99 Degrees

firecracker_77 Posted By firecracker_77, Jul 19, 2013 at 12:11 AM

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  1. firebroad

    firebroad
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    Nov 18, 2011
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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

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    Oct 21, 2009
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    Loc:
    Holliston, MA USA
    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
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    Dec 22, 2008
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    Loc:
    Schoharie County, N Y
    I loves winter and I look much better with more clothes on.....;)
     
  4. peakbagger

    peakbagger
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    Jul 11, 2008
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    Loc:
    Northern NH
    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
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    Jul 1, 2012
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    Loc:
    SW Washington
    Yikes. Are you serious? What do you pay at the meter? Must be a surge in NG costs?
     
  6. begreen

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    Nov 18, 2005
    61,824
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    Loc:
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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
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    Jan 12, 2010
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    1,518
    Loc:
    Indiana
    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

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    Nov 18, 2005
    32,596
    9,757
    Loc:
    Northern Virginia
    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

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    Feb 27, 2008
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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
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    Mar 27, 2013
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    New Jersey
    102 here with index at 110
     
  11. firebroad

    firebroad
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    Nov 18, 2011
    1,521
    512
    Loc:
    Carroll County, MD
    It's been so hot, trees are whistling for dogs.
     
  12. iskiatomic

    iskiatomic
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    Nov 15, 2008
    725
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    Loc:
    Central CT
    +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
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    Jul 11, 2008
    2,610
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    Loc:
    Northern NH
    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
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    Jul 1, 2012
    2,546
    563
    Loc:
    SW Washington
    Good time to be off-grid, eh?
     
  15. begreen

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    Nov 18, 2005
    61,824
    7,902
    Loc:
    South Puget Sound, WA
    Good time to live where we are Sprinter. We are very fortunate here.
     
  16. fishingpol

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    Jul 13, 2010
    2,052
    1,130
    Loc:
    Merrimack Valley, MA
    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

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    Jul 1, 2012
    2,546
    563
    Loc:
    SW Washington
    Amen... Thankful every day.
     
  18. firefighterjake

    firefighterjake
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    Jul 22, 2008
    17,298
    3,671
    Loc:
    Unity/Bangor, Maine
    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

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    Nov 18, 2005
    32,596
    9,757
    Loc:
    Northern Virginia
    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
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    Nov 18, 2011
    1,521
    512
    Loc:
    Carroll County, MD
    As usual, you seem to put it all in perspective, FFJake.:)

    BBart, WoW
     
  21. Locust Post

    Locust Post
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    Jan 12, 2012
    1,063
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    Loc:
    Northeast Ohio
    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

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    Jul 1, 2012
    2,546
    563
    Loc:
    SW Washington
    You'll relate to this Jake. Summer is wildland season, winter is structure season. Fun to be had in all seasons.
     
  23. begreen

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    Nov 18, 2005
    61,824
    7,902
    Loc:
    South Puget Sound, WA
    Yowser! That's hot.
     
  24. firecracker_77

    firecracker_77
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    Dec 16, 2010
    1,438
    315
    Loc:
    NWI office - 2 Heritages; Chicago home - Woodstock
    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

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    Oct 17, 2008
    4,467
    780
    Loc:
    Eastern Central PA
    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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