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BS: How warm is it where you are?

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Subject: RE: BS: How warm is it where you are?
From: keberoxu
Date: 02 Jun 20 - 11:10 AM

It might warm up tomorrow, but
for now it feels like late April.


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Subject: RE: BS: How warm is it where you are?
From: keberoxu
Date: 31 May 20 - 05:50 PM

The cicadas, both annual and periodic, are cold-blooded.
They can only sing and propagate their species
when they are warmed up by the sun.
It's cicada season in certain spots.

Not warm here at all, though; you?


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Subject: RE: BS: How warm is it where you are?
From: Senoufou
Date: 27 May 20 - 03:34 AM

It's usually around 90F (mid thirties C) in Abidjan. My in-laws are quite used to this, including the high humidity. Occasionally the Harmattan (seasonal wind) blows and it gets what they call 'a bit chilly' (about 80F)
When husband visits them, he's sweltering for the first few days and panting for breath, but then he acclimatises. When he gets back to UK he's shivering at first and wears his woolly jumper for a bit!


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Subject: RE: BS: How warm is it where you are?
From: Neil D
Date: 26 May 20 - 08:12 PM

It was 89F (32C) today. Less than 2 weeks ago we had snow on the ground. There was a day last week where we had a morning frost and then it went up to 70. Here in Ohio we say "If you don't like the weather just hang around because it is sure to change.


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Subject: RE: BS: How warm is it where you are?
From: Charmion
Date: 25 May 20 - 09:39 AM

In Stratford, Ontario, it snowed two weeks ago, I finally turned off the furnace last week, and on Saturday the air-conditioner kicked on for the first time. The electric fans are out of winter storage in the interest of less-sweaty sleep.

Yesterday, I sweated buckets while transplanting a couple of hosta and desultorily pulling a few weeds. We have now officially entered Beer On The Porch season.

Next: killer humidity, and the pong of pig-farming when the wind is in the wrong quarter, which is most of them.


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Subject: RE: BS: How warm is it where you are?
From: keberoxu
Date: 24 May 20 - 08:30 PM

It isn't just that people are itching to get out of the house:
here in Massachusetts, where the restrictions have been eased,
people are looking for lakes to swim in
because it's baking hot in the sunshine.

No miserable humidity, though --
that will come along soon enough.


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Subject: RE: BS: How warm is it where you are?
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 23 May 20 - 06:17 AM

Central heating on here today, as it's cold wet and windy in the highlands today. 10C, it must be nearly June.


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Subject: RE: BS: How warm is it where you are?
From: Senoufou
Date: 23 May 20 - 02:04 AM

I love heat, any amount of it. I must be a lizard or something!
It was 25C yesterday, and I sat on The Bench out the front in full sunshine in a cardigan. The oil tanker arrived and the oil man was perspiring like a fountain, poor bloke. He couldn't believe I had a woolly on. He filled our tank (we kept well away from each other) and I put an ice-cold can of Diet Coke from my husband's stash in the fridge on the pavement for him. He gulped it down thankfully. I had a nice hot cup of tea after he'd left!


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Subject: RE: BS: How warm is it where you are?
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 22 May 20 - 08:14 PM

Interesting to read here of the conditions in 2006 in the UK. That was an exceptional summer, one of the warmest ever recorded. It was also very dry here in Cornwall; we had just four inches of rain in four months.

We've had more than our usual share of good, or at at least half-decent, summers since then. We've also had a run of very mild winters. This spring in England has been exceptionally dry and sunny. The wind has been in the east at times, which pegs temperatures back. But overall it's going to go down as a vintage spring. I have a deep Mediterranean tan already, and that's just from doing the gardening...


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Subject: RE: BS: How warm is it where you are?
From: Mrrzy
Date: 22 May 20 - 07:55 PM

Probably not... Makes too much sense.

Close to 80F/27C with tornado warning here in Charlottesville, VA, USA.


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Subject: RE: BS: How warm is it where you are?
From: keberoxu
Date: 22 May 20 - 06:38 PM

ARE there solar-powered refrigerated-air-conditioners actually?


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Subject: RE: BS: How warm is it where you are?
From: nutty
Date: 31 Jul 06 - 09:21 AM

It's cooler here today - thank God.
Quite a stiff breeze coming off the sea and it's threatening to rain. Still in the 70's in the shade but for the first time for weeks I'm actually getting fresh air in the house without resorting to artificial means.


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Subject: RE: BS: How warm is it where you are?
From: Alice
Date: 31 Jul 06 - 09:11 AM

Checked my apple tree last night and the leaves were crinkled and shriveling. Got the hose on it right away. Hope it survives.


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Subject: RE: BS: How warm is it where you are?
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 30 Jul 06 - 05:13 PM

Bedroom was a comfy 71 at 5.oopm... Now it's bed time and it's nearly 80. Thought evenings were supposed to be cooler ~ and no, it doesn't face west.

LTS


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Subject: RE: BS: How warm is it where you are?
From: Scoville
Date: 30 Jul 06 - 05:10 PM

Ha ha! Probably true, Don.

97 on the way home from meeting. Ah, we're back were we're supposed to be . . .


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Subject: RE: BS: How warm is it where you are?
From: Don Firth
Date: 30 Jul 06 - 03:06 PM

Some cynic (realist?) once commented, "We won't have solar power until they figure out how to run a sunbeam through a meter."

Don Firth


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Subject: RE: BS: How warm is it where you are?
From: JennyO
Date: 30 Jul 06 - 11:32 AM

Here in my part of chilly Sydney, it's 4.5 degeees C - about 40 degrees F. A long way off the 100 degrees some of you are having.

But it's not a long way off post number 100. hahahahaha!!


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Subject: RE: BS: How warm is it where you are?
From: Bill D
Date: 30 Jul 06 - 10:41 AM

hotter & hotter & hotter here in the Wash DC area...we are expecting 4 days of nearly 100F, and we get high humidity to boot.

(and *grin*...JUST as I typed the above, my weather program popped up this alert)
HOT AND HUMID CONDITIONS EXPECTED TO LAST INTO THURSDAY. EXCESSIVE HEAT CONDITIONS ARE LIKELY ALONG AND EAST OF THE BLUE RIDGE...ESPECIALLY IN THE BALTIMORE AND WASHINGTON DC URBAN AREAS.

HIGH TEMPERATURES WILL BE AROUND 100 DEGREES TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY. THIS WHEN COMBINED WITH HIGH RELATIVE HUMIDITY WILL RESULT IN HEAT INDEX VALUES OF UP TO 110 ESPECIALLY TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY. THE EXCESSIVE HEAT MAY PERSIST INTO THURSDAY.


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Subject: RE: BS: How warm is it where you are?
From: Metchosin
Date: 30 Jul 06 - 09:44 AM

A lovely summer morning here on the wet coast of Canada. Its around 6:30AM and 10C or about 52F and its raining. Yeah!!! Our very hot spell was short lived, it only lasted about 3 days.

The rain is welcome though. I hope it does more than just settle the dust, because my apple trees are very thirsty. While I have no qualms about watering the rest of the garden with our precious well water, I'd prefer not to have to use it on the fruit trees too. The real rains of November are still a long ways off.


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Subject: RE: BS: How warm is it where you are?
From: Hrothgar
Date: 30 Jul 06 - 06:09 AM

About 23 degrees Celsius maximum here today - that's about 73 Fahrenheit.

Another Brisbane winter day ...


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Subject: RE: BS: How warm is it where you are?
From: Peace
Date: 29 Jul 06 - 06:30 PM

"Hot enough for June!!!???"

Is it June already?


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Subject: RE: BS: How warm is it where you are?
From: LilyFestre
Date: 29 Jul 06 - 06:18 PM

Troy Fair, Troy Pennsylvania, 3:30pm, 100 degrees fahrenheit (with an occasional lovely breeze)!

Michelle


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Subject: RE: BS: How warm is it where you are?
From: GUEST,Noddy
Date: 29 Jul 06 - 06:01 PM

Hot enough for June!!!???


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Subject: RE: BS: How warm is it where you are?
From: Peace
Date: 29 Jul 06 - 05:22 PM

It is 59 degrees F in north central Alberta. May have to wear a jacket over the t-shirt soon. Or go to a long-sleeved shirt.


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Subject: RE: BS: How warm is it where you are?
From: michaelr
Date: 29 Jul 06 - 05:14 PM

Santa Rosa (Northern California), 2 pm: 72 degrees in the shade.
A week ago: 102 degrees. Phew!

Cheers,
Michael


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Subject: RE: BS: How warm is it where you are?
From: Alice
Date: 29 Jul 06 - 01:47 PM

solarac.com - system sends power back to the utility most months of the year, when you are not using the electricity for your air conditioning. So, you are reducing your electic bill overall.

Solar powered fans - you can get a small one that fits in your car window to cool the car while it is parked in the sun. You can buy a cap with a little solar panel in it that runs a fan to cool your head.... or, you can get an attic fan that has roof top solar panel to cool your house, or use it in your RV.

http://www.advancedenergyonline.com/catalog/applications/fans.htm (can order from outside the US, too)


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Subject: RE: BS: How warm is it where you are?
From: Mr Red
Date: 29 Jul 06 - 08:26 AM

Well call me a poser if you want but I have had a hat like that for 6 years - and it's red. I got it from the Machynlleth Alternative energy centre CAT, which makes it a hat in the CAT I guess.

And I can even pronounce Machynlleth


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Subject: RE: BS: How warm is it where you are?
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 29 Jul 06 - 07:37 AM

And the shipping and conversion to UK would be pricey too.... I just want a fan that I can plug into a socket that is run by solar power.. that would be so simple. The sun is shining so the fan is on. Store a bit for night time and it would be perfect.

LTS


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Subject: RE: BS: How warm is it where you are?
From: Keef
Date: 29 Jul 06 - 06:39 AM

Solarac looks interesting Alice but at $7000 (after state rebates)plus installation it is about 4 times the price of the air conditioner that it would run.
Needs to be a huge price improvement before it will be taken up in serious numbers.
Compared to the improvements made in other electronic gizmos,solar is still in the stone age.


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Subject: RE: BS: How warm is it where you are?
From: Mr Red
Date: 29 Jul 06 - 03:25 AM

38C / 100F in my office one day. Aren't mobile phone wonderful these days - mine even has an alarm which woke me at 6am to get from Warwick to work Monday morning - and I use it occasionally to make calls - super..........


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Subject: RE: BS: How warm is it where you are?
From: Alice
Date: 28 Jul 06 - 10:08 PM

LTS, solar powered air conditioning does exist.

http://www.solarac.com/


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Subject: RE: BS: How warm is it where you are?
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 28 Jul 06 - 03:36 PM

So why can't we get solar powered air conditioning units/fans?

83 degrees here today in the back room....

LTS


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Subject: RE: BS: How warm is it where you are?
From: Keef
Date: 28 Jul 06 - 01:37 AM

Same story from everywhere, more extreme weather, record sales and usage of air conditioners leading to record electricity demand...leading to more power stations... burning more coal..aargh!
And then there's the nuclear option just in case we haven't phucked up the planet enough yet.
Now here's the strange thing, Sanyo, Sanwa et all can churn out airconditioners at incredibly low prices but can't get their shit together to produce solar panels at a sensible price.
Computers and all the electronic goodies have improved in price/performance by a thousandfold and more but somehow the much simpler technology of solar voltaic has gone nowhere.
Solar radiation is highest at the same time aircon need is greatest so no need for expensive batteries, just need solar electricity for 10 Cents per watt rating instead of the $10 per watt we have been stuck on forever.
Will it ever happen?
I doubt it


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Subject: RE: BS: How warm is it where you are?
From: Clinton Hammond
Date: 27 Jul 06 - 11:33 PM

" I hope you haven't joined some sect"

You have to be invited to join The Corps


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Subject: RE: BS: How warm is it where you are?
From: Ebbie
Date: 27 Jul 06 - 09:24 PM

No. He's more into sects.


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Subject: RE: BS: How warm is it where you are?
From: bobad
Date: 27 Jul 06 - 09:20 PM

What is the meaning of that symbol on your t-shirt Clinton?

I hope you haven't joined some sect or something.


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Subject: RE: BS: How warm is it where you are?
From: Ebbie
Date: 27 Jul 06 - 09:16 PM

Thash funny. I posted in response to Clinton's shaved head- and it disappeared (the post, not the head). Have I undergone silent deletion?


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Subject: RE: BS: How warm is it where you are?
From: Clinton Hammond
Date: 27 Jul 06 - 05:45 PM

Hot enough to do this


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Subject: RE: BS: How warm is it where you are?
From: GUEST
Date: 27 Jul 06 - 02:44 PM

Hey! My cherry tomatoes are starting to get a blush. Thank you global warming!


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Subject: RE: BS: How warm is it where you are?
From: Scoville
Date: 27 Jul 06 - 12:53 PM

Liz--plant it for shade! Put that sucker to work if it refuses to die for you. I don't think I've ever seen a three-foot geranium.

We can't win here--it's either 100 degrees and dry, or it's 85 degrees, raining, and everything floods. And it's 90% humidity today. My best friend emailed from Tucson complaining that it was 25% humidity and she was "drowning" and I was forced to tell her to go to Hell.


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Subject: RE: BS: How warm is it where you are?
From: Purple Foxx
Date: 27 Jul 06 - 02:23 AM

Yesterday's papers report a confirmed sighting of a shoal of Sun Fish
off the British Coast. This is believed to be unprecedented.
Temperature up here on the N.E. coast of England a refreshingly cool 22.5 degrees C.
However it is only 7:20 A.M.


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Subject: RE: BS: How warm is it where you are?
From: Skipjack K8
Date: 26 Jul 06 - 06:17 PM

I was in an office in that Germany yesterday with a thermomity that recorded 37 degrees at 4pm. That, my friends, was nothing compared to the holding pens in the shed at Neiderrhein airport, and the plane was ........... late.

Ryanair, you gotta love 'em.


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Subject: RE: BS: How warm is it where you are?
From: GUEST,Bruce Baillie
Date: 26 Jul 06 - 06:03 PM

...well it's too fucking hot for me in Cleckheaton!


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Subject: RE: BS: How warm is it where you are?
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 26 Jul 06 - 04:39 PM

Our bedroom is presently 85F... that's going to be pleasant.

LTS


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Subject: RE: BS: How warm is it where you are?
From: Rapparee
Date: 26 Jul 06 - 03:31 PM

It's about 70F, with a very nice breeze.



From the ceiling fan. If I went outside I'd find it about 90F.


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Subject: RE: BS: How warm is it where you are?
From: Mrs.Duck
Date: 26 Jul 06 - 03:29 PM

Too bloody hot!!


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Subject: RE: BS: How warm is it where you are?
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 26 Jul 06 - 01:11 PM

The Pansie is on holiday for another 3 weeks, to everyones delight.

LTS


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Subject: RE: BS: How warm is it where you are?
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 26 Jul 06 - 01:11 PM

I watered the geranium only this morning... with it's customary 'die you scabby little basket' greeting. It loves it. The bloody thing is 3ft tall and won't stop growing.

LTS


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Subject: RE: BS: How warm is it where you are?
From: GUEST,.gargoyle
Date: 26 Jul 06 - 01:50 AM

Horrible shame - passing through London - (second time since Simon and Garfunkle in the park) and the ROYAL gardens are brown and the zoo has a model display of succulents. They are encouraging Londoner's to forget their pansies and geraniums.

Sincerely,
Gargoyle


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Subject: RE: BS: How warm is it where you are?
From: GUEST,.gargoyle
Date: 26 Jul 06 - 01:46 AM

55 night highs low 70's day.

However, inland, less ten miles can be 105.

VERY Enjoyable summer. One of the best ever. A shame to leave Shangralai to sup at the coiffers of filty lucre.

But the Kitty must be fed.

Sincerely,
Gargoyle


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