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Post# 942876   6/10/2017 at 13:51 by Launderess (Quiet Please, Theres a Lady on Stage)        

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For those who couldn't cope with a few days of hot weather several weeks ago, better get those air conditioners ready. Temps are expected to hit 90F and above for the weekend and much of next week.









Post# 942878 , Reply# 1   6/10/2017 at 14:11 by funktionalart (Phoenix, AZ)        

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Where I live, we PRAY for 90F....it's considered "cool".


Post# 942893 , Reply# 2   6/10/2017 at 16:16 by wayupnorth (On a lake between Bangor and Bar Harbor)        

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Mid 90's forcasted here tomorrow. About time to shed those rainy 50's.

Post# 942970 , Reply# 3   6/11/2017 at 01:16 by GusHerb (Chicago/NWI)        

I've tolerated the shit weather and nearly failed to survive the lack of sun all winter and spring, I'm ready for our first string of 90s! (Which actually started Friday). If I hear someone start complaining about it being too hot blah blah blah I'll proverbially slice their heart out and feed it to a pack of wolves.

Post# 942985 , Reply# 4   6/11/2017 at 06:21 by Frigilux (The Minnesota Prairie)        

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It's been humid and in the mid-90's here for the past few days. Severe thunderstorms predicted for this afternoon and tonight. Played two outdoor gigs yesterday and then had to mow the lawn (about 50 minutes) last night because of the storms predicted for today. It was brutal.

Post# 943002 , Reply# 5   6/11/2017 at 09:54 by MixGuy (St. Martinville, Louisiana)        
Much cooler than normal here

In Louisiana, it is much cooler and a bit less humid than usual. Not complaining at all! Just returned from a visit to the town where Steel Magnolias was filmed and went on a horse drawn tour of the historical district. Had a great guide that had a fun/satirical spin on most everything. Ate one of their famous meat pies too this time! It was a nice get away for a couple of days.

Post# 943027 , Reply# 6   6/11/2017 at 14:47 by twintubdexter (Palm Springs)        

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Allen...oh how I hear ya! Praying & lighting candles in church doesn't do a bit of good. The only way you really know it's hot here is when they close the airport because the runways are like the inside of a piece of candy...soft and gooey


Post# 943067 , Reply# 7   6/11/2017 at 18:54 by PhilR (Quebec Canada)        

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It was quite hot and even here today!

It was above 90 with strong winds this afternoon, dropped back to 88 now. I have an air conditioner running to keep the temp at around 70 downstairs with the help of my Hunter tripod fan to move the air around and two air conditioners in bedrooms upstairs keeping the temp at 68.


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Post# 943076 , Reply# 8   6/11/2017 at 20:17 by norgeway (mocksville n c )        
Its HOTTT in the South East!

Supposed to be in the 90s,..Too D$%^ Hot for me, But then, anything over 50 is wayyy too hot for me!I LOVE WINTER!

Post# 943080 , Reply# 9   6/11/2017 at 20:31 by Michaelman2 (Atlanta, GA)        

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Hans, I completely agree.  I like Winter.  The Summers here are oppressive.  I like Winter clothing, the fire in the fireplace.   I do like a beach but only when oiled up and walking it.....not in dress clothes.      To have to work in dress clothing in the Summer here is miserable.    I lived in Miami years ago and while the Winter was very mild I was miserable there.   Also lived in Chicago and the joke was "this southern boy will not last a Winter here"....man I loved it.   Absolutely loved the entire 18 months there....Give me cold!


Post# 943085 , Reply# 10   6/11/2017 at 20:45 by Jmm63 (Denville, NJ)        

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It was just beautiful here in NJ today.  Although a bit warm, in the low 90's, humidity was very low and there was a lovely breeze.  Every window was open in the house and after all the rain we've had for weeks and weeks, it was a pleasant change.  My 2  Dominion box fans from 1963 are buzzing away in the windows and it feels great.  I washed windows today and put in the A/C in the bedroom so I think that will be running for tonight, not supposed to get below 80.  In any case, I love summer so all is good.    


Post# 943087 , Reply# 11   6/11/2017 at 20:51 by GusHerb (Chicago/NWI)        
Mike

We can trade places! I hate the cold!

Post# 943088 , Reply# 12   6/11/2017 at 20:55 by cuffs054 (GA)        

Can't we all get along? I'm thinking mid 70's and 40% humidity. I'm just saying...


Post# 943093 , Reply# 13   6/11/2017 at 21:12 by Michaelman2 (Atlanta, GA)        

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Hey GusHerb...lol, absolutely.  I love Chicago.   It really was the joke when I lived there, that I (the southern boy) would not last one Winter in the windy city.   I loved it.  I really did.   I never had to shovel snow, so I would imagine that would not be a fun thing to do....but man I loved the distinct change of season.    Here we go from Fall to Summer......every once in a while there is a cold snap, but it is short lived and I miss it when it is over.

 

Okay, how will we work this?    lol


Post# 943157 , Reply# 14   6/12/2017 at 08:54 by Dustin92 (Jackson, MI)        

It's supposed to be in the high 80's to 90 here all week, we've already had the a/c's running for 3 or 4 days straight. Yesterday morning I went to work and it was already 75 by 8:30 am and when I got off at 3 it was 90 according to my car. Then a hot ride home because the air conditioner couldn't catch up (over a 25 minute drive). First time I've really noticed my car's a/c system to be wimpy (I drive a hybrid so the air conditioner isn't driven by the engine, usually works really well). No work today so staying inside and working on a few projects most of the day, I do have to go get gas and at some point am planning on washing mine and my girlfriend's cars. I don't deal with heat (especially humidity) well, so what's not bad to some might keep me inside. Several years ago now, the first "hot" day, I discovered that my car's a/c had lost it's coolant over the winter and no longer worked, I had driven to work (15 minutes or so) and told my manager I needed to go back home because I felt sick from the heat. He said I looked sick and to go home and cool off. My ideal temperature is about 75 with low humidity and a slight breeze.

Post# 943163 , Reply# 15   6/12/2017 at 10:07 by Iheartmaytag (Wichita, Kansas)        
As if the temp isn't bad enough

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We also have to have 40 to 50 MPH winds driving the 92 degree temperatures.  It's like being in a convection oven.  Your garden and lawn dry out instantly almost, and you can't give them a good water because the wind carries the water away. 

 

The wind has been so brutal this weekend, it laid my sunflowers down.  my tomatoes are holding on because there are cages around them.  The Green peppers were laid over, I am hoping that staking them up will save them. 

 

And to think Dorothy actually wanted to get back to this place.

 


Post# 943166 , Reply# 16   6/12/2017 at 10:33 by Tomturbomatic (Beltsville, MD)        

Dustin, your car's AC might be low on coolant again.

 

I am parked in the basement of a garage so my car should be just about as cool when I return as when I left it this morning before sunrise. What a blessing!


Post# 943178 , Reply# 17   6/12/2017 at 12:18 by petek (Ontari ari ari O )        

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90+ again today.  I don't do heat well either, particularly with  the slightest humidity, and begin sweating like a pig anything over 75.  My dad never sweat no matter how hot it got outside and neither does my partner. He doesn't like the a/c on in the house, too bad for him,  and never uses it in his car, just drives around with the windows and sunroof open.. Not me I've got the thing going full blast in my car. You can always add clothes if you're feeling the chill with the ac but there's only so much you can remove to stay cool in polite company.. 


Post# 943200 , Reply# 18   6/12/2017 at 15:50 by DADoES (TX,U.S. of A.)        

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92F currently, 98F heat index. Normal range.


Post# 943232 , Reply# 19   6/12/2017 at 20:50 by GusHerb (Chicago/NWI)        

It was 96 and mostly sunny today. Not very humid, plus there's been a strong south breeze with this wave of heat so it's keeping the pollution at bay. I was out on the porch a good part of the afternoon with the ceiling fans going and was fine. It's currently 86 at nearly 9 PM as I type this on the back porch. It was above 90 from 11 AM til about 8 PM today.

When I had to leave around 3 for an appt, ( the temperature peaked around 2:30 and held that til 6:30) my car collectively took about a half hour of driving to get it down to temperatures I would consider comfortable for driving (I err on the cold side with the A/C). The radiator fans kicked on full blast which only happens when it's been baking in the sun (above 85 outside) or in general is above 94 outside. (They are 3 speed on my Nissan)


I also did something I found interesting and plugged my kill a watt into the wall to see what the voltage was with both A/C's going, plus the pool pump, and all the neighbors on the same transformer with their A/C running, it dropped to 119 volts. I normally see about 123-124 volts.


Post# 943236 , Reply# 20   6/12/2017 at 22:06 by wayupnorth (On a lake between Bangor and Bar Harbor)        

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My a/c is running and the electric meter is spinning and I dont care, 93 yesterday but only a measly 89 today. Its the humidity I cant handle. My bedroom will be at meat locker temperature and I will pile the blankets on and sleep like a baby.

Post# 943239 , Reply# 21   6/12/2017 at 22:21 by Ultramatic (New York City)        

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You know its blazing hot when you open your truck door and it's a blast furnace. Truck thermometer hit 96F today. Thank God we're in for some cooling mid-week.

 

Tim, you and I sleep alike. The bedroom is always like Antarctica, and me all snuggy under some blankets.


Post# 943240 , Reply# 22   6/12/2017 at 22:33 by wayupnorth (On a lake between Bangor and Bar Harbor)        

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Thats only way to sleep properly, Louie. LOL, clinical tests prove it, well, my clinical test. My truck in the sun registered 101 today. Going from 50's and rain to immediately this, no need of it. Lets do it gradually. Guess it is cooling down and windows can be opened after tomorrow.

Post# 943266 , Reply# 23   6/13/2017 at 08:23 by abcomatic (Bradford, Illinois)        

Phil, Is your Frigidaire air conditioner from around 1972 or so? I had one just like that then. Happy cooling. Gary

Post# 943295 , Reply# 24   6/13/2017 at 13:47 by twintubdexter (Palm Springs)        

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115 predicted for this weekend. I knew the 80's & 90's of the past few days were short-lived...curses!

 

forget about frying eggs on the sidewalk...a 12 pound turkey cooks nicely


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Post# 943304 , Reply# 25   6/13/2017 at 14:54 by toploader55 (Massachusetts Sand Bar, Cape Cod)        

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Too Funny Joe.

Brutal heat on the Cape. Past two days have been warmer than Ft Lauderdale and Englewood Fl.


Post# 943305 , Reply# 26   6/13/2017 at 14:55 by washman (Butler, PA)        
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Post# 943324 , Reply# 27   6/13/2017 at 17:05 by GusHerb (Chicago/NWI)        

The humidity rolled in and the weather turned fickle today. It was 90 at 10:30AM then dropped to 86 as the wind shifted off the lake. Then it was back up to 90 around noon and peaked around 91. Dew point around 71. Up in the city it stayed cooler around 82 with the wind off the lake.

Now this is where it gets strange to me, it was 101 just 50 miles south of me! We don't normally see that kind of variation across the region. 


Post# 943349 , Reply# 28   6/13/2017 at 18:52 by MattL (Flushing, MI)        

Weird weather travels east.. 

 

The weather report this AM on the radio indicted western, mid and Southeast Michigan could expect highs near 90 except for Flint where temps would reach 80.  It was true for most of the day for some reason.  Was able to get out and cut my much much too tall grass and get it to the curb before recycling came by to get it.


Post# 943386 , Reply# 29   6/13/2017 at 22:12 by petek (Ontari ari ari O )        
Matt

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here beside the lake we barely hit 72 today.. it was sure a nice break


Post# 943388 , Reply# 30   6/13/2017 at 22:36 by wayupnorth (On a lake between Bangor and Bar Harbor)        

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Its coming this way. High of 88 and humid today, 70 tomorrow and low humidity. Already cooling down alot so no a/c needed tonight. I'm sure it will be on high more over the next few months. A fan in the window is sufficient tonight.

Post# 943399 , Reply# 31   6/14/2017 at 00:47 by tolivac (greenville nc)        

The temps my way aren't too bad-I am sure it will go up in July and August-even part of September-thunderstorms are predicted for the next 3 days.But we know how these "predictions" go?

Post# 943472 , Reply# 32   6/14/2017 at 18:03 by CircleW (NE Cincinnati OH area)        
Very humid here

and 78 at this time. Sun is out now, but has rained heavily off & on most of the day. Same story yesterday, and is expected to do so tomorrow. I hope it will dry out by late tomorrow so I can walk at Spring Grove. Friday is supposed to be sunny and about 90, with cooler and dryer next week.

Post# 943480 , Reply# 33   6/14/2017 at 18:39 by wayupnorth (On a lake between Bangor and Bar Harbor)        

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Went from 93 Sunday and near 70% humidity to 53 last night with dewpoints in the low 40's, 68 today and nice, same tomorrow. Its up and down it seems. Sunday forecasted to go back to hot humid. Why cant it be nice all day and only be lightly stormy between midnight and 4 am. Dream on...

Post# 943485 , Reply# 34   6/14/2017 at 19:30 by GusHerb (Chicago/NWI)        

It spiked to 94 this afternoon with a dew point of 75. The kind of humidity that suffocates you. Went for a bike ride then came back and was still sweating after my shower. Then the storms rolled in and it's been on and off since.

Post# 943504 , Reply# 35   6/14/2017 at 20:47 by washman (Butler, PA)        

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88 today w/ scattered t-storms. Humidity was quite high for this area.

Post# 943515 , Reply# 36   6/14/2017 at 21:32 by Dustin92 (Jackson, MI)        
Tomturbomatic- re: car air conditioner

The car that ran out of a/c coolant is now long gone, that was my old Impala. That car used a can of coolant/freon every 2 weeks all summer, and the transmission eventually croaked. I now drive (and love!) A Prius, never had to add any yet, but I'm wondering if I may need some. I do know it takes hybrid specific freon. Oh well, it's 13 years old with over 200k on the clock. Must need something eventually, right? Hasn't needed any other repairs since I've owned it!

Post# 943857 , Reply# 37   6/16/2017 at 16:55 by twintubdexter (Palm Springs)        
Forget about that song...

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Post# 943866 , Reply# 38   6/16/2017 at 18:14 by wayupnorth (On a lake between Bangor and Bar Harbor)        

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58 and more rain here today. No heat here. April, May and June so far were not nice to us here. Wished you could send some of that nice dry heat here Joe. I still cant get rid of last falls leaves as it just wont dry out.



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Post# 943867 , Reply# 39   6/16/2017 at 18:17 by toploader55 (Massachusetts Sand Bar, Cape Cod)        

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Good Lord Joe.

Although I think I wouldn't mind it for a bit...


Post# 943889 , Reply# 40   6/16/2017 at 21:07 by Supersuds (Knoxville, Tenn.)        
121 degrees

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Have you got the the beach umbrellas over the outdoor AC units again? ;)

Believe it or not, I was reading an old Consumer Reports that endorsed the idea that ACs in direct sunlight have to work harder. I dunno.


Post# 943898 , Reply# 41   6/16/2017 at 22:31 by iheartmaytag (Wichita, Kansas)        

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We had a nasty storm last night, 90 mph winds, two inches of rain. Today it hit 98 with no wind and humidity pushed he heat index to 110.

My daughter and I spent about two hours in the pool this evening, felt good.


Post# 943923 , Reply# 42   6/17/2017 at 01:58 by tolivac (greenville nc)        

Now its HOT my way-94 a few days ago-afternoon and evening thunderstorms-that just makes the heat WET!!!This is forcast for today and tomorrow.

Post# 943940 , Reply# 43   6/17/2017 at 06:47 by retro-man (nashua,nh)        

Had a few days of 70's and sunny this week, but started raining last night over 2 inches and now in the low 60's cloudy and foggy. The tall ships are in Boston this weekend and they are currently "parked" out in front of my house in the bay but cannot see them because of the fog. They are supposed to be coming into Boston harbor today maybe by tugboat assistance. There is zero wind today compared to yesterday being like a coastal storm with very high winds. Supposed to clear up late today and get back up into the mid 80's tomorrow.

Jon


Post# 944016 , Reply# 44   6/17/2017 at 16:03 by CircleW (NE Cincinnati OH area)        

Low 90's here, and mostly sunny.

As for it being 120 or more, we were in Needles, CA in late July of '72. It was 120 when we got to the motel. They were putting 50 lb. blocks of ice in the pool to cool it off.


Post# 944426 , Reply# 45   6/20/2017 at 23:20 by Supersuds (Knoxville, Tenn.)        

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Post# 944431 , Reply# 46   6/21/2017 at 00:10 by MattL (Flushing, MI)        

The heat wave around here was short lived.  Here it is the first day of summer and it's in the low 50's tonight.  Barely made it to 70 today.  I'd like it a little warmer.  Always love those soft summer nights with the windows open.


Post# 944483 , Reply# 47   6/21/2017 at 12:12 by petek (Ontari ari ari O )        

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I agree Matt. I'm hoping it's not one of those cool summers we had a few years ago where I had to put on gloves to ride my bike in July of all things. Sarnia/Port Huron in particular could never seem to break out of it yet drive literally 10 mi south along the river  and the temps shot right up. 


Post# 944532 , Reply# 48   6/21/2017 at 20:21 by countryguy (Astorville, ON, Canada)        

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According to the long range forecast for the next 2 weeks, the highest temperature we are going to reach is 23 C (73 F)....way cooler than last summer.

Gary


Post# 944559 , Reply# 49   6/22/2017 at 00:08 by petek (Ontari ari ari O )        

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Yeah it looks like the first couple of weeks around here aren't going to be that great... possible rain everyday just about.. and the car show is this sunday in the park.. rain forecasted  :( 


Post# 944736 , Reply# 50   6/22/2017 at 20:01 by cuffs054 (GA)        

Getting our butts kicked. Heavy storms and tornado warnings all over the place.


Post# 944740 , Reply# 51   6/22/2017 at 20:13 by ptcruiser51 (Boynton Beach, FL)        
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To my friends up north...

Today's temps: Boynton Beach, FL: 90 degrees F.

Newark, NJ: 92 degrees F.

Who's your daddy?



Post# 944754 , Reply# 52   6/22/2017 at 21:03 by wayupnorth (On a lake between Bangor and Bar Harbor)        

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2 days it hit the 90's since our supposed spring broke and it never hit 90 last year. Its been 1 day nice then rain and then 6 more days of rain for April, May and June so far. I got to mow, come on Mother Nature, enough with this crap and let it dry out. Thankfully we are not getting what comes in on the southern coast. But we get every system from the Atlantic and the west to east and all seem to merge over New England, but it is rarely severe by the time they do, thankfully, just annoying.

Post# 944782 , Reply# 53   6/23/2017 at 00:51 by rp2813 (The Big Blue Bubble)        

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Finally we're getting relief here.  We hit triple digits a couple of times over the past week, and most homes around here don't have A/C.

 

This afternoon the coastal fog came blowing back through the Golden Gate, obscuring the bridge entirely.  Yay!  Some 45 miles south, a delicious bay breeze is cooling things down tonight and temps should return to normal over the weekend.  I still have fans running in key windows because the house needs all the help it can get to cool down.

 

This was too much too soon, and six out of the last seven nights have been unbearable.  For all I care, temps can stay below normal the rest of the summer.  I can sum up the past week with one word:  brutal.


Post# 944790 , Reply# 54   6/23/2017 at 02:10 by sudsmaster (East of SF, West of Eden)        
Brutal...

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Yes, it's been rather warm around here lately.

I bought a ticket for Sunday's A's game, where they swept the Yankees 4 games to 0. That was the best part. But the seat I bought was in the sun all afternoon, and it must have hit 100 there. It was so bad you had to cover the seat bottom and back with a shirt or something for half an hour until it got cool enough to sit on. A lot of people with seats in the sun headed upstairs to find empty ones shaded by the balconies above.

Today was another scorcher... but it is supposed to cool down tomorrow and into the weekend. When I was younger I used to love hot weather. Now, not so much. Still, being the Bay Area, it's possible to run fans all night and then button up the house in the morning and it stays reasonably cool until the next sundown. I did get a Delonghi portable A/C unit last year, but so far haven't had to set it up. It's when the evenings don't go below 80F that it will get plugged in, just not yet. I expect that may happen around August, which is usually our hottest month.





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