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CHAT: Our opinions of what can be called 'winter' (was: OT: Merry Christmas!)

From:Carsten Becker <naranoieati@...>
Date:Tuesday, December 28, 2004, 12:12
It still confuses me that ATM, it's summer on the southern
hemisphere ...

Anyway. I think I know what Tristan insists on by saying
20°C was cold. In July/August 2003, we had infernal 40°C
for four weeks. Then, suddenly, the the temperatures
dropped to pleasant 25°C. Normally, that's the temperature
where in May you're glad to finally get out your t-shirts
again. But having gotten used to temperatures around 35°C
and above, I felt really cold and liked to wear a pullover
-- my parents said I'd be crazy. That was the hottest
summer we've ever had. Usually, temperatures are rarely over
30°C in summer where I live. An average temperature in
summer for me is 26°C in the early afternoon. Last summer
it rained all the time, so temperatures only rised up to
20°C, with an average of awfully rainy 15°C.

On Monday 27 December 2004 00:47, # 1 wrote:

 > By winter I don't mean "ho the rain is cold!" or "the
 > wind makes me need a little jacket"
 > Ho no! that's not a winter that's a cold summer night
 > here


 > A winter, here, it's less that -20°C during 2 weeks 4 or
 > 5 times, less than -15°C during 5 weeks in lines 2 times
 > and less than -10°C during 3 or 4 months and less than
 > 5°C during 5 months

O_O It can get *that* cold in France? Or do you live in the
mountains (e.g. the Alps, Massif Central)? I assume that
you're French because you said your native language is
French and you talked about "those Quebeckers". However,
the coldest I've gone to school by bike at was "only" -14°C.
And this was already damned cold. It feels so uncomfortable
when you're unable to move the muscles of your face and the
snot that is dripping out of your nose starts to freeze ...

 > A rainy winter.. It doesnt exist here, if it rains
 > someday it only means that that water will freeze in the
 > night.

And that's why winter sucks. I know what you mean.

 > Much precipitations are of snow. When there is a lot a
 > snowing it is difficult to walk because it gets higher
 > than you knees. If there isn't so much snow it is just
 > enough to hide the ice and to let you slip, you or your
 > car.

Usually, we haven't got more than 20cm here. Outside the
city, in areas nobody has gone to for some weeks, it's
maybe 50cm in the best case.


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