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All-time record!

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by AudubonB, Aug 29, 2015.

  1. AudubonB

    AudubonB Mild-mannered Moderator

    Mar 24, 2013
    Denali Highway, Alaska
    Walllll, boyz 'n grilz.......

    It is still August, albeit barely, and at 0645 here, the temperature is.....

    +18ºF / -8ºC

    Now, later I'll have to paw through my records. We have been a NWS recording station since the mid-1970s, but I am pretty sure that is an all-time low for the month of August.

    Paxson occasionally has the lowest temperature record for North America. Invariably that is in early-mid autumn, when farther north in Alaska and Canada the lower elevations than where we are high in the mountains don't get the brisk temps that we see; as winter deepens we'll never get the Martian numbers they can have. At least once, I think it was early October, we had a global-wide low of -29ºF (possibly ex-Antarctica, although at that time they're in summer).

  2. NigelM

    NigelM Recovering Member

    Apr 3, 2011
    Sarasota, FL
    And we passed various heat and rainfall records here in FL, I measured 111F in the shade last week with 85% humidity. A few days ago I saw what I though was a big snake flopping about in one of our pastures, on closer inspection it turned out to be a catfish(!) making its way from our lake to the creek; that's when you know your fields are flooded.....
  3. Auzie

    Auzie Tree Hugger Member

    Jul 29, 2013
    That's a bit cold

    Having said that, I can think of some advantages of such cold weather:

    No bugs and consequently less disease carrying bugs
    No mice / rats (?)
    Being cold causes more calorie burn, consequently larger food intake may not cause weight gain - yikes I should move to somewhere colder, then I could eat 2 chocolates a day instead of one
    People that work hard to master their harsh environment tend to gain an edge over rest of us sun guzzlers that have it easy and warm all year round


    There is always something to look forward: the warmth of the home when coming back from the roaming trips, and the buzz of planning the next conquest


    I better stop, or I might talk myself into moving to Tasmania

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