Big weather fluctuations in Pittsburgh

Dec 13, 2007

One of the strange aspects of practical life in Pittsburgh is that weather here can fluctuate much more and much faster than I am used to. Just last week, I posted pictures of snow, as there was indeed a proper snowfall with subzero Celsius temperatures.

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And yet the temperature since then has gone up by 20C. I kid you not. It's 15C or higher outside -- well not all the time, but at certain moments. We can walk outside without winter coats. Just last night we were standing on the street, drinking beer in T-shirts. This is something that I would expect to do, say, at a London pub somewhere in August or September, not on the US east coast in the middle of December :) especially considering that other states have severe winter weather at this time.