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Old 12-03-2014, 06:12 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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I look the weather Channel website and now its about 15 C and rainning in Los Angeles, far from a pleasant weather today...
Rain is pleasant only when its combined with warm temperatures.
rain occurred at 70 F in many locations today, i dont find that warm rain, it isnt cold either, it has no thermal sensation to me, but for many other people rain at 70 F is warm, especially in December.
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Old 12-03-2014, 06:23 PM
 
Location: Toronto
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rain occurred at 70 F in many locations today, i dont find that warm rain, it isnt cold either, it has no thermal sensation to me, but for many other people rain at 70 F is warm, especially in December.
Rain at 70F is definitely warm rain for LA. Are sea temperatures still warm there?
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Old 12-03-2014, 06:46 PM
 
Location: Sydney, Australia
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The whole point of a Mediterranean climate is that it rains in winter but not in summer. Doesn't seem weird at all. Just a case of perspective about what's normal. I think it's weird to have Christmas in the middle of summer. Does that mean it's not normal?
I'm not talking about an average rain day with cloud cover and drizzle on/off where temps struggle to reach 16C. These conditions actually happen in Sydney every winter. And they're nothing out of the ordinary here.

I'm actually talking about a rainstorm - torrential rain, thunder, heavy winds and hail. This just seems to be a peculiar event for winter. After all, these conditions are mostly experienced in the warmer, wetter seasons of many climates in the world (oceanic, humid subtropical, tropical wet/dry and semi-aid).

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Old 12-03-2014, 06:49 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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I'm not talking about an average rain day with cloud cover, drizzle on/off, and with temps struggling to reach 16C. These conditions actually happen in Sydney every winter. And they're nothing out of the ordinary here.

I'm actually talking about a rainstorm - torrential rain, thunder, heavy winds and hail. This just seems to be a peculiar event for winter. After all, these conditions are mostly experienced in the warmer, wetter seasons of many climates in the world (oceanic, humid subtropical, tropical wet/dry and semi-aid).
It's not a peculiar event for CA. It happened every winter that I lived there.

"It never rains in California, but girl, don't they warn ya, It pours, man, it pours"
Albert Hammond - It Never Rains In Southern California
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Old 12-03-2014, 06:54 PM
 
Location: Edmonton, Canada
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I'm not talking about an average rain day with cloud cover, drizzle on/off, and with temps struggling to reach 16C. These conditions actually happen in Sydney every winter. And they're nothing out of the ordinary here.

I'm actually talking about a rainstorm - torrential rain, thunder, heavy winds and hail. This just seems to be a peculiar event for winter. After all, these conditions are mostly experienced in the warmer, wetter seasons of many climates in the world (oceanic, humid subtropical, tropical wet/dry and semi-aid).
I take it you've never been to Perth.
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Old 12-03-2014, 07:13 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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Rain at 70F is definitely warm rain for LA. Are sea temperatures still warm there?
Water Temps are around 66 F
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Old 12-03-2014, 07:39 PM
 
Location: Sydney, Australia
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I take it you've never been to Perth.
It's not about being in Mediterranean places or not. I acknowledge the fact that this happens in their winter.

But it's a personal perception really - Just like how people find Christmas in summer weird, I find torrential rainstorm and thunder in winter as strange and unorthodox.

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Old 12-03-2014, 07:55 PM
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Location: Western Massachusetts
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But it's a personal perception really - Just like how people find Christmas in summer weird, I find torrential rainstorm and thunder in winter as strange and unorthodox.
Thunder in California is unusual in the winter. Winter rain there is often heavy, but it's not normally torrential like a tropical downpour. San Francisco's heaviest rain from this storm was 0.7" in one hour.

Note that the sea surface temperatures in the direction the storm is from is rather warm mid 60s in places. These are near-summer conditions for the eastern US. Sea temperatures have been at or near record breaking highs. Dew points are near 60F in San Francisco.
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Old 12-03-2014, 08:00 PM
 
Location: Castlederp
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I tend to associate summer here as being dry and winter wet, so probably the same as most Europeans.

Although our rainfall is pretty evenly spread out, there is certainly a difference in feel between summer and winter/Autumn rain. In summer and spring it is easier to get extended dry periods and rain tends to be shorter and heavier on fewer days
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Old 12-03-2014, 08:06 PM
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Summer has an average amount of precipitation days here. Precipitation hours, however, are much less than the rest of the year.
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