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Old 02-11-2017, 02:20 AM
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And the climates you've experienced/lived in.

I've got a whole plethora of weather related experiences from just visiting a few different climates, and man, you don't really realize how different living from climate to climate may be until you experience it. Hell, even if you visit a place that has the same climate and same general weather patterns as your home can be a drastically different experience on its own.

For example, I grew up in a very, very dry desert that's average high in the summer is somewhere around 110F (43C) and average low in winter is something like 40F (4C), rarely rained, hailed more than it snowed (which never stuck anyway), is windy as heck, but had a very comfortable sun that wasn't too intense. When I moved a little further east, to a place that was in the same desert but more lively, the average high turned into something more like 118F (47C) and average low was closer to 58F (14C).

Instead of the sun being a friend, it was a blazing inferno that never quit. It didn't understand what personal space was, it just waltz in, cuddled right up to you, and invited your skin to slowly peel off your face. It was also oddly humid compared to what I was used to, so the heat was a lot harder to tolerate. It was insane how different the atmosphere and weather was, just moving a few miles east in the same climate. It rained a lot more, but never snowed. It wasn't as windy, but I was introduced to a great new weather condition I'd never experienced before, and quickly became very fond of: The haboob.

You see, the last city I lived in, despite being so close to the city I moved to, had no such thing as haboobs. Instead, we had the occasional tiny dust devil chilling out in an empty dirt lot. So one day about a month after moving we experienced this great thing:




And as it turned out, it was a very common occurrence there and doesn't happen in most of the rest of south western US. They're actually very tranquil and pleasant as long as you don't breath in without a mask and don't open your eyes.



So yeah, what's the weather like there? Or places you have been that are noteworthy?

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Old 02-11-2017, 05:18 AM
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The weather here is pretty boring; in the south of England we have mild winters and quite hot mid-humid summers. Temperatures rarely get below 0C and rarely go above 25C. In terms of weird weather, when we have really dry summers I've seen the occasional small dust devil (and I'm talking really small, like, probably a 15ft high visible column). We get some pretty bad storms and also anti-cyclones, which are a problem if you live in cities.

We had an anti-cyclone a few weeks ago that settled over London and commuting to work was horrendous. The government put out pollution red warnings and along busy city roads you could actually taste the air it was so smoggy. Pretty grim.
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Melbourne, Australia, has interesting weather. In the summer, it gets to 40+ degrees and you cannot be inside without switching on the AC while being outside doesn't fare much better. In the winter, I've woken up able to see my breath inside, while outside, it was warm enough to wear only a paper-thin jacket. Though, perhaps that's more a comment on the insulation for the house I lived in.

Denmark itself is not entirely unlike the UK, from what I hear. The sun tends to steer clear in the winter and we sometimes get snow. Our summers are fairly mild, but still sunny enough that an overwhelming number of Danes get sunburned every year. Temperatures range from -5 on a cold winter night up to maybe 25 on a nice summer's day.

Big storms are rare, but they do come along and can sweep up a fair bit of damage. I think the last one we had blew a few shingles off my parents' roof. Nothing like the hurricanes or tornados in other parts of the world, but still not something you'd want to be caught in.

The weather in California, at least in Sonoma, where I grew up, is like something out of a book on paradise, when it's not in the middle of a drought. Temperatures almost never get to the point of even light frost in the winter and often go up to almost 30 in the summer, but rarely above. When I was a kid, it rained quite a lot, but because temperatures are so mild, it was rarely unpleasant. If there's a place I wish the weather could be like, it would be Sonoma.

I've also been to Florida a few times, but I don't know how much point there is in talking about Florida extensively. It's basically what it says on the tin; hot, humid and turbulent. The best I ever saw was a thunderstorm that seemed to turn the sky black, which came out of nowhere on a fair day.
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California, so no rain. Autumn = Mild Summer, Summer = Hell, Winter = Mild, and Spring = Summer.
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After you spend an entire solar year here the first thought that you could have is: what the fuck is happening here?
The weather here is really strange, you just can't understand how it works anymore.

I lived mostly in the south but in the north too. In south summer is crazy and the dry weather is really common in this part of the year.
We can reach near max 45 C (113 F/318,15 K), so it's almost like you live in a desert. And when this happens only a conditioner can save you from the terrible heat. In north well, it depends where you go. In the Italian alps summer it's not that hot, but in the Veneto well you can reach 30 C here but it's not always that dry like in the south (well you can't really understand how it works).
In autumn there's only rain, a lot sometimes (in 2016 it rained really a lot).
In the winter frost can be anywhere. In south we reach max 0 or -5 celsius if you go to cities with higher elevations, but it's always around 10 C tbh. On the mountains it's obviosly different.
Rain always happens, snow could happen rarely, almost never but still on mountains is different it happens for sure. Instead the north around 1 C for sure and the degrees below zero are never a novelty.
The spring... jesus fucking christ... it's really hard to tell. It's the part where you really can't understand what's going on to the weather.
I think I can try to explain it to you only by making an example: At 12:00 AM it rains a lot, like a motherfucking rainfall. But then, at 12:30 AM, the rain stops and the clouds go away. Clear skies accompanied by a rainbow (rightly) and a sweet sound of strings.
Now that happened in north and south. And I don't understand how that happens. If the wind was very strong then there was a reason but there isn't I just don't understand. And those were the four seasons.

About climate events and disasters I think you know already something. Tornados don't happen, they can but I never saw or heard of one here. The risks we have here are the earthquakes and the volcanos.
We have stratovolcanoes and submarine volcanoes. I think the most dangerous that can create a disaster is the Vesuvius, a dormant volcano that doesn't erupt from a long time, and its sleep won't last longer. It's dormant due to that kind "stopper" it has on the main crater.
If you go see the history of Vesuvius you'll see how dreadful the eruptions were. And more the volcano rests more the pressure increases, and more it does more the next eruption will be disastrous (according to the theories).
The earthquakes are common in the center of Italy, and luckly I actually never lived there so much. So I don't know how really they are there, but you can guess that from the last ones I suppose.
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Had a lovely prenumbral solar eclipse a couple nights ago, full and deep yellow that was pretty sweet, it was nice cool night too Tonight is too overcast but there's the promise of rain

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We have a couple of weeks of very hot/cold weather and we freak the fuck out.
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We have a couple of weeks of very hot/cold weather and we freak the fuck out.
Oh come on, don't exaggerate, it can't even exceed 29 C in the summer.
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as crashpunk said, its boring weather here, but i do like it when it is crispy frosty outside. we had a lot of fog a few weeks ago which was pretty cool too but that is about as exciting as it gets really
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Southern-Finland weather in nutshell: Summer: +15C...+25C rainy sometimes here and there and some sunny days, Winter: -15C...-25C. Living in freezer and snow.

Spring with soft snow and slippery ice. Autumn just windy & rainy.

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