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BS: How warm is it where you are?

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Subject: BS: How warm is it where you are?
From: Purple Foxx
Date: 24 Jul 06 - 11:57 AM

The external shade temperature is currently 29.5 Degrees C here on the banks of the Tyne.
That is about average for this time of year.
Made me wonder what other 'Catters are tolerating/enjoying/enduring?


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Subject: RE: BS: How warm is it where you are?
From: Alice
Date: 24 Jul 06 - 12:03 PM

Too hot. Record temperatures. Forest and grass fires.
See thread on "Inconvenient Truth". Wake up, people!


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Subject: RE: BS: How warm is it where you are?
From: Jack the Sailor
Date: 24 Jul 06 - 12:03 PM

mid to low thirties here in the Coastal Carolinas


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Subject: RE: BS: How warm is it where you are?
From: Paco Rabanne
Date: 24 Jul 06 - 12:06 PM

27degrees in sunny Hull.


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Subject: RE: BS: How warm is it where you are?
From: Ebbie
Date: 24 Jul 06 - 12:07 PM

Yesterday morning I was on the phone with my sister in McMinnville, Oregon, a Willamette Valley town about 50 miles from Portland, where the temperature at 9:00 was already 84 degrees and they expected a high of 100.

Makes me shiver with foreboding.

Yesterday's high in Juneau, Alaska, where I live, was in the low 60s. I don't think I'd survive 'down south' these days.


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Subject: RE: BS: How warm is it where you are?
From: Bill D
Date: 24 Jul 06 - 12:10 PM

Yesterday was the one decent day we in the Wash DC area have seen in 3 weeks...temp back up to 86°F today, and to be higher later this week.

Bill's Law of Averages is again proving accurate. We had a pleasant, cool and extended Spring....now we are paying for it.


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Subject: RE: BS: How warm is it where you are?
From: Alice
Date: 24 Jul 06 - 12:10 PM

Forgot to report our actual temperatures here in Montana. Daytime 90's and 100's. August is our hot month. Continuing this trend, it will be unbearable.


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Subject: RE: BS: How warm is it where you are?
From: GUEST
Date: 24 Jul 06 - 12:16 PM

In the high 70's/ low 80's here. Far too hot for this part of the world (north-east UK) .... particularly at night. I have to admit - it's years since I slept in the nude but its the only way to make the night bearable.


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Subject: RE: BS: How warm is it where you are?
From: Bill D
Date: 24 Jul 06 - 12:25 PM

My father remembered in Emporia, Kansas in the 1930s, sleeping in the front yard because they couldn't bear to be inside. Temp stayed above 95° even at night. (no decent electric fans then)...The ice man was VERY popular.


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Subject: RE: BS: How warm is it where you are?
From: Don Firth
Date: 24 Jul 06 - 12:43 PM

Seattle. Mid-nineties yesterday. Rather uncomfortably warm. With Puget Sound to the west and Lake Washington to the east, there's plenty of water around to keep the humidity up.

Predicted to be in the high-eighties today. Pretty comfortable right now (9:45 a.m., PDT). 76 degrees.

Don Firth


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Subject: RE: BS: How warm is it where you are?
From: Mooh
Date: 24 Jul 06 - 12:44 PM

Well, it was 20C at sun up over Georgian Bay, but by 8am it was 16C. Now that I'm home (2 hours south) it's 22C.

Peace, Mooh.


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Subject: RE: BS: How warm is it where you are?
From: JennyO
Date: 24 Jul 06 - 12:53 PM

Well here in Oz of course it's a different story, being winter. In the last month or so, temperatures have varied between 2 degrees C at night and about 18-19 on the warmer days. The last couple of weeks it has rained almost every day and the cloud cover means that temperatures don't vary much from day to night - 13-16 during the day and 7-10 minimum at night.

Right now it's 11 degrees C and raining buckets. You would think that this might help break the drought. Unfortunately though, the majority of the rain is falling near the coast, and not much in the catchment area. It's usually like that, and it makes me wish they would build a dam nearer to the coast, to take advantage of all this rain running down the gutters. I was thinking large tanks on top of some of the city buildings would be a good idea too.

Reading all these posts about the really hot weather reminds me what we will be in for in a few months. I find the weather we are having now easier to cope with than extreme heat! Much as I like the long days, warm balmy evenings and the jungle of veges in the garden, I don't look forward to day after day of temperatures in the 30's and 40's combined with high humidity, such as we have in Sydney in summer!


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Subject: RE: BS: How warm is it where you are?
From: Scoville
Date: 24 Jul 06 - 12:56 PM

Houston:

It's cool here today because its overcast--86 degrees and 66% humidity (dry by our standards). Normal is about 95. 105+ on the pavement. And we can hit 95% humidity.

Rain doesn't help here. It just makes the humidity worse.


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Subject: RE: BS: How warm is it where you are?
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 24 Jul 06 - 12:57 PM

Amos (in San Diego) needs to turn over and brown on the other side now. . .

Texas has cooled a bit, down to the mid-90s after a couple of scorcher weeks.


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Subject: RE: BS: How warm is it where you are?
From: Sorcha
Date: 24 Jul 06 - 12:58 PM

Highest it's been in SE Wyoming this year is 114 F/45 C!!!


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Subject: RE: BS: How warm is it where you are?
From: Cats
Date: 24 Jul 06 - 01:22 PM

Last week in Cornwall, it was hotter outside the tropical biome at Eden than it was inside!


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Subject: RE: BS: How warm is it where you are?
From: JohnInKansas
Date: 24 Jul 06 - 01:25 PM

Official highs all last week around 111 - 113 F (43.9 - 45 C), although only one day I believe was a new record for the date. Up to 117 F (47 C) nearby in a few places.

A weekend of "cool weather" with highs 95 - 98 F (35 - 36.7 C), but the forcast is for more warm stuff for this coming week.

I vaguely recall one year in the late 50s when Wichita was "over 100F" for more than 30 days in a row; but during that spell I don't recall anything over about 105 F (40.6 C).

An equal concern is that although we've had about normal total rainfall it's all come in a few big storms that ran off instead of soaking in. Soil moisture is thus low, and the crops are burning.

John


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Subject: RE: BS: How warm is it where you are?
From: harpmolly
Date: 24 Jul 06 - 01:26 PM

Don: Seattle has been blazing the last few days, hasn't it?

A great time for my shower to suddenly start backing up through the bathroom floor basement drain...

*pacing furiously and muttering under my breath as I wait for my flaky landlady to call & tell me when the plumber will be arriving...GRRRRR!*

Luckily the girls upstairs are very kind and are letting me use their shower. Mr. Rogers would be proud.

Molly
(thanking all the gods it's marginally cooler today...)


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Subject: RE: BS: How warm is it where you are?
From: Rapparee
Date: 24 Jul 06 - 01:42 PM

It's gotten to 106F here the day before yesterday; 98F yesterday, and it's supposed to hit 97F here today. The humidity stays at less than 25%, averaging around 12%.

("It's 112 degrees, but it's a dry heat, thank God!" "Dry heat my a..., it's 112 degrees!!!")


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Subject: RE: BS: How warm is it where you are?
From: Metchosin
Date: 24 Jul 06 - 02:12 PM

Its been 33C or 96F for the past couple of days here on southern Vancouver Island, but it is supposed to cool off over the next couple of days to more seasonable temperatures. That's welcomed, because although I don't mind the heat in the day, I hate hot nights. The bush here is really dry, but it usually is this time of year.....same as it ever was.

I can remember times in the 1950's and 60's when the forests were closed regularly to the public nd industry here every summer because of extreme fire hazard. Also hob nailed boots were banned in forested areas because of their danger of producing sparks when walking.

Galiano Island, one of the BC Gulf Islands, has declared a state of emergency because of a, so far, uncontrolled forest fire there. Both my daughters went to film school on Galiano and we got to know a lot of people on the island. Our hearts are going out to George and the rest of the staff and hoping too that the school itself is out of danger soon, courtesy of a lot of valiant people and a few Mars water bombers. Watching the Mars in action is absolutely awesome and its too bad more bombers only carried water.

It reached 40.7 or 104.7F in Cache Creek yesterday, but it is always way warmer in the southern interior of BC. There is a thunderstorm warning for most of the interior so that doesn't bode well re forest fires there either.

Just a regular summer week in BC weather-wise by and large.


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Subject: RE: BS: How warm is it where you are?
From: dianavan
Date: 24 Jul 06 - 02:20 PM

Its been in the mid-90's for about a week.

In Vancouver that means most everyone is at the beach. Others are taking refuge in the hockey rinks (especially if they have kids). Luckily, there is a strong NW wind that makes the heat bearable. The air pollution is gross.

I'm getting out of here and heading to my island paradise where I can be near the water.


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Subject: RE: BS: How warm is it where you are?
From: Tweed
Date: 24 Jul 06 - 02:23 PM

Low overcast sky here in West Palm Beach, with a few flurries mixed with freezing rain. A little unusual for this time of year.


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Subject: RE: BS: How warm is it where you are?
From: number 6
Date: 24 Jul 06 - 02:34 PM

relatively warm ... low 20's (celsius) ... but rainy .... rain and rain ... the never ending rain.

sIx


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Subject: RE: BS: How warm is it where you are?
From: open mike
Date: 24 Jul 06 - 02:50 PM

my computer says it is 97 in the valley below here..a couple degrees cooler in the hills here. yesterday i think it went up to 107 and last night it stayed 100 until midnight when it finally dropped to the low of 72 overnight..107 is the expected high again today...yawn. it is getting tiresome..people's chickens are dying from the heat and power outages are happening cuz so many people are turning on electric fans, a/c, etc.

i have no air conditioner in my house but i do have a fan and i do have a/c in my car...and i do have a pond and creeks in which to dip.


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Subject: RE: BS: How warm is it where you are?
From: open mike
Date: 24 Jul 06 - 02:51 PM

W-A-R-M is not the word for it
it is H-O-T , H-O-T, H-O-T


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Subject: RE: BS: How warm is it where you are?
From: Don Firth
Date: 24 Jul 06 - 03:16 PM

My sympathies, Molly. I really hate it anytime the plumbing goes ka-fooze!

I just heard that yesterday it was 115o F. in Pasco, Washington, over in the Tri-Cities area (Hanford is just up the pike a ways). I usta woik in that town!!

I remember it getting up to 105o F. regularly during the middle and late summer. There was air conditioning everywhere and they would crank it way up. I'd leave the radio station, where the temperature was around 60o, after my morning shift and walk out into 105o weather. Then I'd drop into a nearby restaurant for lunch where the inside temperature would by about 60o. Then back out into the oven, and drive to the nearby Safeway to pick up something to stock the refrigerator in my apartment. In the Safeway, 60o. Then back outside.

A few little shifts like this and you could start feeling a bit dizzy.

Sure glad I'm not over there now!

Years ago I had a friend, Fred Melberg, who was in forestry when I knew him, but he'd worked in various capacities as a naturalist. For some strange reason, he had occasion to be up in far north Alaska during the winter. He and the party he was with got caught in the middle of nowhere when a storm blew up, and there was no shelter around. So, quick like a bunny, they started packing up snow and built an igloo. Kind of a sloppy one, but it offered them shelter from the ravages of the storm. Inside the igloo, the temperature was about 35o F. It measured around -50o outside. Fred had occasion to crawl outside to get something, and as he slithered through the narrow tunnel they had cobbled together, it occurred to him that, between his feet and his head, there was a temperature difference of about 85 degrees.

When he was living in Seattle, he had an interesting pet. A fully-armed skunk. But that's a whole nother story.

Don Firth


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Subject: RE: BS: How warm is it where you are?
From: skarpi
Date: 24 Jul 06 - 03:27 PM

Well if you need to cool down ,,, visit us here we havent got the summer
yet .....????'



All the best Skarpi Iceland.


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Subject: RE: BS: How warm is it where you are?
From: fat B****rd
Date: 24 Jul 06 - 03:30 PM

Newton Aycliffe (sort of in the north east UK) Hello Guest.
Bloody sweaty at work. Nice later evening in the garden. Looking forward to rain.
Lord, I'm getting to be a wingebag !!!!!


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Subject: RE: BS: How warm is it where you are?
From: Little Robyn
Date: 24 Jul 06 - 03:43 PM

We had a 4 degree frost here overnight and the current temp is 0C!!!
I'd better go and chip out my car so I can get to work.
Roll on summer............
Robyn


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Subject: RE: BS: How warm is it where you are?
From: kendall
Date: 24 Jul 06 - 04:42 PM

It hasn't hit 100 yet but we still have had record breaking heat.

It's hotter than young love in haying time.


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Subject: RE: BS: How warm is it where you are?
From: Slag
Date: 24 Jul 06 - 04:52 PM

Warm is a week or two in February. Spring is always a mixed bag of changability often ending in snow or hail in the first week of June then it turns hot. It's been running from 105 to 110 F, for highs around Lake Co. CA, not really unusual for us but every year people act like it's never been that hot before. When I was about seven or eight I remember a two or three day period in So. Cal when it stayed around 117, 118 F. Too bad no one had thought of global warming back then. We could have blamed it on that instead of "nature".


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Subject: RE: BS: How warm is it where you are?
From: David C. Carter
Date: 24 Jul 06 - 05:04 PM

Here in Paris it has been around 33-38,for about 6weeks now.
This is made worse by the high level of pollution.
Two years back 15,000 people died of heat related problems throughout France.A lot of Blah Blah was spouted at the time,and a lot of embarassed faces were seen pontificating on TV.
It's true that so far, there has been an enormous reduction in casualties,but this is due to the awareness of people on the ground,lots of publicity on TV, and the media in general.
The gvt havent been exactly visible so far.No change there then!


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Subject: RE: BS: How warm is it where you are?
From: Dave Swan
Date: 24 Jul 06 - 05:30 PM

Hotter than a half romanced fox in a forest fire.


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Subject: RE: BS: How warm is it where you are?
From: Kaleea
Date: 24 Jul 06 - 05:34 PM

I was up in Palm Springs a couple of days ago & it was 120. That's about 40-50* more than I care for. Now in San Diego my thermometer says 91* with 65% humidity & I'm not thrilled.
Amos-did you turn over yet?


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Subject: RE: BS: How warm is it where you are?
From: open mike
Date: 24 Jul 06 - 05:37 PM

slag, you are in lake county?
i am in butte county...
just a couple of counties away,..

the valley heats up when chico is 115, redding
gets 120...the heat rises as if it was in a chimney..

Swan, 1/2 romanced???
well that is better than no romance at all i guess!
a fire buddy of mine got called to Idaho..
and i hear Butte County sent a stirke team out to help
somewhere last night...


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Subject: RE: BS: How warm is it where you are?
From: Joe Offer
Date: 24 Jul 06 - 05:39 PM

Dave Swan, Slag, Open Mike, and I are all sweltering in Northern California. I'm a couple of thousand feet above them, but it still have been darn hot here - over 100 degrees (38 degrees Centigrade) many days over the last week. My mother-in-law lives with us, and she's 91 years old and suffering badly. She hides in the dark in her air-conditioned room much of the day. Our two little dogs keep her company, which helps a lot - but it's still really hard for her. It's hard for us to make sure she eats and drinks enough, too.
-Joe-


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Subject: RE: BS: How warm is it where you are?
From: katlaughing
Date: 24 Jul 06 - 05:50 PM

It has been 8-12 degrees above average in western Colorado since the first of May. For the past month it has been high 90's to mostly over 100 every damn day with little respite, though I am grateful it is still cooling down a little bit at night. This is NOT normal, except for August. I'm with Alice, see the Inconvenient Truth thread and do what you are able.

("It's 112 degrees, but it's a dry heat, thank God!" "Dry heat my a..., it's 112 degrees!!!") That's right, Rapaire!


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Subject: RE: BS: How warm is it where you are?
From: GUEST,mrdux (at the office)
Date: 24 Jul 06 - 06:28 PM

Right now in Portland, OR, it's a "balmy" 95 degrees (35 C) and climbing -- although I don't think we'll get to 100 today; yesterday it was 101 (38 C). Saturday it was only 93 (33 C), but with 70% humidity (shades of Chicago). Friday it was 104 (40 C). The dogs have been hiding in the basement. We've been hiding with them. They say it should be safe to come out tomorrow. . .

michael


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Subject: RE: BS: How warm is it where you are?
From: Joe Offer
Date: 24 Jul 06 - 06:54 PM

"But it's a dry heat!" is a standing joke in Sacramento. You see it quoted in the newspaper all the time. Just about everybody agrees that Sacramento is miserable during the summer. We don't get it so bad here in the Sierra Foothills, but this last week has been awful.
-Joe-


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Subject: RE: BS: How warm is it where you are?
From: MaineDog
Date: 24 Jul 06 - 08:04 PM

The hottest it's been here so far is about 85.
right now its about 69. No need for air conditioners yet. Rockland is another story.
MD, just North of Tenants Harbor


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Subject: RE: BS: How warm is it where you are?
From: kendall
Date: 24 Jul 06 - 09:47 PM

With the dew point in the 60's it's hell here.


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Subject: RE: BS: How warm is it where you are?
From: mack/misophist
Date: 24 Jul 06 - 10:03 PM

In San Francisco of late it's been in the 70's and 80's. Nice, very nice. It's the first time this year I've been able to turn the heater off and wear short sleeves. I wish I were in Florida. Or even Sacramento.


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Subject: RE: BS: How warm is it where you are?
From: John O'L
Date: 24 Jul 06 - 10:08 PM

Here in the Blue Mtns just west of Sydney it should be freezing, but the Spring buds have started to appear.
Someone asked on another thread recently 'where's the global warming?' Well, it's right here.


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Subject: RE: BS: How warm is it where you are?
From: Bert
Date: 24 Jul 06 - 10:29 PM

Bleedin' 'taters. In the pot that is, not in the mold.


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Subject: RE: BS: How warm is it where you are?
From: katlaughing
Date: 24 Jul 06 - 10:52 PM

LOL...El Swanno!

So was it a half-arsed romance?


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Subject: RE: BS: How warm is it where you are?
From: Dave Swan
Date: 24 Jul 06 - 11:04 PM

Hi Kat

Well, there's a word other than romance that rings better in that expression (best left on the fireline, I suppose) which usually ends the discussion. Glad you got a chuckle. And it IS that hot.

I was issued new grass gear today (the bright yellow stuff you see firefighters wearing on brush fires) and was reminded of a friend's description of fighting brush fire. He says it's like putting on too many clothes and weeding next to your barbeque on a really hot day. He's right. I far prefer a structure, but we don't get to choose.

D


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Subject: RE: BS: How warm is it where you are?
From: Peace
Date: 25 Jul 06 - 01:01 AM

Barely hit 37 degrees here.


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Subject: RE: BS: How warm is it where you are?
From: GUEST,Al Capone
Date: 25 Jul 06 - 01:03 AM

Matter of fact, it's hot as hell here and the company ain't the best either!


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Subject: RE: BS: How warm is it where you are?
From: JohnInKansas
Date: 25 Jul 06 - 01:11 AM

I did my main army tour at Yuma Arizona, at the desert environmental test station. For quite a few of our tests, if we didn't get to at least 105F (40.5C) we'd have to wait a day for "better test conditions." We didn't wait out too many days. One particular day when I stood in one spot too long on the blacktop tank test track, I left a rather large puddle where the boot polish melted and ran off my boots. I think the surface temp we measured on the blacktop that day was somewhere around 165F, although the air "shade temp" was only about 108F. Many vehicle surfaces (esp. sheetmetal) would blister your hands if you touched them.

When things started to cool off one fall, and we couldn't get even consistent 100F for testing, they loaded up half of the people and sent them to Wainright Alaska to run winter environmental tests. Up there, -30F (-34C) was considered the maximum temperature at which some of the tests were good, and some of them said they saw "a few days" of -60F.

I was in the middle of an 11 month endurance test on one of my vehicles, so I didn't get to go north. Just a stroke of (BG) bad luck, I guess.

I hadn't paid much attention to the humidity during our past week here, but one of the old newspapers that was still in the bin said that on a day when the high was 111F, the RH was at 87%; so I guess here it's been the heat and the humidity.

One forecaster on TV the other night was claiming that the "average monthly temperature" for every month since May has been at least 10F above the long term average for the month. Since there are several ways they can calculate those averages, and he didn't say which way he used, I'm less than fully impressed; but it does seem that it's been fairly consistently warmer than I remember from my younger lifetime.

John


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Subject: RE: BS: How warm is it where you are?
From: Slag
Date: 25 Jul 06 - 01:15 AM

Speaking of Hell, I think I've got you all beat ( one-upsmanship!) I grew up in the welding business in Delano CA. Delano is usually hotter than just about anywhere except Death Valley and Redding on most summer days. So imagine a metal building a blast forge running most of the day, a couples of guys on the big acetylene torches putting hardface on plowshares. Somehow you got used to it. You'd drink a lot of water and take salt tablets. Your clothes stayed dry because the sweat would evaporate so fast that you really didn't see it most of the time. By day's end your boots, pants, shirt would be rimed with salt. I don't believe I could that again and live!!!


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