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Thu Jun 17, 2021, 04:11 PM

Yikes. Las Vegas temps. It's only mid-June 😢



Hope the whole grid holds!!

Wonder if you can even buy a home generator anymore, IF you can actually afford one..

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Reply Yikes. Las Vegas temps. It's only mid-June 😢 (Original post)
Budi Jun 17 OP
doc03 Jun 17 #1
Budi Jun 17 #4
SheltieLover Jun 17 #2
Budi Jun 17 #3
SheltieLover Jun 17 #16
PoindexterOglethorpe Jun 17 #5
Budi Jun 17 #6
PoindexterOglethorpe Jun 17 #9
Budi Jun 17 #14
PoindexterOglethorpe Jun 17 #18
Budi Jun 17 #19
PoindexterOglethorpe Jun 17 #22
keithsw Jun 17 #12
tblue37 Jun 17 #21
Sibelius Fan Jun 17 #7
Budi Jun 17 #8
PoindexterOglethorpe Jun 17 #10
Sibelius Fan Jun 17 #17
abqtommy Jun 17 #11
2naSalit Jun 17 #13
Fla Dem Jun 17 #15
msongs Jun 17 #20

Response to Budi (Original post)

Thu Jun 17, 2021, 04:19 PM

1. But it's a dry heat sort of like a blast furnace. nt

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Response to doc03 (Reply #1)

Thu Jun 17, 2021, 04:30 PM

4. A furnace blast. Close description!

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Response to Budi (Original post)

Thu Jun 17, 2021, 04:20 PM

2. 😰😰😰

Modern refrigerants for AC are only effective up to 120 F!

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Response to SheltieLover (Reply #2)

Thu Jun 17, 2021, 04:29 PM

3. Well then we are all so screwed! There are also fires blowing up all around the region too.

If the temp is 114 & the firefighters are out in the depth of all this, I can't imagine what the temps are that they encounter.

Damn...huh!



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Response to Budi (Reply #3)

Thu Jun 17, 2021, 06:20 PM

16. 😭😭😭😭😭

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Response to Budi (Original post)

Thu Jun 17, 2021, 04:37 PM

5. We got up to 101 two days ago in Santa Fe.

I thought I was back in Phoenix.

At least our overnight lows are closer to 60 degrees. I will say that I'm very glad I installed a/c about three years ago. Here I only need it for about 6 weeks, but it is very nice to have during that time.

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Response to PoindexterOglethorpe (Reply #5)

Thu Jun 17, 2021, 04:45 PM

6. Is that high for Santa Fe? I'm not familiar with the area of NM

It's been 100's hre in N Tx too (only cools to 70's/80 at night) but its Tx so evrn in mid-June its not surprising.

My daughter in Omaga said its a hot 104 there right now.
They do get some humidity as well.

Think CO has some new fires to report ss well.
Ugh.

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Response to Budi (Reply #6)

Thu Jun 17, 2021, 04:56 PM

9. That is VERY high for us.

Santa Fe is at 7,000 feet, which means it tends to be a lot cooler here than a lot of places, including Albuquerque which is about 2,000 feet lower.

Perhaps more to the point, our overnight lows all summer are typically in the 50s. My first ten years here I lived quite happily without a/c. I'd open and close windows and doors judiciously, capturing cool air overnight, blocking hot air during the day. About three years ago I needed a new furnace, and in discussions with the new furnace people, realized that installing a/c made a lot of sense, doing it in conjunction with the furnace.

Our a/c season in all honesty lasts about six, maybe eight weeks. Since I had it installed, as soon as a/c season ends, I wonder, Did I do the right thing? My answer turns out to be yes. Keep in mind, I'm the person who had no a/c in my first three years of living in the Washington DC area (when I recently told that to my son who lives there, he immediately evinced a much greater respect for me) and somehow survived. I was a LOT younger then. As I get older (I'm now 72) I am more and more appreciative of creature comforts. Yeah, I'd be managing okay without a/c, but boy is it nice.

To help with perspective, I've lived in a lot of different places. Childhood in northern NYS, where very cold winters were more the issue. Then we moved to Tucson, AZ where the godawful heat 9 months of the year were the issue. Then to the DC area, where I had the three years referenced above. I'll spare you all the rest, but suffice it to say I've lived in a variety of climates. I appreciate central air and I appreciated central heating.

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Response to PoindexterOglethorpe (Reply #9)

Thu Jun 17, 2021, 05:18 PM

14. Thanks. Appreciate rather than take for granted...maybe it age or life experience

But it is all good.
🍃

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Response to Budi (Reply #14)

Thu Jun 17, 2021, 07:24 PM

18. I am honestly happy I've lived in a bunch of different places.

There is nothing wrong with having spent your entire life in one particular place, but I'm personally glad my life has not been that way.

I'm familiar with hot. I'm familiar with cold. High humidity. Low humidity, And so on. At this point in my life, I've experienced lots of extremes.

My last summer in Tucson, 1968, we had a heat wave. It got above 110 degrees for somewhat over a week (I forget the exact time frame) and was above 115 most of those days. I was working at the telephone company in downtown Tucson at the time. We employees parked in a lot about four blocks from the building we worked in and walked there. I started at 1pm and so was making that walk in the heat of the day. By the end of the heat wave I had a mild heat stroke/heat exhaustion. I didn't go to a doctor, so it wasn't officially diagnosed, but I had all the symptoms. Plus, my car was a '59 VW Bug. No a/c, so I was subjected to all the heat. Not fun.

Again, having lived in a variety of places and climates, I have some pretty strong opinions about where I'm willing to live. Santa Fe is very high on the list.

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Response to PoindexterOglethorpe (Reply #18)

Thu Jun 17, 2021, 08:16 PM

19. Quite a life of experiences you've had!

I too have know the extremes of temperatures & conditions & scenic backroads across the northern plains to the Florida beaches, Seattle Olympic Mtns, Denver & Montana Rockies & the open Tx skyline.

Each location has its own beauty to claim.

I did a lot of land survey for a few years which put me smack dab in the middle of a vast nowhere, and I was certain my feet walked in places no man had stepped before!

It has been an adventurous life, indeed

To your travels & mine, PoindexterOglethorpe
🥂

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Response to Budi (Reply #19)

Thu Jun 17, 2021, 10:56 PM

22. Oh yes.

Different life experiences. So crucial.

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Response to PoindexterOglethorpe (Reply #5)

Thu Jun 17, 2021, 05:12 PM

12. I just spoke with my son

Who lives in Phoenix. 117 today

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Response to PoindexterOglethorpe (Reply #5)

Thu Jun 17, 2021, 08:30 PM

21. 100 in Eastern Kansas.

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Response to Budi (Original post)

Thu Jun 17, 2021, 04:46 PM

7. We had 123-degree days when we lived in Vegas.

Really fucking hot!

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Response to Sibelius Fan (Reply #7)

Thu Jun 17, 2021, 04:51 PM

8. Huh. 123 degrees gaaah. That's like 60 below zero temps in the dead of winter up North.

There is nothing you can do but close yourself in & wait it out.

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Response to Budi (Reply #8)

Thu Jun 17, 2021, 04:57 PM

10. When we first moved to Phoenix from Minneapolis,

my husband remarked that the only way to dress for the heat was to wear an air-conditioned car.

Having lived in various extremes, I can tell you that far fewer people are outside in 100 plus degrees compared even to minus 20.

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Response to Budi (Reply #8)

Thu Jun 17, 2021, 06:40 PM

17. I had a flat tire driving on the 15 near the Rio in that heat. Ugh!

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Response to Budi (Original post)

Thu Jun 17, 2021, 05:10 PM

11. I've lived in Phoenix AZ and years ago I learned that temps there and in Vegas track each

other pretty closely. Of course it's "dry heat". snark off

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Response to Budi (Original post)

Thu Jun 17, 2021, 05:14 PM

13. Last Monday it was 101F...

In Pocatello, Idaho when I was there. Scary hot. And in the 90s at West Yellowstone when I passed through. It was crawling with tourists and ATVs all over the woods, dry as a bone. I guess they'll move on when the fires start.

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Response to Budi (Original post)

Thu Jun 17, 2021, 05:38 PM

15. What climate change? There's no climate change. Well we can't do anything about it anyway

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Response to Budi (Original post)

Thu Jun 17, 2021, 08:23 PM

20. Palm springs new alltime high today 123. gottta put ice in the pool probably nt

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