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(SeattlePI)   For one record-breaking day, Seattle was as hot as Phoenix. Of course, in Phoenix it's a dry heat, and here it's just hot ironically   (seattlepi.com) divider line 83
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2013-05-08 01:50:59 PM
First person to make some lame joke about rain in Seattle sniffs Chris Christie's gas.
 
2013-05-08 01:52:16 PM
Wow, how interesting.
 
2013-05-08 01:55:08 PM
It was hot!

I actually went in to 7-11 and got a Slurpee and didn't have to wear a coat well I drank it....
 
2013-05-08 01:56:21 PM

Calmamity: First person to make some lame joke about rain in Seattle sniffs Chris Christie's gas.


The only lame thing about Seattle's rain is how little there is compared to places like Sitka or Forks.
 
2013-05-08 01:56:24 PM
Meanwhile I still have snow on my lawn.
 
2013-05-08 01:56:42 PM

Calmamity: First person to make some lame joke about rain in Seattle sniffs Chris Christie's gas.


images.mirror.co.uk
 
2013-05-08 01:56:44 PM
Its a dry heat, like putting your head in an oven.
 
2013-05-08 01:56:54 PM
It gets 90+ here with 90+ humidity every summer. Al Gore invented global warming, so you have him to thank


/Carolinas
 
2013-05-08 01:56:55 PM
Unfortunately, it's as hot as River Phoenix, but I guess that's the way it goes.
 
2013-05-08 01:58:08 PM
87 is the all time record? Here, 87 is a cool summer day.
 
2013-05-08 01:59:22 PM
It was awful.

Today is nice.  Cloudy, 60 degrees.

rain>sun
 
2013-05-08 01:59:31 PM
Just wanted to say that people that like things ironically isn't actually irony.  Internal awareness of the creation of the juxtaposition nullifies the irony.
 
2013-05-08 02:00:24 PM
It was weird, we treat sunny days like freaking Christmas morning in Seattle. Strangers smiling and greeting each other, the whole bit. Also the women dress like actual women instead of asexual day-hikers. The first day it gets nice, you're like "where the hell have you all been?"
 
2013-05-08 02:00:47 PM
Having grown up in Phoenix and am currently living in Indiana, I can attest to one simple fact: 120 and low humidity is just as miserable as 95 and 80% humidity. Hot and miserable is hot and miserable, no matter where you are.
 
2013-05-08 02:01:25 PM
Artisan Heat Stroke to be all the rage this summer.
 
2013-05-08 02:04:54 PM

tuxq: It gets 90+ here with 90+ humidity every summer. Al Gore invented global warming, so you have him to thank


/Carolinas


I do pity people who get high heat and high humidity. Phoenix is hell on earth but humidity stays incredibly low. We get bent out of shape at double digit humidity.

However, no hurricanes, no serious tornadoes, no serious earthquakes, no serious floods, and no freezing to death if you go out drunk without your coat.

/although there was a time I almost died of heat exposure at a local park in the space of 90 minutes or so...whew
 
2013-05-08 02:06:19 PM
And hotter than it is here in north Mexico San Antonio.

But my pool is open, and that's pretty awesome.
 
2013-05-08 02:06:28 PM

dustygrimp: Just wanted to say that people that like things ironically isn't actually irony. Internal awareness of the creation of the juxtaposition nullifies the irony.


Is this like the story of God and the Babel Fish?
 
2013-05-08 02:08:50 PM

Magnanimous_J: It was weird, we treat sunny days like freaking Christmas morning in Seattle. Strangers smiling and greeting each other, the whole bit. Also the women dress like actual women instead of asexual day-hikers. The first day it gets nice, you're like "where the hell have you all been?"


Pretty much. Was on Alki beach this past Sunday and saw total strangers literally sharing food and such with each other.

Even assuming the good weather holds up, I'm sure by the beginning of June, while the boobs and stuff will be still be out, the populace will largely slink back to it's passive-aggressive, emotionally distant self.
 
2013-05-08 02:11:28 PM
I bought an air conditioner 5 years ago.   Don't use it often, but it was very nice on Monday to return to a normal below 70 degrees.  we usually have at least one day in triple digits in seattle every summer, and a few days in the low 60's
 
2013-05-08 02:11:53 PM
I visited Portland back in the summer of 1994. Got into town in the morning around 8 AM and the thermometer already read at least 90. The temps topped off at 106. It was farking hot! So much so, the cops didn't stop people from cooling off in the fountains in front of office buildings downtown.

/which of you fellow onion-belters remember that summer?
//not just those who lived in walla walla but those old enough to remember the style at the time
 
2013-05-08 02:11:55 PM
And today it's grayer than a corpse's nipple. Fark you, Seattle. I'm moving back to California.

Just as soon as the coffee and antidepressants kick in.
 
2013-05-08 02:12:58 PM
Even assuming the good weather holds up, I'm sure by the beginning of June, while the boobs and stuff will be still be out, the populace will largely slink back to it's passive-aggressive, emotionally distant self.

I lived here for a decade without an invitation to dinner before I realized that it had a name: the Seattle freeze
 
2013-05-08 02:16:05 PM

Bonobo62: And today it's grayer than a corpse's nipple. Fark you, Seattle. I'm moving back to California.

Just as soon as the coffee and antidepressants kick in.


you were expecting something else??
 
2013-05-08 02:17:22 PM

you have pee hands: dustygrimp: Just wanted to say that people that like things ironically isn't actually irony. Internal awareness of the creation of the juxtaposition nullifies the irony.

Is this like the story of God and the Babel Fish?


Yes. And no.
 
2013-05-08 02:17:24 PM
Ohio might be gray all winter, but at least late spring to early summer has plenty of sunshine. I'm not sure I couldhave handle sSeattle weather all year round
 
2013-05-08 02:18:52 PM

Omnivorous: I lived here for a decade without an invitation to dinner before I realized that it had a name: the Seattle freeze


While I think it's a bit overblown, there is some truth to it, and you definitely have to work a little harder to create your own social circle here.

Coming from the Boston area, I could show up to a bar by myself over there and take up an empty table, and by the end of the night the other three chairs will be filled and I'll have three new friends, and I'm not that charming, attractive, nor sophisticated.
 
2013-05-08 02:18:58 PM

nucular bum: I visited Portland back in the summer of 1994. Got into town in the morning around 8 AM and the thermometer already read at least 90. The temps topped off at 106. It was farking hot! So much so, the cops didn't stop people from cooling off in the fountains in front of office buildings downtown.

/which of you fellow onion-belters remember that summer?
//not just those who lived in walla walla but those old enough to remember the style at the time


If it's the summer I'm thinking of, I was in Walla Walla and it got up to 117 degrees...hot enough to cook a bag of potatoes I had in a cupboard under the sink.

/no a/c that summer
//slept under a wet towel
 
2013-05-08 02:20:02 PM
I'm coming up to Seattle for the Fremont Solstice Parade/HONK!! Fest West. I'd like it very much if the 87-degree weather would return by then. It would make nudity that much easier.

/i'll at least have my man bits covered by some skimpy skivvies
//my snare drum hangs over my junk anyway
///my ass will say "encroach"
////kinkay, no?
 
2013-05-08 02:20:12 PM

Bruxellensis: Meanwhile I still have snow on my lawn.


I hear that. Snowing today, in fact. Third day in a row. But being May, it's a warm snow, because, you know, Al Gore ...
 
2013-05-08 02:21:48 PM

El Brujo: Bonobo62: And today it's grayer than a corpse's nipple. Fark you, Seattle. I'm moving back to California.

Just as soon as the coffee and antidepressants kick in.

you were expecting something else??


Sometimes when we get two days of sunlight in a row, I forget where I live and start expecting a third.
 
2013-05-08 02:22:03 PM

PizzaJedi81: Having grown up in Phoenix and am currently living in Indiana, I can attest to one simple fact: 120 and low humidity is just as miserable as 95 and 80% humidity. Hot and miserable is hot and miserable, no matter where you are.


Hm, you seem to be my polar opposite.

Grew up in Indiana, moved to Phoenix.

I would say the summers are worse here in PHX. Yeah, in Indiana it can be 95 with nearly 100% humidity, but that rarely lasts more than a few days, a week at most. Then it'll rain like hell and be nice after. And rarely do the temps stay in the upper 90's for more than a few weeks of the year.

In PHX, it'll be 100+ for nearly 4 straight months. Fark that. I can't wait to get the hell out of here.
 
2013-05-08 02:24:38 PM

logieal: PizzaJedi81: Having grown up in Phoenix and am currently living in Indiana, I can attest to one simple fact: 120 and low humidity is just as miserable as 95 and 80% humidity. Hot and miserable is hot and miserable, no matter where you are.

Hm, you seem to be my polar opposite.

Grew up in Indiana, moved to Phoenix.

I would say the summers are worse here in PHX. Yeah, in Indiana it can be 95 with nearly 100% humidity, but that rarely lasts more than a few days, a week at most. Then it'll rain like hell and be nice after. And rarely do the temps stay in the upper 90's for more than a few weeks of the year.

In PHX, it'll be 100+ for nearly 4 straight months. Fark that. I can't wait to get the hell out of here.


Don't forget the monsoons!
 
2013-05-08 02:24:46 PM
Almost through my first year in Seattle,  I had to scrape my windshield once this winter...
fantastic!
 
2013-05-08 02:25:11 PM
It would be a nice day for a basketball game, if Seattle had a team.
 
2013-05-08 02:26:46 PM
I was pretty hot on Monday here in Queen Anne. I almost had to get a Frappuccino.

/we're a bunch of whiners
 
2013-05-08 02:26:55 PM

PizzaJedi81: Don't forget the monsoons!


You mean the overly scattered showers? Yeah, seen a few good ones of those. But nothing beats a good line of thunderstorms that literally stretch the entire state that you can see coming on radar from 100 miles out.
 
2013-05-08 02:27:12 PM

Clemkadidlefark: Bruxellensis: Meanwhile I still have snow on my lawn.

I hear that. Snowing today, in fact. Third day in a row. But being May, it's a warm snow, because, you know, Al Gore ...


We're supposed to be getting some more snow of the Al Gore variety this Saturday...
 
2013-05-08 02:27:29 PM
It was awwwwwsoooooome.
 
2013-05-08 02:33:22 PM
I'm in MN...it's 75 here today and will probably be snowing by the weekend.
 
2013-05-08 02:34:19 PM
I visited Seattle once and saw a club advertising "Live Nude Girls!" down near the waterfront.

/I was with a live, clothed one on the way to the fish market

//We both made ironic remarks
 
2013-05-08 02:34:53 PM

nucular bum: I'm coming up to Seattle for the Fremont Solstice Parade/HONK!! Fest West. I'd like it very much if the 87-degree weather would return by then. It would make nudity that much easier.

/i'll at least have my man bits covered by some skimpy skivvies
//my snare drum hangs over my junk anyway
///my ass will say "encroach"
////kinkay, no?


If you're interested, my buddy throws a party every year after the actual parade in Fremont. It's just a little farther down 36th in the direction of Ballard but still close to "everything else" if you wanted to stay in the area and bar hop too. The specifics change a bit every year (and I don't much about this years' in particular), but I guarantee you tits and live music.

It's outside in a vacant lot next to a coffee shop by a Brown Bear car wash (unless he changes the location this year, which I doubt). Honestly can't miss it.
 
2013-05-08 02:42:41 PM
What sucks about the Pacific Northwest is that most homes west of the Cascades don't have air conditioning or heat pumps.  They also tend to have low ceilings.  So when it does get hot, it is farking miserable.

The only saving grace is that most heat waves are accompanied by low humidity.  They usually happen when winds push hot dry air from east of the Cascades to the western side (PacNW version of the Santa Ana winds).  It can sometimes be hotter on the western side because as air travels over the Cascades, it compresses, which warms it.  That's why it is hottest in foothills communities like Enumclaw and Issaquah.
 
2013-05-08 02:43:08 PM

Paleorific: Almost through my first year in Seattle,  I had to scrape my windshield once this winter...
fantastic!



Don't let that fool you. In January 2012, we had an ice storm so bad many parts of Seattle were without power. One friend was powerless for 6 days. It does get cold and frozen here, just not all winter long like other places.
 
2013-05-08 02:43:52 PM
I thought it rained douches in Seattle.
Ironic, Hipster, umbrella carrying douches.
With handlebar mustaches.
And wearing skinny jeans.
Sipping Latte's.
And listening to Indie music.
 
2013-05-08 02:46:29 PM

Bonobo62: El Brujo: Bonobo62: And today it's grayer than a corpse's nipple. Fark you, Seattle. I'm moving back to California.

Just as soon as the coffee and antidepressants kick in.

you were expecting something else??

Sometimes when we get two days of sunlight in a row, I forget where I live and start expecting a third.


Same here. Been here for about a year and so miss the San Jose area.
 
2013-05-08 02:47:25 PM

vudukungfu: I thought it rained douches in Seattle.
Ironic, Hipster, umbrella carrying douches.
With handlebar mustaches.
And wearing skinny jeans.
Sipping Latte's.
And listening to Indie music.


Pfft- umbrellas are for tourists!
 
2013-05-08 02:50:10 PM

peacheslatour: vudukungfu: I thought it rained douches in Seattle.
Ironic, Hipster, umbrella carrying douches.
With handlebar mustaches.
And wearing skinny jeans.
Sipping Latte's.
And listening to Indie music.

Pfft- umbrellas are for tourists!


I only carry an ironic umbrella - it's an umbrella with holes in it so that the rain pours right through.
 
2013-05-08 02:50:25 PM
Twenty years old, but still relevant: Seattle Summer.
 
2013-05-08 02:51:15 PM

logieal: In PHX, it'll be 100+ for nearly 4 straight months. Fark that. I can't wait to get the hell out of here.


For much of the summer, you can enjoy decent temps outdoors as long as you're up early.  It doesn't start getting brutal until after 9 or 10AM.

I do hate the nights where the temps never drop below 90.  Those are the days that I question why I moved here.  But then I remember that it beats dealing with ice and/or subzero temps.
 
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