Tuesday, July 19, 2011

*whimper*

Source: National Weather Service.


18 comments:

El Gaucho said...

Well said. Our local news forecaster (North Dakota) said on Friday that the next four/five days would be "Steamy" and I laughed. I'm not laughing now.

digitalemur said...

That's horrific! I'll stop griping about how it's going to be 95 in Springfield MA this Friday.

mr_subjunctive said...

According to Weather Underground, Knoxville, IA, which is in central IA about two hours' drive from us, had a heat index of 131F/55C yesterday. I don't think we had heat indices in the 130s even when I lived in South Texas.

The Expat Garden(er) said...

Well, holy heck. That's ridiculous. Drink plenty of water. Don't go outside. Do you have bread and milk and board games?

Every single day here, it's between 36 and 40 C or so--say, 98 to 104 F? I'm not sure Fahrenheit. But the heat index sometimes is a degree or two cooler than the actual temperature. People are always like "Oh em gee, Saudi Arabia is so HOT, it's a DESERT!" But it's not as bad as the swampy scorchtown that people endure in the states.

...then again, it's 36 to 40 C or so year-round. That could get tiresome.

Claude said...

right now its 101 with a heat index of 112... so I feal ya... actually, we're on the 18th straight day of over 100. Not good.

Lance said...

Our temperatures have been over 100 for the last 6 weeks almost every day here in Texas now. Of course I'm in the far north, and it hasn't done more than sprinkle in 6 months so we don't have humidity. Our actual temperature has gotten to 111 twice and 2 hours south one day was 113. So - time to learn desert gardening.

Jenn said...

Totally unfair weather for Iowa. Yeesh.

Right now you are 96°F
Feels Like: 113°

While Phoenix is 105°F
Feels Like: 104°

That is so not right.

Jenn said...

Weather underground is working with data that comes from private individuals. Unless you are looking at data that has been adjusted for the outliers, I'd be careful taking it at face value.

Think about the clown who mounts his weather station in solar cooker, or a similar situation...

Jenn said...

Although I take that back. Weather.com is confirming a similar heat index today.

I stand corrected.

mr_subjunctive said...

Jenn:

That specific information on Weather Underground was from a site at the National Centers for Environmental Prediction (link), which I wouldn't have double-checked had you not told me that about Weather Underground, though.

Plowing Through Life said...

Eeeeek...that is hot!

danger garden said...

I spent most of the day being grumpy about the grey sky, drizzle, and temps barely hitting 70, don't suppose I'm gonna get much sympathy from you am I?

Why do we have to be so extreme...I'll take some of your sun and heat and you can have some of my clouds and cool breezes...deal?

Errant said...

Move to the mountains? ;) Or Canadia.

Anonymous said...

Not pleasant even up here in Maine, and I'm sorry to see that even some of the animals are suffering. If you live where it might make a difference, please put out water for small creatures and birds, and provide plenty of water and shade for pets. (Yesterday a squirrel was so water-needy that he stood on my bare foot in order to drink out of a birdbath.)

FundyBay

orchideya said...

I don't know about "Canadia". Our forecast for tomorrow afternoon in Ottawa promises 95F - feels like 115F, mainly sunny (Weather Network).
That is, if "Canadia" means Canada.

Paul said...

Ditto Lance. I'm in central TX and the last rain we had was on 21 Jun; daily heat indices well into the 100s since early June.

Seaweed has helped, but not much. Good thing I did not invest much in vegetable gardening this year. First a brutal (for us) winter, late spring, then a desiccated summer. Marvelous. I guess GM *IS* the grim future if this pattern persists.

Anonymous said...

OMG, yall! Here in Texas it doesn't get at hot as it is up north these days. I feel for y'all who are not used to the heat (which isn't so bad) and the humidity (which turns the heat to misery).
Here in central Texas we got a wonderful and badly needed rain yesterday. Rather a STORM. I was at my favorite nursery buying vines for my new 6' chain-link fence when the storm hit. It blew the double doors at the nursery open and poured in water before two men grabed a door each and tried to push them closed. They had to lean hard for about 15 min. to keep the storm out. My car was in the parking lot with all 4 windows open. The roof (inside) of my car was dripping wet. But my yard got close to 1" of the wet stuff!!!
Hang in there, they claim it will start cooling off (up north) today or tomorrow.
-WJP in Seguin, TX

CelticRose said...

Yikes! That's hot for y'all! :(

Yes, we get a lot hotter here in the Phoenix area, but there's not as much humidity, we're used to it, and nearly everybody has air conditioning. Those of you in cooler climates who don't have a/c, invest in it! It could save your life in a heat wave.

Mr. S., make sure that both yourself and the critters get plenty of water, and aim the fans at yourself rather than the plants -- you'll be surprised how much a fan helps when it's humid. And decrease your activity, even indoors. Now's the time to veg out in front of the TV.