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2011 has been the hottest year since 1864, when Switzerland first began to measure and record temperatures, said MeteoSwiss on Tuesday.

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Old 21.12.2011, 11:39
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2011 has been the hottest year since 1864, when Switzerland first began to measure and record temperatures, said MeteoSwiss on Tuesday.

Read the full article: 2011: Switzerland's hottest year on record
I guess people back then weren't pissing their pants because of global warming....all I can say, I'm loving it.
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Re: 2011: Switzerland's hottest year on record

I don't mind it, either but the summer was quite disappointing.
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6 fans and an air conditioner for my 100m2 apartment and August was survivable... barely.
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Re: 2011: Switzerland's hottest year on record

During a recent walk in Vaud, I noticed cherry trees blossoming
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Re: 2011: Switzerland's hottest year on record

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2011 has been the hottest year since 1864, when Switzerland first began to measure and record temperatures, said MeteoSwiss on Tuesday.
Don't you just love ambiguous lines like the one quoted. Can't be sure if 1864 was hotter or not because of the wording. I imagine that it wasn't.
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Old 21.12.2011, 14:48
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Re: 2011: Switzerland's hottest year on record

It may have been the hottest average however in 2006 summer Zurich recorded 6 weeks of 30C each day and we reached 42-43C

2011 was pretty mild in the summer compared to these temps so it is only the warmest because the autumn and start of the winter were warmer then normal.
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Re: 2011: Switzerland's hottest year on record

Must say I was disappointed with this article: I was expecting something else when I read the title....

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I don't mind it, either but the summer was quite disappointing.
April and May were good, but June to August were lousy. September was good again. Strange. And the meteo-chaps and the statisticians of course mix everything together and then make out average -values. In short, in real terms, this year was not particularily hot and rather mediocre.

Disclaimer: I am NOT with meteo-ch and did neither make up their figures nor forge their statistics ------------- had I made their statistics, 2011 would be 0,363% below average
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Re: 2011: Switzerland's hottest year on record

Moved here this year and was surprised with how warm it was. It was warm enough to go out jogging in December in shorts and a tee shirt. Bought my new skis in October, ready to ski when the high resorts opened in November. Didn't get to ski until yesterday. Then it snowed and dumped 20 cm here, now it's 8 degrees, raining and all the snow is washing away. To say I was wrong with what I thought about the weather here is an UNDERSTATEMENT. I was hoping for a White Christmas, now it looks I will just get a brown, wet one. Even at 1000 meters. Depressing.
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Re: 2011: Switzerland's hottest year on record

Just when there was no more hope - here comes the calvary!

After a long evening session with Martin Horat and a quick chat with Wollishofer, we decided to give Martin's ants a mild sedative to put them into a long winter's sleep.

As a result, the snow will come again this weekend and then the temperatures will drop.

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Moved here this year and was surprised with how warm it was. It was warm enough to go out jogging in December in shorts and a tee shirt. Bought my new skis in October, ready to ski when the high resorts opened in November. Didn't get to ski until yesterday. Then it snowed and dumped 20 cm here, now it's 8 degrees, raining and all the snow is washing away. To say I was wrong with what I thought about the weather here is an UNDERSTATEMENT. I was hoping for a White Christmas, now it looks I will just get a brown, wet one. Even at 1000 meters. Depressing.
April, May and September were excellent. I was swimming in the Zürichsee as late as 2nd October, a new record as the last one was 1st October in the early 1980ies. But in late November, it became cold while staying dry. I would never have started anything in shorts etc up from 1st December. I am very sorry, but what you will see is an average Christmas of all places below 800 meters above sealevel, and fairly common for places up to 1100m . If a winter gets cold, it anyway will be in January or up to March. I still remember late 1963 when it was very mild up to New Year, but then we in Zürich saw temperatures of between minus 27° and minus 21° and the lake freezing, resulting in a frozen lake, the almost historical Seegfrörni
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