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Old 08-16-2011, 07:29 PM
 
Location: São Paulo, Brazil
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It seems like the things are getting better for people from south(the ones who loves cold and snow, at least). At the same time, but on the other side of the world, we are expecting cold days once again here in South America. According to forecast, next weekend Brazil may face up one of most furious polar creepings within last 30 years. It may crossover Equator line, bringing cold even to Amazon..It's just the forecast, there's nothing entirely confirmed.
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Old 08-16-2011, 08:20 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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It seems like the things are getting better for people from south(the ones who loves cold and snow, at least). At the same time, but on the other side of the world, we are expecting cold days once again here in South America. According to forecast, next weekend Brazil may face up one of most furious polar creepings within last 30 years. It may crossover Equator line, bringing cold even to Amazon..It's just the forecast, there's nothing entirely confirmed.
Wasn't there record cold in the Amazon last year?
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Old 08-16-2011, 09:40 PM
 
Location: In transition
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It seems like the things are getting better for people from south(the ones who loves cold and snow, at least). At the same time, but on the other side of the world, we are expecting cold days once again here in South America. According to forecast, next weekend Brazil may face up one of most furious polar creepings within last 30 years. It may crossover Equator line, bringing cold even to Amazon..It's just the forecast, there's nothing entirely confirmed.
I'd like to see freezing temperatures and blizzard-like conditions in cities like Belem and Fortaleza
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Old 08-16-2011, 11:55 PM
 
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Hopefully this polar blast will convert the heat lovers/cold haters from Aussie land and New Zealand, namely ChesterNZ, ColdCanadian, and Desertstorm, into cold lovers. Seeing snow for the first time in their life must be a very magical experience, I can't imagine.
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Old 08-17-2011, 12:19 AM
 
Location: NW Victoria, Australia
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Hopefully this polar blast will convert the heat lovers/cold haters from Aussie land and New Zealand, namely ChesterNZ, ColdCanadian, and Desertstorm, into cold lovers. Seeing snow for the first time in their life must be a very magical experience, I can't imagine.
Have you ever thought of becoming a communist? They were good at converting people against their will. Oh, and no snow fell here in aussie land, in anything it got to 21C in Melbourne. lol

There have been snow flurries reported in AUkland with this event, at -36 latitude. I'm thinking if this polar front hit SE Australia instead, I reckon Hobart would've got Christchurch's snow, and there'd be definately snow around Melbourne's higher suburbs and hills, if not in the city.
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Old 08-17-2011, 01:15 AM
 
Location: Wellington and North of South
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Hopefully this polar blast will convert the heat lovers/cold haters from Aussie land and New Zealand, namely ChesterNZ, ColdCanadian, and Desertstorm, into cold lovers. Seeing snow for the first time in their life must be a very magical experience, I can't imagine.
The snow novelty wears off very quickly, in about a few hours. I'd rather be in Luxor for a few days, or even Death Valley, despite my optimum preference for warm rather than "hot".
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Old 08-17-2011, 02:23 AM
 
Location: Bangkok, Thailand
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The snow novelty wears off very quickly, in about a few hours.
I second that. How much did you get in your part of Wellington? I don't think it accumulated to more than a couple of inches in my driveway.

It was an absolutely horrible day here. Overcast skies and cold rain all day long. If you can imagine taking a cold shower in a freezer, it was pretty much like that.

Today was the third consecutive day with a high of 5 C. I guess this is what winter is like in places like the Pacific Northwest and much of Northern Europe.

The good news is that the forecast is looking much more optimistic now -- we should be back in the double digits by Friday and it should stay that way for the rest of the month.

Winter is going out with a bang this year! Only two more weeks until spring!
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Old 08-17-2011, 02:28 AM
 
Location: Bangkok, Thailand
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Hopefully this polar blast will convert the heat lovers/cold haters from Aussie land and New Zealand, namely ChesterNZ, ColdCanadian, and Desertstorm, into cold lovers. Seeing snow for the first time in their life must be a very magical experience, I can't imagine.
I've seen snow many times, it's just uncommon here (falling once every few years).

I wouldn't say I've been "converted" but my experience has confirmed my belief in a non-linear relationship between temperature and comfort when the temp is around freezing point. That is, I think snow at 0 C is much more comfortable than rain at 5 C. Hence, I think I would prefer to spend a winter in, say, Toronto than Vancouver.
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Old 08-17-2011, 02:37 AM
 
Location: Yorkshire, England
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It was an absolutely horrible day here. Overcast skies and cold rain all day long.
Today was the third consecutive day with a high of 5 C. I guess this is what winter is like in places like the Pacific Northwest and much of Northern Europe.
Yep, sounds very familar. I remember one year in March, 2005 I believe, where the weather pattern got stuck and it seemed to snow most nights for about three weeks, only it would get to 3-5C in the day and we'd just have cold rain make it into slush, which would then freeze overnight and get a fresh layer on top, etc, etc, and that same pattern with overcast skies and cold wind seemed to go on forever. Not nice, hence my preference that our winters were a couple of degrees colder so the snow we get wouldn't get trashed by the cold rain so much.
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Old 08-17-2011, 04:18 AM
 
Location: Wellington and North of South
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I second that. How much did you get in your part of Wellington? I don't think it accumulated to more than a couple of inches in my driveway.

It was an absolutely horrible day here. Overcast skies and cold rain all day long. If you can imagine taking a cold shower in a freezer, it was pretty much like that.

Today was the third consecutive day with a high of 5 C. I guess this is what winter is like in places like the Pacific Northwest and much of Northern Europe.

The good news is that the forecast is looking much more optimistic now -- we should be back in the double digits by Friday and it should stay that way for the rest of the month.

Winter is going out with a bang this year! Only two more weeks until spring!
About 1" (2.5cm) sat on the lawns for a few hours (we are about 80m ASL). Odd little clumps in sheltered spots hung on for a while on the following day. Today was pretty disgusting with the cold rain bursts. All this after a rainless first 10 days of the month.
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