble, stong hot winds, extreme temps and no control burning. Control burning is where during the year when it's cooler, they burn large areas under controlled conditions so that if a fire starts it slows down in that area or that area acts as a fire break to enable firies to have a chance to contain the fire. Hope that explains a little.
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Thank you, Bexter. Yes, I should know better that multiple fires are not caused by just one factor. Last year, the fires in Northern California were originally caused by dry lightning (lightning with no rain) and then some arsonists did some copycat crimes. But that does clarify what happened.
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