DeltaGator From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 6341 posts, RR: 12
Reply 2, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days ago) and read 4155 times:
Just plain air temperature...Las Vegas at 115 F.
Overall heat and humidity nastiness...Gainesville, FL inside of Florida Field in the lower sections (below ground level) with the temp about 98 F posted but the thermometers on the field showing 130 F with 100% humidity right after a rainstorm. They were dragging the opposing players off the field with cramps and fans out of the stadium with heatstroke.
"If you can't delight in the misery of others then you don't deserve to be a college football fan."
PROSA From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 5644 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 4144 times:
Casa Grande National Monument in Arizona, August 2003. I don't know the temperature, but the sun burned down with a ferocity that I never knew possible. Fortunately, the very low humidity made a visit to the Indian ruins tolerable.
"Let me think about it" = the coward's way of saying "no"
Texan From New Zealand, joined Dec 2003, 4324 posts, RR: 51
Reply 11, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 4101 times:
Dallas, Texas, summer 2000. 69 straight days over 100 F. 10 straight over 110 F. 3 straight at 120 F. Went outside and played roller hockey against my brother. Lost 10 pounds. Came back, took cold shower, spent the rest of the day inside with the air conditioning. The bad part was driving around town in my car, whose air conditioning only worked from October through May And the blacktop at work made it just that much more unbearable.
"I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library."
YYZflyer From Canada, joined Feb 2006, 3644 posts, RR: 4
Reply 13, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 4099 times:
Whitby,Ontario (my home town) was about 41 C and the humidity was high. I just stayed inside my house. Away from home would be Cancun at 35 C I think. I went swimming in the ocean and drank lots of water.
SlamClick From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 10062 posts, RR: 66
Reply 16, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 4085 times:
In a huge lumber drying kiln for a few minutes. Couldn't stand it any longer and walked back outside to a 50°F (about 9°C) foggy night and just about thermal-shocked. We went around to the boiler room and learned that, inside the kiln, it had been 170°F (about 76°C) and 100% humidity because of the water being baked out of the two hundred thousand board feet of 'green' redwood lumber.
Out in the world, highest actual temperature I've seen was in Death Valley California. Between Scotty's Castle and Ubehebe Crater it was 124°F (about 51°C) and we decided not to go down to Furnace Creek that day.
Most uncomfortable. Even though I've lived a year in the Mekong Delta of South Vietnam and a couple of years in Panama and a year or so between Imperial California and Yuma Arizona, the worst was Fort Bragg North Carolina one August. Every day I flew there I sweat through my flight suit everwhere I was in contact with anything - seat, parachute harness, straps. Sweat just ran down out from under my helmet. I was dying and coulnd not wait to get back down to Panama.
Happiness is not seeing another trite Ste. Maarten photo all week long.
AirPacific747 From Denmark, joined May 2008, 3111 posts, RR: 25
Reply 18, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 4072 times:
Death Valley, USA - The hottest place on earth!
Everglades, Florida, US - Extremely high humidity together with high temperatures makes it almost unbearable. I believe the humidity is 100% most of the time.
Mexico - very hot too! That is where I got my worst sunburn ever.
Bali - As bad as Mexico but I didn't get as bad a sunburn as I did in Mexico
Fiji - Very very hot sometimes too
Singapore was also quite hot, due to the humidity.
Its hard to say which one was the worst, but they were all extremely hot places (especially for a scandinavian where our summers never go above 30c and the avg temperature during summer is 20c )
ABfemme From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 4054 times:
Egypt a few years ago, was supposed to walk around the Temple of Karnak (spelling?) but just couldn't - the heat was so intense it was hard to breathe -We stayed in the coach with the AC, so missed that one!
The whole holiday was the same, the only relief was the pool on the boat we were on on the Nile.