How is the Weather?
#21
Today, we got 2" of rain in about 20 minutes, then it rained for about 3 hours and only gave us 1/4" more.
Gotta love 'em.
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#22
It is 8:45pm and the temperature is 117F/47C. My poor dogs haven't been outside except to go potty for the past few weeks. If you live in a cooler part of the world, enjoy it! I may go north soon to visit family and enjoy the cooler temperatures.
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#23
(07-07-2017, 09:46 PM)Tasha Wrote: It is 8:45pm and the temperature is 117F/47C.  My poor dogs haven't been outside except to go potty for the past few weeks.  If you live in a cooler part of the world, enjoy it!  I may go north soon to visit family and enjoy the cooler temperatures.

WOW, that is extreme and I suppose it's really dry heat too. We have high humidity which has it's challenges but I have been in areas where the heat is dry and I really struggle with it. You  and your dogs have my sympathy, that is one tough climate for sure.
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#24
That sounds brutal. If you are 117 F during the day what are the night time lows?
Linda

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#25
Our low was 84F/29C and that was at 6am. The humidity has been at 3-4%. I run two humidifiers in the house full time.
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#26
Sorry about my whining about the weather.  I live in the desert and expect our summers to be brutal but this year summer came way too fast.  I usually have many weeks of watching the forecast to see what days will be cool enough in the morning to take the collies to the park to play.  This summer we got slammed with the heat and went from being able to go out at 7am to not being able to go out at all.  

On the positive side.  I spent the day doing some deep cleaning and decluttering of the house.  I had a couple of things that were best cleaned by taking them outside, spraying the item with simple green, and using the hose to rinse off.  It was amazing how fast everything dried and was ready to go back in the house. Big Grin
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#27
I don't think you are whining at all. We all have our extreme weather no matter where we live. It can be difficult at times to deal with the weather when it goes above and beyond to be harsh. 

If you wanna hear someone whine stick around until this winter when we can get 2 feet of snow in one day, with 4 foot high drifts and -50 with wind chills. 

We are looking at a week of very humid conditions which will make our mid 80 temps feel like close to 95 F.
Linda

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#28
Not as hot as you but we are high 30s, it cools off a little as the sun goes down, so having some late sunset walks. Quite beautiful.
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#29
(07-09-2017, 05:35 AM)only-borders Wrote: I don't think you are whining at all. We all have our extreme weather no matter where we live. It can be difficult at times to deal with the weather when it goes above and beyond to be harsh. 

If you wanna hear someone whine stick around until this winter when we can get 2 feet of snow in one day, with 4 foot high drifts and -50 with wind chills. 

We are looking at a week of very humid conditions which will make our mid 80 temps feel like close to 95 F.

This is probably a weird question but when snow is so heavy and deep do you ever feel trapped and claustrophobic  ? When our valley floods our area becomes like an island but there are always ways to get through in emergencies and the water goes down within 24 hours anyway. I am thinking that snow is a different story and I don't know how well I would cope with being snowed in, kind of trapped.

TMM- You are not whining at all,I really appreciate hearing about how things are in other parts of the world. In fact I thought you were being quite positive by finding a good side to it all with your washing and speed drying of household items LOL
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#30
I wouldn't say we feel trapped when we get a lot of snow. There is a term used here, cabin fever, that people relate to being cooped up in the house all winter. 

We can be snowed in for a couple of days but we know in advance of a storm we so can prepare. Unlike people who live in the city it can take a couple of days before the roads out by our house get plowed. We plow our driveway and clear all the snow off the deck and entryways. It's the town or county that can't always keep up with the big snowfalls. 

Snow for the most part doesn't stop us from doing too much. We have 4 wheel drive vehicles that can get us through most snowfalls. 
The very cold below zero temperatures can become an issue at times. It can be dangerous for us and the dogs to be out in the freezing temps for too long. 
All in all we make the best of it and because it's what we know it's not so bad. (sometimes)  Rolleyes
Linda

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