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Old 15-07-2003, 12:32 AM
 
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Today we are supposed to break the record temp for this date. We will get
to 117!!!
It's miserable out there. I forget in the spring that when it gets this hot
that I no longer want to care for my plants. Just water and get back in the
house!
roz
az usa



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Old 15-07-2003, 07:12 AM
Joanne
 
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On Mon, 14 Jul 2003 16:31:13 -0700, wrote:

Today we are supposed to break the record temp for this date. We will get
to 117!!!
It's miserable out there. I forget in the spring that when it gets this hot
that I no longer want to care for my plants. Just water and get back in the
house!
roz
az usa


I hear ya! Though I'm in Canada, it has only rained 3 times during
the last eight weeks in my neck of the woods. Neither mother nature
nor mankind has been on my side this year (see: "No water, no shade,
no hope?" thread for the scintilating details). It is really hard to
remember from March to May how you felt from July through August.
Probably the same gene that allows women to forget the pain of
childbirth. :-)

jcm
Toronto, Canada
Canadian zone 6, U.S. zone is apparently 4b

Thanks to global warming it's bloody hot here!
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Old 15-07-2003, 12:52 PM
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On Mon, 14 Jul 2003 22:33:38 -0600, John DeBoo
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wrote:

Today we are supposed to break the record temp for this date. We will get
to 117!!!
It's miserable out there. I forget in the spring that when it gets this hot
that I no longer want to care for my plants. Just water and get back in the
house!
roz
az usa


Damn, and I thought it was hot here in Albuquerque @ 104, 1 below
the record high for this date.


Yeah, but what was the humidity? 15%? And wasn't it at least 30
degrees cooler at night? (I grew up in Albuq.) Doesn't perspiration
evaporate and cool you, instead of remaining on the skin like an oil
slick? Isn't it cooler in the shade? Oh, you lucky "dry heat" folk.

Apropos rain, Norfolk (VA) airport reported a record (for the date)
rain of 3.34" yesterday with much street flooding. Local news even
mentioned "flash flood," about which they apparently know little. This
rain uncharacteristically was accompanied by cooler temperatures.
Perhaps because it was long and sustained. Imagine my NM shock the
first time I stepped outdoors after a shower here on a steamy July
afternoon, and discovered that the air was no cooler -- only *wetter*
and more uncomfortable than before.

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Old 15-07-2003, 12:52 PM
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On Tue, 15 Jul 2003 02:05:36 -0700, Joanne
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I hear ya! Though I'm in Canada, it has only rained 3 times during
the last eight weeks in my neck of the woods. Neither mother nature
nor mankind has been on my side this year (see: "No water, no shade,
no hope?" thread for the scintilating details). It is really hard to
remember from March to May how you felt from July through August.
Probably the same gene that allows women to forget the pain of
childbirth. :-)



Here in northern Pennsylvania, after terrible monsoons all
spring - way, way, way too much rain and not enough sunshine
- now we've had no measurable rain for about a month. We're
watering a lot.

The weather hasn't been terribly hot though. Except for a
few very hot days, it's been running around 80-85 (normal
for July).

Pat


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Old 15-07-2003, 02:52 PM
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Officially 30 degrees or 86 here in Wisbech, cambs, england.

I know it`s not as hot as over there but we are not used to such weather
and we dont have it as a dry heat so it gets pretty unbearable.

Supposed storms for tomorrow but I doubt that somehow.

Here`s hoping a bit of rain for everyone.
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Old 15-07-2003, 03:03 PM
Pat Meadows
 
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On Tue, 15 Jul 2003 13:42:28 +0100, Christopher Norton
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Officially 30 degrees or 86 here in Wisbech, cambs, england.

I know it`s not as hot as over there but we are not used to such weather
and we dont have it as a dry heat so it gets pretty unbearable.


It's pretty unbearable here too - in the *very* humid
northeastern coastal states, or the *intensely* humid
southeastern USA.

(Many people do have air-conditioning, however.)

Supposed storms for tomorrow but I doubt that somehow.

Here`s hoping a bit of rain for everyone.


I'll have some too, please. I'm tired of watering...

Pat
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Old 15-07-2003, 05:02 PM
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Frogleg wrote:
On Mon, 14 Jul 2003 22:33:38 -0600, John DeBoo
wrote:


wrote:


Today we are supposed to break the record temp for this date. We will get
to 117!!!
It's miserable out there. I forget in the spring that when it gets this hot
that I no longer want to care for my plants. Just water and get back in the
house!
roz
az usa


Damn, and I thought it was hot here in Albuquerque @ 104, 1 below
the record high for this date.



Yeah, but what was the humidity? 15%? And wasn't it at least 30
degrees cooler at night? (I grew up in Albuq.) Doesn't perspiration
evaporate and cool you, instead of remaining on the skin like an oil
slick? Isn't it cooler in the shade? Oh, you lucky "dry heat" folk.


Humidity was closer to 10% (drier than a popcorn fart) and cooler at
night for sure. It was still 89 @ 10:30 last night. Perspiration
turns to a sticky mess after awhile. Being retired and working at a
golf course I can verify that! In general though, you're correct.
The rains threaten daily but it never does, it gets ungodly humid
for an hour or so, the clouds go away and your clothes stick to your
body from the oils.
As long as I water the garden daily the heat doesn't seem to affect
it too much.

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Old 16-07-2003, 05:42 AM
 
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To add insult to injury it was 97d egrees at 0530 this a.m.
Dont' know the humidity numbers, but the air is thick and oppressive in
addition to being hot. They say the "monsoon" is here already.
Used to be, when I was a kid here, we had big thunderstorms in the evenings
in monsoon time. Now, with the huge city in a valley, and the heat hanging
over the city, the clouds don't get into the city and the rain falls far out
on the desert. Can't remember what this is called, but it is a result of
the city being too damned big.
Someone please send me a winning lottery ticket, I want to move to the
mountains.
Roz
az usa


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Old 16-07-2003, 12:52 PM
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On Tue, 15 Jul 2003 17:29:53 -0700, wrote:

To add insult to injury it was 97d egrees at 0530 this a.m.
Dont' know the humidity numbers, but the air is thick and oppressive in
addition to being hot. They say the "monsoon" is here already.
Used to be, when I was a kid here, we had big thunderstorms in the evenings
in monsoon time. Now, with the huge city in a valley, and the heat hanging
over the city, the clouds don't get into the city and the rain falls far out
on the desert. Can't remember what this is called, but it is a result of
the city being too damned big.
Someone please send me a winning lottery ticket, I want to move to the
mountains.
Roz
az usa


Wow! Are you in Phoenix? I thought *all* desert areas were quick
hot/quick cool. Guess altitude (and city-ness) must make a lot of
difference. That's brutal. The dewpoint (which I regard as a prime
indicator of discomfort) isn't too bad, but it's sure not 'go out and
play tennis' weather. You have my sympathy. :-)


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Old 16-07-2003, 12:52 PM
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Frogleg wrote:

On Tue, 15 Jul 2003 17:29:53 -0700, wrote:

To add insult to injury it was 97d egrees at 0530 this a.m.
Dont' know the humidity numbers, but the air is thick and oppressive in
addition to being hot. They say the "monsoon" is here already.
Used to be, when I was a kid here, we had big thunderstorms in the evenings
in monsoon time. Now, with the huge city in a valley, and the heat hanging
over the city, the clouds don't get into the city and the rain falls far out
on the desert. Can't remember what this is called, but it is a result of
the city being too damned big.
Someone please send me a winning lottery ticket, I want to move to the
mountains.
Roz
az usa


Wow! Are you in Phoenix? I thought *all* desert areas were quick
hot/quick cool. Guess altitude (and city-ness) must make a lot of
difference. That's brutal. The dewpoint (which I regard as a prime
indicator of discomfort) isn't too bad, but it's sure not 'go out and
play tennis' weather. You have my sympathy. :-)



I don't think that Phoenix is really desert any more. Too many people
moved in and planted grass and trees to make them feel like they were
still in other parts of the country. If everyone is watering lawns it
tends to up the humidity.

--
Susan N.

There are 10 types of people in the world. Those who understand binary and those who do not.
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Old 19-07-2003, 04:12 PM
James Mayer
 
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Xref: kermit rec.gardens.edible:59546

On Mon, 14 Jul 2003 16:31:13 -0700, wrote:

Today we are supposed to break the record temp for this date. We will get
to 117!!!
It's miserable out there. I forget in the spring that when it gets this hot
that I no longer want to care for my plants. Just water and get back in the
house!
roz
az usa


Maybe those nice people in south Texas will send you some.





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