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User currently offlineLtbewr From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 13040 posts, RR: 12
Posted (4 years 3 weeks 4 days ago) and read 2591 times:

The Eastern USA, from the Carolinas to New England, back into Ohio since Sunday has entered what is expected to have the worst heat wave the region has seen in many years. Tempatures in many areas, including along the shore/coast, are reaching over 90 F (33 C) and expected to reach to 100 F (38 C) or more, beaking heat records until the weekend. In many areas, high humidity may cause heat index tempatures of 110 F (43 C). While we have much better weather forcasting and ways to prevent major health and death problems from heat waves, the intensity and duration of this heat wave may cause serious problems.

There is no doubt it will affect air travel due to the, causing some flights to have to reduce MTOW and other operational adjusments. One thing I am very concerned with is major electrical service disruptions due to what could be unpresidented demand for electricity to run air conditioners. That incudes fearing a repeat of the August 2003 electrical grid crash (based it is beleived in Ohio) from a heat wave then the region then with many areas of NY City and some other areas facing no power for days.

If you live in an urban area, even in some suburbs, make sure especially that your elderly friends and relatives care are safe, their a/c is working and being used, if necessary are with someone with working a/c, minimise electricty use as much as possible, prepare for a blackout (stock up on food that doesn't need refrigeration, water, batteries for flashlights and radios), put of exerting work outside or in non-air conditioned areas and most of all - keep your 'cool'.

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User currently offlineLuftfahrer From Germany, joined Mar 2009, 1012 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (4 years 3 weeks 4 days ago) and read 2564 times:

Quoting Ltbewr (Thread starter):
Tempatures in many areas, including along the shore/coast, are reaching over 90 F (33 C)

We've had temperatures as high as this, and in some parts of Germany even higher ones, over the last few days. The next heatwave is said to be already underway. The majority of us gets along without air conditioning. Make sure you drink enough water, stay out of the afternoon sun, and do a siesta – that should help to prevent health problems. I enjoy the summer sun, it's well-needed after this year's hard winter.   



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User currently offlineconnies4ever From Canada, joined Feb 2006, 4066 posts, RR: 13
Reply 2, posted (4 years 3 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 2541 times:

Not just East Coast USA, it's here in Ontario as well. Humidex yesterday was 36C (~97F), supposed to be 40+ rest of the week. There's also a smog advisory for Southern Ontario, just to make it perfect. We may see some pop-up thunderstorms later in the day every day this week.


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User currently offlinesrbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (4 years 3 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 2506 times:

We've actually had a bit of a break from the heat here in the Atlanta area. We went close to three weeks (June 11-29) of 90 degree plus days. Since then, we've been at or below the seasonal average. Now if only we'd get some rain.......

User currently offlineManuCH From Switzerland, joined Jun 2005, 3011 posts, RR: 47
Reply 4, posted (4 years 3 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 2482 times:
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We have had several days of 34 C (93 F) here, and more to come, with high humidity. It's quite warm, non really my kind of weather - this year I have finally had an air conditioner installed. I should have done it sooner! Finally I can get some sleep at night.

My bedroom is now at a constant temperature of 22 C (71 F). And no, I don't care if it's un-healthy to have such a big temperature gap between inside and outside - I want to stay fresh  



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User currently offlineconnies4ever From Canada, joined Feb 2006, 4066 posts, RR: 13
Reply 5, posted (4 years 3 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 2461 times:

Quoting connies4ever (Reply 2):
Not just East Coast USA, it's here in Ontario as well. Humidex yesterday was 36C (~97F), supposed to be 40+ rest of the week. There's also a smog advisory for Southern Ontario, just to make it perfect. We may see some pop-up thunderstorms later in the day every day this week.

For example, the heat index now is 41C (~106F) and it's only 11 AM in this time zone (Eastern in North America).



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User currently offlineRayChuang From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 7990 posts, RR: 5
Reply 6, posted (4 years 3 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 2425 times:

We have temperature in the 35-38° C. range in Sacramento, CA, but then, our humidity is 1/4 that what people experience on the East Coast. As such, I can actually go outside and not feel like a run-down battery even after 30 minutes outside.  

User currently offlinecadet57 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 9085 posts, RR: 31
Reply 7, posted (4 years 3 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 2416 times:

It's 95 right now. It's supposed to hit 99 here in W.Ma this week. Screw that.


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User currently offlinesteeler83 From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 9182 posts, RR: 18
Reply 8, posted (4 years 3 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 2353 times:

Quoting Ltbewr (Thread starter):
Tempatures in many areas, including along the shore/coast, are reaching over 90 F (33 C) and expected to reach to 100 F (38 C) or more

5:00 pm reading for Pottstown-Limerick Airport (Chester County, PA)

100-fricking-degrees!

        

Tomorrow is supposed to be just as bad if not worse...



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User currently offlinecadet57 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 9085 posts, RR: 31
Reply 9, posted (4 years 3 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 2331 times:

Quoting photopilot (Reply 9):

It's the summer. It gets hot like this every year for like a week. If we were having this conversation in, say, January. You would have a point



Doors open, right hand side, next stop is Springfield.
User currently onlineBMI727 From United States of America, joined Feb 2009, 15719 posts, RR: 26
Reply 10, posted (4 years 3 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 2243 times:

Quoting photopilot (Reply 9):
All those who still don't believe in Global Warming.... say Aye

What about people who don't care one way or the other?

Quoting RayChuang (Reply 6):
our humidity is 1/4 that what people experience on the East Coast.

Some people say that dry heat makes no difference, but I've found just the opposite. When it is hot, the humidity just sucks the energy right out of you and makes you want to just do nothing.



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User currently offlinethomasphoto60 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 3923 posts, RR: 23
Reply 11, posted (4 years 3 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 2238 times:

Quoting BMI727 (Reply 13):
When it is hot, the humidity just sucks the energy right out of you and makes you want to just do nothing.

I am a transplant from Minnesota, who currently lives in the Houston area I can attest to that statement. I also spent 1 summer in Phoenix in the early 90s and while it was unbearable, and frankly it can not touch Houston's heat and humidity combination.



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User currently offlinemax999 From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 1028 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (4 years 3 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 2236 times:

Quoting Ltbewr (Thread starter):
That incudes fearing a repeat of the August 2003 electrical grid crash (based it is beleived in Ohio) from a heat wave then the region then with many areas of NY City and some other areas facing no power for days.

I so hope we don't have a repeat of that...I was in the City when that happened...had to throw out all the food. Although I did get a lot of time to catch up on my reading.

Quoting photopilot (Reply 9):
All those who still don't believe in Global Warming.... say Aye!

Climate change is not about temperatures rising and summers getting hotter. It's about having more weather extremes - heat waves without breaks in the summer, droughts becoming more intense, hurricanes are stronger, winters becoming bitterly cold, etc etc. All of this will happen with greater frequency.

Quoting Luftfahrer (Reply 1):
The majority of us gets along without air conditioning.

I understand few European homes have A/C; I don't know how you people live without it.

[Edited 2010-07-05 18:12:21]


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User currently offlinejetblueguy22 From United States of America, joined Nov 2007, 2760 posts, RR: 4
Reply 13, posted (4 years 3 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 2208 times:
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All I can say about the heat is thank god for Air Conditioning. I'm not trying to start a global warming debate but a few hot days isn't a result of global warming. Now warm temperatures over a decade is another thing.
Blue



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User currently offlinepilotsmoe From United States of America, joined May 2005, 249 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (4 years 3 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 2187 times:

Quoting Ltbewr (Thread starter):
. That incudes fearing a repeat of the August 2003 electrical grid crash (based it is beleived in Ohio) from a heat wave then the region then with many areas of NY City and some other areas facing no power for days.

This wasn't caused by an overload, but rather a power line grounding out (must of been a hell of an arc) because of a tree too close to the wires(they tend to sag when there is a heavy demand placed on them.) This then caused a domino effect and out the lights went,  

[Edited 2010-07-05 19:11:13]

User currently offlineStarAC17 From Canada, joined Aug 2003, 3354 posts, RR: 9
Reply 15, posted (4 years 3 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 2183 times:

Quoting Luftfahrer (Reply 1):
We've had temperatures as high as this, and in some parts of Germany even higher ones, over the last few days. The next heatwave is said to be already underway. The majority of us gets along without air conditioning. Make sure you drink enough water, stay out of the afternoon sun, and do a siesta – that should help to prevent health problems. I enjoy the summer sun, it's well-needed after this year's hard winter.   

Do you have our levels of humidity though, thats where the AC is seriously needed. If its in the 30's and dry then usually is manageable (unfortunately here 30+ weather always comes with humidity).



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User currently offlinePITingres From United States of America, joined Dec 2007, 1124 posts, RR: 13
Reply 16, posted (4 years 3 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 2150 times:

Quoting steeler83 (Reply 20):
Global warming... Do tell me, how did we end up with over 80 inches of snow this past winter then?

More evaporation from the oceans. Simple physics.



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User currently offlineStarAC17 From Canada, joined Aug 2003, 3354 posts, RR: 9
Reply 17, posted (4 years 3 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 2130 times:

Quoting steeler83 (Reply 20):
Global warming... Do tell me, how did we end up with over 80 inches of snow this past winter then?

And us in Toronto has virtually none. I think the last snowfall for us was in February and last November there was no snowfalls recorded in Southern Ontario which is unprecedented.

Thanks for taking the brunt of it this year   

As for the cause of those snowfalls if you are going to get a lot of precipitation in the winter its gonna fall as snow, some seasons are dry and some are wet. Global warming can't be blamed for having a single snowy winter or a dry and mild one.

Where Global Warming becomes an issue is if these events become far more intense and frequent, increased energy (aka heat) man made or not will have the net effect of more intense weather as the planet has to do something with it.



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User currently offlineblrsea From India, joined May 2005, 1415 posts, RR: 3
Reply 18, posted (4 years 3 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 2121 times:

Here in seattle puget sound area, it reached 75deg so far only one day this summer. It is supposed to reach 80 this week, let us see!

It hasn't felt like summer so far  


User currently offlinesteeler83 From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 9182 posts, RR: 18
Reply 19, posted (4 years 3 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 2114 times:

Quoting blrsea (Reply 23):
Here in seattle puget sound area, it reached 75deg so far only one day this summer. It is supposed to reach 80 this week, let us see!

It hasn't felt like summer so far

Hey, you had our summer last year, and we had yours! I don't think it hit 90 at all last summer in the Philly region. I just remember every other day it rained...



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User currently offlineCadet985 From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 1551 posts, RR: 4
Reply 20, posted (4 years 3 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 2096 times:

Quoting steeler83 (Reply 24):

Hey, you had our summer last year, and we had yours! I don't think it hit 90 at all last summer in the Philly region. I just remember every other day it rained...

We can use some of Seattle's rain here in Northeast Philly. All the lawns in my neighborhood, even the ones that are taken care of are turning brown.

As for this heat, I can't wait for winter. Oh wait.....for the first month and a half of winter, I'll be in Israel, where they wouldn't know what to do with some of the snowfalls we get here.

Anyways, this heat is too intense for me.

Marc


User currently offlineblrsea From India, joined May 2005, 1415 posts, RR: 3
Reply 21, posted (4 years 3 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 2084 times:

Quoting steeler83 (Reply 19):
Hey, you had our summer last year, and we had yours! I don't think it hit 90 at all last summer in the Philly region. I just remember every other day it rained...

Yup, last year was quite hot for Seattle, it hit around 105-107 here for 3-4 days, and it was in high 90s for quite a few days. Last winter was pretty mild though, and there wasnt even a single snowfall near my home(compared to winter of 2008 when we were snowed in). Well, it has been weird weather since 2008 here.


User currently offlineDreadnought From United States of America, joined Feb 2008, 8791 posts, RR: 24
Reply 22, posted (4 years 3 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 2084 times:

Definitely a change from last year here in KY. We had a very cool and short summer last year.


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User currently offlineN1120A From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 26376 posts, RR: 76
Reply 23, posted (4 years 3 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 1993 times:

Quoting connies4ever (Reply 2):
Not just East Coast USA, it's here in Ontario as well. Humidex yesterday was 36C (~97F), supposed to be 40+ rest of the week. There's also a smog advisory for Southern Ontario, just to make it perfect. We may see some pop-up thunderstorms later in the day every day this week.

How true that is. I flew to weather 10 degrees warmer here in SW Ontario than in Los Angeles where I live.



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User currently offlinesteeler83 From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 9182 posts, RR: 18
Reply 24, posted (4 years 3 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 1986 times:

Quoting Cadet985 (Reply 20):
We can use some of Seattle's rain here in Northeast Philly

I saw the latest readings for PNE:

103!!

You wanna come out here to Chester County? We're sitting at a nice and cool 102.  

I work at an assisted living community, and around lunchtime I went to all the residents' rooms and checked their air conditioners and adjusted them when needed. Would you believe that one resident complained that it was too cold?!

It's about as hot as the inside of a blast furnace out there! 71-75 would suit me just fine!



Do not bring stranger girt into your room. The stranger girt is dangerous, it will hurt your life.
25 Post contains images cadet57 : 102 with a heat index of 104.
26 DesertJets : Looking forward to the weekend I see.....
27 Post contains images cadet57 : I'll need a sweatshirt this weekend!
28 ronglimeng : Canada has been metric (well, partially metric) since the 1970's. I've got used to the volume units, and I find the length units downright convenient,
29 Post contains images B6JFKH81 : I am realizing that my A/C definitely doesn't have enough BTUs to handle this heat wave for my size apartment. The poor thing was working its butt off
30 steeler83 : Yeah, it's supposed to be a "brisk" 88 degrees by Saturday or Sunday here in the Philly area... Break out that winter stuff again, mate!
31 cadet57 : I'm going up to VT this weekend, so I went out and had snow tires put on the Caprice. Just in case.
32 Post contains links Aaron747 : So glad I chose Hawai'i about now - the 10-day for Honolulu is no higher than 86 and no lower than 74. And that's pretty much the same every single da
33 Mudboy : What is wierd is how cool it has been in Iraq this year. It normally gets in the 120s in May, and June-July 130s and Aug-Sept 140s, and this year it w
34 steeler83 : There are some parts of Hawaii where 86 would be considered a record high. High temperatures there usually range from about 77 to 82 or 83 year-round
35 Doona : Even though temperatures in northern Europe can peak in the 90's, it usually doesn't stay that hot for very long. And when your average summer temper
36 cadet57 : It's actually not too bad. Even thou the temps may hit the high 80's, there is always a nice easterly breeze that keeps things fairly comfortable. It
37 ScarletHarlot : Most of us in Seattle don't have air conditioning either. It doesn't often get hot enough for us to need it, and when it does, it doesn't last very l
38 787seattle : I marched in the Independence Day Parade (DC) and performed in Battery Park (NYC) this past weekend. The weather was terrible but thankfully there wer
39 Post contains links and images Sabena332 : Here is a pic I just made in my girly's Golf on the way back home from work: Note the 35.5°C (95.9°F) temperature in the display. Patrick
40 Post contains images KeViNL1011 : Yes, the "Heat index". Living in So. Cal, I had no idea what that was about until I visited Houston, Tx. Next time you see one of those people, kick
41 us330 : Meanwhile, it's been borderline cool here in dallas for the past week or so--in the high 80s, and lots of unseasonal rain (it's only about 1/3 through
42 BMI727 : I've found car thermometers to be somewhat unreliable. Usually any day of 90 degrees or so can give readings as high as 105 in the car.
43 LTU932 : Well, when I passed by the Central Station, the thermometre showed a temperature of 31°C in the shade. My guess is that temperatures are right now ho
44 LTU932 : Now it's real fun in my room. I'm pretty much melting right now, even with open windows, because right now, temperature in my room is 31°C/88°F.
45 MD11Engineer : last week I was forced to buy a standalone aircon pack. The reason was that the days before I was on nightshift and during daytime I had 40°C in my b
46 Sabena332 : Of course, an A/C is standard in all Golf VI models, she even has the premium "Climatronic" model and not the standard "Climatic" model. I have to sa
47 Post contains images KevinL1011 : You go 65kph and roll down 2 windows.
48 Post contains images Sabena332 : I am so glad that these times are over for me. Patrick
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