mke717spotter From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 2327 posts, RR: 5 Posted (11 months 2 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 1864 times:
Around MKE it surpassed triple digits today and yesterday for the first time since 1995, and I don't know about you guys but I love it! It made for a great 4th of July yesterday. Its still supposed to be in the mid-90s tomorrow before things start to cool off on Saturday. So do you guys enjoy the heat? Or do you need me to repeat the question because you were too busy melting?
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luckyone From United States of America, joined Aug 2008, 1656 posts, RR: 0 Reply 3, posted (11 months 2 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 1827 times:
Quoting mke717spotter (Thread starter): Around MKE it surpassed triple digits today and yesterday for the first time since 1995, and I don't know about you guys but I love it! It made for a great 4th of July yesterday. Its still supposed to be in the mid-90s tomorrow before things start to cool off on Saturday. So do you guys enjoy the heat? Or do you need me to repeat the question because you were too busy melting?
Chicago welcomes you. We've had triple digit temperatures and heat indices for the past week. I'm fine with the heat until I have go outside in a shirt and tie. Then I'm a bit grumpy.
Quoting ajd1992 (Reply 2): And here in the UK we're sat in 65F heat at 00:15 at night and consider that hot...
In my hometown of Atlanta that's sweater weather to many!
Quoting Airstud (Reply 1): However, we're better off here than those in the mid-Atlantic, who had to go through this without power - and forget air conditioning, the poor folks couldn't even just switch on a fan!!
Friends of mine just outside Chicago went without it for several days, too. They were less-than-pleased.
connies4ever From Canada, joined Feb 2006, 3892 posts, RR: 13 Reply 4, posted (11 months 2 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 1822 times:
Quoting Airstud (Reply 1): We're not exactly icicles up here in Minneapolis either.
I'm not crazy about it, as it has resulted in shirtlessness by numerous unqualified specimens.
Quoting luckyone (Reply 3): Chicago welcomes you. We've had triple digit temperatures and heat indices for the past week. I'm fine with the heat until I have go outside in a shirt and tie. Then I'm a bit grumpy.
Up here in the Great White North as well. Sweltering for over a week, tomorrow in Ottawa heat index should be well into 00's (F), Toronto warning against as much as 115. Was in Winnipeg last week -- same.
But not related to global warming, of course. Just an aberration.
I was watching the White Sox game last night and the commentators remarked about the fireworks going off. I kept on thinking "I'm not sure those are fireworks." (To be fair, the area around the Cell has gotten much nicer and isn't a bad place to be after dark)
Why do Aerospace Engineering students have to turn things in on time?
WestJet747 From Canada, joined Aug 2011, 1349 posts, RR: 7 Reply 8, posted (11 months 2 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 1749 times:
I love the heat! Not in that I have a preference towards hot weather, but rather that I just hate the cold that much. This of course being a big problem considering I live in Canada...
To be honest, I could probably deal with this heat on a consistent basis. The only time it becomes a bother is when I've got my football helmet on. It gets pretty uncomfortable in there during practices and games.
StuckInCA From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 1785 posts, RR: 1 Reply 9, posted (11 months 2 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 1738 times:
All of these artificial numbers where people (news people) talk about how hot it is and throw numbers out that are including factors such as humidity really irk me. Tell us what the temperature is. Tell us what the relative humidity is. If you want to include a "feels like" sort of number, do it as a footnote (like windchill). Otherwise people come onto internet forums talking about how it's been over 100 for 10 days in a row (or whatever), when really it only broke 100 once! I know it feels worse and is more dangerous when it's more humid but this has to stop!
JAGflyer From Canada, joined Aug 2004, 3328 posts, RR: 4 Reply 10, posted (11 months 2 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 1720 times:
I was down in eastern Kansas on the weekend and boy was it hot. High 30s/40 celicius the whole time we were there. I had never experienced heat that like in my life (fortunately it was not humid). In Toronto we've been getting some low/mid 30 degree days this summer but it was nothing compared to the big 4-0!
Supported the beer and soda can industry, recycle old airplanes!
It's not the heat, it's the damn humidity. Really, if you are East of the Rockies the humidity becomes a factor. The heat has been excessive. I can do without the tripple digits. Ideal summer weather are highs between 75 and 90 with humidity under 35 %. And lows at night below 65 F. This would cut down on the A/C bill. Of course one nice thing about summer, the girls are wearing less clothing. Especially working at the airport, the honey's like to bear all. There are even "prostitots' running around wearing skimpy Daisy Duke Shorts showing cheek and wearing stuff that features "Love Pink" and Juicy. That young teen meat that can get you beat. It's look but don't touch.
trav110 From Canada, joined Jun 2005, 506 posts, RR: 3 Reply 15, posted (11 months 2 weeks 4 days ago) and read 1640 times:
This summers weather makes me glad I left Atlanta, those temps are bad enough without the humidity much less with a lot of it. The prairies are a balmy mid 70s on a pretty consistent basis - I love it!
Quoting connies4ever (Reply 4): But not related to global warming, of course. Just an aberration.
connies4ever From Canada, joined Feb 2006, 3892 posts, RR: 13 Reply 17, posted (11 months 2 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 1584 times:
Quoting WestJet747 (Reply 8): Sounds about right. I don't know where you live connie, but with the humidex factored in it's been getting up into the mid-40's down here in Kitchener-Waterloo.
I live in Winnipeg. Unfortunately, right now I have to sleep in Pembroke. Dullest and most retarded place in the world. I only realised that after moving here. Hopefully within a few weeks back in the Peg.
steex From United States of America, joined Jun 2007, 1447 posts, RR: 9 Reply 18, posted (11 months 2 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 1563 times:
Quoting BMI727 (Reply 7): Chicago...where it's never too hot for a murder.
We could certainly say the same about St. Louis! The weather doesn't change the fact that I don't want to go a mile north of my office downtown, that's for sure.
Quoting BMI727 (Reply 7): I was watching the White Sox game last night and the commentators remarked about the fireworks going off. I kept on thinking "I'm not sure those are fireworks." (To be fair, the area around the Cell has gotten much nicer and isn't a bad place to be after dark)
I'm headed north for Sox vs. Blue Jays on Saturday, unfortunately still supposed to pretty hot. Romero vs. Floyd could make for a long afternoon in the heat. For everyone's benefit, I will be wearing a jersey and NOT going shirtless.
One of these days I need to move to Alaska. That's the weather I like.
ER757 From Cayman Islands, joined May 2005, 2249 posts, RR: 8 Reply 19, posted (11 months 2 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 1542 times:
Makes me glad I left Chicago for Seattle - although we did have to put up with "Juneuary" last month.
Been in the low to mid 70's while Chicago bakes. I don't miss it.
Funny thing is they are talking "heat wave" here by Sunday and Monday, mid 80's. It's all relative I guess.
Ps76 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 20, posted (11 months 2 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 1512 times:
I was looking at the Ohare website last night and there looked like quite a few diversions due to thunderstorms. Doesn't it have to be pretty bad when you can't hold and wait for a thunderstorm to pass but have to divert? (I'm strictly an Fs pilot!)
Quoting DocLightning (Reply 13): he cooler things get, the more we start seeing shirtlessness confined to us studs.
September11 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 3623 posts, RR: 23 Reply 25, posted (11 months 2 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 1377 times:
Did anyone notice higher temperatures on Saturdays and Sundays? Last summer on weekends, I was indoor most of the time. This summer, I am outdoor most of the time. Nice change of pace. But, yes, this unusual extreme hot weather is above normal weather expectation. I'm sure heat wave, like this one, will keep surfacing all summer.
DocLightning From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 16936 posts, RR: 57 Reply 28, posted (11 months 2 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 1314 times:
Quoting stealthz (Reply 26): ajd, I don't think your would like it here in Sydney (NSW not NS) it is a comfy 66 deg at my desk and a reasonable 57 outside. The qualifier on that is we are in the depths of winter!
"..sweaty, muggy 65F" really, I did laugh at that!
OMG... Brisbane in December... You walk outside for 3 minutes and you suddenly develop the worst case of "Swamp crotch" in history.
New York in July and August is also pretty ghastly. Because everyone has their A/C running, the temperature in Manhattan is a good 10F/5C warmer than the surrounding "countryside" (if anything within 200 miles of New York could be called "countryside"). The fact that Manhattan is on an island (surrounded by water) with steam pipes and the like in the ground, the humidity is godawful. I never want to experience those summers again.
GuitrThree From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 1993 posts, RR: 8 Reply 29, posted (11 months 2 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 1309 times:
Quoting DocLightning (Reply 23): Correct. Only when it's cold is it proof that there is no GW. When it's breaking heat records, that is just an aberration. Glad we're all clear.
No, really you're not clear. When its cold and breaking records, it's "Global Climate Change." When it's hot and breaking records, it's "Global Warming." So no, it's not an aberration. It's nothing more than you guy's who are suckered into this bunk who change the terms to fit the current situation.
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mke717spotter From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 2327 posts, RR: 5 Reply 32, posted (11 months 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 1030 times:
Well, after that first heat wave around the 4th of July I figured it'd probably be quite a few years before we got back up to triple digits around here again, but it was back up at 100 today. It was almost 100 yesterday too, but its supposed to be back down in the 80s again tomorrow.
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connies4ever From Canada, joined Feb 2006, 3892 posts, RR: 13 Reply 35, posted (11 months 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 870 times:
Quoting Ken777 (Reply 34): The heat this year is going to be pretty expensive for farmers, and government support for those farmers.
Ranchers also. Watched a news story about the Arkansas ranchers who are moving a lot of cattle to the slaughter houses as they don't have the feed and the ponds are drying up.
Considering both short term and long term costs this heat wave is going to be pretty expensive,, and pretty rough on the farmers & ranchers.
No doubt, and Canadians feel the pain of our American neighbours as well.
Looks like in our bread basket (the west), the crops will be OK but not huge as long as there is some rain forthcoming. As for ranchers, harder choice. Move to the houses now (which I guess means lower prices short term, but much higher next year) or hold and wait...which might turn out badly. What is in no doubt, though, very dry winter, dry spring, dry summer -- looking forward there needs to be some substantial continued rainfall. Where I live right now, year over year, the water table is down 13 ft. One thunderstorm does not correct that.
As for central Canada, searingly hot recently (heat indices pushing 50C) but there has been rainfall, usually not often enough, but rain nonetheless. Corn in particular seems to be suffering.