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(Toronto Star)   How Hot Was It? It was so hot, the highways buckled and heaved under the heat. In CANADA   (thestar.com) divider line 97
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2012-06-22 08:25:31 AM  
93.... really? That's all? and they call this newsworthy?
 
vpb [TotalFark]
2012-06-22 09:23:59 AM  
They can just move north as the climate changes. No prob.
 
2012-06-22 09:57:39 AM  
I laugh at 93
 
2012-06-22 09:59:11 AM  

texdent: I laugh at 93


A shriek like a g'damn schoolgirl at 1/2" of snow on the ground.
 
2012-06-22 10:00:12 AM  
34C? This isn't Europe! Speak American damn it!

/I keed
//went to university in Canada
///now when it's below freezing I think in Centigrade
////When it's above I think in Fahrenheit
 
2012-06-22 10:01:16 AM  
This is the 401 we are talking about.... it's like going offroad in some places, with the dips and rises. I'm not sure what they use to make roads in Ontario, but whatever it is, it sucks.
 
2012-06-22 10:01:22 AM  
I get the feeling that this has more to do with the bad condition of the 401 than the heat.
 
2012-06-22 10:02:43 AM  
"after the concrete buckled under the heat"

shiatty writer is shiatty writer. Obviously has no clue about his vocabulary and the meaning of words.
 
2012-06-22 10:03:58 AM  
93 is a mild spring here in Oklahoma.

/was 85 yesterday. We're laughing at the NE for the moment. Sunday everything will change :(
 
2012-06-22 10:04:30 AM  
Had two separate incidents of 'road buckling' on rt 422 here in western montgomery county (pa) yesterday. farked up afternoon rush hour big-time.

/hit 100F according to my car.
 
2012-06-22 10:04:34 AM  
in before global warming?
 
2012-06-22 10:04:39 AM  
Yesterday in Orlando, Florida, it was 80 degrees and cloudy. Just thought you'd all like to know.
 
2012-06-22 10:05:06 AM  
93? farkin pussies. Call me when it's 103 with 80% humidity.
 
2012-06-22 10:06:19 AM  
It was *SO* hot, the thermometer read [[BLANK]]
 
2012-06-22 10:07:26 AM  

Majick Thise: 93.... really? That's all? and they call this newsworthy?


That's very hot for Toronto. But, yes, this does seem like Very White Peoples' Problems.
 
2012-06-22 10:08:12 AM  
Well, it's a good thing they got a picture of the buckled freeway.
 
2012-06-22 10:08:40 AM  
As someone working outside since 7 this morn here near NYC..drinking a gallon of water and still no peeing..not getting a kick
 
2012-06-22 10:09:25 AM  

wolfzr2: 93? farkin pussies. Call me when it's 103 with 80% humidity.


Will do.
Feel free to STFU when you have to scrape ice off your truck windshield with a Denny's gift card next winter.
 
2012-06-22 10:11:27 AM  

JackieRabbit: Majick Thise: 93.... really? That's all? and they call this newsworthy?

That's very hot for Toronto. But, yes, this does seem like Very White Peoples' Problems.


Toronto? White people? BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA*wheeze*HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA.....
 
2012-06-22 10:11:54 AM  
This is the forecast for where I am working... On top of a water tower.

Link
 
2012-06-22 10:14:37 AM  

LesserEvil: This is the 401 we are talking about.... it's like going offroad in some places, with the dips and rises. I'm not sure what they use to make roads in Ontario, but whatever it is, it sucks.


I think that they still use a modernized macadam kind of stuff in some places in the Great White North. IIRC they did up in rural Nova Scotia back in the 80s. I think that it was basically to reduce freezing damage on roads that were very lightly used.

Maybe Ricky and Julian can weigh in on this?
 
2012-06-22 10:14:43 AM  
Wimps. Last summer I watched a whole parking lot heave its inlets onto the street.
 
2012-06-22 10:14:51 AM  

oldfarthenry: wolfzr2: 93? farkin pussies. Call me when it's 103 with 80% humidity.

Will do.
Feel free to STFU when you have to scrape ice off your truck windshield with a Denny's gift card next winter.


I would rather do that any day. Besides-- its not our fault you ain't got no garage, beeyatch! Your family members give you Denny's gift cards?
 
2012-06-22 10:15:02 AM  
We usually have railroad tracks warping when it gets over 110.
Last year was horrible. 27 consecutive days with 100-degree highs.
And no rain=shiat's on fire, yo.


blog.chron.com
 
2012-06-22 10:16:01 AM  
The roads here are shiat, probably because we're one of the few places that gets a 60+ degree Celsius swing in temps over the course of a year. That, and the Provincial gov't is useless.
 
2012-06-22 10:16:31 AM  
Let me know when it gets up to 126. Humidity or not, that is just too hot to do crap. I am so glad to be away from Lake Havasu. Although, I do miss all the naked women.
 
2012-06-22 10:17:27 AM  

Majick Thise: 93.... really? That's all? and they call this newsworthy?



It's not. It's sensationalism. It gets hot in southern Ontario, it's a stupid story.
 
2012-06-22 10:18:38 AM  
It hit 114 last Saturday, I laugh at Canada's puny 93.
 
2012-06-22 10:18:41 AM  

poe_zlaw: oldfarthenry: wolfzr2: 93? farkin pussies. Call me when it's 103 with 80% humidity.

Will do.
Feel free to STFU when you have to scrape ice off your truck windshield with a Denny's gift card next winter.

I would rather do that any day. Besides-- its not our fault you ain't got no garage, beeyatch! Your family members give you Denny's gift cards?


We don't have many Denny's up here! We got Timmy's!!

i149.photobucket.com
Stereotyping? Moi?
 
2012-06-22 10:22:40 AM  

reillan: 93 is a mild spring here in Oklahoma.

/was 85 yesterday. We're laughing at the NE for the moment. Sunday everything will change :(


Forecast high of 102 for Sunday in here north-central OK. Nothing like last summer, though. Yet.
 
2012-06-22 10:22:43 AM  
Most highways here are paved. The tire-screaming concrete, you can keep. I like windows-down, radio-up summertime, but concrete roads are deaf defying. We have one concrete toll road, which I use because it is convenient, but it really farks up enjoyment of the stereo.

PS, all of you heat heros miss the point. "Brrr canada too cold brrrr". Sure.
 
2012-06-22 10:22:58 AM  

texdent: I laugh at 93


You probably wouldn't laugh as much if you lived with weather that can go from a freezing blizzard with a foot of snow in March to temperatures in the 90s and the lawns burning in June - it can create interesting living conditions. Then again i don't have to deal with hurricanes and tornadoes and wildfires leveling my neighborhood like in, oh say, some parts of Texas so I suppose I've got it easy - laugh away :)
 
2012-06-22 10:22:59 AM  
really toronto? this is why people hate you
i'm 1.5 hours west of you in london, and it was 106 here yesterday with humidity


p.s ain't no whitey in toronto
 
2012-06-22 10:24:45 AM  

oldfarthenry: JackieRabbit: Majick Thise: 93.... really? That's all? and they call this newsworthy?

That's very hot for Toronto. But, yes, this does seem like Very White Peoples' Problems.

Toronto? White people? BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA*wheeze*HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA.....


It's still a majority white.. but a very Very Slim Majority:

Canada 2006 Census Population % of Total Population

Visible minority group

South Asian 298,370 12
Chinese 283,070 11.4
Black 208,555 8.4
Filipino 102,555 4.1
Latin American 64,860 2.6
Southeast Asian 37,495 1.5
Other visible minority 167,725 6.9
Total visible minority population 1,162,630 46.9

Aboriginal group
Source: [69] First Nations 9,125 0.4
Métis 3,650 0.1
Inuit 195 0
Total Aboriginal population 13,605 0.5

White 1,300,330 52.6
Total population 2,476,565 100


And I'm surprised to see any Latin American people at all. I really figured that was the one group that *didn't* have a diaspora in Toronto. None of the folks I knew in Toronto could tell me a decent place for a taco, either. But pick a country in Europe/Asia/Africa and they probably could (Serbian, Uighur, Nigerian, Lao...tian?...). Maybe my friends just didn't appreciate a good taco.

/shrug
 
2012-06-22 10:25:40 AM  
Yesterday was so hot, my dog saw a squirrel and said fark it. One big shiat and one long piss and then pulled on the leash to go back home for the AC.
 
2012-06-22 10:26:01 AM  
The 401 is a deathtrap at the best of times, I'm not surprised it gave out.

Also, The Star is wrong with its temperatures. On Wednesday it hit 36 degrees (+humidex = 45), yesterday it hit 35 (+humidex 41).

For you ass-backward math folks (read as: Fahrenheit users):
35 C = 95F
36 C = 96.8 F
41 C = 106 F
45 C = 113 F
 
2012-06-22 10:28:07 AM  
I grew up near Toronto and can say that 33 is just the thermometer temperature. Add the ever-present humidity and it probably felt like 45+ There was a day in July or August 2011 where the with-humidity temperature "felt like 49." It was almost impossible to breathe outside that day. I now live in Tokyo and keep hearing about the infamous heat and humidity, but it's a bit more mild than Ontario so far.
 
2012-06-22 10:28:33 AM  

justneal: really toronto? this is why people hate you
i'm 1.5 hours west of you in london, and it was 106 here yesterday with humidity


p.s ain't no whitey in toronto


I think they were quoting the actual temperature - with the humidex it was 40 deg C in Toronto yesterday (around 104 deg F).
 
2012-06-22 10:30:12 AM  

NeedlesslyCanadian: The 401 is a deathtrap at the best of times, I'm not surprised it gave out.


Don't it make you nervous?

/obscure enough that I don't know why the f--k I know it
//maybe it got more CBC play
 
2012-06-22 10:30:55 AM  

NeedlesslyCanadian: The 401 is a deathtrap at the best of times, I'm not surprised it gave out.

Also, The Star is wrong with its temperatures. On Wednesday it hit 36 degrees (+humidex = 45), yesterday it hit 35 (+humidex 41).

For you ass-backward math folks (read as: Fahrenheit users):
35 C = 95F
36 C = 96.8 F
41 C = 106 F
45 C = 113 F


Simpler method: just double it and add 30.

/works with beer too.
//42 metric beers
 
2012-06-22 10:31:01 AM  
93?
Oh, Canada.
 
2012-06-22 10:33:55 AM  

StreetlightInTheGhetto: oldfarthenry: JackieRabbit: Majick Thise: 93.... really? That's all? and they call this newsworthy?

That's very hot for Toronto. But, yes, this does seem like Very White Peoples' Problems.

Toronto? White people? BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA*wheeze*HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA.....

It's still a majority white.. but a very Very Slim Majority:

Canada 2006 Census Population % of Total Population

Visible minority group

South Asian 298,370 12
Chinese 283,070 11.4
Black 208,555 8.4
Filipino 102,555 4.1
Latin American 64,860 2.6
Southeast Asian 37,495 1.5
Other visible minority 167,725 6.9
Total visible minority population 1,162,630 46.9

Aboriginal group
Source: [69] First Nations 9,125 0.4
Métis 3,650 0.1
Inuit 195 0
Total Aboriginal population 13,605 0.5

White 1,300,330 52.6
Total population 2,476,565 100

And I'm surprised to see any Latin American people at all. I really figured that was the one group that *didn't* have a diaspora in Toronto. None of the folks I knew in Toronto could tell me a decent place for a taco, either. But pick a country in Europe/Asia/Africa and they probably could (Serbian, Uighur, Nigerian, Lao...tian?...). Maybe my friends just didn't appreciate a good taco.

/shrug


Among the metropolitan area with 1 million+ foreign-born residents, here is the ranking. http://bit.ly/dUqSsZ


1. Dubai 83.00%
2. Toronto 44.90%
3. Hong Kong 38.00%
4. Miami 36.50%
5. Los Angeles 34.70%
6. Riyadh 34.00%
7. Sydney 31.20%
8. San Francisco 29.50%
9. Merbourne 28.50%
10. New York 27.90%
11. London 27.10%
12. Houston 21.40%
13. Washington DC 19.90%
14. Singapore 18.30%
15. Dallas 17.70%
16. Paris 17.60%
17. Chicago 17.50%
18. Moscow 10.90%
 
2012-06-22 10:35:52 AM  
It may get a little hotter here down south, but at least it doesn't cost $400k for a shiatty 2 bedroom house.
 
2012-06-22 10:38:06 AM  

oldfarthenry:
1. Dubai 83.00%
2. Toronto 44.90%
3. Hong Kong 38.00%
4. Miami 36.50%
5. Los Angeles 34.70%
6. Riyadh 34.00%
7. Sydney 31.20%
8. San Francisco 29.50%
9. Merbourne 28.50%
10. New York 27.90%
11. London 27.10%
12. Houston 21.40%
13. Washington DC 19.90%
14. Singapore 18.30%
15. Dallas 17.70%
16. Paris 17.60%
17. Chicago 17.50%
18. Moscow 10.90%


No Vancouver? Surprised...
 
2012-06-22 10:42:27 AM  
Man, it blows my mind that it can be as hot+humid as it was in Ottawa the last two days, and it barely even cracks 100 F. How do people even survive in the South (e.g. Houston), where it routinely gets over 100 F without factoring in the humidity?

/y'all be crazy
 
2012-06-22 10:44:31 AM  

animal900: oldfarthenry:
1. Dubai 83.00%
2. Toronto 44.90%
3. Hong Kong 38.00%
4. Miami 36.50%
5. Los Angeles 34.70%
6. Riyadh 34.00%
7. Sydney 31.20%
8. San Francisco 29.50%
9. Merbourne 28.50%
10. New York 27.90%
11. London 27.10%
12. Houston 21.40%
13. Washington DC 19.90%
14. Singapore 18.30%
15. Dallas 17.70%
16. Paris 17.60%
17. Chicago 17.50%
18. Moscow 10.90%

No Vancouver? Surprised...


So am I, truthfully. Maybe its proximity to Victoria threw it off the list.
Victoria - now there's a WHITE town.
 
2012-06-22 10:47:10 AM  

Loomy: Man, it blows my mind that it can be as hot+humid as it was in Ottawa the last two days, and it barely even cracks 100 F. How do people even survive in the South (e.g. Houston), where it routinely gets over 100 F without factoring in the humidity?

/y'all be crazy


You may have noticed that they move/talk/think A LOT slower in those places. Some blame the heat - others blame the breeding practices.
 
2012-06-22 10:47:30 AM  

publikenemy: As someone working outside since 7 this morn here near NYC..drinking a gallon of water and still no peeing..not getting a kick


What the hell are you doing on the Interwebs if you're supposed to be working??

//GET BACK TO WORK!!
 
2012-06-22 10:57:34 AM  

RatOmeter: It may get a little hotter here down south, but at least it doesn't cost $400k for a shiatty 2 bedroom house.


That's not so bad. Vancouver's shiatty 2-bedroom houses start at $499,000.
 
2012-06-22 10:57:38 AM  

wolfzr2: 93? farkin pussies. Call me when it's 103 with 80% humidity.


I live in Toronto but I'm from Philly, I do find this hilarious. My poor husband and roommate are dying. People are shocked when I tell them this weather wouldn't be unusual in may.

I buckled down and turned on the ac (low) only because the humidity was very high after that thunderstorm. Just enough to dehumidify.

I wish my house had ceiling fans, the airflow isn't great and I don't want to rely on ac.

They wouldn't have survived in my family, my dad never put the ac on, even though all 3 of my brothers had asthma.
 
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