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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 (seventeen 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 (seventeen years ago) link

what abt ice cream maura?

Julio Desouza, Thursday, 4 July 2002 00:00 (seventeen years ago) link

it is summer, it is meant to be hot

keith, Thursday, 4 July 2002 00:00 (seventeen 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 (seventeen 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 (seventeen years ago) link

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

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 4 July 2002 00:00 (seventeen 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 (seventeen 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 (seventeen 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 (seventeen 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 (seventeen 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 (seventeen 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 (seventeen years ago) link

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

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

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

Josh, Thursday, 4 July 2002 00:00 (seventeen years ago) link

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

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 4 July 2002 00:00 (seventeen years ago) link

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

Josh, Thursday, 4 July 2002 00:00 (seventeen years ago) link

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

Maria, Thursday, 4 July 2002 00:00 (seventeen 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 (seventeen 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 (seventeen years ago) link

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

mark s, Friday, 5 July 2002 00:00 (seventeen 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 (seventeen years ago) link

five years pass...

Cheezuz christo, los angeles.

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

KILL ME NOW

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

three weeks pass...

do not want

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

fuck this shit

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

I think this shit is supposed to be fucked tomorrow.

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

THANK GOD

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

uhhhhh
bleah

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

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

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

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

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

BITE YER TONGUE.

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

Think of those of us who MIGHT DIE.

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

But then again it isnt blindingly hot.

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

it should not be 86 degrees f right now, here

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

a UK friend of mine just bought an portable air conditioner. this is the first time i've heard of anyone i know there doing this.

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Thursday, 25 July 2019 19:49 (two months ago) link

this might belong on Things you were shockingly old when you learned but I just figured out why relative humidity conveys less information about how humid it feels than dew point:

Dew point vs. humidity

after a few weeks with highs steadily in the upper 90s, we're getting a cool spell in Georgia ... this afternoon it's a delightful 86 F and only 37% humidity (dew point 53 F)

Brad C., Thursday, 25 July 2019 20:04 (two months ago) link

Extreme air-conditioning, Singapore style.

[photo: VL Kong, C. Green, Reuters] pic.twitter.com/EhlJ7YdcVU

— Irène DB (@UrbanFoxxxx) July 25, 2019

calzino, Thursday, 25 July 2019 20:13 (two months ago) link

it was in the 30s one time so far this summer here and i found it unbearable. had an awful night's sleep

bookmarkflaglink (jim in vancouver), Thursday, 25 July 2019 20:34 (two months ago) link

I don't mind these heatwaves in small doses myself, but it is a nightmare when you have a young adult with autism in the house. He has been unsettled and attacking staff at the school where the AC system didn't work today apparently and I've just had my first shirt ripped at the neck in probably about a year, which previously occurred during the heatwave last year. Might need to look at one of these portable AC units.

calzino, Thursday, 25 July 2019 21:06 (two months ago) link

Really love it myself in London at the moment. I’m having a relaxing evening on the Southbank. But it does help to have elements of the day under control, such as being able to walk into work and back, and not having to use the tube or bus.

Luna Schlosser, Thursday, 25 July 2019 21:11 (two months ago) link

Ugh. Why is it still so hot? I have three fans going and it’s still just awful.

Benson and the Jets (ENBB), Thursday, 25 July 2019 21:16 (two months ago) link

Lol sorry. I’m clearly not built to be in this kind of heat without AC.

Benson and the Jets (ENBB), Thursday, 25 July 2019 21:17 (two months ago) link

totally got lied to by the met office - didn't hear one solitary crack of thunder tonight:(

calzino, Thursday, 25 July 2019 23:18 (two months ago) link

Hottest day on record in Nederland today, 41.7 (107) degrees.

― Arthur Lowe & Love (Tom D.), Thursday, July 25, 2019 8:51 PM (yesterday) bookmarkflaglink

It was a solid 40.7 (not 41.7), but yeah. There's a nice breeze out but it's just more warmth, really. I'm lucky the coolest place of my whole house is the bedroom (it's the lowest place of the house).

Le Bateau Ivre, Thursday, 25 July 2019 23:31 (two months ago) link

I had a portable aircon unit that I sold earlier this year and God I could do with it now. Just cannot sleep in this.

Alba, Thursday, 25 July 2019 23:56 (two months ago) link

I don't mind these heatwaves in small doses myself, but it is a nightmare when you have a young adult with autism in the house. He has been unsettled and attacking staff at the school where the AC system didn't work today apparently and I've just had my first shirt ripped at the neck in probably about a year, which previously occurred during the heatwave last year. Might need to look at one of these portable AC units.

― calzino, Thursday, 25 July 2019 21:06 (yesterday) bookmarkflaglink

i work with teenagers with autism and its summer scheme at the moment (which i don't work for) and i can only imagine what its like in that school (no airconditioning, glass-lined corridors, no shade in the playgrounds) and the effect it must be having on everyone there.

Have you looked into renting an a/c, just an idea (i did a bit of research and its still incredibly expensive, but more infinitely more affordable than buying and maybe more useful than the consumer grade ice+fan units that are apparently v noisey and consequently potentially v triggering) idk if you could get a trades discount also?

plax (ico), Friday, 26 July 2019 07:48 (two months ago) link

I was looking at some reviews last night and was thinking that perhaps £400+ is a lot for something you might only need for a couple of days of the year and it might not even be that good a product and it might require some maintenance.. new parts etc... And then I gave up. The school will have AC working again today apparently, it's sod's law that it broke down on the worst possible day... he has a LA funded place in a private NAS school so they are very well resourced.

calzino, Friday, 26 July 2019 08:05 (two months ago) link

the decent looking AC units are in the "if you have ask the price..." category. Sometimes just a good old fashioned fan does the trick, but that depends on his mood because sometimes the noise can be triggering ... but infuriatingly sometimes he will blast out loud youtubes ...of noisy fans on his ipad!

calzino, Friday, 26 July 2019 08:14 (two months ago) link

lol so annoying! kids!

the school i work for is incredibly well resourced but there's an infuriating lack attention given to the building. they built a new extension a few years ago with an incredibly echoey staircase that all the children need to use at approximately the same time. Even if you meet someone there when there's no kids around and stop to ask them something, you both need to yell in order to be heard over the extreme echo. I can't imagine sound dampening pads would be *that* expensive, especially compared with some of the vanity projects the head spends money on, but people have been raising it for years as urgent and it gets nowhere. not saying this is anywhere like the situation at your son's school though.

plax (ico), Friday, 26 July 2019 08:23 (two months ago) link

Future heatwave tip: I managed to cool down enough to sleep by holding a frozen water bottle against pulse points (bend of arm, back of knees, inside wrist) which brought near-immediate relief.

suzy, Friday, 26 July 2019 08:24 (two months ago) link

bcz i'm obsessed with thunderstorms (and blitzortung's little clicks and flashes) -- and bcz this has been a semi-emergency* worth preparing for, i've been following the "london weather" page fairly closely for several days and it's actually really interest for substantially the predictions have been changing hour by hour.

greater heat of course means greater energy pumped into the weather system, which makes it more volatile = quite unexpected systems (such as massive thunderstorms) developing very fast, much faster than we're used to in the UK? i don't know enough abt weather science (=anything at all) but i've been wondering if the current dynamic is making the met's routine job (=basically saying if it's going to rain or be sunny tomorrow) a lot harder, bcz the swerves are becoming more sudden and extreme, especially for a country that's historically (and lol smugly) temperate

*semi only in the sense that it's a foretaste

mark s, Friday, 26 July 2019 10:22 (two months ago) link

Agree with this last

U or Astro-U? (James Redd and the Blecchs), Friday, 26 July 2019 10:24 (two months ago) link

also i was out on the town in the heat with friends last night and i have to say the genuine unsung heroes of london public transport are the people who remember to bring old-school hand-held fans (the paper ones with wooden ribs) out with them, bcz they help cool everyone near them

mark s, Friday, 26 July 2019 10:28 (two months ago) link

two great things about hand-held fans: they are the only sustainable source of cooling in 2019 and if they're elaborately patterned and/or painted they'll make your corpse look more attractive when you drop dead of heat exhaustion in the middle of the high street

another no-holds-barred Tokey Wedge adventure for men (bizarro gazzara), Friday, 26 July 2019 10:30 (two months ago) link

lol i nearly added a line to say "bg to the thread in 10 to point out that the wood and paper industries are why the world is on fire and getting worse" it's like i don't know you at all dude

mark s, Friday, 26 July 2019 10:34 (two months ago) link

i contain multitudes

another no-holds-barred Tokey Wedge adventure for men (bizarro gazzara), Friday, 26 July 2019 10:38 (two months ago) link

but for real though you can make fans from recycled paper and recycle old fans, so it's vastly more sustainable than firing up the aircon to burn fossil fuels to ameliorate the effects of fossil fuels

our house slept with two fans on last night tho, i am the problem i face

another no-holds-barred Tokey Wedge adventure for men (bizarro gazzara), Friday, 26 July 2019 10:40 (two months ago) link

My hand fan is wooden slats, cloth fan.

suzy, Friday, 26 July 2019 10:41 (two months ago) link

and one of those fans arrived as a same-day amazon delivery lol we're all gonna die

another no-holds-barred Tokey Wedge adventure for men (bizarro gazzara), Friday, 26 July 2019 10:41 (two months ago) link

Many x-posts to calzino: I used to look after kids with special needs in the summer, but it was Scotland in the 90s - I think there were only one or two days when it was Hot, and the whole atmosphere of the group was so fed up and testy. I can imagine it’s a lot of work.

Leaghaidh am brón an t-anam bochd (dowd), Friday, 26 July 2019 10:41 (two months ago) link

I can only imagine how people with autism experience oppressive heat, but as we don't get much time to acclimatise to these type of conditions, it's often going to be a literal meltdown trigger for them.

calzino, Friday, 26 July 2019 10:47 (two months ago) link

I think yesterday was the high-point of summer and now it's fading, might not break 30 again

ogmor, Friday, 26 July 2019 11:58 (two months ago) link

Evenings are drawing in rapidly.

Luna Schlosser, Friday, 26 July 2019 12:15 (two months ago) link

LOL rain.

Arthur Lowe & Love (Tom D.), Friday, 26 July 2019 12:20 (two months ago) link

yep this weekend we have a forecast of sustained rain and sub 20° temperatures with about 80% humidity, almost perfect.

calzino, Friday, 26 July 2019 12:38 (two months ago) link

having reached 23 last night we were finally able to open windows this morning but only for a few hours and it hit 32 again today so it's hot inside once more. but the rains will arrive soon thankfully; and models indicate that August, at least into week 3, will not be hot, so I am optimistic once more.

L'assie (Euler), Friday, 26 July 2019 15:43 (two months ago) link

It’s a v comfortable 25 degrees and sunny here now, beer garden weather 😎 everyone already moaning that summer is over because that’s what Brits like to do whenever summer isn’t over but I’m happy with mid, high 20s and sunshine for weeks - don’t need it to always be 30+

(I know I’m on the wrong thread but as stated we have no I love weather)

2019OK plus bennu (wins), Friday, 26 July 2019 16:14 (two months ago) link

three weeks pass...

Car registrations, the city vehicle fleet, and VMT are all way up under @BilldeBlasio so if you’re wondering why it’s so unbearably hot in the city, that’s part of the reason. https://t.co/p79bLTYFqb

— Doug Gordon (@BrooklynSpoke) August 21, 2019

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 21 August 2019 16:13 (two months ago) link

one month passes...

so bad and hated

mookieproof, Wednesday, 2 October 2019 18:45 (two weeks ago) link

happy 90 (feels like 95) degrees in new york on *checks date* october 2

american bradass (BradNelson), Wednesday, 2 October 2019 18:46 (two weeks ago) link

autumnal indefinitely after the rain, they say

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 2 October 2019 18:48 (two weeks ago) link

yeah i'm glad this is the last heatwave

american bradass (BradNelson), Wednesday, 2 October 2019 18:50 (two weeks ago) link

Fucking freezing here.

Let them eat Pfifferlinge an Schneckensauce (Tom D.), Wednesday, 2 October 2019 18:57 (two weeks ago) link

maybe the roaches and ants in my kitchen will go to Florida

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 2 October 2019 19:27 (two weeks ago) link

freezing in LA!

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Wednesday, 2 October 2019 19:34 (two weeks ago) link

Down to 4C in Paris tonight, it rules

L'assie (Euler), Wednesday, 2 October 2019 19:35 (two weeks ago) link

The weather in Seattle is perfect, as it is 400 days a year

president of deluded fruitcakes anonymous (silby), Wednesday, 2 October 2019 19:36 (two weeks ago) link

fping all of you chiming in about coolness

mookieproof, Wednesday, 2 October 2019 19:39 (two weeks ago) link

92 in Brooklyn right now

Josefa, Wednesday, 2 October 2019 20:57 (two weeks ago) link

hit 95 at jfk; the previous record was 85

mookieproof, Wednesday, 2 October 2019 21:10 (two weeks ago) link

Ya gotta love these 30 degree temperature swings in one day.

o. nate, Thursday, 3 October 2019 15:52 (two weeks ago) link

way more here; 55 this morning, so that's about 40

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 3 October 2019 15:54 (two weeks ago) link

yeah it's actually chilly

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Thursday, 3 October 2019 16:22 (two weeks ago) link


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