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(Buzzfeed)   Baltimore records hottest day ever: 775 degrees (w screen cap)   (buzzfeed.com) divider line 92
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2012-06-29 01:18:45 PM  
That "feels like" temperature they put in forecasts now is such horseshiat. It probably wasn't actually more than 700 degrees out there.
 
zez
2012-06-29 01:19:18 PM  
OMAR'S SWEATIN
 
2012-06-29 01:24:01 PM  
Dropping into the 40s at night here. One of the coldest, wettest June in Portland history. Six years ago, it was breaking 100F almost every day and zero rain for three months.

Weather, we gots it.
 
2012-06-29 01:24:32 PM  

Silicon Sam: Record cold in New Braunfels, TX

[i64.photobucket.com image 420x560]


better replace the "Abit thermister"

t0.gstatic.com
 
2012-06-29 01:27:54 PM  
What is that Kelvin or something?
 
2012-06-29 01:29:25 PM  
Yep, it's 101 degrees here in Washington DC. The sky is the color of lead.

Thank the weather gods I've got the day off. And that it's "only" 35% humidity.
 
2012-06-29 01:35:05 PM  
775F? Pussies, we don't turn the AC on in Texas until it hits 950F.

BTW, this whole dry heat/humid heat thing is a bunch of horseydoodoo. Once it hits triple digits, it's all the same, freaking balls hot.
 
2012-06-29 01:40:49 PM  
I'm lucky to be near the water, and thus an important few degrees cooler than further inland, but crikey is it hot.

It's days like this that all of us who are lucky enough to be sitting inside posting on Fark should take a moment to appreciate that we're not out re-roofing a house or pouring asphalt or something for a living!

But hey, at least we're not in Phoenix. Which, admittedly, is good for many reasons.

Lt. Cheese Weasel: BTW, this whole dry heat/humid heat thing is a bunch of horseydoodoo. Once it hits triple digits, it's all the same, freaking balls hot.


Well, sure -- once you hit "unbearable" it doesn't really matter, perhaps. Really wouldn't matter if it was 300 or 375, and it really doesn't matter if it's -50 or -75.

But there *is* a difference between 80s-90s-and-humid and 80s-90s-and-dry, you have to admit.

/ hot
// poor AC unit... hang in there, little buddy! Anybody know if hosing them off (or setting up timed sprinklers, even?) would help?
 
2012-06-29 01:58:56 PM  

Langdon Alger: yeah it's pretty much the threshold of hell here in Austin. Thank da lawd for da AC. Amen.


That's why it's so damn hot. All those people running AC. In order to cool your house, the AC has to pull the heat. Where does that heat go? Right the fark outside. You get a whole city of asshats like you using the AC, and naturaly it's gonna be farking hot. If everyone would just shut off the damn ACs, you'd find it would be quite comfortable. That is why we have global warming. You know why your grandparents always say they managed to live without AC? because they didn't need one, because no one was running one. It's a vicious cycle that needs to be stopped.
 
2012-06-29 02:01:38 PM  

SFSailor: But there *is* a difference between 80s-90s-and-humid and 80s-90s-and-dry, you have to admit.

/ hot
// poor AC unit... hang in there, little buddy! Anybody know if hosing them off (or setting up timed sprinklers, even?) would help?


Definitely on the humidity. It can be 80 degrees here but feel like death when the humidity is high. Right now it's 98 but the humidity is "only" 39% and it doesn't feel so bad.

Misting the condenser fins can help it cool. A light mist is best, too much and the water will act as an insulator.
 
2012-06-29 02:05:26 PM  

Lt. Cheese Weasel: 775F? Pussies, we don't turn the AC on in Texas until it hits 950F.

BTW, this whole dry heat/humid heat thing is a bunch of horseydoodoo. Once it hits triple digits, it's all the same, freaking balls hot.


You'd be surprised. I did a tour in Iraq. Once the temp got above 110, it really didn't make a difference anymore. (I had a photo somewhere of a thermometer reading 150 F). But because there was no humidity, the sweat would evaporate off you so fast, it didn't seem so bad. As long as you drank plenty of fluids, and weren't stuck in an armored vehicle or wearing body armor, you'd be fine. Though if you were wearing armor, it sucked to be you. The sweat couldn't evaporate though all those layers. One one occasion I had to go into a small enclosed parts tent. I was sweating my ass off, and as soon as I went outside, (130 something degrees) the sweat evaporated so quickly, and took so much heat, I actualy got cold and started to shiver.

I rather have 120 degree heat with 0% humidity than 90 degree with 95% humidity.

/csb
 
2012-06-29 02:06:22 PM  

vodka: SFSailor: But there *is* a difference between 80s-90s-and-humid and 80s-90s-and-dry, you have to admit.

/ hot
// poor AC unit... hang in there, little buddy! Anybody know if hosing them off (or setting up timed sprinklers, even?) would help?

Definitely on the humidity. It can be 80 degrees here but feel like death when the humidity is high. Right now it's 98 but the humidity is "only" 39% and it doesn't feel so bad.

Misting the condenser fins can help it cool. A light mist is best, too much and the water will act as an insulator.


What you need is an AC to blow on your AC to keep it cool.
 
2012-06-29 02:13:54 PM  

Jon iz teh kewl: asspennies: Only off by about 465 degrees if it's in Kelvin.

who the hell is this Kevin guy and what are you doing, giving him rectal thermometers?


Well, for one thing, he has no ears...



/Not Obscure
//For Fark, at least
 
2012-06-29 02:15:06 PM  
I can just see the 5 day forecast...

img201.imageshack.us
 
2012-06-29 02:15:37 PM  

SouthernFriedYankee: Sounds a lot like Memphis.

/dreading August
//[justfarkingstayinside.jpg]


I see your Memphis and raise you Nashville.

I have no A/C in my car, and my farking electric windows are stuck. IN THE UP POSITION. My ride home will literally be hell.
 
2012-06-29 02:19:49 PM  
MythDragon

Hey you're not spentmiles what the hell is this?
 
2012-06-29 02:23:04 PM  
i.imgur.com
750*F? Bah. Lightweights
 
2012-06-29 02:51:35 PM  
Might want to put on a bit of sunscreen...*under* your NBC suit...
 
2012-06-29 02:57:56 PM  
775 degrees?

browngirlnextdoor.com
 
2012-06-29 02:58:46 PM  
I am also in Baltimore. And moving to DC tomorrow. Who wants to help!?
 
2012-06-29 03:06:00 PM  
*pfft* You think summer in Baltimore is bad? Try winter in Denver

i33.photobucket.com
 
2012-06-29 03:15:14 PM  
Malik 'Poot' Carr: It's a cold world, Bodie.
Preston 'Bodie' Broadus: Thought you said it was getting warmer, man.
Malik 'Poot' Carr: World going one way, people another.
 
2012-06-29 03:18:01 PM  

beta_plus: 775 degrees?

[browngirlnextdoor.com image 500x855]


Doh, I came here to say this.

i364.photobucket.com
 
2012-06-29 03:23:12 PM  

MythDragon: Langdon Alger: yeah it's pretty much the threshold of hell here in Austin. Thank da lawd for da AC. Amen.

That's why it's so damn hot. All those people running AC. In order to cool your house, the AC has to pull the heat. Where does that heat go? Right the fark outside. You get a whole city of asshats like you using the AC, and naturaly it's gonna be farking hot. If everyone would just shut off the damn ACs, you'd find it would be quite comfortable. That is why we have global warming. You know why your grandparents always say they managed to live without AC? because they didn't need one, because no one was running one. It's a vicious cycle that needs to be stopped.


my dad didn't have electricity until he was 6 (1949) didn't have running water or AC until he was in a college dorm. he did 13 months in viet nam (66-67). When i was a kid the thermostat was by my bedroom. in the evening my dad would turn it down to 65 degrees and then would tell my brother and I that "in viet nam it was 110 at night with 95% humidity....I'll never sleep hot again" I'm going to have to go with my dad on this one. At least in this day and age, I have the programable thermostat , energy star rated unit, and I do constant filter maintenance. So I'm doing my part to save money and the environment while keeping comfortable.
 
2012-06-29 03:26:10 PM  

kb7rky: Might want to put on a bit of sunscreen...*under* your NBC suit...


Good thing I still have a case of Sunblock 5000!

mimg.ugo.com
 
2012-06-29 03:37:24 PM  
It is 107 downtown now. 99 in the shade.
 
2012-06-29 04:00:05 PM  
Thanks, Obama!
 
2012-06-29 04:00:10 PM  
Lawdy it's hot. I went outside just to give the dog a chance to stretch his legs and we were both like, "WTF! BACK INSIDE!"

vodka: Misting the condenser fins can help it cool. A light mist is best, too much and the water will act as an insulator.


Sincerely, thank you for that bit of information. I certainly wouldn't have guessed that there was a backward bend to the benefit, assuming that just the cool water cooling the fins would help -- so that was a big help. I appreciate it. Now to ponder whipping up some kind of drip-irrigation-mister-thing, if this is going to continue.

MythDragon: I rather have 120 degree heat with 0% humidity than 90 degree with 95% humidity.


How about neither? Can I go with neither?

Quick tip to Farkers in lands with pleasant weather, like SF / LA / etc: NEVER MOVE. Seriously. Don't wait until you've lost it to appreciate what you had!

MythDragon: What you need is an AC to blow on your AC to keep it cool.


Heh. Forget the mister, I'm'a figure out how to pirate my neighbor's AC stream.

washington-babylon: I have no A/C in my car, and my farking electric windows are stuck. IN THE UP POSITION. My ride home will literally be hell.


Dude, seriously.... break a couple. Dunno what kind of car you have, but if it's older, you can probably get replacements at a junkyard pretty cheap; if it's newer, well, maybe that's what insurance is for.

At least if it were me, I'd MUCH rather have to replace a window or two than pass out (or even risk being a bit discombobulated) from heat stroke or something and hurt myself or someone else!

INeedAName: I am also in Baltimore. And moving to DC tomorrow. Who wants to help!?


Ya' know what? If it wasn't the weekend, and it wasn't 100-damned-degrees, I might almost volunteer, even though you're kidding. I may be the only person on the planet who doesn't mind moving... almost to the point of -enjoying- helping other people do it. Almost. Good luck... that's gonna suck. Last time I moved was in the middle of blazing heat / hurricane / other weird weather, too: Does anybody ever move on a nice, cool spring/fall day?!

vernonFL: It is 107 downtown now. 99 in the shade.


Thanks for that -- 92* on my shaded thermometer. Finally have solid evidence that being near the water (and out of the urban jungle) really is at least a -touch- moderating. An important touch, at that.

Crikey it's hot. And we ain't even *really* cookin' yet!
 
2012-06-29 04:02:48 PM  
775? We on that shiat like a Forty Degree Day!
 
2012-06-29 05:08:55 PM  
Here in the West Baltimore 'hood, the locals aren't even out on the streets. Fine by me there, though.

My garden on the patio may be shot. the lettuces are burnt to hell, the dill and thyme are brown, and I've had the soaker hose on it for almost two hours and the soil isn't even damp. It's running through the garden and evaporating right out.

When August rolls around its gonna be ugly.
 
2012-06-29 05:23:10 PM  
Late to the party, but out of curiosity I grabbed some Baltimore weather data from NOAA.

i45.tinypic.com

First panel shows the raw data with seasonal cycle and long term trend superimposed. Second panel zooms in on the climate trend, which is clearly increasing over time. Third panel shows the top-10 high temperatures for each year (not counting the last couple days). That's not as clearly increasing as the long-term average.
 
2012-06-29 05:34:03 PM  

Drunken_Irish_Joker: I've had the soaker hose on it for almost two hours and the soil isn't even damp. It's running through the garden and evaporating right out.


Wait until after sunset to water.
 
2012-06-29 06:17:39 PM  

SFSailor: I'm lucky to be near the water, and thus an important few degrees cooler than further inland, but crikey is it hot.

It's days like this that all of us who are lucky enough to be sitting inside posting on Fark should take a moment to appreciate that we're not out re-roofing a house or pouring asphalt or something for a living!

But hey, at least we're not in Phoenix. Which, admittedly, is good for many reasons.

Lt. Cheese Weasel: BTW, this whole dry heat/humid heat thing is a bunch of horseydoodoo. Once it hits triple digits, it's all the same, freaking balls hot.

Well, sure -- once you hit "unbearable" it doesn't really matter, perhaps. Really wouldn't matter if it was 300 or 375, and it really doesn't matter if it's -50 or -75.

But there *is* a difference between 80s-90s-and-humid and 80s-90s-and-dry, you have to admit.

/ hot
// poor AC unit... hang in there, little buddy! Anybody know if hosing them off (or setting up timed sprinklers, even?) would help?


We bought a cheap mister line(like outdoor restaurants use to keep people cool) from Target and wrapped the condenser with it hooked up to a hose....helps a lot...near Austin...a/c needs all the help it can get...
 
2012-06-29 06:37:37 PM  

Lt. Cheese Weasel: 775F? Pussies, we don't turn the AC on in Texas until it hits 950F.

BTW, this whole dry heat/humid heat thing is a bunch of horseydoodoo. Once it hits triple digits, it's all the same, freaking balls hot.


I don't know - I've been told when people from the east coast go to Vegas when it's triple digits they have to be warned to stay inside because they simply don't feel 110 F.

/110 F w/ or w/o humidity will kill you pretty quickly from dehydration
 
2012-06-29 07:51:38 PM  
I wonder if Stringer Bell, from the Wire, likes 775 degree days?
 
2012-06-29 08:48:07 PM  
fark you, subby and fark Buzzfeed. It's called a typo, you stupid coont. It happens. Find a way to go on.
 
2012-06-29 10:00:08 PM  
I can't wait to move to Boston (from Baltimore) in a couple months. I'd much rather have the cold than this heat.
 
2012-06-30 01:37:28 AM  

Jon iz teh kewl: HOW *HOT* IS IT?


Our high was 69ºF today. Unbearable.

\Santa Monica area
 
2012-06-30 01:45:23 AM  

Pants full of macaroni!!: I was in DC last week when it hit 100. It was so very much fun.

/not nearly as hot as it'll likely be in November no matter who wins the election


And then last night i had that strange dream
Where everything was exactly how it seemed
Where concerns about the world getting warmer
The people thought they were just being rewarded
For treating others as they like to be treated
For obeying stop signs and curing diseases
For mailing letters with the address of the sender
Now we can swim any day in november
 
2012-06-30 01:50:33 AM  

Lt. Cheese Weasel:
BTW, this whole dry heat/humid heat thing is a bunch of horseydoodoo. Once it hits triple digits, it's all the same, freaking balls hot.


I gotta disagree with you there, bub. I've lived in Oklahoma and Texas, as well as Arizona and California. There's definitely a difference in comfort level between the different regions. 100ºF in Tucson, for example, is quite bearable; if you're in the shade, you'll be comfortable. However, if you're in Houston when it's 100ºF out, you'd best be in an air conditioned building.
 
2012-06-30 01:41:32 PM  

MythDragon: vodka: SFSailor: But there *is* a difference between 80s-90s-and-humid and 80s-90s-and-dry, you have to admit.

/ hot
// poor AC unit... hang in there, little buddy! Anybody know if hosing them off (or setting up timed sprinklers, even?) would help?

Definitely on the humidity. It can be 80 degrees here but feel like death when the humidity is high. Right now it's 98 but the humidity is "only" 39% and it doesn't feel so bad.

Misting the condenser fins can help it cool. A light mist is best, too much and the water will act as an insulator.

What you need is an AC to blow on your AC to keep it cool.


Yo dawg, I heard you like AC, so we put an AC in your AC so you can AC the AC.
 
2012-06-30 02:32:13 PM  

Drunken_Irish_Joker: Here in the West Baltimore 'hood, the locals aren't even out on the streets. Fine by me there, though.

My garden on the patio may be shot. the lettuces are burnt to hell, the dill and thyme are brown, and I've had the soaker hose on it for almost two hours and the soil isn't even damp. It's running through the garden and evaporating right out.

When August rolls around its gonna be ugly.


Don't water plants in direct sunlight on hot days or you cook the roots
 
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