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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 (nineteen 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 (nineteen years ago) link

what abt ice cream maura?

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

it is summer, it is meant to be hot

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

five years pass...

Cheezuz christo, los angeles.

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

KILL ME NOW

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

three weeks pass...

do not want

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

fuck this shit

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

I think this shit is supposed to be fucked tomorrow.

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

THANK GOD

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

uhhhhh
bleah

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

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

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

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

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

BITE YER TONGUE.

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

Think of those of us who MIGHT DIE.

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

But then again it isnt blindingly hot.

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

it should not be 86 degrees f right now, here

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

No. I’m in a hotel, and it seems likely the hotel is full of locals right now

Clara Lemlich stan account (silby), Tuesday, 29 June 2021 00:57 (one month ago) link

Someone drove here from Spokane (the other side of the state) because there were no hotel rooms left there

Clara Lemlich stan account (silby), Tuesday, 29 June 2021 00:58 (one month ago) link

i have a small wall-mounted A/C unit, but almost certainly wouldn't if my HOA didn't require it. you can't book hotel rooms in portland or seattle right now, there's no vacancy and it's all locals.

Clay, Tuesday, 29 June 2021 00:59 (one month ago) link

the wind has kicked up in Eugene but that's another problem in the making

sleeve, Tuesday, 29 June 2021 00:59 (one month ago) link

I am incredibly lucky to have wonderful housemates who a year ago clubbed together and got me a window AC for my birthday because my room gets a ton of afternoon sunlight. It would never have occurred to me to get one on my own.

Lily Dale, Tuesday, 29 June 2021 01:01 (one month ago) link

still can't believe they ran the track and field trials in eugene yesterday

Clay, Tuesday, 29 June 2021 01:01 (one month ago) link

Even most newer apartments in the Seattle area don't have AC. You might get an AC vent that makes it easier to hook up a portable unit but that's it.

Jaq, Tuesday, 29 June 2021 01:11 (one month ago) link

On the bright side, isn’t power in the PNW basically all hydro?

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Tuesday, 29 June 2021 01:29 (one month ago) link

Bonneville Power Administration distributes the hydropower from federal dam projects in the region. There are a few dams owned by utility companies, but they mostly own generating plants, not dams. A quick look at the BPA website came up with:

Bonneville’s power accounts for about 65 percent of the generating capacity and half of the firm energy produced in the Northwest. Hydropower accounts for 80 percent of the capacity and 67 percent of the energy provided by Bonneville.

So, hydro is substantial in the PNW, but these numbers indirectly show it accounts for less than half.

What's It All About, Althea? (Aimless), Tuesday, 29 June 2021 01:44 (one month ago) link

i'm sure the unprecedented drought conditions won't be a problem for all that

Clay, Tuesday, 29 June 2021 01:45 (one month ago) link

Truly in awe scrolling down the list of sold out hotels on Expedia.

Clara Lemlich stan account (silby), Tuesday, 29 June 2021 01:57 (one month ago) link

i'm sure the unprecedented drought conditions won't be a problem for all that


I think the PNW is supposed to get wetter under most models fwiw

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Tuesday, 29 June 2021 02:00 (one month ago) link

My friend who has been at the airport all day

gate agent literally announced “you can see we’ll have a bit of a delay, we have a lot of ground crew that have gone to the hospital today, and there aren’t many left” which has me feeling bad for a few reasons

— David Lubell (@davidlubell) June 29, 2021

Clara Lemlich stan account (silby), Tuesday, 29 June 2021 02:02 (one month ago) link

this may end up being attributable to climate change https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2021/06/28/champlain-towers-garage-flooding/

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Tuesday, 29 June 2021 02:06 (one month ago) link

jfc@ silby airport post

caek I am genuinely interested in yr source for that PNW rain prediction, my understanding is that the glaciers will be gone here in ten years but r u saying the snow will become rain?

sleeve, Tuesday, 29 June 2021 02:08 (one month ago) link

s this something that frequently happens in Southern Hemisphere hot countries as well?

what happens to UK infrastructure when there are three days in a row of 40°C?

bobo honkin' slobo babe (sic), Tuesday, 29 June 2021 02:10 (one month ago) link

Climate change will make most of the world wetter. Desertification is going to be the exception rather than the rule.

Nearby glaciers that melt are not relevant to whether a place gets wetter or drier IIUC.

I don’t remember specifically where I saw anything about the PNW but it was probably in contrast to the US southwest (which is going to get drier, along with the plains).

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Tuesday, 29 June 2021 02:23 (one month ago) link

Hydro, wind, and solar for generation in WA specifically. The nukes have all been shut down/core drilled. The PNW is well connected to the western grid so if local generation falls short, it's readily supplied. Most of the outages in King county (greater Seattle area) have been from underground equipment failure. If the wind picks up from the big temperature swing we are supposed to see tonight, we'll probably get larger outages from tree or transmission line arcs.

Jaq, Tuesday, 29 June 2021 03:11 (one month ago) link

About eight (?) years ago I saw a map that illustrated where climate change was predicted to increase current rainfall and where it would decrease it, and by how much. It followed a wavy horizontal line across north america, with the shift to drier south of it and the wetter shift north. That line ran almost directly through Eugene, OR and stayed more or less just below the 45th parallel across Oregon. The upshot was that annual precipitation amounts weren't predicted to change much here, but snowpacks would be much less, with rain replacing snow (which is bad).

What's It All About, Althea? (Aimless), Tuesday, 29 June 2021 03:20 (one month ago) link

One way to measure a heatwave is by how much temperatures have exceeded normal conditions.

By that metric, the heatwave in the Pacific Northwest has essentially tied, or possible even exceeded, the most severe summer heatwave ever observed anywhere in North America. pic.twitter.com/Mli3EvZNrE

— Dr. Robert Rohde (@RARohde) June 28, 2021

bobo honkin' slobo babe (sic), Tuesday, 29 June 2021 06:48 (one month ago) link

we made it at 17:29 yesterday btw!

🔥NEW ALL-TIME RECORD HIGH 🔥

Seattle reached 106° in the 2 o’clock hour, establishing a new record for hottest temperature in recorded history.

The previous record high of 104° only survived a day.

— Seattle Weather Blog (@KSeattleWeather) June 28, 2021

bobo honkin' slobo babe (sic), Tuesday, 29 June 2021 07:50 (one month ago) link

calzino some backstory on that melted wire and a bunch of other electrical problems https://www.newsweek.com/extreme-heat-melts-streetcar-cable-portland-service-suspended-days-1604891

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Tuesday, 29 June 2021 21:05 (one month ago) link

ah yeah that's interesting, it seems their heatwave related problems are more than just supply cables popping (sagging copper overhead wires looks the main prob), because SWAs can operate at greater temperatures than 110. I know the resistance in copper conductors increases in high temperatures but when they are 25 mm² they work ok in steel foundries and other very hot industrial environments

calzino, Tuesday, 29 June 2021 21:21 (one month ago) link

I think they figured a pic of a blown cable is a more convincing explanation, because when they start talking about sagging overhead cables it might take on a "wrong type of leaves/wrong type of snow" incredulity in inconvenienced commuters minds.

calzino, Tuesday, 29 June 2021 21:43 (one month ago) link

record 102°F in newark, 98°F at laguardia today, with 50-60% humidity

it's not OR/WA/BC, but it's not great

mookieproof, Tuesday, 29 June 2021 21:59 (one month ago) link

record for what? june 29? surely that's not all time.

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Tuesday, 29 June 2021 22:06 (one month ago) link

i was wondering the same. that seems right for the east coast:

Hottest day of 2021 (so far) ☀️🥵

Preliminary high temps:

NYC: 95
JFK: 90
LaGuardia: 98R
Islip: 88
Newark: 102R
Bridgeport: 94R

R=Record high tied or broken

One more day of intense heat is on tap for the Tri-State. Heat Advisory stays in effect for most until 8 PM Wednesday.

— NWS New York NY (@NWSNewYorkNY) June 29, 2021

Punster McPunisher, Tuesday, 29 June 2021 22:14 (one month ago) link

Newark is always a few degrees hotter than NYC in summer, not sure why. I'm one town over and it was 97 outside today.

but also fuck you (unperson), Tuesday, 29 June 2021 22:38 (one month ago) link

Must be June records, Newark reached 108F in July 2011.

Dan Worsley, Tuesday, 29 June 2021 22:51 (one month ago) link

records for june 29, i'm sure

mookieproof, Tuesday, 29 June 2021 23:07 (one month ago) link

Here is where Newark temperatures are officially recorded:

https://i.imgur.com/4a0Zfge.jpg

And here is where official temps in NYC are taken:

https://i.imgur.com/OZAwpmU.jpg

pplains, Wednesday, 30 June 2021 00:41 (one month ago) link

the garden state

mookieproof, Wednesday, 30 June 2021 01:14 (one month ago) link

Central Park is cheating.

Ima Gardener (in orbit), Wednesday, 30 June 2021 01:19 (one month ago) link

Seriously. "Hey, let's stick this thermometer in boiling hot tar, and lay this one on the grass surrounded by trees, and see what results we get! It's science!"

but also fuck you (unperson), Wednesday, 30 June 2021 01:19 (one month ago) link

Only 95’F today in Portland

Glower, Disruption & Pies (kingfish), Wednesday, 30 June 2021 01:37 (one month ago) link

And a good time was had by all.

it is to laugh, like so, ha! (Aimless), Wednesday, 30 June 2021 03:25 (one month ago) link

jogging in 95 ("feels like 98") is some damaging shit

imagine how lame we sound in the UK moaning that it's too hot to cook because it's been 28-32 degrees for the last 4-5 days!

MoMsnet (calzino), Tuesday, 20 July 2021 15:38 (one week ago) link

Can confirm. Am currently in Britain, basking in the heat and mildly amused by the locals' despair.

For real, though, while I genuinely enjoy this kind of weather, the climatological implications are fucking grim.

pomenitul, Tuesday, 20 July 2021 15:49 (one week ago) link

The day my Southern folk buck up and learn to drive in an inch of snow will be the day I finally call out Northerners for melting in the 90º heat.

pplains, Tuesday, 20 July 2021 15:50 (one week ago) link

Over 29C in my (UK) place at 2am last night. I know it's been hotter at times the last few years but I have thermometer now. If it goes over 36C during the day I think I'll need to find somewhere else to sleep.

Noel Emits, Tuesday, 20 July 2021 16:08 (one week ago) link

I mean I like the warm weather it but it gets a bit worrying in the sounthern facing attic apartment space.

Noel Emits, Tuesday, 20 July 2021 16:09 (one week ago) link

you folks over there know it was 47°c in the rainforest of portland oregon less than a month ago right

Clay, Tuesday, 20 July 2021 20:13 (one week ago) link

basking in the heat and mildly amused by the locals' despair.

tbf it goes from 20 degrees to 30 degrees overnight and lasts for 5 days. Try getting used to that each year.

Diggin Holes (Ste), Wednesday, 21 July 2021 13:10 (one week ago) link

https://i.imgur.com/Vl9XCZ5.png

I mean, this is a pretty good forecast for us during late July.

pplains, Wednesday, 21 July 2021 14:22 (one week ago) link

the thing is, when I lived in the South (GA), the *indoor* summer temperature was around 18, which makes a pretty huge difference

rob, Wednesday, 21 July 2021 14:31 (one week ago) link

The UK doesn’t feel much less humid than Arkansas in practice. Real lung weather sometimes, especially at night.

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Wednesday, 21 July 2021 14:32 (one week ago) link

Don't know what you're all talking about, it's 14 degrees in Shetland right now.

Soundtracked by an eco jazz mixtape. (Tom D.), Wednesday, 21 July 2021 14:36 (one week ago) link

Going by extended experiences in Montreal and Bucharest, the current UK heat wave (in Oxford, at least) is lightweight-tier in terms of how it *feels*. Imo it's just nice out.

But, to reiterate, in terms of what it means for the planet, it's a total disaster.

pomenitul, Wednesday, 21 July 2021 14:59 (one week ago) link

But things feel different depending on the standard climate one is used to! I do chuckle when I see Phoenicians in 50F/10C bundled up like arctic explorers, but I don't doubt that they truly do feel cold. Because they've just been thru 6 months of over 100F/40C.

A True White Kid that can Jump (Granny Dainger), Wednesday, 21 July 2021 15:07 (one week ago) link


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