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Old 01-14-2013, 06:03 PM
Location: Santa Monica, CA
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The hardwood floors in my apartment don't like these cold temperatures. They're popping and cracking in protest.

BTW, how many of those snow belters could handle the August heat in the valley?
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Old 01-14-2013, 07:03 PM
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I find that any warm city complains about colder weather. People in Florida go crazy when it hits 50!
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Old 01-14-2013, 07:11 PM
Location: SoCal
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Your body gets used to warm weather. I attended a "government funded vacation" to Iraq in the summer/fall of 2010. It got up to 131 in august. During the fall we were shivering and bundled up in every layer of cold weather gear the army could give us. It was 78 degrees.

True story.
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Old 01-14-2013, 07:11 PM
Location: SLC, UT, Ketchum, ID, Southern Cal.
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Originally Posted by Fontucky View Post
So the local news blows things way out of proportion. That isn't news. Storm Watch, anyone?
Another reason to not watch local news.

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Old 01-14-2013, 07:39 PM
Location: Armsanta Sorad
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It's freezing to the point that it might as well snow. I wonder it it'll snow again in Los Angeles like in 1949.
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Old 01-14-2013, 07:41 PM
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It's been uncomfortable most of this year, starting in July or so. The summer was unseasonably hot and it lasted till nearly November. Now it's much too cold. But I'd take the heat over the cold. At least in heat you can go out and do stuff.
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Old 01-14-2013, 07:48 PM
Location: San Jose, CA
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Originally Posted by genjy View Post
Last year's windstorm was truly bad. It caused all sorts of chaos and havoc near the SGV foothills.

I thought the 50' trees in front of my house would get blown down and kill me in my sleep.

Pasadena, Arcadia, and La Canada Flintridge were like warzones. It was tree-snapping craziness.
Uncharacteristic weather for any place is a pain in the ass. Like the scenario above, stuff blows over, floods, burns, shrivels up, etc. Besides great density in a semi-arid climate zone, there exist lots of non-native plant species, questionable development in places that experience inevitable disasters (Malibu mudslides, fires in overgrown canyons), runoff issues due to massive acreage paved over, dry grassland/chaparral going up in flames from lightening strikes.

What are modest weather events elsewhere become potentially massive ones in L.A. due to the nature of development in and around the basin. But there also are weather wimps as well.
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Old 01-14-2013, 07:52 PM
Location: Los Angeles
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I have to admit, one thing I don't like about LA is how people complain about the weather. I admit it's because I'm from a place that gets really cold winters and really hot and humid summers. I understand it's all relative but still and especially on the westside during the summers. It hit's mid 80's, no humidity and people start complaining about how hot it is. Despite the breeze and despite how you don't sweat as soon as you walk outside...spoiled kids here.
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Old 01-14-2013, 08:35 PM
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Well, if anything it'll be a good excuse for those fashionistas in santa monica to wear their ski caps and ugg boots
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Old 01-14-2013, 10:46 PM
Location: San Diego
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Sorry guys, the cost of living doesn't cover the unfortunate weather too. Bunch of pansies.
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