Southern California Christmas

Shane Gilchrist O hEorpa shane.gilchrist.oheorpa at GMAIL.COM
Sat Dec 16 12:49:41 UTC 2006


i wont mind having a hot Christmas - its crazy here - its sooooo cold
here yet NO snow here :-(

lets hope we ll get the snow this year - it used to be common but with
climate change, its becoming something rare :-(


On 15/12/06, Valerie Sutton <sutton at> wrote:
> SignWriting List
> December 15, 2006
> Shane Gilchrist O hEorpa wrote:
> > my point is that we should encourage people to use that symbol a
> > bit more!
> > i know deafies will remember that symbol a lot more better
> > hows sunny California - its freezing here in Belfast...
> >
> Thanks for telling us your feelings on the Heel of Hand, Shane...I am
> glad we have choices for everyone...
> Regarding weather...well...I live in a different world than northern
> European countries...I know, since I lived in Denmark for years ;-)
> Belfast, if you look at a world map, is in line with northern Canada!
> That is cold country with snow in the winter!
> This is summertime in Brazil! So the world is different all around...
> San Diego, where I live, is in line with southern Spain, or northern
> Africa...our weather is closer to the Mediterranean countries in
> Europe...
> San Diego is only 20 minutes from Mexico...we are a city next to the
> ocean, but if you drive just one hour east, inland towards the
> mountains, over on the other side of the mountains is a dry hostile
> San Diego climate is called Coastal-Desert...meaning that
> we are a desert next to an ocean...
> In the Autumn, we have our hot dry winds from the desert...a weather
> condition called the Santa Ana Winds...that only happens in Southern
> California...we had 90 degree Farenheit weather some days in October
> and November this year because of the Santa Ana Winds (that is 32
> degrees celcius)...this past week it has been 70 farenheit (21
> celcius) during the day...The Spring time is our bad weather...we get
> fog from the ocean...but never snow...and very little rain...our
> biggest problem is wild fires because we are so dry...
> I hope you get warm soon, Shane! Snow is lovely this time of year for
> people who celebrate Christmas with Santa Claus!
> Val ;-)

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