RL3AO wrote:Offtopic: Its quite remarkable when you look how far north some of these European cities are. Minneapolis is at the same latitude as Torino, Italy. London is at the same latitude as Calgary.
Another one of my favorites is the distance from NYC to LA is about the same as London to Baghdad.
It's funny you mention that. When I was first stationed in Germany, during our introduction to European climatology, they mentioned that our base (the same base I'm moving to this fall) lies about 9 miles north of the northern most point in the CONUS. The northernmost point of the CONUS (northern Minnesota) is 49°23'N. Our base is at 49°31'N.