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(Examiner)   World record for hottest rainfall at 115 degrees set in California desert town   (examiner.com) divider line 59
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2012-08-19 01:58:13 AM  
That storm passed through Henderson, NV too. It was crazy you could hear it hear and there hitting the roof but the ground stayed dry, if you stood outside our awning a few drops would hit you, but the ground never even looked remotely moist (flagstone patio was so hot that you couldn't even see the drops water mark for a split second)

But it was a dry heat...
 
2012-08-19 11:13:12 AM  

martissimo: That storm passed through Henderson, NV too. It was crazy you could hear it hear and there hitting the roof but the ground stayed dry, if you stood outside our awning a few drops would hit you, but the ground never even looked remotely moist (flagstone patio was so hot that you couldn't even see the drops water mark for a split second)

But it was a dry heat...


That's goddamned scary. We're going to be getting droughts so bad that not even rainfall can end them.

But it's not our fault so it's OK.
 
2012-08-19 11:29:21 AM  
That's awesome - would love to see the atmospheric sounding on that one.
 
2012-08-19 12:09:59 PM  
That's hot.
 
2012-08-19 12:20:06 PM  

martissimo: It was crazy you could hear it hear


Listen.... SHHH! LISTEN! .... the rain... It's listening to us!
 
2012-08-19 12:20:47 PM  

martissimo: That storm passed through Henderson, NV too. It was crazy you could hear it hear and there hitting the roof but the ground stayed dry, if you stood outside our awning a few drops would hit you, but the ground never even looked remotely moist (flagstone patio was so hot that you couldn't even see the drops water mark for a split second)

But it was a dry heat...


so, can you give me a list of the drugs you are doing?
 
2012-08-19 12:23:24 PM  

Lumpmoose: But it's not our fault so it's OK.


Because, you know, deserts are hot.
It's 66 and raining here today.

Time for a wet t-shirt contest!

/Not in the desert.
 
2012-08-19 12:28:45 PM  
I have been in Needles when it was 103° at 10 PM.

I will never ever go back there again.
 
2012-08-19 12:36:41 PM  

Beerguy: I have been in Needles when it was 103° at 10 PM.

I will never ever go back there again.


I'll see your Needles and raise you a Blythe.

/Bugs
//Many many many bugs.
 
2012-08-19 12:42:55 PM  
Of course, if the rain was falling through 115-degree air with a relative humidity of 11%, it was a lot colder than 115 when it reached the ground. That works out to a dewpoint of 48 degrees, and that's the temperature the water would tend toward as it passed through the air.
 
2012-08-19 12:44:33 PM  

Beerguy: I have been in Needles when it was 103° at 10 PM.

I will never ever go back there again.


Did he call you a chicken?
 
2012-08-19 01:09:41 PM  

HotIgneous Intruder: Lumpmoose: But it's not our fault so it's OK.

Because, you know, deserts are hot.
It's 66 and raining here today.

Time for a wet t-shirt contest!

/Not in the desert.


How about my place?

zekeburger: Beerguy: I have been in Needles when it was 103° at 10 PM.

I will never ever go back there again.

Did he call you a chicken?


It took me a moment. Good on you, sir.
 
2012-08-19 01:10:03 PM  
The previous record for hottest rain was a rain shower at 109 degrees earlier this year in Mecca, Saudi Arabia on June 5 and in Marrakech, Morocco on July 10, 2010

USA! USA!! USA!!!!
 
2012-08-19 01:29:19 PM  
Welcome to monsoon season.

You can have heat stroke, drown and be hit by lightning all at the same time.
 
2012-08-19 01:36:41 PM  

Lumpmoose: martissimo: That storm passed through Henderson, NV too. It was crazy you could hear it hear and there hitting the roof but the ground stayed dry, if you stood outside our awning a few drops would hit you, but the ground never even looked remotely moist (flagstone patio was so hot that you couldn't even see the drops water mark for a split second)

But it was a dry heat...

That's goddamned scary. We're going to be getting droughts so bad that not even rainfall can end them.

But it's not our fault so it's OK.


I see you've never heard of the farking Mojave Desert. You know, the same desert that houses Death Valley, the place that holds the North American record for highest temperature(set a century ago). And Needles, in particular, has an average high over 100 degrees for a third of the year.
 
2012-08-19 01:44:20 PM  
That settles it: global warming is man-made
 
2012-08-19 01:55:28 PM  
www.deviantart.com

-would approve, but it's so damned hot and wet.

/Needles is just over the pass from me
//was originally named THE Needles
 
2012-08-19 01:58:40 PM  
DUNDUNDUNDUNDUNDUNDUN...

cokyday.files.wordpress.com
 
2012-08-19 02:00:09 PM  

Just Another OC Homeless Guy: I'll see your Needles and raise you a Blythe.

/Bugs
//Many many many bugs.


At least Blythe has a nice river to swim in when it gets hot...
 
2012-08-19 02:10:14 PM  

bhcompy: Lumpmoose: martissimo: That storm passed through Henderson, NV too. It was crazy you could hear it hear and there hitting the roof but the ground stayed dry, if you stood outside our awning a few drops would hit you, but the ground never even looked remotely moist (flagstone patio was so hot that you couldn't even see the drops water mark for a split second)

But it was a dry heat...

That's goddamned scary. We're going to be getting droughts so bad that not even rainfall can end them.

But it's not our fault so it's OK.

I see you've never heard of the farking Mojave Desert. You know, the same desert that houses Death Valley, the place that holds the North American record for highest temperature(set a century ago). And Needles, in particular, has an average high over 100 degrees for a third of the year.


Hell I have even heard Arabs complain of the heat in the mojave. And when Arabs go "fark, this place is hot" you know it has to be hot.

// Ft. Irwin FTL
 
2012-08-19 02:10:58 PM  
Myria

At least Blythe has a nice river to swim in when it gets hot...

I wouldn't get in the water anywhere downstream of Havasu.
 
Skr
2012-08-19 02:11:47 PM  
Damn that sounds intense. I imagine it must have been extremely difficult to breathe.
 
2012-08-19 02:11:48 PM  

bhcompy: Lumpmoose: martissimo: That storm passed through Henderson, NV too. It was crazy you could hear it hear and there hitting the roof but the ground stayed dry, if you stood outside our awning a few drops would hit you, but the ground never even looked remotely moist (flagstone patio was so hot that you couldn't even see the drops water mark for a split second)

But it was a dry heat...

That's goddamned scary. We're going to be getting droughts so bad that not even rainfall can end them.

But it's not our fault so it's OK.

I see you've never heard of the farking Mojave Desert. You know, the same desert that houses Death Valley, the place that holds the North American record for highest temperature(set a century ago). And Needles, in particular, has an average high over 100 degrees for a third of the year.


I drove through Death Valley a while back. It was cold, raining, and there were signs up warning about washed out roads everywhere.

In June.

I actually had to go through my luggage for a jacket. Weirdest experience of my entire trip.
 
2012-08-19 02:14:07 PM  

gameshowhost: That's hot.


It's like being hit with napalm.
 
2012-08-19 02:21:59 PM  
years from now they will talk of the day that you could get heatstroke while laying out in the rain
 
2012-08-19 02:34:20 PM  

AliceBToklasLives: gameshowhost: That's hot.

It's like being hit with napalm.


Sweet, sweet napalm...
 
2012-08-19 03:56:27 PM  
The desert out there is farking Tweakerville. I could tell my local mountain was getting hit yesterday and I almost went up and hiked around for a bit, but I had already worked a 10 hour shift. It was probably only like 105 though.

/Valley resident
 
2012-08-19 03:59:29 PM  
The temperature of the water rain wasn't 118.
That was the air temperature through which the rain fell.
 
2012-08-19 04:38:41 PM  

Garko: DUNDUNDUNDUNDUNDUNDUN...

[cokyday.files.wordpress.com image 850x396]


Thank you. This is all I came in here for.
 
2012-08-19 04:49:20 PM  
Came for the Spike reference, leaving satisfied
 
2012-08-19 06:59:35 PM  

bhcompy:

I see you've never heard of the farking Mojave Desert. You know, the same desert that houses Death Valley, the place that holds the North American record for highest temperature(set a century ago). And Needles, in particular, has an average high over 100 degrees for a third of the year.


The Mojave is the world's most rugged desert. There's a reason they train for Martian & Lunar landings out here.

Like Blythe, Needles is on the Colorado River. It doesn't help.
 
2012-08-19 06:59:56 PM  
Soon Venus will have a twin. Soon...
 
2012-08-19 07:55:38 PM  

Beerguy: I have been in Needles when it was 103° at 10 PM.

I will never ever go back there again.


...aren't deserts supposed to get really cold at night?
 
2012-08-19 07:56:52 PM  
The first person to say "It's not the heat, it's the humidity" was summarily executed.
 
2012-08-19 07:59:40 PM  
I just want to point out that Needles, California covers the entire surface of the earth.
 
2012-08-19 08:31:50 PM  

KradDrol: Beerguy: I have been in Needles when it was 103° at 10 PM.

I will never ever go back there again.

...aren't deserts supposed to get really cold at night?


Not in the Mojave in August. The 40 degree temp swings are in the fall, winter, and spring.

Live in the high desert... about 8 to 10 degrees cooler up here... But work in the low desert... Solar fields can get readings of a140 degree ambient temperature in the arrays.

1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-08-19 08:40:08 PM  

KradDrol: ...aren't deserts supposed to get really cold at night?



There is a small collection of casinos in a town called Primm on the Nevada/California border, very much the desert, that gets blazing hot in the summer evenings. It was 98, outside of the RV,a few years back when I went. God help the poor souls whose AC was on the fritz. Southern CA can get farking HOT at night in the prime of summer, to the point that I cant sleep even in a room with a fan on high. But that night I realized I should be a bit more grateful.
 
2012-08-20 02:30:56 AM  

Just Another OC Homeless Guy: Beerguy: I have been in Needles when it was 103° at 10 PM.

I will never ever go back there again.

I'll see your Needles and raise you a Blythe.

/Bugs
//Many many many bugs.


I see your Needles and Blythe and raise you 29 Palms.

Spent about 2 years at MCAGCC as a Marine Core Soldier.
 
2012-08-20 03:25:38 AM  

studebaker hoch: Myria

At least Blythe has a nice river to swim in when it gets hot...

I wouldn't get in the water anywhere downstream of Havasu.


Hey, if Myria wants to bathe in a semi-toxic cocktail of agricultural runoff, sewage, and essence of drunken skank, we should sell tickets just stay out of it. It's supposed to be a free country.
 
2012-08-20 12:56:27 PM  
"Beerguy

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2012-08-19 12:28:45 PM
I have been in Needles when it was 103° at 10 PM.

I will never ever go back there again."


Last August here in Austin, TX I was getting 105-107 late in the evenings. It would cool down to 92 by 6 in the morning, and by 11 AM it was back up in the high 100's. By far the worst summer I have had in my 27 years of living in Austin. I promised myself I would leave for good if it happened again this year. It hasn't.....
 
2012-08-20 05:10:57 PM  

cduke23: Just Another OC Homeless Guy: Beerguy: I have been in Needles when it was 103° at 10 PM.

I will never ever go back there again.

I'll see your Needles and raise you a Blythe.

/Bugs
//Many many many bugs.

I see your Needles and Blythe and raise you 29 Palms.

Spent about 2 years at MCAGCC as a Marine Core Soldier.


I'll see your being stationed at 29 Palms, and raise you being BORN there.
 
2012-08-20 08:27:26 PM  

Just Another OC Homeless Guy: Beerguy: I have been in Needles when it was 103° at 10 PM.

I will never ever go back there again.

I'll see your Needles and raise you a Blythe.

/Bugs
//Many many many bugs.


And feral kitties everywhere.

But the Horny Toad's a good place as any for a drink.
 
2012-08-20 09:42:14 PM  

UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: cduke23: Just Another OC Homeless Guy: Beerguy: I have been in Needles when it was 103° at 10 PM.

I will never ever go back there again.

I'll see your Needles and raise you a Blythe.

/Bugs
//Many many many bugs.

I see your Needles and Blythe and raise you 29 Palms.

Spent about 2 years at MCAGCC as a Marine Core Soldier.

I'll see your being stationed at 29 Palms, and raise you being BORN there.


Ok, you win. Did you like it there or could you not wait to leave? Was it the constant fear of skin cancer, or the fact that I had aftermarket rubber mats melt to the floor of my car?
 
2012-08-20 11:18:31 PM  

cduke23: Ok, you win. Did you like it there or could you not wait to leave?


I was lucky, I was >1-year-old when my dad got orders for Camp Pendleton in 1961. He'd been at 29-Stumps for almost two years. He was at Pendleton for less than a month, when the Marine Corps in their infinite wisdom decided he needed Hot Weather Training. So of course they sent him back to 29-Palms for another month. :)

I've only been back once, when my mom took us there to visit old friends after my dad died. He was a retired Korean and Viet Nam (two times) veteran, GySgt.

Unfortunately, now I live outside of Kingman Arizona. And it's gonna rain (one helluva lightning storm going on right now) any minute. But not 115 degree rain. 

/just lost power for a few seconds
//third time in a week
 
2012-08-20 11:22:08 PM  

UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: cduke23: Ok, you win. Did you like it there or could you not wait to leave?

I was lucky, I was >1-year-old when my dad got orders for Camp Pendleton in 1961. He'd been at 29-Stumps for almost two years. He was at Pendleton for less than a month, when the Marine Corps in their infinite wisdom decided he needed Hot Weather Training. So of course they sent him back to 29-Palms for another month. :)

I've only been back once, when my mom took us there to visit old friends after my dad died. He was a retired Korean and Viet Nam (two times) veteran, GySgt.

Unfortunately, now I live outside of Kingman Arizona. And it's gonna rain (one helluva lightning storm going on right now) any minute. But not 115 degree rain. 

/just lost power for a few seconds
//third time in a week


I used to pass through Kingman (and Needles) when driving back to Albuquerque on long weekends and holidays from 29 Stumps. I always stopped at the In-and-Out at Kingman on my way through.
 
2012-08-20 11:37:06 PM  

cduke23: I used to pass through Kingman (and Needles) when driving back to Albuquerque on long weekends and holidays from 29 Stumps. I always stopped at the In-and-Out at Kingman on my way through.


Gimme a heads-up next time you're in the area, and I'll buy you a beer. That is if you are willing to drink with a former Doggie (my dad's term for a soldier). My e-mail should be in my profile. 

/In-N-Out is the best thing about this town...
 
2012-08-21 01:14:49 AM  

cduke23: I used to pass through Kingman (and Needles) when driving back to Albuquerque on long weekends and holidays from 29 Stumps.


Wait a minute... Was it you who told the story about driving through Amboy and evading an ambush by the local zombie/hippie population? If so, that was a cool story. If not, let me know and I'll see if I can find it so you can read it. I have it in my favorites somewhere.
 
2012-08-21 01:25:48 AM  

UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: cduke23: I used to pass through Kingman (and Needles) when driving back to Albuquerque on long weekends and holidays from 29 Stumps. I always stopped at the In-and-Out at Kingman on my way through.

Gimme a heads-up next time you're in the area, and I'll buy you a beer. That is if you are willing to drink with a former Doggie (my dad's term for a soldier). My e-mail should be in my profile. 

/In-N-Out is the best thing about this town...


Will do! Can't say when I'm heading that way. I got out of the Corps and I live in ABQ now, but if I ever head that way, I'll let you know.
 
2012-08-21 01:26:38 AM  

UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: cduke23: I used to pass through Kingman (and Needles) when driving back to Albuquerque on long weekends and holidays from 29 Stumps.

Wait a minute... Was it you who told the story about driving through Amboy and evading an ambush by the local zombie/hippie population? If so, that was a cool story. If not, let me know and I'll see if I can find it so you can read it. I have it in my favorites somewhere.


Sadly, no. That sounds like a farking awesome story though.
 
2012-08-21 01:58:57 AM  

cduke23: UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: cduke23: I used to pass through Kingman (and Needles) when driving back to Albuquerque on long weekends and holidays from 29 Stumps.

Wait a minute... Was it you who told the story about driving through Amboy and evading an ambush by the local zombie/hippie population? If so, that was a cool story. If not, let me know and I'll see if I can find it so you can read it. I have it in my favorites somewhere.

Sadly, no. That sounds like a farking awesome story though.


Found it! Read the post by echo5juliet Link It should pop right to it.
 
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