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Title: How's your weather?
Post by: zekallinos on January 16, 2009, 09:51:28 AM
So, 2009 has started since a while, for some of us it's the time for winter sports, others do not have the occasions to play in the snow as there is none in their country. So, how the weather in your place?

Here in Quebec, it's minus 30C with the sun shining on the thermometer (it's actually really sunny!). With the wind, it can go as low a -45C (-49F).

I'll give you an idea of how cold that is. First, I'm not even sure what's the exact temperature, since not only does my thermometer doesn't have marks under -40, the red liquid is actually broken/frozen inside. When I open my door handle, which is metal, the few seconds I touch it literally burns my skin so much is cold. The first air puff I take freezes my nostrils. Within a few seconds, I already have my nose running (usually it takes at least 15 minutes) but I can't actually even feel it before it touches my mouth (ew, I know, but it's more like water-ish running). The plastic bag I was carrying (didn't have space anymore in my backpack) was itself worse then ice for my hands. Then, when I finally reach destination, I have to take my glasses off due to the white liquid mist that forms due to humidity sticking to the cold surface right? Well this time, the mist actually froze on the surface of my glasses.

And that, for the third day in a row. And will last for two more days apparently.

On the bright side, we don't have school due to that  :reivsmile:
Title: Re: How's your weather?
Post by: soranokira on January 16, 2009, 09:58:31 AM
Yea it's freakishly cold.
I'm literally freezing in the hot afternoon of an equatorial climate. The winds are so strong I hear them howling even when my windows are shut tight, locked and the doors closed.
Title: Re: How's your weather?
Post by: Green Dragon on January 16, 2009, 10:27:04 AM
Fine, thanks for asking. The sky is grayish, temperature is just above freezing, strong winds, and too baggy clothes...
Title: Re: How's your weather?
Post by: Muffin on January 16, 2009, 10:43:39 AM
Here the weather is kind of unstable..
  It rain sometimes but mostly it's just strong winds.
Title: Re: How's your weather?
Post by: soranokira on January 16, 2009, 11:33:53 AM
I think global warming has to do with this.

It's turning scary.
Title: Re: How's your weather?
Post by: zekallinos on January 16, 2009, 11:50:10 AM
I wouldn't complain if global warming actually warmed us up atm :P
Title: Re: How's your weather?
Post by: Muffin on January 16, 2009, 11:52:43 AM
lol, actually happy with the weather here I don't want it to get any hotter though ..
Title: Re: How's your weather?
Post by: soranokira on January 16, 2009, 12:50:49 PM
If it's cooling, it's good. But if it's freezing, we want the temp to go up.

and global warming doesn't necessary just mean global temp up, there are many other effects from global warming. this might be one.
Title: Re: How's your weather?
Post by: zekallinos on January 16, 2009, 01:39:07 PM
Yes, such as wind changes and the gulf stream. Although technically the gulf stream gives Europe southern warm and gives North-America northern cold. Right now looks like gulf stream has gotten stronger (although the current temperature drop (worse since 1955) is probably due to other factors).

Climate is so complicated  :-\
Title: Re: How's your weather?
Post by: Stardale on January 16, 2009, 02:59:14 PM
Its freezing here, especially in the morning! In the highlands, I think the temperature was kinda like 8 degrees C.
So I always wear my sleeves.
Title: Re: How's your weather?
Post by: Muffin on January 16, 2009, 05:33:43 PM
Lol, It's not that cold the temperature in the night here gets to 8 C :x
Title: Re: How's your weather?
Post by: zekallinos on January 16, 2009, 06:09:13 PM
Well, lets say your not going to freeze to death at 8C.
Title: Re: How's your weather?
Post by: Muffin on January 16, 2009, 06:15:17 PM
Yeah I know.. :X
I could run down the street naked and I won't freeze(well maybe a little)
Title: Re: How's your weather?
Post by: Vasha on January 16, 2009, 06:25:15 PM
I dunno about today, but yesterday was windchill of -40 F or something. So, yeah, it's pretty much cold EVERYWHERE!!!
Title: Re: How's your weather?
Post by: Stardale on January 17, 2009, 01:05:00 AM
Heheh.

Right now its damn Hot!!! The sun is so unbearable, I have to open my AC to maximum.
Title: Re: How's your weather?
Post by: Reives on January 17, 2009, 03:18:17 AM
It's not as cold here (London Ontario, Canada) as in Quebec, but it's still fairly bad; around -27' with windchill and -20 without a couple of days ago. My ears were freezing off. :(
Title: Re: How's your weather?
Post by: Stardale on January 17, 2009, 03:55:53 AM
Yep. But now everything is normal. The coldness will be back here maybe around midnight. That is the time where I wear the sweaters I used in my trip to Baguio city.

Looks like everybody is cold.  :kardiansmile:
Title: Re: How's your weather?
Post by: Muffin on January 17, 2009, 07:07:50 AM
I want It to be cold :<
I never seen snow :(
Title: Re: How's your weather?
Post by: Green Dragon on January 17, 2009, 07:49:37 AM
Snow is overrated. Just like sand. It gets in everywhere. There is just one difference. It is one helluva cold thing at all time. Tries to avoid the snow... Too late, already soaked. Trying to avoid snowballs. Too late. Just got pummeled by round a hundred of them. Trying to avoid a cold. Too late. Snow have already entered your clothes, and begins to melt, making it hard to avoid. I hate snow... Too cold for my taste...
Title: Re: How's your weather?
Post by: soranokira on January 17, 2009, 08:21:00 AM
Mine is the warmest compared to all of you I suppose, but I'm born to be weak to the cold.

at least mine's above 20 degree celsius all the time(mostly) because it's near the equator... we never ever have snow...
But the winds are scary...they howl all the time.
Title: Re: How's your weather?
Post by: Muffin on January 17, 2009, 08:23:01 AM
Mine is the warmest compared to all of you I suppose, but I'm born to be weak to the cold.

at least mine's above 20 degree celsius all the time(mostly) because it's near the equator... we never ever have snow...
But the winds are scary...they howl all the time.
Then we have about the same temperature :x
Title: Re: How's your weather?
Post by: zekallinos on January 17, 2009, 10:29:46 AM
Well, depending on the quantity of snow, we would do snowmans, make snowforts, make tunnels (yeah, we can easily have over 1 meter of snow here) and snowball fights which you can't do with sand since it's not sticky enough. Then we'd go get a hot chocolate. I mean, in our case, we're actually dressed in a way that we won't have snow in our clothes.

Of course, now I wouldn't fit in those tunnels.
Title: Re: How's your weather?
Post by: soranokira on January 17, 2009, 11:05:13 AM
wow....make tunnels of snow...
sounds fun...though it'd be very cold too....
Title: Re: How's your weather?
Post by: Green Dragon on January 17, 2009, 11:22:57 AM
So, you dress up like the Michelin man?
Title: Re: How's your weather?
Post by: JJ the pingu on January 17, 2009, 01:15:08 PM
rainy,muddy,ugly,bugly...-.-
Title: Re: How's your weather?
Post by: zekallinos on January 17, 2009, 04:13:03 PM
So, you dress up like the Michelin man?

Somewhat.
Title: Re: How's your weather?
Post by: zekallinos on January 17, 2009, 08:45:12 PM
Who's the mummy?
(https://freebirdgames.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.automotiveblogger.net%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2006%2F10%2Fmichelin-man.JPG&hash=e11c30e6f8ad471cea96328dcf3f84b2)

Title: Re: How's your weather?
Post by: Stardale on January 17, 2009, 08:50:14 PM
It looks like he wore *shrugs* 50+ sweaters.
Title: Re: How's your weather?
Post by: Reives on January 17, 2009, 08:56:37 PM
He's my childhood hero.
Title: Re: How's your weather?
Post by: Vasha on January 17, 2009, 10:59:06 PM
Heheh.

Right now its damn Hot!!! The sun is so unbearable, I have to open my AC to maximum.

So you went from freezing to it being so hot you have to put your AC to maxiumum?  :o

EDIT: Woops, I didn't realize that three pages were added since my last post. Hehe  :kardiansmile:
Title: Re: How's your weather?
Post by: soranokira on January 18, 2009, 01:50:53 AM
now that pic was somewhat nolstagic. been a long time since I saw that, though I didn't know his name.
or maybe it was just a cheap copy of him.

and at least for me, it seems like the weather is slowly getting warmer.

the change is quite sudden...
Title: Re: How's your weather?
Post by: Stardale on January 18, 2009, 07:44:00 AM
This is just odd. Night time = Cold

Afternoon = hot


????
Title: Re: How's your weather?
Post by: Ronnie on January 18, 2009, 08:37:27 AM
Where do you live, Heim? The only place which is hot like that in this time of the year is Sahara... (or the south half of Earth, but still sounds tropical...)

here we have a little bit of snow every day... quite annoying, because isn't enough to play anything with it, melts within half a day, but all the streets are mudded and damn slippery... -.- I want spring.
Title: Re: How's your weather?
Post by: Stardale on January 18, 2009, 09:12:15 AM
Philippines, ronnie.  ;)
Now its quite cold.
Title: Re: How's your weather?
Post by: Muffin on January 18, 2009, 09:19:35 AM
Where do you live, Heim? The only place which is hot like that in this time of the year is Sahara...
Actually here in Israel the climates are quite similar to the Philippines.. only here it's hotter :X
Title: Re: How's your weather?
Post by: zekallinos on January 18, 2009, 11:22:51 AM
Great, now I don't even know the temperature - the temperature drop broke my thermometer  -cuss-
Title: Re: How's your weather?
Post by: Muffin on January 18, 2009, 11:43:38 AM
You have your own thermometer?.. :X
Title: Re: How's your weather?
Post by: zekallinos on January 18, 2009, 01:01:47 PM
Well, the house's, our, whatever.
Title: Re: How's your weather?
Post by: Stardale on January 18, 2009, 01:07:08 PM
There is always CNN.
Title: Re: How's your weather?
Post by: soranokira on January 18, 2009, 01:08:25 PM
YOU MEAN YOU DON'T HAVE A THERMOMETER? HOW DID YOU SURVIVE THE SARS OUTBREAK!?(or, wait, were Israel affected?)
Practically every household has one in my country >_>
Title: Re: How's your weather?
Post by: Green Dragon on January 18, 2009, 02:44:27 PM
The michelin man is the mascot of the second best tire company in the world, only beaten by Brigdestone, and right above Goodyear! I can't believe that you don't know a thing about tires!
Title: Re: How's your weather?
Post by: Ronnie on January 19, 2009, 08:18:06 AM
It's weird... now the sun is shining -.- it's winter, let's just decide damnit XD
Title: Re: How's your weather?
Post by: soranokira on January 19, 2009, 03:03:08 PM
That's the effect of global warming. fun?

and I don't know him cos I'm not very up to date with all the world stuff. I'll fail badly for General paper if I took it.
Title: Re: How's your weather?
Post by: menti on January 20, 2009, 05:34:54 PM
Hot

It's our first group of over 30 days. Before we'd just had the occasional one.
Title: Re: How's your weather?
Post by: Stardale on January 21, 2009, 03:39:03 AM
@sora: Yesh. I believe 95% of this comes with Global Warming.

(look its Menti!)
Title: Re: How's your weather?
Post by: menti on January 21, 2009, 05:10:13 AM
Actually it's been quite a cool summer. Normally (as in past few years) it's well over 25 pretyt much every single day.
Title: Re: How's your weather?
Post by: Stardale on January 21, 2009, 07:00:01 AM
Its summer in your place? 0_o

Right now, its quite cool. Its not as cold when I went up to the highlands.

And I seriously need to prepare. Every midnight, I feel the cold. I have to wear thick clothes..... :nds:
Title: Re: How's your weather?
Post by: soranokira on January 21, 2009, 10:53:19 AM
wow it's been a long time since menti was last here.

and I suppose I'm already considered quite lucky. it's still warm here.

but for some reason december wasn't as cold as early Jan. Which is again, thanks to global warming. I'm too lazy to figure out how&why though.
Title: Re: How's your weather?
Post by: Stardale on January 22, 2009, 08:31:21 AM
Wow - a way to conserve electricity = open the windows ;D

Now its starting to get hotter....
Title: Re: How's your weather?
Post by: Valtier on January 23, 2009, 05:58:27 PM
Awful.  Perpetually below freezing, no fresh snow, this awful frozen fog... just gray and dirty in general.
Title: Re: How's your weather?
Post by: Reives on January 23, 2009, 06:00:04 PM
Mushy muddy snow is the worst - gets the pantlegs so dirty too.
Title: Re: How's your weather?
Post by: zekallinos on January 23, 2009, 07:34:25 PM
Mushy muddy snow is the worst - gets the pantlegs so dirty too.

The joys of spring and snow melting dirty roads.
Title: Re: How's your weather?
Post by: menti on January 27, 2009, 11:23:15 PM
Today is the first of four over 40 degree days in Melbourne (that's apparently 104+ for all you fahrenheiters). I'm literally melting. AND it hasn't rained all month, except for like 10 minutes on 1 day in the very 1st week.
Title: Re: How's your weather?
Post by: Reives on January 28, 2009, 12:44:25 AM
Wow, lend us some heat. Has it been getting warmer these past few years for ya guys, by the way? Here in Canada it's as if it's getting colder, hm.
Title: Re: How's your weather?
Post by: menti on January 28, 2009, 01:37:21 AM
At first I thought this summer was going to be cooler then the past few, but apparently not. This is how hottest week in 100 years apparently. It's certainly been getting dryer over the years.
Title: Re: How's your weather?
Post by: Muffin on January 28, 2009, 04:08:21 PM
It's getting hotter here too but.. 40 degrees?! I don't want to live in Australia anymore.. <:O
Title: Re: How's your weather?
Post by: zekallinos on January 28, 2009, 11:31:15 PM
It's been getting gradually warmer here...thankfully. Apparently this cold wave is supposed to be part of a 500 years cycle or so. Guess I can go ski during weekend.

Although there are still weird things in weather sometimes. Right now (11h30), all lights are shutoff, yet I can still see pretty much everything in my house clearly. Normally at this time, it would be pitch black. But there's a very dim red-pink light outside. It's not the moon, the sky's cloudy. Not any artificial lights either. It's almost as if there was some global illumination.
Title: Re: How's your weather?
Post by: Reives on January 29, 2009, 12:01:35 AM
Australia's got a lot of nice beaches though, I'm guessing?

@Zeka:
Ooh, is that so? Well, have fun skiing! And eh, maybe it's the snow reflecting the little light there is.
Title: Re: How's your weather?
Post by: menti on January 29, 2009, 05:07:13 AM
@Reives: the beaches are nice and all, but when it's really hot they're very crowded and since Melbourne is in a bay there are hardly any waves. I'd have to travel like 3 hours to get to a decent wavy beach

By the way, my power just went out for 3 hours while it was around 40 degrees. Not fun!!
Title: Re: How's your weather?
Post by: soranokira on January 29, 2009, 11:54:49 AM
Seems like it's really that torturous ; SakuraHana Forum members from Australia are complaining about the crazy temperature as well.

Quote
Apparently this cold wave is supposed to be part of a 500 years cycle or so

which is interfered by global warming. and I'm not sure if it's 500 years, but apparently it was the cause of Ice Age or something. Convection currents in the ocean,land and air or whatever.
Title: Re: How's your weather?
Post by: menti on January 31, 2009, 12:06:30 AM
45.1 (113.18) degrees yesterday, hottest day in Melbourne since 1939, but at last the cool change has come and it's only about 35 now!!
Title: Re: How's your weather?
Post by: soranokira on February 01, 2009, 01:09:08 AM
... lol.
using my body as a gauge, I'd say it's about 26 degree celsius here or so.
pretty cooling in a way.
Title: Re: How's your weather?
Post by: KRoP on February 01, 2009, 01:34:26 PM
I live in Phoenix where it hasn't snowed in 10 or so years.
;D
Title: Re: How's your weather?
Post by: Rayen on February 01, 2009, 05:52:17 PM
I live in Phoenix where it hasn't snowed in 10 or so years.
;D
Arizona? :o
Title: Re: How's your weather?
Post by: KRoP on February 01, 2009, 06:04:43 PM
Er... yeah?  Where else?
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Post by: Rayen on February 01, 2009, 06:10:42 PM
I live in Arizona, too. o_o
Title: Re: How's your weather?
Post by: soranokira on February 01, 2009, 10:46:03 PM
o.0 what a coincidence, I don't!
lol.
and cos I woke up too early I have a running nose when the sun is out bright and the temp appears to be like 27 degrees.
Title: Re: How's your weather?
Post by: Muffin on February 02, 2009, 07:09:33 AM
lol, It's only 18 degrees :x
Well, at least it rains.. :D I love the winter...
Title: Re: How's your weather?
Post by: soranokira on February 02, 2009, 12:05:00 PM
meh is 18 degrees fun? Though, I just remembered going to Genting Highlands in Malaysia before, and it was actually rather cold there. Though, the hotel beds were good enough to keep me relatively warm.
Title: Re: How's your weather?
Post by: KRoP on February 02, 2009, 11:28:50 PM
I live in Arizona, too. o_o
oshi-
Title: Re: How's your weather?
Post by: menti on February 03, 2009, 12:36:23 AM
It rained yesterday!!! For like two seconds, but still...
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Post by: soranokira on February 03, 2009, 09:48:55 AM
so did it cool down a little?
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Post by: Muffin on February 04, 2009, 11:43:22 AM
For some weird reason It's 26 degrees now :'(
Title: Re: How's your weather?
Post by: menti on February 04, 2009, 10:56:23 PM
Apparently it's going to be 19 degrees on Tuesday. I'm so excited!!!
Title: Re: How's your weather?
Post by: Reives on February 04, 2009, 11:57:59 PM
-20 here tonight and tomorrow morning, and feels around -27 with wind chill. :( Luckily this is the last day of the extreme cold for a while, it's going positive again soon.
Title: Re: How's your weather?
Post by: zekallinos on February 05, 2009, 09:51:38 AM
It's pretty much permanently under 0 for now...usually it only start melting near end-february and up to april.
Title: Re: How's your weather?
Post by: soranokira on February 05, 2009, 01:09:10 PM
@Reives: HOW DO YOU WORK ON QUINTESSENCE IN SUCH TEMP!
damn, more delays?
Title: Re: How's your weather?
Post by: Muffin on February 05, 2009, 01:50:33 PM
Well.. let's see..
He's not living outside and who said that there will be delays anyway?..  ::)
Title: Re: How's your weather?
Post by: zekallinos on February 05, 2009, 09:03:18 PM
As long as he doesn't catch a cold (february = epidemy month usually).
Title: Re: How's your weather?
Post by: Stardale on February 06, 2009, 09:04:40 AM
FOR THE FIRST TIME IN MY 2009 HISTORY, IT RAINED!
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Post by: menti on February 06, 2009, 07:18:11 PM
^^ Yayness :o ;D ;) :vikonsmile: :reivsmile: :P :kardiansmile: :) :D
Title: Re: How's your weather?
Post by: soranokira on February 07, 2009, 01:05:39 AM
all of a sudden you turned hyper? o.0
Title: Re: How's your weather?
Post by: menti on February 07, 2009, 04:50:06 PM
I'm always hyper... though on this forum there are so many people so much more hyper then me. You're probably sick of hearing about my weather, but it reached 46.4 degrees yesterday, hottest day recorded in Melbourne, 400 bushfires in Victoria, 22 still burning this morning, over 400 homes destroyed, 25 people confirmed dead and many more missing, a rural town almost completely destroyed and 3 homes destroyed in Narre Warren which is a suburb of Melbourne. So it's pretty scary here, but we've had a bit of rain this morning and it's much cooler.
Title: Re: How's your weather?
Post by: Reives on February 07, 2009, 06:56:45 PM
46.6 C'? :o What's the average for  around there during that time? How did the fires start?
Title: Re: How's your weather?
Post by: menti on February 07, 2009, 07:52:41 PM
Average is probably around 30 degrees, with the occasional high 30s/40s. It was very windy yesterday and heat+wind+bush=fires.
Title: Re: How's your weather?
Post by: soranokira on February 09, 2009, 10:06:27 AM
I feel sad for you guys >_>
I'm really glad it ain't that bad over here ><
Title: Re: How's your weather?
Post by: Stardale on February 09, 2009, 02:35:56 PM
D< Don't remind me.... *groan*
Title: Re: How's your weather?
Post by: Rayen on February 09, 2009, 03:17:57 PM
It rained last night for once, and it's insanely windy today. ~57F/18-19C, I guess. A little out of the ordinary for a desert state. :o
Title: Re: How's your weather?
Post by: Reives on February 09, 2009, 07:11:43 PM
It rained here yesterday too, woo. Now the road's all mushy though.

I heard that Australia's got flood and fire at the same time right now.  :-X
Title: Re: How's your weather?
Post by: KRoP on February 09, 2009, 07:20:22 PM
It rained last night for once, and it's insanely windy today. ~57F/18-19C, I guess. A little out of the ordinary for a desert state. :o
Ha ha, yeah, awesome right?  Rained this afternoon too, and it was cold all throughout the day, which I don't remember happening since 2008.
I heard that Australia's got flood and fire at the same time right now.  :-X
Ouch.  Wouldn't be very impressive with any other continent but with Australia . . . ouch.
Title: Re: How's your weather?
Post by: Stardale on February 09, 2009, 07:44:30 PM
its sunny here. hope it remains sunny
Title: Re: How's your weather?
Post by: zekallinos on February 09, 2009, 11:47:15 PM
Yeah, we hear it plenty in the news of the disaster. Sounds really really bad.

Oh, and the "super-illuminated" nights I mentioned before reoccurred a couple of times. You're right, it's probably light reflection or something. In daylight it's dangerous enough to break hurt your eyes (it's still direct sunlight) when exposed for too long, so it's probably enough to multiply what little light night has.
Title: Re: How's your weather?
Post by: menti on February 10, 2009, 12:41:31 AM
Floods in Queensland up north-east where it's a tropical climate and the rainy season. Fires in the south-east in Victoria and New South Wales. The fires have been labelled as the worst natural disaster in Australia.
Title: Re: How's your weather?
Post by: soranokira on February 10, 2009, 12:28:54 PM
Indeed, I heard there are 181 victims due to the bushfires, and the count is expected to rise(possibly up to 3xx?)
I suppose it's really quite sad on their end. the fires spread rapidly and nearly destroyed a few towns I think, and the wind speeds apparently reach up to about 80kmph....scary.
Title: Re: How's your weather?
Post by: menti on February 10, 2009, 03:09:48 PM
Well the police haven't managed to get into all of the towns and count all of the dead yet, but yeah the official toll is 181 at the moment. It completely destroyed about two or three towns.