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10 February 2009 @ 08:10 am
Groundhog Day Aftermath  
You wouldn't think that the whole "obese rodent* sees his shadow, six more weeks of winter" thing would apply to California, would you?

After a brief warm spell right around Further Confusion at the end of January, we're back into 36F nights, 56F days, and rain two days out of three. In fact, we're getting more rain now than we had before GHD. Which is good; even if this keeps up until Spring really arrives, we'll still be well under our average rainfall. We need another flood year, dammit. We're due.

Yes, dagnabbit, 36F is cold enough to qualify as "winter", especially here, and especially three weeks after conversations about how "hot" temps in the mid-70s could feel in the middle of January.

*Not that obese rodent, this obese rodent. How did my LJ get to the point where I have to clarify the phrase "obese rodent", anyway?
I feel: coldcold
Tephratephralynn on February 10th, 2009 04:45 pm (UTC)
Meanwhile, up in the frozen north, we're on day four of The Melting. Maybe the weather gurus were right and we did get our winter in reverse this year. I still expect we'll get more snow before spring really arrives however.
leonard_arlotteleonard_arlotte on February 10th, 2009 04:46 pm (UTC)
36F isn't winter. Sheesh. West coast wimps.

I am fully aware that Northern California has two seasons: Wet, and not quiet as wet. On a day to day basis, you may have high levels of Smug as well.
Ursula Messerschmitt: Irritated-OMG ONOZsnobahr on February 10th, 2009 05:36 pm (UTC)
Don't forget that Southern California has a month of Wet followed by 11 months of OMFG FIRE DANGER FIRE DANGER THE HILLS ARE BURNING RUN FOR YOUR LIVES!!!111!!one!!!...

Just sayin'.

Sorry - couldn't help it.

Your Obedient Serpent: green hills of earthathelind on February 10th, 2009 06:01 pm (UTC)
leonard_arlotteleonard_arlotte on February 10th, 2009 08:21 pm (UTC)
Would those be Water, Fire, Oscars, and Elections?
Christopher Bradleycpxbrex on February 12th, 2009 02:09 am (UTC)
I prefer orange, strawberry, apricot and apple. ;)
Tombfyretombfyre on February 11th, 2009 12:40 am (UTC)
Heh, I only wish we had weather like that up here. ^^() We've had milder temperatures again this year in comparison to the last. Further proof that everything is warming up gradually. :3 Still, it has perhaps only been 40f at the warmest this month.
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Tombfyretombfyre on February 11th, 2009 06:57 pm (UTC)
Gotta love living up north. :3