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Old 07-18-06, 01:33 AM
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How hot is it

Its so hot burger king said if you want it your way make it yourself (sorry just had to do that)

Whats the hottest temp were your at and how do you keep cool.
 
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Got up to 99 Saturday, which is as hot as it's been for a few years - we haven't hit 100 in 11 years. I don't think it's all that hot and I have a picture taken this winter (by my wife from in the house) of me out clearing the driveway of snow up to my waist - anyone comes into the office and complains about the heat, I show them the picture and say you could be doing this instead.
 
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Old 07-18-06, 05:28 AM
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It's so hot that the squirrels are wearing flip flops to get across the parking lot.
 
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It's about 103 the past couple of days. To cool down....I just wait until 11pm when it gets down to a chilly 89.....brrr, I get cold just thinking about 89.
 
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It's been in the 100 degree mark here, humid the last day but it feels like it 200 degrees! Thank God for smart humans who created electricity and air condition!

Originally Posted by mitch17
...I have a picture taken this winter (by my wife from in the house) of me out clearing the driveway of snow up to my waist - anyone comes into the office and complains about the heat, I show them the picture and say you could be doing this instead.
Yeah...actually I find it quite amazing that you can look at a picture or watch tv or a movie that shows snow and you "feel" cooler. This past weekend I was watching Eight Below and I felt cooler. BTW: It's such a good movie especially for those who love dogs.

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It's so hot that the squirrels are wearing flip flops to get across the parking lot.
Awhhh...that's cute. Post a pic!
 
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Old 07-20-06, 12:46 AM
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supposed to be 109 here thursday.was 109 wednesday.beat the record high that was 106. I sweat alot to keep cool.
 
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Old 07-20-06, 04:10 AM
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94.5 according to the "hi" memory on my outdoor thermometer [but it's a wet heat]. Stay in the ac'd truck as much as posssible and go in the pool in the evening.
 
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109 today w/Flash flood warning, t-storms??? Crazy. Heat warning in affect today...per the news. Really???
 
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How hot is it

The hottest temperature I was in was 110F+ many times over two years near Edwards AFB (high desert) in So. Cal. - Not bad if you do not grab your steering wheel without protection.

The hottest I was - Williamsburg, Virginia. About 95F+ with 95% humidity on a fairway between tall pines. Could not get a breath even while running the cart in circles. Definently can be a hot place if you are not near the ocean.

Coldest - About -52 F in northern Minnesota, with colder weather in the low areas. Not as bad as you would think because it was the infamous "dry air" and no wind. - Walk slowly and you are OK since there is no wind. The car will start, but the transmission and rear end are a different proble.

It costs me as much now to cool my home than it costs to heat it in Minnesota.

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It's calmed down but with this tropical storm off the coast
It has been unbearable
I don't know if it'll work in this forum, but you can go to Weather Underground and get a "sticker" that gives the local conditions from your home town to post up
It's kinda cool as it will update the conditions as they change
I'll see if it works here

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Ha ha...works. but that sticker is too big
I'll find a smaller one
 
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coooool slick!

Wish at the moment I am where you are. I just went outside and it is unbearable. I took a nap and woke up sweating and wondered "what the heck?" Checked the A/C and it was still running but it was at 85. I was going to go to my parent's house to get cooled off but they say it's the same in their house. I called my bro on his way back from Vegas and told him to enjoy the A/C in the car as it is scorching hot outside and it's hot in the house.

Just ate a popsicle so I feel a little cooler now. My mom said to stick my feet in cold water. I thot that was funny.

I keep thinking about those homeless people...man...how do they survive? I wish I was a guy b/c then I'd go and give them a popsicle or ice cold water or something.
 
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Just ate a popsicle so I feel a little cooler now. My mom said to stick my feet in cold water. I thot that was funny.
why is that funny? if you are just hanging around and not actively doing anything, soaking in cold water (use ice in it, it stays cold longer) will cool your core temp. as your blood circulates, it is cooled by the water and in turn cools your entire body.

I keep thinking about those homeless people...man...how do they survive? I wish I was a guy b/c then I'd go and give them a popsicle or ice cold water or something.
I know this sounds mean but many of the homeless people choose to live the way they do. I work my a** off so I can afford my a/c. If they want to do the same, they can have the same things I have.

I do feel sorry for those that are truly without a choice but it is that many of them make the choice they have intentionally.
 
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I know this sounds mean but many of the homeless people choose to live the way they do. I work my a** off so I can afford my a/c. If they want to do the same, they can have the same things I have.

I do feel sorry for those that are truly without a choice but it is that many of them make the choice they have intentionally.
I understand what you mean but just my point of view is that a lot of people make mistakes too. It's kind of like (if you believe in God and Jesus dying on the cross for our sins...) we sinners didn't ever deserve someone dying for our sins but he did it anyway.

Sorry had to go religious on ya
 
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Old 07-22-06, 06:29 PM
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I understand what you mean but just my point of view is that a lot of people make mistakes too. It's kind of like (if you believe in God and Jesus dying on the cross for our sins...) we sinners didn't ever deserve someone dying for our sins but he did it anyway.

Sorry had to go religious on ya
That's OK and it is nice that you are concerned for the homeless and their welfare. Maybe I am a bit jaded since I watched that TV program about those folks that hold the signs. When offered work, something like 9 out of 10 never showed up for the offered work. The tenth guy upon questioning even said he was hoping Jon (Stossel) would simply give him some money rather than actually require work.



There are some regulars in my area of the world. My brother offered a free lunch to one of them holding a "will work for food" sign. The man simply told him "most people just give me a couple bucks" and declined my brothers offer of a meal. He didn't want to lose "his" corner to another panhandler.

Remember though that Benjamin Franklin (not the Bible) said:

"God helps those that help themselves."

As I posted before, I am not down on those who have made mistakes and are relegated to the lifestyle, I am against those that choose that lifestyle then beg for others to support them. There are a lot of those folks out there.

Let me edit that:

it is not "those that beg" but "those that prey upon the kindness and guilt of those that have worked for what they have"
 
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Originally Posted by Concretemasonry
hottest temperature 110F+ Edwards AFB (high desert) in So. Cal. -
The hottest I was - Williamsburg, Virginia. About 95F+ with 95% Coldest - About -52 F in northern Minnesota
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Three most miserable places I've ever been weatherwise: Yuma, AZ, for sheer temperatures; the Philippines, for heat index; and Bodo, Norway, for cold.
 
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Three most miserable places I've ever been weatherwise: Yuma, AZ, for sheer temperatures; the Philippines, for heat index; and Bodo, Norway, for cold.

I believe the most miserable weather I have been subjected to is right here (near the University of Notre Dame).

It has been around 104 as a high. Our humidity ( I believe) inspired the phrase those folks in Arizona use "but it's a dry heat" and have experienced in excess of -20. We have also had over 2 (up to 3 feet in some areas with drifts up to 25 feet high)feet of snow in less than 12 hours (closed several counties completely for 3 or more days, and I do mean completely. We had tracked military personell carriers on the road in the early stages of cleaning. People were helicoptered into grocery stores so they could sell whatever they had to those able to get to the stores. That was a blast)

I realize it does not compare to places like (my favorite) Mt Hood Oregon with an average snowfall of over 430 inches. That's nearly 36 feet. but it was a lot of snow for us.
 
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Its not so bad

Its always hot or cold if you can't control the temperature to what you want. There are record temperatures (-129 in Siberia, +141 in Saudi), but the survivors were never out in them. There is always a place that is worse than where you are now.

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There are record temperatures +141 in Saudi), Dick
But I am sure it is a dry heat Dick.
 
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How hot is it

Just as dry as it was about 200 miles north of the "flatlanders" (local joke) in Alpena about 10 or 12 years ago when it was 103F actual.

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Its in the 90s here and even my teeth are sweating.

We have AC but a trick I use at night when we are somewhere hot without AC is to soak my sleeping shorts and t-shirt in cold water, then put them on and lay down. I'll actually be cold for about an hour and if the bed gets soaked.......so much the better.
 
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