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[-] bi_tux 43 points 2 months ago

for a moment there I didn't get it, since it can't possibly have 65° on a land that grows grass yet, then I realised you have never heared of Celcius

[-] [email protected] 25 points 2 months ago

I was thinking the exact same thing, Americans are funny with their goofy temperature scale.

[-] sqibkw 5 points 2 months ago* (last edited 2 months ago)

Ok hear me out. I've lived in the US and in Europe, and while Celsius makes sense for all sorts of things (cooking, car engines, PC temps...), I think Fahrenheit actually makes a surprising amount of sense for climate, indoor and outdoor.

While Celsius 0-100 is linked to the states of water, Fahrenheit is loosely a 0-100 on "how is this for a human to experience". 0°F is sorta the limit of "dang that's really cold" and 100°F is "dang that's really hot." And that's the whole reason we look at the weather report.

0-100°F also has more individual degrees than -18-38°C, and when a couple degrees can make a big difference for indoor comfort (or the heating bill), I appreciate more granularity.

[-] [email protected] 4 points 2 months ago

0-100°F also has more individual degrees than -18-38°C, and when a couple degrees can make a big difference for indoor comfort (or the heating bill), I appreciate more granularity.

Ah yes, because I've always found 16.5°C such a difficult concept. Decimal places are hard.

I concede the "human" scale could be handy to some, but I mean - the civilised world uses metres, not feet - why should it be any different with temperature?

[-] RageAgainstTheRich 4 points 2 months ago

Definitely made up by a bunch of drunk people.

[-] [email protected] 33 points 2 months ago

It was 80 here recently and everything is beginning to bloom.

I guess pretty soon March showers will bring April flowers? 🤷‍♀️

[-] [email protected] 9 points 2 months ago

Then what do April flowers bring?

[-] Tikiporch 31 points 2 months ago
[-] [email protected] 5 points 2 months ago

It uses to be pilgrims but this is close enough

[-] [email protected] 4 points 2 months ago

All of my spring flowers have started to come up twice with months in between then it gets cold again immediately and they die :(

[-] [email protected] 31 points 2 months ago

65°F = 18.3°C

thank me later

[-] TheBat 7 points 2 months ago
[-] RageAgainstTheRich 6 points 2 months ago

That is cold in the middle east or in south america etc. But its really damn warm for places like in sweden, norway or germany for this time of the year.

[-] [email protected] 3 points 2 months ago

Its about 10c warmer than the average midsummer here

[-] ADON15 2 points 2 months ago

its 4c rn where i am and thats warm for this time of year

[-] [email protected] 1 points 2 months ago

That really depends on other conditions, try 18°C under the direct sun and with no wind, it's quite not cold

[-] [email protected] 27 points 2 months ago

This is scary. It feels as if we tipped past something the climate scientists and everyone else didnt know about and are about to go on a wild ride.

[-] [email protected] 24 points 2 months ago

I'm in a southern Chicago suburb. Yesterday it was over 70 degrees, last night we had hail and tornadoes, then I wake up to snow flurries. There are trees and plants doing things they shouldn't for weeks and I suspect my spring allergies are already starting.

While part of me is embracing the "milder" days, it's also a bit unnerving.

[-] [email protected] 6 points 2 months ago

I stand outside and smoke and it feels like nothing more than the calm before the storm

[-] [email protected] 5 points 2 months ago

Not sure about the "didn't know" part, but a lot of people and companies didn't care for sure

[-] [email protected] 0 points 2 months ago* (last edited 2 months ago)

Truth on roids that is

Edit: it to is... 🤪

[-] SlopppyEngineer 20 points 2 months ago

4°C warmer in February than the preindustrial average where I live. 4 full degree. That's going to leave a mark. Of course people are saying it's nice it's not that cold. On that other hand, warmer means nothing but gloomy clouds and so much rain farmers can't work their fields that are now just rivers of mud.

[-] [email protected] 19 points 2 months ago

Celsius or Fahrenheit?

Meh, I'm not sure it actually matters. If it's not true yet, just wait a while.

[-] [email protected] 18 points 2 months ago
[-] psmgx 13 points 2 months ago

Can't wait till it's 90F in Feb.

[-] [email protected] 11 points 2 months ago

It was 90° a couple days ago in Texas.

[-] [email protected] 7 points 2 months ago

85 in Florida today

[-] [email protected] 4 points 2 months ago

Was 81 for me in the Midwest two days ago. The next day was 20 degrees

[-] RageAgainstTheRich 9 points 2 months ago

Even 8 years ago the trees didn't sprout until mid may... now they have already started. 🥺

[-] Betch 4 points 2 months ago

Yup, really hot day today, and right now at 2AM it is raining heavily with some hail in there, for added texture.

[-] jadedwench 6 points 2 months ago

Yeah, it was in the 70s on Tuesday. Today dropped into the 20s and now it is snowing.

[-] JustUseMint 1 points 2 months ago

Was like 80 in Texas

[-] LemmyIsFantastic 1 points 2 months ago

They just burn it for funsies.

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