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Upstate NY temps

by Diana Forum moderator / February 1, 2009 5:02 AM PST

Cold is in your head ---

When the temperature is:

60 above zero:

Floridians turn on the heat.
People in Upstate New York plant gardens.

50 above zero:
Californians shiver uncontrollably.
People in Watertown sunbathe.

40 above zero:
Italian & English cars won't start.
People in Upstate New York drive with the windows down.

32 above zero:
Distilled water freezes.
The water in Saranac Lake gets thicker.

20 above zero:

Floridians don coats, thermal underwear, gloves, wool hats.
People in Upstate New York throw on a flannel shirt.

15 above zero:
New York landlords finally turn up the heat.
People in Lake Placid have the last cookout before it gets cold.


People in Miami all die.
People in Pulaski close the windows.

10 below zero:
Californians fly away to Mexico
People in Upstate New York get out their winter coats.
25 below zero:

Hollywood disintegrates.
The Girl Scouts in Upstate New York are selling cookies door to door.

40 below zero:
Washington DC runs out of hot air.
People in Carthage let the dogs sleep indoors.

100 below zero:
Santa Claus abandons the North Pole.
Folks in Potsdam get upset because they can't start the Mini-Van.

460 below zero (absolute zero on the Kelvin scale):

ALL atomic motion stops.
People in Upstate New York start saying..."Cold 'nuff fer ya?"

500 below zero:

Hell freezes over.
Upstate New York public schools will open 2 hours late


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(NT) :-) So my dad tells me. (Born in Syracuse)
by drpruner / February 1, 2009 7:01 AM PST
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Then your dad knows
by Diana Forum moderator / February 1, 2009 8:19 AM PST

Those north of here think people in Syracuse don't know anything about snow and cold. Wink


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I've seen pictures of upstate snowdrifts.
by drpruner / February 1, 2009 9:53 AM PST
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And once in a while someone gets blown off an overpass in Buffalo.

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Just perfect Diana. :-) Rob
by Ziks511 / February 1, 2009 4:14 PM PST
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Don't know if you know the folksong "Nobody but a logger Stirs his Coffee with his Thumb" but the content is similar. I think it must be of Canadian origin, but living in Toronto one gets an up-close-and-personal view of North West New York state, and it's gruesome.

Toronto has had a one day warm spell, which means all the shovelled sidewalks have now been exposed, but the snow plow levees on the side of the street run about 4 feet on the side streets. It's been as the locals say, "A real old fashioned winter" here. Thank heaven for {insert name of favourite Winter Clothier here}.


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Dang winter
by Willy / February 1, 2009 11:09 PM PST

Been to some cold spots in my lifetime and have "bad hands" to prove it. I never could find a good pr. of work gloves. I've been froze kissed too many times. Anyways, I always say you can't have a good conversation when the words fall to the ground. The benefit of fresh pair of soaks is wonderful. The comfort of holding a hot cup in your hands. Also, the pleasure of a hot shower/bath sometime. ha! -----Willy Happy

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