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Old 07-30-2009, 10:53 AM   #661
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Farther south, where they're even more desperate, still nothing...
It's so damn dry here the county is considering a water pistol buy-back program.
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Old 07-30-2009, 11:20 AM   #662
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Summer has officially arrived here, as they say, "bring out the woolies."

Trade ya some of that heat for some cold wet drizzly fog.
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Old 07-30-2009, 11:38 AM   #663
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She likes to work in the yard, so I don't want to deprive her. But I will walk her dogs for her.

Just had a little rain shower and now it is clearing up. Probably about 70 today. Little old baby Judy the wiener dog now likes to be carried on her walks.
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Old 07-30-2009, 12:05 PM   #664
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Still only 75 here after some morning showers. I feel like my vacation started a couple days early.
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Old 07-30-2009, 12:12 PM   #665
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Got back into town (Tempe, AZ) on Tuesday and found the lawn in desperate need of mowing. Only problem: 115 F. My standard solution: wear shorts and t-shirt, and soak myself from head to toe with the hose. Mow for 10 minutes. Repeat.

Even despite our absurd heat, it's normal for these parts and we're reasonably prepared. I feel truly sorry for those in Portland or Seattle when it cracks 100 degrees there. We look forward to days that are merely 100 F, but they're just not set up with stuff like AC for that kind of weather. Bad news.
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Got back into town (Tempe, AZ) on Tuesday and found the lawn in desperate need of mowing. Only problem: 115 F. My standard solution: wear shorts and t-shirt, and soak myself from head to toe with the hose. Mow for 10 minutes. Repeat.

Even despite our absurd heat, it's normal for these parts and we're reasonably prepared. I feel truly sorry for those in Portland or Seattle when it cracks 100 degrees there. We look forward to days that are merely 100 F, but they're just not set up with stuff like AC for that kind of weather. Bad news.
And it is now staying at 100 degrees at night. When it drops into the low/mid 90's with low humidity I do enjoy the few hours on the patio before 9 am.

Hi Wally, I am over in Gilbert!
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Old 07-30-2009, 01:25 PM   #667
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When it drops into the low/mid 90's with low humidity I do enjoy the few hours on the patio before 9 am.
Yeah - but that's November!
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Yeah - but that's November!
That could be true Wally, but with the extra farmland here in the East Valley we get a little cooler a little earlier! A girls gotta have something to look forward to.
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Got to love rain. Last week it was 109 when we went into CostCo. A storm strafed us while we were inside. 30 minutes (and $200) later it had dropped to 84. And we haven't seen those lows since then.

Have staff visiting from our UK and Canada offices and are trying to translated the temps to C so they can go back and boast what they had been through.
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Got back into town (Tempe, AZ) on Tuesday and found the lawn in desperate need of mowing. Only problem: 115 F. My standard solution: wear shorts and t-shirt, and soak myself from head to toe with the hose. Mow for 10 minutes. Repeat.

Even despite our absurd heat, it's normal for these parts and we're reasonably prepared. I feel truly sorry for those in Portland or Seattle when it cracks 100 degrees there. We look forward to days that are merely 100 F, but they're just not set up with stuff like AC for that kind of weather. Bad news.
Did you try one of those personal misting systems? I always wondered how they work. We have a pool and it is only 92.
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You mean the single misting nozzle on a stand or the battery operated fan with a spray bottle attached? The former works sort of OK if you're sitting still. The latter is pretty useless.

I've tried everything over the years. When I'm really hot, drenching seems the best. I did field work for years in the truly hot areas northeast of Yuma. Even hotter than the Phoenix valley, routinely topping 120 F. My preferred, highly sophisticated approach, was to invert a bucket of water onto my head and shoulders.

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It's so damn dry here the county is considering a water pistol buy-back program.
Well, I just came back from a couple of days in SA. I hope you got some of the rain I brought with me.
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Well, I just came back from a couple of days in SA. I hope you got some of the rain I brought with me.
Thanks for the effort, but no such luck. There appears to be a lid above this area (~25 miles northwest of the Alamo).
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Today's August 1st and we just put on the ac. I hate it, but the humidity is high; when the humidity is so bad, its hard to get my inside work done so I guess I'll spend the day cleaning!
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I don't understand how the forecasters can *consistently* screw up the forecast high temperature by 5-7 degrees. When they say the high will be 97, you can count on 102 or 103 every time. When they say 100, think 106. They said 98 for today and it's already 103, and it's not even the time of day where the temperatures peak (usually around 4 to 5 PM). It's happened almost every day this summer.

At some point you'd think they'd just add 5 degrees to the local forecast high, and then they'd look really accurate...
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Bastadges.... But, when it's over 95, I feel like I'm wilting so it doesn't matter how much higher it goes.

I hate it when it's 90 at 10 p.m.
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We’re having a heat wave here and I’ve forgotten the survival techniques. Walked on the sunny side of the street this morning at 10 a.m., was dripping wet in a couple of blocks. What are the rules again?:

1) walk on the shady side;

2) like Marilyn Monroe in “Seven Year Itch” store underwear in the freezer;

3) run cold water over wrists;

4) run the fans;

5) go shopping in air conditioned stores or go see a movie;

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We’re having a heat wave here and I’ve forgotten the survival techniques. Walked on the sunny side of the street this morning at 10 a.m., was dripping wet in a couple of blocks. What are the rules again?:

1) walk on the shady side;

2) like Marilyn Monroe in “Seven Year Itch” store underwear in the freezer;

3) run cold water over wrists;

4) run the fans;

5) go shopping in air conditioned stores or go see a movie;

6)

7)
How about these?

1) dress for the weather - - as skimpily as you can get away with

2) don't do anything more strenuous than operating the TV remote

3) drink lots of ice water, don't eat hot food

4) frequent brief lukewarm to cold showers, to cool off

5) an electric fan if you have one (I love my ceiling fan!)

6) during mid-day, go to a mall or library with A/C

That should help, I hope!
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W2R, I could have used #1 (skimpy clothes) this morning. Blue jeans are not the "go everywhere" uniform I thought they were. I did work though, defrosted the ice box, the quickest it's ever melted.
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W2R, I could have used #1 (skimpy clothes) this morning. Blue jeans are not the "go everywhere" uniform I thought they were. I did work though, defrosted the ice box, the quickest it's ever melted.
I'll bet it did! I wear cotton "short shorts" and a loose cotton knit shirt in the summer (except at work, obviously). Or, at home alone even less. Defrosting the refrigerator sounds like a great kind of work to be doing in the heat.

I forgot to mention

7) close the blinds or drapes so that the sun doesn't come inside.

If it is just a little hot, you might want a door or window half open for the breeze - - but in the kind of heat we are having right now, that wouldn't be pleasant.
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