Record lows today in Colorado, 17F in Denver, old record was 25F in 1905. Freezing fog/mist all day. Right now it's 23F in the Springs, usual high for the date is 66F. In fact, today's high temp is about equal to the record low for the date (23F)!
nevetsllim wrote:I've had the most utterly depressing 48hrs at Charles de Gaulle airport. I had one cancelled flight to Bristol with Easyjet on Dec 20 and they said they wouldn't fly out again until the 23rd or 24th. Then I paid 300 euros for a flight to Exeter, which they told us was cancelled at midnight and after spending a night in hideous terminal one, I was put on a flight to Southampton on the 21st at 9pm, which was delayed by about three hours. By the time we got on the flight at circa midnight, they told us Southampton airport was shut and we would be diverted to Cardiff! I eventually arrived in Cardiff at 1.30am and had to wait more than an hour for a shuttle from Cardiff to Exeter, then my Granddad very kindly collected me from Exeter airport at circa 6am this morning.
So instead of arriving home on mid-afternoon on December 20, I eventually got home about 42-hours late! So much bloody hassle for a routine one hour flight!
Traveling sucks, traveling in the winter? Super sucks.
My friend was asked to drive an old lady down to the New York airport on Sunday. I told him i heard that because of the recent snow , flights were gonna be 2-3 days late. I made the mistake of saying IF she got a flight i would go with him on the 3 hour drfive like a good friend should.
To my shock, she said she had a 7pm flight. I begged him to make sure she really did have a flight because i didnt mind spending my day off helping an old women but if she doesnt actually ly out im gonna be pissed.
We were assured her flight was on. Drove her down, dropped her off and found out monday morning she called a car to take her back home- no flight!
DrJay wrote:Hope lonewolf has some good books, and a woodburning stove and candles, just in case. Merry Christmas down there!
Thanks for the concern. I have all the above. I also have a four foot snow drift on the patio blocking my back door from the garage. What I don't have is a snow shovel.
The real crisis is, I am the long standing designated toy opener/assembler for 4 and 8 year old grandsons at daylight tomorrow morning seven miles cross town.
tandfman wrote: Zero: Californians fly away to Mexico .
Heh. Californians can't handle 50F weather, let alone anything lower. I always laugh when the weather forecasters come on and tell me it's going to be "cold", "frigid", need gloves and scarves, etc... when the temperature drops below 60. Then I get really irate when they tell me the temperature will shoot back up to the mid/high-70s, and it's good because we "need" that warm weather (as if we don't get enough of it the other 300 days of the year).
JRM wrote:Heh. Californians can't handle 50F weather, let alone anything lower. I always laugh when the weather forecasters come on and tell me it's going to be "cold", "frigid", need gloves and scarves, etc... when the temperature drops below 60. Then I get really irate when they tell me the temperature will shoot back up to the mid/high-70s, and it's good because we "need" that warm weather (as if we don't get enough of it the other 300 days of the year).
I wonder what Northern Califonians (Sierra Nevada Mountains) do at this time of the year. It is dropping into the 20's and 10's as lows for the next few day here (Gulfport, Mississippi).
Marlow wrote:Looking at the weather forecast for the weekend, RECORD colds from the Dakotas to Arkansas to southern Florida! Where's all this Global Warming I've heard so much about?!
Perhaps in the Arctic? Where,
1) Ice free travel across the North of our Continent has happened for the first time in our recorded history, and shipping companies are taking a serious look at using that route, the fabled "Northwest Passage".
2) One of the latest freeze-ups occurred, almost a month later than "usual",
much to the chagrin of the Natives, and the Polar Bears, who were cannibalizing their young, because they had no ice from which to hunt the seals.
3) It was warmer there on January 4th, than most of the USA, probably including parts of Florida...
I'm bummed. I'm in Florida. It's raining, it's in the 40's. That means: no shorts, no T Shirt, and worst of all, no sandals! Then I have to go to a movie that still has the air conditioning on. Still, watching Emily Blunt might warm me up, even if she's playing a queen.
Its been averaging 19 degrees here (66 F) in Ja. and man are we freezing our butts off. Something about stationary front off the north coast. This is just unusal and weird. On the way to work everyone was wearing jackets and coats.
observer2 wrote:By the way, doesn´t the Celsius scale make more sense?
The best thing about the Celsius scale, apart from it making more sense, is that a degree Kelvin is effectively the same as a degree Celsius. This means the conversion (C to K) in chemistry and biology are easy. The F scale makes no sense on so many levels, unless your name is Marlow.
Conor Dary wrote:CNN really does their temperatures in Celsius? What is next? Doing their broadcasts in Latin?
I hate to be a pedant here, but I think you mean Esperanto. The latin equivalent of temperature scales is sticking your hand out of the window.
Well it depends on your time period. Back in Newton's day, Latin was the esperanto of the times. Anybody who was anybody, be they French, English, German or whatever wrote in Latin. And since we are talking Celsius the temperature, along with Kelvin, of the scientists, I do mean Latin.
I don't believe I have ever seen a mathematical paper in esperanto, but I have read plenty in Latin, or at least tried.
Conor Dary wrote: The best thing about the Celsius scale, apart from it making more sense... This really is not true. If anything Fahrenheit is more accurate since it is 180 units from freezing to boiling as opposed to 100 for Celsius.
I believe that was the third iteration of the fahrenheit scale. They were already desperately trying to make it relevant even back then. Similar to Microsoft trying to copy everything MAC and google.
Conor Dary wrote:
Daisy wrote:That is because latin is from the past, like fahrenheit.