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Discussion in 'The Breakroom' started by JonSidneyB, Mar 8, 2014.
It's March, I am in one of the hot states. It's snowing, whats up with that?
Hot state? Maine?
I'm in Oklahoma, we're used to 100f here and winter is only supposed to last a week or two in this part of the country. I have never been to Maine but would like to see it someday but not in the winter. Maine sounds nice in July.
Well, here on the west coast of Sweden we had a beautiful day with lots of sun. (Rare this time of year I would say). A Celsius to Fahrenheit tells me we had 46f here today, but the wind made it feel alot colder.
We all just are waiting for some more snow to come, since that´s pretty much the protocol in march around here.
But I have to say that sounds quite weird if you only get that short time of winter.
The Northern border here is a straight line with Arizona and New Mexico. Oklahoma does touch New Mexico but barely.
This is kind of an transitional area. We do have wild cactus but it is not a desert. It is listed here as semi arid, the winters here are very short and the summers are very hot.
Oklahoma sets between the Ozarks of Arkansas and the deserts of New Mexico.
I think Sweden might be too cold for me. My fathers family is Scandinavian but I think the family lost it's cold weather tolerance in the American Southwest.
It´s not that bad: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sweden#Climate
Northern Sweden has longer winters, but here in the southwest, it´s ok. Give it a try, move to Sweden!
4-5 months below freezing. That sounds cold. I think I would die.
Remember that you value the summer months even more if the winter sucks...
*Whispering voice* move to Sweden...
Only part of Oklahoma I saw was Fort Sill area in 1970 and that was late winter early spring time. Don't remember any snow though but did see lots of skunks.
Remember this is global warming so I guess weather is going to get weirder.
I take 250 mile 403km long bicycle rides when it is 115f 46.11c.
When it is 0f -17.7c I don't get out of bed.
Where you there for the military? They do artillery there.
Yes I was, drafted in 1969. Went from there to Germany, lucky I didn't go to Vietnam too. Now Germany that's a great place even in winter, where I was it didn't get too cold or too hot and very little snow in winter. I used to live in Nebraska so I know cold and snow. Guess that's why I ended up in southern Nevada, give me heat anytime!
We barely had minus degrees here this february, a normal year we have from -20 to -35 in January and February.... ???
Whats with that?
And i´m 250 km from the Polar Circle....
I didn't know you were in Sweden also. 250km from the polar circle sounds like it should be very cold. For the other Americans (we are not used to metric) that is only 155 miles.
I don't think I could live that close to the polar circle, I would freeze. I think you guys stole some of our heat this year.
I should be working so I am going to jump off of here but it is almost too cold to move here. I think seeing the snow falling makes it psychologically colder then it really is.
Luckily it's not snowing here in the city. Seems like everyone on I-40 forgets how to drive when a little precipitation hits.
Well, i´d have an answer for that, I have never been further south than our Capital, Stockholm, so i don´t know better.... LOL
It´s too crowded with people, i´m a "Norrlänning" ya know, well u probably not know but @northwest291 maybe know what i´m talking about... hahaha
I have a "Norrlänning" at work (Northlander in english perhaps?). He is a special guy. In a good way of course. But he is a bit different. In a good way of course.
It sounded a bit strange, 250km to the Arctic Circle...
Looked it up, it´s matter of fact just 100km to the Arctic Circle.
I once went to Pite! Stayed at the Stadshotell. People were driving snowmobiles on the main street. Cultural schock....
Flew from Halmstad to Kallax Airport and then bus to Piteå. Nice town though.
Ate hamburgers at a place called Big Boy if I remember correct. This was some years ago.