Saturday, January 06, 2007

SNOW WOE

One of the things that I looked forward to eagerly in my US visit was snow! Having never even visited Abirami Snow World in Chennai, I wanted to make a snow-woman in Detroit and take a picture with her. Detroit is considered to be one of the coldest cities in the US, especially at this time of the year. And I have barely seen 0.25 inches of snow!

Weather News
Metro Detroit logged the fifth warmest December on record since the early 1870s, when the National Weather Service began compiling statistics. The average monthly temperature for Metro Detroit in December is 29.6 degrees. Here's a list of the warmest Decembers and the average temperatures:
1881: 40.6 degrees
1889: 39.2 degrees
1877: 38.1 degrees
1923: 37.7 degrees
2006: 37.4 degrees
Source: National Weather Service
Well, at least that answers the question: Is it hot in here or is it just me?

22 comments:

Serendipity said...

Fly back via Bangkok - Dreamworld has snow. Everything's in the tropics these days!

Vinesh said...

but i want weeeaal fnowww !!!

narayanan said...

idhellam oru winter'a :doh: ella temperature'um positive'a irukku. North India'laye idha vida cold'a irukkunu inniku news'la vandhuchu. idhu Detroit'ke avamanam le.

Karthik Srinivasan said...

guess u took loads of chennai heat along with u to Detroit.. :-D Chennai is still warmer anyday :P

Dalicia said...

don't worry it will come! just wait til end of january

Paavai said...

global warming sir ....

Rathi said...

Even i wanna see SNOW...can you bring some it INDIA;-)

Dude Hyderabadi said...

Ye. Just checked on the news too. Wierd that Delhi is almost 15 to 18 degrees cooler than most of the US is .. that too in the winter !! Are we seeing some kinda phenomenon here.. ? What do u think ?

Narayanan Venkitu said...

Looks like a wierd year. Yesterday I was driving to Sacramento ..and noticed a Lake/Swamp that was dry ...Last year ..it flooded the roads.!! Its usually rainy here in CA during the peak Winter..unusually this year..rains are less!! and its too cold...( I thought I was only me..since I returned from India..but everyone complains) Today I had ice on my Windshield.!!

Who knows..pretty soon..we'll see snow in Chennai.!!!

Vinesh said...

@narayanan: haha, naa adha convert paNNle.. it's in fahrenheit

@karthik srinivasan: chennai is warmer ille warmEST :-)

@anonymous: i hope so!

Vinesh said...

@paavai: why this year "-( when i'm here :-(

@rathi: summa iru, naane paakkale, idhule india-vukku vera parcel-a?

@anonymous: hey, the temperature was in fahrenheit!

Vinesh said...

@narayanan venkitu: adhu mattum (snow in chennai) nadandhaa, kali muththi pochu-nnu othukkren!

Vinesh said...

@Narayanan Venkitu: You might've just been the 30,000th visitor to Orange Juice :-)

narayanan said...

ofcourse i know its in farenheit. adhaan innum negative centigrade poliye. detroit'ku avamaanam'nu sonnen.

Malvika said...

it will snow soon. but if you want to see snow, you can even go to North India. especially Patnitop. its near Jammu. it snows there in the winter too, and its a truly beautiful and magical place.

Jeevan said...

Wish you to make an Ice-women, let me know how talent ur in sculpture:) enjoy the season vinesh. In people in Ooty are experiencing the snow now, but chennai people are permanently slave for Hot!

Vinesh said...

@narayanan: oh - naandhaan calculation pannliyo?

@malvika: i want to go to Jammu/Kashmir someday.. somehow, i have some fear attached to it..

@jeevan: i hope i can make one and send her picture across :-)

kausikram krishnasayee said...

after all mazha thanni ..freeya vidu ;)

prithz said...

Oh! bad luck! Hope u get to have some cool weather soon..

Making a snow man wud be sooo much fun!

Sandhya Ramachandran said...

Cha cha!!! Idhu enna Snow-aatha kaalam!!! :(

Vinesh said...

@kausikram: aanaalumm... vitta kora..

@prithz: snowed a litl bit yesday.. not enough to make even a snow lizard though..

@sandhya: aama :-(

Mythreyee said...

hehe... are those temps in celsius or farenheit? :D :D

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