jlw at January 23rd, 2014 12:44 — #1
gbonny at January 23rd, 2014 13:00 — #2
What you see is not normal, however, and is the result of the Ridiculously Resilient Ridge, a high-pressure system that has been sitting over the Eastern Pacific and diverting the rainfall all Californians depend on. It has created a highly dangerous situation in both Northern and Southern California.
donald_petersen at January 23rd, 2014 13:02 — #3
It's true, we're likely to burn to the ground before we get our next rainfall, but nonetheless I'm enjoying my 80-degree F January with every fiber of my San Diegan being.
jakeline at January 23rd, 2014 13:27 — #4
I've lived in Los Angeles my entire life, and this "summer in January" we're having this year is getting really, really old. I do like the weather, but I know that every day that it's sunny and warm is another day that we aren't getting rain. Besides, I really can't remember another year when we've had such a huge brushfire in January. It's going to be an ugly summer.
imb at January 23rd, 2014 13:30 — #5
It's a beautiful photo, but I feel no envy. I am grateful for a real Winter. I don't enjoy warm Winters and scorching Summers. I enjoy the differences in seasons, call me odd, I don't care.
tekna2007 at January 23rd, 2014 14:12 — #6
I feel exactly the same way. I love it cold, when it's supposed to be cold.
We're forecast 8F Friday morning, which actually is as low as it ever goes where I live, in the American Southeast, and I plan on getting up early for a long walk in it, predawn, to catch it at its coldest. (I realize that, for people living closer to the poles, 8F may be called "mild", but I'll take what I can get.)
anthonyc at January 23rd, 2014 15:00 — #7
Cold is fine by me. Winter is my favorite season overall It's windy cold that I don't like.
chgoliz at January 23rd, 2014 15:17 — #8
To contrast, here is January in Chicago:
(from the Chicago Tribune site)
brainspore at January 23rd, 2014 15:23 — #9
Yeesh, those pictures make Hoth look like a tropical getaway. I guess I picked the right state to live in—I don't even own a winter coat.
novium at January 23rd, 2014 16:09 — #10
The enjoyment of days like this is severely undermined by the worry about what they represent. Everyone's got a little thought ticking in the back of their head that it should be raining (or snowing, in the mountains). A brilliantly sunny and relatively mild day on a regular winter is a nice treat. Endless septemberish weather when you know it should be raining cats & dogs just brings unease, especially when you know you're in for a summer of hacking your lungs out.
imb at January 23rd, 2014 16:36 — #11
I'm sorry novium. That sucks.
donald_petersen at January 23rd, 2014 18:16 — #12
I could always trip over a small dog and tumble in front of a bus before the bill comes due on this fine weather, so I'll just enjoy it thoroughly while I may.
What else should I do? A rain dance?
novium at January 23rd, 2014 19:06 — #13
heh, maybe. You wouldn't believe the things they're doing up in tahoe. There's a whole book of superstitious ritual, and they're working their way through all of 'em.
But maybe I'm just too used to the mountains. Bad winters like this are definitely viewed with the same ill-ease and concern as, oh, hurricanes are back east or something.
chgoliz at January 24th, 2014 10:13 — #14
I like having seasons, and I wouldn't want to live somewhere (long term) which didn't require some type of coat during the winter. And there's a part of me that is happy Chicago is finally getting some real winter weather, because for quite a few years our winters weren't doing the proper freezing that our latitude needs (for some perennials, insects, etc.). What we've been experiencing this month, however, is a little too much of a good thing.
ironedithkidd at January 24th, 2014 12:34 — #15
Meanwhile in SE Michigan, SUNDOG! Yup, finally saw one in southeast Michigan this morning.
I thought I had left Minnesota winters in Minnesota. Once every decade or so, one pays a call on Michigan. This is the coldest it's been here since 1996.
jlw at January 28th, 2014 12:44 — #16
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