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California news teams overreact to “cold” temperatures

Jan 14, 2013 By Abraham

Jimmy Kimmel compiles clips of how the news in California is dealing with recent arctic temperatures, some dipping all the way down into the upper 30’s…

(via Reddit)


  1. Frimmy says:

    North of Calgary Alberta, some of us are still wearing shorts and tee shirts at 32F. Not me, I’ll actually wear jeans and throw a hoodie on at that temp.

    We’re currently sitting at 16F and it’s warmed up considerably from -1-ish (which is the day I broke out the ear muffs). Saturday’s low is supposed to be 5F. It hasn’t even started to get cold here. (I converted the temps from Celsius for y’all.)

    I understand the shock if you’re accustomed to temps in the warm to hot range, though. I get that, but it’s not giving credit to your own colder states when you over react to that *degree*. See what I did there?

    1. Barb says:

      hehehe I see what you did there! An arctic blast sounds good about now, parts of Australia are sweltering in the high 40’s (C), can’t complain – Melbourne is to be 29 today and I’m off down to the surf coast for the day. Staying home on Thursday tho’ as it’s due to reach 39!

  2. Beth says:

    This just made my morning! How hilarious!

    My grandfather texted yesterday from southern California, and mentioned how cold it was, and jokingly wondered if where I live is warmer. Ha. It’s currently -9 degrees farenheit (that’s negative 9) here, and may hit 0 today if the Lord decides to have mercy on us.

  3. marie says:

    Ok, so I live in California BUT I live up north and I live in the mountains. When we were driving home from dinner the other night it was -8. LA is in its own world! It truly is la la land.

  4. Marci says:

    I’ve lived in Texas my entire life and I still found that a hilarious overreaction. I won’t pretend to know what real cold is like (i.e. Canada or anywhere near the great lakes) but those temperatures are not even cold for Texas!

  5. Clara says:

    “How LONG is this going to last?”

    Oh the humanity. Haha. This is hilarious. And it gives us poor schleps in the upper Midwest something to feel superior about. We’ll take what we can get in that department in January.

  6. Corban says:

    As someone who moved from Chicago to So Cal, I can confirm it’s absolutely ridiculous the way most folks around here complain (and bundle up excessively with mittens, ear muffs, and the like) when the temperature is anything below mid 60’s.

  7. Kay A. Ess says:

    This reminds me of a late fall trip to Disney World. It was 70 degrees out and my family was in shorts and t-shirts. The locals were in long pants, jackets and hats.

  8. B says:

    Sweatpants and earmuffs at soccer practice?! Oh no, alert the authorities! Say a prayer! Hold a vigil! What has the world come to?!?! Lololol
    I’m from Ohio, and our spring track season often meant having track meets while it’s snowing, since the season started in early March and our actual spring doesn’t really arrive until nearly May. Plus, you know, we get lake effect snow measured in feet. Californians have no idea what winter means!

  9. Lynne says:

    Umm .. here in Sydney (Australia) we’d be the same. We don’t own overcoats or central heating. Anything under 50F is ABSOLUTELY FREEZING

  10. Downstrike says:

    What can we expect from news media that think that Northern California is somewhere in Santa Barbara?

    The opposite corner of California got down to -20°F, Sunday morning.

  11. Dan says:

    I don’t think you understand, for us that’s cold, I live in the Bay Area and 30 degrees f is freezing. Even in the winter here it doesn’t get that cold. So for it to be in the 30’s during the day it’s strange. But they said it was a wind flow from alaska. Which wouldn’t be the first disturbing thing to come out of alaska.

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