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2021-07-24 10:24:07 AM  
We just call it "every summer, like clockwork."
 
2021-07-24 11:05:14 AM  
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2021-07-24 11:06:56 AM  
We had one of those here (SW BC) a few weeks ago. Temperatures hit 42 C (not sure what the equivalent caveman units are). As a frame of reference, 32 C is considered "unbearably hot" here.

You don't want a "heat dome". It's very, very bad.
 
2021-07-24 11:07:35 AM  
Just Earth's way of dealing with pest.
 
2021-07-24 11:08:22 AM  

WhippingBoi: We had one of those here (SW BC) a few weeks ago. Temperatures hit 42 C (not sure what the equivalent caveman units are). As a frame of reference, 32 C is considered "unbearably hot" here.

You don't want a "heat dome". It's very, very bad.


In "Landed men on the farking moon" units, it's 107.  You're welcome.
 
2021-07-24 11:09:25 AM  
Shameless stolen from another climate change thread.
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2021-07-24 11:09:55 AM  
It's an annual enormous ridge of high pressure that settles over the lower Great Plains of the US in the late Summer months, but that's not important right now.
 
2021-07-24 11:10:01 AM  
A heat dome is a localized high pressure temperature inversion that can last for days, and thanks to global warming, weeks. Guess who reads too much on the Weather websites?
 
2021-07-24 11:10:56 AM  

DarwiOdrade: Shameless stolen from another climate change thread.
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Illustration of the old maxim that Americans will eventually do the right thing, having exhausted all options.
 
2021-07-24 11:11:55 AM  
Being part WASP and all Canadian, I would seriously consider a vacation in Iceland, Scotland or Wales. I might go as far as Finland.
 
2021-07-24 11:11:57 AM  
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Two centers of pressure enter, once center of pressure leaves...
 
2021-07-24 11:13:10 AM  
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2021-07-24 11:13:18 AM  

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Almost as cool as the Coyoté eating the Roadrunner or Sylvester finally making a canapé out of that really annoying little yellow bastid.
 
2021-07-24 11:16:37 AM  
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2021-07-24 11:17:12 AM  
I sure as Fark know heat domes. I don't have a car. I walk or wait for public transit for long journeys. Holy farking hell the blacktop is horrible in Sacramento. So much asphalt. So. Much. Every road, parking lot and half the buildings are covered in heat-absorbing asphalt.

I know why too. The energy companies wanted more money so they paid the housing industry major bucks. Let's put petroleum  on everything and bask in our money.

/ I farking despise rich white people.
 
2021-07-24 11:17:14 AM  
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2021-07-24 11:17:47 AM  
Supposedly gonna be in the 90's here all week. Kinda miserable but I'll take it over that stupid polar vortex any day though.
 
2021-07-24 11:19:46 AM  
I only have one thing to post for this...


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Hot hot hot!
 
2021-07-24 11:20:09 AM  

abhorrent1: Supposedly gonna be in the 90's here all week. Kinda miserable but I'll take it over that stupid polar vortex any day though.


That's the point, genius.  The polar vortex is ALSO GOING TO HAPPEN! We have utterly screwed the jetstream, so our seasons are just going to be like this from now on!
 
2021-07-24 11:20:28 AM  

TheSwizz: WhippingBoi: We had one of those here (SW BC) a few weeks ago. Temperatures hit 42 C (not sure what the equivalent caveman units are). As a frame of reference, 32 C is considered "unbearably hot" here.

You don't want a "heat dome". It's very, very bad.

In "Landed men on the farking moon" units, it's 107.  You're welcome.


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2021-07-24 11:20:42 AM  
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2021-07-24 11:29:13 AM  

NEDM: abhorrent1: Supposedly gonna be in the 90's here all week. Kinda miserable but I'll take it over that stupid polar vortex any day though.

That's the point, genius.  The polar vortex is ALSO GOING TO HAPPEN! We have utterly screwed the jetstream, so our seasons are just going to be like this from now on!


Relax, genius. I'm not arguing about climate change. I know the extremes are basically here to stay.
I'm simply saying that given the choice, I'll prefer the extreme heat over extreme cold.
 
2021-07-24 11:29:39 AM  
This is from June 16th:

"No easy way to say this, so we'll just cut straight to the chase: it's going to be *very* hot for a long time," tweeted the National Weather Service in Salt Lake City

in the lead-up to this historic heat wave.This heat wave and the exceptional drought in the Southwest are part of a damaging feedback loop enhanced by climate change, experts say. The hotter it gets, the drier it gets; the drier it gets, the hotter it gets.


It has been 95 + here every day since and there doesn't seem to be any relief on the horizon.

I don't want to hear that, "well, that's just summer" bullshiat. I have lived hear for 16 years and we have never had a 2 month long "heat dome" situation.
 
2021-07-24 11:30:10 AM  
I prefer to call it a Heat Snuggie™.
 
2021-07-24 11:30:24 AM  
On the "plus" side...women tend to wear less clothing when it's hot.  I don't see a lot of cut-off shorts and bikini tops in January.
 
2021-07-24 11:30:29 AM  
It's my fault really. I moved north for cooler temps and forgot that I'm actually in hell and this a hell loop and everything everywhere I go will forever be on fire.
 
2021-07-24 11:31:08 AM  
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2021-07-24 11:35:52 AM  

CrazyCurt: I sure as Fark know heat domes. I don't have a car. I walk or wait for public transit for long journeys. Holy farking hell the blacktop is horrible in Sacramento. So much asphalt. So. Much. Every road, parking lot and half the buildings are covered in heat-absorbing asphalt.

I know why too. The energy companies wanted more money so they paid the housing industry major bucks. Let's put petroleum  on everything and bask in our money.

/ I farking despise rich white people.


I believe that's called a 'heat island' where urban construction traps heat due to materials, colors, and wind-blocking buildings.

A heat dome is an atmospheric phenomenon where air pressure differentials hold a pocket of hot air in place.

Similar effects, but different causes.
 
2021-07-24 11:39:32 AM  

TheSwizz: WhippingBoi: We had one of those here (SW BC) a few weeks ago. Temperatures hit 42 C (not sure what the equivalent caveman units are). As a frame of reference, 32 C is considered "unbearably hot" here.

You don't want a "heat dome". It's very, very bad.

In "Landed men on the farking moon" units, it's 107.  You're welcome.


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2021-07-24 11:40:42 AM  
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2021-07-24 11:40:53 AM  

TheSwizz: WhippingBoi: We had one of those here (SW BC) a few weeks ago. Temperatures hit 42 C (not sure what the equivalent caveman units are). As a frame of reference, 32 C is considered "unbearably hot" here.

You don't want a "heat dome". It's very, very bad.

In "Landed men on the farking moon" units, it's 107.  You're welcome.


Fun fact: The LEM computed everything in metric and then converted it into Imperial units so the astronauts could read it.  America's spacecraft were fluent in metric and needed to spoon-feed Imperial drivel for the gallant rocketmen.
 
2021-07-24 11:41:13 AM  
America is Mystery Babylon.

Revelation 17:10 told us when all this stuff would begin.

10There are also seven kings. Five have fallen, (Carter, Bush, Clinton, Obama, Trump) one is (Pence after Trump lost the election because he handed power over to Biden), and the other has not yet come. And when he (Biden) comes, he must continue a short time.

Don't you guys think that it's very peculiar that "Sleepy Joe" from the debates is nowhere to be found? Biden looks like the reincarnation of Kennedy. He looks like the hero saving America. So sharp and energetic. He got covid under control (not really), got everyone back to work and is now going to fix the infrastructure.

Imagine how pissed off people are going to be when a Trumper shoots him deflating the dream of a revived America?

Civil War. Then ten countries gang up and finish America. It's all in Revelation 17 & 18.

Revelation 17:4 And I heard another voice from heaven saying, "Come out of her, my people, lest you share in her sins, and lest you receive of her plagues. 5For her sins have reached to heaven, and God has remembered her iniquities. 6Render to her just as she rendered to you, and repay her double according to her works; in the cup which she has mixed, mix double for her. 7In the measure that she glorified herself and lived [e]luxuriously, in the same measure give her torment and sorrow; for she says in her heart, 'I sit as queen, and am no widow, and will not see sorrow.' 8Therefore her plagues will come in one day-death and mourning and famine. And she will be utterly burned with fire, for strong is the Lord God who judges her.
 
2021-07-24 11:43:36 AM  

NEDM: abhorrent1: Supposedly gonna be in the 90's here all week. Kinda miserable but I'll take it over that stupid polar vortex any day though.

That's the point, genius.  The polar vortex is ALSO GOING TO HAPPEN! We have utterly screwed the jetstream, so our seasons are just going to be like this from now on!


The jet stream pretty much doesn't even exist anymore as a reliable factor in whether generation in the northern hemisphere. We broke it and the damage is still developing.

In many ways it's already too late and we broke it.
 
2021-07-24 11:45:19 AM  
Yes indeed punish it
 
2021-07-24 11:45:26 AM  

rummonkey: NEDM: abhorrent1: Supposedly gonna be in the 90's here all week. Kinda miserable but I'll take it over that stupid polar vortex any day though.

That's the point, genius.  The polar vortex is ALSO GOING TO HAPPEN! We have utterly screwed the jetstream, so our seasons are just going to be like this from now on!

The jet stream pretty much doesn't even exist anymore as a reliable factor in whether generation in the northern hemisphere. We broke it and the damage is still developing.

In many ways it's already too late and we broke it.


Something ate the rest of my post. This is what people were afraid of from the beginning, not so much global warming or sea levels Rising but increased instability in our weather culminating in our weather simply bouncing back and forth from one extreme to another increasingly erratic fashions.
 
2021-07-24 11:45:56 AM  

abhorrent1: Relax, genius. I'm not arguing about climate change. I know the extremes are basically here to stay.
I'm simply saying that given the choice, I'll prefer the extreme heat over extreme cold.


You don't *have* a choice anymore.  You're going to get both no matter farking what.


rummonkey: The jet stream pretty much doesn't even exist anymore as a reliable factor in whether generation in the northern hemisphere. We broke it and the damage is still developing.

In many ways it's already too late and we broke it.


The only choice left is when we want to punch out.
 
2021-07-24 11:46:30 AM  

mr-b: America is Mystery Babylon.

Revelation 17:10 told us when all this stuff would begin.

10There are also seven kings. Five have fallen, (Carter, Bush, Clinton, Obama, Trump) one is (Pence after Trump lost the election because he handed power over to Biden), and the other has not yet come. And when he (Biden) comes, he must continue a short time.

Don't you guys think that it's very peculiar that "Sleepy Joe" from the debates is nowhere to be found? Biden looks like the reincarnation of Kennedy. He looks like the hero saving America. So sharp and energetic. He got covid under control (not really), got everyone back to work and is now going to fix the infrastructure.

Imagine how pissed off people are going to be when a Trumper shoots him deflating the dream of a revived America?

Civil War. Then ten countries gang up and finish America. It's all in Revelation 17 & 18.

Revelation 17:4 And I heard another voice from heaven saying, "Come out of her, my people, lest you share in her sins, and lest you receive of her plagues. 5For her sins have reached to heaven, and God has remembered her iniquities. 6Render to her just as she rendered to you, and repay her double according to her works; in the cup which she has mixed, mix double for her. 7In the measure that she glorified herself and lived [e]luxuriously, in the same measure give her torment and sorrow; for she says in her heart, 'I sit as queen, and am no widow, and will not see sorrow.' 8Therefore her plagues will come in one day-death and mourning and famine. And she will be utterly burned with fire, for strong is the Lord God who judges her.


Please share your liquor
 
2021-07-24 11:47:04 AM  

mr-b: America is Mystery Babylon.

Revelation 17:10 told us when all this stuff would begin.

10There are also seven kings. Five have fallen, (Carter, Bush, Clinton, Obama, Trump) one is (Pence after Trump lost the election because he handed power over to Biden), and the other has not yet come. And when he (Biden) comes, he must continue a short time.

Don't you guys think that it's very peculiar that "Sleepy Joe" from the debates is nowhere to be found? Biden looks like the reincarnation of Kennedy. He looks like the hero saving America. So sharp and energetic. He got covid under control (not really), got everyone back to work and is now going to fix the infrastructure.

Imagine how pissed off people are going to be when a Trumper shoots him deflating the dream of a revived America?

Civil War. Then ten countries gang up and finish America. It's all in Revelation 17 & 18.

Revelation 17:4 And I heard another voice from heaven saying, "Come out of her, my people, lest you share in her sins, and lest you receive of her plagues. 5For her sins have reached to heaven, and God has remembered her iniquities. 6Render to her just as she rendered to you, and repay her double according to her works; in the cup which she has mixed, mix double for her. 7In the measure that she glorified herself and lived [e]luxuriously, in the same measure give her torment and sorrow; for she says in her heart, 'I sit as queen, and am no widow, and will not see sorrow.' 8Therefore her plagues will come in one day-death and mourning and famine. And she will be utterly burned with fire, for strong is the Lord God who judges her.


god damn you need a shrink
 
2021-07-24 11:48:12 AM  
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2021-07-24 11:50:03 AM  

NEDM: abhorrent1: Relax, genius. I'm not arguing about climate change. I know the extremes are basically here to stay.
I'm simply saying that given the choice, I'll prefer the extreme heat over extreme cold.

You don't *have* a choice anymore.  You're going to get both no matter farking what.


rummonkey: The jet stream pretty much doesn't even exist anymore as a reliable factor in whether generation in the northern hemisphere. We broke it and the damage is still developing.

In many ways it's already too late and we broke it.

The only choice left is when we want to punch out.


I am still holding out for Michael Caine's cabin in the woods from the movie Children of Men. Self-sufficient, away from the world, blazing away until the world ends.
 
2021-07-24 11:50:32 AM  
Heat Dome sure sounds like the name of my Helloween cover band.
 
2021-07-24 11:52:21 AM  
Sucks that it doesn't cool down enough to sit outside until 11pm. But at least then you can't see the smog haze in the dark.
 
2021-07-24 11:53:35 AM  

Cafe Threads: We just call it "every summer, like clockwork."


My little city has had more 100+ days so far this summer than the last 5 years combined.  So not every summer.
 
2021-07-24 11:54:16 AM  
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Looks fun to me!
 
2021-07-24 11:55:55 AM  

NEDM: abhorrent1: Relax, genius. I'm not arguing about climate change. I know the extremes are basically here to stay.
I'm simply saying that given the choice, I'll prefer the extreme heat over extreme cold.

You don't *have* a choice anymore.  You're going to get both no matter farking what.



Does being a pedantic ass make you feel smart or something?
JFC. I like summer more than winter. Why are you trying to turn it into an argument?
 
2021-07-24 11:59:01 AM  
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It seems the heat dome doesn't have a passport.
 
2021-07-24 12:01:15 PM  

mr-b: America is Mystery Babylon.

Revelation 17:10 told us when all this stuff would begin.

10There are also seven kings. Five have fallen, (Carter, Bush, Clinton, Obama, Trump) one is (Pence after Trump lost the election because he handed power over to Biden), and the other has not yet come. And when he (Biden) comes, he must continue a short time.

Don't you guys think that it's very peculiar that "Sleepy Joe" from the debates is nowhere to be found? Biden looks like the reincarnation of Kennedy. He looks like the hero saving America. So sharp and energetic. He got covid under control (not really), got everyone back to work and is now going to fix the infrastructure.

Imagine how pissed off people are going to be when a Trumper shoots him deflating the dream of a revived America?

Civil War. Then ten countries gang up and finish America. It's all in Revelation 17 & 18.

Revelation 17:4 And I heard another voice from heaven saying, "Come out of her, my people, lest you share in her sins, and lest you receive of her plagues. 5For her sins have reached to heaven, and God has remembered her iniquities. 6Render to her just as she rendered to you, and repay her double according to her works; in the cup which she has mixed, mix double for her. 7In the measure that she glorified herself and lived [e]luxuriously, in the same measure give her torment and sorrow; for she says in her heart, 'I sit as queen, and am no widow, and will not see sorrow.' 8Therefore her plagues will come in one day-death and mourning and famine. And she will be utterly burned with fire, for strong is the Lord God who judges her.


Deuteronomy 18:20-22

So I assume when yet another Biblical prediction fails to come true you're going to kill yourself? I mean death is the penalty for making false predictions under God's name. And you don't want to go against his words, right?
 
2021-07-24 12:01:20 PM  
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2021-07-24 12:01:43 PM  

Sin_City_Superhero: On the "plus" side...women tend to wear less clothing when it's hot.  I don't see a lot of cut-off shorts and bikini tops in January.


I would post the counterpoint to this, but it's too early in the day to visit people of Walmart.com.
 
2021-07-24 12:01:58 PM  
I live in a hot climate, 85-90f most of the year, and it's making me into a hermit because doing anything outside means being sticky, sweaty, and having the energy zapped out of you. In winter i wake up wanting to go to parks to read and have a cup of coffee, i go for hikes and explore the city.

Summer? one trip to get food and the rest of the day I'm inside the house, which sucks. I wonder how many are the same way and how it affects society to have people not wanting to go outside
 
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