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I AM MELTING HERE. i have lost 5.5 lbs since this heat wave started (headline on yesterday's daily news: IT COULD GO UP TO 100 DEGREES TODAY) but at what cost? i just feel unpleasant and sweaty and in need of like 5 showers a day.

maura, Thursday, 4 July 2002 00:00 (twenty-two years ago) link

i'm probably going to take another shower in like an hour or so answers.

maura, Thursday, 4 July 2002 00:00 (twenty-two years ago) link

what abt ice cream maura?

Julio Desouza, Thursday, 4 July 2002 00:00 (twenty-two years ago) link

it is summer, it is meant to be hot

keith, Thursday, 4 July 2002 00:00 (twenty-two years ago) link

Haha it is dark and has just started to rain in sunny old London village, heh heh. Come over Maura you can have some English Pret food. Or Tobys NUMMY pasta sauce recipes mmmmmmmm pumpkin!!!

Sarah, Thursday, 4 July 2002 00:00 (twenty-two years ago) link

It's so hot in London that the pub we were in last night saw fit to have a fire going, heh.

Tim, Thursday, 4 July 2002 00:00 (twenty-two years ago) link

Another reason for smug West Coast superiority -- humidity? what's humidity?

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 4 July 2002 00:00 (twenty-two years ago) link

ha at the expense of NO WINTERS which is only acceptable if a mentalist like oh say YOU

Josh, Thursday, 4 July 2002 00:00 (twenty-two years ago) link

HA! PH34R THE HEAT!!

I had rain for like 3 days in a row and got all wet while going home. This morning was 23 degrees. So much happiness for this i cant even begian to talk about it

Chupa-Cabras, Thursday, 4 July 2002 00:00 (twenty-two years ago) link

Maura, where are you? It's been ridiculously hot and humid here in Philadelphia. Just walking a couple blocks makes me start to groan.

DeRayMi, Thursday, 4 July 2002 00:00 (twenty-two years ago) link

Precisely, Josh! And believe me, that is a great comfort to know that I can walk around with, oh, a sweater in February while you're watching the salt corrode your car and wondering why the pipes have frozen and taking twenty minutes to get dressed so you can walk outside for about ten feet and...

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 4 July 2002 00:00 (twenty-two years ago) link

Loads of people are moaning about how cold it is here in London but it is just cold for July. I still had the fan on earlier. When it gets very hot I have a small portable air conditioner which I put a couple of feet from me.

Martin Skidmore, Thursday, 4 July 2002 00:00 (twenty-two years ago) link

the heat's rotten. it makes me sleep all the time and then i feel worse when i wake up. i've found that iced tea for some reason makes me feel much cooler than cold water though, so drink lots of iced tea.

Maria, Thursday, 4 July 2002 00:00 (twenty-two years ago) link

Yeah, down with heat. It's the best summer in London in ages!

jel --, Thursday, 4 July 2002 00:00 (twenty-two years ago) link

the best thing to do in this heat is to get all worked up, slam a Corona, and then go outside and run around. Soon the heat and the exhaustion and the beer kicks in, and it's as if you drank the whole case. Everything slowwwwss doooown. Then go take an ice cold shower. Ah boredom.

Timothy, Thursday, 4 July 2002 00:00 (twenty-two years ago) link

haha ned you're just a big pussy is all there is to it

Josh, Thursday, 4 July 2002 00:00 (twenty-two years ago) link

You just keep telling yourself that next winter, Josh. ;-)

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 4 July 2002 00:00 (twenty-two years ago) link

haha ned I would gladly dump summer in place of double the winter

Josh, Thursday, 4 July 2002 00:00 (twenty-two years ago) link

as would i! major college criterion: "does it snow a lot?"

Maria, Thursday, 4 July 2002 00:00 (twenty-two years ago) link

make sure they're not one of those pansy schools that takes off like a whole month during the best snow-time!

Josh, Thursday, 4 July 2002 00:00 (twenty-two years ago) link

Days like these call for a mint jeulip, a lawn chair and a white hankerchief so you can dab your furrowed brow and say...

Woooooo...!

Just like that.

JM, Thursday, 4 July 2002 00:00 (twenty-two years ago) link

in hackney it is raining and grey again!! hurrah!!

mark s, Friday, 5 July 2002 00:00 (twenty-two years ago) link

You guys are sissies. The New Orleans summer is kickin' in and you'll sweat through your shirt standing in the shade. It is gross beyond words but sweat is the great equalizer: everyone is a sweaty goon right now--cops can't fuck with you 'cause they're all dripping and panting, no one's gonna mug you 'cause they can't run away, even the three-card monte scammers are too wiped to hustle.

The murder rate goes way up in the summer, of course--you can shoot someone from air-conditioned comfort.

adam, Saturday, 6 July 2002 00:00 (twenty-two years ago) link

five years pass...

Cheezuz christo, los angeles.

remy bean, Monday, 3 September 2007 19:59 (sixteen years ago) link

KILL ME NOW

max, Monday, 3 September 2007 20:32 (sixteen years ago) link

i was in encino friday -- at 113º i went swimming in an 87º pool to cool off and ended up with all sorts of weird breathing trubbles.

remy bean, Monday, 3 September 2007 20:37 (sixteen years ago) link

my wading pool is too hot to even bother... i take cold showers every hour and stand in front of a fan

max, Monday, 3 September 2007 20:39 (sixteen years ago) link

three weeks pass...

do not want

mookieproof, Tuesday, 25 September 2007 21:47 (sixteen years ago) link

I got pretty used to it being in the 110-115º F range, but now it's in the high 80s/late 90s. If it were 5-10º cooler, I would adore it, but as it stands it just feels like the weather is TEASING me. "It could be Fall, but....naw. Haha."

Abbott, Tuesday, 25 September 2007 21:51 (sixteen years ago) link

fuck this shit

river wolf, Tuesday, 25 September 2007 22:17 (sixteen years ago) link

I think this shit is supposed to be fucked tomorrow.

jaymc, Tuesday, 25 September 2007 22:39 (sixteen years ago) link

THANK GOD

river wolf, Tuesday, 25 September 2007 22:40 (sixteen years ago) link

I can't be bothered to check, but I don't think it got to 100 all summer. Which is just bizarre in these parts.

Oilyrags, Wednesday, 26 September 2007 00:49 (sixteen years ago) link

uhhhhh
bleah

rrrobyn, Wednesday, 26 September 2007 22:54 (sixteen years ago) link

Amsterdam was nice, and then I came back home to schvitzville.

Rock Hardy, Wednesday, 26 September 2007 22:57 (sixteen years ago) link

Starting to get hot.
the front passenger-side window of my car asploded in the car park on Friday, it was so fucking weird.

W4LTER, Sunday, 30 September 2007 23:20 (sixteen years ago) link

..And it was almost definitely the heat as there was no projectile in or around the car and a co-worker was nearby it when it happened.

Glass was everywhere :((

W4LTER, Sunday, 30 September 2007 23:26 (sixteen years ago) link

Oh nice. I just posted this to the Chicago thread. This is my local El station

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/149/405057393_01c7c543d7.jpg

I cannot wait.

Jesse, Tuesday, 2 October 2007 03:49 (sixteen years ago) link

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/126/405057398_2a5c4820e9_b.jpg

Jesse, Tuesday, 2 October 2007 03:50 (sixteen years ago) link

BITE YER TONGUE.

en i see kay, Tuesday, 2 October 2007 03:50 (sixteen years ago) link

It's October 1, 10:53 PM and it's still 70 degrees. And tomorrow's high is forecasted to be 80. I am ANGRY and I want searing, skin-shattering cold. I have since summer began. I even wanted it in February when we had weeks of record lows.

Bring it on.

Jesse, Tuesday, 2 October 2007 03:55 (sixteen years ago) link

Think of those of us who MIGHT DIE.

en i see kay, Tuesday, 2 October 2007 03:57 (sixteen years ago) link

?

As my father always used to say, "You can always put on more layers in winter." (In summer you can only get so naked and still be miserable.)

Believe me, anyone I encounter in the dead soupy heat of summer has their lives in danger.

Jesse, Tuesday, 2 October 2007 04:05 (sixteen years ago) link

I'm really skinny, anemic, and have poor circulation. Winter is just 4 months of shivering for me. I live in Chicago because I hate myself, obv.

But I suppose I'm glad that some people enjoy the Time of Sad.

en i see kay, Tuesday, 2 October 2007 04:17 (sixteen years ago) link

Ppl complaining about today being too hot here already. In Melbourne. In SPRING. The hell?

I'm lovin it.

Trayce, Tuesday, 2 October 2007 04:21 (sixteen years ago) link

But then again it isnt blindingly hot.

Trayce, Tuesday, 2 October 2007 04:22 (sixteen years ago) link

I complain about too hot when the snow starts to melt. Not being contrary for its own sake, but summer makes me cranky, miserable, and depressed. I stay inside next to the A/C that is cranked to the coldest setting.

Like so many people in Chicago I have radiators with a mind of their own, so even when it's 10 degrees outside, I open the windows and let the wind in.

Jesse, Tuesday, 2 October 2007 04:53 (sixteen years ago) link

Not being contrary for its own sake, but summer makes me cranky, miserable, and depressed.

Get rid of "depressed" and I echo your feelings. I anticipate the first snowstom of winter with much glee.
And fall is my favorite.

Capitaine Jay Vee, Tuesday, 2 October 2007 06:32 (sixteen years ago) link

Fall is wonderful. Though I don't appreciate how summer is encroaching on it. But in its purest form it is delightful--cool, sometimes sunny, sometimes drizzly, and the smells are the best.

Jesse, Tuesday, 2 October 2007 10:58 (sixteen years ago) link

it should not be 86 degrees f right now, here

mookieproof, Monday, 8 October 2007 17:57 (sixteen years ago) link

It’s so hot in NYC that the Third Ave Bridge over the Harlem River can’t fully open/close because the heat has expanded the steel. We saw workers using a saw to shave part of the steel down & fire boats shooting water on the bridge to cool it down @nbcnewyork #nbc4ny #nyc #heat pic.twitter.com/lAxdyXNHEP

— Jesse Hamilton (@JesseJHamilton) July 8, 2024

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Monday, 8 July 2024 22:40 (one week ago) link

It’s 83 in New York right now so I’m not convinced but could be!

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Monday, 8 July 2024 22:41 (one week ago) link

Improvised bridge maintenance seems like it could be problematic.

papal hotwife (milo z), Monday, 8 July 2024 22:43 (one week ago) link

i'm assuming it's not so much the high temp today (which is not that high) but the sustained heat of the last few weeks that has caused the bridge to accumulate enough heat to be stuck open?

, Monday, 8 July 2024 22:47 (one week ago) link

Clickbait
It’s really not that hot

calstars, Monday, 8 July 2024 22:56 (one week ago) link

balmy 75*F in Oakland right now, but it's supposed to heat up again later this week

Andy the Grasshopper, Monday, 8 July 2024 23:06 (one week ago) link

it's too effing hot imo

Clay, Tuesday, 9 July 2024 02:17 (one week ago) link

Really?

calstars, Tuesday, 9 July 2024 02:34 (one week ago) link

Las Vegas whooee (I'm not there, but it's effing hot)

https://abc7.com/post/las-vegas-shatters-hottest-day-record-120-degrees/15041684/

Heard an NPR report about people showing up at the Vegas hospital with burns from the pavement.

calstars if you wanna be a high-temp hardman, maybe keep it to an nyc thread

mookieproof, Tuesday, 9 July 2024 02:51 (one week ago) link

https://i.imgur.com/onVes4O.png

K

calstars, Tuesday, 9 July 2024 03:06 (one week ago) link

It's a refreshing 72 degrees here.

Nice weather for July, if you're able to ignore the residual Beryl blasts and tornado warnings.

pplains, Tuesday, 9 July 2024 03:08 (one week ago) link

I mean, it’s not even August…

calstars, Tuesday, 9 July 2024 03:22 (one week ago) link

it's not even close to August

more difficult than I look (Aimless), Tuesday, 9 July 2024 03:29 (one week ago) link

Summer starts in fucking May now

Bad Bairns (Boring, Maryland), Tuesday, 9 July 2024 04:34 (one week ago) link

Omg the air is so thick and gross

(•̪●) (carne asada), Wednesday, 10 July 2024 17:35 (one week ago) link

Yeah there's something unusually dispiriting about this recent NYC weather. Feels like being trapped in a hot soup. After a 15 minute walk I have to come home and hang dry my clothes.

Josefa, Wednesday, 10 July 2024 20:09 (one week ago) link

I think that (in a way) our 2024 summer weather is kinda what I imagined 2000 weather would be when it was like 1989 or 1990: just sheer misery

Marten Broadcloak, mild-mannered GOP congressman (Raymond Cummings), Wednesday, 10 July 2024 20:20 (one week ago) link

I feel like the switch flipped on NYC summers about 5-8 years ago, where it went from 2-3 waves of hot and steamy weather over a summer (and just hot the rest of the time) to it being hot and steamy pretty much the entire summer.

il lavoro mi rovina la giornata (PBKR), Wednesday, 10 July 2024 20:23 (one week ago) link

i must admit (to calstars) that it hasn't actually been crazy *hot* in nyc, but even mid-80s is a nightmare with humidity/dewpoints this high. can't imagine doing construction work in this

obviously the state governments of texas and florida have done a lot of awful shit lately, but preemtively banning local ordinances requiring breaks for workers in hot weather is among the most blatantly cruel (and racist)

mookieproof, Wednesday, 10 July 2024 21:14 (one week ago) link

xp NYC's climate classification switched from humid continental to humid subtropical in 2020 https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/24/nyregion/climate-change-nyc.html

, Wednesday, 10 July 2024 21:26 (one week ago) link

Thank u mookie for that vote of sanity

calstars, Wednesday, 10 July 2024 21:48 (one week ago) link

龜 - At least I'm not imagining it :(

il lavoro mi rovina la giornata (PBKR), Thursday, 11 July 2024 01:23 (one week ago) link

every day the forecast two days out from now says it will be a few degrees cooler, but when that day comes it ends up being just as hot

, Thursday, 11 July 2024 14:08 (one week ago) link

yesterday was finally, dramatically cooler in nyc - but only after 6 PM, when things settled down into the low 80s and there was a decent breeze.

the last visible dot (Doctor Casino), Thursday, 11 July 2024 14:30 (one week ago) link

11 of the last 21 days have reached 90 degrees, nine of those days surpassing it.

Today's expected high is 90.

Josefa, Thursday, 11 July 2024 14:36 (one week ago) link

Thankfully not as bad today since have to trapse all over the city

(•̪●) (carne asada), Thursday, 11 July 2024 15:19 (one week ago) link

108 in Sacramento yesterday, 111 today, 111 Friday, 100 saturday
then back down into 90’s for a while

i may not survive til sunday

werewolves of laudanum (VegemiteGrrl), Thursday, 11 July 2024 16:30 (one week ago) link

Those Western temperatures break my brain. Forecast for Palm Springs is sunny and over 100 every day for the next week.

Josefa, Thursday, 11 July 2024 16:43 (one week ago) link

My first world problem so far in NYC so far is having to see the P1 alert every six hours or so on the A/C and having to drag the unit over to the tub to drain it

Thrapple from the Apple (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 11 July 2024 16:46 (one week ago) link

I’m assuming it’s related to the dew point humidity thing mookie mentioned

Thrapple from the Apple (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 11 July 2024 16:47 (one week ago) link

And here it is, like clockwork

Thrapple from the Apple (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 11 July 2024 17:23 (one week ago) link

Worried that maybe I emptied it over energetically and broke some part that is supposed to splash the water onto the fans for evaporation purposes

Thrapple from the Apple (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 11 July 2024 17:24 (one week ago) link

It’s awkward to drain those things, I usually get some water on the floor

Josefa, Thursday, 11 July 2024 17:31 (one week ago) link

Yeah, we used to use some combination of a dish and a cookie sheet slid underneath. I'd also make sure all filters/vents are clean. But ultimately I think those things are truly meant to work with a drain hose installed in the bottom, which was never a practical possibility in our apartment.

the last visible dot (Doctor Casino), Thursday, 11 July 2024 17:57 (one week ago) link

Cleaned all the filters a few days ago

Thrapple from the Apple (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 11 July 2024 17:59 (one week ago) link

At first I only did the top two and then I remembered or saw the other two

Thrapple from the Apple (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 11 July 2024 17:59 (one week ago) link

I used to drain mine every couple of months, but it wasn't our only air conditioner; we had two window units going — one in the bedroom and one in the office — at the same time. The "portable" (LOL; the thing weighed like 100 lbs and dragging it out of the basement every May, then dragging it back down in September, was the bane of my existence) unit was in the living room. Now I have just one AC — a big one in the main room of the apartment that keeps everything comfortable. Having thick double-glazed windows to keep the insane winter cold at bay (it was -30 for a week or so in January) also helps keep the place cool in summer, it seems.

Instead of create and send out, it pull back and consume (unperson), Thursday, 11 July 2024 18:52 (one week ago) link

heat index in houston, tx is supposed to be 106 degrees today and over a million people still don't have power after the storm there.

scott seward, Thursday, 11 July 2024 19:04 (one week ago) link

Meanwhile their governor is screwing around in asia.

(•̪●) (carne asada), Thursday, 11 July 2024 19:10 (one week ago) link

its about 93 degrees here right now. its pretty hot out. but not as swampy as the last few days thankfully.

scott seward, Thursday, 11 July 2024 19:21 (one week ago) link

xxp ha nobody in Oakland has air conditioning, we just suffer gladly with tiny, impotent fans that just blow hot air around

Andy the Grasshopper, Thursday, 11 July 2024 19:23 (one week ago) link

that's how people die now. living in places that never needed air conditioning. and then its 106 degrees.

but houston...i doubt you can really live there without AC.

scott seward, Thursday, 11 July 2024 19:29 (one week ago) link

I’m too cheap to use AC in my house. Somehow I get by, I think by neighbors using theirs and therefore the building being cool or something

calstars, Thursday, 11 July 2024 19:30 (one week ago) link

living in places that never needed air conditioning. and then its 106 degrees

AKA Portland Oregon

Andy the Grasshopper, Thursday, 11 July 2024 19:32 (one week ago) link

but houston...i doubt you can really live there without AC

haha, my friend growing up had one window unit for the entire house, placed in his parents' bedroom... he slept over at my house a lot. houston's privatized energy utility CenterPoint has indeed screwed the pooch and after days has still failed to restore power to like half the city.

the absence of bikes (f. hazel), Thursday, 11 July 2024 19:52 (one week ago) link

Heh, CenterPoint bought our utility company a few years ago and within weeks, was getting sued by our (GOP) state attorney general for price gouging.

pplains, Thursday, 11 July 2024 20:38 (one week ago) link

FWIW, my family refused to use air conditioning when I was growing up - they were very frugal to be kind - so I used to spend most of my time in the basement as it was the one place that would remain cool. Not much help if you don’t have a basement level floor but if you do, I’d go there if you can’t run the AC.

birdistheword, Thursday, 11 July 2024 22:18 (one week ago) link

the heat wave finally hit here today (slc - 106 degrees). a new record for us by two degrees. we canceled plans to see j's nephews, who are in town, last minute. car ac can't cool things down enough. standing outside in this for even a few minutes seems like not a good idea. also the air quality is baaaad, looks like ozone from all of the ac.

he/him hoo-hah (map), Thursday, 11 July 2024 22:45 (one week ago) link


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