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Old 02-12-2009, 11:46 PM
Location: We_tside PNW (Columbia Gorge) / CO / SA TX / Thailand
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An additional problem in Portland is the Short Winter days.

Sun up at 8 and down at 4p. It is nice that is it light till almost 6p now (, finally!! Feb) ,
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Old 02-13-2009, 03:54 AM
Location: Pacific NW
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Slight exaggeration about the length of the day (I know it seems that short). But here are the statistics for the Winter Solstice, the shortest day of the year:

Astronomy for December 21, 2008:

Actual Time: 7:47 AM PST (rise) --- 4:28 PM PST (set)
Civil Twilight: 7:12 AM PST --- 5:03 PM PST
Nautical Twilight: 6:35 AM PST --- 5:40 PM PST
Astronomical Twilight: 5:59 AM PST --- 6:17 PM PST
Length Of Visible Light: 9h 50m
Length of Day: 8h 41m
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Old 02-01-2015, 02:53 AM
Location: Oregon
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Originally Posted by Élan vital View Post
oh my-I know exactly what you mean. Summers anywhere in the south are awful!! And they last a long time
I dreaded summer so much when I lived in the south. We always barely had a winter then-BAM-summer temps back! Hot and humid at least 9 months of the year. My family that still lives there say they are having winter temps in the 70's. That isn't winter!!! Bring on the cold, I say. I could no longer tolerate 90-100 degree temps with 100% humidity. No way! I had to get away. Throw in the hurricanes and it's just fun fun fun
haha, that's so funny. I am a Pacific NW native, lived here most all my life, but i am so opposite of you on that. I lived in the deep South for a few months over a hot dry spell in the summer--- gulf coast- yes it was hot and muggy. But it felt so good! compared with these cool sometimes grayish summers up here.... but i def thank God i never experienced a hurricane.
I really yearn for those long warm seasons, and the ability to wear summer dresses most of the time! But of course ya gotta have shade trees and air conditioning down there. And iced tea! ahhhh. ahhhhhh...........

Right now as usual in January, we have gone thru a somewhat warmer and sunnier spell here in pdx area. I always hope for this as December is soooo cold and wet. But then Feb will kick in with lots of precipitation, sometimes snow, and colder temps sometimes. It's hard to tell if there will be a freeze too deep in February, to plant early crops too.

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