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Searing Heat Wave Across Midwest

Thu Jul 05, 2012 10:45 pm

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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RE: Searing Heat Wave Across Midwest

Thu Jul 05, 2012 11:09 pm

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.

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!!

I read that the high tomorrow should be 90°F, which is low compared to the temps we've been having.

The cooler things get, the more we start seeing shirtlessness confined to us studs.  
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Thu Jul 05, 2012 11:14 pm

And here in the UK we're sat in 65F heat at 00:15 at night and consider that hot... 
 
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RE: Searing Heat Wave Across Midwest

Thu Jul 05, 2012 11:34 pm

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.
 
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RE: Searing Heat Wave Across Midwest

Thu Jul 05, 2012 11:40 pm

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.
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Fri Jul 06, 2012 12:10 am

Quoting ajd1992 (Reply 2):
And here in the UK we're sat in 65F heat at 00:15 at night and consider that hot...

I want to be where you are. 93F in NYC today, and that's about 13 degrees hotter than should be allowed.   

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Fri Jul 06, 2012 12:35 am

Quoting Airstud (Reply 1):
as it has resulted in shirtlessness by numerous unqualified specimens

Hey, no need to get personal - as I resemble that description. The kids at the subdivision pool say "Look out for the white whale" when I jump in.

If you like that kind of weather, come on down to visit us in Dallas in a couple weeks.
 
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RE: Searing Heat Wave Across Midwest

Fri Jul 06, 2012 12:50 am

St. Louis has been really hot too, but the humidity has been low so it's actually not felt that bad. Like being in Phoenix.

Quoting luckyone (Reply 3):
Chicago welcomes you.

Chicago...where it's never too hot for a murder.

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)
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Fri Jul 06, 2012 1:50 am

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.

Quoting connies4ever (Reply 4):
Toronto warning against as much as 115

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.
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Fri Jul 06, 2012 2:02 am

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!
 
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Fri Jul 06, 2012 2:26 am

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!
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RE: Searing Heat Wave Across Midwest

Fri Jul 06, 2012 5:09 am

Quoting mke717spotter (Thread starter):



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.
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RE: Searing Heat Wave Across Midwest

Fri Jul 06, 2012 6:31 am

Down here in Nashville it's been 100+ everyday since last Thursday. Records have been set every day for a week including last Friday where the hottest day since records were kept at 109.
 
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Fri Jul 06, 2012 6:46 am

Quoting Airstud (Reply 1):
The cooler things get, the more we start seeing shirtlessness confined to us studs.
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Fri Jul 06, 2012 8:24 am

Quoting luckyone (Reply 3):
In my hometown of Atlanta that's sweater weather to many!

The worst thing is - it's a sweaty, muggy 65F. I'm not used to anything above 55F or so. 

Last night was a horrible night - because the UK only gets properly warm weather (for us anyway) for a few weeks a year, no houses have AC so the window open and a fan on will have to do.
 
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Fri Jul 06, 2012 8:48 am

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.

Sure it isn't, just keep telling yourself that  
 
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Fri Jul 06, 2012 10:09 am

Doc - don't you have some Speedo®-sponsored Olympic qualifying races to pay attention to?
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Fri Jul 06, 2012 2:39 pm

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.
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RE: Searing Heat Wave Across Midwest

Fri Jul 06, 2012 4:17 pm

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.

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Fri Jul 06, 2012 5:09 pm

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.
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Fri Jul 06, 2012 9:21 pm

Hi!

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!)

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he cooler things get, the more we start seeing shirtlessness confined to us studs.

This thread is worthless without pics.

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RE: Searing Heat Wave Across Midwest

Fri Jul 06, 2012 10:05 pm

Quoting connies4ever (Reply 17):
Hopefully within a few weeks back in the Peg.

Don't you guys get some brutal mosquitoes up there in this type of weather though? I think I'd rather be bored in Pembroke than eaten alive in Winnipeg  
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Fri Jul 06, 2012 10:08 pm

Went by a bank with a time/temp display today, and it said 104F. That's just too damn hot.
 
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Sat Jul 07, 2012 12:05 am

Quoting connies4ever (Reply 4):
But not related to global warming, of course. Just an aberration.

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.
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RE: Searing Heat Wave Across Midwest

Sat Jul 07, 2012 2:48 am

Quoting connies4ever (Reply 4):
But not related to global warming, of course. Just an aberration.

Well, hotter years have been on record dating back to before WW2...

Quoting BMI727 (Reply 7):
Chicago...where it's never too hot for a murder.
Quoting BMI727 (Reply 7):
St. Louis has been really hot too, but the humidity has been low so it's actually not felt that bad. Like being in Phoenix.

I believed that until I actually went to Phoenix in the middle of August. I don't care how humid it may not be. 114 is bloody hot. Give me 95 and sticky any day.

Quoting steex (Reply 18):
We could certainly say the same about St. Louis!

You beat me to it. St. Louis' homicide and aggravated assault rates are more than double Chicago's. That still doesn't mean I'd want to walk around Englewood, Marquette Park or Austin after dark...
 
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Sun Jul 08, 2012 4:57 pm

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.
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Mon Jul 09, 2012 1:43 am

Quoting ajd1992 (Reply 14):
The worst thing is - it's a sweaty, muggy 65F.

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!
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RE: Searing Heat Wave Across Midwest

Mon Jul 09, 2012 2:19 am

Quoting connies4ever (Reply 4):
But not related to global warming, of course. Just an aberration.




Where all being punished for not buying Al Gore's carbon credits.

Quoting luckyone (Reply 24):
Well, hotter years have been on record dating back to before WW2...


That can't be! That was before the popularity of the SUV.  
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Mon Jul 09, 2012 2:50 am

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.
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RE: Searing Heat Wave Across Midwest

Mon Jul 09, 2012 2:51 am

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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Mon Jul 09, 2012 2:53 am

Quoting GuitrThree (Reply 29):
It's nothing more than you guy's who are suckered into this bunk who change the terms to fit the current situation.

Hey, homeslice: I was being sarcastic.  
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Mon Jul 09, 2012 3:23 am

Quoting DocLightning (Reply 30):
Hey, homeslice: I was being sarcastic.

Well, you were, but unfortunatly, for most of the GW or GCC believers, they aren't.

Homeslice.. Can't ever say I've been called that before! I laughed when I read that!   
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RE: Searing Heat Wave Across Midwest

Tue Jul 17, 2012 9:41 pm

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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RE: Searing Heat Wave Across Midwest

Tue Jul 17, 2012 11:28 pm

Quoting WestJet747 (Reply 21):
Don't you guys get some brutal mosquitoes up there in this type of weather though? I think I'd rather be bored in Pembroke than eaten alive in Winnipeg

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Quoting luckyone (Reply 24):
Quoting connies4ever (Reply 4):
But not related to global warming, of course. Just an aberration.

Well, hotter years have been on record dating back to before WW2...

1936 was an aberration for sure, but look at the trend in the last 25 years or so.
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RE: Searing Heat Wave Across Midwest

Thu Jul 19, 2012 1:22 am

We just finished 8 days of driving between TUL and Michigan. Lots of brown fields on the trip, like corn fields that are not going to produce.

Good indication of how great the heat is:

http://www.usatoday.com/money/econom...-11/corn-prices-drought/56156336/1

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.
 
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Thu Jul 19, 2012 10:26 am

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.
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