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(BBC)   Temperature in Sydney hit over 315 degrees today   (bbc.co.uk ) divider line 51
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2013-01-18 12:37:56 PM  
8 votes:

Supes: nmemkha: Kelvin?

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


You don't use "degrees" with Kelvin

/pedant
jbc [TotalFark]
2013-01-18 12:27:28 PM  
6 votes:
How do they sleep while their beds are burning?
2013-01-18 04:36:14 PM  
3 votes:

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 03:51:18 PM  
3 votes:
I'll take 114 and no humidity over 96 and 70% humidity.
2013-01-18 12:24:05 PM  
3 votes:

nmemkha: Kelvin?


Yup. The math works out to almost 320ºK. Pretty farking hot.
2013-01-18 12:13:13 PM  
3 votes:

MaudlinMutantMollusk: But it's a dry heat


So's fire.
2013-01-18 04:59:15 PM  
2 votes:
I'm teaching a meteorology class to college students this semester, so I'm getting a kick out of these replies
2013-01-18 04:42:10 PM  
2 votes:
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 04:09:30 PM  
2 votes:
Don't they serve a rare steak at 120 degrees?
2013-01-18 03:31:13 PM  
2 votes:
That's Texas in August.
2013-01-18 12:30:59 PM  
2 votes:

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


They dance while the earth is turning, that's how.
2013-01-19 10:21:27 AM  
1 vote:

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 09:11:40 AM  
1 vote:

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 01:19:40 AM  
1 vote:
It's only 315 degrees because they're reading the thermometers upside-down...
2013-01-18 09:49:42 PM  
1 vote:
With all those fires, I find this easy to believe.
2013-01-18 05:55:12 PM  
1 vote:
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 05:40:58 PM  
1 vote:
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 05:30:41 PM  
1 vote:
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 05:25:34 PM  
1 vote:
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 05:19:54 PM  
1 vote:

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 05:19:00 PM  
1 vote:
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 05:18:38 PM  
1 vote:

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 05:12:13 PM  
1 vote:

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 05:05:17 PM  
1 vote:

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


Picture of Sydney from last nights paper
www.recordsale.de
2013-01-18 05:01:50 PM  
1 vote:

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 04:47:52 PM  
1 vote:

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


That would be an awesome name for a laxative.
2013-01-18 04:43:00 PM  
1 vote:
Of course, you could be in Farkbanks:

www.fbi.gov

Decisions, decisions...
2013-01-18 04:39:46 PM  
1 vote:

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 04:33:59 PM  
1 vote:
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 04:28:21 PM  
1 vote:
I hate it when it gets hotter than 65F. Live in Ga. hating it a lot. But 114F is insane.
2013-01-18 04:15:06 PM  
1 vote:
Not to mention it is only 25 degrees Farenheit in Vienna and snowing. That is one heckuva temperature swing.
2013-01-18 04:12:49 PM  
1 vote:

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 04:09:09 PM  
1 vote:
meh. Move to Phoenix, aussie sissies
2013-01-18 04:08:31 PM  
1 vote:

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 04:07:14 PM  
1 vote:
For reference: the normal high today in Sydney is 77 F. So 114 F is a BFD.
2013-01-18 04:03:48 PM  
1 vote:
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 03:58:04 PM  
1 vote:

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 03:55:55 PM  
1 vote:
Isn't that like 575 R?
2013-01-18 03:51:57 PM  
1 vote:

texdent: That's Texas in August.


Jeans weather
2013-01-18 03:51:48 PM  
1 vote:
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 03:50:35 PM  
1 vote:

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 03:45:02 PM  
1 vote:
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 03:04:57 PM  
1 vote:
I'd take 46 over 114 or 315 any day.
It's MUCH cooler.
2013-01-18 02:59:00 PM  
1 vote:
Someone go kick Kelvin in the balls for posting this.
2013-01-18 01:16:01 PM  
1 vote:

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 01:14:17 PM  
1 vote:
115? Big deal. It gets hotter than that here in Vegas. Not usually in January, but still...
2013-01-18 01:11:31 PM  
1 vote:

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 01:02:50 PM  
1 vote:
How does it get so hot there in the middle of winter?
2013-01-18 12:12:11 PM  
1 vote:
But it's a dry heat
2013-01-18 12:08:36 PM  
1 vote:
The Australian city of Sydney is experiencing its hottest day on record, with temperatures reaching nearly 46C.

i49.tinypic.com
2013-01-18 12:06:01 PM  
1 vote:
Kelvin?
 
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