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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 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.
 
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