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Old 18.08.2010, 00:47
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It's august for god's sake and I just turned the heating on!
How much avove sea-level is Froideville ???
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Old 18.08.2010, 00:55
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Heat.on.hate.Switzerland.it's.way.warmer.in.Minnes ota.WHAT.THE.HELL.
Far more Swiss have emigrated to Minnesota than Minnesotans to Switzerland ...

not to speak about the massive emigration of Swiss people to the USA
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Old 18.08.2010, 10:25
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Far more Swiss have emigrated to Minnesota than Minnesotans to Switzerland ...

not to speak about the massive emigration of Swiss people to the USA
That's because Minnesota is the bomb, I just decided to import some of its glory to Switzerland for some of the less fortunate Swiss for their viewing pleasure. Duh!
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Old 18.08.2010, 12:03
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How much avove sea-level is Froideville ???
About 800-850 m above sea-level. Might not be super-high up but it hasn't gotten it's name for nothing.
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Old 18.08.2010, 22:05
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About 800-850 m above sea-level. Might not be super-high up but it hasn't gotten it's name for nothing.
Alright, that explains it all ! 85% of the Swiss population live in areas below 850m above sea-level, and not without some clear reasons. The name actually was the reason why I jumped to that idea
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Old 09.10.2010, 17:44
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Re: Weather rant

For Zugians, the answer to the incessant cloud cover is less than an hour away http://fabooks.wordpress.com/

Great day!
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For Zugians, the answer to the incessant cloud cover is less than an hour away http://fabooks.wordpress.com/

Great day!
Oh! A link to your blog!

You haven't posted one of those since... er... well...
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Another grey (gray) day in Zug?

for fellow sufferers, this was my escape today (the address is my blog, to please don't go there if you don't like ex-pat blogs)

http://fabooks.wordpress.com/2010/10...-often-enough/
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The low lying areas around the big lakes are wonderful in Summer - but I just would go mad there in winter, as they are often under a thick fog more months on end. Up here in the Jura, at 1000m- it gets REALLY cold in winter, but it is a dry cold which I love- and when most are below fog, we are in brilliant sunshine. If you get the foggy blues, head up the mountains (from Lausanne/Geneva there are many routes straight up to the sunshine towards Cold du Marchairuz (above Nyon) or StCroix above Yverdon, etc, etc.

Last few days it has been hot and sunny up here, 24C this afternoon, with amazing autumn colours.
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Still plugging your blog?
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Old 09.10.2010, 20:22
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Weather has been absolutely brilliant this week in the Jura - warm (24C today) with the most stunning colours. My neighbours are going to Antibes tomorrow and are pretty cheesed off that the forecast is very poor for the French coast for next few days.
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Old 09.10.2010, 20:50
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Last few days it has been hot and sunny up here, 24C this afternoon, with amazing autumn colours.

I have flown today from London City and most of the journey has been in cloud - Then up to the Jura through the clouds and then SUN!!!
(And the added bonus of seeing 14 wild Chamois grazing - amazing - doesn't get any better)
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Old 10.10.2010, 01:37
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The low lying areas around the big lakes are wonderful in Summer - but I just would go mad there in winter, as they are often under a thick fog more months on end. Up here in the Jura, at 1000m- it gets REALLY cold in winter, but it is a dry cold which I love- and when most are below fog, we are in brilliant sunshine. If you get the foggy blues, head up the mountains (from Lausanne/Geneva there are many routes straight up to the sunshine towards Cold du Marchairuz (above Nyon) or StCroix above Yverdon, etc, etc.

Last few days it has been hot and sunny up here, 24C this afternoon, with amazing autumn colours.
Yes, agree - Zurich is already horrible now, just grey and foggy every day. Going to the mountains really helps - otherwise would get depressive here...
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Old 10.10.2010, 03:27
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It seems the forecast fooled is in Zurich: coudy rather than sunny. I hear it was sunny in Basel thought.

An urban night out in the bars was the remedy.
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Re: Weather rant

I actually think we have had it rather well this year in zurich. Sure the winter was cold and there was plenty of snow, but it has been a lot more of a consistent summer than last year. I have been pleasantly surprised by the fair weather of this October so far.
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Old 10.10.2010, 07:54
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Until today, we got quite a stunning September and October here in Basel. I guess we finally lost our luck today!
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Old 10.10.2010, 08:16
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Until today, we got quite a stunning September and October here in Basel. I guess we finally lost our luck today!
It appears we're supposed to see the sun sometime around lunch time today (a bit after actually) here in Basel.

Also, looking at a different site (for 10-day), it seems that although today and tomorrow are maybe going to be like that, for the following days it should be chilly but sunny. Not bad fall weather!
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Not bad fall weather!
At least! After a shitty summer!
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Old 10.10.2010, 11:38
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Also, looking at a different site (for 10-day), it seems that although today and tomorrow are maybe going to be like that, for the following days it should be chilly but sunny. Not bad fall weather!
Those sites don't forecast fog properly in winter - if you look at the official swiss forecast on meteoschweiz it says that it will stay foggy for the next 6 days and then start raining . However, in Basel you do have a better chance that the fog clears than in Zurich where it often stays like this for weeks. Most of Europe is sunny and nice today, so if you drive a few km into Germany or France you also will have sunshine....
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Re: Weather rant

It has probably already been mentioned, but if you get above ~1000 meters or so, you can get above the fog and into the sunshine.


We were on Rigi on Saturday and had to get out sunglasses.

If you stay in Zurich all of the time, you should be prepared to not see much sun in fall/winter.
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