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This Heat is Terrible

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by jmurrayhead, Jul 22, 2011.

  1. jmurrayhead

    jmurrayhead Well-Known Member

    We've been hit by a terrible heat wave in the eastern US. It's 08:00 and already 81 F/ 27 C here in DC. We're supposed to have a high of 103 F/ 39 C...but with the humidity it will feel like 115 F/ 46 C.

    Yesterday I was pretty brave and fired up the grill. Within seconds I had worked up a sweat from just walking around on my deck. I really wanted a cheeseburger :D
  2. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    We were at the beach on Sunday and had to leave after 30 minutes due to gale force winds and driving rain :D

    Whose bright idea was it to go to the beach? ;)

    Driving from London to Reading on Saturday there was torrential rain and I had to slow right down at one point as visibility was so bad.
  3. jmurrayhead

    jmurrayhead Well-Known Member

    Not yours, right? :LOL:

    We're supposed to have thunderstorms tomorrow. It's going to be a hot, humid, weekend. :(
  4. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Not exactly, it was more of a group decision :D

    I know who I'm blaming though :whistle:
  5. mcrider

    mcrider Member

    It's finally cooling off here (Racine, WI) Wed. was 104 F with a "feels like" temp of 119F and today we actually got some rain..:)
  6. glorify

    glorify Well-Known Member

    After shoveling so much snow this year, I won't complain at all. I'll just sit in my pool and smile :)
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  7. jmurrayhead

    jmurrayhead Well-Known Member


    I'm hoping the rain we're supposed to get tomorrow helps.
  8. Peggy

    Peggy Well-Known Member

    It ain't just the east coast darlin. Yesterday we hit 96° here in Ohio, with heat index of 105°. Only 93 today. Whoopie doo. When it get's this hot, 3° doesn't make any difference.
    By tomorrow, I can promise you, I'll be begging for cold and snow. I can not stand heat, especially not this hot.

    Somewhere in Minnesota it reached 113° yesterday. :confused:

    ugh ugh ugh [​IMG]
  9. jmurrayhead

    jmurrayhead Well-Known Member

    Oh I know. I wasn't specifically saying the coast, but the whole eastern side of the US. I know that, technically, you guys are considered the mid-west...which never made any sense to me.

    I like heat...just not this much. Gimme 80's any day :)
  10. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    We're off to Turkey soon, a few years ago when we were there it hit 52C, that's just over 125F.
  11. Peggy

    Peggy Well-Known Member

    yeah I don't get why they call us midwest either. Go figure.
  12. Peggy

    Peggy Well-Known Member

    OUCH!! :sick:
  13. Forsaken

    Forsaken Well-Known Member

    Whereas its been mostly cool this summer for CA...

    Though we had that ridiculous 100+ Weather in the Winter :rolleyes:.
  14. bambua

    bambua Well-Known Member

    That's because anything that wasn't an original colony isn't allowed to be in the east :p But seriously this heat can knock down a notch or two anytime now. Chicago has been just as bad :/
  15. Dodgeboard

    Dodgeboard Well-Known Member

    It's been between 100-115 every day here in Kansas for over a month and a half. Worse thing. It hasn't rained once. Everything is dying and the non-irrigated crops are a total loss. 4th of July fireworks were banned for the first time in decades.

    Never, can I remember such sustained heat without rain.
  16. Peggy

    Peggy Well-Known Member

    Mama Nature is pissed off at us. :(
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  17. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Stay-cool tips from an Arkansas farmer

    Douglas Holmstrom, a 67-year-old businessman and cattle farmer in Lonoke County, tells the BBC:
    • When doing outdoor construction work, keep the tools in the shade so they don't burn your hands
    • Start work early in the day
    • Wear a wet rag around your neck
    • "I wear a straw hat, I take plenty of breaks, and I make sure to work with somebody most of the time. You have to watch out for one another"
    • Don't get too used to the air conditioning: "The kids these days are so tuned to TV and to doing their games, they can't deal with the heat. If you stay outside and you're used to it, you can deal with it"
    • Eat fresh vegetables and fruits - stay away from greasy food

    What on earth is the BBC doing putting that on the main article?

  18. Forsaken

    Forsaken Well-Known Member

    What, you thought there was actually important stuff going on in the world!?
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  19. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    I didn't mean the article itself, I meant the tips from some random Arkansas farmer.
  20. Bob

    Bob Well-Known Member

    65 today :) Love Montana!! Its actually snowing in Glacier haha

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