Monday, December 06, 2010

Nine degrees.

Nine. Degrees. Fahrenheit.

But that's okay, because it's supposed to get up to a balmy 18-20 this afternoon, depending on who you ask.

They're predicting single digit lows and ~20 degree highs for the next two days, too. The average high for this time of year is, like, 42 degrees, and we're not going to get even halfway there. Some of you people aren't driving your SUVs enough.

21 comments:

McVee said...

Well this is why I personaly use the gas powered snow blower even when there is only 3" or less of snow on the ground.
Increases my internal combustion credits.
Best,

Robert Langham said...

Nine? Wow. Don't drop one and break it!

Anonymous said...

Dang that global warming!!

cap'n chumbucket

Brigid said...

I am on the road in my "runs on baby harp seals" giant truck, doing my part to annoy hippies and raise the global temperature.

Brigid (from the eeBook at Starbucks)

Blackwing1 said...

Whaddaya mean, "not even halfway there"? 42F is 501.7R, and 20F is 479.7R, so you're:
479.7/501.7 = .956, or 95.6% of the way there.

The glow-ball warmening is going just fine.

Here in Central Cryogenica (Minnesnowta) we're looking at lows in the oughts-to-negatory range for the next couple of nights. But that's okay, we had 8" of nice, white, fluffy insulation fall on us Friday night like big soft blanket.

Marja said...

But didn't you know that it's called 'climate change' now? That means you can blame everything on it, too hot, too cold, whatever.

Pretty cold in Northern Europe right now too. I think the last time we had enough snow for skiing in South Finland at this time of the year was during the 60's. The question is whether the cold winters of, lets see, during the Winter War if you go back far enough, and then at least during the 60's and 70's (the ice age is coming! the ice age is coming! -time), were due to the climate change too...

I used to study geology. I'm not convinced that there is a human caused climate change going on, but I don't completely dismiss it either, I have just never been able to figure out why we should panic if it is for real. Has been a lot hotter, has been a lot colder, world didn't perish. And sooner or later the climate will change radically with or without our help, so learning how to adapt to it would probably be a good idea.

Bram said...

But it's a dry cold!

McGehee said...

"Some of you people aren't driving your SUVs enough."

Don't look at me. The 5.8-liter V8 in my truck is doing its part.

bluesun said...

Reminds me of that picture with all the people in parkas huddling in a snowbank with signs that say "Montanans for Global Warming."

Grant Cunningham said...

"Some of you people aren't driving your SUVs enough."

It's as if there are too many people riding bicycles instead of...oh, the irony train just passed by!

perlhaqr said...

Some of you people aren't driving your SUVs enough.

Well, if it snows enough, presumably that'll change. :)

"And here we see a classic example of a negative feedback cycle..." ;)

WV: "polybion" -- What we'll have if Albion undergoes fission.

Silver the Evil Chao said...

Funny, here's the forecast for my place:

"REST OF TODAY
MOSTLY CLOUDY. SCATTERED FLURRIES. HIGHS 15 TO 20. WEST WINDS UP TO 10 MPH. "

"TONIGHT
PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS 10 TO 15 BELOW. LIGHT WINDS."

xD;;

David said...

You need to become a AZ snow bird. :)

78 Today, 76 tomorrow, 78 Weds, 77 Thurs, 77 Friday. :)

mdrewrankin said...

It's 30 degrees here in East TN.

maddmedic said...

SOunds like the weather in my home sweet home!!
12 inches of snow last Friday/Saturday!!
Had two extra vehicles and accompanying teenagers in my basement Saturday morning!
Refugees!
Two hours clearing snow, snowblower and 3 shoveling!
Minnesota!!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vx-t9k7epIk

Fred said...

It's a balmy 18F here... until you step out into the wind. Then it feels more like 4.

Boris da Bastid said...

Ok, ok, I'll stop whining about lows of 20 and highs of 40 here in SC. If it makes you feel any better, I'll burn all this damn literature that the Army's Recruiting School gave me, too. Maybe that'll convince them that I don't need to be here and they'll send me to Afghanistan.

Stephen said...

I would have left a comment earlier, but then I blew out my flip flop in the back yard and when I sat down to check it out with a cold beer in the warm sunshine, I fell asleep. Sorry. Life is tough here in the desert too. :-)

Fiftycal said...

That's what you get for living north of Dallas (aka "Frozen North").

Atom Smasher said...

9F. Here in MN that's "Hmm. do I really need gloves?" weather. :)

Skip said...

Went to the range today and had to wear a long sleeve shirt. Winter must be here.