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Nick Sandman
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Mmm... this seems to be pretty much how it works down in Tasmania, Australia as well... we sometimes just seem to skip over summer completely, minus a couple days here and there (always during the week, never on weekends).

At least you guys get awesome snow in the winter to compensate!

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Jam
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You mean the "awesome snow" that happens for three days in February and usually doesn't last until the afternoon? Or the "awesome snow" that we have to drive an hour and a half to Whistler & beyond to get? :p

The spread of temperature difference between summer and winter is about 20 degrees... with another ten on either side for summer spikes and winter freezing spells, but it's very level. I like it, mostly, but dammit I need my few weeks of sunshine to cope with eight solid months under the unicloud. 

I like wearing jeans all summer long, as long as I also need my sunglasses 8)

Nick Sandman
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Only an hour and half away?! Sweet, sign me up ;). Don't destroy my awesome mental images of Canadian snow, it's on my list of places I want to hurtle down a mountain at but will likely not be able to afford to do so for a long time :).

Tassie is such an odd place to live - most of Australia earns its global reputation of being stupidly hot, we get freezing rain and constant wind... someone remind me why I still live here again!

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sakuraruby
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If you want lots of snow go to the East Coast :) Thats where its at!  We get a good 2 months of snow. Although we've had our "water" spells a couple years ago where it was raining on Christmas (that never happens!) I actually starts snowing in November sometimes :)

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T-Dev
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Wow 20 degrees for me is cold.

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sakuraruby
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Celcius

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John H
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20 C is still only 68 F...

Valerie Kaplan
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Sign of the Apocalypse: the sun is Fonzing.

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Jam
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ayyyyyyyyy

(Probably my favourite grade-fivey thing to draw)

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Needsmoresleep
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Funnily enough its like that in Ireland too. It's like "OMFGTHERESSUNSHINEQUICKGETTOTHEBEACHBEFOREITRAINS!!!" And by the time you get there, the beach is swamped...with people...or those annoying sand flies...

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Queen-Of-Hearts
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Hah! I know! I walked past a beach in Co.Waterford once and it was jam packed even though it was an over cast day it was the best we'd had in weeks!

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Needsmoresleep
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Oh, even better, I was in Youghal for a day, it was sunny, but there was a slight shower at the same time, you know the kind people barely notice, and the three main beaches still had people on them, trying to ignore the rain.

But what do you expect, we get, what? 2 weeks of sunshine each summer? Of course we're going to go mental when its sunny.

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ladytesa
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Hah! This reminds me of living back in Minot, North Dakota. The minute it's above 30 degrees F we're out barbequing and washing our cars in shorts!

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hatman
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at least you can put clothes on when you are cold. 30 degrees C in the middle of winter can get quite annoying (queensland, Australia)

 

... maybe im just a cold weather person

Andrew Kunz
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I'd like to live in a place where Winter is a forecast and not a season.

And it's not the cloud's fault. The Jet Stream makes a right turn near Vancouver before causing it to rain heavily Calgary.

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slick kat
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I guess this is why the Twilight vampires live up in that area.

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Lookatme
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i live in california and people seem to go to the beach even in winter, and the farther south you go the less you see of any other season than summer. being from the border i quickly got tired of summer, it got over 40c at times and no one wanted to even go outside. here in Ventura county, the each is always packed with cars, hobos, hipsters, and hippies. it is only a one month period when the beaches are empty. we celebrate the freedom to go to the beach in any weather, sometimes including gloom.

long story short, we see more summer than anything else, even in winter.

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orangethriller
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Let's trade places, it has been non-stop level 11 sunshine ever since mid-may. I get sunburnt walking between classes and these huge embarassing rectangular sweat marks on my shoulders from my back pack.

hDart
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I'd trade places too. My house has been an oven since late April. We rarely get snow, and when we do, it's only half an inch to an inch and it is gone within the hour from winter-starved kids trying to build snowmen.

Also, the pile of babies <-- Made my day

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Junodog
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Not a whole lot different from summer in the West Elks*, actually. We have a bit more warm-time than you, but we do get a lot of clouds coming over for a visit. They never stay long, though. It's like they're determined to soak our town for like 10 minutes and then they get bored and wander off.

Makes you learn to prepare for anything, though. One year we had snow on the 4th of July.

 

*The West Elks are a mountain range in Colorado. We're south-southwest of Aspen, I believe.

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Foilboy
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My favourite is the guy in frame #9 who is dumping his kid out of a wheelbarrow into the park.  HA!  After a stretch of rain ends, that's exactly what I want to do with my kids - get the little darlings the F out of the house as fast as I can.  Next time, I'm using the wheelbarrow!

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Foilboy
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My favourite is the guy in frame #9 who is dumping his kid out of a wheelbarrow into the park.  HA!  After a stretch of rain ends, that's exactly what I want to do with my kids - get the little darlings the F out of the house as fast as I can.  Next time, I'm using the wheelbarrow!

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Mitchellfrom Aus
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Its the opposite here in perth, we get long, seriously hot summers and a short winter.

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I live in england.... Most of the time we get rain.... On the few days we get sun it's usually during work hours too. Back in school, during 6th form, we used to lie around in the park after escaping school grounds whenever we had free periods, even if we had a lesson immediately after.

But yeah mostly rain. Though thunderstorms make me sleepy.

 

Also dammit you made me feel slightly bad for mr raincloud! It sucks that he's a raincloud but its not his fault! He didn't choose to be one! Like Alarm clocks never chose to be the annoying little wake up callers. It's just nature.

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Fuseblower
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Hmm... I live in the UK as well. But I *like* clouds. I also don't like too much sunshine, thank you very much. But I can put up with the sunshine - as long as the atmosphere isn't damp. In fact when I think about it, the thing I dislike most about any form of weather is dampness. Both cold damp and hot damp are really unpleasant, as is everything inbetween. And living here, what do we get most of? You guessed it...

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Suilean Dubh
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Do you want to trade? I live in Baltimore and we're hitting the hundreds right now.

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saigan
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Seems like a typical British summer to me.. wet most of the time, when its sunny people rush out to the beach and by the time they arrive its raining again!

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matrixviking
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Oregon's the same way; we haven't *had* summer yet (unlike our poor brethren in the mid-West who are suffering in 98F degree weather for 100+ days), though I imagine during August it'll be quite warm.

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Tenchi555
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It could be the extreme sleep deprivation, but this comic is my favorite right now. I love that freaking cloud.

misseriin
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The past week has been unnaturally hot in London, ON.  It was 38, but felt like 48 here yesterday.  We'd love some of your rain over here

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