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(AZCentral)   It's over a hundred in Phoenix today, so the local news station does the only reasonable thing and anchors the show from a desk made of ice   (azcentral.com ) divider line
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2014-07-23 07:27:10 PM  
My hot water tap was putting out cooler water than the cold tap today. Logically I get it, since 'cold' comes from the city line outdoors, and 'hot' is flushing the indoor pipes.

It's still one of those weird things about Phoenix.
 
2014-07-23 08:04:13 PM  
img.izifunny.com
 
2014-07-23 08:04:27 PM  
but it's a dry ice
 
2014-07-23 08:06:23 PM  
Did it make the female host nipply?

Did it make any male host's junk shrivel up and seek shelter?

If not, then it was a wasted effort!
 
2014-07-23 08:07:21 PM  

And now for something completely different...


i.imgur.com

 
2014-07-23 08:10:50 PM  
The Cool tag died from heatstroke.
 
2014-07-23 08:11:42 PM  

Empty H: [img.izifunny.com image 640x1095]


On days like today, it's the damn truth.

/8 months out of the year - very pleasant weather
//the other 4 months - hell on earth
 
2014-07-23 08:14:39 PM  
Over 100F in Phoenix in July. You don't say.
 
2014-07-23 08:15:56 PM  

desertgeek: Empty H: [img.izifunny.com image 640x1095]

On days like today, it's the damn truth.

/8 months out of the year - very pleasant weather
//the other 4 months - hell on earth


You can say that about every state but Hawaii...
 
2014-07-23 08:15:57 PM  
Empty H:

Hah! I never saw this before but I'm totally saving it.

Staying indoors in the summer is no different from someone in Syracuse staying indoors in the winter - just no shoveling.

Still, I have no clue how folks lived here until the invention of air conditioning.
 
2014-07-23 08:16:49 PM  

Empty H: [img.izifunny.com image 640x1095]


getting a kick about the "standing on the sun" line.

I went to Walmart about 3 AM this morning.  It was really weirder than normal.  Not only were there 3 teenage girls shopping that I kept ogling, but I walked down one aisle and there were 3 employees stocking shelves and they were in a deep discussion about landing a man on the sun.

I could tell they were just trying to make their jobs less boring but there was this really intelligent shelf stocker who insisted that we would never put a man on the sun.  And you know what?  I think he's right.  The guy was a goddammed genius.
 
2014-07-23 08:22:15 PM  

zulius: desertgeek: Empty H: [img.izifunny.com image 640x1095]

On days like today, it's the damn truth.

/8 months out of the year - very pleasant weather
//the other 4 months - hell on earth

You can say that about every state but Hawaii...


SF Bay Area California - a "scorcher" will be 82 degrees.
 
2014-07-23 08:22:38 PM  
www.city-data.com
 
2014-07-23 08:28:46 PM  
I'd have given this the STUPID tag, but to each his own.
 
2014-07-23 08:30:39 PM  
media-cache-ec0.pinimg.com
 
2014-07-23 08:31:01 PM  

Gig103: My hot water tap was putting out cooler water than the cold tap today. Logically I get it, since 'cold' comes from the city line outdoors, and 'hot' is flushing the indoor pipes.

It's still one of those weird things about Phoenix.


One of the awesome things about living in some parts (including mine) of Colorado is that our cold water is always very cold, even on hot days like we have had this week (mid to upper 90s).
 
2014-07-23 08:33:53 PM  
Boring , what realy would be awsome is if in the winter,someplace that was at -25 had a news desk made of fire.
 
2014-07-23 08:34:02 PM  
The one thing that makes me tolerate extremely over-priced housing where I live is the very stable climate, and I hate the heat. If it hits 90 I'm a whiny biatch.
 
2014-07-23 08:34:31 PM  
With temperatures like that, why would anyone live there? How is it in any way fulfilling?
 
2014-07-23 08:34:41 PM  
Plus all the scorpions and illegal aliens you can handle!
 
2014-07-23 08:39:23 PM  

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: With temperatures like that, why would anyone live there? How is it in any way fulfilling?


You know I say the exact same thing regarding the North in the winter.
 
2014-07-23 08:41:21 PM  
I do miss 120+ heat
 
2014-07-23 08:41:50 PM  

Danger Avoid Death: [media-cache-ec0.pinimg.com image 500x377]


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Reportedly, "it's a dry heat" are usually a baby's first words in Arizona.
 
2014-07-23 08:43:19 PM  
Danger Avoid Death:

As a bloodhound owner, I assure you they melt at any temperature above 50 degrees.
 
2014-07-23 08:44:19 PM  
For some good TV they should fry an egg on the sidewalk.
 
2014-07-23 08:46:28 PM  
I thought that city specialized in bursting into flame and arising from its own ashes.
 
2014-07-23 08:46:56 PM  

zulius: desertgeek:

/8 months out of the year - very pleasant weather
//the other 4 months - hell on earth

You can say that about every state but Hawaii...



You can say that, but in reality you spend more time hiding from the sun in Arizona than you will ever spend in any other state (outside of Alaska) hiding from the cold.  The Arizona sun is relentless.  It can't be bargained with. It can't be reasoned with. It doesn't feel pity, or remorse, or fear. And it absolutely will not stop, ever, until you are dead.
 
2014-07-23 08:48:27 PM  
At last! A use for local TV news!
 
2014-07-23 08:51:06 PM  
They're just contributing to the heat death of the universe

/entropy
 
2014-07-23 08:51:17 PM  
Not so CSB:

Mrs. Phamwaa took me to Laughlin, and thought it would be a great idea to camp on the Arizona side of the Colorado. It was 118 the first day, and that night it cooled off to 98. I slept fitfully in a puddle of my own sweat.

I hit a jackpot the next day, so I got a hotel room. With A/C.

Fark that hot weather. I don't know how I spent eight years in the Mojave without melting down.
 
2014-07-23 08:53:30 PM  
"And tonight's top story:"

i291.photobucket.com

/more at 11
 
2014-07-23 08:55:26 PM  

Sgygus: zulius: desertgeek:

/8 months out of the year - very pleasant weather
//the other 4 months - hell on earth

You can say that about every state but Hawaii...


You can say that, but in reality you spend more time hiding from the sun in Arizona than you will ever spend in any other state (outside of Alaska) hiding from the cold.  The Arizona sun is relentless.  It can't be bargained with. It can't be reasoned with. It doesn't feel pity, or remorse, or fear. And it absolutely will not stop, ever, until you are dead.


I have to echo the 4 (maybe 5) months bit. Mid-May through Mid-October ranges from uncomfortable to brutal, but the rest of the year makes up for it. 70-80 degree weather in July is within three hours though.

Next winter, people should remember how terrible they think Phoenix is, and don't come visit. :-)
 
2014-07-23 09:01:13 PM  

Gig103: Empty H:

Hah! I never saw this before but I'm totally saving it.

Staying indoors in the summer is no different from someone in Syracuse staying indoors in the winter - just no shoveling.

Still, I have no clue how folks lived here until the invention of air conditioning.


It takes about 3 weeks and your body adjusts. Your temper is shortened tho.

Stay out of the sun, rest in the heat of the day and hydrate.
 
2014-07-23 09:04:41 PM  
HA HA! IT WAS 101 IN BILLINGS, MT, TODAY!/Your weather (unless you live in the Gobi) is NOWHERE near as extreme, for a temp range annually.
 
2014-07-23 09:06:16 PM  

Prey4reign: Danger Avoid Death: [media-cache-ec0.pinimg.com image 500x377]

[img.fark.net image 500x377]

Reportedly, "it's a dry heat" are usually a baby's first words in Arizona.


Even though it's sort of a  sarcastic punchline... When it's 114 (like it was today) or higher - you'll be on our knees thanking God it's a farking dry heat.  It's the difference between walking to your car and ending up uncomfortable and a little sweaty, and ending up near death, drenched in sweat, unable to breathe.
 
2014-07-23 09:09:29 PM  

Thanks for the Meme-ries: "And tonight's top story:"

[i291.photobucket.com image 200x150]

/more at 11


Speaking of nipply.
 
2014-07-23 09:09:57 PM  

Gig103: My hot water tap was putting out cooler water than the cold tap today. Logically I get it, since 'cold' comes from the city line outdoors, and 'hot' is flushing the indoor pipes.

It's still one of those weird things about Phoenix.


You guys also don't run the water waaay below the surface to prevent it from freezing in the winter.
 
2014-07-23 09:12:24 PM  

Danger Avoid Death: [media-cache-ec0.pinimg.com image 500x377]


Ever tried 105 degrees and so humid that gasoline doesn't evaporate anymore?
 
2014-07-23 09:15:20 PM  
I grew up in AZ, moved to CO 4 years ago. If I can ever get the snowbird thing figured out I'm set.

/played a Legion baseball game at 4:30pm the day it was 124F and the airlines stopped flying at Sky Harbor because their charts only went to 120F. It was hot.
 
2014-07-23 09:18:29 PM  

mdskd: Mid-May through Mid-October ranges from uncomfortable to brutal, but the rest of the year makes up for it.


I used to be like you guys but then I took an arrow to the knee I took a couple of August weeks off in Colorado.  The third time I did this, I did not return.
 
2014-07-23 09:20:37 PM  
That's just disrespectful in an area that experiences constant drought conditions. That water could have been used on a lawn or golf course.
 
2014-07-23 09:21:44 PM  

mdskd: I have to echo the 4 (maybe 5) months bit. Mid-May through Mid-October ranges from uncomfortable to brutal, but the rest of the year makes up for it. 70-80 degree weather in July is within three hours though.

Next winter, people should remember how terrible they think Phoenix is, and don't come visit. :-)


Standard response to the heat:

Phoenix summers:  thermostat set to 80°, outside temp climbs to 115°, difference of 35°
Minnesota winter:  thermostat set to 70°, outside temp drops to -15°, difference of 85°

I can still do work in the yard when it is 110° outside.  Just take it slow, stay hydrated, wear a long sleeve t-shirt with a hat and be mindful of what you touch if its in the sun.  But winter in Minnesota?  Can't do anything when there is a foot of snow and you can't feel your fingers.  Once you have five or six layers of clothes, you waddle more than you walk.  And fark shoveling snow dressed like that.
 
2014-07-23 09:23:01 PM  
100 in Phoenix?  Sounds like they set a new record low for July.
 
2014-07-23 09:24:57 PM  

Gig103: My hot water tap was putting out cooler water than the cold tap today. Logically I get it, since 'cold' comes from the city line outdoors, and 'hot' is flushing the indoor pipes.

It's still one of those weird things about Phoenix.


That was one of the things I hated the most. Never having even a cool shower.

We had one of those "anti-scald" showers where it tries to regulate the temperature of the water if it's above 120 or something and the cold water was so hot that it started freaking out trying to make it cooler and started making this god awful squealing noise because it didn't know what to do. It would have been funny had I not needed to take a shower to go to work.

6 years there was 6 too many. Glad to have finally gotten out this year.
 
2014-07-23 09:26:31 PM  
114-ish at my sisters house there today. A whopping 64 at mine on the coast.
 
2014-07-23 09:28:39 PM  

morg: That water could have been used on a lawn or golf course.


Golf courses and parks in Phoenix are required to use reclaimed water.  If it didn't end up on lawns in Phoenix, that treated water would be discharged into the Gila River, which joins with the Colorado River, which gets pumped to homes in SoCal.  Phoenix is just making sure that its neighbors out west don't drink shiat.
 
2014-07-23 09:34:08 PM  

Sgygus: mdskd: Mid-May through Mid-October ranges from uncomfortable to brutal, but the rest of the year makes up for it.

I used to be like you guys but then I took an arrow to the knee I took a couple of August weeks off in Colorado.  The third time I did this, I did not return.


I am from Colorado, so I definitely understand.
 
2014-07-23 09:42:23 PM  

ph0rk: zulius: desertgeek: Empty H: [img.izifunny.com image 640x1095]

On days like today, it's the damn truth.

/8 months out of the year - very pleasant weather
//the other 4 months - hell on earth

You can say that about every state but Hawaii...

SF Bay Area California - a "scorcher" will be 82 degrees.


Coastal Southern California too. We're "hot" in the mid 80s today. There are only two or so weeks a year when it's really too hot to do anything outside, and generally it's only rest-of-the-country-style humid for another couple weeks. It never snows in the winter, but those inclined can visit the snow in two hours. I really don't know how (or why) the rest of the country puts up with long, humid summers or long, frigid winters (or both), but I'm glad they're somehow convinced that California isn't a nice place to live...
 
2014-07-23 09:43:46 PM  
I'll take Phoenix summer day over a Singapore hot and sticky day any time. The humidity is just nasty. My family's 10+ generations of northern European genetics does NOT help me cope with that...
 
2014-07-23 09:46:23 PM  

Gig103: My hot water tap was putting out cooler water than the cold tap today. Logically I get it, since 'cold' comes from the city line outdoors, and 'hot' is flushing the indoor pipes.

It's still one of those weird things about Phoenix.


Phoenix is one of the few places on the planet where you have to start the car to cool the engine down. I was blessed when I lived in Arcadia because our water pipes were ancient and WAY below ground. It was one of those rare situations when you could actually get cold water from the pipes in summer. I'm considering moving back to Phoenix. If I do, I'll only live in Arcadia.
 
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