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(Seattle Times)   Sick of the heat? Come to Seattle where we haven't had a summer in two years   (seattletimes.nwsource.com) divider line 228
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2011-07-19 09:58:57 PM  

Shinigami-sama: TomD9938: epyonyx: I would take that Seattle weather over the heat ANY day of the week.

But what of the rickets?

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Dear God! the rickets.

/rickets

id be more worried about the giant dildo that appears to be steaming into your scrotum.


It's surprisingly comfortable actually.

OH, you mean on the x-ray... yeah, what's up with that?
 
2011-07-19 10:00:24 PM  
ha!...San Francisco's even cooler than Seattle because of our fog

http://www.bluoz.com/blog/index.php?/archives/1281-fog-over-the-alemany-gap.htm l

swelter on, USA
 
2011-07-19 10:03:36 PM  

Rent Party: No, do not come to Seattle. Stay where you are. It rains here all the time. You'd hate it.

/ Subby is now on the list.


Actually, I kind of like rain. I might move there someday.
 
2011-07-19 10:03:39 PM  

Galileo's Daughter: sonorangal: Kronnyj: Seattle Summer (new window)

Beat me to it. I miss "Almost Live". Parody of the early to mid 90's in Seattle.

Plus it had Bill Nye the Science Guy!

/pre-science, anyway


So I wasn't imaginig that! WOO HOO.
 
2011-07-19 10:05:26 PM  

mynamebackwards: I like a little bit of heat in my summers. This summer has been a bit excessive, but the last two summers in NW Arkansas have been very mild and pleasant. This year we've had more 100+ degree days in June than in all of the last 2 summers, I'd guess.

Gray, cool, with a light mist is not my idea of any season.

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came for The Oatmeal; leaving satisfied
 
2011-07-19 10:06:09 PM  

ghare: shrive me fool: Winter is Coming

I've got to put the storm windows up.


revistamonet.globo.com
 
2011-07-19 10:06:26 PM  
I moved from NW Washington to Long Island, NY over 10 years ago, and it's almost always too goddamned hot or too goddamned cold here. I miss the rain.
 
2011-07-19 10:10:26 PM  
WAR IS PEACE
FREEDOM IS SLAVERY
IGNORANCE IS STRENGTH
WEATHER IS NOT CLIMATE

/the chocolate ration will increase
 
2011-07-19 10:11:27 PM  
Just returned from family cruise along Norway's west coast where it was never over 70 degrees and nary a drop of rain. We chose Norway to escape brutal Texas heat for a few days. Had we known Seattle summer weather was the same as Amsterdam, we coulda saved some Euros.

One of the most breathtaking landscapes on earth is hidden away in little Flam (rhymes with swan), Norway. Seemed to have more waterfalls, crystal-clear babbling brooks and snow-capped mountains in this tiny village than nearly all of Alaska and Hawaii combined. Every water's-edge cottage and mountain-cliff chalet is painted a different color of the rainbow. Lakes were sparkling yet utterly still. Not much active fishing though, which the bus driver explained was due to the "Germans stealing all our fish."

Toward the end of an 11-hour flight home from Frankfurt, the entirety of Oklahoma and Texas landscapes were parched into differing shades of dusty brown, totally lifeless and dead, separated only by the occasional former lake now turned mud puddle. Europeans exiting the un-air-conditioned gangway at DFW were horrified and breathless at the wall of heat boiling up from the tarmac.

I'm not leaving the house again until October.
 
2011-07-19 10:11:32 PM  
Ha ha, Sequim/Port Angeles native here, checkin' in from NorCal...what God intended when he made the PNW.

My 'mater plants are 8' across, and I can grow 'em year 'round (okay...3 months of the year in the south-facing sunroom). And I can grow anything you grow up there, only better and more of it for less effort. If I want the snow it's right up there in the mountains. The sea is the other direction. I don't suffer from SAD and my body can actually make its own Vitamin D down here. What's not to like?
 
2011-07-19 10:14:26 PM  

Wireless Joe: [i7.photobucket.com image 600x405]

Caliente!


Long time Seattlite here. It did NOT get anywhere near 74 today. Maybe 65. Grey skies all day.
 
Oak
2011-07-19 10:16:19 PM  
I'm enjoying my hottish summer in Chicago; I looked forward to it all winter, and damn it, I'm going to enjoy the heat.
 
2011-07-19 10:17:20 PM  
YAY! Ticket booked! Arrive midnight the 5th of Aug for almost 2 months of glorious mild weather in the best state in the US! Oh how I have missed you my darling Seattle!


Virulency: too wet but its been nice temperature wise

/wheres the seattle fark summer party??


I'm in for the first pitcher if someone plans one!


/have fun sweating haters!
 
2011-07-19 10:19:49 PM  
That's why Seattle is my first choice if I ever get a chance to move from the midwest. I'm grateful to the sun for allowing us to exist and all, but what an asshole.
 
2011-07-19 10:22:41 PM  
It was hot as balls last year to the best of my recollection. Don't mind this year's so far mild "summer" but I wouldn't mind some river-floating weather at some point here.
 
2011-07-19 10:28:40 PM  
I moved to Anchorage, Alaska in March of 2010. I have yet to see a temperature above 75.

Winter's not terrible either because you're on the ocean, although you do get an occasional reminder of just what latitude you're at.
 
2011-07-19 10:28:43 PM  
It's almost 10:30pm I can finally stand outside without dripping sweat. Literally during the day if you go outside, even in a shady spot, and just stand there, sweat will pour down your face and puddle up on every bodily surface.

/thinking more and more about taking that trip out to Oregan to visit a friend...and never coming back. Tired of Richmond
 
2011-07-19 10:34:34 PM  
I grew up in semi-rural Indiana, with no central air. During the summer we all slept downstairs with fans running. It was hot, yeah, but we were used to it. There was a creek/river just a 10 minute bicycle ride from our house where we'd swim when it got into the 90s.

But if we weren't bound here by friends and family, we would have moved to the Northwest coast years ago. Cool temps, clouds, and rain are what we like.
 
2011-07-19 10:34:41 PM  
It's brutal here. It's murder on a stick. It's putting your head in the oven. When the oven is at 500 degrees.

What I wouldn't give for two straight weeks of cloudy, gloomy, cool, wet weather.
 
2011-07-19 10:37:06 PM  

Twitch Boy: I moved to Anchorage, Alaska in March of 2010. I have yet to see a temperature above 75.

Winter's not terrible either because you're on the ocean, although you do get an occasional reminder of just what latitude you're at.


I hear the Matanuska Thunderfark helps you forget the winters.
 
2011-07-19 10:37:43 PM  
"Seattle, where the grass is always green and the women are always cool and moist." --Guy Noir Prairie Home Companion
 
2011-07-19 10:40:25 PM  

Teen Wolf Blitzer: Sad? SAD? It takes me about 20 seconds to walk from my air-conditioned, 72 degree living room and out to my car. By the time I get there I have a sticky slushy film coating my back and the backs of my knees. God damn Florida swamp summers. It's like Viet-goddamn-Nam. So yeah, I'd gladly take 2 summers off.


You keep your A/C at 72? Wow. I get cold at 75, usually keep it 77 to 78. Depends, of course; if I venture out for any reason or even a short time I need to get down to 74. Now, I did live in an old cracker house in an orange grove for 10 or so years. First 3 without any A/C at all, but then I just had to have a window box in the bedroom. I don't think I could do it now. Getting too used to A/C. But, I really loved sitting out on the steps in the shade of the big trees watching the hens do their thing, eating all the spiders. Then I would go have a cold shower and then cover myself with a wet towel in order to sleep. Oh, not because the hens turned me on or anything. It was just hot outside.
I guess I'm rambling. But, I kind of know what it was like 100 years ago in Florida, because I've sort of been there. I can't believe people lasted as long as they did. I wouldn't have.
 
2011-07-19 10:43:18 PM  
No, no! It's just awful and terrible up here, all overcast and cool temperatures and sometimes rain and stuff. It's much better where other people are, with ungodly heat and humidity and thunderstorms and stuff. And what do they call that thing, seasonal affectiveness disorder? Yes! We all have that.

We're all very miserable and unhappy because of the weather! Really.

/honestly it's been unbelievably nice this year
//and last year
 
2011-07-19 10:50:05 PM  
I was supposed to paint the outside of the house this past weekend.

but someone forgot we live in Seattle.

as she points out, it's supposed to be sunny this next weekend. curses!
 
2011-07-19 10:51:10 PM  
Dang straight subby. I believe it was our own estimable and quite awesome meteorologist Scott Sistek who figured we have had 78 MINUTES of summer to day.

/where summer is temp above 80 degrees, that is.
 
2011-07-19 10:51:12 PM  
In Eugene OR. Wore a fleece all day today.

/I'm okay with this...
 
2011-07-19 10:52:01 PM  

Watching_Epoxy_Cure: Dang straight subby. I believe it was our own estimable and quite awesome meteorologist Scott Sistek who figured we have had 78 MINUTES of summer to day.

/where summer is temp above 80 degrees, that is.


"to date", not "to day"
 
2011-07-19 10:53:07 PM  
Here in the southern part of the interior of BC we had a dusting of snow above 1800m (6000') this morning. Still have an insane amount of snow on north sides of the mountains. We have had some (2 or 3!) warmish days but nothing over 26 degrees C. Also had the best skiing in recent memory during April and May. I may just go climb some ice this weekend just because I can. My tomatoes in my greenhouse are flowering and I am having a bumper crop of strawberries.

F*ck all I can do about the weather so I am just trying my best to enjoy what we're getting. Hope it cools down for the rest of ya' if you aren't enjoying the heat.
 
2011-07-19 10:53:32 PM  
I'm glad the midwest is sucking up all the heat and Seattle is sucking up all the rain. It's a beautiful 70 degrees and sunny down here in Southern Oregon, which is a nice break from the 90-105 degrees it normally is here at this time of year.
 
2011-07-19 10:59:45 PM  

Dired: Nonsense. We had like two sunny days last week. And besides, the soothing gray skies help people chill out and not be so irritable.


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2011-07-19 10:59:54 PM  

Kronnyj: Seattle Summer (new window)


If I had money I would sponsor you.
 
2011-07-19 10:59:54 PM  

StoneColdAtheist: Ha ha, Sequim/Port Angeles native here, checkin' in from NorCal...what God intended when he made the PNW.

My 'mater plants are 8' across, and I can grow 'em year 'round (okay...3 months of the year in the south-facing sunroom). And I can grow anything you grow up there, only better and more of it for less effort. If I want the snow it's right up there in the mountains. The sea is the other direction. I don't suffer from SAD and my body can actually make its own Vitamin D down here. What's not to like?




"La Raza" called, they want their land back.

/resistance is futile.
 
2011-07-19 11:02:04 PM  

The My Little Pony Killer: We get a summer. We just don't get burned to a crisp. If you want that, you can go south.


Pfft. They get better summers in Anchorage.
 
2011-07-19 11:04:03 PM  
As a resident of Wisconsin (and a factory worker) I would love to trade with you Seattle. Please for the love god take it!

/I'd like to cry but I've sweated all the moisture in my body away
 
2011-07-19 11:05:38 PM  
Complaining about 100 degree weather? Pansies. In Vegas it's over 100 every day from mid June until September. You acclimate. Hell, I even ride my bike to and from work in it.

/lose 8 pounds in an afternoon
//gain it back at the buffett in the evening
///viva Las Vegas
 
2011-07-19 11:07:20 PM  
summer heatwaves that are just a few degrees above room temperature. the depths of winter are only a couple degrees below freezing. no droughts, no blizzards. maybe i don't need a week's worth of swimsuits, but i don't even own a wintercoat. and i have no problems with the rain, cuz it makes the air smell nice and washes the pollution away

sure, temperate rainforest FTW
 
2011-07-19 11:09:20 PM  

StoneColdAtheist: My 'mater plants are 8' across, and I can grow 'em year 'round (okay...3 months of the year in the south-facing sunroom).


I'm trying to envision what the Internet Tough Guy looks like who boasts about his tomato plant size.
 
2011-07-19 11:13:18 PM  

Annoyance: Galileo's Daughter: sonorangal: Kronnyj: Seattle Summer (new window)

Beat me to it. I miss "Almost Live". Parody of the early to mid 90's in Seattle.

Plus it had Bill Nye the Science Guy!

/pre-science, anyway

So I wasn't imaginig that! WOO HOO.


Bill Nye used to do science on Almost Live! once he made a fire tornado. If you had tickets, he'd also pre-warm up the crowd, the post-pre-crowd warmup was a video package that will never see the light of day, featuring national news casters of the day, lots of snot and enormous sex toys.

/where's the love for Billy Quan (new window)?
 
2011-07-19 11:18:32 PM  

Rashnu: It was hot as balls last year to the best of my recollection. Don't mind this year's so far mild "summer" but I wouldn't mind some river-floating weather at some point here.


You remember correctly. A lot of over-90 degree days. And we set our all-time record of 103 one day. So yeah, this year is wonderful.
 
2011-07-19 11:27:32 PM  

Old enough to know better: Rashnu: It was hot as balls last year to the best of my recollection. Don't mind this year's so far mild "summer" but I wouldn't mind some river-floating weather at some point here.

You remember correctly. A lot of over-90 degree days. And we set our all-time record of 103 one day. So yeah, this year is wonderful.


Nope, that was 2 summers ago, where we sweltered for a week, including one day that hit 107 at our house.
 
2011-07-19 11:29:07 PM  

Old enough to know better: Rashnu: It was hot as balls last year to the best of my recollection. Don't mind this year's so far mild "summer" but I wouldn't mind some river-floating weather at some point here.

You remember correctly. A lot of over-90 degree days. And we set our all-time record of 103 one day. So yeah, this year is wonderful.


That was 2009, not 2010.
 
2011-07-19 11:32:14 PM  
Seattleites? I thought residents of Seattle were called douches.
 
2011-07-19 11:35:07 PM  

REDARMYVODKA: oh for god's sake, grow a pair. i live in st. louis, heat index was 110 today, will be 115 by thursday. still gonna make my disc golf league game that day.

charge your a/c and take a shower afterwards you pussies.

/will happily trade st. louis heat for pacNW constant rain and ball-busting cold come jan.


Your balls are fragile.
 
2011-07-19 11:37:27 PM  
Sounds like paradise to me. I live in PA and every year the weather is getting harder and harder to take. The winters are GREY. Grey as in some weeks you will see no sun and no weather either. Every day is the same.

A buddy of mine said it best "By April you're ready to take the shotgun out of your mouth"

The summers are just plain humid now. Its 11pm and 77 farking degrees outside with probably 70% humidity. I can't take the cold and I can't take the heat so Seattle sounds like my kind of town. Plus I love rain so it could rain every day and my mood is perfect.
 
2011-07-19 11:49:00 PM  
Likes the cool temps but fark the rain. Still good conditions for fitba sounders/Man U tomorrow night, just hold onto your girlfriends, giggs and rooney are in town.
 
2011-07-19 11:51:38 PM  

rel-yo: Complaining about 100 degree weather? Pansies. In Vegas it's over 100 every day from mid June until September. You acclimate. Hell, I even ride my bike to and from work in it.

/lose 8 pounds in an afternoon
//gain it back at the buffett in the evening
///viva Las Vegas


Get out of there!!!!
 
2011-07-19 11:53:53 PM  
It's hot in Topeka (new window)
 
2011-07-20 12:00:18 AM  

Teen Wolf Blitzer: Sad? SAD? It takes me about 20 seconds to walk from my air-conditioned, 72 degree living room and out to my car. By the time I get there I have a sticky slushy film coating my back and the backs of my knees. God damn Florida swamp summers. It's like Viet-goddamn-Nam. So yeah, I'd gladly take 2 summers off.


You can actually keep it at 72? I can't do that except at night. During the day, my AC says "fark you" and wont go below about 77.
 
2011-07-20 12:03:45 AM  

astouffer: Sounds like paradise to me. I live in PA and every year the weather is getting harder and harder to take. The winters are GREY. Grey as in some weeks you will see no sun and no weather either. Every day is the same.

A buddy of mine said it best "By April you're ready to take the shotgun out of your mouth"

The summers are just plain humid now. Its 11pm and 77 farking degrees outside with probably 70% humidity. I can't take the cold and I can't take the heat so Seattle sounds like my kind of town. Plus I love rain so it could rain every day and my mood is perfect.


seattle is 9 months of cloud cover, 6 months of it complete cloud cover with a fine drizzly mist, 6 weeks of high winds, 8 weeks of flooding and weeks and landslideds, 2 weeks of what would conventionally be considered summer, and 30 straight days of rain from late november to late december. You'd hate it. Visit for seafair or salmon days, or season appropriate recreation areas.

If you like strippers, Portland is what you're looking for, take care to avoid the area during ice season.
 
2011-07-20 12:07:12 AM  

Watching_Epoxy_Cure: Old enough to know better: Rashnu: It was hot as balls last year to the best of my recollection. Don't mind this year's so far mild "summer" but I wouldn't mind some river-floating weather at some point here.

You remember correctly. A lot of over-90 degree days. And we set our all-time record of 103 one day. So yeah, this year is wonderful.

That was 2009, not 2010.


I remember back in Aught 6 when it was so hot I saw squirrels fanning their nuts.
 
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