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Old 07-29-2009, 11:04 AM   #641
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Not this time. Low of 69 early this morning, heading up. Supposed to hit 103 today. I was wrong about it being dry- AccuWeather says 65% humidity. I have never before experienced this here.
Yuck. In Seattle? That's just weird.

Meanwhile, yet another promising storm system to our west immediately began to peter out as soon as it reached the western Hill Country, and it looks like we'll be lucky to get 0.01" of drizzle, with the good stuff all up to our north...
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Old 07-29-2009, 11:42 AM   #642
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Like quite a few of those in my generation I lived in S.F. forty some years ago, and I felt like I never got warm even in the summertime! The fog is just bone-chilling, but so beautiful and still at the same time (as I recall after all these years). If I were to go there now, the chilly summers would be easier to bear since I am older, heavier, and could afford a jacket.
It must have felt especially cold coming in from Hawaii. A friend from the Texas Hill Country complained bitterly about the cold. He's living in the desert now.
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My bleary mind is contemplating this a.m. and I realized even though we've had more rain than usual, I have not seen one mosquito.
They moved to Mississippi.
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We're hiding inside as much as possible - 106 107 in Independence? Not something we're used to here in the Willamette valley. My gal got back from the high desert - 29 Palms Ca. - just in time for the heat wave. a touch cooler here, but higher humidity.
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Old 07-29-2009, 12:18 PM   #645
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It must have felt especially cold coming in from Hawaii. A friend from the Texas Hill Country complained bitterly about the cold. He's living in the desert now.
Yes, that was a big reason why I felt so cold. As a young girl at that time, coming from Hawaii, I was used to wearing very light clothing. I just didn't have the clothing required to keep warm.
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I wish I had a Kiddie Pool out in the lobby.
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97°F
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Winds: NW
at 5mph

I wish I had a Kiddie Pool out in the lobby.
If they get you one, I'll send you a rubber ducky!

Be careful...don't get too hot...
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Well, we are saving on gas. My wife went to turn on the BBQ grille and it was already 150 degrees. Black grill in the direct sunlight.
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Wow. 97 in Seattle and currently only 83 here -- thanks to a cold front and cloud cover. Very, very strange.
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I have a different "problem".
It has been raining every next day or 2 out of 3 for the past month. Sunny days this summer can be counted on one hand. Only 2 days above 80. I will trade you just a few of my rainy days for your sunny days. Still, I wouldn't trade places.

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Yes, the rain - I get a job, buy a motorcycle with the proceeds, and I personally can claim to have ended the drought here. The thing sits in the garage on my days off more than riding because of the dang rain! That's why I'm at the keyboard instead of riding now.

AAARRRGGGHHH!
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Yes, the rain - I get a job, buy a motorcycle with the proceeds, and I personally can claim to have ended the drought here. The thing sits in the garage on my days off more than riding because of the dang rain! That's why I'm at the keyboard instead of riding now.
Walt, move to south TX and you'll get to ride all you want - or make a fortune as a rainmaker...
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It is dry. I notice almost no actual sweat. I guess it just evaporates immediately.
That's why the physiologists call it "Insensible Water Loss"!!
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I live in the vicinity of Seattle (the other side of the pond as they say)...107 degrees on my porch right now! We are known to whine when it gets up to 85 degrees!

Let the whining begin....holy schmokes... what is going on!
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Wow - some of these temps you folks are getting are unbelievable.

I joined the "100 Club" in Ephesus,Turkey while I was away. We were outside, walking among the Roman ruins, very slowly, and the tour guide told us it was something C degrees (can't remember), the equivalent of 100 F. She gave us all the option to sit and wait in the shade or continue. We had a 1.5L jug of water with us and felt fine so we continued. It was blazing hot.
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I started this thread when the Pacific NW was suffering snow and ice over New Years. Now we feel like we are bbq'd. I am in Portland for a few days and am staying inside. We are just not accustomed to this kind of heat. The forests are very dry.
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I remember.....it messed with the plans and hopes leading up to my retirement! The weather that is....not your thread........but it is all good if ya know what I mean.....after all, I AM retired!

I put in a heat pump this year....boy do I look like a genius today!!
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Its official folks. Seattle blew away the old record of 100 at SeaTac

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102.9 (39.4) 90.0 (32.2) In the 6 hours preceding Jul 29, 2009 - 07:53 PM EDT / 2009.07.29 2353 UTC
We went sailing to cool off. Probably only in the 80's out in the middle of Puget Sound. Burned myself on the seat buckle when I got back into the car.

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Rain!

And it is actually cool outside, 72 degrees!!!


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Looks like it's going to strafe the Austin area and the northern Hill Country. We are getting a few showers here. Farther south, where they're even more desperate, still nothing...
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