I’m pretty lucky to live on Los Angeles right now. However, I can be honest and imagine that if I lived where this kid lives and had to shovel snow (which I have never had the pleasure of doing) I’d probably be begging for the snow to go away too.
Is it raining? Is it sunny? Are you going to need an umbrella? Maybe a snow plow?
These are all things that you want to know when you’re checking the weather. Unfortunately, sometimes the weather can be a little boring to read and confusing. Not anymore, thanks to DogeWeather.
Taking the popular internet meme, DogeWeather gets your location and lets you know what the weather conditions are at that moment. It’s animated to pop up different concerns you might have (wow, such rain). Unfortunately, DogeWeather can’t give you an extended weather forecast, but that doesn’t really matter because doge.
Mine is stuck in rain, because I live in Washington, but check out what happens when you type in your location.
via dogeweather / thanks kira!
While the US was experiencing the polar vortex, Russia was laughing at us because that’s just called Wednesday there. Check out what happens when you open a window in the Siberian cold (aka -36.4°F).
Who needs a fog machine? Perfect for all those untz untz dance nights.
Also, skip work, drink hot cocoa, and build a fire in the fireplace. Unless you live in the city and don’t have a fireplace. They frown upon that, for some reason called “carbon monoxide poisoning” or whatever.
A couple people caught an icy crash on I-25 in Colorado Springs. Remember, Colorado sees a lot of snow during the winter, so these driving conditions shouldn’t really be anything new; however, in any sort of weather conditions, if you’re going to drive like an a-hole, chances are bad things will happen.
The real excitement starts around the 1:30 mark, but I feel like watching the whole video is a good life lesson for those of you who are uncertain about how to drive in the snow. Mainly, the lesson being not to do anything you see in this video. I’ll recap it for you:
1. Don’t speed. Don’t go faster than the flow of traffic, because there’s probably a reason they’re all going that slow.
2. Don’t suddenly brake. Slowly push the brakes down if your in an automatic transmission. If you’re in a manual, downshift that baby. But whatever you do, DO NOT SLAM YOUR BRAKES.
3. Don’t slam your accelerator either. Slowly push on it, slowly accelerate, you’ll get where you need to get if you go nice and steady.
4. If your car can’t handle the snow, don’t leave your house. Bald tires? Fuggedaboutit. Defrost doesn’t work? Leave it parked. Alignment totally off? Yeah, stay home. (These are all problems with my car, by the way, which doesn’t ever see a snow day…ever)
That’s all the snow driving advice I have for you. I live in Seattle where we rarely see snow and even I know these things. Don’t let what happened above happen to you.
Ten dollars says you are a heartless creature if you do not enjoy sledding.
If you live where snow falls, please go out at least once and have some fun. Use an inner tube, trash can lid, etc. Whatever you have can be used to slide down a hill of snow! Make a winter tradition and bring friends!
SUCK IT, AL GORE, WITH YOUR “GLOBAL WARMING.”
Haha, just kidding. We all know it’s actually climate change that’s making this winter seem like the coldest and weirdest winter in a long time. 112 years for Egypt, to be more precise and mostly everyone seemed to enjoy the very first snow days that they’ve ever experienced by building snowmen, having snow balls fights, and experiencing the horseplay that one delves into with snow head first…literally.
Here are some delightful pictures:
Of course, just like here in the States, not everyone was excited about the winter blast that hit the Middle East. From Time:
The cold weather delayed an airlift of desperately needed food and aid from Iraq to displaced families in Syria for a second day, according to the United Nations food agency. In the Gaza strip, 500 people had to evacuate their homes as the region received its first snow in a decade.
Enjoy it while you can!
video via tastefullyoffensive / images via THE INTERNET