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User currently offlinePlanespotting From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 3531 posts, RR: 5
Posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 805 times:

For those of you stuck in the midcoast for the next seven days, prepare to melt!

Here in Iowa, it's supposed to get up to 97 degrees today and possibly 100 degrees tomorrow and Monday. The city of Chicago has opened up cooling centers and readying emergency plans for use "if conditions warrant."

Luckily for me, I don't have any real reason to be outside in the next few days. But this heatwave is supposed to last at least 5-7 days, staying in the mid to upper nineties well into next week. We've had a fairly mild summer so far, so this will come as a pretty large change from the relatively cool 70/80 degree weather we've been dealing with so far.

My girlfriend is not so lucky. She and her family are moving her stuff from her parents house in southeast Iowa to Des Moines, and of course trudging it into her new apartment, on the third floor of an apartment building with no elevators. Blech. (I offered assistance but they said it wasn't necessary)

I'm at my parents house right now, and tomorrow i'll be back in my house in Iowa City, and we also have a/c there, thank goodness!

So yeah, how are you spending the weekend in the heat? Do you have a/c?


Do you like movies about gladiators?
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User currently offlineAsstChiefMark From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 800 times:

It's heating up fast here. At 0930, the temperature was already 86° F. The dewpoint is 68° F.

The forecast high for the next three days is 100° F. with dewpoints in the 60's.

A red flag warning has been issued for some areas.

Mark

[Edited 2006-07-15 17:19:40]

User currently offlineLTBEWR From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 13169 posts, RR: 15
Reply 2, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 794 times:

It looks like it is heading for the east coast too, with temps in Northern NJ to go to 99 on Monday, and a number of days in the high 80's to high 90's for the next several days.
I am glad that after the high numbers of death caused from past heat waves, that Chicago, Phildelphia and other cities now have programs to reduce those deaths such as public and government buildings with air conditioning open to those in need. IIRC, a major heat wave in Chicago several years ago led to over 600 excess deaths. Three years ago in Europe, heat waves there caused 1000's of excess deaths. In cites, many older and poorer people live in places that opening a window can put you at risk for criminals. Then some cannot afford an air conditioner or the electricity to run one. Fans can be a lifesaver and relatively cheap to operate.
If you know of older people who are risk, try to get them help.


User currently offlineSpeedbirdie From United Kingdom, joined May 2006, 918 posts, RR: 52
Reply 3, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 789 times:

Yah, its supposed to be getting up to about 33 or 34c here on Monday which will be fun. Im heading off to the coast, but im sure Heathrow will come to a complete standstill with the runways melting, passengers dying because of no A/C in the terminals (for the gazillienth year running) and crew complaining that the aircraft A/C doesnt work etc etc...
Oh what fun. I Hate the UK when we have weather like this!!



Never give up..
User currently offlinePlanespotting From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 3531 posts, RR: 5
Reply 4, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 783 times:

Quoting Speedbirdie (Reply 3):
no A/C in the terminals

are you serious!?

I mean, I never really considered that before, but I assumed most airports had to have a/c simply because of the large amounts of people (and each human is a 98F heater) in a large airport at any given time. How can an airport get away with not having a/c, no matter how chilly the climate is?



Do you like movies about gladiators?
User currently offlineSpeedbirdie From United Kingdom, joined May 2006, 918 posts, RR: 52
Reply 5, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 772 times:

Quoting Planespotting (Reply 4):

Because its Heathrow and everything normally breaks around summertime. I worked in T3 for 7 years and it was the same every year, parts of the building with Air Con and others without. Its an ongoing scenario unfortunatly with BAA, maybe one winter they will get it right.



Never give up..
User currently offlineAsstChiefMark From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 751 times:

It's 100° F outside. A Heat Advisory and Red Flag Warning has been issued. Add to that a 20 mph hot, dry wind. The fire departments have been really busy with grass fires today.

http://www.crh.noaa.gov/mpx/

Mark

[Edited 2006-07-15 23:45:50]

User currently offlineBMIFlyer From UK - England, joined Feb 2004, 8810 posts, RR: 58
Reply 7, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 746 times:

Quoting AsstChiefMark (Reply 6):
It's 100° F outside. A Heat Advisory and Red Flag Warning has been issued. Add to that a 20 mph hot, dry wind. Toasted.

Ouch  Sad



Lee



Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own
User currently offlineJoness0154 From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 667 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 746 times:

Just got done flying today out of Chicago. Temp in our C172 topped 104* before we started the engine. Did some commercial maneuvers up at 8000 feet where it was a nice and cool 59*F  Smile

But its freakin hot out, tomorrow its supposed to be even hotter.



I don't have an attitude problem. You have a perception problem
User currently offlineAsstChiefMark From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 741 times:

Quoting Joness0154 (Reply 8):
tomorrow its supposed to be even hotter

Same here. Heat index is forecast at 110° F for Sunday. Dewpoints are supposed to be in the 70's.

Tonight's minimum temperature is forecast to be 78° F.

Mark

[Edited 2006-07-15 23:50:55]

User currently offlineMKEdude From South Korea, joined May 2005, 1011 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 719 times:

In the 90's here today, and it's supposed to hit 100 on Sunday. I live next to the lake and normally there is a microclimate that brings the temp down about 10 degrees. But with the wind coming out of the southwest, no relief

I fucking hate summer.



"You can't be a real country unless you have a beer and an airline." Frank Zappa
User currently offlineEZYAirbus From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 2462 posts, RR: 52
Reply 11, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 713 times:

Going to be warm out on the ramp at LTN this week  Sad

http://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/5day.shtml?id=2606

Glenn



http://www.glenneldridgeaviation.com
User currently offlinePlanespotting From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 3531 posts, RR: 5
Reply 12, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 694 times:

I just got in from outside...the dewpoint is somewhere in the mid 70's in Muscatine Iowa and my god is it humid.

The air is like syrup.



Do you like movies about gladiators?
User currently offlineBristolFlyer From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 2308 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 685 times:

100 degs? If only. 114 for the last 3 days in Phoenix with 91 as the minimum overnight low.

BF



Fortune favours the brave
User currently offlineTLG From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 377 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 680 times:

Quoting BristolFlyer (Reply 13):
100 degs? If only. 114 for the last 3 days in Phoenix with 91 as the minimum overnight low.

I live in Wisconsin, and I think that 100 degrees here seems almost as bad as 114 in Phoenix, because our heat often comes with humidity, not to mention we aren't accustomed to it.

By the way, please be a little easier on the Brewers!

-TLG


User currently offlineAsstChiefMark From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 673 times:

I just stepped outside (midnight here). I have never experienced air this thick, wet, and steamy before. It took my breath away. You can see fog starting to develop. It's 81° F. and the dewpoint is 70° F. That makes the humidity 71%.

I'm so happy I have center air conditioning.

Mark


User currently offlineEjmmsu From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 1692 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 667 times:

After growing up in north-west texas, I also find it amusing when people have a cow over 100 degree temperatures. I guess it all depends on what you are used to. I remember one summer growing up where we had 40 straight days with a high over 100.


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