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PostSubject: How's the Weather?   Tue Jan 05, 2016 11:15 am

It's a funny thing, but just because the long-standing Weather Channel's website asks for a location doesn't mean that it has to be your location.  Wink

For example, here's the weather in my neck of the woods: Canton, Texas, USA.

But that's not your neck of the woods, is it?  Some of you might find some of the following necks of the woods to be more pertinent:

Great Falls, Montana, USA, which is 24 Fahrenheit as of this typing.  I'm not impressed.  Great Falls was 60 below when the Air Force had me outside, working on that hunk-of-junk 03 Localizer in the December of '95.  Try harder, Great Falls!

But hey, at least it's not Fredericksburg, Virginia, right?  Who wants to live in that dump?  And it's only 1 degree warmer than Great Falls!  Really, Great Falls, you need to up your game!  :p

Wanna know where it's not so cold?  Sydney, New South Wales, Aussievania.  Their fifty-billion colorful varieties of venomous snakes get to bask in the sun at a balmy 68 Fahrenheit.  Lucky snakes.  Maybe the Australians need to kill more snakes so the rest of us can stop envying the scaly Mother Hubbards.

Also, it's 88 Fahrenheit in Bangkok, Thailand.  Does anyone have bus fare to Bangkok?  Let's go to Bangkok.  Very Happy

Quasi-randomness follows:

New York City, New York, USA (Because it just has to be on here somewhere, right?  Also home to the One World Trade Center, presently the tallest skyscraper in the Western Hemisphere.)

Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe  (The aptly named town located next to Victoria Falls, the tallest waterfall on Earth.)

Adamstown, Pitcairn Islands (Population: 50, and they're all descendants of the HMS Bounty's mutineers and whatever native Tahitians were unlucky enough to go with them.)

Principality of Sealand, United Kingdom  (formerly Roughs Tower, an offshore platform used as a British anti-aircraft gun station during World War II; it was purchased by one Paddy Roy Bates in 1967, and the Bates family has been trying -- and failing -- to get Sealand recognized as a sovereign micronation ever since.)

Chernobyl, Ukraine (Even though it's still a radioactive wasteland 30 years later, apparently someone's still monitoring the weather over there.)

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia  (Among other things, the notorious outlaw (and not-so-shabby armorsmith) Ned Kelly went down in a blaze of glory here.)

Vatican City  (The seat of the Roman Catholic Church and the smallest independent nation on Earth.)

Dubai, United Arab Emirates (Home to Burj Khalifa, which, at 163 floors and 2,722 feet, is presently the tallest skyscraper on Earth...at least until construction on the Jeddah Tower in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia is completed in 2019.)

Noril'sk, Siberia, Russia (The northernmost city on Earth.)

Barrow, Alaska, USA (Because if we can't have the northernmost city on Earth, we can at least have the northernmost city in the United States.  It's still cold as balls. Wink  )

Namche Bazaar, Nepal (The closest permanent settlement to Mount Everest.  As Namche Bazaar's airport no longer supports passenger flights, aspiring climbers must debark in Katmandu (Nepal's capital) and pass through Namche Bazaar on their way to Everest.  Though a mere sherpa village with a population around 1,600, Namche Bazaar is the most expensive place in Nepal due to its heavy tourism-based economy, with prices for goods and services easily thrice those of Katmandu.)

Pontianak, Indonesia (The only city on Earth which is dead-centered on the Equator; half of it is in the Northern Hemisphere, the other half isn't.)

Ushuaia, Tierra Del Fuego, Argentina (In case you got to wondering what the southernmost city on Earth is.  It also offers ferries to the scariest continent on Earth, in which we can find...)

Snow Hill Island, Antarctica, a little Antarctic island right next to the far more awesomely named Devil Island.

McMurdo Station, Antarctica.  (Believe it or not, there actually is a working ATM in Antarctica!  McMurdo Station has it.  Wells Fargo flies out there and maintains the ATM a few times each year.  I bet the ATM's service fees are a bitch.)


So how's the weather treating you lately?  And how's the weather at various other interesting places on Earth?  Smile
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