Democrats control the weather!
November 21, 2000 7:37 AM   Subscribe

Democrats control the weather! Beware!
posted by tiaka (18 comments total)
No, I'm just kidding. But, it's a nice change of pace, here in Chicago, it's really cold, but no snow. It's a bit crappy with the sun all over the place. To me, it's extremes, either a good sun day, or snowy-cloud-filled sky that makes 3pm look like 8pm. Yours?
posted by tiaka at 7:40 AM on November 21, 2000

So we have politics and weather. Metafilter, all the news you need, and at a convenient time.
posted by alana at 8:06 AM on November 21, 2000

Go Chicago! The corporate Disney parade was frickin' FREEZING.

It honestly seems *warmer* when it's snowing. Is there any truth to this? My friends claim they heard some theory, but they can't remember where. I'm not so sure...
posted by gramcracker at 8:43 AM on November 21, 2000

Hmm, I'm not sure, but I can think that wind is slowed down by falling snow, thus reducing the chill factor.
posted by tiaka at 9:04 AM on November 21, 2000

Clearly this storm is a sign from God for Al Gore to concede the election.... ;-)
posted by gyc at 9:08 AM on November 21, 2000

That, or he's really, really mad at Hillary2000.
posted by tiaka at 9:11 AM on November 21, 2000

Or "He" is sticking it to Rick Lazio.
posted by ethmar at 9:21 AM on November 21, 2000

Or maybe he doesn't like the Bills.
posted by dhartung at 10:21 AM on November 21, 2000

That's what they get for benching Doug Flutie.
posted by gyc at 10:27 AM on November 21, 2000

Hmm, I don't know, do I feel weird calling god 'IT' Your take?
posted by tiaka at 10:29 AM on November 21, 2000

Why do we call God "He" and ships "She"? They're BOTH "its".

My take.
posted by ethmar at 11:23 AM on November 21, 2000

"It honestly seems *warmer* when it's snowing."

It's my understanding that in the winter it's warmer when it's overcast as opposed to when it's sunny, because the clouds serve to trap whatever little heat there is.

But I'm with Mary Schmich: This is way, way to early to start bitching about Chicago weather. We haven't seen anything yet. This city is going soft.
posted by luke at 11:54 AM on November 21, 2000

Luke: Agreed, it's only November and I have not even broken a nose hair yet. Winter is the most beautiful season, I was wishing I was one of you kids with your digital cameras last night as I was going home. It was snowing as I waited for my train on the EL platform, and the bright orange lights made everything look like an alien landscape. You see your breath in the air, and know just how alive you really are. I am way too cool to wear a hat, and insensitive enough to enjoy looking into a ice filled breeze. The temperature flows over you like a wave as the heat is stolen from your face, and the blood flows back in.
With that, I miss my garden terribly.
posted by thirteen at 12:21 PM on November 21, 2000

I am so glad it does not Snow where i live. Chilly, and lots of nice leaves to crunch thru on the sidewalks...but leaves won't keep 10,000 schoolkids from going home at night.

posted by th3ph17 at 1:42 PM on November 21, 2000

Wow, thirteen, you have the soul of a poet.
posted by dcehr at 2:04 PM on November 21, 2000

luke: right, the trapped warm air actually causes the snow to precipitate.

I like Chicago. I can't stand being hot all the time.
posted by dhartung at 2:34 PM on November 21, 2000

Um.. If chemistry class serves me correctly, actually, it's not as cold when it snows because the precipitation itself "traps" the coldness inside it as water turns to snow and hits the ground...

And vice versa for melting snow, it's slightly colder when the snow melts cuz it's absorbing heat energy around it.
posted by PWA_BadBoy at 3:03 PM on November 21, 2000

I just want snow. Big, white puffy snow that puts a blanket over everything, the tresses, the houses, everything.
posted by tiaka at 7:48 PM on November 21, 2000

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