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Thu Jun 27, 2013, 07:04 PM

it's 99 degrees here, is that warm or hot?

i'm absolutely melting and my husband is saying it's only warm. granted, it is a dry heat and he's from the east coast, but it's killing me. i don't know how you folks in high humidity places do it, i can barely breathe in it.

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Reply it's 99 degrees here, is that warm or hot? (Original post)
fizzgig Jun 2013 OP
Incitatus Jun 2013 #1
fizzgig Jun 2013 #4
RebelOne Jun 2013 #2
fizzgig Jun 2013 #5
RebelOne Jun 2013 #8
hobbit709 Jun 2013 #3
fizzgig Jun 2013 #6
elleng Jun 2013 #7
fizzgig Jun 2013 #9
Wait Wut Jun 2013 #10
fizzgig Jun 2013 #11
Wait Wut Jun 2013 #14
KamaAina Jun 2013 #12
fizzgig Jun 2013 #16
MrsBrady Jun 2013 #13
fizzgig Jun 2013 #19
trof Jun 2013 #15
olddots Jun 2013 #17
Callmecrazy Jun 2013 #18
nomorenomore08 Jun 2013 #20
Locut0s Jun 2013 #21
struggle4progress Jun 2013 #22

Response to fizzgig (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 07:10 PM

1. I have reference to compare it to dry heat, but 99 is pretty damn hot to me in FL. nt

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Response to Incitatus (Reply #1)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 07:18 PM

4. i'm sure it is

i used to drive to illinois in july for my mom's birthday. the weather was absolutely miserable and i only had a car with ac once.

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Response to fizzgig (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 07:11 PM

2. 99-degree heat is bearable if you have low humidity.

I lived in South Florida most of my life until I moved to North Georgia. And even the heat in the mid-80s was miserable because of the high humidity. It is supposed to be the in 90s tomorrow and I have to go grocery shopping, but I will go from my air-conditioned house to my air-conditioned car and into an air-conditioned store.

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Response to RebelOne (Reply #2)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 07:19 PM

5. no ac at home or in the car

and the car i've been driving the last few days has vinyl seats and blows hot air out of the vents regardless of whether the fan is running. i lost a layer of skin off the back of my legs today.

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Response to fizzgig (Reply #5)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 07:28 PM

8. Oh boy, I know how you feel.

My car A/C went out last summer and I went through the summer without it. That was hell. I had to have some car repairs done this past fall and had the mechanic check the A/C and it just needed some coolant.

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Response to fizzgig (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 07:17 PM

3. Currently 102 here

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Response to hobbit709 (Reply #3)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 07:21 PM

6. everything above 90 feels pretty much the same to me

i am not built for this weather

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Response to fizzgig (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 07:25 PM

7. Its HOT now,

will be warm later and MAYBE cool around 4 a.m., when it will start moving to HOT again!

I'm from the east coast too, and please tell him that 99 is HOT! I do understand difference between dry heat, which doesn't last, and humid heat, which goes on forever, as lived in Colorado for a yearr. It DOES feel different.

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Response to elleng (Reply #7)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 07:37 PM

9. i'm in northern colorado and do love that it cools off significantly at night

it's in the 60s by the time i hit my real wind down time, so i'm still sleeping under the comforter for most of the night.

i've spent my whole life here and don't remember it being this hot when i was a kid. and we used to get a rain shower every afternoon. it's rained maybe four times in the last six or eight weeks and the longest one was 20 minutes.

there's a chance of thunderstorms in the forecast through the weekend, but it's probably just a tease.

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Response to fizzgig (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 07:38 PM

10. It depends...

99 in Chicago is hot.
99 in Phoenix is pretty warm.

It's all about the humidity.

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Response to Wait Wut (Reply #10)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 07:47 PM

11. i think the heat is worse in big cities

all the people and cars and the breeze doesn't get down to the street very well. gross.

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Response to fizzgig (Reply #11)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 07:49 PM

14. That's true, too.

Nothing like the smell of a big city on a hot, humid day.

Oddly enough, I'll always be a city girl.

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Response to fizzgig (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 07:48 PM

12. According to the National Weather Service, anything above 95 is hot.

 

At least here in Northern California.

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Response to KamaAina (Reply #12)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 07:59 PM

16. they're calling it fair right now

but a few days ago, when the forecast was calling for upper 90s, they were calling it hot and accompanied it with the blistering sun graphic

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Response to fizzgig (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 07:49 PM

13. in fort worth and the humidity...

I consider anything under 100 to be a luxury.

don't ask me what the heat index is.

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Response to MrsBrady (Reply #13)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 08:03 PM

19. i can't imagine how hot it must feel

hope you're staying cool

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Response to fizzgig (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 07:52 PM

15. According to the trof scale, yes, it's HOT!

I just cranked the ac up to 75 from 74.
Every little bit helps.

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Response to fizzgig (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 07:59 PM

17. hot -gonna get hotter

 

forget the bar b q on the 4th of July we'll cook on the side walk .

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Response to fizzgig (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 08:02 PM

18. According to the NWS records...

It has NEVER reached 100 degrees in the metro Miami area where I currently habitate
When I lived in Las Vegas I could tolerate anything up to about 105 and then I just stayed indoors. And at that temperature, imagine breathing while a hair dryer is blowing in your face. Tomorrow it's supposed to hit 117 there and tonight it won't get below 90. That's hot! And up to 130 in Death Valley.

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Response to fizzgig (Original post)

Fri Jun 28, 2013, 12:44 AM

20. I'm sensitive to heat, but more so to humidity.

I'm in NorCal (East Bay) and the other night it was around 60 degrees but with ~90% humidity, and I was sweating like I normally would in like 85-90-degree (or more) heat. A temp that low combined with humidity that high just seems unnatural, though it is admittedly rare around here.

Interestingly, I have a friend from Savannah, GA who once said that he didn't really know what "humidity" was until he moved to the West Coast as an adult. Before that he didn't even think about it, because it was just a normal part of the climate where he grew up.

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Response to fizzgig (Original post)

Fri Jun 28, 2013, 01:10 AM

21. Yeah that's hot but it's worse with humidity. Living in Malaysia...

it was usually about 30-32 which is ONLY about 87 Fahrenheit but it was as humid as a sauna. Yeah that was hard to take.

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Response to fizzgig (Original post)

Fri Jun 28, 2013, 01:53 AM

22. I spent several summers doing farmwork in Western high desert, with field temps of 120

The air was bone dry and it never bothered me: I wore long sleeves to keep off the sun, drank plenty of water, and never over-heated

A few years later, I had a summer roofing job in the Southwest, with everyday temps in the 110-115 range. It was somewhat more humid, and I thought the work was brutal: we'd knock off every hour or so and sit in the shade drinking water to cool off

Fast forward a few more years to the worst summer days I ever experienced, in the Eastern US: it never broke 90, but the humidity was nearly 100%. After the slightest physical activity, I was drenched in sweat -- that did not evaporate and so provided no cooling. I was packing up my stuff for a move. I'd carry a box a few feet, grab a towel, mop myself off, and stop doing anything for a few minutes so I didn't overheat

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