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Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
« Reply #1050 on: 04 Sep 2018, 07:18 »

The more I learn about Germany, the more I like it. It sounds clean and tidy, and filled with fun idioms-all things dear to my prairie heart.

Which is desperately homesick, as the family homestead is cool and cloudy today, while I feel like a steamed fish. Why is the air so chewy!
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Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
« Reply #1051 on: 04 Sep 2018, 08:01 »

The more I learn about Germany, the more I like it. It sounds clean and tidy, and filled with fun idioms-all things dear to my prairie heart.

If you don't mind the mandatory stick up your where-the-sun-shineth-not, it isn't half bad, sure.
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Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
« Reply #1052 on: 04 Sep 2018, 08:17 »

Someone once said German is like word lego. Just mix and match your word parts, and it's supposedly a common practice.

What I am definetly guilty of, probably especially as Austrian, is building oversized sentences. German is definetly guilty of that, too. just adding clause after clause, nesting them within each other in a way you can easily get lost in a sentence that's like a whole page long. One thought, one sentence.
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Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
« Reply #1053 on: 04 Sep 2018, 08:54 »

The more I learn about Germany, the more I like it. It sounds clean and tidy, and filled with fun idioms-all things dear to my prairie heart.

If you don't mind the mandatory stick up your where-the-sun-shineth-not, it isn't half bad, sure.

I dunno, I thought that Berlin was rather interesting, and had the right kind of crazy.
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Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
« Reply #1054 on: 04 Sep 2018, 09:10 »

My current residence's tagline is "The city that fun forgot." I doubt Germany's worse.
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Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
« Reply #1055 on: 04 Sep 2018, 09:42 »

My current residence's tagline is "The city that fun forgot." I doubt Germany's worse.

I didn't say that Germany is no fun - I said that German society is a very carefully constructed one, and one that provides its members with a maximum of individual liberty by requiring they observe a maximum of unwritten social protocol. The crazy thing is that it actually works.

It's a bit like the "Individualists' Association":laugh:

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"Elsewhere sucks, too - The Ruhr-area in the 1980s"

I dunno, I thought that Berlin was rather interesting, and had the right kind of crazy.

Berlin != Germany (Is there a superlative of 'not', and if so, what is its symbol?)



Edit: German society loosened up considerably over the last few decades, especially following the end of the Cold War. Compared to the 1980s, we're positively frivolous.
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Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
« Reply #1056 on: 04 Sep 2018, 10:04 »

Well that's true. When I read "stick up the ass" I assumed you meant "boring and serious", as that is what people mean when they say it here. Or, you know, "have basic manners and consideration for others", which is uncommon in my chunk of the city.
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Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
« Reply #1057 on: 26 Jan 2019, 04:12 »

It's forecast to get pretty cold here next week. Next week's forecast, according to the U.S. National Weather Service (temperatures are in Fahrenheit, -17F=-27C):

And in Wisconsin and Minnesota, it'll be even colder than here...
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Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
« Reply #1058 on: 26 Jan 2019, 14:18 »

Sunny skies and Seventy degrees here.  :-D
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Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
« Reply #1059 on: 26 Jan 2019, 15:55 »

I'll remember that when it's 120 degrees in Arizona.

BTW, the NWS has revised Wednesday low down to -25.
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Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
« Reply #1060 on: 26 Jan 2019, 16:29 »

that's 48C. Ick.

I don't mind the cold; that's Canada in the winter. But I am offended by a 20 degree difference between the "measured temperature" and "real feel". Humidity is the pits. And I'm bruised up from an outdoors lab that needed me to slog through all of the snow (30cm Wednesday, topped with freezing rain).

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Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
« Reply #1061 on: 29 Jan 2019, 16:39 »



And the forecast wind chill is -55F...
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Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
« Reply #1062 on: 29 Jan 2019, 16:43 »

Snowing here now.
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Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
« Reply #1063 on: 29 Jan 2019, 17:13 »

One year in Arizona, and I do not miss that weather. At. All.

70's for most of the rest of the week, and some scattered showers (we call them "random showers" around here) possible.
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Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
« Reply #1064 on: 29 Jan 2019, 17:48 »

Snowing here now.

Snowing down at this end too.
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Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
« Reply #1065 on: 29 Jan 2019, 22:05 »

Yikes. I have no concept of weather that cold.
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Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
« Reply #1066 on: 30 Jan 2019, 02:10 »

A correspondent of mine in Minneapolis tells me today is forecast to be -34C there, with windchill making it feel like -57C

C not F.

Here in southern Britain it's currently a couple of degrees below zero at night and above zero by day.  For us this is really cold, and there are warnings of disruption and the like.
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Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
« Reply #1067 on: 30 Jan 2019, 04:58 »

Yesterday the Dutch railway company announced that they were altering the schedule and reducing the number of trains running because snow was forecast for today.

This morning there was a light flurry for all of 15 minutes.
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Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
« Reply #1068 on: 30 Jan 2019, 07:12 »

It's -4 here in Michigan and it's my day off. Just doesn't seem fair to me
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Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
« Reply #1069 on: 30 Jan 2019, 07:34 »

Stay safe, everyone.

We're no colder than usual; -17C or so. And it isn't snowing! For context, we've had the snowiest January on record, with 97cm. Yay.
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Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
« Reply #1070 on: 30 Jan 2019, 09:21 »

Winter has arrived with a bang in the south-eastern UK. For some perverse reason, it only rains, sleets or snows when I am travelling to or from work or to and from my religious meeting place.
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Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
« Reply #1071 on: 30 Jan 2019, 09:51 »

 CBC cross compared the capital's weather to some  the other Ottawas in North America.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/warmest-ottawa-us-cities-1.4998644

Ottawa is simultaneously proud that it is one of the coldest country capitals in the world and bitter about that fact, I think.
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Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
« Reply #1072 on: 30 Jan 2019, 12:07 »

Winter has arrived with a bang in the south-eastern UK. For some perverse reason, it only rains, sleets or snows when I am travelling to or from work or to and from my religious meeting place.

And the entire fucking country grinds to a halt.

Weirdly enough my commute today was the easiest it's been since September because apparently loads of people were so spooked by the weather warnings that they just stayed at home.
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Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
« Reply #1073 on: 30 Jan 2019, 15:09 »

I'm flying to Vienna on Friday morning.  Frankly, on the basis of the forecast I've just seen I'm not anticipating any real difficulty, but I'll probably give some extra time to catch an earlier bus to the airport (it's a direct bus from Oxford to Heathrow, and it runs on motorway for the entire journey once outside Oxford).
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Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
« Reply #1074 on: 31 Jan 2019, 12:46 »

So my Mom has learned about Donald's tweet about wanting global warming back or something (I can't look, sry ...) and she texts me: 'This man is truly dangerously stupid'.

Never could argue with Mom.

Stay safe (and as warm as you can), the rest of you.
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Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
« Reply #1076 on: 14 Apr 2019, 07:50 »

It's the middle of April, so it's snow time here in not-quite-Chicago. And I was planning to drive to Madison today...

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Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
« Reply #1077 on: 16 Apr 2019, 12:03 »

Holy shit Prince was right all along  :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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Re: This even more just in - the weather thread
« Reply #1078 on: 16 Apr 2019, 15:42 »

You've got purple rain?  :-o
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