Winter might be MIA in most of the US, but it certainly isn't in Europe

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    Feb 03, 2012 9:28 AM GMT
    Obviously winter skipped us and went across the pond.

    http://news.yahoo.com/164-dead-cold-snap-grips-europe-035156081.html

    It's been quite something to read a number of articles about winter taking its toll on most of Europe lately. Much of the northern territories of Canada and Alaska have been brutally cold as well.

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    Feb 03, 2012 10:08 AM GMT
    weaklings. How does someone die from -30C unless they're homeless? Put on some layers, do some crunches, drink hot tea.

    I hope we do get some colder weather here, it has been a pretty pathetic winter so far. I think the deepest the snow has gotten is 3".
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    Feb 03, 2012 1:22 PM GMT
    I heard a theory that as the ice of the arctic is persistently melting nowadays.. the gulf stream is slowing down and less heat makes it all the way to Europe...
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    Feb 03, 2012 1:24 PM GMT
    ....so where does the heat come from to melt the ice?
    Rhetorical question
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  • coolarmydude

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    Feb 03, 2012 3:02 PM GMT
    You aren't kidding! It was 5 degrees Fahrenheit this morning in Western Germany. It's been below freezing for the last 3 days and isn't expected to get above freezing until next Thursday, and barely!
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    Feb 03, 2012 4:03 PM GMT
    I've been wearing shorts for the last few weeks. #pleasecomebackwinter
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    Feb 03, 2012 4:04 PM GMT
    We've had a mild winter here in Colorado, but by pure coincidence to this thread, I woke up to a foot and a half of new snow this morning. The city is closed down and we're expecting at least another foot by tomorrow icon_smile.gif
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    Feb 03, 2012 4:09 PM GMT
    OK... the planet is officially fucked! We've gone straight from almost t-shirt weather in London (unheard of in January) to minus 7 and heading a lot lower.

    No where I have travelled recently is having anything like the typical weather for this time of year.

    We're doomed!!icon_lol.gif
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    Feb 03, 2012 4:21 PM GMT
    I'm fine with an early spring in Minnesota.

    Although I was wondering where our weather went. icon_lol.gif
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    Feb 03, 2012 4:38 PM GMT
    Winter can GTFO and (poetically) DIAF. Gimme 100+ degree weather year-round plzkthx.
  • ATLANTIS7

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    Feb 03, 2012 4:39 PM GMT
    It has been the coldest winter for 33 years here in Turkey but l got my love to keep me warm!
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    Feb 03, 2012 4:55 PM GMT
    Yeah, I've been reading about Europe's brutal winter on BBC.

    That sucks. It's february, so in about another 6 weeks things should start to gradually warm up for them, so hopefully not too much longer for them
  • bigtallguy

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    Feb 03, 2012 5:04 PM GMT
    Tidebeast saidI've been wearing shorts for the last few weeks. #pleasecomebackwinter


    I've been wearing shorts for the last few weeks too! well, months. It's summer here in Chile.

    If you are too cold wherever you are you are welcome to come visit.
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    Feb 03, 2012 5:05 PM GMT
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    Feb 03, 2012 5:07 PM GMT
    i know its been so spring like here in rhode islandicon_smile.gif
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    Feb 03, 2012 5:09 PM GMT
    Kind of not - big blizzard out west now - and the temp is "seasonable" in the Northeast (after two springish days Tues and Wed).

    Every year, people say the weather is "weird."

    Yes, because weather has always been and always will be weird.
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    Feb 03, 2012 5:15 PM GMT
    archon saidi know its been so spring like here in rhode islandicon_smile.gif


    Same here in Connecticut! (go figure right... being so close)

    I am digging the fact that winter missed the USA(the north east the most). Last year was enough.

    Let's not forget the near Oct. storm that caused a lot of issues. I'd say that was enough for one year. icon_razz.gif
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    Feb 03, 2012 6:45 PM GMT
    In Sweden it was the warmest winter in 200 years until one week ago...
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    Feb 03, 2012 6:49 PM GMT
    bigtallguy said
    Tidebeast saidI've been wearing shorts for the last few weeks. #pleasecomebackwinter


    I've been wearing shorts for the last few weeks too! well, months. It's summer here in Chile.

    If you are too cold wherever you are you are welcome to come visit.



    HOLY FUCKIN SHIT DUDE YOU ARE A TALL ASS MOTHERFUCKER!!!! GODDMAN!!!!
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    Feb 03, 2012 6:52 PM GMT
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    ftw
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    Feb 03, 2012 6:57 PM GMT
    Heyy I just read about this too..with prettier pirctures icon_smile.gif

    http://www.francetv.fr/info/tombe-la-neige_56875.html
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    Feb 03, 2012 7:10 PM GMT
    Genre said
    archon saidi know its been so spring like here in rhode islandicon_smile.gif


    Same here in Connecticut! (go figure right... being so close)

    I am digging the fact that winter missed the USA(the north east the most). Last year was enough.

    Let's not forget the near Oct. storm that caused a lot of issues. I'd say that was enough for one year. icon_razz.gif



    i know right, last year was terrible!! but i this year i feel like we are going to have a super hot summer!
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    Feb 03, 2012 7:16 PM GMT
    I've been in shorts and t-shirts the entire winter lol. Probably my favorite thing about living in southern Texas. 70-100 degrees all year long would be perfect.
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    Feb 03, 2012 8:01 PM GMT
    westanimas saidWe've had a mild winter here in Colorado, but by pure coincidence to this thread, I woke up to a foot and a half of new snow this morning. The city is closed down and we're expecting at least another foot by tomorrow icon_smile.gif


    Lucky Bastard! Up here in Steamboat, we're cold, but damn near nada on the ground. 4 - 6 was in the forecast for last night, and not a single flake fell.
    guess I'm gonna have to wash my car again, that usually does the trick....
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    Feb 03, 2012 8:13 PM GMT
    I can usually find the first wildflower of spring (grass widow crocus) the first week of February. But the residual frozen slush from last week's storms will have to melt first

    The rain gauge is at about 50% of normal right now. Although it was at this time last year, too. We just got all of our winter storms in Mayvember and Junetober. Last summer was only about five weeks long.