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Jul 18, 2011, 08:49 PM
 
Anybody else sweltering? Leaving the house is like stepping into an oven right now. A steam injected oven, with the humidity. As far as the weather man can tell, there's no end in sight.

I can't wait for fall.
     
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Jul 18, 2011, 09:05 PM
 
This evening is sweltering all right; the kind of night I'm thankful for a/c. Last week was lovely.
     
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Jul 18, 2011, 09:12 PM
 
As long as I know I can get into climate control at some point, I don't mind it being hot. OTOH, fall, winter, and most of spring just kick my ass.

If it was practical, I'd move to Florida in a heartbeat.

Edit: as you may surmise, I don't mind humidity either. Swamp > desert in my book, but dessert beats both.
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Jul 18, 2011, 09:32 PM
 
Shit, 100F in Chicago is hell, 100F in Vegas is nice.

The humidity is what makes it (un)bearable.

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Jul 18, 2011, 10:40 PM
 
I understand I'm in the minority, and the knowledge I can get into AC is vital. Without that, I'd pick less humidity.

Part of it may be because I'm a sweaty bastard regardless of the humidity.
     
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Jul 18, 2011, 10:41 PM
 
Wow, I wish. 17 degrees in Vancouver and rain, rain, rain.
     
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Jul 18, 2011, 11:29 PM
 
Excuse me but in my place I am really hot New West.
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Jul 19, 2011, 12:09 AM
 
Where's your global warming now...oh. Right.
     
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Jul 19, 2011, 06:29 AM
 
Originally Posted by freudling View Post
Wow, I wish. 17 degrees in Vancouver and rain, rain, rain.
Same here. Max 19-20° and buckets of rain.

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Jul 19, 2011, 07:04 AM
 
31°C and 95% humidity here.
     
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Jul 19, 2011, 07:57 AM
 
Middle of Indiana here. Supposed to hit 96° today with about the same number in humidity. Heat index is way over 100°. Walking out of the house is suffocating. We have a 50/50 chance of rain today, and I'm rooting for the wet side of the equation.
     
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Jul 19, 2011, 08:13 AM
 
High of 20 C, 20kmh winds and cloudy here today. Perfect! We had the most miserable June on Planet Earth, but right now it's golden.
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Jul 19, 2011, 08:26 AM
 
DC.....80 degrees at 7am. 85 percent humidity.

This Thursday, Friday and Saturday we get around 100 degrees and 95 percent humidity.
Glad I don't do roofing or paving in this.
     
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Jul 19, 2011, 09:43 AM
 
Yeah it looks like it's supposed to break 310 K quite a few times this week. Very glad I threw the a/c in the window last week.
     
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Jul 19, 2011, 09:50 AM
 
SI units FTW!
I have plenty of more important things to do, if only I could bring myself to do them....
     
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Jul 19, 2011, 10:36 AM
 
Absolute units no less!
     
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Jul 19, 2011, 10:54 AM
 
High of 66 and blue skies.

One on the many reasons I'm damn happy to have moved from Washington, DC to the UK.
     
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Jul 19, 2011, 11:53 AM
 
Originally Posted by Waragainstsleep View Post
SI units FTW!
I appreciate SI units even though I'm too used to English units to switch in daily use, however, SI temperature units just piss me off. Not granular enough.
     
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Jul 19, 2011, 11:57 AM
 
Originally Posted by subego View Post
Not granular enough.
Holy shit we agree
     
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Whoops! I meant SI temperature is awesome!
     
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Jul 19, 2011, 12:24 PM
 
Originally Posted by Paco500 View Post
High of 66 and blue skies.

One on the many reasons I'm damn happy to have moved from Washington, DC to the UK.
The heat index here is supposed to hit 109F by Friday. Can't wait for our office picnic that day!

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Jul 19, 2011, 12:25 PM
 
Originally Posted by SpaceMonkey View Post
The heat index here is supposed to hit 109F by Friday. Can't wait for our office picnic that day!
     
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Jul 19, 2011, 12:32 PM
 
high of 92 *F today, should be no problem since its not humid here and I plan on taking a trip to the mountains on my dirtbike... where it should be high 70's low 80's I love this state...
     
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Jul 19, 2011, 12:38 PM
 
Originally Posted by The Final Dakar View Post
It's pretty much like that except fewer Nazis.

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Jul 19, 2011, 12:41 PM
 


Moved here in February when the weather was gorgeous. Now like most people I just don't go outside.
are you lightfooted?
     
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Originally Posted by SpaceMonkey View Post
It's pretty much like that except fewer Nazis.
You're too kind.
     
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Jul 19, 2011, 01:26 PM
 
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Jul 19, 2011, 01:30 PM
 
Originally Posted by phantomdragonz View Post
high of 92 *F today, should be no problem since its not humid here and I plan on taking a trip to the mountains on my dirtbike... where it should be high 70's low 80's I love this state...
CO does have the best weather on the planet, for sure.
     
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Originally Posted by Thorzdad View Post
Middle of Indiana here. Supposed to hit 96° today with about the same number in humidity. Heat index is way over 100°. Walking out of the house is suffocating. We have a 50/50 chance of rain today, and I'm rooting for the wet side of the equation.
We're getting 92.5ºF in the shade here on the SE side of Indy (where the suburbs turn to corn fields). 75% humidity. Our blacktop driveway hits 140ºF with my infrared thermometer.
     
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Jul 19, 2011, 01:57 PM
 
Heat index here is supposed to be 115...
     
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Jul 19, 2011, 01:57 PM
 
It's hot in nyc, but not too humid 90F 40% humidity. It's supposed be brutal this weekend - and I have to go to a roof party.

Good thing I plan on getting sh*tfaced, otherwise it would be too hot for that sort of gathering.
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Jul 19, 2011, 03:43 PM
 
We've had three solid weeks of mid-90s and high humidity.

I've been building a large barn the whole time, just got finished roofing last week. So all of you complaining about how hot it is as you scurry from AC to AC can go straight to hell.
     
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Jul 19, 2011, 03:45 PM
 
Originally Posted by sek929 View Post
We've had three solid weeks of mid-90s and high humidity.

I've been building a large barn the whole time, just got finished roofing last week. So all of you complaining about how hot it is as you scurry from AC to AC can go straight to hell.
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Jul 19, 2011, 05:08 PM
 
Originally Posted by sek929 View Post
So all of you complaining about how hot it is as you scurry from AC to AC can go straight to hell.
My hell as AC, so no worries.

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Jul 19, 2011, 07:33 PM
 
Originally Posted by subego View Post
SI temperature units just piss me off. Not granular enough.
That's gotta be the silliest argument "in favor" of Imperial units that I've ever read.

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Originally Posted by Railroader View Post
We're getting 92.5ºF in the shade here
Apart from the fact that you really, really need to know whether the temperature outside is 66°F or 67°F, because you're the one guy with superpowers who can tell the difference, one wonderful thing about measurement units, SI or arcane, is that God invented the decimal system to help us use them when we need precision.

(No offense, RR - that was just an example).
     
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Jul 19, 2011, 07:51 PM
 
From a weather perspective:

ºF: 0º= pretty f-ing cold! 100º= pretty f-ing hot!
ºC: 0º= mildly chilly - wear a coat 100º = you're dead
K: 0K= everything's dead! 100K= pretty much everything's still dead

Which scale would we prefer to describe weather?
     
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Originally Posted by CreepDogg View Post
From a weather perspective:

ºF: 0º= pretty f-ing cold! 100º= pretty f-ing hot!
ºC: 0º= mildly chilly - wear a coat 100º = you're dead
K: 0K= everything's dead! 100K= pretty much everything's still dead

Which scale would we prefer to describe weather?
Well, actually,

ºC: 0º= freezing.

Very, very simple. Below 0, there will be ice. Above 0°, probably not.

Below 0°, it will snow. Above 0°, it will rain. Around 0°, probably sleet.

If the ground has been below 0° for a while, whatever falls from the sky will probably stay frozen or freeze over. If it's been above 0° for a while, it will probably melt.

Since our weather is largely based around water, using something as completely arbitrary as the Fahrenheit scale just seems like a willfully stupid thing to do.
     
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Jul 19, 2011, 07:59 PM
 
Celsius.

Because the freezing point makes sense.

-40C effing cold
0C bearable
40C effing hot

Edit: LOL, didn't take long

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Jul 19, 2011, 08:12 PM
 
But what if it's sunny? Then the freezing point is meaningless!
     
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Jul 19, 2011, 08:15 PM
 
Originally Posted by turtle777 View Post
My hell as AC, so no worries.

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Your hell is your as*? and you have AC in there too? WOW
     
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Jul 19, 2011, 08:19 PM
 


has, dadgummit.

Posting from an iPhone is a pain in the as [sic].

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Originally Posted by CreepDogg View Post
But what if it's sunny? Then the freezing point is meaningless!
No, it's not - it's either below 0°, or it's not. If ice/snow melts, it's above 0°.

Unless you're talking about "sunny" as in "t-shirt weather". Then, the freezing point still has meaning, as a contrasting point: "remember how ****ING COLD it was just a few months ago!?"

FWIW, winters here can be quite sunny and still ****ING FREEZING.
     
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Originally Posted by Spheric Harlot View Post
Apart from the fact that you really, really need to know whether the temperature outside is 66°F or 67°F, because you're the one guy with superpowers who can tell the difference, one wonderful thing about measurement units, SI or arcane, is that God invented the decimal system to help us use them when we need precision.

(No offense, RR - that was just an example).
None taken.

Really I think it's just a matter of what your were taught or grew up with. In school and working with GM all measurements were in metric, but temperatures have always been in ºF.

I did study architecture for a while, so I understand feet, yards and inches though too, but I prefer metric just because the math is easier.
     
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Jul 19, 2011, 09:10 PM
 
It's Julanuary in San Jose.
     
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Originally Posted by Spheric Harlot View Post
No, it's not - it's either below 0°, or it's not. If ice/snow melts, it's above 0°.
Not necessarily. Depends a bit on altitude/pressure too!

See? Your 0° is every bit as arbitrary as my 0° when it comes to describing how effing cold it is outside on a sunny winter day!

FWIW, I think it's really just a matter of preference/what you're used to. I don't think having an arbitrary anchor (freezing point of water at 1 atm) is really any better/worse than having a 0-100 scale where most ambient temperatures fall in inhabited places.
     
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Jul 19, 2011, 11:05 PM
 
Originally Posted by Spheric Harlot View Post
one wonderful thing about measurement units, SI or arcane, is that God invented the decimal system to help us use them when we need precision.
Hence my desire for a usable range which is a factor of 10. Can't really help it if that's teh silly.
     
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Originally Posted by subego View Post
Hence my desire for a usable range which is a factor of 10.
I have absolutely no idea what that is supposed to mean.
     
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Originally Posted by CreepDogg View Post
Not necessarily. Depends a bit on altitude/pressure too!
While true, that doesn't impact everyday use in any meaningful way whatsoever.

Any difference less than a single degree is completely useless outside of a scientific setting, and guess what's used there?
     
 
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