Strange weather we are having in the Houston area.
Visited with Swingman and his wife on Saturday and his shaded street just
before 6pm showed 108 on the car thermometer. I cannot remember ever
seeing it that hot in Houston.
It is normal for the wake up radio to indicate 80 degrees at sun up in the
Houston area during the summer.
For the Houston area May was still very cool, June was unusually hot, more
This morning we continue to get the north wind that we had yesterday and
which is predicted for the next several days.
In my neighborhood near Cinco Ranch, about 22 miles due west of Swingman we
have now probably set a record low of 66 degrees for the first day of July.
We are lucky to see lows in the 60's in September. For the rest of the
week our forecast lows are about 15 degrees below normal.
Us Northwesterners are wimps compared to you guys. Last summer we had so
little sun, that blackberries were almost nonexistent. This year will be a
bumper crop. 91 yesterday, 93 today, well beyond us wimps comfort zone. At
least it cools off at night with a little breeze. Quite pleasant to walk in
after the sun goes down.
5 minute glue up time??
This means you are either going to build smaller, simpler projects or move
twice as fast!! LOL
I believe that means you are being parboiled instead of baked.
I am about twenty miles east of Raleigh, North Carolina
Temperature this summer has not been a problem as it was in June before
we had our first 90 degree day, usually this occurs in May or April.
However with the low temperature come another problem. So far this year
we have had about 26" of rain. 0ver 10" in June, over 2" last night.
The worst I ever experienced was living in southeastern South Dakota. I
was about 12 or 13 and got some work cleaning up somebody's garden area.
The temperature was 105 dF with 95% humidity. Damn near died of heat
prostitution. Here is Carlsbad, it's 72 dF/45% and overcast with a nice
breeze. Ayup. In my old age I have succumbed to wimpiness.
We were 109 on Thursday but yesterday's high was only 79 or
thereabouts...normal this time of year is low-mid 90s so it's balmy, for
Saying this will hold roughly thru most of the week--unfortunately, it
also means zero chance for any precip and that we're desperately in need
of--only 3" or a shade over so far this year, total, added to last two
years of drought as well. 1" about three weeks ago, only 0.15" in April
and May each...and now it's nearing the dry season of late
We're a long ways north of you in eastern WA and it's supposed to get to
102 today and 104 tomorrow. We had to turn on the A/C at 9AM - yesterday
we didn't need it till 6PM.
But Seattle is only supposed to get to 85 or so and they are under an
excessive heat warning - bunch of wimps!
When fascism comes to America, it will be wrapped in the flag and
carrying a cross.
3 people died in the rivers here here in the Portland OR metro area yesterday
doing just that. It was 97 and will be for the next few days. It still beats the
hell out of Phx & Tucson where I used to live.
Why'd they die?
Was the river running hard?
I used to love jumping in the creek after mountain biking. I had to get
a watch that wouldn't blow the seals.. finally got a real divers
watch... my body heat then the cold water would make those crappy retail
100m watches gulp water...
I'm with you on creeks, but now have a pool, and don't ride much anymore.
I have lived in Indianapolis and in Raleigh, It seemed like every day
there was some kind of warning. Heat, flood, storm, etc.
In fact they were so frequent, you stopped paying attention to them. "Oh
there is a warning today. Another day another warning."
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