USA and Canada freezing cold, Australia hot hot hot!
By Rome Del
January 14, 2018 8:40am CST
I just read this and my jaw dropped: While parts of Australia have experienced 47.3 Celsius weather. Temperatures in the Big Apple reached a record low for the city. A bomb cyclone dumped snow as far south as Florida the Sunshine State and all across the east coast in the first weekend of this year. Cars were frozen in flood water in Massachusetts. Parts of the United States and Canada felt as cold as -67 Celsius on Friday night. Meanwhile Australia is dealing with the opposite problem. Sydney has experienced its hottest weather in almost 8 decades. There have even been reports that roads are melting.
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14 Jan 18
Yes @Juliaacv true indeed. However, I did not expect both North America and Australia to reach record temperatures all of the sudden. 47.3C Down Under. -67C in some parts of the United States and Canada. That's something worth mentioning, don't you think?
• United States
14 Jan 18
@Bullshark These are the coldest temps ever recorded (in F) in the 50 states
If the temperatures in parts of the country right now make you shiver, check out these historic lows!
14 Jan 18
Hi @PainsOnSlate! Today is not over yet, so don't jinx it. Haha... I just did some research on the coldest places in Canada. According to Reader's Digest, the coldest places in the 'Great White North" are: Val-d'Or, Vancouver, Yellowknife, Calgary, Toronto, Lakelse Lake and Ottawa. What's your take on this?
• Corsham, England
We are having a heatwave in the UK at the moment which makes a lovely change. We get so much rain normally. I'm going on vacation on Friday so I hope it holds out. I don't know if I could stand the intense heat of Australia all the time though as I'm very fair skinned and prolonged heat can make me feel ill.
Mercifully 47.3 is a rarity. Mostly our highest temps are in the mid to high 30s, occasionally the low 40s. The highest I have personally experienced was the day of the Black Saturday bush fires in 2009, when it hit 44C (that's around 111F.) Not something I want to experience again, for more than one reason.
@Bullshark Unfortunately bush fires are quite a regular happening here, so much so that summer is regularly referred to as "fire season" and brings regular warnings from the fire authorities. The town where I lived at the time had a major fire the week before Black Saturday.
hello welcome to mylot. i understand youre grief about youre cold weather. its also a bit cold here now in the philippines but we seldom have this refreshing air so im happy and enjoying it now. by march its back to super hot
14 Jan 18
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That's why I'd rather call it "climate change" instead of "global warming", because the US evidently didn't experience warmer weather this winter. Okay, the average global temperature might be warmer, but... Also, crazy weather isn't a new thing, there used to be something similar before the ice ages that occurred a long time ago. Winter here, in the north of Italy, has been warmer than usual, but we're expecting it to get colder. It's a huge disaster for agriculture and wildlife, humans may adapt, but plants and animals have a hard time.