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2013-01-11 07:12:58 PM
2 votes:

Gaius: DustBunny: i like sharp pointy things: MMM looks up Yuma, Arizona ok 106.6°F (41°C) the hottest temp for the last yea

Ha Melbourne had that i think 4 times already this summer, and we're the southernmost mainland capital...hell, even Hobart hit 38 last week.

In 2009 we had 3 days in a row over 43 (109), with the last day 45 (113)...of course 175 people died in bushfires that day......

Let's see, in 2009 (or maybe '08) we had 33 days in a row over 110°F (43.33°C). Last summer we got off easy with a high of only 117°F (47.22C). The record high was 124°F (51.11°C).

I understand that if you're not used to the heat it makes it that much worse. I don't know why the gas (petrol) pumps aren't working, though. I've never heard of that happening in the US.

/Phoenix, AZ


Do I have to play spot the difference with the idiots from Arizona again? Is Arizona such a lame place that literally the only thing you are proud of is that you think it's the hottest civilised place on earth and can't cope with the fact that it's not?

I'm gonna quote myself:

I just checked a weather map, and the UV index in Arizona in summer (June-October, just to be safe) NEVER goes above 11, and in most of the state, including Lake Havasu City, it never goes above 10 (very high). Whereas in Queensland from October to March the UV index never goes BELOW 11 (extreme), and is mostly 12 or 13. That strength of sun makes it feels like it's being focussed on your skin by a magnifying glass regardless of the temperature.

I've just checked a map, and the clear sky UV index for the whole of Australia today is 13-16, which is "it is dangerous to be exposed to sunlight" territory. I know people find this hard to believe if they've never been to a country with strong sunlight, it comes off as a bit dystopian sci-fi to be afraid of the sunlight, but there you have it.

Below are UV maps of the Northern and Southern solstices. Can you spot the difference?

www.temis.nl
www.temis.nl
2013-01-11 06:35:31 AM
2 votes:
Important also to remember that in terms of land area, Oz has very few weather observation spots - so it's likely that there have been higher temps than the ones recorded at Od, it's just that there aren't many weather stations out in the middle of nowhere.
2013-01-11 05:41:19 AM
2 votes:

L.D. Ablo: Australia still isn't as hot as it gets here in Yuma, Arizona.

Wimps.


MMM looks up Yuma, Arizona ok 106.6°F (41°C) the hottest temp for the last year , hehe I'll call that last last tuesday.
The local petrol station here in town has the problem were both petrol and diesel evaporating from the pumps
2013-01-11 03:40:45 AM
2 votes:
It's called petrol.

/And Mad Max II. Not that "Road Warrior" shiate.
2013-01-11 02:19:45 AM
2 votes:
What Oodnadatta once looked like:

www.bbc.co.uk
2013-01-11 11:43:40 PM
1 votes:
Yes, he's an asshole alright. It's hot in Yuma, but the sun has little bite to it.

Walk outside downunder on one of those days and you feel it...cripsy! Yes, how dare he present logical information into this debate.
2013-01-11 05:18:11 PM
1 votes:

Nadie_AZ: ratagorda: 106 is the average high in Yuma which is about the average here in Phoenix. 117 is about as hot as it gets, but we don't complain about it.
/toughen up Aussies

I gotta wonder how many aussies who are complaining don't have Air Conditioning. Because it is one thing to live in a place that gets that hot and another to live in that heat.


Air conditioning can only do so much, typical systems only make a 15-20f difference.

Australia may be nearing critical mass, and is about to meltdown.
2013-01-11 04:23:04 PM
1 votes:

DustBunny: i like sharp pointy things: MMM looks up Yuma, Arizona ok 106.6°F (41°C) the hottest temp for the last yea

Ha Melbourne had that i think 4 times already this summer, and we're the southernmost mainland capital...hell, even Hobart hit 38 last week.

In 2009 we had 3 days in a row over 43 (109), with the last day 45 (113)...of course 175 people died in bushfires that day......


Let's see, in 2009 (or maybe '08) we had 33 days in a row over 110°F (43.33°C). Last summer we got off easy with a high of only 117°F (47.22C). The record high was 124°F (51.11°C).

I understand that if you're not used to the heat it makes it that much worse. I don't know why the gas (petrol) pumps aren't working, though. I've never heard of that happening in the US.

/Phoenix, AZ
2013-01-11 02:19:59 PM
1 votes:

Clemkadidlefark: Now hang on there, skippy ...
Weather forecast, Sydney, AU - Link
Weather forecast, Alice Springs, AU - Link
Port Pine Weather Forecast - Link
Darwin Forecast - Link
Perth, AU weather forecast - Link

I smell a Climate Change Bullshiat Propaganda article. Change that ... this is a climate change bullshiat propaganda article.


Why would the temperatures in coastal cities, some of which are more than 1,000 miles away from Oodnadatta, show the same temperature? Did you know that Australia is large? It is.

Weather forecast for Oodnadatta here. High for today is 45C, or a balmy 113F.
2013-01-11 11:24:49 AM
1 votes:
Hot sucks. Try 110+ in a non-arid environment. Course seems silly to position for bragging rights. Haha, I live in a stupidly miserable area. Cold sucks too. 50 below? Sorry pal, not gonna high-five that.
2013-01-11 10:40:41 AM
1 votes:
I remember this episode.

media.salon.com

/hot like a midnight sun
2013-01-11 09:35:40 AM
1 votes:
I worked a gig last year in Tucson around April last year--and I froze my butt off. Yes, it was a balmy 75 F during the day, but the mornings were chilly. And then the previous year, I was in Las Vegas when it rained. The most insane weather I ever endured, though, was in Hawaii where everything is between 65 and 85 F all year round--I couldn't believe that it's cooler in the summer in Hawaii than in Minnesota.

Heck, global warming has affected Minnesota--it hardly falls below 0 F in winter any more. We're now in a heat wave where the temps lately have been in the mid-30s...
2013-01-11 09:11:24 AM
1 votes:
you call that summer fashion?

...a post-apocalyptic wasteland filled with leather jackets battling hockey masks and assless pants...

THIS is summer fashion
2013-01-11 08:27:27 AM
1 votes:

Nogale: Alphax: Meanwhile, in the American midwest, if we don't get a lot more rain soon, the Mississippi river may get to be too shallow for barge traffic. That won't be fun.

Oh, for fark's sake - you guys are always droughting or flooding. Happy medium, anyone?


Would be nice.
2013-01-11 08:14:02 AM
1 votes:

Uchiha_Cycliste: nmemkha: ktybear: Apos: Oodnadatta

[www.outback-australia.info image 512x384]

I can see the street flowing with blood

Or they could just move to Barstow, Pahrump, or Henderson and have it feel like home (without the deadly giant wildlife and drop bears).

It used to be that everything that moved was likely to kill you in Australia. Now... well, now the air and ground and sun are in on it too. Scary.


The air, the ground, and the sun all also move. They,re just finally joining the party.
2013-01-11 08:01:32 AM
1 votes:
11 die as abnormal weather blasts Middle East

i.telegraph.co.uk
2013-01-11 07:44:19 AM
1 votes:

i like sharp pointy things: MMM looks up Yuma, Arizona ok 106.6°F (41°C) the hottest temp for the last yea


Ha Melbourne had that i think 4 times already this summer, and we're the southernmost mainland capital...hell, even Hobart hit 38 last week.

In 2009 we had 3 days in a row over 43 (109), with the last day 45 (113)...of course 175 people died in bushfires that day......
2013-01-11 07:38:25 AM
1 votes:
Just walk away.
2013-01-11 07:17:32 AM
1 votes:

Danack: optikeye: Take a look at this image...the western bits in Australia are not cities..or 'lights'. but fires.

That image is a load of bollocks. Western Australia may have had bush fires when they were taking the images, but there just isn't enough vegetation out that way to produce large, bright fires.

http://www.iceinspace.com.au/forum/showthread.php?t=100329


Yep. It has to be thermal readings, not light.
2013-01-11 07:08:31 AM
1 votes:
Austrians know these things, dude. We know.

/Hot.
2013-01-11 06:55:14 AM
1 votes:

i like sharp pointy things: steerforth: snip.
Nope living on the east coast, WA to many bloody church's , as for the name a mans got to have a hobby


So, a Milat family member. It's hot for you in several ways.

Count your blessings you don't live on Qld.

/Or do you?
2013-01-11 06:44:34 AM
1 votes:
Easy solution to this problem: DON'T LIVE THERE.

/Idiots.
2013-01-11 06:31:20 AM
1 votes:

steerforth: snip.

Nope living on the east coast, WA to many bloody church's , as for the name a mans got to have a hobby
2013-01-11 06:17:17 AM
1 votes:

i like sharp pointy things: Uchiha_Cycliste: nmemkha: ktybear: Apos: Oodnadatta

[www.outback-australia.info image 512x384]

I can see the street flowing with blood

Or they could just move to Barstow, Pahrump, or Henderson and have it feel like home (without the deadly giant wildlife and drop bears).

It used to be that everything that moved was likely to kill you in Australia. Now... well, now the air and ground and sun are in on it too. Scary.

It's not the temp that will get you it's the UV that will cook you, but I love living here each day it's a contest to see if your not eaten,stung,bitten,mauled,cooked,run over or burnt . In some ways it's a Darwin contest in-reverse , if you can make it to the end of the day you win


Lemme guess - you're an Adelaide serial killer or from some pointy bit in the bush where the wild thongs are.

38 in Syd tomorrow. Coonts.
2013-01-11 06:08:58 AM
1 votes:
i.chzbgr.com


But it's a dry heat.
2013-01-11 06:02:13 AM
1 votes:

nmemkha: ktybear: Apos: Oodnadatta

[www.outback-australia.info image 512x384]

I can see the street flowing with blood

Or they could just move to Barstow, Pahrump, or Henderson and have it feel like home (without the deadly giant wildlife and drop bears).


It used to be that everything that moved was likely to kill you in Australia. Now... well, now the air and ground and sun are in on it too. Scary.
2013-01-11 05:17:04 AM
1 votes:

Apos: Oodnadatta


www.outback-australia.info

I can see the street flowing with blood
2013-01-11 02:42:03 AM
1 votes:

Apos: What Oodnadatta once looked like:


♫Oodnadatta da vida baby♫
2013-01-11 02:26:02 AM
1 votes:
Take a look at this image. A composit of 'city lights' from orbit.
Probably too big to post inline.


Okay if that worked for actualy posting...the western bits in Australia are not cities..or 'lights'. but fires.
Those areas are mostly cattle farms and arid desert and brush. But they light up like cities...it's a BIG Country.
Link if big image doesn't post. http://eoimages2.gsfc.nasa.gov/images/imagerecords/79000/79765/dnb_la n d_ocean_ice.2012.3600x1800.jpg
2013-01-11 01:31:16 AM
1 votes:
I seem to recall a scene in Road Warrior where he passes a gas station and the sign has a (what was at that time) ridiculously high price on it. Can't find a screenshot, though. Anyone remember how much it was?
2013-01-11 01:12:41 AM
1 votes:
images2.wikia.nocookie.net
2013-01-11 12:40:42 AM
1 votes:
There has been too much violence. Too much pain. But I have an honorable compromise.

/Just walk away.
//can't drive... no gas
 
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