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« on: June 29, 2013, 12:12:45 PM »

That's waaaay too hot for me(it was too hot last week and it was only in the 20s here,LOL),hope you all stay safe though...54 C!!!,I think the record in England is 38 C icon_confused

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A dangerous heatwave is set to scorch the western United States, with record temperatures possible in parts of the country.

Baking sun will see California's notoriously hot Death Valley reach as high as 54C (129F), not far off the world-record high of 57C (134F) recorded there exactly a century ago.

A series of safety precautions are being put in place, with temporary cooling stations being set up for the homeless and elderly as airlines monitor the soaring temperatures to ensure it remains safe to fly.

In Las Vegas and Phoenix - where tigers at the city's zoo are being fed frozen fish snacks - the strong high-pressure system settling over the region is expected to see the mercury hit up to 48C (118F).

Temperatures are expected to be only slightly lower in Utah - marketed as having "the greatest snow on Earth" - parts of Wyoming and Idaho.

And cities in Washington state, which is better known for cool, rainy weather, should get into the mid-30s early next week.

In Albuquerque, New Mexico, the mercury hit 41C (105F) on Thursday afternoon, the hottest it has been in the state's most populous city in 19 years.

National Weather Service meteorologist Mark O'Malley said: "This is the hottest time of the year but the temperatures that we'll be looking at for Friday through Sunday, they'll be toward the top.

"We'll be at or above record levels in the Phoenix area and throughout a lot of the southwestern United States. It's going to be baking hot across much of the entire west."

Scientists say that the jet stream, the river of air that dictates weather patterns, has been more erratic in the past few years.

It is responsible for weather systems getting stuck, like the current heatwave. Scientists disagree on whether global warming is the cause of the jet stream's behaviour.
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« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2013, 04:16:20 PM »

But it's a dry heat!  icon_lol

I saw a Science News story a few issues ago that said some paleoclimatologist had found evidence of temperatures in the 160s F during the time of the dinosaurs, which is hotter than anybody thought the earth's atmosphere could get. Other scientists disputed whether that actually indicated the air temp. Still: It could be worse.
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« Reply #2 on: June 29, 2013, 04:18:26 PM »

It's about 120 in Phoenix I hear!
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« Reply #3 on: June 29, 2013, 04:59:40 PM »

It was 104 here (Salt Lake) yesterday.  As someone who hates even mildly warm weather, I feel like I'm in hell.
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« Reply #4 on: June 29, 2013, 06:18:55 PM »

106 today, 111 on tuesday.  No relief in sight in Sacramento
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« Reply #5 on: June 29, 2013, 06:24:34 PM »

it's a horrible 75 here.  Wednesday may hit 81.  I hate summer.
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« Reply #6 on: June 29, 2013, 06:40:08 PM »

Quote from: naednek on June 29, 2013, 06:18:55 PM

106 today, 111 on tuesday.  No relief in sight in Sacramento

Yikes, I didn't know Sacramento got that warm. Though a heat wave there would be mid 90s.

This is my first (and last) summer in FL, 90 with 70-80% humidity everyday. It makes being active outside very difficult. It's 80 by 8am and it doesn't even cool off much at night. The awesome storms make it all worth it though.
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« Reply #7 on: June 29, 2013, 07:32:28 PM »

Quote from: Lee on June 29, 2013, 06:40:08 PM

Quote from: naednek on June 29, 2013, 06:18:55 PM

106 today, 111 on tuesday.  No relief in sight in Sacramento

Yikes, I didn't know Sacramento got that warm. Though a heat wave there would be mid 90s.

This is my first (and last) summer in FL, 90 with 70-80% humidity everyday. It makes being active outside very difficult. It's 80 by 8am and it doesn't even cool off much at night. The awesome storms make it all worth it though.

We typically get the 100's a few times each year.  I've seen 115 here a few times.  I've also seen snow too.
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« Reply #8 on: June 29, 2013, 08:33:17 PM »

Quote from: Ironrod on June 29, 2013, 04:16:20 PM

But it's a dry heat!  icon_lol

But it's true!  The record high 100+ degree day we had here in Albuquerque a few days ago didn't feel that bad.  It just felt like 'a pretty hot day', like a day sneaking into the low 90s in Boston.
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« Reply #9 on: June 30, 2013, 01:56:17 AM »

After our recent mini heat wave, 70 degrees feels cold to me.
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« Reply #10 on: June 30, 2013, 10:05:51 AM »

Quote from: leo8877 on June 29, 2013, 04:18:26 PM

It's about 120 in Phoenix I hear!

Can you imagine all those poor suckah's in Sherrif Joes tent cities lol....
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« Reply #11 on: July 01, 2013, 05:21:01 PM »

Quote from: leo8877 on June 29, 2013, 04:18:26 PM

It's about 120 in Phoenix I hear!

It "officially" reached 119 on Saturday, setting a new area record for the date.
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« Reply #12 on: July 01, 2013, 05:48:05 PM »

it's supposed to get pretty warm up here today.  thankfully, it's down to 92.  but the humidity is at 66%.  going to be sticky driving home in the leather bucket seats.
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« Reply #13 on: July 01, 2013, 06:19:26 PM »

Yeah it's 78f here in North Eastern Ohio. It's supposed to stay that way all week too. For once it looks like we are getting nicer weather than everywhere else.
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« Reply #14 on: July 01, 2013, 06:22:52 PM »

96 today in "always cloudy and rainy Portland."    crybaby



It always amuses me to see people who choose to live in the desert complain about heat.  It's kind of like Portlanders who complain about the rain.   retard
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« Reply #15 on: July 01, 2013, 07:37:06 PM »

Quote from: Exodor on July 01, 2013, 06:22:52 PM

96 today in "always cloudy and rainy Portland."    crybaby



It always amuses me to see people who choose to live in the desert complain about heat.  It's kind of like Portlanders who complain about the rain.   retard

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« Reply #16 on: July 01, 2013, 09:24:30 PM »

My car, house, and work all have air conditioning so the heat doesn't really matter to me. If I worked construction or landscaping I might pay more attention to the weather.
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« Reply #17 on: July 01, 2013, 09:30:41 PM »

SoCal here. It's hot, but thankfully nowhere near as hot as other places. My exposure to the heat wave is the day getting warmer a lot earlier in the day and lasting longer.

Thankfully, we just got the house insulated, added weather stripping, and the AC fixed. Turns out this old house had no insulation when it was made.
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« Reply #18 on: July 02, 2013, 02:16:28 AM »

Quote from: Ironrod on June 29, 2013, 04:16:20 PM

But it's a dry heat!  icon_lol

If only. It's been uncomfortably (and unusually) humid along with the heat.
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« Reply #19 on: July 02, 2013, 04:00:08 AM »

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Quote from: Ironrod on June 29, 2013, 04:16:20 PM

But it's a dry heat!  icon_lol

If only. It's been uncomfortably (and unusually) humid along with the heat.

We aren't having extraordinary heat here but I can't remember a more humid summer. We had more than 10" of rain in June and July isn't starting out any better. The air is so wet that sometimes I honestly can't tell if it's raining or not. Ordinarily I like hazy-hot-humid weather, but this is way over the top.
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« Reply #20 on: July 02, 2013, 03:13:47 PM »

Quote from: Ironrod on July 02, 2013, 04:00:08 AM

Quote from: Biyobi on July 02, 2013, 02:16:28 AM

Quote from: Ironrod on June 29, 2013, 04:16:20 PM

But it's a dry heat!  icon_lol

If only. It's been uncomfortably (and unusually) humid along with the heat.

We aren't having extraordinary heat here but I can't remember a more humid summer. We had more than 10" of rain in June and July isn't starting out any better. The air is so wet that sometimes I honestly can't tell if it's raining or not. Ordinarily I like hazy-hot-humid weather, but this is way over the top.

After visits to Orlando, Costa Rica, and Baltimore this summer, in each case I welcomed the warm, dry air upon exiting the airport back in Phoenix.  But just as I wilt in high humidity, I'm sure those more accustomed to humid locales would feel like they were roasting chicken on a typical Phoenix summer day.
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« Reply #21 on: July 02, 2013, 05:06:48 PM »

Quote from: PeteRock on July 01, 2013, 07:37:06 PM

Quote from: Exodor on July 01, 2013, 06:22:52 PM

96 today in "always cloudy and rainy Portland."    crybaby



It always amuses me to see people who choose to live in the desert complain about heat.  It's kind of like Portlanders who complain about the rain.   retard

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No one living in the desert is complaining.  Those who don't live here are commenting about the heat.   retard

Haha - in this episode of heat, I'm going to disagree a bit, although I'm not really complaining all that much, I figure. I do pretty well when it gets to about 100 here in Las Vegas, but over 110 and all bets are off. It was nice having the fridge AND AC go out during a couple of record breaking days a couple weekends back. It's been challenging walking my brother's dogs in the morning/evening - and planning all that around the sun. It's crazy when it's over 100 by 9 am and after 11 PM for multiple days - at least for this time of year. The heat has cut into playing some disc golf or doing something outside because it's just stupid hot out there. Went out to a casino the other day and the car baked in the parking lot to 124 degrees. That's just not something you ever really get used to. That all said, it's not that hard to adjust to or deal with versus say it raining every day for a week or stupid humidity and that. I'll take this over hurricane or blizzard season - it's a great excuse to catch up on doing stupid stuff around the house.

I still find it crazy that we've had it hotter than some spots in Arizona where it's normally way hotter by comparison. Seems NV is getting the worst of it. Dang air is stagnant as heck and doesn't look like it's going to break until around the weekend. It'd be nice for things to get back to normal, because I'm going mental not being as active as I want to be. It's just too dang hot. Spent a ton of time out in the record heat on Saturday - it was a really bad decision.
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« Reply #22 on: July 02, 2013, 06:09:57 PM »

It got up to 107 yesterday here in Central Washington. Our late summer weather has definitely come early this year.
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« Reply #23 on: July 02, 2013, 06:16:02 PM »

we're supposed to have a high of 77 degrees for the 4th, which is a bit unusual.  of course with all the rain we've been getting people may be able to set off fireworks as the grass isn't dried out.
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« Reply #24 on: July 02, 2013, 10:44:14 PM »

Quote from: PeteRock on July 02, 2013, 03:13:47 PM

Quote from: Ironrod on July 02, 2013, 04:00:08 AM

Quote from: Biyobi on July 02, 2013, 02:16:28 AM

Quote from: Ironrod on June 29, 2013, 04:16:20 PM

But it's a dry heat!  icon_lol

If only. It's been uncomfortably (and unusually) humid along with the heat.

We aren't having extraordinary heat here but I can't remember a more humid summer. We had more than 10" of rain in June and July isn't starting out any better. The air is so wet that sometimes I honestly can't tell if it's raining or not. Ordinarily I like hazy-hot-humid weather, but this is way over the top.

After visits to Orlando, Costa Rica, and Baltimore this summer, in each case I welcomed the warm, dry air upon exiting the airport back in Phoenix.  But just as I wilt in high humidity, I'm sure those more accustomed to humid locales would feel like they were roasting chicken on a typical Phoenix summer day.

Ordinarily I can rely on my lawn going dormant by the beginning of July and staying nice and brown until September. This year it's still growing strong. Die, dammit.

I suppose I ought to be grateful for the mulch, but I'm sick of mowing. It's raining again right now.  mad
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« Reply #25 on: July 08, 2013, 10:09:33 AM »

we in the UK are having a bit of a mini heatwave*(after being told last week that the next 10 years of English Summers will be washouts)

The Wimbledon final yesterday was reported to have on court temperatures of 50C(122F),of course that's with everyone packed inside the Centre Court,real temperatures in England were around 29C(84F),if we have to have sunny weather,that is about the highest i would like it to go Tongue..when i went to Spain a few years back it was 32C in the morning and i was too hot,LOL





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« Reply #26 on: July 17, 2013, 02:41:49 PM »

How are you guys going?,i see its still Hot for most of the U.S.



Quote from: metallicorphan on July 08, 2013, 10:09:33 AM

when i went to Spain a few years back it was 32C in the morning and i was too hot,LOL

yeah,its now hitting 32C(89.6F)in the UK..and me being a fat git,doesn't help

we are also hearing reports that it could be like this all Summer..*sobs*
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« Reply #27 on: July 17, 2013, 03:05:09 PM »

it's hot.
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« Reply #28 on: July 17, 2013, 03:08:40 PM »

It's no longer as hot as it was a few weeks ago in AZ, but now we're dealing with high humidity due to monsoon season.  Usually our humidity is in single digits, but lately it has reached as high as 45%.  When combined with 100+ temperatures, it certainly feels a bit sticky.  And we get a heavy thunderstorm almost daily, making it pointless to wash your car until October.
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« Reply #29 on: July 17, 2013, 03:09:44 PM »

Quote from: PeteRock on July 17, 2013, 03:08:40 PM

Usually our humidity is in single digits, but lately it has reached as high as 45%. 

I'll trade you for our 66% humidity.
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« Reply #30 on: July 17, 2013, 03:31:37 PM »

Been over 30 degrees for 5 days running in the uk, last time it did this was 2006. While not really really hot we aren't set up for this sort of weather. My house is all set for cold weather with cavity wall insulation, double glazing etc but now it's like a furnace. Good sleep has been impossible for the last week and no sign of it letting up.

At present I am sitting by the patio doors and it's roasting out there and in here. Still makes for great weekends with the kids, we have a big family garden party here on Saturday, about 40 of us playing games, sport, barbecue etc.


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« Reply #31 on: July 17, 2013, 03:33:21 PM »

Took me a second to remember you backward gits use Celsius.  I was wondering what kind of wimp complains about 30 degrees being too hot.   Tongue
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Quote from: hepcat on July 17, 2013, 03:33:21 PM

Took me a second to remember you backward gits use Celsius.  I was wondering what kind of wimp complains about 30 degrees being too hot.   Tongue

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« Reply #33 on: July 17, 2013, 03:45:12 PM »

Quote from: CeeKay on July 17, 2013, 03:09:44 PM

Quote from: PeteRock on July 17, 2013, 03:08:40 PM

Usually our humidity is in single digits, but lately it has reached as high as 45%.  

I'll trade you for our 66% humidity.

I was near Tampa Bay in Clearwater, Florida last week as well as Crystal River where the humidity exceeded 80%.  You can have it.  It might break 50% here, but that's rare.  The rest of the time we top out around 9%.  Being at the beach and boating in the Gulf while in Florida certainly helped though.   icon_cool

Now please excuse me while I start packing for a 4-day trip to Rocky Point to escape the heat at the beach and at the pool bar.   icon_cool
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« Reply #35 on: July 17, 2013, 05:28:21 PM »

Can we change the title to Heatwave Eastern U.S.? Or Heatwave All of U.S.? Supposed to finally break on Sunday, just have to make it. My dogs are really bored inside.
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« Reply #36 on: July 17, 2013, 05:57:30 PM »

We picked a good week to be in the mountains. It's a good 10 degrees cooler here than in the flatlands...which is a good thing since nobody out here has AC.
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« Reply #37 on: July 17, 2013, 06:00:11 PM »

It's 94 degrees out today with a humidity of around 237 percent, I believe (or just made up, not sure).   Chicago is comprised almost entirely of heat reflecting cement and concrete and the last tree with shade was destroyed in the early 1800's, so this sucks.
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