December 05, 2015

Welcome to Oregon

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Ah, I've missed this. Oregon winter; gotta love it!

Not everyone can cope with the fact that we can go for weeks without ever seeing the sun. When I worked at Tektronix back in the 70's, sometimes we'd hire people from the East Coast who would leave after one winter, because the weather drove them crazy.

But, of course, I grew up with this so it doesn't bother me at all.

UPDATE: It's said around here that there are only two seasons in Oregon: Winter, and August.

Posted by: Steven Den Beste in Daily Life at 11:10 AM | Comments (8) | Add Comment
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1 Speaking of August in Oregon, an eclipse forecast site says that it's usually cloud-free, especially away from the coast.  Has that been your experience?

Posted by: Siergen at December 05, 2015 02:36 PM (De/yN)

2 Yeah. July and August are usually clear sky. (We don't like to admit it to outsiders, though.)

Posted by: Steven Den Beste at December 05, 2015 03:06 PM (+rSRq)

3 But not the rest of the year. There was a total eclipse here in the late 1970's, and unfortunately it was completely overcast that day. So all we saw was that it got real dark for a few minutes and then it got bright again.

Posted by: Steven Den Beste at December 05, 2015 03:11 PM (+rSRq)

4 Down where I am we joke the opposite, the two seasons are Summer and Christmas.  Though lately I've suggested that Christmas is no longer cold enough to count, and the seasons should be Summer and Double Super Summer.

Posted by: Aaron Nowack at December 05, 2015 03:14 PM (APFEn)

5 Arizona?

Posted by: Steven Den Beste at December 05, 2015 04:56 PM (+rSRq)

6 The Chicago area (which includes Duckford) generally has two seasons: Winter and Road Construction.

Posted by: Wonderduck at December 05, 2015 07:03 PM (zAcee)

7 Minnesota shares its two seasons with Duckford.   

North Dakota has Winter, and Thursday.


Posted by: Mikeski at December 05, 2015 11:40 PM (hAtXl)

8 Arizona?

Florida.  (My proposed state motto: "Who needs a sauna when you have Florida?")

Posted by: Aaron Nowack at December 06, 2015 09:51 AM (APFEn)

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