How you can tell it’s fall in L.A., according to a guy from Vermont
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Hollywood Boulevard looks lush in autumn. If you’re in Vermont, that may be thanks to the weather: sunny days, warm nights and a crisp air that feels like a fine mist on your face when you step out in the sun.
“I love walking around with the air-conditioning,” said Andrew O’Keefe, who lives in Burlington and works as a teacher in the city.
To prove it, O’Keefe is teaching his students a lesson in meteorology. He said that in Vermont when it’s 60 degrees it’s not really fall until it’s 20 and sunny. “It’s weird for Vermont, but then again a lot of people get all excited about the weather in L.A. because of all the movies and television shows,” he said.
Here in L.A., however, there’s an entirely different story.
Fall isn’t what it used to be in Los Angeles, nor is it what it was a century ago. Though there’s still time for a few more months of fall in the city, it’s no longer a time of crisp weather and the color of red leaves.
The sun’s rays don’t feel the same. In fact, it looks like fall in L.A. is actually winter, or at least winter at its worst. And not just because a lot of the world’s warmest cities have a chill in the air these days. When you look at the temperature graph the whole of L.A. is on display:
The temperature graph from last night’s L.A. Dodgers-National League Championship Series game. The red line is the temperature at Dodger Stadium from 4:20 a.m. to 11:59 a.m.
This isn’t the first time L.A.’s fall weather has caught the attention of someone from the Green Mountain State: In the summer of 2004, Vermont’s