@f00l We [about 1/2-way between Buffalo and Rochester, NY] at 12 [F] today, had a new record low from our previous 17 [F] degree record. It averages around 45-55 [F] here usually this time of year.
Also, we have had a total of approx. 8-10" of fresh powder snow since 11/12/10 [another record], and finally, the sun will set at 16:50 [4:50 PM]- all of which reminded me why I hate upstate NY- especially in winter.
I think you’re right as where we are located, we get the lake effect snow from both Lake Erie, and Lake Ontario- at least until they freeze over.
Not near us [yet], but I think the part near the Erie, PA corridor got closed again.
The last time we drove to Florida for Christmas* was the year of the major ice storm. It was colder at my grandma’s in Lakeland than it was in Des Moines on Christmas Day.
*We have driven to Florida since then but only in the summer. We have also been back at Christmas (and other parts of the winter) but we flew. Dad swore he’d never drive to Florida at Christmas again and has kept that promise.
@msklzannie@RiotDemon Or in heavy rain [at least in Miami and south from there [the Keys]- which I credit to so many people driving on Baldini’s [nearly worn out tires], apparently because they never have to worry about snow or ice…
My great uncle finally got out of the citrus business a couple of decades ago when he got a hard freeze, the second in a few years, that would have required major replanting. He was old and his land was getting valuable, so he sold (Lakeland area, at Griffin and Kathleen).
There’s now a gas station where his house was and a Publix where the trees were.
@craigthom I know where that is! Just north of I-4. The gas station is a Circle K or a Marathon if memory serves. My Mom lived in the Christina neighborhood on the south side of Lakeland and my sister lived next to the Cleveland Heights golf course.
/giphy small world
@Limewater@Mehrocco_Mole Figured that and double “bogey”… (So many missed jokes with “boogy” tho.) But I don’t agree with the premise of “A Florida man…” and a Floridian mehtizen being interchangeable. While your golf game may be sub par (except for scoring) a mehtizen loves great discounts on sub par stuff. And a Floridian mehtizen gets to do it in shorts and flip flops in February.
Edit: not sure how accurate it is because we did get snow. I remember having to ski to school. Also, the last time I was back was in the summer. The sun never set. It went to the horizon and back. So I’m guessing they measure full sunlight?