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Re: What's your weather currently?
« Reply #1250 on: July 02, 2018, 10:31:54 AM »

I donít see the problem with 95 degree weather. Thatís nice! I prefer it hotter but 95 isnít bad at all.

This is the problem with 95 degree weather, and it's a big one. You must not be from the Northeast.
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Re: What's your weather currently?
« Reply #1251 on: July 02, 2018, 11:37:47 AM »

I donít see the problem with 95 degree weather. Thatís nice! I prefer it hotter but 95 isnít bad at all.

This is the problem with 95 degree weather, and it's a big one. You must not be from the Northeast.

When your heat indices reach 110-120, it's a big problem lol
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Re: What's your weather currently?
« Reply #1252 on: July 02, 2018, 11:41:27 AM »

I remember reading somewhere that the coast of Miami has never reached 100. This doesn't mean that it doesn't get really hot, though; 95 and humid can be REALLY bad.
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Re: What's your weather currently?
« Reply #1253 on: July 02, 2018, 12:37:14 PM »

I donít see the problem with 95 degree weather. Thatís nice! I prefer it hotter but 95 isnít bad at all.

You might find 95 bad if your dew point is 80 or greater.  It makes for air thick enough to drink.  Air that should require gills instead of lungs to breathe.
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Re: What's your weather currently?
« Reply #1254 on: July 13, 2018, 03:28:47 PM »

Looks like monsoon season is coming.  Even so, I find it highly unusual that a large portion of the desert southwest is explicitly highlighted on this map for a "heavy rain" hazard.  Those don't appear on the 3-7 day hazard map terribly often in any particular part of the country.

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Re: What's your weather currently?
« Reply #1255 on: July 13, 2018, 06:13:42 PM »

It finally rained today!

It's been about a month.
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Re: What's your weather currently?
« Reply #1256 on: July 13, 2018, 06:23:44 PM »

It's been nearly 90 for a few days now. Heat is expected to stay in place for most of next week too, which is awful.

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Re: What's your weather currently?
« Reply #1257 on: July 13, 2018, 07:14:33 PM »

It's been nearly 90 for a few days now. Heat is expected to stay in place for most of next week too, which is awful.

I love people here in western Washington, for the most part. But, right on cue, every summer, it gets really hot, and we always complain. Here's an idea, folks: buy a portable AC unit! They are not that expensive, and they work for years. They are one of the best investments. And I always hear the same thing: "I moved here because I like rain and I don't like heat". Well, you picked the wrong city. Seattle is hot during the summer, and it does not rain much at all.

Oh, and let's all conveniently ignore that it's barely 90 most days, and it's a very dry heat. If you can't handle that, you need to go live in a hole. Or somewhere with AC!
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Re: What's your weather currently?
« Reply #1258 on: July 13, 2018, 08:48:12 PM »

The summers have been getting hotter, and most homes (even up through the 90s, like mine) were not built with air conditioning. The way the suburbs were built also contribute to major heat waves, especially since naturally cool streams have been paved over with hot asphalt and concrete.

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Re: What's your weather currently?
« Reply #1259 on: July 13, 2018, 09:48:52 PM »

The summers have been getting hotter, and most homes (even up through the 90s, like mine) were not built with air conditioning. The way the suburbs were built also contribute to major heat waves, especially since naturally cool streams have been paved over with hot asphalt and concrete.
Also doesn't help that so much of our land (at least in the US) is just grassland.  I go for a walk everyday at work and I was thinking (as I was frying in the heat) about how few trees there are in our office complex, even though there's a massive empty field in front of one of the buildings.  It's so unnecessary!
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Re: What's your weather currently?
« Reply #1260 on: July 13, 2018, 10:31:00 PM »

The summers have been getting hotter, and most homes (even up through the 90s, like mine) were not built with air conditioning. The way the suburbs were built also contribute to major heat waves, especially since naturally cool streams have been paved over with hot asphalt and concrete.

I thought creeks were required to remain untouched?

Either way, the summers aren't dramatically hotter than they used to be, and AC units have been around for a long time. I don't expect everybody to have central air throughout their house, but if people can't even be bothered to save up for an AC unit, they have no room to complain.
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Re: What's your weather currently?
« Reply #1261 on: July 14, 2018, 11:57:41 PM »

Some people can't handle air conditioning, some households have different temperature preferences (which is why my house in unequipped), and some housing associations forbid the use of outward-facing ACs for appearances.

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Re: What's your weather currently?
« Reply #1262 on: July 15, 2018, 02:12:39 AM »

Some people can't handle air conditioning, some households have different temperature preferences (which is why my house in unequipped), and some housing associations forbid the use of outward-facing ACs for appearances.

The primary objective with portable AC units is to keep them in the bedroom, so you can at least get through the night. I don't expect people to have six or seven of those bastards throughout the house. It would be cheaper to install central cooling at that point.

What do you mean that some people can't handle air conditioning? Like, they're so skinny they feel cold at anything less than 80?
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Re: What's your weather currently?
« Reply #1263 on: July 15, 2018, 09:47:59 PM »

It is so hot nowadays, that even my Dachshund needs to wear dog boots before going out for a walk. I love summer, but I also hate it.
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Re: What's your weather currently?
« Reply #1264 on: July 17, 2018, 04:33:34 PM »

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Photo of yesterday's sunset.  The sun disappeared behind the dust while it was above the horizon.  Visibility is lower today, suggesting it's heavier, but it's hard to tell in full daylight.
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Re: What's your weather currently?
« Reply #1265 on: July 17, 2018, 05:21:26 PM »

It was a beautiful day, around 80 degrees and low humidity.  I took a nice long walk around downtown Kalamazoo today.
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Re: What's your weather currently?
« Reply #1266 on: July 17, 2018, 07:38:50 PM »

Hot day today, still 87 degrees at 7:30 after a high of 93. No afternoon storms today, at least, unlike the last two days, and it looks like we may get to stay rain-free for a couple more days. (July is the wettest month in Atlanta on average already, and we've had about 50% more than usual this year.)
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Re: What's your weather currently?
« Reply #1267 on: July 17, 2018, 08:20:18 PM »

This summer has been unusual in that it has been very dry (no rain, and parched lawns) yet also very muggy (extremely high humidity to the point of being uncomfortable). Seems kind of like a paradox.
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Re: What's your weather currently?
« Reply #1268 on: July 17, 2018, 08:21:37 PM »

This summer has been unusual in that it has been very dry (no rain, and parched lawns) yet also very muggy (extremely high humidity to the point of being uncomfortable). Seems kind of like a paradox.

You missed today's thunderstorm.
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Re: What's your weather currently?
« Reply #1269 on: July 17, 2018, 08:24:26 PM »

This summer has been unusual in that it has been very dry (no rain, and parched lawns) yet also very muggy (extremely high humidity to the point of being uncomfortable). Seems kind of like a paradox.
You missed today's thunderstorm.

We didn't miss it... we're just calling it yesterday's thunderstorm.  :-D

It was the first rain in several weeks, and around here, that's long enough of a dry spell for any unshaded lawns to turn brown.
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Re: What's your weather currently?
« Reply #1270 on: July 17, 2018, 08:33:20 PM »

Sherwood just had 3 100 degree days this month, (101 on the 12th, and 15th, 100 on the 16th) and today is hopefully the last 90 degree day in a streak of 7 days.
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Re: What's your weather currently?
« Reply #1271 on: July 17, 2018, 08:52:23 PM »

Everywhere in the Northern Hemisphere: It's hot.

A few parts of Scandinavia are seeing new temperature records (over 90 degrees), while various other regions in Europe and North Africa are experiencing similar record-breaking temperatures.

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Re: What's your weather currently?
« Reply #1272 on: July 23, 2018, 02:12:49 AM »

"Cool" spell is over, back to 90+ for another week at least, possibly more. Unusual to have 2 back to back here.
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Re: What's your weather currently?
« Reply #1273 on: August 02, 2018, 04:32:02 PM »

Finally some relief, in the form of mid-60s temperatures and overcast skies.

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Re: What's your weather currently?
« Reply #1274 on: August 02, 2018, 08:52:40 PM »

It's our third straight day of heavy all-day rain. Parts of the metro area are seeing flooding, trees have come down, the whole works. At my location:

1.14 inches Tuesday
1.84 inches yesterday
1.18 inches today (so far)

Mercifully, we're set to dry out this weekend.
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