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(BBC)   Temperature in Sydney hit over 315 degrees today   (bbc.co.uk) divider line 175
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2013-01-18 12:06:01 PM  
Kelvin?
 
2013-01-18 12:08:36 PM  
The Australian city of Sydney is experiencing its hottest day on record, with temperatures reaching nearly 46C.

i49.tinypic.com
 
2013-01-18 12:09:34 PM  
All Gore was right!
 
2013-01-18 12:12:11 PM  
But it's a dry heat
 
2013-01-18 12:13:13 PM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: But it's a dry heat


So's fire.
 
2013-01-18 12:24:05 PM  

nmemkha: Kelvin?


Yup. The math works out to almost 320ºK. Pretty farking hot.
 
jbc [TotalFark]
2013-01-18 12:27:28 PM  
How do they sleep while their beds are burning?
 
2013-01-18 12:30:59 PM  

jbc: How do they sleep while their beds are burning?


They dance while the earth is turning, that's how.
 
2013-01-18 12:37:56 PM  

Supes: nmemkha: Kelvin?

Yup. The math works out to almost 320ºK. Pretty farking hot.


You don't use "degrees" with Kelvin

/pedant
 
2013-01-18 12:47:53 PM  

DammitIForgotMyLogin: Supes: nmemkha: Kelvin?

Yup. The math works out to almost 320ºK. Pretty farking hot.

You don't use "degrees" with Kelvin

/pedant


True, but only since 1968. Don't judge us oldtimers so harshly.
 
2013-01-18 01:01:35 PM  

jbc: How do they sleep while their beds are burning?


The western desert lives and breathes at 45 degrees.
 
2013-01-18 01:02:50 PM  
How does it get so hot there in the middle of winter?
 
2013-01-18 01:10:25 PM  
God damn I wish I had some of that nice summer heat up here in the north

Summer is my favorite season. I know many of you farkers are hooked on Spring, but Summer, thats where its at
 
2013-01-18 01:11:31 PM  

vernonFL: How does it get so hot there in the middle of winter?


They are below the equator. When we have summer, they have winter. When we have fall, they have spring. It has to do with the way that the earth wobbles.
 
2013-01-18 01:13:25 PM  
Hey, thanks for the auto-play asshat.
 
2013-01-18 01:13:29 PM  

vernonFL: How does it get so hot there in the middle of winter?

Sydney is built on top of a Hellmouth.
 
2013-01-18 01:14:17 PM  
115? Big deal. It gets hotter than that here in Vegas. Not usually in January, but still...
 
2013-01-18 01:16:01 PM  

cman: vernonFL: How does it get so hot there in the middle of winter?

They are below the equator. When we have summer, they have winter. When we have fall, they have spring. It has to do with the way that the earth wobbles.


ecx.images-amazon.com
 
2013-01-18 01:18:03 PM  

blatz514: cman: vernonFL: How does it get so hot there in the middle of winter?

They are below the equator. When we have summer, they have winter. When we have fall, they have spring. It has to do with the way that the earth wobbles.

[ecx.images-amazon.com image 300x300]


It can be difficult to gage one's tone over the Internet. Unfortunately, the only emotion that does transfer over the net is anger, WHICH IS farkING IN farkING ALL farkING CAPS
 
2013-01-18 01:18:59 PM  

Sin_City_Superhero: 115? Big deal. It gets hotter than that here in Vegas. Not usually in January, but still...


Is Sydney in the middle of a desert?
 
2013-01-18 01:21:27 PM  

cman: blatz514: cman: vernonFL: How does it get so hot there in the middle of winter?

They are below the equator. When we have summer, they have winter. When we have fall, they have spring. It has to do with the way that the earth wobbles.

[ecx.images-amazon.com image 300x300]

It can be difficult to gage one's tone over the Internet. Unfortunately, the only emotion that does transfer over the net is anger, WHICH IS farkING IN farkING ALL farkING CAPS


Just joshing ya.  It was fun GISing "whoosh" though.
 
2013-01-18 01:21:56 PM  

vernonFL: How does it get so hot there in the middle of winter?


I blame the Blue Sky Mine
 
2013-01-18 01:38:11 PM  

vernonFL: How does it get so hot there in the middle of winter?


Magnets.
 
2013-01-18 01:44:30 PM  

vernonFL: How does it get so hot there in the middle of winter?


Al Gore was right...
 
2013-01-18 01:52:28 PM  
Sadly, this still won't kill any of the seemingly endless creatures in the Outback that can kill you with one bite/sting.
 
2013-01-18 02:03:51 PM  

vernonFL: How does it get so hot there in the middle of winter?


Global warming's a biatch.
 
jbc [TotalFark]
2013-01-18 02:06:57 PM  

Grand_Moff_Joseph: Sadly, this still won't kill any of the seemingly endless creatures in the Outback that can kill you with one bite/sting.


Like Olivia Newton-John?
 
2013-01-18 02:09:08 PM  

vernonFL: How does it get so hot there in the middle of winter?


Santa gave them a LOT of coal.
 
2013-01-18 02:21:47 PM  
318.95 to be precise.
 
2013-01-18 02:59:00 PM  
Someone go kick Kelvin in the balls for posting this.
 
2013-01-18 03:04:57 PM  
I'd take 46 over 114 or 315 any day.
It's MUCH cooler.
 
2013-01-18 03:05:16 PM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: But it's a dry heat


images.wikia.com
 
2013-01-18 03:31:13 PM  
That's Texas in August.
 
2013-01-18 03:43:42 PM  
In case y'all didn't get it, I think the subby's joke was that the reference the temperature was made 3 times.
 
2013-01-18 03:45:02 PM  
Oh my! Love-ly la-dies in bikin-is!
I didn't know I was going to enjoy global warming so much.
 
2013-01-18 03:45:40 PM  
Sydney, Nova Scotia?!?

\was there a flood after all the snow melted?
 
2013-01-18 03:46:31 PM  
But it's Lance Armstrong whose pants are on fire. go figure
 
2013-01-18 03:46:56 PM  

cman: vernonFL: How does it get so hot there in the middle of winter?

They are below the equator. When we have summer, they have winter. When we have fall, they have spring. It has to do with the way that the earth wobbles tilts.



/pedant2
 
2013-01-18 03:47:10 PM  

Ennuipoet: MaudlinMutantMollusk: But it's a dry heat

[images.wikia.com image 300x364]


(prepares Aliens reference)

(checks thread)

Damn.

(applause)
 
2013-01-18 03:48:14 PM  
Hot damn.
 
2013-01-18 03:49:32 PM  
And yet America still burns farking COAL for power...we'll have got rid of all of ours by the end of this year...but too bad all those plants in michigan just blow their god damned pollution up here.

Link

/we're F'd.
 
2013-01-18 03:50:35 PM  

FlashHarry: The Australian city of Sydney is experiencing its hottest day on record, with temperatures reaching nearly 46C.
[i49.tinypic.com image 600x201]


I JUST went and did that before I came in here. First I started thinking that I needed to multiply it by 2.2--no, that's not right. Find calculator....

Their beds are only burning because Australians are so sexy, the beds literally catch on fire. More beds are sold in Australia than anywhere in the world. The government tells them to stop having sex, stop sleeping in the nude, but no, they will not. They're sexy.
 
2013-01-18 03:51:18 PM  
I'll take 114 and no humidity over 96 and 70% humidity.
 
2013-01-18 03:51:48 PM  
What? 115F? Pfft! Big deal. I've lived in almost every desert in the Southwest and this is NOT news worthy heat. It IS miserable but I still say Pfft!
 
2013-01-18 03:51:57 PM  

texdent: That's Texas in August.


Jeans weather
 
2013-01-18 03:52:02 PM  
It snowed where I live so Sydney is automatically fine and sarah palin is their president.
 
2013-01-18 03:52:14 PM  

cryinoutloud: FlashHarry: The Australian city of Sydney is experiencing its hottest day on record, with temperatures reaching nearly 46C.
[i49.tinypic.com image 600x201]

I JUST went and did that before I came in here. First I started thinking that I needed to multiply it by 2.2--no, that's not right. Find calculator....

Their beds are only burning because Australians are so sexy, the beds literally catch on fire. More beds are sold in Australia than anywhere in the world. The government tells them to stop having sex, stop sleeping in the nude, but no, they will not. They're sexy.


Australia has a massive obesity problem.
 
2013-01-18 03:52:38 PM  

DammitIForgotMyLogin: You don't use "degrees" with Kelvin


You're right.  You use radians.
 
2013-01-18 03:55:06 PM  

Sargun: cryinoutloud: FlashHarry: The Australian city of Sydney is experiencing its hottest day on record, with temperatures reaching nearly 46C.
[i49.tinypic.com image 600x201]

I JUST went and did that before I came in here. First I started thinking that I needed to multiply it by 2.2--no, that's not right. Find calculator....

Their beds are only burning because Australians are so sexy, the beds literally catch on fire. More beds are sold in Australia than anywhere in the world. The government tells them to stop having sex, stop sleeping in the nude, but no, they will not. They're sexy.

Australia has a massive obesity problem.


Wait. A massive problem with obesity or a problem with massive obesity?
 
2013-01-18 03:55:14 PM  

Counter_Intelligent: You use radians.


damn Scientologist, keep yur religion outta my fark
 
2013-01-18 03:55:18 PM  

Counter_Intelligent: DammitIForgotMyLogin: You don't use "degrees" with Kelvin

You're right.  You use radians.


depends on the quadrant
 
2013-01-18 03:55:55 PM  
Isn't that like 575 R?
 
2013-01-18 03:58:02 PM  
We didn't listen!
 
2013-01-18 03:58:04 PM  

cman: vernonFL: How does it get so hot there in the middle of winter?

They are below the equator. When we have summer, they have winter. When we have fall, they have spring. It has to do with the way that the earth wobbles.

www.blogcdn.com
 
2013-01-18 03:59:16 PM  
www.paintballshop.com

The thermometer at work. This was early in the day about 11:30am and not even at its peak. It got to about 48c where we were but a bit further west there were reports of 49c

Ennuipoet: MaudlinMutantMollusk: But it's a dry heat

[images.wikia.com image 300x364]


Hey Sarge! You'll get lip cancer smokin' those! :)
 
2013-01-18 03:59:34 PM  

Red_Fox: And yet America still burns farking COAL for power...we'll have got rid of all of ours by the end of this year...but too bad all those plants in michigan just blow their god damned pollution up here.

Link

/we're F'd.


See what socialism does?
 
2013-01-18 04:01:14 PM  

DammitIForgotMyLogin: You don't use "degrees" with Kelvin


You do when you're making the Kessel run in less than twelve parsecs.
 
2013-01-18 04:02:23 PM  

Vectron: But it's Lance Armstrong whose pants are on fire. go figure


What is the smell of one ball burning?
 
2013-01-18 04:02:39 PM  

INeedAName: I'll take 114 and no humidity over 96 and 70% humidity.


Add high altitude and you're describing summer in West Virginia.
 
2013-01-18 04:03:37 PM  
Poor bastards. Can you imagine how hot it will be in July if this keeps up?
 
2013-01-18 04:03:48 PM  
I blame sheep farts. And you know who has lots and lots of sheep? New Zealand! Time for Oz to invade Middle Earth.
 
2013-01-18 04:04:15 PM  
The temperature's rising. It isn't surprising, She certainly can can-can.
 
2013-01-18 04:04:37 PM  

miss diminutive: vernonFL: How does it get so hot there in the middle of winter?

Magnets.


You can't explain that.
 
2013-01-18 04:04:57 PM  

cman: vernonFL: How does it get so hot there in the middle of winter?

They are below the equator. When we have summer, they have winter. When we have fall, they have spring. It has to do with the way that the earth wobbles.


No, it's because of the singular polarity of the earth's rays is 180 degrees from ours, magnified by the fact their shiatty air consists of nearly 80% nitrogen. The reason why is because of the Sahara Dessert is too much sand and not enough trees and vegetation, so the natural flatulence of a nearly all-beef diet by the locals creates it's own little biodome of funk and heat.

Like a big-ass Dutch Oven.
 
2013-01-18 04:07:14 PM  
For reference: the normal high today in Sydney is 77 F. So 114 F is a BFD.
 
2013-01-18 04:08:31 PM  

JudgeMuttonChops: [www.paintballshop.com image 500x375]

The thermometer at work. This was early in the day about 11:30am and not even at its peak. It got to about 48c where we were but a bit further west there were reports of 49c


Holy crap, that's 31.2c inside? Hope the boss declared a casual Friday.
 
2013-01-18 04:08:39 PM  

durbnpoisn: In case y'all didn't get it, I think the subby's joke was that the reference the temperature was made 3 times.


I thought it was just because Americans can't do math.
 
2013-01-18 04:09:09 PM  
meh. Move to Phoenix, aussie sissies
 
2013-01-18 04:09:30 PM  
Don't they serve a rare steak at 120 degrees?
 
2013-01-18 04:12:37 PM  
Good thing only made up people like Yahoo Serious live there.
 
2013-01-18 04:12:49 PM  

Red_Fox: And yet America still burns farking COAL for power...we'll have got rid of all of ours by the end of this year...but too bad all those plants in michigan just blow their god damned pollution up here.

Link

/we're F'd.


Thanks for the link ( and virus) - it opened up about 20 windows with the same article and would not stop
 
2013-01-18 04:13:22 PM  

JohnnyCanuck: Sydney, Nova Scotia?!?

\was there a flood after all the snow melted?


Not today... I'm just across the water from them on the Island, and it's minus a million out there....

/going to +4 on Sunday though.
//Loves me some Global Warming
 
2013-01-18 04:15:06 PM  
Not to mention it is only 25 degrees Farenheit in Vienna and snowing. That is one heckuva temperature swing.
 
2013-01-18 04:16:38 PM  
Can you convert that to 9/11's? I'm american.
 
2013-01-18 04:18:08 PM  

cman: It can be difficult to gage one's tone over the Internet. Unfortunately, the only emotion that does transfer over the net is anger, WHICH IS farkING IN farkING ALL farkING CAPS


At least until the filter gets a hold of it. (You can type FARK in all caps, ya know. FARKING IN FARKING ALL FARKING CAPS.)
 
2013-01-18 04:18:18 PM  

p the boiler: Red_Fox: And yet America still burns farking COAL for power...we'll have got rid of all of ours by the end of this year...but too bad all those plants in michigan just blow their god damned pollution up here.

Link

/we're F'd.

Thanks for the link ( and virus) - it opened up about 20 windows with the same article and would not stop


I had no trouble and http://safeweb.norton.com says it's ok, so... it might be you.
 
2013-01-18 04:19:03 PM  

Jekylman: durbnpoisn: In case y'all didn't get it, I think the subby's joke was that the reference the temperature was made 3 times.

I thought it was just because Americans can't do math.


I thought it was because they're "down under" the negative angle / 360 degree complement of 46 is ... well 314 but, yeah. Close enough.
 
2013-01-18 04:19:53 PM  

IRQ12: Can you convert that to 9/11's? I'm american.


Actually, can you covert that there to potatoes for me? I'm rednecked American.
 
2013-01-18 04:19:59 PM  
Take care of yourselves, Australian Farkers. You already have an advantage; WE'RE SO COOL. *smirk* *lame*
 
2013-01-18 04:20:00 PM  

IRQ12: Can you convert that to 9/11's? I'm american.


That's a Brazilian 9/11's.
 
2013-01-18 04:23:02 PM  
No big deal.

i158.photobucket.com
 
2013-01-18 04:23:18 PM  
I live in Arizona. We get over 120F on a regular basis. Deal with it, Sydney. :P
 
2013-01-18 04:23:31 PM  

The Third Man: JudgeMuttonChops: [www.paintballshop.com image 500x375]

The thermometer at work. This was early in the day about 11:30am and not even at its peak. It got to about 48c where we were but a bit further west there were reports of 49c

Holy crap, that's 31.2c inside? Hope the boss declared a casual Friday.


and that was with the AC going!
plus people played paintball out in that shiat! poor bastards were dropping like flies :S
 
2013-01-18 04:28:21 PM  
I hate it when it gets hotter than 65F. Live in Ga. hating it a lot. But 114F is insane.
 
2013-01-18 04:29:41 PM  
115 degrees anyway you count them.
 
2013-01-18 04:31:04 PM  
We call that crotchpot cooking hot.
 
2013-01-18 04:33:59 PM  
Bad news in Australia over the last couple of weeks. Doc Neeson of The Angels (Angel City in the US) has been diagnosed with brain cancer.

Old video Marseilles You may have heard this one.

His FB link to read if you want to help.Doc Neeson

Great band, never got as big as they deserved.
If any people can deal with the heat, it's Australians.
 
2013-01-18 04:34:11 PM  
lol at all the people saying how theyve lived in every desert in the world and this is nothing compared to that

ive lived on mercury your desert makes me wear 2 sweaters
 
2013-01-18 04:34:57 PM  
I can't even imagine the swamp ass I would get at that temperature.
 
2013-01-18 04:36:14 PM  

texdent: That's Texas in August.


No, it's not.

There are only three record highs in Texas over 115 EVER, and they happened in 1980 and 1994 (116, 117, and 120). There are no other highs of 115 or over. Even during its "record heat-wave" in 2011 the hottest temperature anywhere in the entire state was 112 (Austin, with a previous high of 107). The normal average temperature for Texas during August is in high 80s to low 90s.

What is this perverse thing with Americans and talking up their hot weather? Especially when there is actual data available?

Or is not about talking up America, but talking DOWN the experiences of others? Making them lesser than American experiences? That says a bunch of bad staff about your national psyche. Maybe find something of substance to feel proud about, if there is anything.
 
2013-01-18 04:36:41 PM  
Send some of that up this way. Boise won't get above freezing for at least another week.

/farking Bogus Basin is 25 degrees warmer than in the valley
//inversions suck
 
2013-01-18 04:39:42 PM  

MayoBoy: Vectron: But it's Lance Armstrong whose pants are on fire. go figure

What is the smell of one ball burning?


My god, that made me snicker
 
2013-01-18 04:39:46 PM  

Red_Fox: And yet America still burns farking COAL for power...we'll have got rid of all of ours by the end of this year...but too bad all those plants in michigan just blow their god damned pollution up here.

Link

/we're F'd.


Hey, some of us Michiganders are f--king trying, ok?  Like swimming upstream against Lansing and the utility companies spending a f--king fortune convincing people that green energy will cost them money.  While spending money they got from the consumers for those ads.  Goddamn, I'd admire their balls if it wasn't so f--king effective.  Oh, and don't forget "JOBS!"  Because we truly do produce so much f--king coal in Michigan.

/I really didn't know that about Ontario.  Props, eh.  Pretty awesome.
 
2013-01-18 04:39:56 PM  
How man Rhode Islands is that?
 
2013-01-18 04:42:10 PM  
Australia is south of the equator, so thermometers work in reverse: instead of measuring how warm it is, they measure how cold it isn't.
 
2013-01-18 04:42:40 PM  

ManateeGag: All Gore was right!


All of 'em?
 
2013-01-18 04:43:00 PM  
Of course, you could be in Farkbanks:

www.fbi.gov

Decisions, decisions...
 
2013-01-18 04:44:04 PM  

Rwa2play: Of course, you could be in Fairbanks:

[www.fbi.gov image 500x308]

Decisions, decisions...


FTFM.
 
2013-01-18 04:44:34 PM  
Sydney is 33.8683° S, which just a bit S of where Phoenix would be if Earth were upside-down. It also has a similar elevation to SW Arizona.

Just sayin'
 
2013-01-18 04:47:52 PM  

blatz514: [ecx.images-amazon.com image 300x300]ecx.images-amazon.com


That would be an awesome name for a laxative.
 
2013-01-18 04:47:53 PM  

if_i_really_have_to: Maybe find something of substance to feel proud about, if there is anything.


t3.gstatic.com


/Dude, chill.
 
2013-01-18 04:49:13 PM  
Also, I think I played that game back in the 80's

www.tomheroes.com
 
rka
2013-01-18 04:53:18 PM  

p the boiler: Red_Fox: And yet America still burns farking COAL for power...we'll have got rid of all of ours by the end of this year...but too bad all those plants in michigan just blow their god damned pollution up here.

Link

/we're F'd.

Thanks for the link ( and virus) - it opened up about 20 windows with the same article and would not stop


Canadians are the worst thing ever.
 
2013-01-18 04:55:10 PM  

cman: It can be difficult to gage one's tone over the Internet. Unfortunately, the only emotion that does transfer over the net is anger, WHICH IS farkING IN farkING ALL farkING CAPS


OR IT JUST MEANS THAT YOU'RE OLD AND HAVE CAPS LOCK ON. AT WHICH POINT YOU DON'T SOUND ANGRY, YOU SOUND DEAF. WHAT DO YOU HAVE AGAINST DEAF PEOPLE? WHY DO YOU HATE SO MUCH? YOU TAKE THAT BACK OR I WILL KICK YOUR ASS! NOW I'M DEPRESSED BECAUSE THE ALL CAPS MAKES IT HARD FOR ME TO TELL WHICH EMOTION I'M FEELING ANYMORE. I NEED A HUG.
 
2013-01-18 04:55:20 PM  

Hector Remarkable: The temperature's rising. It isn't surprising, She certainly can can-can.


You don't see enough Irving Berlin on fark anymore.

/46C is very, very fast.
 
2013-01-18 04:59:15 PM  
I'm teaching a meteorology class to college students this semester, so I'm getting a kick out of these replies
 
2013-01-18 05:01:50 PM  

FerroMancer: Take care of yourselves, Australian Farkers. You already have an advantage; WE'RE SO COOL. *smirk* *lame*


Thanks mate - I'm sure we'll be OK. Almost every summer the prevailing wind will swing around to be a westerly, which brings hot air straight off the desert, and the temps in Sydney will go 40+ for a few days. Then there'll be a cool change, some rain, and things will drop down to low 30s again. The change arrived late last night.

Been happening since I was in school, and if you were lucky to get those temps in February you might get sent home (no aircon). Whereupon you went striaght over to visit your friend with the biggest pool, or went to the beach.

/good times
 
2013-01-18 05:04:50 PM  

hershy799: I'm teaching a meteorology class to college students this semester, so I'm getting a kick out of these replies


the nice thing about taking a meteorology course is it doesn't matter if you're ever right.
 
2013-01-18 05:05:17 PM  

jbc: How do they sleep while their beds are burning?


Picture of Sydney from last nights paper
www.recordsale.de
 
2013-01-18 05:05:33 PM  
That's hard to believe. In all of Earth's 6000 years since creation it has never gotten hotter than 46 in Sydney?
 
2013-01-18 05:07:50 PM  
114 ? Yawn, also known as July through September in Palm Springs or Tuscon ........
 
2013-01-18 05:09:45 PM  

if_i_really_have_to: texdent: That's Texas in August.

No, it's not.

There are only three record highs in Texas over 115 EVER, and they happened in 1980 and 1994 (116, 117, and 120). There are no other highs of 115 or over. Even during its "record heat-wave" in 2011 the hottest temperature anywhere in the entire state was 112 (Austin, with a previous high of 107). The normal average temperature for Texas during August is in high 80s to low 90s.

What is this perverse thing with Americans and talking up their hot weather? Especially when there is actual data available?

Or is not about talking up America, but talking DOWN the experiences of others? Making them lesser than American experiences? That says a bunch of bad staff about your national psyche. Maybe find something of substance to feel proud about, if there is anything.


You sound butthurt.
 
2013-01-18 05:11:38 PM  

Spanky_McFarksalot: It snowed where I live so Sydney is automatically fine and sarah palin is their president.


We had record cold recently in Southern California. I guess record temperatures matter except when they don't.

/Cue the cries of "B-b-but winter!!!"
//To which I retort "B-b-but summer (in Sydney)!"
///How come when there's record heat in the summer it must be global warming, but when there's record cold in the winter it's seasonal, pay no mind to it?
//I guess it's the mystery of our age
/Slashies
 
2013-01-18 05:12:13 PM  

Precision Boobery: Sydney is 33.8683° S, which just a bit S of where Phoenix would be if Earth were upside-down. It also has a similar elevation to SW Arizona.

Just sayin'


It's also on one of the world's largest natural harbours and has a mild subtropical climate. Interestingly enough, it's Melbourne and Adelaide that regularly experience summer heatwaves in excess of 40 degrees Celsius. When it happens in Sydney and Brisbane, people act like it's the end of the world.
 
2013-01-18 05:12:27 PM  

Sin_City_Superhero: 115? Big deal. It gets hotter than that here in Vegas. Not usually in January, but still...


January in Southern hemishere is like july in northern. SO ITS 115 in the hottest part of the year in the desert. Phoenix and Vegas are unimpressed
 
2013-01-18 05:14:28 PM  
Why would those people even stay under the sun? Of course it'll be hotter! They should just stay in shaded areas with maybe a cool water source or an air-conditioner.
 
2013-01-18 05:16:08 PM  

texdent: That's Texas in August.


What's the UV index like in Texas in August?

www.bom.gov.au
 
2013-01-18 05:18:38 PM  

B.L.Z. Bub: //How come when there's record heat in the summer it must be global warming, but when there's record cold in the winter it's seasonal, pay no mind to it?


Both are extremes. It sounds like the extremes are getting more extreme.
 
2013-01-18 05:18:46 PM  

illannoyin: Also, I think I played that game back in the 80's

[www.tomheroes.com image 705x951]


cache.ohinternet.com
 
2013-01-18 05:19:00 PM  
Don't know if you guys can jump into Bondi Beach, what with the recent shark scare and all, but at least you can run for the mountains, it has to be cooler in Katoomba's Blue Mountains, non? If not, there's always Antarctica...
 
2013-01-18 05:19:13 PM  

MayoBoy: What is the smell of one ball burning?


www.fuckfrance.com
 
2013-01-18 05:19:54 PM  

Spanky_McFarksalot: the nice thing about taking a meteorology course is it doesn't matter if you're ever right.


Except when actual weather is compared to predictions, meteorologists over time are pretty accurate. If they say 20% chance of rain and it rains, people complain that the weather guy got it wrong even though records show that one time out of five is how often it rains when they give a 20% chance. The data is easily available to anyone who actually cares about facts rather than the typical "haha, I so smartest than does dummies" attitude of those who use their gut feeling to guide them.
 
2013-01-18 05:25:09 PM  

miss diminutive: vernonFL: How does it get so hot there in the middle of winter?

Magnets.


How do those things farking work?
 
2013-01-18 05:25:34 PM  
FYI - Sydney has about the same southern latitude as Los Angeles is to the north and they are both coastal. Imagine 114 degrees in LA? So don't compare it to non-coastal desert regions like Vegas or Tucson. My sympathies to the sweaty Aussies.
 
2013-01-18 05:27:18 PM  
C'mon boys! The way you's lollygagging around here with them picks and 'em shovels, you'd think it was a hundred and twenty degrees. Can't be more 'n a hundred and fourteen!
 
2013-01-18 05:28:12 PM  

cman: vernonFL: How does it get so hot there in the middle of winter?

They are below the equator. When we have summer, they have winter. When we have fall, they have spring. It has to do with the way that the earth wobbles.



How's that Asperger's treatin' ya?
 
2013-01-18 05:29:53 PM  

darth_shatner: Picture of Sydney from last nights paper
www.recordsale.de


The operahouse is a message from the future:
misfit120.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-01-18 05:30:41 PM  
Bless the Maker and His water. Bless the coming and going of Him. May His passage cleanse the world. May He keep the world for His people.
 
2013-01-18 05:34:11 PM  

xaratherus: I live in Arizona. We get over 120F on a regular basis. Deal with it, Sydney. :P


You Lie!!!!!
 
2013-01-18 05:34:37 PM  

Hector Remarkable: The temperature's rising. It isn't surprising, She certainly can can-can.


Dude you rock! Made my day with this one (brought back good memories)
 
2013-01-18 05:39:18 PM  

RevMark: miss diminutive: vernonFL: How does it get so hot there in the middle of winter?

Magnets.

How do those things farking work?


Long story short: it's a miracle.
 
2013-01-18 05:40:14 PM  
darth_shatner
Picture of Sydney from last nights paper

They moved Barringer Crater to Australia?

:D
 
2013-01-18 05:40:58 PM  
I heard that when it gets above 50°C, the jets stop taking off from Sky Harbor. Their charts don't account for air temps that high.
 
2013-01-18 05:44:41 PM  

Sin_City_Superhero: 115? Big deal. It gets hotter than that here in Vegas. Not usually in January, but still...


Proof the Earf is getting warmer!!!!!
 
2013-01-18 05:47:24 PM  
JudgeMuttonChops:

I just want to point out that your username is awesome. Olden Days was great.
 
2013-01-18 05:51:37 PM  

Red_Fox: And yet America still burns farking COAL for power...we'll have got rid of all of ours by the end of this year...but too bad all those plants in michigan just blow their god damned pollution up here.

Link

/we're F'd.


Correlation does not imply causation.

Also, that's not even correlation. I'm not a "global warming doesn't exist" nut, in fact I'm sure it does, and I'm sure we have a part to play, but still bro, don't be a douche, eh? Install some big fans or something. I don't see what all the fuss is all aboot.
 
2013-01-18 05:53:55 PM  

The Beatings Will Continue Until Morale Improves: I heard that when it gets above 50°C, the jets stop taking off from Sky Harbor. Their charts don't account for air temps that high.


It has more to do with the air density i.e. the planes will need a higher speed (and more runway) before they can attain the lift needed to get airborne.

/or something like that
 
2013-01-18 05:55:12 PM  
Worth noting that the temperature in Minnesota today hit 493°. I found it rather pleasant for this time of year.

/what, you've never heard of the Rankine scale?
 
2013-01-18 05:55:48 PM  

EngineerAU: Except when actual weather is compared to predictions, meteorologists over time are pretty accurate. If they say 20% chance of rain and it rains, people complain that the weather guy got it wrong even though records show that one time out of five is how often it rains when they give a 20% chance. The data is easily available to anyone who actually cares about facts rather than the typical "haha, I so smartest than does dummies" attitude of those who use their gut feeling to guide them.


that post is so wrong you must be a tv weatherman.
 
2013-01-18 05:56:12 PM  
Fark, that's farking hot. We're so farkin farked.
I've been in 39deg Celsius. Can't imagine it could get worse.

I wonder what's the max we can withstand for 8 hours without sophisticated technology to cool us?
 
2013-01-18 06:11:12 PM  

The Third Man: Holy crap, that's 31.2c inside? Hope the boss declared a casual Friday.


International Date line, Biatch. It's Saturday there.
 
2013-01-18 06:13:51 PM  

if_i_really_have_to: texdent: That's Texas in August.

No, it's not.

There are only three record highs in Texas over 115 EVER, and they happened in 1980 and 1994 (116, 117, and 120). There are no other highs of 115 or over. Even during its "record heat-wave" in 2011 the hottest temperature anywhere in the entire state was 112 (Austin, with a previous high of 107). The normal average temperature for Texas during August is in high 80s to low 90s.

What is this perverse thing with Americans and talking up their hot weather? Especially when there is actual data available?

Or is not about talking up America, but talking DOWN the experiences of others? Making them lesser than American experiences? That says a bunch of bad staff about your national psyche. Maybe find something of substance to feel proud about, if there is anything.


Why don't you go sit in the quiet corner for a while untill you feel like you can discuss things like a reasonable adult.
 
2013-01-18 06:20:46 PM  

madgonad: FYI - Sydney has about the same southern latitude as Los Angeles is to the north and they are both coastal. Imagine 114 degrees in LA? So don't compare it to non-coastal desert regions like Vegas or Tucson. My sympathies to the sweaty Aussies.


The all-time high temperate for LA is 113 F.

Set in late September, technically in autumn. LA may be coastal, but it's still a desert.
 
2013-01-18 06:28:48 PM  

if_i_really_have_to: What is this perverse thing with Americans people and talking up their hot weather? Especially when there is actual data available?



There, I fixed it for you. People from pretty much anywhere will either talk up how hot it is where they live... or how cold it is. Or how humid it is, or how dry it is, or how rainy it is, or how snowy it is. Or how the weather changes so predictably you could set your watch to it... or so unpredictably that nobody can prepare. And in the rare case that the weather is just too moderate for that where a fellow lives, they talk up how extreme the weather is where they used to live.

Also the storms are worse everywhere than anywhere else. It's just human nature to be a dick about some of this stuff, don't take it so personally.


/I'm living in Virginia, which has much worse pollen than you do, wherever you live.
 
2013-01-18 06:32:12 PM  
You're all silly.

The McKenzie Brothers explained the conversion ages ago; "Double it, and add thirty"

so 45.6 C is only 121.2 F.

And a Metric Six Pack is 42 beers.
 
2013-01-18 06:47:59 PM  

cman: God damn I wish I had some of that nice summer heat up here in the north

Summer is my favorite season. I know many of you farkers are hooked on Spring, but Summer, thats where its at


Nope, Fall...

Spent too farking long in Arizona. Summers at 115-120 for weeks, and over 100 all summer long, you look forward to Fall because it can't get any hotter. Even now that I moved to Utah, we start hitting 105 and it brings back too many memories, Fall just means it's getting colder, but I can always bundle up for that. Spring does nothing but remind me that Summer is next.
 
2013-01-18 07:06:40 PM  
This is Seattle's weather, and it is upside down.
Temperature inversion, how does it work?


www.wrh.noaa.gov
 
2013-01-18 07:12:17 PM  

Hebalo: The Third Man: Holy crap, that's 31.2c inside? Hope the boss declared a casual Friday.

International Date line, Biatch. It's Saturday there.


www.paintballshop.com
:)
 
2013-01-18 07:52:49 PM  

Rich Cream: cman: vernonFL: How does it get so hot there in the middle of winter?

They are below the equator. When we have summer, they have winter. When we have fall, they have spring. It has to do with the way that the earth wobbles tilts.


/pedant2


There's also a wobble.

/Sort of like the Earth farting.
 
2013-01-18 08:11:44 PM  

thecpt: Counter_Intelligent: DammitIForgotMyLogin: You don't use "degrees" with Kelvin

You're right.  You use radians.

depends on the quadrant


Parsecs.
 
2013-01-18 08:32:16 PM  

Supes: nmemkha: Kelvin?

Yup. The math works out to almost 320ºK. Pretty farking hot.


But what is that in Rankine? :D

/actually, closeish to 575 degrees Rankine, which makes it sound even WORSE
//The Fahrenheit scale's answer to the Kelvin scale still isn't the most obscure temperature scale ever
 
2013-01-18 08:33:28 PM  

vernonFL: jbc: How do they sleep while their beds are burning?

The western desert lives and breathes at 45 degrees.


Well, they have the alps there. The alps are closer to the sun.
 
2013-01-18 08:47:38 PM  

Gough: Isn't that like 575 R?


Yup, and it's also about 15.18 degrees Newton scale, which is STILL not the most obscure temperature scale ever (at least it'll make you feel "cooler" even more than Celsius does to folks used to Fahrenheit).

We won't even get into the weird-ass Delisle scale where the boiling point of water is 0 degrees and the freezing point is 150 degrees (yes, that's right, the scale counts BACKWARDS). :D

Or Réaumur (boiling point of water 80 degrees, freezing point 0, still used in cheese manufacture in Europe and ALMOST became the standard scale until French revolutionaries got a major liking for the metric system) or Rømer scale (boiling point of water 60 degrees, freezing point 7.5 degrees, most notable as the spiritual ancestor of the Fahrenheit scale). :D
 
2013-01-18 08:59:04 PM  

The Beatings Will Continue Until Morale Improves: I heard that when it gets above 50°C, the jets stop taking off from Sky Harbor. Their charts don't account for air temps that high.


Interesting. I thought it was because the tarmac got too soft, but apparently it was chart based. Supposedly fixed now.
Sky Harbor heat closure
 
2013-01-18 08:59:10 PM  

Target Builder: texdent: That's Texas in August.

What's the UV index like in Texas in August?

[www.bom.gov.au image 553x637]


Um, WOW.

/15?!
//WOW
 
2013-01-18 09:05:57 PM  
Haven't you heard? We've got Universal Healthcare now! So we can save even more lives. So we can cut down more trees. So we can add more energy requirements on the environment. So we can make it even hotter! Ban guns?! shiat. What we need is a good global purging, or we're all farked. The planet will be fine. But we'll be going bye-bye. And probably taking everything bigger than a cockroach or rat with us.
 
2013-01-18 09:20:07 PM  
Welcome to Phoenix.
 
2013-01-18 09:44:07 PM  

blatz514: Hey, thanks for the auto-play asshat.



Auto play asshats are the best asshats
 
2013-01-18 09:48:56 PM  
hey kevin. your a douche
 
2013-01-18 09:49:42 PM  
With all those fires, I find this easy to believe.
 
2013-01-18 09:51:41 PM  

Rich Cream: cman: vernonFL: How does it get so hot there in the middle of winter?

They are below the equator. When we have summer, they have winter. When we have fall, they have spring. It has to do with the way that the earth wobbles tilts.


/pedant2


That explains alot...the whole world is crooked
 
2013-01-18 10:37:57 PM  
As the temperatures rise, more water evaporates. But as more water evaporates, our atmosphere gets thicker -- causing the temperatures to rise even more. And as the temperatures rise even more, even more water evaporates. And as even more water evaporates... You've got it: there's a chain reaction going on.
 
2013-01-18 11:04:24 PM  

Gyrfalcon: thecpt: Counter_Intelligent: DammitIForgotMyLogin: You don't use "degrees" with Kelvin

You're right.  You use radians.

depends on the quadrant

Parsecs.


You only use parsecs if you are in a dminished fifth. You would use the Furman since they are in an augmented fourth

/of course if they were in a half-diminished seventh, the would use the Savart
 
2013-01-18 11:58:38 PM  

derpy: Hector Remarkable: The temperature's rising. It isn't surprising, She certainly can can-can.

You don't see enough Irving Berlin on fark anymore.


He's not very popular with straight people under age 65.

ioneelev8.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-01-19 12:10:52 AM  

Sin_City_Superhero: 115? Big deal. It gets hotter than that here in Vegas. Not usually in January, but still...


Vegas is in the middle of the desert. Sydney is right on the coast.
 
2013-01-19 12:13:09 AM  

Red_Fox: And yet America still burns farking COAL for power...we'll have got rid of all of ours by the end of this year...but too bad all those plants in michigan just blow their god damned pollution up here.

Link

/we're F'd.


So does Australia. We deserve the heat.
 
2013-01-19 01:12:25 AM  

Jon iz teh kewl: hey kevin. your a douche


What the? I didn't even say anything yet.
 
2013-01-19 01:19:40 AM  
It's only 315 degrees because they're reading the thermometers upside-down...
 
2013-01-19 03:26:19 AM  

Sin_City_Superhero: 115? Big deal. It gets hotter than that here in Vegas. Not usually in January, but still...


xaratherus: Arizona


Meez: Palm Springs


o'goodie this thread again , ok you might have a few hot days in the US but now lets factor in the Average UV index for 2012

Sydney UV index and temp 114.44F and the UV 12
Las Vegas temp 114.44F and the UV 10.57
Arizona temp 102 and the UV 10.35
Palm Springs temp 123F and the UV 11.19

It's the UV that's the killer , that can turn a hot day into "let's make long pork"

I feel sorry for the poor bastards playing tennis now in sydney
 
2013-01-19 04:58:54 AM  

vernonFL: How does it get so hot there in the middle of winter?


Three dimensions and orbital mechanics.
 
2013-01-19 08:24:09 AM  
Australia. Arrakis. Dune.

Sandworms won't be far off! *flails*
 
2013-01-19 09:11:40 AM  

Red_Fox: And yet America still burns farking COAL for power...we'll have got rid of all of ours by the end of this year...but too bad all those plants in michigan just blow their god damned pollution up here.

Link

/we're F'd.


MIchigan is shutting down most of their coal plants. Natural gas is cheaper.
 
2013-01-19 10:21:27 AM  

BigNumber12: No big deal.

[i158.photobucket.com image 315x185]



I saved that one too. Coldest day I can remember, and I'm a native (49 years).
 
2013-01-19 02:53:57 PM  

i like sharp pointy things: Sin_City_Superhero: 115? Big deal. It gets hotter than that here in Vegas. Not usually in January, but still...

xaratherus: Arizona

Meez: Palm Springs

o'goodie this thread again , ok you might have a few hot days in the US but now lets factor in the Average UV index for 2012

Sydney UV index and temp 114.44F and the UV 12
Las Vegas temp 114.44F and the UV 10.57
Arizona temp 102 and the UV 10.35
Palm Springs temp 123F and the UV 11.19

It's the UV that's the killer , that can turn a hot day into "let's make long pork"

I feel sorry for the poor bastards playing tennis now in sydney


UV index in the summer in Arizona averages in the extreme category. Don't know where your are getting this 102 ( nighttime temp??) and 10.57 from.
NOAA 2011 Arizona UV index.
Are you cherry picking the AVERAGE for the year and comparing it to one single day ?
 
2013-01-19 04:47:25 PM  

DammitIForgotMyLogin: You don't use "degrees" with Kelvin


Came here to say this.
 
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