Hot Summer day 130°F

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  1. Lerner

    Lerner Well-Known Member

  2. Lerner

    Lerner Well-Known Member

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A long-running heat wave that has already shattered previous records across the U.S. persisted on Sunday, baking parts of the West with dangerous temperatures that caused the death of a motorcyclist in Death Valley and held the East in its hot and humid grip.
    An excessive heat warning — the National Weather Service's highest alert — was in effect for about 36 million people, or about 10% of the population, said NWS meteorologist Bryan Jackson. Dozens of locations in the West and Pacific Northwest tied or broke previous heat records.
  3. SteveFoerster

    SteveFoerster Resident Gadfly Staff Member

  4. AsianStew

    AsianStew Moderator Staff Member

    It's not even 100 here and I have the fan on... AC on upstairs...
  5. Lerner

    Lerner Well-Known Member

    It's where we stay when traveling to Niagara Falls.
    I was there last Oct, it was really nice.
    My other encounter with Buffalo was being stuck due to winter storms, freeway closures and lots of snow.
  6. Rich Douglas

    Rich Douglas Well-Known Member

    Or, come to Phoenix. It's 114 right now (at nearly 6pm).

    When we sold the house in Tucson and moved here, we gave up our pool. But we did put in a hot tub, which we will enjoy this evening. A hot tub? On a night like this? Yes, because we got the "cool zone" feature, where we can lower the temperature as low as the 60s. (You wouldn't want to do that.) We'll lower it to the low 90s and it will feel positively cool. It's been our refuge these past two summers.
  7. Rich Douglas

    Rich Douglas Well-Known Member

    It is now 10:45pm here in Arizona. (That's 11:45 for the rest of the Mountain Time Zone.) It's still 102 degrees. And yes, the spa was lovely this evening.

    I can't wait to move!
  8. Lerner

    Lerner Well-Known Member

    In the year 2000 I was working in Phoenix, 4 days a week, on a project.
    We used to play tennis at 6 AM, it would be a nice 80 degree temp.
    I recall the customer parking was shaded only for the company employees, so our cars parked on open sun parking and at 5 PM even with sun shield etc., it was impossible to touch the car.
    I remember my team and I felt great. The favored phrase was that who ever invented AC deserves a Nobel Prize.
    I prefer PX, AZ over Florida.
  9. SteveFoerster

    SteveFoerster Resident Gadfly Staff Member

    Some Miami-based friends told me that they're summering in the mid-Atlantic this year to avoid what's predicted to be a bad hurricane season. So as much as I love Florida, you may be right to prefer a warm place somewhere else.
  10. Bruce

    Bruce Moderator

    I endured temps regularly in the 120’s in Saudi Arabia at the end of my Gulf War deployment.

    It can’t even be described; it actually hurts to breathe, like you’re inhaling fire.

    But it’s a dry heat!!!
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