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 lotustemple
Joined: 10/23/2011
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Weather has been absolutely perfect here in Hawaii for the last year and 1/2, a little on the rainy side but I like it that way. I'm trying not to feel guilty.
 NO_NO
Joined: 4/12/2008
Msg: 40
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Posted: 7/6/2012 1:39:57 PM
In my early teens I lived in the state of Rio, which would get as high as 45C°, I had no airconditioner, and humanity was really high as well. I remember sometimes taking three showers at night hours just to have any sleep. I had a fan, but that did nothing to cool of the air.

I manage to survive that, and since then I have yet to be in a situation that came close to such stage.

I'm in Florida right now, sometimes it gets to the low 100's, but I'm never in the sun for more than an hour, so it doesn't bother me at all.

Saying all that, I rather be in extreme cold than extreme hot weather places.
 TooShadows
Joined: 9/26/2008
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Posted: 7/6/2012 2:02:57 PM
The temp's here are in the mid-80's. That's not too bad even for Manitoba,but the humidity is high too. I spend most of my spare time cowering in my house,where my geo-thermal system keeps things cool.
 irishlab33
Joined: 1/16/2011
Msg: 42
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Posted: 7/7/2012 9:11:17 AM
Hey guys!

Don't worry about the people dying cause of the extreme heat!

It's just "really warm".

Aristotle Amadaololis:



FYI: A heat index of 101 is not extreme.

130F + is extreme, 101F is just really warm
 hoopsnhikes
Joined: 4/16/2010
Msg: 43
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Posted: 7/7/2012 9:30:51 AM

Hey guys!

Don't worry about the people dying cause of the extreme heat!

It's just "really warm".

When I first read that a few days ago, I was wondering, by what standards?

I had looked up the forecast for the OP's area (in Iowa) for that day, and it was apparently hot enough for the National Weather Service to skip the "just really warm" warnings and go straight to the "excessive heat" warnings. Though I'm sure they were probably "wrong" about it too.
 Earthpuppy
Joined: 2/9/2008
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Posted: 7/7/2012 11:13:17 AM
Still hitting over 100 everyday here in the South. We had a wild derecho event Thursday evening with sustained guts of 70 plus.

Meanwhile, back in my old stomping grounds in the midwest, roads are buckling. Watching this slowed me down and with eye on the vehicles ahead of me.
http://fox2now.com/2012/07/03/suv-flies-into-the-air-after-hitting-buckled-highway-pavement/
 Notricksters
Joined: 7/22/2011
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Posted: 7/7/2012 11:26:07 AM
Hoops- Hi, as of 1:16pm in my town it's only 99 deg. now w/heat index of 103 deg.. Humidity is on 35% so it's getting a bit better, however we haven't had rain in ages. Local sweet corn growers...no sweet corn this year. The corn & other farm crops are really suffering.. I have not seen 1 mosquito this summer, my Orioles are drinking the homemade hummingbird syrup, the Robins are eating the Orioles grape jam, had a squirrel eating the green leaf of my container flowers, found 2 dead birds so far, & birds & squirells are "sharing" the water I have set out. Things have changed. Oh...down to 89 deg. tomorrow. I won't believe it till I see it. But we all keep managing, don't we.
 KittenCatt
Joined: 6/11/2011
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Posted: 7/7/2012 2:04:00 PM
It's hot here near Sacramento, but totally normal for this time of year....Hell Heat fer sure. Thank goodness it's dry heat.
 want to travel
Joined: 7/29/2006
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Posted: 7/7/2012 2:20:26 PM
well its crazy hot and humid
38 c at 430 this morning, it was like walking out into a wall of steam!!!
 MsMicki
Joined: 10/2/2006
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Posted: 7/7/2012 11:49:12 PM
temps at their coolest tonight.......it is only 75 degrees at 3 am.....but 69% humidity!
Cool front moving through and highs in the mid 80's for the next 5 days........WOOT!

Now if we could just get some rain!!
Cities all around me have watering bans......luckily I'm in the country and have my own well, so I can water the garden and flowers. Most the state been under a fire ban for a few weeks.

Fireworks were cancelled all over the place which resulted in the small town I live near (pop. 2200) having 10,000 people showing up for the fireworks on the 4th!! What a frikken mess that was!!
 Peppermint_Petunias
Joined: 3/30/2012
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Posted: 7/8/2012 5:36:19 AM
107 index here the other day and VERY humid.
The car was dripping wet .

The sidewalks and driveway have fried earthworms all over them and August hasn't hit us yet..
The grass and weeds shoot up after 4 days..

We will have a hard summer here.

I do redneck insulation.I dont care what it looks like.
I keep it dark inside.
Wear cotton dresses.Cover with long loose sleeves ( white) when outside.
Inside wear very little..cotton.
Spray myself down cold water with peppermint oil on my body and scalp /feet

Only work out in the mornings in a cold classroom.
Walk the dog early and late except her 5 minute mid day tinkle
Cook in the mornings then eat once its cooled off.
Eat lots of frozen fruit.

I have to keep the ac on 85-86 for the dogs sake but Im OK with that.
At night I may turn it down a degree or two.
Two degrees can mean you sleep well or you don't.

Hats..I may even start walking with an umbrella/parasol.

Some have it a lot worse but its HOOOOOOOOT.

Your body gets used to it to a certain degree over the years.

The hottest I have ever been was in Atlanta..Less trees than this area.
 BrockLee74
Joined: 9/9/2011
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Posted: 7/8/2012 7:55:19 AM
Today is the first day it has been under 100 for a week now. Indiana is going through a drought as well. My lawn is fried. There have been little fires all over the place.
 usernonymous
Joined: 8/18/2011
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Posted: 7/8/2012 10:09:50 PM
I feel for my friends in KC, where it has been sweltering.

On the opposite side, I find it humorous that my Seattlites complaining that it hit 85 degrees (no humid) in our Emerald city.
 MsMicki
Joined: 10/2/2006
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Posted: 7/9/2012 6:02:32 AM
Windows and doors open last night and this morning for the first time in weeks!!
Nice to have some fresh air for a change!!

Only up to 89 today........pretty bad when 89 sounds good to ya!
 Irish Eyez
Joined: 12/30/2008
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Posted: 7/9/2012 9:47:51 AM
It was awful in Southern Ontario last week. Heat and humidity was up to 45 - 46 degrees.

So sorry to learn of the heat related deaths across the US.

This is the first time in just under a week that I didn't have the AC on. It's wonderful to have opened windows again and cooler, dryer air.
 Earthpuppy
Joined: 2/9/2008
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Posted: 7/9/2012 7:48:30 PM
Those of us who work outside and acclimate got to the place where mid 90s is springlike relief. Most of the worst if over once you hit that place where your body adjusts. It is the AC junkies who will have a difficult time adjusting to the future of our making. This is just the beginning of the next evolution.
 sabine_gypsy
Joined: 4/15/2011
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Posted: 7/10/2012 10:54:45 AM
well I can sooo relate to the heat....right now we are getting a break here in SW Louisiana cause of a few days of rain...thank you Jesus :)....but last week our heat index over 105* and hun I like my A.C. lol and hot flashes dont last as long as a heat wave......
 MsMicki
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Posted: 7/10/2012 9:09:30 PM

hot flashes dont last as long as a heat wave......

combine the two and there had better be some damn AC!!
 Ed Bear
Joined: 5/19/2007
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Posted: 7/11/2012 1:45:12 PM
People look at me funny when I say I moved to Vancouver (by he water) because it's the coldest major cit in Canada - in the summer!

Two days back, I threw a box of Kleenex at the idiot local CBC reporter on the telly, who followed a newscast full of people suffering and dying in extreme heat and heat-related storms with the local forecast for temperatures in the thirties (30C is 86F) and saying, "That's the way I love it! Bring it on!"

ED BEAR
 five-marie
Joined: 7/31/2011
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Posted: 7/11/2012 4:41:43 PM
I'm in Ontario, it was horrid last week. My poor son is a roofer, no idea how he could work in that.
I never use my air conditioner, a fan usually is enough. I had to go out last week on my day off and couldn't even get my make up on due to me sweating so badly.
It's beautiful here today.
 AlfredoDP
Joined: 5/31/2012
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Posted: 7/11/2012 4:48:44 PM
Well... In New York not only is hot, it's humid, my solution has been an hammock under a tree by a cooler (I wish).
I am lucky, large office no one around, windows and doors all open; work at night, try to nap during the day.
 Lacquered
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Posted: 7/11/2012 7:15:36 PM
Well I like the heat, it was 115 here today..... the water in the pool out back is a brisk 92 degrees and at night it is the most beautiful place to be. I drive with the top off the convertible all summer long just to soak up the sun and heat and warmth. Swim in the day too if you get a bit sweaty, come home from work and do the nes-tea plunge.... woohoo
 Notricksters
Joined: 7/22/2011
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Posted: 7/17/2012 12:58:14 PM
Ok - we are back in this extreme heat wave again :(. It's 99 deg. here today in E. central Iowa & a heat index of 100+ degrees - It is hot & humid out.... And this week is the week for our big fair, & usually we get rain or flooded out, so we are all hoping for rain! Wonder how extreme our winter will be?
 Irish Eyez
Joined: 12/30/2008
Msg: 62
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Posted: 7/17/2012 3:18:00 PM
Southern Ont., Canada, here and we are back to the heat and humidity again, too. 36.5 outside and with humidity, it's 45 degrees. This is the 3rd or fourth ( maybe more ) heat alert we've had this summer. Mind you, there's to be a cold front moving in tonight and that will bring a relief.

I am just grateful for my AC! Whew!

The ground and trees are crying for rain here. The land is very dry.
 FairlyAlright
Joined: 9/26/2011
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Posted: 7/17/2012 3:24:55 PM
I wear wool. Seriously.

SmartWool t-shirts are great in hot weather. Unfortunately you're going to lay out about $50 for each one.
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