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Second heat wave of the year

We had a heat wave a couple months back, lasted maybe two days, with "nice" weather preceding and some good, restful rainclouds after.

I've been looking at automated weather stations on the Weather Underground ... because a friend of mine has one ... and the Weather Underground is really pretty amazing.

We have something more like a heat-pulse right now. There is a weather station on the web a short distance from where I live, and according to that, on Thursday it hit 90 degrees very briefly around 4pm; Friday it was 99 degrees at 5pm and it was above 80 degrees from 10am to 10pm.

Today, it hit 80 around 10:15am and 90 at 12:30, and has been no higher than 94.
This is still Stinking Hot by my perception. The forecast is for 80 tomorrow, and for partial clouds to return by Monday.

For my friends and family suffering in Seattle, partially cloudy, I can only say, at least you have partially ;) and that Tuesday promises to be at least overcast.

For my friends and family suffering in Salem and Dallas, Oregon - five to eight degrees hotter than here - same forecast.


Now for friends and family in Redding, California... where it claims to be 101 degrees (and probably under-reports) ... and the Redding Area Weather Service automated station reports 108 ... WHY DO YOU LIVE IN THE STINKING DESERT????

Ahem. Yeah. And they live (get this) ABOVE GROUND rather than at least burrowing underneath, like sensible people would.

Comments

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anita_margarita
May. 18th, 2008 12:26 am (UTC)
But it's a dry heat.
foomf
May. 18th, 2008 12:37 am (UTC)
So is an oven. It's true, you could not bake cookies by setting them out on a counter-top, quite yet.
supermatt41
May. 18th, 2008 05:21 am (UTC)
But Redding has all this culture and excitment. We put up with the heat because our symphony is so incredible and our museums are world-class and we have the best ice cream parlor in the nation.
Seriously. The heat sucks, a lot. Especially in MAY.
foomf
May. 19th, 2008 06:52 am (UTC)
happy burntday!!!
bruceb
May. 18th, 2008 10:33 am (UTC)
Oh, hey. LOVE the Weather Underground now. Thanks!

drath
May. 21st, 2008 03:27 pm (UTC)
You call that hot?
My lady Laura keeps her place at 80+ degrees at all times for her fibro-myalgia related joint pains.
foomf
May. 21st, 2008 08:53 pm (UTC)
Re: You call that hot?
Yes, I do call it hot. Laura’s reliance on too-high temperatures is a medical issue. If I lived in those temperatures I would have a medical issue: I would begin to have chronic and ceaseless gout attacks, due to dehydration.
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foomf
May. 21st, 2008 09:56 pm (UTC)
Re: I love the font!
It's some random silly thing that the EEE and Yahoo cooked up between themselves. I'm hoping it will stop doing that, as it throws it in random places.
drath
May. 21st, 2008 09:09 pm (UTC)
Re: You call that hot?
What was the cool typeface you used there? Looks like capital letters are in bold and all letters are wide spaced, and it seems like a lot of effort to do manually so I assume it's a typeface?

Whatever its true name, I nickname it "Clue-By-Four Emphasis"!

(Accidentally posted anon first time)
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