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2020-07-11 2:02:55 AM  
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2020-07-11 5:32:43 AM  
126 degrees? how long until my bare arms are considered 'rare'?
 
2020-07-11 5:37:56 AM  
At least somewhere is.  Beaverlick, KY and Intercourse, PA both failed me.
 
2020-07-11 5:41:18 AM  
That's hot
 
2020-07-11 5:49:24 AM  
Time to go scouting around the desert for that nagual along with its tonal, baby.
 
2020-07-11 6:25:00 AM  
That's the second time tonight that graphic has been used in an article. It looks like the devil's hand flipping the bird. Thankfully I live just outside the middle finger.
 
2020-07-11 6:31:15 AM  
Hell, it was 127 last year when I took my son to the Grand Canyon last year. The AC in my car was on full blast and we were still sweating.
 
2020-07-11 7:42:12 AM  

JNowe: Hell, it was 127 last year when I took my son to the Grand Canyon last year. The AC in my car was on full blast and we were still sweating.


On the drive back, side it help that you were alone in the car?

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2020-07-11 7:50:51 AM  
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2020-07-11 7:59:57 AM  
But it's a dry heat.
 
2020-07-11 8:24:30 AM  
Last time I was in Death Valley, one of the tires on our car delaminated.  Had to change it myself, as this was pre-cellphone. But it was only 110F ... in the shade. Except there was no shade.
 
2020-07-11 8:34:44 AM  
I saw the headline and thought "really? It's news that it's hot in Death Valley? What's it, like 120? Click, gulp.
 
2020-07-11 8:38:27 AM  
I'm confident I am not going to die there.

Just like I"m confident I'll never die at a monster truck rally.

Or at a yard sale.
 
2020-07-11 9:00:27 AM  

SpeedyBB: Time to go scouting around the desert for that nagual along with its tonal, baby.


He's dead.
 
2020-07-11 9:03:37 AM  
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2020-07-11 9:18:30 AM  
Rare as in only happens every summer. Phoenix will be around 117. Is that rare?

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2020-07-11 9:21:56 AM  
Just talked to someone in Tucson, they said that they got up at 4am to go walking while it was "only" 86, and supposed to be 115 today.
 
2020-07-11 9:26:12 AM  

KarmicDisaster: Just talked to someone in Tucson, they said that they got up at 4am to go walking while it was "only" 86, and supposed to be 115 today.


My folks live outside of Phoenix, and my dad talks about finishing his bike ride before 8:00 so it's "barely 90" when he's getting home.
 
2020-07-11 9:26:34 AM  
114 Degrees!
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2020-07-11 9:43:12 AM  

Tom Marvolo Bombadil: At least somewhere is.  Beaverlick, KY and Intercourse, PA both failed me.


Go to Blue Ball, PA.
 
2020-07-11 9:54:21 AM  
Just skip across the border to Mexico. It looks fine there.
 
2020-07-11 10:14:33 AM  
I've been in Death Valley when it approached 120.
We went to the pool at the resort early in the morning, and there was steam rising from it.
Very cool place to visit, though.
 
2020-07-11 10:19:19 AM  
A picture I took the last time I was in Death Valley

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2020-07-11 10:29:12 AM  

edmo: Rare as in only happens every summer. Phoenix will be around 117. Is that rare?

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I was going to say, I was in death valley and it was 125, I didn't think it was that unusual. The interesting part is I got to see water sublimate. It was so hot on the blacktop that a piece of ice in a glass bottle went directly from solid to gas, never filling the bottom with liquid water, pretty wild.
 
2020-07-11 10:39:40 AM  
It's only going to get up to about 90⁰ today.  But it's a swamp-ass Florida heat.
 
2020-07-11 11:12:26 AM  

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Dry heat. LOL. Try to run the Badwater Ultramarathon (135 miles of pain), which happens in the death valley around this time at this temperature.
 
2020-07-11 11:14:00 AM  
So wear a hat.
 
2020-07-11 11:20:29 AM  
Meh. Still nicer than the engine room of an aircraft carrier in the Persian Gulf in August (Was over 140, and humid as fark)
 
2020-07-11 11:36:53 AM  

dbrunker: A picture I took the last time I was in Death Valley

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They have pee color charts in the bathrooms to tell you your hydration level.  Very cool and bizarre place.
 
2020-07-11 12:51:45 PM  

KitchenBacon: Very cool and bizarre place.


Interesting choice of words.

Though it is pretty cool in the winter. After all, it's located at the base of the tallest mountain in the contiguous 48.
 
2020-07-11 1:03:53 PM  

KarmicDisaster: Just talked to someone in Tucson, they said that they got up at 4am to go walking while it was "only" 86, and supposed to be 115 today.


I'm in Tucson and yeah, that checks out. A couple weeks ago I took my IR thermometer out and found that the sidewalk was about 160 degrees.
 
2020-07-11 1:25:58 PM  
Four years ago on a trip to the Grand Canyon my car indicated 121 degrees just east of Needles. It was 117 in Needles where I stopped for lunch.
 
2020-07-11 1:43:02 PM  

Pats_Cloth_Coat: JNowe: Hell, it was 127 last year when I took my son to the Grand Canyon last year. The AC in my car was on full blast and we were still sweating.

On the drive back, side it help that you were alone in the car?

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Lol. I meant it was his choice of destinations so I took him there.  Great trip though.
 
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2020-07-11 1:49:52 PM  

JNowe: Hell, it was 127 last year when I took my son to the Grand Canyon last year. The AC in my car was on full blast and we were still sweating.


Really high temperatures can only occur at low elevations. The top of the Grand Canyon, where the roads are, is incapable of getting anywhere near that hot. The record high for the South Rim is 101.

The record high for all of Arizona is 122.

Did you read this off a car external temperature sensor? Those tend not to give valid readings in extreme climates. Alternatively, if it was monsoon season, it only felt like it was that farking hot.
 
2020-07-11 1:55:42 PM  

jvl: JNowe: Hell, it was 127 last year when I took my son to the Grand Canyon last year. The AC in my car was on full blast and we were still sweating.

Really high temperatures can only occur at low elevations. The top of the Grand Canyon, where the roads are, is incapable of getting anywhere near that hot. The record high for the South Rim is 101.

The record high for all of Arizona is 122.

Did you read this off a car external temperature sensor? Those tend not to give valid readings in extreme climates. Alternatively, if it was monsoon season, it only felt like it was that farking hot.


It was the car sensor but I thought it matched up with weather.com. Can't confirm at this point.
 
2020-07-11 1:59:40 PM  
if global warming were true, how come it's never gotten near the record set on 1913?

checkmate, hoax liberalos!!
 
2020-07-11 2:04:49 PM  

The Smails Kid: 114°


Dock that Ch**k a days pay for nappin' on the job!
 
2020-07-11 2:09:20 PM  
Palm Springs is as hot as DV in summer, and people choose to live there.
 
2020-07-11 3:11:16 PM  
We went to death valley about 10 years ago and camped. And it rained for the first time in 2 years.
 
2020-07-11 3:24:33 PM  

beans morocco: Palm Springs is as hot as DV in summer, and people choose to live there.


Palm Springs has pools.
 
2020-07-11 3:29:07 PM  

edmo: Rare as in only happens every summer. Phoenix will be around 117. Is that rare?

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On June 26, 1990 they hit 122 degrees in the shade.

THAT's hot.
 
2020-07-11 3:47:00 PM  

KitchenBacon: dbrunker: A picture I took the last time I was in Death Valley

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They have pee color charts in the bathrooms to tell you your hydration level.  Very cool and bizarre place.


Darn!  I wish I'd have known ahead of time.
 
2020-07-11 3:47:31 PM  
On the plus side, no need to hire an exterminator-just park that RV for the week and your bedbugs and roaches will be gone in no time.
 
2020-07-11 3:58:20 PM  
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First one to design a desert survival helmet is going to be a billionaire in about thirty years.
 
2020-07-11 4:11:55 PM  

KitchenBacon: dbrunker: A picture I took the last time I was in Death Valley

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They have pee color charts in the bathrooms to tell you your hydration level.  Very cool and bizarre place.


That assumes the dumbfarks are hydrating enough *to* pee.

My rule of thumb for that kind of environment is that if you aren't able to piss at least once an hour, you are severely dehydrated... even if its bright orange...(although that suggests you are still way under...)
 
2020-07-11 4:14:46 PM  

E_Henry_Thripshaws_Disease: if global warming were true, how come it's never gotten near the record set on 1913?

checkmate, hoax liberalos!!


Because outliers get tossed when doing a statisical comparison?

Its like basing your weght on a single measurement.  If you do, you are an idiot.  The average, taken over a week, same time, same circumstances, gives you a much better idea.
 
2020-07-11 4:15:04 PM  

crinz83: 126 degrees? how long until my bare arms are considered 'rare'?


About 2 to 3 minutes on each side.
 
2020-07-11 6:00:36 PM  

djslowdive: Meh. Still nicer than the engine room of an aircraft carrier in the Persian Gulf in August (Was over 140, and humid as fark)


Ranger, Midway, America or TR?


I've been in hotter environments than 122-attics and rooftops. There's something about a low light condition that makes some attics feel hotter. Heavy air.
 
2020-07-11 7:17:19 PM  

Badafuco: It's only going to get up to about 90⁰ today.  But it's a swamp-ass Florida heat.


yep

until you experience it, you'll never understand it.
 
2020-07-11 7:19:07 PM  

beans morocco: Palm Springs is as hot as DV in summer, and people choose to live there.


people with money and poor who can't leave.
 
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