[Coco] OT: Anyone got snow over there?
zmerch-coco at 30below.com
Sat Oct 14 00:51:08 EDT 2006
Rumor has it that jdaggett at gate.net may have mentioned these words:
>In the continental US, Key West. Otherwise Hawaii. Back in 1977, it did snow
>here in Tampa.
If the postscript can come first - *I was there.* OK, it was Jacksonville,
but I remember travelling there to visit my mom's sister &
brother-in-law that winter and after all of my father's tales of it
being warm in Florida in the winter (I was 8), I was surprised to see snow
on the ground. The citrus harvest was devastated that year, IIRC.
And yes, for an ol' Yooper like me, snow in October is by no means
unexpected. It's always said that: "If you're a yooper, you always plan
your childrens' Halloween costumes to fit either under or over a snow
suit." At least a third of the Halloweens during my childhood were under
40F; and saw snow. Yes, I was wearing a snow suit. ;-)
To be honest, during my adult lifetime, the "latest" I'd seen snow in my
region was 6 June, the "earliest" I've seen snow was 27 Aug. Frost is
*always* within the realm of possibility - I don't care what time of year
it is. I've always said if it snows on my birthday, I'm moving & never
Yea, it snowed today. It snowed a few days ago, too. You're point? ;-)
 That would be Uncle Ed. At that time, he designed & built a TTL
computer that converted binary to decimal & displayed it on an 8-cell
7-segment LED display; and to his amazement, his 8-year-old nephew learned
how to run it. He showed me the circuit layout, and I was mesmerized. My
first taste of binary; it's what got me interested in computers.
 Yooper == person raised (if not born) in the Upper Peninsula (UP) of
Michigan. A region of the US where Canadian money is not only commonplace,
but sometimes accepted "at par." If you're thinking golf right now, you've
got a bit of travelling to do. Speaking of golf, if you haven't golfed with
frost on the ground, you haven't golfed!!! ;-)
 The time period in question is mid July.
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