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  1. OpanaPointer

    OpanaPointer I Point at Opana Staff Member WW2|ORG Editor

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    TD-Tommy776 Man of Constant Sorrow

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    Otto Spambot Nemesis Staff Member WW2|ORG Editor

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    It does not get "cold" in Texas.
     
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    OpanaPointer I Point at Opana Staff Member WW2|ORG Editor

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    I remember a movie about a lady who brought a Herford bull to Texas to improve her long-horn stock. He died in a blizzard but not before his duty.
     
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    belasar Court Jester

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    Give it a couple of winter's for your blood to thin out.
     
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    Biak Boy from Illinois Staff Member

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    At least ya'll can actually SEE the chain bar! Up here ya' have to attach a 'pull-string' to pull it back out.
     
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    CAC Ace of Spades

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    Just googled Texas...January MAX 12.7C MIN 2.2C! 2 Degrees! That's bloody cold...(55-36F)

    Same time in Darwin MAX 35C MIN 25C (95-77F) Add to that 100% Humidity...
     
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    OpanaPointer I Point at Opana Staff Member WW2|ORG Editor

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    Just remember that it's 801 miles* from the northwest corner of the Panhandle to the southernmost tip of the state. That's a lot of room for temperature variations.

    *That two jeroboams, I think.
     
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    belasar Court Jester

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    My family moved to Texas in January 1980, wore nothing heavier than a log sleeve shirt first two winter's , then began going down hill after that. Think its a combination of the near constant breeze/wind and moisture content that cuts to the bone. It doesn't help that we spend 6 months broiling.
     
  10. CAC

    CAC Ace of Spades

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    Yep you're right...those temps were for Dallas. Darwin to SA border 1570kms - 970 miles
     
  11. Otto

    Otto Spambot Nemesis Staff Member WW2|ORG Editor

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    I live in the Dallas/Fort Worth area of Texas. Occasionally the dew freezes on the windshield of my truck, but that's not cold.

    I spent most of the winters of my youth in Canada. When leaving the house requires thick hat, gloves, a snow coat, and warm boots, that's cold. I've never worn a hat or gloves for warmth in Texas.
     
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    Yes 17 years in Canberra has given me an appreciation for people who live in that kind of cold...sooo depressing, people stay inside, don't talk to one another...having to run the hot water before washing one's hands, scraping ice off the wind shield with a credit card (because the hose has frozen up) Wow...im so glad im away from that. I think I've said before the Capital of Australia Canberra site was chosen BECAUSE it was so cold, the thinking that white (European) people work better in the cold...! Pffft...f..k that.
    Canada is next level cold...why do people live there?
    In Darwin, if it gets to 18C (64.4F) the cardies (cardigans) and beanies get pulled out and the dogs are all curled up tight...that's cold for a Territorian.
    On top of Darwin's heat we are having a heat wave also...picked up two birds so far that have fallen to the heat...poor buggers...im taking out cold water for the two resident plovers near me who are sitting on eggs in the sun at the moment. As soon as I fill the bowl they run over and dip their feet in the water and then drink and drink...
    A picture of the Lap winged Plover...I chose this picture because you can see their two spurs they have in their wings...they are retracted, but can push them out as a weaponised wing...they like to dive bomb during nesting season, so you have to become friends with them. The most fearless bird I've ever seen, they will stand up to anything...I've even seen one stand its ground against a plane!
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    Kai-Petri Kenraali

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    Hello. Just waiting for snow and minus 30 Celsius degree weather. Just nice for skiing a 30 kilometer round. After that hot chocolate and sauna and a beer or two...
     
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    Here we go..... ;) ;)

    Golden oldie....

    Weather effects in Finland and rest of the World:

    +15c Spanish wear caps, gloves and winter coats, Finns are sunbathing.

    +10c French desperately try to get their central heating on. Finns plant flowers.

    +5c Italian cars won't start. Finns drive with convertibles.

    ... 0c Pure water freezes. Water in river Vantaa thinkens a bit.

    -5c First people are found frozen in California. Finnish midsummer festival ends.

    -10c Scottish turn the heat on in their houses. Finns start to use long-sleeve shirts.

    -20c Swedes stay indoors. Finns are having last barbeque before winter.

    -30c Half of the Greek people have frozen to death. Finns start to dry their laundry indoors.

    -40c Fake Santas are moving to south. Finnish army cancels winter training due to warm weather.

    -50c Daninsh people are loosing their teeth. Finns rent movies and stay indoors.

    -60c Polarbears evacuate North Pole. Finnish army starts its winter training.

    -70c Siberian people are moving to Moscow. Finns are furious since the Koskenkorva ( vodka ) can't be stored outdoors anymore.

    -273c Absolute Zero. Finns admit that it is quite cold outside.

    -300c Hell freezes over. Finland wins soccer World Cup.

    ( We know that Hell has frozen over already. We won the Eurovision song contest in 2006 by Lordi. Otherwise it has always been zero points....)
     
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    OpanaPointer I Point at Opana Staff Member WW2|ORG Editor

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    I won't willingly go into an environment I couldn't survive in naked.
     
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    CAC Ace of Spades

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    I make a similar point...don’t live in an environment where shelter is survival...live where you can sleep under a tree...
     
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    Kai-Petri Kenraali

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    What? No problem.... ;)
    And a wonderful view.

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    OpanaPointer I Point at Opana Staff Member WW2|ORG Editor

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    I love the look on his face. "Okay, no sex for two years..."
     
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    Biak Boy from Illinois Staff Member

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    It's a balmy 29F (-1C) today. But hey, it's sunny and no snow on the ground! And in the middle of November no less.
     
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    OpanaPointer I Point at Opana Staff Member WW2|ORG Editor

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    We were in the 70s (upper) yesterday. I have the AC on cool today.
     

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