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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.

Zero:

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

Diana

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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

Diana

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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}.

Rob

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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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