Oh my. I had to post this! Jimmy Kimmel did this great clip making fun of the way the folks in Los Angeles reacted to their fifty degree weather. You don’t have to be from Alaska to enjoy this!
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I live in Califorina and I totally agree with you Bristol.
As a former Californian, now living in Tennessee…which DOES have COLD WINTERS (granted NOT as cold as Alaska, probably year round), I think that is HILARIOUS!
I have been calling the last two days out here “California Winters” in TN, because we have been in the 50’s….The high out here today is gonna be 43!…CA people would be wearing parkas and multiple layers of underwear…LOL!!
Oh my goodness… its global warming!
I live in TN also. Yesterday it was 50 degrees out, and I had my windows rolled down driving down the highway. It felt soooo good!
Real funny Bristol, at least I don’t feel like such a wimp when it comes being cold when it’s in the 30’s or 20’s right now it’s a chilly 65 in the house!
I live in Pennsylvania, and all though I love my four seasons, my rheumatoid arthritis does not. I’m praying, Lord willing, to relocate to Wilmington NC. I admire Alaska’s beauty from post cards, and truly respect the tough Alaska spirit that braves its fierce winters. This video is hilarious! I’m not the wimp I thought I was!
When the Temps drops 15-20 degrees below the Normal for your Area, then it is Cold Weather to you.
Your Temps might seem like a “Heat Wave” to people who live in Montana or Alaska, but they are Cold Temps to people in your Area.
It depends on what temps you get used to.
LOL Here in New England it’s a high of 50 today and the kids were wearing short sleeves and shorts. Too funny!!!
HILARIOUS! One winter I tookmy daughter to visit family and friends in California. It was in the 60 to 70 degree range… of course, we were in sleeveless shirts and no jacket, coming from Fairbanks’ 20 to 30 below zero weather at that time. We walked into a restaurant and heard people actually make remarks out loud about how we must think its summer or something… and what really shocked me was the woman in a turtleneck and a thick wool sweater with a knitted scarf over that. AMAZING! How can they not suffocate dressed like that? I was not even to the “hot flashes” point in my life and yet would have sweated like the proverbial pig. I guess its not where you come from but what you are used to (I was born there but raised in Alaska). How funny! Really enjoyed this clip, thanks for sharing 🙂
As a resident of southern California I have to put up with the TV weatherpeople’s breathless, and often inaccurate hype too. I live in Temecula in SW Riverside County, CA, (about 60 miles SE of the LA metro area) and almost inevitably they will OVER-estimate our overnight temperatures in winter. I can say with certainty that if the LA stations say it’s “34 degrees out in Temecula”, it will be BELOW 30 degrees, usually around 25 degrees. Almost always. This is a consistent and (to me) irritating error on their part, making it seem to most southern Californians (or others worldwide) tuning in that it’s much warmer in Temecula (overnight) than it actually is. I can’t help thinking this is the localized effort to boost the LSM narrative of “global warming” when tallied at year’s end.
And if the weather starts to warm up — so does the hype. Again almost all the local LA news weather people will say it’s going to HEAT up tomorrow (hot, hot, HOT) all the way to 80 degrees! Gasp, 80 degrees is only a warming up, not HEATING up. But that’s what they say usually. It all has to do with the *delivery style* of the TV weather person, the choice of descriptive words they choose, facial expressions and emphasis that plants in the viewers mind…(Hot! — AGW is REAL!). This slanting emphasis in the local weather delivery is of course also used in the LSM’s reporting of the regular news, slanted to the left, liberal Dem talking points and narratives as usual. Hype hype hype from the liberal/LSM view.
I live in Michigan. I would LOVE one of those California weather reporters to come here during the winter. Say hello to 15 degree highs! They’d probably be shivering so hard they wouldn’t even be able to talk properly. Meanwhile I’d be outside in a hoodie asking them what their problem is.
Good post Bristol … funny clip.
Our house has NO central heating and NO air conditioning.
We are in Auckland NZ. I used to giggle in NZ winter (Jun-Jly-Aug) when Aucklanders would bundle up and say they were COLD. Well, if your house is 40F, you are very chilly. You get ‘climatized’ (is that a word?) wherever you live. I loved Chicago winters when we lived there – because we had gas forced air heat furnace. The house was warm.
Anyway, this clip reminded me of Auckland, but we’re not such wussies (ok maybe a little).
I confess mid winter, our 3 cats and 2 small dogs are on the bed with us as we cuddle and brave the 40F night temperatures.
Have I mentioned electric blankets are the key to surviving winter in Auckland?
cheers mates! 😉
im in the dc area its benn in the 60 to 45 degree mark for bout three days i’ve been rokin the shorts in a long sleeve tshirt yeah real real cold lol
You might not think 55 degrees is cold, but for us Californian’s, that is FREEZING. You can laugh at us all you want for reacting this way, but you know that come summertime you wish you lived in California. By the way I am from Northern California, not Southern.
I know; when we lived in Caribou, Maine and then moved to Washington, D. C., the people in the D. C. area freaked out if an inch on snow fell. Schools closed and everyone was in a tizzy.
Alaska is a really neat place.
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OH PUL- EEEEEEZ !!!!! Los Angeles Ca, U R SO EMBARRASSING ME!!!!! No, I am NOT praying for u wimps cryin’ u r ‘freeeeeeezing’ in 50+ degrees! Pass science in Jr High? I am from LA, UC in fact, living 23 years o’winters in Chicago/Milwaukee where u think we r ROTF laughin’ @ u ~ u got that right! Can u open ur car door? SWEET! Thick skin of ice on mine – frozen shut… need a small torch to thaw the lock TO GET THE KEY IN -clickers worthless. Still the frozen frame won’t release the door handle. Can u start ur car? SNAP! If my battery survives 30 tries & the engine turns over, I’m still goin NOOOOOwhere. Can you see ouchyer windshield, side windows no substitute -I have electric, but :p don’t go down ’til the ice inside the door melts. Don’t need a defroster, huh? Mine works great – in under 10 minutes runnin’ high, maybe the ice scraper will make a scratch instead of sliding off that thick, slick blanket of blur I’m staring at from my frigid driver’s seat. Still goin NOOOOOwhere. Can u shift into reverse? N-i-i-i-i-ce! Oh yeah, me too, & my tires spin great in snow! D’you carry a shovel in ur trunk to dig 12 inches of warm beach out from around ur car so the tires get some traction? Work up a sweat in those 50+ degrees doncha? HAHAHAHA! I sweat lots of toxins out under my insulated hooded coat, scarf, boots & gloves even in a windchill of -1 degrees, but its hard to shovel when u cant feel ur fingers…& now ur clothes got damp & their frozen too. Ever had the liquid in ur eyes start to solidify? What? Never hearda sucha thing? – course ya dunno ’bout that or tryin’ to bend ur head vertical when the ice sends ur body horizontal, hands up with 2 bags of groceries & eggs, cuz there’s a curb under that fluffy snow where ur skull is headed & who wants a concussion? Hope that car coming down the street misses the door still open on ur parked car, & sees ur legs stickin’ out on the road, but what if he hits that invisible black ice & spins out…. well, at least maybe u saved ur brain! Awwww, is that what happened to ya’ll? … took a ski-weekend in Tahoe & never saw that curb comin’ atcha? Or ’twas t’other end got smacked up-side the oncoming bumper? Nah, I don’t buy it. SHUT UP, I’m still talkin’… QUIT UR BELLYACHIN & get on ur knees in ur bubblin’ jacuzzi & soak ur head … we chillin here :), thankful to see the sun once-a-week! My bed warmer is still in store packaging in the closet & all winter my windows r half open 4 that crisp, fresh air! SHAME ON Y’ALL! U got SMOG 4 brains! U REPENT & PRAY 4 US! (Wimps…. sheesh, buncha quiverin’ jellyfish back home…)
Hey, CA ~ Just razzin’ my friends in CA. with the rambling comment earlier ..:D ~ I spent a winter there in 2010-11 when the rains flooded heavily (that was a wild story itself about the giant slugs floating out of the ground, so they can razz me back about that one, lol), but I knew my Midwest friends were dealing with far worse that winter. We’re always talking weather horror stories, so it just struck me soooo funny to watch the above weather reports… had to recap what one winter day was like for me recently to give them a pinch of perspective. So just for the record ~ CA, i will always <3 you, even if with ur teeth-chatter moaning that 55 degrees is freezing! And I'll take my ice here ~ just keep your slugs there, thank you very much!
Relativity, people…Really. Sure, by comparison to Coastal Alaska, or Upstate New York, our coastal California winters are mild, but we live here because we like the average temperate climate, and pay through the nose to stay here. Obviously there are places both much warmer, and much colder than here. Windier, too. I complain about 35mph gusts in the beach town where I live. Does that mean someone in, say, Wyoming can call me a pussy? No, sorry. It’s all relative to what you’re used to, so just enjoy where you are, or move.