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Posted By mass_burner,
Jul 2, 2014 at 2:39 PM
It's 93 today, sunny, with a sustained wind of 10mph. Can't get much better than this.
Maybe perfect drying conditions, but I just got possibly my biggest score of the year, and the conditions you just listed are sounding miserable to me.
You are forgetting to take into account the humidity. I bet it is pretty high. When the air approaches saturation it doesn't matter how hot the ambient temp is, it can't take up much more moisture.
actually, wind is 19mph, humidity 68%
It's been humid here, not getting below mid-50% humidity in the afternoons, but now we're getting some rare northern air and the next three days are forecast to be 80/60 with humidity way down in the 40% range. I wish I could be out there cutting today but I gotta stick my fingers in other holes in the dike. Maybe tomorrow.
Great day in S.E.Mass to sit on the back porch drinking wine and watching the firewood stacks dry. Also for a walk in the back yard ( woods ) marking the best dead standing to cut in the fall.
98 degrees with heat index of 108 here at the moment. Attic thermo reading 145. Something is probably getting dry out there. But I ain't going out to see.
92 degrees here in Ocean County, NJ....big storms coming later this week. Tropical storm Arthur....
Back home we actually say, "Good day on Wood!", lol.
Same here Bart, and I tried working in my attic for a bit today. Touching a metal hammer was enough to give me a burn. I'm waiting for it to cool off. I saw loudon county was calling for thunderstorms, any downed trees by you?
It passed North of us this time.
I walk outside and smell split oak in the air. Not much seasoning going on today. With the dew point at 75 and humidity at 64% it's enjoying the heat.
Yikes. Sounds like someone needs an attic fan.
Used to have one. Didn't do any better. When I had the new roof put on last June I did full length ridge vents and continuous soffit vents. But a hundred degree day with sun beating directly down on a brown roof is gonna make it pretty hot up there.
One easy way to cool your roof, and cut your electric bill, is to aim a sprinkler on a timer or a thermometer at your roof. The evaporative cooling of the water will cut the roof top temperature a fair bit. Worth a shot if you have the time and inclination, and cheap water (though water has a high enough specific heat that I don't think you would need overly much).