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99 Degrees

Post in 'The Inglenook' started by firecracker_77, Jul 19, 2013.

  1. firebroad

    firebroad Minister of Fire

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    I live for Fall, Too!! The only consolation for Summer is the vegetables and flowers.
    Odd thing, Monday and Tuesday it was in the 90's yet I could handle it. Same temps yesterday and today, but with a dewpoint of over 70%. Made it intolerable.
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  2. jharkin

    jharkin Minister of Fire

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    They upped todays forecast to 99F with a heat index of 110.

    Time to move to Alaska
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  3. Jack Straw

    Jack Straw Minister of Fire

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    I loves winter and I look much better with more clothes on.....;)
  4. peakbagger

    peakbagger Minister of Fire

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    The price of power in New England is also ramping up. $541 per MWhr wholesale (that's 54 cents a KW for generation only) around 2 PM today. Just wait until the smart meters start to bill residential customers what the actual costs for power are at any given moment.

    At least the wind is blowing so the local windmills are actually turning when we need to power.
  5. Sprinter

    Sprinter Minister of Fire

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    Yikes. Are you serious? What do you pay at the meter? Must be a surge in NG costs?
  6. begreen

    begreen Mooderator Staff Member

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    Still hasn't hit 60F this morning and it's almost noon. We've only hit the low 70s in the past couple afternoons. Such is marine air. I'll be glad when the fulltime sunshine returns. Looks like that will start tomorrow.
  7. lukem

    lukem Minister of Fire

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    Truck thermometer read 79* at 6:30 this morning....and everything was covered in dew...how's THAT for humidity.
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  8. BrotherBart

    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    Having the heat equivalent of a blizzard. A/C running costing around $40 a month with no hauling fuel in two or three times a day. No ashes to clean out and no having to set up night fires. Don't have to plow and shovel humidity and it never blocks my driveway or knocks down trees on the power lines.

    I think I will just go with this for a while.
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  9. Delta-T

    Delta-T Minister of Fire

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    this kinda heat just makes the hornets that much more fiesty. we've had a pretty nice hot breeze most of the day...the old convection oven technique. I think the pine trees are starting to lean over looking for shade.
  10. USMC80

    USMC80 Minister of Fire

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    102 here with index at 110
  11. firebroad

    firebroad Minister of Fire

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    It's been so hot, trees are whistling for dogs.
  12. iskiatomic

    iskiatomic Minister of Fire

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    +1

    It's so hot out, I saw a dog chasing a cat, and they were both walking.

    Way into work @ 5am 80 degrees, the sun hadn't come up YET!!!!

    My central air is worth every penny.

    KC
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  13. peakbagger

    peakbagger Minister of Fire

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    Lots or reasons for high power prices when there is demand. A big factor is the there are chokepoints on some of the external transmission lines. Maine has lots of wind plants and several biomass plants that cant export power into the gird as the lines are too small. I would expect natural gas availability may also be driving up prices. The former Enron traders need to make a buck for whomever hired them ;)
  14. Sprinter

    Sprinter Minister of Fire

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    Good time to be off-grid, eh?
  15. begreen

    begreen Mooderator Staff Member

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    Good time to live where we are Sprinter. We are very fortunate here.
  16. fishingpol

    fishingpol Minister of Fire

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    The one good thing about this hot weather: The coffee in my travel mug that I didn't finish on the way to work is just as hot as when I left it in the morning.

    Batten down the hatches Zap. Relief is on the way.
  17. Sprinter

    Sprinter Minister of Fire

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    Amen... Thankful every day.
  18. firefighterjake

    firefighterjake Minister of Fire

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    Winter: Snowmobiling, watching the fire, reading, movie watching . . . nothing better than to wake up to a freshly fallen snow coating the world around us in pure white, sun glistening off the snow and ice

    Spring: Black flies and mud . . . but it has some warm days that tempt you to go outside and seeing the first feline willows, daffodils and tulips of the year is always nice . . . not to mention hearing those spring peepers

    Summer: ATVing, geocaching, camping, swimming . . . seeing a sunset some time past 8:30, watching the fire flies, going on a camping trip and watching the stars, waking up with the birds at 4:30 a.m. and seeing a gorgeous sunset . . . or sun rise.

    Fall: Ideal for hiking, fewer tourists, changing foliage, fewer bugs . . . there are few things prettier than the riot of color in the classic New England town

    I kind of am partial to all the seasons . . . they all have their benefits.
  19. BrotherBart

    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    Put the slow cooker on the deck today to cook a roast without adding heat to the house. Usually takes eight to ten hours on low. Darn thing was done in just under five hours.
  20. firebroad

    firebroad Minister of Fire

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    As usual, you seem to put it all in perspective, FFJake.:)

    BBart, WoW
  21. Locust Post

    Locust Post Minister of Fire

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    I like all the season and will take the heat as long as we have it. Hot weather seems to come and go way faster than cold. If I could have anything I would like to have daylight longer in the winter months...that's one thing I don't like about winter.
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  22. Sprinter

    Sprinter Minister of Fire

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    You'll relate to this Jake. Summer is wildland season, winter is structure season. Fun to be had in all seasons.
  23. begreen

    begreen Mooderator Staff Member

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    Yowser! That's hot.
  24. firecracker_77

    firecracker_77 Minister of Fire

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    The only problem I have with half naked women is that I have a daughter and am dreading the feeling of young teens trying to paw at her someday. Ugh!

    I agree with many on here. I like the change each year, but it's the extremes of heat and cold that are not pleasant. Snow is a pain, but I love burning all winter and don't mind the labor.
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  25. Seasoned Oak

    Seasoned Oak Minister of Fire

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    Nice forecast tonight,kind of cold for this time of year but feel good.
    TonightJul 24


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    75°FObserved High1:45 pm
    53°F
    Mostly C​
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