|Quoting atcsundevil (Reply 237):|
Whenever anyone says, "Oh, but it's a dry heat!", I recognize two things: One, they've clearly never lived here and only visit between September and May, and two, they deserve a throat punch.
I can attest, it makes a difference. I lived in PHX
for four years, but eight years in Safford, prior to Safford, I was in Jeddah, KSA for 13 years. But I left HK
it was 33C 95%, and just walking to the bus stop, I was drenched. And it took a good 15 minutes to stop sweating even once inside the well A/C'd office.
, I parked on Rio Salado, near the Best Buy, but then walked over to Barnes & Noble, and back to the Best Buy. The temperature in my rental car was 108F. I don't know what the humidity % was. But it was much more comfortable in PHX
, as I was not nearly as sweaty, hardly at all really. (I know it's actually Tempe). In late July and August when the humidity comes to PHX
, it does get worse. In Safford, I remember that the clouds build up during the day on both the Gila Mountains, and Mount Graham, only to have it thunderstorm around 5pm.
Anyways, when I left, yesterday (two days ago?), as part of round-the-world ticket, the two EMB-175s were still parked there, looking very new, but untouched. Maybe the police are using them for anti-Jihad training and bomb-sniffing dog training. I flew, PHX
, US-BA-CX, CRJ-9-788-77W. I really wish that first one was a shiny new EMB-175, because I am not small, and I was seated next to someone who was even bigger, aiyah, it was cramped on a CRJ-9 for 1:52.
Keep on truckin'...