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Sun Jul 19, 2020, 01:37 PM

Hot enough for ya? 🥵

Actually cut the grass at noon. Just went outside to put new air filters in both our cars. It was so hot I lost my concentration and had to step over into a shadow.

99 degrees- feels like 106 according to the Weather Channel app.

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Reply Hot enough for ya? 🥵 (Original post)
underpants Jul 2020 OP
dem4decades Jul 2020 #1
underpants Jul 2020 #5
2naSalit Jul 2020 #20
underpants Jul 2020 #25
2naSalit Jul 2020 #26
underpants Jul 2020 #34
2naSalit Jul 2020 #45
SWBTATTReg Jul 2020 #2
CentralMass Jul 2020 #3
LizBeth Jul 2020 #4
in2herbs Jul 2020 #6
Chainfire Jul 2020 #7
underpants Jul 2020 #10
soothsayer Jul 2020 #8
underpants Jul 2020 #12
soothsayer Jul 2020 #16
underpants Jul 2020 #36
soothsayer Jul 2020 #39
soothsayer Jul 2020 #17
underpants Jul 2020 #27
jimfields33 Jul 2020 #9
Disaffected Jul 2020 #11
underpants Jul 2020 #14
Disaffected Jul 2020 #18
underpants Jul 2020 #28
Disaffected Jul 2020 #38
ironflange Jul 2020 #33
Disaffected Jul 2020 #37
ironflange Jul 2020 #42
soothsayer Jul 2020 #40
ironflange Jul 2020 #41
Disaffected Jul 2020 #44
Cetacea Jul 2020 #46
cayugafalls Jul 2020 #13
underpants Jul 2020 #15
Imallin4Joe Jul 2020 #19
gopiscrap Jul 2020 #48
LuckyCharms Jul 2020 #21
underpants Jul 2020 #31
ProfessorGAC Jul 2020 #22
Hekate Jul 2020 #23
mokawanis Jul 2020 #24
smirkymonkey Jul 2020 #29
KY_EnviroGuy Jul 2020 #30
underpants Jul 2020 #32
kskiska Jul 2020 #35
jalan48 Jul 2020 #43
kentuck Jul 2020 #47

Response to underpants (Original post)

Sun Jul 19, 2020, 01:42 PM

1. Not for nothing but mowing the lawn at noon while it's 99 is probably not a good idea.

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Response to dem4decades (Reply #1)

Sun Jul 19, 2020, 01:51 PM

5. It wasn't that bad.

The grass has stopped growing it seems. I only had one area to cut. Manual lawnmower-no gas.

Yeah I made it as quick as possible

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Response to underpants (Reply #5)

Sun Jul 19, 2020, 02:33 PM

20. Remember to snack on melons/cucumbers...

they cool you down and help you withstand the heat.

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Response to 2naSalit (Reply #20)

Sun Jul 19, 2020, 02:46 PM

25. Mustard

Pre Gatorade, mustard and pickle juice was the way to stay hydrated. The mustard thing is still a tradition at the Naval Academy for their Freshman hell day.

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Response to underpants (Reply #25)

Sun Jul 19, 2020, 02:50 PM

26. That's interesting...

I wonder why I've never heard of that! Have recipe or guide for proportions? Seriously, I'd like to try it.

All Gatorade does in heat is give me a headache. Now after a vomiting episode, it's fantastic.

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Response to 2naSalit (Reply #26)

Sun Jul 19, 2020, 03:20 PM

34. Salt for water retention

That’s the purpose of the mustard. Mustard then water.

Pickle juice has salt and fluid.

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Response to underpants (Reply #34)

Sun Jul 19, 2020, 05:03 PM

45. Thanks...

we have some hot days ahead and I want to have options.

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Sun Jul 19, 2020, 01:43 PM

2. Be careful out there!! It is hot. nt

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Sun Jul 19, 2020, 01:45 PM

3. 81 out on Oregon.. we are supposed to hit 90. Not bad so fsr.

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Response to CentralMass (Reply #3)

Sun Jul 19, 2020, 01:50 PM

4. I hate the heat. We have had about a week total of high temps (over 85) all summer and I hate the

heat. I walked dog about half an hour ago, and was griping about it thru out my walk. Lol. And it is only sitting at 78 now. Hate the heat. This is when I drive over to the ocean, lol. Drops ten to fifteen degrees.

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Sun Jul 19, 2020, 01:58 PM

6. It's 105 degrees here in AZ and not even noon yet. When humidity is factored in it's a feel's like

temp of between 100 and 105 degrees. This summer we have had more days of 110+ degrees thus far than ever recorded. Neither man nor animal can live in this weather. Biden must not waste time implementing the challenges needed to reverse of global warming.

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Sun Jul 19, 2020, 02:00 PM

7. We have been hovering just under the 100 mark for the last ten days or so

High humidity makes it feel like around 110. It is hot, but it is July, and it is always hot in the third week of July. I limit my outside work to early mornings and wrap up by around 10:00 AM. Next week we have some rain coming which will lower the temps a few degrees, and a few degrees either way, makes a lot of difference when you are talking high 90s. Our weather will be very hot until late October, we will have a few weeks of cold weather in Dec or Jan, then six months of Spring-like weather, so it all works out.

I enjoyed long days and hot weather when I was younger, but at near 70, my cooling system just does not work as well as it used to, so I spend the hot weather hunkered down in the air conditioning.

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Response to Chainfire (Reply #7)

Sun Jul 19, 2020, 02:06 PM

10. In-laws almost bought into a time share in Vegas

until my father in law realized that the “27th week” meant July in Vegas. Yeah that was the term they used instead of saying it was the third week in July.

Hey, my wife and I went and got a free week in Vegas - I think it was in February. We made the drive to the Grand Canyon.

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Sun Jul 19, 2020, 02:04 PM

8. Hot cha cha in DC. Maybe the WH AC will go on the blink

Image makes me smile.

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Response to soothsayer (Reply #8)

Sun Jul 19, 2020, 02:24 PM

12. Your post made me ask my wife a what-if

IF our AC goes out, would you be comfortable getting a hotel room?

My wife is super let’s say aware of this virus situation. Never leaves the house. She was on this back from the beginning and had all the numbers right from early on.

The other option is using the AC in the cars or buying a window unit.

As pilots say - don’t play for IF the engines cuts, plan for WHEN it cuts off.

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Response to underpants (Reply #12)

Sun Jul 19, 2020, 02:28 PM

16. Yeah options are limited aren't they

As a kid when our AC died my folks would take us to the movies, or we’d hang out in the grocery store to cool off.

Can’t really do that now.

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Response to soothsayer (Reply #16)

Sun Jul 19, 2020, 03:26 PM

36. 🙂

My mom got a “membership” at a Howard Johnson hotel pool for $50 back in the day. 70’s.

We were way poorer than my brother or I realized.

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Response to underpants (Reply #36)

Sun Jul 19, 2020, 03:39 PM

39. Yeah, same here with our grocery store cooling (ha, obviously)

My mom made my dad join knights of Columbus 60s, 70s) for the pool. (It was a cheap option for Catholics, who usually earned less and wouldn’t have been allowed to join a country club anyway.)

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Response to underpants (Reply #12)

Sun Jul 19, 2020, 02:30 PM

17. You can get a nice cheap (less than $100) window unit to keep around

We have a spare sitting here in case

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Response to soothsayer (Reply #17)

Sun Jul 19, 2020, 02:54 PM

27. I had a window unit but I gave it to my brother

He needed it. My wife said “it could be here in a few days”. Me: uh I’m going to Lowe’s and getting one. Leaving the house is not in her universe.

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Sun Jul 19, 2020, 02:05 PM

9. Mid Summer and hot as anything

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Sun Jul 19, 2020, 02:15 PM

11. Not here in the GWN

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Highs in the high teens to mid twenties all summer so far.

And enough rain to keep things nice and green (but not without the mosquitoes). I'll take mosquito season over smoke season any time though (we seem to be alternating between the two the past few years).

Myself, I start to wilt when it gets close to 30 (86 F).

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Response to Disaffected (Reply #11)

Sun Jul 19, 2020, 02:25 PM

14. GWN?

???

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Response to underpants (Reply #14)

Sun Jul 19, 2020, 02:31 PM

18. Canada's nickname

Great White North

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Response to Disaffected (Reply #18)

Sun Jul 19, 2020, 02:54 PM

28. Oh.

I should have known that. How high up?

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Response to underpants (Reply #28)

Sun Jul 19, 2020, 03:38 PM

38. About to here :)

Actually around 1,100 metres (about 3,600 ft).

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Response to Disaffected (Reply #11)

Sun Jul 19, 2020, 03:17 PM

33. Yes, it's been very pleasant in Calgary this summer

Except for that hailstorm thing a while ago. . .

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Response to ironflange (Reply #33)

Sun Jul 19, 2020, 03:35 PM

37. Yup, southern Alberta,

the hailstorm capital of the world (actually). Beats tornados and hurricanes (although we do get the odd small tornado)

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Response to Disaffected (Reply #37)

Sun Jul 19, 2020, 03:49 PM

42. That's right

We had a billion-dollar hailstorm a little while ago, didn't affect this end of the city though (whew). For some reason, the worst storms hit the northeast part of Calgary; where I am is relatively calm.

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Response to ironflange (Reply #33)

Sun Jul 19, 2020, 03:41 PM

40. No Calgary Stampede this year cuz... virus?

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Response to soothsayer (Reply #40)

Sun Jul 19, 2020, 03:45 PM

41. Nope, COVID knocked it out this year

Though there were still some events, like fireworks, little donuts, etc.

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Response to soothsayer (Reply #40)

Sun Jul 19, 2020, 03:56 PM

44. Yes,

first cancellation (and it's been held every year prior for nearly a century).

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Response to Disaffected (Reply #11)

Sun Jul 19, 2020, 11:38 PM

46. Interesting. 44 C Humidex in Eastern Canada n/t

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Sun Jul 19, 2020, 02:24 PM

13. It has been hot here in Houston as well.

Mowed my 2 acres a couple days ago and boy was it hot. We have lots of trees so that helped, but it has been real dry and it was very dusty. I think I swallowed and breathed in a pound of dust. Should have worn a mask, but it was so darn hot I forgot. Next time I will have to mask up as I was coughing for a couple hours after mowing.

We keep our house at a balmy 80 because we don't like to run the AC all the time. You get used to it after a while.

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Response to cayugafalls (Reply #13)

Sun Jul 19, 2020, 02:27 PM

15. Our dog running through the garden

I saw dust flying up. We are watering once the sun sets. It’s going to be 85 here at 11PM.

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Sun Jul 19, 2020, 02:32 PM

19. Another year of record heat and Twitler still calls GW a hoax.. NT

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Response to Imallin4Joe (Reply #19)

Thu Jul 30, 2020, 12:27 PM

48. welcome to DU

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Sun Jul 19, 2020, 02:34 PM

21. You're nuts, man! Be careful!

I was going to rake over about a 12 square foot bare area and plant some grass. Stepped out side and said "Nope" and walked back in the house.

I thought my nurse practitioner was going to kill me one day when I told her I spent 14 hours in the hot sun building tree rings.

Her words were...are you suicidal? I said no. Are you drinking a lot of water? Yes I am. Well, you're in your 60's. Your kidney tests show that you have damaged your kidneys. You said you sweat a lot...there is probably no amount of water you can get into you in time that would prevent you from getting dehydrated when you do stupid shit like that. DON'T DO THAT ANYMORE!!!!

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Response to LuckyCharms (Reply #21)

Sun Jul 19, 2020, 03:15 PM

31. I needed a good sweat.

20 minutes and I was done.

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Sun Jul 19, 2020, 02:35 PM

22. Yesterday & Last Week, Yeah

Cold front bumped into the hot air and we're at 77 at 230pm.
We did get 2" of rain in 45 minutes, though.
Raining bucketfuls!

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Sun Jul 19, 2020, 02:36 PM

23. Careful, there. Do outside chores well before 10:00 in weather like that.

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Sun Jul 19, 2020, 02:42 PM

24. Only 82 here

Went out and mowed the lawn this afternoon. Took about 2 hours and I was sweating buckets. Now I'm back inside drinking Gatorade like my life depends on it.

Wife is refusing to do our daily walk, due to heat/humidity, and I ain't putting up an argument.

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Sun Jul 19, 2020, 02:58 PM

29. Ugh! It's 95 here in Boston.

Went to breakfast with a friend around 9am this morning and it was pretty hot, but not quite this bad yet. I hate the heat! I don't know what I would do without AC. I am such a miserable person in the heat if I can't be in AC or swim.

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Sun Jul 19, 2020, 03:10 PM

30. In North-central Kentucky, we're having a weird one....

95 deg-F but the humidity is only around 45% so it does nor feel so bad outside.

Years ago when I did a bunch of work in the High Desert in Wyoming, I learned the hard way that very low humidity can be dangerous. Being raised in the South, I instinctively relate dangerous heat with severe sweating which I did not do in the desert due to low humidity (10-to-15% many days). I got really dehydrated a few times before I learned to use other indicators as a gauge.

Everyone please keep some water out for your birds in a shady spot if you can.

KY

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Response to KY_EnviroGuy (Reply #30)

Sun Jul 19, 2020, 03:17 PM

32. Basic at Ft. Knox

In January- April. I’m told it gets brutally hot there in the summer without any water anywhere near.

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Sun Jul 19, 2020, 03:20 PM

35. I'm 75 and I walk briskly for a half hour every day for exercise in a partially shady neighborhood.

Once it gets to 95, though, I begin to think twice about it. I did it today, listening to music and carrying something to wipe my brow. This summer has been relentlessly hot, though.

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Sun Jul 19, 2020, 03:49 PM

43. 57 here on Oregon Coast. Would be glad to trade you for an hour or so..

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Mon Jul 20, 2020, 04:12 AM

47. Be careful of those heat strokes.

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