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Postby Dave-M » Tue Jul 15, 2003 12:41 am

Just so you can all feel better about your weather--We set two records here in Phoenix today. High for this day of the year 116 degrees. The second record was for the highest low for any day of the year, ever, 93 degrees! That's right, when I got up at 4:30 this morning it was 93 degrees out! Do you feel nice and cool? Peace, Dave - half way to you know where
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Postby KenH » Tue Jul 15, 2003 1:46 am

Dave; I've got space in my storage shed where you can campRolled Eye . Our high, up here in the "high country" was your low. Our low was in the high 60s/low 70s. Plus yesterday and today we got some nice cooling showersEEK!
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Postby Gail Knapp » Tue Jul 15, 2003 8:11 am

How big is your storage shed Ken? It is hot and humid here now. hardly a breath outside to have. Gail
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Postby Dru Lee Parsec » Tue Jul 15, 2003 10:54 am

I don't feel so bad here in inland San Diego county. It was only in the low 90's yesterday. By the time I get home from work the outside temp is in the mid 80's but my workshop is still in the 90's. I have to open up all the windows and turn on a fan just to be able to stand inside my own shop. In another month I expect to see temps in the low 100's But 116! That's insane! On another note: I just got back from a week in Finland where the high was 72 degrees with about 90% humidity (then it started raining). It's surprising how hot and sticky 72 degrees can feel when there's a lot of humidity. But most of the time the temps hovered around the low 60's during the 23 hour day. And this is summer!?
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Postby John H » Tue Jul 15, 2003 4:47 pm

Dave, Sweet bride and I had intended to retire to Arizona last year after finishing our seemingly endless careers in Chicagoland and upstate New York. We had zeroed in on Green Valley, just a short drive south of Tucson. After hearing your tale of woe, I'm thinking perhaps we made the right decision to retire to the southeast after all. It has not been all that hot here in East Tennessee so far, but plenty humid and lots of rain. Now tell me, is it true what they say about not noticing the heat in Arizona because of the low humidity? I have to believe that at 116 deg. F. it must feel very hot indeed. John
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Postby Dave-M » Tue Jul 15, 2003 8:26 pm

They love to say "but it's a dry heat" here. So is a welder's torch, 115 is a hot heat :0) The worst part was that the low was 93. No relief even at night. It does feel worse when the humidity is high and it's in the 90s, when it's above 115 you can't tell any difference if it's 120 (it's made it to 122 since I've lived here). I guess I should close my eyes and play "Frosty the Smowman" on my dulcimer. Peace, Dave
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Postby poohbear85345 » Tue Jul 15, 2003 11:26 pm

Hey Dave it is not that hotEEK! just think of the wind chill factorLOL! LOL!
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Postby Dru Lee Parsec » Wed Jul 16, 2003 10:55 am

In my favorite book "Cryptonomicon" one of the characters flies to the Philipines for the first time. I'll always remember his comment about the heat there. "The temperature and the humidity were the same, 98. It seemed that the humidity in the air, and in the bay, were the same."
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Postby Gail Knapp » Wed Jul 16, 2003 11:09 am

So right you are Dru. Our daughter lives in the Philippines and the humidity is very high, tropical and the temps are too. Sarah says that when you walk under the shade of a tree you can feel the temp. drop a little. Gail
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Postby SteveD » Sat Jul 19, 2003 4:27 pm

It has been up in the high 90s (popping over the 100 mark a few time) and dropping down in the high 70s in the evening in the Salt Lake City area. No rain on it's way so far. If I follow the watering rules my lawn looks awful. Those who don't have fairly nice looking lawns. Wish some of the other areas of the country could donate some of thier rain clouds for awhile. I went through Bakerfield California around 3:00 A.M. many years ago on my way to L.A. to catch a plane (actually I missed my flight) and it was over a 100 degrees. I grew up in the San Joaquin valley of California and I remember it not cooling down much at night in the summer. But as I try and remind myself often, hot weather is just uncomfortable but freezing weather hurts. At least it isn't humid here.
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It's real hot

Postby Don » Sat Jul 19, 2003 5:55 pm

We are getting some grand old Oklahoma summer weather. Right now it's 99 degrees and raining, hard to get a breath of air or quit sweating, even in the A/C. Gotta love it.
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Postby poohbear85345 » Sat Jul 19, 2003 6:16 pm

rain! oh yeah that the wet stuff that comes out of the water hose riteLOL! LOL!
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