Re: 'snowstorm vs. blizzard'
|From:||Andreas Johansson <andjo@...>|
|Date:||Wednesday, December 24, 2003, 17:57|
Quoting taliesin the storyteller <taliesin-conlang@...>:
> * Tristan McLeay said on 2003-12-24 01:52:42 +0100
> > * On Tue, 23 Dec 2003, taliesin the storyteller wrote:
> > > * email@example.com said on 2003-12-23 17:43:58 +0100
> > > > A "severe blizzard" means that the wind speed exceeds 45 mph (72
> > > > km/hr, 20 m/s), visibility less than 100 feet (30 m), and
> > > > temperature at or below 10 deg F (-12 deg C). This may be more
> > > > what you have in mind.
> > >
> > > That's what a snowstorm is defined as in these here parts :)
> > Bah, if it's a storm you get saturated a few minutes after going
> > outside and there's thunder and lightning.
> Rain is optional here, only wind-strength defines the fun.
Quite agree here; neither the presence of rain or of thunder and lighting has
anything to do with whether it's a storm.
> > > Today it's been a pleasant -7 to -3 C though no sun.
> > -3 is *pleasant*? That's freezing---literally!
> T-shirt weather, as long as there's sun and no wind. No kidding! Oh, and
> as long as you don't sit still for more than ten minutes of course.
You're rather more extreme than me, then. I'm unlikely to be seen outdoors in
only a t-shirt if it's less than 15 centigrade or so, assuming I'm not doing
some kind of physical work.
> > Last few days its been particularly present with minimums of 18 C or
> > below (so it's possible to sleep at night) and maximums in the low to
> > mid twenties (though today it's forcast to reach a high of 31 (feels
> > to cold for it but), and the very suitable 30 on Christmas.
> What a lovely summer you must be having! I don't handle temperatures
> above 25C very well anymore.
I've never been able. Never understood how they ever get any work done down at
the Mediterranean, and lets not talk about the tropics!