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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
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2013-05-08 02:51:45 PM  
I am born and raised in Phoenix, and have lived for periods of time in LA, Austin, Minneapolis, Roanoke, Couer d'Alene and Sacramento.  Newsflash, weather sucks everywhere, and is nice everywhere.  You adapt.  If you can't, move.  I have liked everywhere I have lived, but only feel at home in Arizona.  The nice thing about summer in Arizona is the nights.  100 degrees at Midnight is a great time to swim.
2013-05-08 02:51:58 PM  

Don Piano: 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.

Well...yeah...SJ is sunny, what like 90% of the time?

Seattle like 10%
2013-05-08 02:57:20 PM  

WTF Indeed: Artisan Heat Stroke to be all the rage this summer.

Fair trade organic regular stroke to follow.
2013-05-08 03:06:32 PM  

geoduck42: Twenty years old, but still relevant: Seattle Summer.

Damn. I forget how much I miss Almost Live. Then someone posts a clip and I spend a few days digging through old VHS tapes to find episodes from 20 years ago.

Also, did we really dress that poorly in the nineties? I could swear it wasn't that bad. I mean we  had just stoppedwearing onions on our belts, as they were passé at the time.
2013-05-08 03:07:00 PM  
Almost 30°C here earlier in the week.

/metric ftw
//too hot for Seattle
///probably reads like a phone number in old money
2013-05-08 03:07:12 PM  

Wellon Dowd: Its a dry heat, like putting your head in an oven.

Almost exactly what I came to say, the only difference being an apostrophe in the contraction.

/grew up in Phoenix
//now have Scorpions "Arizona" ringing in my ears, it's a gas.
2013-05-08 03:30:07 PM  
Waiting for the sun to break out like it did yesterday. (I work outside year round, and I need a break from the cloudshine.)

Most of the time when that fireball in the sky makes an appearance in Seattle, us locals figure the gods are angry with us and begin to look for something to sacrifice.
2013-05-08 03:33:03 PM  

Killer Cars: 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.

Always nice to go out of town and see actual not fat women in dresses and skirts, makeup, etc.
2013-05-08 03:36:04 PM  

Swoop1809: 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

Except for those few weeks in the middle of July when it is 90 degrees and 80% humidity..Especially in the SE part where it is more like a jungle because of all the trees.
2013-05-08 03:39:35 PM  

PizzaJedi81: Don't forget the monsoons!

Monsoon season in Phoenix is 1.5 inches per month.

I've seen 1.5 inches in an hour. That's a monsoon by Indian standards.
2013-05-08 03:48:20 PM  
Is this where I point out that Seattle now covers the entire surface of the earth, and that the one record-breaking day in question is today, and every other day for the duration of eternity?
2013-05-08 03:52:59 PM  
What's with this sunny heat wave bullshiat? I thought Chuck Norris promised us 1,000 years of darkness if Obama was re-elected. Also, most houses and apartments don't have AC in western Washington, so it tends to drive people mad when it gets really hot out here.
2013-05-08 03:53:08 PM  
went float tube fishing in lake union. Yesterday was glorious!
2013-05-08 03:56:16 PM  
I hear a good bowl of pho works wonders if it's hot outside.
2013-05-08 03:57:55 PM  

Bruxellensis: Al Gore

2013-05-08 04:07:29 PM  
No sweating sun bathing chick pics?

2013-05-08 04:24:30 PM  
It was weirdly hot. I quite enjoyed it. Today is grey and cool, which is also nice. Honestly, we have a pretty nice climate here. Especially if you are a runner.
2013-05-08 04:26:12 PM  

geoduck42: Twenty years old, but still relevant: Seattle Summer.

I miss Almost Live.  Sad that they had to take it national and ruin it.
2013-05-08 04:39:09 PM  

Dinjiin: geoduck42: Twenty years old, but still relevant: Seattle Summer.

I miss Almost Live.  Sad that they had to take it national and ruin it.

The 206. Most of the same writers and actors as Almost Live.

Also, how I spent my weekend:
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/so white
//so much sunburn
2013-05-08 04:44:15 PM  
It only reached 82 or so up in Bellingham, but we've had a good week and a half straight of beautiful days, so I'll take it.
2013-05-08 04:46:23 PM  
87? woopdedoo

I remember there was this headline "Today England is as hot as the Sahara" because it was in the 60s and so was the Sahara at the time. I guess "Sahara is as cool as England" didn't have as much oomph.
2013-05-08 05:01:25 PM  
A bonfire is a dry heat!
2013-05-08 05:41:21 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!
You're thinking of Ketchikan...
2013-05-08 05:59:56 PM  

TheShavingofOccam123: 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.

Do you go through a lot of electronics equipment fast? I can't imagine the heat stress combined with low humidity (static electricity) can be good...
2013-05-08 07:50:14 PM  
For what it's worth, it's still in the mid-70's(night) and mid-80's(day) here in Southeast Florida---unheard of for this time of year.

/grew up down here so I know
2013-05-08 09:13:20 PM  
I wasn't paying attention to the temperature till I started walking home from work, and gotdamn it got warm real quick.

/Northgate to Shoreline, wearing a backpack
2013-05-08 09:27:26 PM  

Smeggy Smurf: 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.

Forkers... I hate'em
2013-05-08 09:38:24 PM  

PizzaJedi81: 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!

I got you both beat. I grew up in Indiana moved up to Canada. Now I freeze my ass off in the winter.
2013-05-08 09:45:23 PM  

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

It was so hot in Seattle that people were standing downwind from Chris Christie for the sake of the shade.
2013-05-08 09:56:55 PM  
I've read 50 posts in this thread, which is more than enough to know I never want to visit Seattle
2013-05-08 10:14:05 PM  

Dinjiin: What sucks about the Pacific Northwest is that most homes west of the Cascades don't have air conditioning or heat pumps.

Which is why I bought a house with glorious central air, and a sprinkler system. Of course, living in Hillsboro takes a bit of the shine off it.
2013-05-08 11:52:55 PM  
great title subby:P  I can't wait to use that myself:P
2013-05-09 04:41:45 AM  
FTFA: Seattle and Phoenix both reached 87 degrees -- smashing the daily record of 79 for Seattle; a few degrees cooler than the normal 91 for Phoenix.

The weather here in Phoenix has been nice this week. The homeless folks and panhandlers are lovin' life right now.
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