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(Huffington Post)   NASA map shows this summer's killer heat wave in spectacular fashion. Where can you go to cool off? North Dakota, parts of Florida. Wait, WTF?   (huffingtonpost.com) divider line 62
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2012-07-01 06:50:51 PM  
Hey dumbmitter, let me google that for you

Note the map is "Land surface temperature" not air temperature.
 
2012-07-01 09:29:51 PM  
Also, smitty it should read where you could have gone, 'cause it was 91 here today and will be 97 tomorrow with dewpoints well into the 70's.

Yuck city.
 
2012-07-01 09:40:14 PM  
Yeah baby. Suck it, non-Floridians. *basks in the relatively-cool coolness outside*
 
2012-07-01 09:41:44 PM  
WHAR AIR TEMPRATURE? WHAR?
 
2012-07-01 09:42:28 PM  
if they had added another week to that, the eastern half would probably have been as red as the western half.
 
2012-07-01 09:42:34 PM  
It's 65 and cloudy here in the Pacific Northwest. We've heard tales of this season you call Summer, but have yet to see evidence that it exists in our corner of the US.
 
2012-07-01 09:43:34 PM  
HuffPo? Really? Why not just link to the map on NASA instead of getting a shiatty tiny thumbnail?
 
2012-07-01 09:53:10 PM  
I didn't read the article. And I'm not normally easily influenced or persuaded to other's opinions. But I'm going to go out on a limb here....

STUPIDUMBASSMITER!!! WHAR INFO ON AIR TEMPS?!!! BLAAAAAARGH!!!!

Wow, that's quite cathartic.
 
2012-07-01 09:54:09 PM  
Figures that I'm in a "-12°C Anomaly" spot. I just want this rain to fark off and go to Colorado or somewhere it's actually wanted. One day a week that isn't damp and chilly does not a summer make.

/Going to Seattle this weekend to enjoy a couple of warm, dry days. (Driest place in the western half of Washington.)
 
2012-07-01 09:55:39 PM  

theorellior: HuffPo? Really? Why not just link to the map on NASA instead of getting a shiatty tiny thumbnail?


Or why not just give a link to the full size map?
 
2012-07-01 09:57:24 PM  
It's been 105 for the past three days here in north Atlanta. At least the ground is cool?
 
2012-07-01 10:02:52 PM  
The fun part isn't the heat. It's that big blob of cold air sitting over the northern parts of Canada. That's why we're getting those big crazy storms across the country.

The good news is, if they keep rolling through, it'll cool things down. With rain, hail, hundred mile an hour winds, and an occasional tornado.
 
2012-07-01 10:13:27 PM  
Finally had a nice storm break up the heat wave. Hail/decent amount of wind and a shiat ton of rain. Thankfully not tornado's. Wouldn't be surprised if it went back to the 100+ weather tomorrow
 
2012-07-01 10:14:49 PM  
Leave it to Huffpo to blow shiat all out of proportion. They're the Faux News of the left.

*clicks on larger map*

Yup, about 2/3 of reporting stations show normal temps, with the rest looking pretty much evenly split between colder and warmer than normal.

Buy hey, this year it's Colorado's turn to be a little hotter than average, so EVERYBODY PANIC!!!

Farking morans...
 
2012-07-01 10:18:45 PM  

cretinbob: Hey dumbmitter, let me google that for you

Note the map is "Land surface temperature" not air temperature.


What do you think is the fundamental driver of air temperature??
 
2012-07-01 10:31:08 PM  

Gough:

What do you think is the fundamental driver of air temperature??


Political speech.
 
2012-07-01 10:31:16 PM  
It's been 107 here. Not liking it one bit.

Thankfully, the humidity hasn't hit yet (oh god, it will be terrible when it does).
 
2012-07-01 10:33:19 PM  
It's somewhat chilly here in Eastern Washington.... as it usually is, except when it's winter when it's like Siberia.
 
2012-07-01 10:36:21 PM  
It's about 68 and overcast here in the Bay Area.
/I love California.
//Not the politicians, the climate.
 
2012-07-01 10:41:42 PM  

cretinbob: Hey dumbmitter, let me google that for you

Note the map is "Land surface temperature" not air temperature.


Let me guess, you stayed at a Holiday Inn Express last night.
 
2012-07-01 10:42:59 PM  
That map is of temperature anomalies, i.e. differences relative to the 2000-2011 average. A cool spot on the map doesn't mean it's cool there, just cooler than average for that location.
 
2012-07-01 10:48:42 PM  

fustanella: Yeah baby. Suck it, non-Floridians. *basks in the relatively-cool coolness outside*


The first week in June was humid and hot as shiat here, but Debby seemed to cool off things here recently. I went to the bar today in a long-sleve shirt and shorts, something I'd never think of doing in July here in South Florida, ever.
 
2012-07-01 10:54:48 PM  

bulldg4life: It's been 105 for the past three days here in north Atlanta. At least the ground is cool?


Map is for June 17th-24th.
 
2012-07-01 11:03:22 PM  

Malivon: It's been 107 here. Not liking it one bit.

Thankfully, the humidity hasn't hit yet (oh god, it will be terrible when it does).


Same here in MO. It's comparatively pleasant in the shade, which isn't the case when it's sticky out. Went floating Friday afternoon, and it actually wasn't so bad, even though we had triple-digit highs.
 
2012-07-01 11:05:03 PM  
Pretty damn sticky out there in St. Pete tonight.
 
2012-07-01 11:08:09 PM  
Hope the Traverse motels aren't packed during film festival week.
 
2012-07-01 11:08:51 PM  
You may also notice that the Puget Sound area is damn cold, relatively. At least for the next few days, and then it will apparently get hellishly hot here.
 
2012-07-01 11:14:37 PM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: You may also notice that the Puget Sound area is damn cold, relatively. At least for the next few days, and then it will apparently get hellishly hot here.


And by "hellishly" hot he means in the 70's.
 
2012-07-01 11:34:36 PM  

StoneColdAtheist: Benevolent Misanthrope: You may also notice that the Puget Sound area is damn cold, relatively. At least for the next few days, and then it will apparently get hellishly hot here.

And by "hellishly" hot he means in the 70's.


haha, and not even high 70's.

I just took a look at the Seattle forecast for the next 2 weeks, and the hottest day comes in at a scorching daytime high of 73 degrees (with a corresponding nighttime low of 56 degrees).
 
2012-07-01 11:41:10 PM  

skazzytl: StoneColdAtheist: Benevolent Misanthrope: You may also notice that the Puget Sound area is damn cold, relatively. At least for the next few days, and then it will apparently get hellishly hot here.

And by "hellishly" hot he means in the 70's.

haha, and not even high 70's.

I just took a look at the Seattle forecast for the next 2 weeks, and the hottest day comes in at a scorching daytime high of 73 degrees (with a corresponding nighttime low of 56 degrees).

She

is talking about a projected high of 88 degrees F next Sunday, and keep in mind that very few people here have air conditioning. I don't, certainly. And it's humid here, being a rain forest. So, yeah. 88 and humid with no A/C is hellish. To me, at least.
 
2012-07-01 11:48:38 PM  
Just so people don't get confused, this appears to be a plot of departures from a 12-year average temperature over the same week. So a place that appears "cool" is only cool relative to the average temperature it would normally experience at this time of year. So if it's usually hot-as-balls outside then being two degrees below "hot-as-balls" is still hot.
 
2012-07-01 11:49:42 PM  
That's hawt.
 
2012-07-01 11:51:55 PM  
Benevolent Misanthrope:She is talking about a projected high of 88 degrees F next Sunday, and keep in mind that very few people here have air conditioning. I don't, certainly. And it's humid here, being a rain forest. So, yeah. 88 and humid with no A/C is hellish. To me, at least.

How is this 88?

http://www.weather.com/weather/wxdetail7/USWA0395
 
2012-07-02 12:19:20 AM  

Arctic Phoenix: It's somewhat chilly here in Eastern Washington.... as it usually is, except when it's winter when it's like Siberia.


30 degrees F for a low yesterday in central Idaho. 37 for a low today.

Highs in the 70s to maybe low 80s. Just the way I like it.
 
2012-07-02 12:25:54 AM  

HeadLever: Arctic Phoenix: It's somewhat chilly here in Eastern Washington.... as it usually is, except when it's winter when it's like Siberia.

30 degrees F for a low yesterday in central Idaho. 37 for a low today.

Highs in the 70s to maybe low 80s. Just the way I like it.


Shhh, dummy up about that. No, you wouldn't want to come here...nothing but neo-Nazis and potatoes. Nothing to see or do here, move along. I hear Seattle is wonderful...keep moving.
 
2012-07-02 12:32:58 AM  
I can confirm that Florida is cooler from first hand experience. I was there for the past couple of weeks, got on the plane Saturday morning and flew to Kentucky. It was noticeably hotter when I got off the plane that it had been at any time down there.
 
2012-07-02 01:05:15 AM  

skazzytl: Benevolent Misanthrope:She is talking about a projected high of 88 degrees F next Sunday, and keep in mind that very few people here have air conditioning. I don't, certainly. And it's humid here, being a rain forest. So, yeah. 88 and humid with no A/C is hellish. To me, at least.

How is this 88?

http://www.weather.com/weather/wxdetail7/USWA0395


I'm going off Foreca, on my iPad as Fahrenheit.
 
2012-07-02 01:37:42 AM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: skazzytl: Benevolent Misanthrope:She is talking about a projected high of 88 degrees F next Sunday, and keep in mind that very few people here have air conditioning. I don't, certainly. And it's humid here, being a rain forest. So, yeah. 88 and humid with no A/C is hellish. To me, at least.

How is this 88?

http://www.weather.com/weather/wxdetail7/USWA0395

I'm going off Foreca, on my iPad as Fahrenheit.


AccuWeather is calling for nearly two straight weeks of low to mid 80s midmonth.

And, holy fark, a week of 90s in the Willamette Valley. Looks like we couldn't hide from summer forever.
 
2012-07-02 01:53:33 AM  

Diogenes Teufelsdrockh: Figures that I'm in a "-12°C Anomaly" spot. I just want this rain to fark off and go to Colorado or somewhere it's actually wanted. One day a week that isn't damp and chilly does not a summer make.

/Going to Seattle this weekend to enjoy a couple of warm, dry days. (Driest place in the western half of Washington.)


Send it down here to North Cali.
 
2012-07-02 02:01:59 AM  
Well, one good thing about when it's humid and sticky: the air conditioners work extra well.
 
2012-07-02 02:33:54 AM  

Gough: cretinbob: Hey dumbmitter, let me google that for you

Note the map is "Land surface temperature" not air temperature.

What do you think is the fundamental driver of air temperature??


Well, now, that's a question that might be a tiny bit difficult to explain at the level of Farkers. Certainly surface temperature is one, but provenance of air masses over you is a larger one unless the air mass is currently being generated in your area. This isn't common in the US, though Canadian Farkers experience this, well, a lot of the time, especially in winter. The interplay between surface and air temperature also depends on the actual surface, cloud cover, etc.
 
2012-07-02 02:55:07 AM  

Gough: HeadLever: Arctic Phoenix: It's somewhat chilly here in Eastern Washington.... as it usually is, except when it's winter when it's like Siberia.

30 degrees F for a low yesterday in central Idaho. 37 for a low today.

Highs in the 70s to maybe low 80s. Just the way I like it.

Shhh, dummy up about that. No, you wouldn't want to come here...nothing but neo-Nazis and potatoes. Nothing to see or do here, move along. I hear Seattle is wonderful...keep moving.


I've been up and down the panhandle a dozen or so times. Pretty scenic. Coeur d'Alene and Sandpoint are nice, of course. But then there are all those potato-carrying Nazis.
 
2012-07-02 03:12:36 AM  

cretinbob: Hey dumbmitter, let me google that for you

Note the map is "Land surface temperature" not air temperature.


I don't even know why subby would be surprised to see that the air temp was higher in northern parts of the country than in Florida. I live in Chicago and every summer there will be stretches when the temperature here is higher than it is in either L.A or Miami, and the weathermen always love to point this out.
 
2012-07-02 05:34:38 AM  
Pool temp 86 degrees.
 
2012-07-02 06:13:41 AM  

Bongo Blue: Pool temp 86 degrees.


Yeap, mid 80's year round.
www.destination360.com
What the local pool looks like this morning.
 
kth
2012-07-02 07:15:25 AM  
I moved last week, so I was not getting a kick out of the hot-as-balls temperatures in the general Kansas City area.
 
2012-07-02 07:42:29 AM  

Keizer_Ghidorah: Well, one good thing about when it's humid and sticky: the air conditioners work extra well.


This.

Unless of course your power gets knocked out for 2 100+ degree days.
 
2012-07-02 09:28:46 AM  

StoneColdAtheist: Yup, about 2/3 of reporting stations show normal temps, with the rest looking pretty much evenly split between colder and warmer than normal.


I think you're bad at reading maps.

As an aside, the land surface temperatures in May 2012 shows it was the warmest May ever recorded. The same measurements for April 2012 showed it was the 2nd-warmest April ever recorded. The June report isn't up yet, but it's going to be warm.

US-only data shows a similar trend-- 2nd warmest May, 3rd warmest April. Sea Ice was tracking at a record low in June 2012.

After months like that, it's not surprising that the weather is odd, and fires are prevalent. And then you have this:

www1.ncdc.noaa.gov

The summer's looking like it's going to be ugly.
 
2012-07-02 09:58:31 AM  
how can they list Seattle as Moderatly Moist?

and we're all excited that it might hit 70 on the 4th!
 
2012-07-02 10:03:00 AM  

chimp_ninja: StoneColdAtheist: Yup, about 2/3 of reporting stations show normal temps, with the rest looking pretty much evenly split between colder and warmer than normal.

I think you're bad at reading maps.

As an aside, the land surface temperatures in May 2012 shows it was the warmest May ever recorded. The same measurements for April 2012 showed it was the 2nd-warmest April ever recorded. The June report isn't up yet, but it's going to be warm.

US-only data shows a similar trend-- 2nd warmest May, 3rd warmest April. Sea Ice was tracking at a record low in June 2012.

After months like that, it's not surprising that the weather is odd, and fires are prevalent. And then you have this:

[www1.ncdc.noaa.gov image 640x525]

The summer's looking like it's going to be ugly.


Nice try, but that's not the map in TFA, and you know it. Try this one:

i.huffpost.com
 
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