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Old 11-28-2009, 01:00 PM
 
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I thought we should start a thread where we keep track of the beautiful days.



Today is clear blue skies, very sunny, maybe too sunny if it wasn't 44°F.



(Google weather says it's currently a partly cloudy day, but there's not a cloud in the sky.)
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Old 11-28-2009, 01:36 PM
 
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Sure, why not. But clear 44 degree days are only of note in a place with cold, cloudy winters. I made the point a few days back that the rainy climate of Oregon forces me to notice and value a sunny day. In a place like Phoenix or LA, it is hardly a scarce resource of note. In fact a 44 degree day would probably cause widespread panic! LOL! I suppose another example of supply and demand.

What I would like to hear is what kind of cool stuff people squeeze in on the sunny days in winter in the Burgh. I think the gloomy climate talk suggests that people hunker down in their homes all winter and watch old reruns. Any cool fall/winter outings would be cool to share:?

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Old 11-28-2009, 01:45 PM
 
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Sure, why not. But clear 44 degree days are only of note in a place with cold, cloudy winters. I made the point a few days back that the rainy climate of Oregon forces me to notice and value a sunny day. In a place like Phoenix or LA, it is hardly a scarce resources of not. In fact a 44 degree day would probably cause widespread panic! LOL! I suppose another example of supply and demand.
Certainly beautiful is subjective, but this thread is focusing on sunshine days. (Anyone who wants to post about the cloudy days can start another thread.)

I just thought it would be interesting to compare reality with the weather reports since the statistics come from the weather reports.

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What I would like to hear is what kind of cool stuff people squeeze in on the sunny days in winter in the Burgh. I think the gloomy climate talk suggests that people hunker down in their homes all winter and watch old reruns. Any cool fall/winter outings would be cool to share:?
If I was feeling well, I'd take my dogs for a hike in the woods today.

I don't hunker down in the winter. I love to ski---cross country and downhill.
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Old 11-28-2009, 04:50 PM
 
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It was overcast in the morning, so wouldn't this count as another miserable, cloudy, dreary day in the record books?
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Old 11-28-2009, 05:19 PM
 
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If I was feeling well, I'd take my dogs for a hike in the woods today.

I don't hunker down in the winter. I love to ski---cross country and downhill.
Dogs, woods, hiking, and skiing sound perfect. Nice winter pastimes!
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Old 11-28-2009, 05:34 PM
 
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It was overcast in the morning, so wouldn't this count as another miserable, cloudy, dreary day in the record books?
No. You really have to look up the NWS definitions. I've posted them many times. Do a search.
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Old 11-28-2009, 05:39 PM
 
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Sure, why not. But clear 44 degree days are only of note in a place with cold, cloudy winters. I made the point a few days back that the rainy climate of Oregon forces me to notice and value a sunny day. In a place like Phoenix or LA, it is hardly a scarce resource of note. In fact a 44 degree day would probably cause widespread panic! LOL! I suppose another example of supply and demand.
It was 50 where I was. And sunny and 50 is great weather in late november/december for the majority of the country (Northeast/Midwest/rockies/pacific northwest). So i don't know why you would choose to downplay it.

When you are dealing with stubborn people that claim to never see a sunny day in the winter months here, it's nice to make them look foolish and point out that there are in fact quite a few sunny days in winter.
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Old 11-28-2009, 05:42 PM
 
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It was overcast in the morning, so wouldn't this count as another miserable, cloudy, dreary day in the record books?
Probably, which is why those NWS statistics are pretty useless.
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Old 11-28-2009, 05:48 PM
 
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Both Accuweather and WeatherUnderground are saying it's clear in Pgh.
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Old 11-28-2009, 05:49 PM
 
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I have a plan! After the New Year, let's take pictures every day for the entire year. That way nobody can claim we're lying!
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