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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 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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