Planespotting From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 3527 posts, RR: 5 Posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 781 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?
LTBEWR From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 13116 posts, RR: 12
Reply 2, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 770 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.
Speedbirdie From United Kingdom, joined May 2006, 917 posts, RR: 52
Reply 3, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 765 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!!
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?
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.
MKEdude From South Korea, joined May 2005, 1011 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 695 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
AsstChiefMark From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 649 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%.
Ejmmsu From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 1692 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 643 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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