None of that wind-chill stuff

It’s weirdly warm in the Los Angeles area these days, prompting this outburst from an 18-year resident:

Members of the fan base in colder areas — this is freaking February, after all — sent their own, much chillier, screenshots in response.

Addendum: The coldest day ever recorded in this town was the 12th of February — in 1899, when the mercury hid in the bulb of the thermometer, unable to face 17 degrees below zero (-27°C).


  1. fillyjonk »

    13 February 2016 · 7:36 am

    It’s supposed to be in the 70s by the end of next week here. I’ve lived here 16 years and that still confuses me. It’s FEBRUARY. It’s supposed to be COLD. It’s supposed to SNOW.

    Also, they finally fixed the heat in the lab classrooms and left it stuck on “broil.” I nearly threw up after teaching one of my classes this week.

  2. CGHill »

    13 February 2016 · 10:10 am

    After reading the record book for the last century or so, I think the most notable aspect of the climate here is how much more variation there is in winter than in any other season. The record high for 2/12 is 84, meaning a 101-degree spread from high to low. The hottest day ever recorded in OKC was 8/3/2012, high 113, low 84; the record low for 8/3 is 59, meaning only a 54-degree spread.

  3. McGehee »

    14 February 2016 · 10:41 am

    Centuries of climate change in a matter of days. Welcome to the Great Plains, amirite?

  4. CGHill »

    14 February 2016 · 11:14 am

    Yep. We don’t trust any forecast for the next 72 hours, let alone the next 20 years.

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