What da hell ---

under the blear eyed moon
i am pelted with cast off shoon
but wotthehell wotthehell


I’ll trade ya, if you’re too cold  smile


Well, it wasn't too cold when it snowed, but now it's -7C right now and going down to -11C tonight, so I'll take that swap!


I was on the phone this a.m. with a lawyer from Binghamton NY.  Said they got 20 inches of snow and it was 5 degrees at the time (American degrees, not Commie degrees)


-15°C,  a little crisp for the toes and nose (we need a snowman emoji)

OTOH, we’re up around the high 90-100s in your readings, with humidity rarely lower than 76%, usually mid-80s-high 90s%. Luckily my hair is already tightly curly otherwise it’d be frizzy!! Ridski - the cricket season still some time to run; Bub, there’s baseball just around the corner from us (mainly what you’d think of as county level, but I believe there are also varsity teams playing now). I apologise for the weird tennis season; they’re terrified to have another year of homeschooling their kids down in Vic cheese(plus they have a huge caseload and overburdened health network) Beer’s cold!!

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bub said:

I was on the phone this a.m. with a lawyer from Binghamton NY.  Said they got 20 inches of snow and it was 5 degrees at the time (American degrees, not Commie degrees)


bub said:

I was on the phone this a.m. with a lawyer from Binghamton NY.  Said they got 20 inches of snow and it was 5 degrees at the time (American degrees, not Commie degrees)

I'm an ex-pat, so I'm used to doing this all the time: https://www.thoughtco.com/what-is-accommodation-speech-1688964

Also, Celsius is better than Fahrenheit, unless you're determined to measure absolute zero in Rankines.


If I could figure out what the C numbers mean without having to think about it or look it up, I'd be more accepting.  Generally, I'm for standardized universal measurements etc.


ridski said:

bub said:

I was on the phone this a.m. with a lawyer from Binghamton NY.  Said they got 20 inches of snow and it was 5 degrees at the time (American degrees, not Commie degrees)

I'm an ex-pat, so I'm used to doing this all the time: https://www.thoughtco.com/what-is-accommodation-speech-1688964

Also, Celsius is better than Fahrenheit, unless you're determined to measure absolute zero in Rankines.

But not as precise. One degree Celsius has a couple of Fahrenheit's in it. 


joanne said:

-15°C,  a little crisp for the toes and nose (we need a snowman emoji)

OTOH, we’re up around the high 90-100s in your readings, with humidity rarely lower than 76%, usually mid-80s-high 90s%. Luckily my hair is already tightly curly otherwise it’d be frizzy!! Ridski - the cricket season still some time to run; Bub, there’s baseball just around the corner from us (mainly what you’d think of as county level, but I believe there are also varsity teams playing now). I apologise for the weird tennis season; they’re terrified to have another year of homeschooling their kids down in Vic
cheese
(plus they have a huge caseload and overburdened health network) Beer’s cold!!
smile

bub said:

I was on the phone this a.m. with a lawyer from Binghamton NY.  Said they got 20 inches of snow and it was 5 degrees at the time (American degrees, not Commie degrees)

How's this?


Love you, Max! You’re welcome anytime!!  wink

I grew up with both degrees F and C, as we changed our systems during my childhood. I still think in both, depending on the situation. An easy way to figure out a hot day day is: normal body temp is around 37°, and school is usually cancelled or let out early if it’s 38/39° for too many days. 
Melbourne, where I grew up and where marksierra lives, often has days of 40°C (104°F), sometimes up to 42 or 44°C (111°F ish). You can see why a lot of wonder they still play tennis, cricket and football in these temps even though it’s dry heat. Where I am now, it’s wet heat, soaks into your bones and brains - we call that ‘going troppo’ (nuts). But hey, I have a river park at one end of my street and beach at the other… cheese 


You want hot?  I'll give you hot!

The western Australian town of Onslow has just recorded a record temperature of 50.7 degrees Celsius!  And to put that into a North American context, that's 123.26 degrees Fahrenheit!

To quote the article, that's stonking hot!

The town is on the Western Australian coast.  Can you imagine how much hotter the conditions might have been further inland?  Fortunately or perhaps, unfortunately, there are no weather stations there, so we won't know.

https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2022/jan/13/hottest-day-on-record-in-parts-of-western-australia-as-temperature-reaches-50c


marksierra said:

And to put that into a North American context, that's 123.26 degrees Fahrenheit!

KarenMarlowe and I would like you to be more precise.


DaveSchmidt said:

marksierra said:

And to put that into a North American context, that's 123.26 degrees Fahrenheit!

KarenMarlowe and I would like you to be more precise.

I've forgotten which way we used to jump on these numbers.

Do we say the mercury reached 123.2, or 123.3 degrees Fahrenheit?

Either way, it's just a tad warm.


Back when I used to live in London, if the temps reached 85F it would make the front page of the papers, with the headline "Phew! What a scorcher!"


I grew up with endless replays of Noel Coward’s Mad Dogs and Englishmen all summer, once cricket really got underway cheese




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