Damn it's hot today.

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  1. nidex

    nidex Hood Rich

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    I've spent the day in my old neighborhood with some old friends. Portage Park, Chicago, 60641. Temperature is 100 degrees, Weather Channel says feels like 109 with the humidity. I can't even step outside without sweat starting to pour from my body, stick my shirt to my chest, etc. I can feel the heat radiating off of the concrete. I guess back in Milwaukee it is only a few degrees cooler, a modest 97 degrees. Lol.

    So... 100 degrees, 45% humidity. I've been thinking about going a couple miles east to the lake, but the beaches are all going to be frickin' PACKED.

    How hot it is it by you? Staying in the A/C?
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    89*F and Sunny :p
  3. Goofus Maximus

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    Destructively sunny here. St. Louis reached 106, which was two degrees short of what they were prepared for, but now they say it will reach 108 there tomorrow. Here in Wood River, it was a chilly 104. While riding my bicycle this evening, it felt as if someone were running a blow dryer in my face.
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    It seems like there's never a happy median in the Upper Eastern Northern Central Lower Western Midwest. It's always either freezing fucking cold, or hotter than stepping into an oven.
  5. MSP

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    At least 102 around here today, forecast for 102 again tomorrow.
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    It was awesome, was 68 with the Thunderstorms on Wednesday afternoon. Today only hit about 90 and when I left for work it was cooler outside than inside my apartment so opened the doors and windows for the first time in a week and a half. Should be home in time to close it all up again for the 99 degrees we're getting tomorrow. :(
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    61 here, not had our summer yet :-(
    Based on car roof down days, so far this year I'm up to 5 days where I've been able to put the roof down.
  8. mistawiskas

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    76-82 and sunny with increasing clouds late in the day and showers during the evening after all the work's done. All-in-all a perfect day.
    I really felt for you midderners when I saw the weather report. It showed 108 in St. Louis and I thought about Goofus with his bike stowed until it cools.
  9. Coleman

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    How hot is it??!
  10. Goofus Maximus

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    STOWED!?!?!?!?!? Perish the thought!!!! :) I just cut out the afternoons, and, on days like 108-ish today, cut back on the evenings! Since it's so dry here, we lose a lot of the heat overnight, so the mornings are still comfortable. Evening feels like pedaling through a blast furnace, but is doable as long as one doesn't push one's self and drinks his/her electolyte laced water. :)

    Right now my fear is for the air-conditioning to break down. 108 and sunny and a brick house with no airconditioning is nothing but a humongous easy-bake oven!
  11. mistawiskas

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    Kinda like this eh?

    clay oven.jpg
  12. Goofus Maximus

    Goofus Maximus Too old to be this dumb!

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    Is it just me, or is it normal to make fired oven with a wooden base? :) Yeah kind of exactly like that, except you need to focus sunlight through a Fresnel lens on it.
  13. mistawiskas

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    I just happen to have a 50"X38' fresnel lense. Hmmmm
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    Got up to 102 here today. Was 107 yesterday. I'd take ice and sub zero temps any day.
  15. mistawiskas

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    You guys are getting our regular weather. At least the weather we used to have. it's like the world is turning NE or something. Now, our climate is like what is normal for the Northern Willamette Valley.
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    Now you're cookin'! ;) The only annoying part would be having to constantly move the lens to keep up with the movement of the Sun.
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    I was trying to figure out how to control servos with the head of a sunflower. Those track the sun all day by themselves. The big giant sunflowers i grow, may even have enough pull to actually move a lightweight mount by themselves. Here's a baby one out in the middle of the spud patch, it'll get 10-12' tall:

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    Currently 82 degrees, partly cloudy, feels like 86, 65% humidity. I'm jealous of all the heat everywhere. :p
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    My hometown was ravaged with some crazy storm yesterday and are experience 100+ degree days all week long. Until Winter time comes along I'm going to be laughing at them.

    Suckers.
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    Hit 105 here yesterday, and a massive storm rolled through the night before that. Power has been out to most of my neighborhood, except for me! I ran an extension cord over to my neighbor's house so he could keep his fridge running. Internet just came back, almost 48 hours outage.
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    Are storms really that terrible in Ohio or is your electrical infrastructure that horrid? Seems every time there's a news story about Midwest storms they mention how a million people are without power in your state.
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    Which is why I'm hooking my 7K gen up to propane and storing a 30 gal tank of propane. I can run 2 days on 30 gals of the gas and it won't go weak like gasoline.
  23. Goofus Maximus

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    Midwest storms are scary things. Supercells with baseball sized hail and tornado strength straight-line winds. Same thing happened to the St. Louis area a few years ago. We were without power for several days, during the hottest days of the year.
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    Another storm just rolled through, torrential rain and hail the size of marbles.

    But yeah, storms are powerful here. I Stumbled upon a tornado map just this morning that shows just how turbulent this region can be. Can't find it now, but this one tells a similar tale.

    [​IMG]
  25. Torx

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    tornadoes are gonna be wicked this year in memphis.
    they seem to get worse every year because of the crazy weather.

    its been 100+ highs all week, and for the upcoming week.
    dunno wtf is going on, but this is crazy.