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Old 06-30-2011, 06:50 PM   #2281
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I am the type of person who prefers heat to cold. Give me the eighties over the fifties anytime.

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+1. But it was 115 when I left Phoenix a few days ago. That's too hot for me. Tomorrow's forecast for northern il is 97 with a heat index of 106. I'd love to have a few months of sun with 80's
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Old 06-30-2011, 09:18 PM   #2282
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...really cold weather ( 30's & 40's ) lasts only about 1-2 months. But even that is too long for me. I suspect my use of the term "really cold weather" will invoke peals of laughter and no small disdain from the folks who live in Canada......

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Not quite Canada, but pretty darn close in upstate NY with only 1.5 hour drive to the international border.

I have been watchig the intense heat wave, drought, flood and fire reports on the Weather Channel. It almost makes the lake effect snow seem bearable. Almost...
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I don't even like it when it gets above 80F.
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I don't even like it when it gets above 80F.

Ditto.

Recall the time when I arrived in the Baltimore area on a 4th of July. 101F and 90% humidity. This after having spent the previous summers in the Aleutians of Alaska. Sucked biiig time.

In the Laurel Highlands of PA rare to hit 90F. Have to drive down the hill towards Pittsburgh about 15 miles to feel the 90F.
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Forecast highs for the next 9 days: 101, 102, 103, 103, 101, 100, 100, 102, 102.

Not a drop of rain.

DW and I have seriously started talking about this being the last Texas summer we ever endure.
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Forecast highs for the next 9 days: 101, 102, 103, 103, 101, 100, 100, 102, 102.

Not a drop of rain.

DW and I have seriously started talking about this being the last Texas summer we ever endure.
I don't blame you one bit! That's awful. I have lived through thirteen Texas summers and they can be brutal.

We have been having brief torrential rainfall almost every afternoon, with minor road flooding, thunder, and lightning. Photos below. These rainstorms break the heat beautifully (although on days with no rain, we have been having 100+ record heat as well). Other than tropical storms/hurricanes, I like the weather here.
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DW and I have seriously started talking about this being the last Texas summer we ever endure.
I've had my fill as well. After an initial detour to ETX this weekend to attend a wedding, we're taking the RV across the state to the mountains of New Mexico for a week or two. That's assuming the last trip to the dealership really did result in a fix for my check engine light fiasco...
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Forecast highs for the next 9 days: 101, 102, 103, 103, 101, 100, 100, 102, 102.

Not a drop of rain.

DW and I have seriously started talking about this being the last Texas summer we ever endure.
While I was away over the 4th, I wanted to see the Missouri River flooding. While I was river watching a guy from Texas also was taking pictures. He said he wanted to take some pictures to take back home. He probably wanted to prove that there really was water in some places. The row of trees is the usual river bank...beyond the trees is Iowa and the flood.
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...we're taking the RV across the state to the mountains of New Mexico for a week or two. That's assuming the last trip to the dealership really did result in a fix for my check engine light fiasco...
What's the matter -- don't you want to be stranded in Pecos or Fort Stockton?
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DH and I just came back from Taos, NM a week ago. They were having weather in the 90's while we were there. But after passing thru Childress TX where it was 118, we thought it was a great cool spell! We are off to England on Friday were it is in the low 70's today and that sure sounds like heaven. My patio reading is 105 right now.
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I'm wearing thermal underwear and we had the heat on this morning.
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How about that dust storm in Arizona? Geez, the pics freaked me out. Any Arizona folks out there to relate the details?

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No rain for the last 10 days, sunny and 90º days, 70º nights. Can't say the weather is awful here - now.
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And the rain continues, and continues, and continues... it has rained every day for a long time. Will it ever stop? (sigh) Oh well, at least it's not drought.
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/Rant on Ok I live in Ontario Canada and it has not rained where I am since July 2 and very little for about three weeks before that. On top of that it is going to be nearly 100 F today. This will be a record high. On top of that it is humid. This morning while watching the shuttle land it was cooler in Florida and parts of Texas than it was here. My grass is brown and starting to blow away. Even the weeds are dying. This is not supposed to happen here! I can handle cold easier than this stuff. I would even prefer a reasonable amount of snow. /End rant
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/Rant on Ok I live in Ontario Canada and it has not rained where I am since July 2 and very little for about three weeks before that. On top of that it is going to be nearly 100 F today. This will be a record high. On top of that it is humid. This morning while watching the shuttle land it was cooler in Florida and parts of Texas than it was here. My grass is brown and starting to blow away. Even the weeds are dying. This is not supposed to happen here! I can handle cold easier than this stuff. I would even prefer a reasonable amount of snow. /End rant
Relief should be on the way, it was 96 degrees and 75% humidity here in north eastern North Dakota yesterday. Today the high will be 79 and the humidity is about 45% now. Had some pretty spectacular thunderstorms last night. This air mass is slowly moving east.
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I can handle cold easier than this stuff. I would even prefer a reasonable amount of snow.
Hey, no profanity on the forum. The "s" word is prohibited.

I probably hate this heat more than anyone else here because of my job. While most others are in a air conditioned office or home I am working 12 hours in 100 degree heat doing manual labor. I have to be very careful. Twice in the last week I have gone down to the ground for a few minutes because I wasn't physically able to stand. At least I didn't pass out like I did once in the past. As much as I dislike this heat it's still not as bad as winter.
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