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Spewing out too many words since November 2003
Too damned hot
It's just past midnight.

Eighty-six degrees (30 C). 63% humidity.


We have a heat emergency, and there are cooling centers all over town (A.C. is still considered a luxury up here). I think you can drown walking home from the bus stop.

I have a feeling it's going to be a horribly cold winter. It always seemed to go like that.
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fernwithy From: fernwithy Date: August 2nd, 2006 04:40 am (UTC) (Link)
Oh, yeah. I thought I was going to die last year when I was tromping around New Orleans (pre-Katrina, by a couple of months). I could deal with the heat in New Mexico, because it's dry. Up here... it' s like walking around in a permanent steam room!
chienar From: chienar Date: August 2nd, 2006 04:44 am (UTC) (Link)
It's almost 1am here in mid-Michigan, the heat index today during the day was 105F, it is currently 81F with 82% humidity... Being that I'm due in two weeks, and I remember three years ago being this pregnant without A/C, I'm sooooooooo thankful for our central air.

Had to take the mother-in-law to Sam's club earlier because it was the ONLY place in town that still had any window or portable A/C units.
miss_daizy From: miss_daizy Date: August 2nd, 2006 01:31 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh boy! I did that too - I was pregnant two out of the the summers I lived in South Carolina. I thought that Philly got hot in the summer, but that was something else.

Drink your water! (I'm sure you know that already, actually) Hope all goes well for you and the little one.
From: (Anonymous) Date: August 2nd, 2006 05:06 am (UTC) (Link)
Sad thing about humid places is swamp coolers won't work. They're a pretty cheap alternative to AC. I've lived closer to the equator in a high humidity area and I wondered that people didn't have gills. I felt like bread cooked in a steamer the whole summer.

Er, that last is more in the misery loves company category, but I can't seem to think of anything more useful. The advice I lived by back then was, even if it feels like you're underwater, keep breathing! No one else has drowned.

threnody From: threnody Date: August 2nd, 2006 05:08 am (UTC) (Link)
As of an hour ago it's 30 degrees, but feels like 40. 40C = 105F. Far too hot for Canada. Our high today was 36, feeling like 48 (116F).

sonetka From: sonetka Date: August 2nd, 2006 06:24 am (UTC) (Link)
We were regularly hitting the 100s here (Salt Lake City) until a couple of days ago, but I will say that at least we didn't have the humidity; dry heat really is easier to live with (for me, anyway - my husband is in Boston right now and on the phone this evening he was freaking out about the humidity). However, we did have a pretty decent thunderstorm here this morning which is supposedly moving east, and it's cooled down a lot since then. I'm hoping the break in the weather gets to Boston in a few days.
ladyelaine From: ladyelaine Date: August 2nd, 2006 12:19 pm (UTC) (Link)
I hope it'll be a horribly cold winter here! Last winter we had no snow, only one ice storm in late fall. On Christmas Day, it was in the eighties.
miss_daizy From: miss_daizy Date: August 2nd, 2006 01:40 pm (UTC) (Link)
The heat index here is supposed to reach 115 degrees today. I'm just praying we don't have a power outage with all the ac on full blast. Stay cool!
etherealizabeth From: etherealizabeth Date: August 2nd, 2006 01:50 pm (UTC) (Link)
the high was supposed to be 100 here yesterday, but the thermometer on my back porch was reading 109 yesterday afternoon. the high today is 102 - i'm betting we see 115. global warming is crazy stuff. after the nonwinter we experienced last year, i'm wondering if we have any winter at all this year.
matril From: matril Date: August 2nd, 2006 01:58 pm (UTC) (Link)
Ugh, I know. I woke up this morning and thought, "Where's the cool morning air? Did the sun even set at all?"

We have no air conditioning. I live in front of our fans. :P Our car's AC doesn't work, but we're borrowing our friends' car while they're on vacation, and enjoying their AC while it lasts. Bless them. I think I'll go for a ride in that car right now.
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