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Re: How are you spending the summer solstice?
« Reply #240 on: June 22, 2023, 02:01:15 pm »
Anyway, apparently in the meteorology community they call June, July and August "meteorological summer." In other words, they use a term that conforms to the way every normal person thinks of summer (just as the meteorologists and normal people think of fall as September, October and November, and so on)

That's what we do here too. I've never heard of summer starting on the 21 of June.

So I guess we are normal then  ;D

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Re: How are you spending the summer solstice?
« Reply #241 on: June 22, 2023, 02:44:51 pm »
Normal?  Hardly.  Y'all call June 24 "midsummer".   ::)

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Re: How are you spending the summer solstice?
« Reply #242 on: June 22, 2023, 03:27:07 pm »
Only if it falls on a Saturday.

Since 1953 midsommar is celebrated on the Friday nearest to the 23.

They moved it to not break up the work week.

The celebration is on Friday, the recovery is on Saturday ;D




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Re: How are you spending the summer solstice?
« Reply #243 on: June 22, 2023, 03:41:24 pm »
So I guess we are normal then  ;D

Well, I wouldn't go that far.  :laugh:



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Re: How are you spending the summer solstice?
« Reply #244 on: June 22, 2023, 03:49:43 pm »
I'm glad it's not just me.  :D

We had a local TV meteorologist, now retired, who used to talk about that. Add to it, and maybe it just confuses things, in these parts anyway, it can still be stinkin' hot in September. I remember one September when I was in junior high, I came home from school one afternoon essentially suffering from heat exhaustion (of course no air conditioning in a school). My mother had me sit in a bathtub full of tepid water till I cooled down.

Very smart of your mother to use tepid rather than cool or cold water. Not to bring in yet another puzzling matter of physics but I've read it's best to go with tepid. Maybe because if it's too cold your body warms up further in a misguided way of countering it?

And yes, I was about to say it starts getting hot at the beginning of June and cools down in September. Then I remembered that in New Orleans it starts getting hot at the beginning of May and doesn't cool down until October. And no doubt the opposite could be said for Minnesota winters. (Minneapolis and New Orleans are like symmetrical opposites.)

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(I don't find these dates hard to remember, but I'm a geek about such things.  ;D  )

I can't always remember the exact date of the equinoxes (20th? 21st? 23rd?). Not the solstices, though -- they're too important as the holidays Longerdays and Shorterdays.

On another topic, what's with the normal font?


 

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Re: How are you spending the summer solstice?
« Reply #245 on: June 22, 2023, 04:18:28 pm »
Well, I wouldn't go that far.  :laugh:


Ahem....... :(


Actually, I think we are the most normal country in the world!! ;D

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Re: How are you spending the summer solstice?
« Reply #246 on: June 22, 2023, 05:26:53 pm »
Actually, I think we are the most normal country in the world!! ;D




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Re: How are you spending the summer solstice?
« Reply #247 on: June 22, 2023, 07:10:44 pm »
And yes, I was about to say it starts getting hot at the beginning of June and cools down in September. Then I remembered that in New Orleans it starts getting hot at the beginning of May and doesn't cool down until October. And no doubt the opposite could be said for Minnesota winters. (Minneapolis and New Orleans are like symmetrical opposites.)

I thought in New Orleans it started getting hot in January and cooled down in December. ...
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Re: How are you spending the summer solstice?
« Reply #248 on: June 23, 2023, 10:36:02 am »
Actually, I think we are the most normal country in the world!! ;D

Maybe that's why it's boring. Nothing exciting about normalcy.  8)
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Re: How are you spending the summer solstice?
« Reply #249 on: June 23, 2023, 10:38:12 am »
As I just wrote elsewhere, tomorrow is Midsummer Day (or Sainte-Jean-Baptiste Day).

I can never remember whether we're supposed to light a bonfire tonight (the eve of the day) or tomorrow night.  :(
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