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Old 04-15-2009, 09:36 AM
 
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I always hear people here saying "Chicago is so great in the summertime" or "we are having some great weather here in NY"

to me , weather is like, no big deal

seriously...its sunny and 76 out..who cares?? lol

summer isn't really a big deal in Cali like i guess it is some other cold places ... and we dont have nasty humidity(something many do not understand since theyve neevr been in that sort of climate)..

so my question is...do you think Californians take their weather for granted?
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Old 04-15-2009, 09:40 AM
 
Location: roaming gnome
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I always hear people here saying "Chicago is so great in the summertime" or "we are having some great weather here in NY"

to me , weather is like, no big deal

seriously...its sunny and 76 out..who cares?? lol

summer isn't really a big deal in Cali like i guess it is some other cold places ... and we dont have nasty humidity(something many do not understand since theyve neevr been in that sort of climate)..

so my question is...do you think Californians take their weather for granted?
probably, until they visit the southeast in the summer or the north in the winter.
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Old 04-15-2009, 10:02 AM
 
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When you live somewhere it could snow in April, you learn to appreciate what warmth you can get.
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Old 04-15-2009, 12:22 PM
 
Location: East of the Sun, West of the Moon
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Southern Californians that I know flip out and put on mittens and big wool hats when the temperature gets below 62 degrees. They also complain about their home heating bills and when I ask what they keep the thermostat set on they reply some crazy warm temp, like 75 or 78!

Northern Californians seem normal in this regard, however, so I wouldn't say it is a west coast phenomenon so much as a southern California phenomenon.


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Old 04-15-2009, 12:49 PM
 
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After spending three years in California I have forgotten how to handle the snow and cold (as in Minnesota-cold) winters, as well as high summer humidity.

I've got to say, though, some of those LA summer days get really brutal. One summer in Hollywood without an air conditioner was enough. Maybe it's just the people who live right by the beach who take it for granted.

When I lived in LA people still talked about the weather all the time, even though the weather itself didn't vary as much as it does other places. Everyone I worked with would complain about it being cold if it got below 65, and hot if it went over 75. Or we'd talk about the sun, or the wind, or the clouds, or whatever other weather issue was at hand.

You're right, though, that there isn't that first day of warm weather communal exhuberance that takes place in many places with long, cold winters.
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Old 04-15-2009, 01:07 PM
 
Location: Metro Detroit Area, Michigan
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When you live somewhere it could snow in April, you learn to appreciate what warmth you can get.
haha, sooooo true.
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Old 04-15-2009, 01:14 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Isn't "good weather" a relative term? I personally do not find the general weather pattern and climate of the west coast to be appealing at all.
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Old 04-15-2009, 01:15 PM
 
Location: southern california
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i am not spoiled that is not true. i dont put butter or jam or anything on my croissant, and i drink my coffe black no cream sugar or anything.
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Old 04-15-2009, 01:52 PM
 
Location: Omaha
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to me , weather is like, no big deal

seriously...its sunny and 76 out..who cares?? lol
"Like, OMG! Weather? Who needs weather? We have like such perfect weather, you know? It's like totally so fabulously nice hear so I figured I would ask you the question in a coyly clever way so I didn't seem like I was bragging or belittling your totally inferior weather things...like you know?"
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Old 04-15-2009, 02:31 PM
 
Location: Portlandia "burbs"
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I grew up in California (Central San Joaquin Valley) and I never took our climate for granted, even as a little kid. I loved the heat, loved the sunshine and blue skies, and felt proud to live in it. During the winter I hibernated near the heaters; gratefully, summers were a lot shorter than where I live now. And I sure miss the springs. Nope, I used to love our weather and I always felt blessed.
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