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Title: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: bayonetbrant on April 02, 2018, 06:51:12 PM
Now that we've hit the high 70s for 3 straight days, it's time for this thread :)
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: Gusington on April 02, 2018, 06:51:45 PM
38 degrees with snow on the ground here :(
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: OJsDad on April 02, 2018, 11:39:23 PM
Snowing in Minneapolis. High below freezing this week.  And 70s dont constitute very hot weather.
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: OJsDad on April 03, 2018, 04:40:12 AM
Winter storm warning here in Minneapolis today.
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Post by: RommelFox on April 03, 2018, 10:32:02 AM

We hit the eighties starting tomorrow with a windstorm coming up on the weekend. 

Puts a damper on pipe smoking and my allergies!
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: JasonPratt on April 03, 2018, 10:32:19 AM
OPTIMISSMMMM!!  O:-)


That said, here in West TN the old-timers say, "Don't put anything in the It's Hot Out There Thread, before April 20th." ...or in the ground. It might have been the ground, originally. I'm disconnected from my family's farming roots.
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: mirth on April 03, 2018, 10:35:41 AM
https://twitter.com/RyanMaue/status/981208374414016513
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: Sir Slash on April 03, 2018, 05:32:50 PM
That red in Florida is all the wildfires burning the poop out of everything.
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: airboy on April 03, 2018, 07:01:21 PM
We are hitting the low 80s at AU and the coeds summer clothes are coming out.
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: mirth on April 03, 2018, 07:02:53 PM
So snag yourself a coed!  O0
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: Sir Slash on April 04, 2018, 08:30:33 AM
Let me know when they're coming off.  :-X
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: airboy on April 04, 2018, 09:25:22 AM
So snag yourself a coed!  O0

Cannot afford the financial, emotional and spiritual pain.

My wife has a key to the gun cabinet.  I have to sleep sometime.  And she can hit a prone target with a shotgun at a range of one foot.
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: Gusington on April 04, 2018, 05:14:03 PM
 :o
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: JasonPratt on April 04, 2018, 05:30:41 PM
See, that's proper gun ownership responsibility.  O0
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: mirth on April 05, 2018, 08:27:44 AM
https://twitter.com/philklotzbach/status/981894980716314624
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: Sir Slash on April 05, 2018, 12:49:30 PM
Same prediction they put out every year. Just once I'd like to see a, "We don't know what the hell's gonna happen" prediction. And a hurricane named, "Clyde".  :clap:
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: Gusington on April 05, 2018, 12:54:48 PM
Thatís my dogís name!
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: Sir Slash on April 05, 2018, 08:34:40 PM
OK. Scratch that then. How about a hurricane named, "Blowy Mc Blow-Face"?
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: Gusington on April 06, 2018, 07:06:49 AM
Thatís definitely not better.
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: JasonPratt on April 06, 2018, 09:47:20 AM
And so the thread devolved into awful names for hurricanes...  :hide:
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: Sir Slash on April 06, 2018, 09:52:34 AM
Time for 'The Pratt Attack'.  ;)
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: mirth on April 07, 2018, 11:44:27 PM
https://twitter.com/RyanMaue/status/982834594461470720
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: mirth on April 09, 2018, 11:45:11 AM
https://twitter.com/RyanMaue/status/983397906475634689
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: Sir Slash on April 09, 2018, 12:31:39 PM
Ninety Two here right now in the shade. Tomorrow it's supposed to be even hotter-- so hot there won't even be shade. Though, there will be 'shady people' around.  :coolsmiley:
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: Gusington on April 09, 2018, 04:43:11 PM
^Like...you.
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: Sir Slash on April 09, 2018, 05:42:24 PM
I been shady since 1980, Bro.  ^-^
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: Gusington on April 10, 2018, 06:56:19 AM
HAHA

Are you the real Slim Shady?
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: Sir Slash on April 10, 2018, 08:17:54 AM
Slash Shady.
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: bayonetbrant on April 10, 2018, 08:56:53 AM
Are you the real Slim Shady?

I don't think many of us are "Slim" anything...
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: JasonPratt on April 10, 2018, 09:46:52 AM
Slim pickings?
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: mirth on April 10, 2018, 10:00:23 AM
https://twitter.com/RyanMaue/status/983735960973266944
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: Sir Slash on April 10, 2018, 10:12:38 AM
We need the rain... BADLY!  :notworthy:
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: RommelFox on April 10, 2018, 02:19:47 PM
We need the rain... BADLY!  :notworthy:

Same here.  It's been next to nothing for months.
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: Sir Slash on April 10, 2018, 05:24:40 PM
Turned out pretty well. We got close to full inch so far and we may not be done yet.  O0  Damned good excuse to sit and play TW games all day.  :bd:
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: mirth on April 11, 2018, 01:37:54 PM
https://twitter.com/growingwisdom/status/984151878392008704
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: mirth on April 17, 2018, 10:56:48 AM
https://twitter.com/RyanMaue/status/986286579701428224
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: Sir Slash on April 17, 2018, 01:04:12 PM
Perfect weather here right now. The cold front on Sunday has dried-out the humidity, 81 degrees with a slight breeze, lots of sun. Too nice to work.  \m/
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: mirth on April 18, 2018, 12:09:54 PM
https://twitter.com/RyanMaue/status/986667685760110593
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: Pete Dero on April 19, 2018, 03:22:01 AM
(http://www.meteo.be/meteo/view/nl/65656-Weer.html?image=15daysmaxtemp&ext=.png)

Current weather = high summer
Next week = late winter  :pullhair:
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: Gusington on April 19, 2018, 08:01:24 AM
2018 - The Year With No Summer
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: Sir Slash on April 19, 2018, 08:24:17 AM
Every month this continues, another million people move to Florida. I may have to rent-out my Pup Tent.
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: Gusington on April 19, 2018, 08:44:14 AM
Iím not leaving.
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: mirth on April 19, 2018, 09:46:19 AM
https://twitter.com/RyanMaue/status/986993424481046529
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: Pete Dero on April 19, 2018, 09:58:13 AM
Yes : currently it is around 28į C (82į F) - normal should be 15į C (59į F)

A day record doesn't mean that much but we are supposed to have 5 or 6 days like this (before we lose 15į C next week and get below normal ...)
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: mirth on April 26, 2018, 06:15:54 AM
https://twitter.com/JPKassell/status/989346388327780353
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: Gusington on April 26, 2018, 06:49:41 AM
YAY
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: OJsDad on May 01, 2018, 09:42:44 AM
Already into the 70's and we have a Red Flag fire warning in effect for the day.  Last week I was sitting in the rain with temps in the 50's watching softball games. 
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: Sir Slash on May 01, 2018, 10:23:22 AM
There's supposed to be some very bad weather across the Great Plains today, Tornado Chasers wet dream kind of stuff.
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: OJsDad on May 01, 2018, 06:00:23 PM
Got over 80 today. Very nice. No humidity
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: OJsDad on May 01, 2018, 07:57:23 PM
Best thing about this time of year is that Twister is on!!!
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: mirth on May 02, 2018, 08:52:37 AM
https://twitter.com/RyanMaue/status/991691365900746752
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: mirth on May 02, 2018, 08:53:14 AM
Best thing about this time of year is that Twister is on!!!

Yeah, the live version :P
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: bayonetbrant on May 02, 2018, 09:07:33 AM
Hot here, but no humidity yet
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: mirth on May 02, 2018, 09:08:58 AM
76 here with a breeze. Very pleasant. I declare winter over in NE.
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: bayonetbrant on May 02, 2018, 09:18:44 AM
76 here with a breeze. Very pleasant. I declare winter over in NE.

Next week - SNOW!
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: mirth on May 02, 2018, 09:19:21 AM
Probably
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: Gusington on May 02, 2018, 09:57:17 AM
That last image you posted looks like a Penguin abridged version of Danteís Inferno or the album cover for Metallicaís ĎLoadí album.
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: bbmike on May 02, 2018, 09:57:36 AM
https://twitter.com/RyanMaue/status/991691365900746752

bbmike o @realbbmike - May 2
So much hot air in DC. The Fake Weather is totally
going crazy and can't accept the truth. Sad!
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: mirth on May 02, 2018, 11:47:10 AM
^ :DD
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: mirth on May 02, 2018, 01:07:01 PM
85 here. Inside the office.
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: Gusington on May 02, 2018, 01:09:06 PM
Dude man...you have to get the hell outta there.
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: trailrunner on May 02, 2018, 01:41:57 PM
https://twitter.com/RyanMaue/status/991691365900746752

Yep. I had to walk a mile from metro station to my meeting near navy yard at noon. Fortunately the humidity is very low. Last night my little weather station said it was 3 percent.
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: Gusington on May 02, 2018, 05:31:44 PM
Ran outside the last couple of days instead of the gym and while doing it felt great but recovery time...is a bit long.
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: trailrunner on May 02, 2018, 07:44:00 PM
I've been looking forward to getting out on my road bike this weekend, but the forecast for Saturday is for rain in the morning increasing during the day, and the forecast for Sunday is rain in the morning increasing during the day.  Yeah, I can ride in the rain, but we've had a splendid week, just teasing me all week.
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: Gusington on May 03, 2018, 08:15:30 AM
Why not go after work?
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: bbmike on May 03, 2018, 09:37:10 AM
Why not go after work?

Or during?
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: Gusington on May 03, 2018, 09:39:59 AM
Just donít go to work at all.
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: bbmike on May 03, 2018, 10:05:38 AM
 :bd:
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: Gusington on May 03, 2018, 11:31:16 AM
90 degrees here but still kind of dry. Breezy so it feels like your face is melting off, covered in pollen. Run this afternoon will be...smelly.
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: mirth on May 07, 2018, 11:07:51 AM
https://twitter.com/RyanMaue/status/993535640842199042
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: Sir Slash on May 07, 2018, 01:12:51 PM
Hot Damn! Time of year for me to start grilling on the hood of the truck again. Much more room than on the grill plus I can cook while I'm running my errands.  :D
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: Gusington on May 07, 2018, 07:38:45 PM
While mowing the lawn some kind of creature took a bite out of my ear and it then grew all red and puffy...wtf
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: mirth on May 07, 2018, 07:54:00 PM
While mowing the lawn some kind of creature took a bite out of my ear and it then grew all red and puffy...wtf

So you were bit by a StarFly
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: Sir Slash on May 07, 2018, 09:25:01 PM
Lawn Gnome? Hungry Lawn Gnome? Nearsighted Hungry Lawn Gnome?  :o
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: Gusington on May 08, 2018, 05:46:00 AM
StarFly maybe? I hope my ear doesnít have the clap. I may need shots or a big orange horsepill.
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: JasonPratt on May 08, 2018, 06:25:21 AM
First, the too long therefore haiku version:

My ear did that, too!
Once upon a time when a
hornet attacked me.


Sounds like a hornet or yellow-jacket. I got hit by one of those on my ear once, 20-something years ago, as I was walking out of a broadcast tower control station. I literally thought a piece of heavy equipment had swung loose and hit me across the head, WHAM! (Except without the noise, but my brain interpreted 'noise', too!) When I asked my boss what just hit me -- I was so punched-out I wondered if he had gone crazy and snapped and had hit me with a hammer or something -- he said he saw and heard the hornet (or maybe yjacket) attack, and we should get out of there before backup arrived.

He immediately took me to a clinic, where the nurse ascertained I had been stung, in that one slam-strike, at least three times, some of them on opposite sides of my ear! -- she wasn't sure one of them hadn't actually pierced my ear and gone through to the other side!

I'm allergic to everything, so that was an interesting day. Fortunately I was done for work already.
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: Gusington on May 08, 2018, 07:11:22 AM
Damn Pratt - but didnít it hurt like a mofo? I didnít feel anything until later. Not that Iím complaining.
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: mirth on May 08, 2018, 10:08:17 AM
https://twitter.com/RyanMaue/status/993883308202356737
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: JasonPratt on May 08, 2018, 10:58:40 AM
Damn Pratt - but didnít it hurt like a mofo? I didnít feel anything until later. Not that Iím complaining.

It felt exactly like someone had taken a 2x4 upside my ear. It was not subtle; I didn't discover it later. That being the case, maybe yours was something else.  ???
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: Gusington on May 08, 2018, 11:59:08 AM
Rabid lizardman?
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: Sir Slash on May 08, 2018, 08:48:50 PM
Usually when I get a ringing pain anywhere above the neck, it's my wife's left hook. She once knocked down Joe Frazier for forgetting to lift the toilet seat.
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: Gusington on May 08, 2018, 10:02:56 PM
The Greatest?
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: Sir Slash on May 09, 2018, 08:10:39 AM
She also beat-up Roberto Duran. But who hasn't?
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: Gusington on May 09, 2018, 08:42:40 AM
Me.
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: mirth on May 11, 2018, 09:47:03 AM
https://twitter.com/RyanMaue/status/994962467322294272
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: mirth on May 11, 2018, 09:48:00 AM
https://twitter.com/RyanMaue/status/994960970048069632
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: Sir Slash on May 11, 2018, 09:49:11 AM
Them cows will be cooking themselves!  :cowboy:
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: OJsDad on May 11, 2018, 09:50:53 AM
https://twitter.com/RyanMaue/status/994962467322294272

My son's 8th grade class is in DC now.  Because of the high temps, the told the kids that they could forget the khaki or black shorts and wear gym shorts. 
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: trailrunner on May 11, 2018, 10:26:38 AM

My son's 8th grade class is in DC now.  Because of the high temps, the told the kids that they could forget the khaki or black shorts and wear gym shorts.

I work here.  I wish adults had a rule that said when it got above 90F, we didn't have to wear a suit and tie.
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: MetalDog on May 11, 2018, 06:54:42 PM
90 here today.  Worked by the river all day.  Good breeze and lots of shade.  I gotta hand it to those rich people, they know how to landscape.
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: mirth on May 11, 2018, 06:56:30 PM
Nicely trimmed bush?
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: MetalDog on May 11, 2018, 07:03:41 PM
You have no idea.
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: mirth on May 11, 2018, 07:11:53 PM
 :bd:
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: Sir Slash on May 11, 2018, 09:16:16 PM
I don't really care for the current trend of over-trimming bushes so popular today. That makes them look too small and skinny for my tastes. I like a nice, big, full bush with lots of body and weight to it, healthy you might say. That way you can be a little rough with it, shake it up some and really spread those petals out like their supposed to be. But a evenly trimmed one is appealing also.  :-"
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: Gusington on May 12, 2018, 12:33:28 PM
 :hide:
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: trailrunner on May 12, 2018, 05:09:00 PM
I didn't work yesterday, so I rode my bike with my gear to a local campground, and my friend joined me after he left early from work.  It was a nice night to sit by the campfire, have a cigar, and hang out.  It was in the high 80s yesterday and low 90s today, but we're supposed to get some strong thunderstorms tonight and tomorrow.  As you can see from the photo of my bike on my patio, we have a lot of orange pollen.  I'm looking forward to some rain to wash it away.

(https://i.imgur.com/X3qWukQ.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/1ncKVO4.jpg)
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: Gusington on May 12, 2018, 07:15:15 PM
Have family over for Motherís Day and we have a fire in the fireplace...itís 45 degrees and foggy out now.
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: Sir Slash on May 14, 2018, 12:36:06 PM
Raining like a MoFo here and all day yesterday. Close to 3.5 inches so far and no end in sight. But not hot for sure.
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: mirth on May 15, 2018, 11:27:34 AM
https://twitter.com/WeatherdotUS/status/996441124570128386
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: Gusington on May 15, 2018, 12:11:37 PM
Putting my helmet on now...
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: mirth on May 15, 2018, 01:23:47 PM
Putting my helmet on now...

good thinking

https://twitter.com/growingwisdom/status/996469368732168192
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: Gusington on May 15, 2018, 05:13:20 PM
My town got smacked around a little. Some power out, ours keeps flickering.

My buddy's wife had to abandon her car and take shelter in a stranger's basement...they might have seen a tornado.

She's really dumb though, so who knows.
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: BanzaiCat on May 15, 2018, 05:14:33 PM
 :o :2funny:
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: Staggerwing on May 15, 2018, 05:45:46 PM
Around 6pm things got all Thunderbolt&LightningVeryVeryFrightning, but after a bit Donar wandered off east, no doubt looking for some comely Jotun maiden to impress.
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: Gusington on May 15, 2018, 05:58:07 PM
^Everyone ok then?
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: Staggerwing on May 15, 2018, 06:29:04 PM
Power still on = beer still cold = Groovy.   O0



Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: Gusington on May 15, 2018, 07:05:17 PM
Wurd.
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: MetalDog on May 15, 2018, 08:37:00 PM
^Wyrd


Around 6pm things got all Thunderbolt&LightningVeryVeryFrightning, but after a bit Donar wandered off east, no doubt looking for some comely Jotun maiden to impress.

Just heard on the local NPR that the public library a couple towns over is doing a series of lectures on Norse mythology (their words, not mine) once a week until the end of July.  Each lecture is self contained.  I would give quite a bit to be able to attend just one, nevermind all of them.


Putting my helmet on now...

good thinking

https://twitter.com/growingwisdom/status/996469368732168192

A little love from Tornado Alley ;)
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: BanzaiCat on May 16, 2018, 06:31:31 AM
Hope you NE grogs are all good. Man that looked like a helluva storm.
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: Gusington on May 16, 2018, 12:04:04 PM
My buddy who lives about 3 miles from me probably wonít have power until the weekend and I just got word I may be activated - our local counties are all in a state of emergency. No school today either and my other buddyís dumb wife may have driven in to an actual tornado as I mentioned above. Sheís still a dummy, btw.
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: BanzaiCat on May 16, 2018, 12:22:40 PM
Why are they dummies? I find this fascinating. Does this mean your buddies are meatheads too?
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: mirth on May 16, 2018, 12:27:47 PM
My buddy who lives about 3 miles from me probably wonít have power until the weekend and I just got word I may be activated - our local counties are all in a state of emergency. No school today either and my other buddyís dumb wife may have driven in to an actual tornado as I mentioned above. Sheís still a dummy, btw.

Jeebus. We had a few showers here. Nothing even close to what you got.
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: Sir Slash on May 16, 2018, 12:46:14 PM
Five inches of rain here in the last 3 days which in Florida we call, Wednesday.
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: Gusington on May 16, 2018, 01:13:27 PM
Just for clarity my buddyís wife is the dummy. Tall, statuesque blonde who thinks she is a militant feminist by being contrary all the time and putting black nail polish on her toes. Know what Iím saying? So I was a little doubtful when we heard her phone call yesterday afternoon that she was driving through Ďtrees going sideways.í Looks like it was true, though.
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: mirth on May 16, 2018, 01:28:32 PM
Maybe she just had her head tilted.
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: bayonetbrant on May 16, 2018, 02:13:59 PM
Just heard on the local NPR that the public library a couple towns over is doing a series of lectures on Norse mythology (their words, not mine) once a week until the end of July.  Each lecture is self contained.  I would give quite a bit to be able to attend just one, nevermind all of them.

see if anyone is making them available on video to watch?
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: OJsDad on May 16, 2018, 03:32:01 PM
Four killed in the NE storms yesterday

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/weather/cleanup-underway-a-day-after-powerful-storms-pound-northeast/ar-AAxlYpB?ocid=spartanntp

An AP article.

Quote
Connecticut officials said two people in New Fairfield and Danbury were killed Tuesday in separate accidents when trees fell on their trucks, including a woman whose 3-year-old child escaped injury. In New York, falling trees in Newburgh claimed the lives of an 11-year-old girl in a parked car and a woman who was driving.
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: Gusington on May 16, 2018, 03:40:43 PM
...and now my power is out 😒
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: mirth on May 16, 2018, 06:07:20 PM
...and now my power is out 😒

How's the booze supply?
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: Gusington on May 16, 2018, 06:55:31 PM
Chilliní but the womenfolk are ready to kill each other :/
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: mirth on May 16, 2018, 06:58:54 PM
Lay low until the shooting stops.
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: Gusington on May 16, 2018, 07:01:47 PM
What about porn? I knew I should have kept an old magazine for Ďemergencies.í
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: mirth on May 16, 2018, 07:02:51 PM
What about porn? I knew I should have kept an old magazine for Ďemergencies.í

Quite
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: Gusington on May 16, 2018, 07:08:44 PM
Send nudes! Not of you.
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: mirth on May 16, 2018, 07:15:43 PM
https://twitter.com/RyanMaue/status/996921360688582656
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: MetalDog on May 16, 2018, 07:24:20 PM
Trailrunner's going to get soaked.
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: Staggerwing on May 16, 2018, 07:40:40 PM
Just heard on the local NPR that the public library a couple towns over is doing a series of lectures on Norse mythology (their words, not mine) once a week until the end of July.  Each lecture is self contained.  I would give quite a bit to be able to attend just one, nevermind all of them.

see if anyone is making them available on video to watch?

If so, pass on the links!
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: trailrunner on May 16, 2018, 07:43:41 PM
Trailrunner's going to get soaked.

For sure.  I live under the 4.1 inch number on the map.  It's already been raining for three or four days now, and it's going to keep raining for another three days.  Time to build an ark!
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: Sir Slash on May 16, 2018, 09:50:35 PM
Do you need to borrow my 'Cubit to Metric Conversion' device?
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: Pete Dero on May 17, 2018, 01:44:31 AM
Don't think this is normal : (Tornado in Germany may 16 2018)

Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: MikeGER on May 17, 2018, 03:41:34 AM
Don't think this is normal : (Tornado in Germany may 16 2018)

...even German nature slowly seems to defend itself against the influx of Merkel migrants. Foams over with tempests to deter others to 'flee' to this place to save the Heimat of the indigenous tribes of Germany  ^-^

Thank you Donar!  :notworthy:

(http://i66.tinypic.com/20ktc2s.jpg)

PS Viersen is just a 1h drive from my place 
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: BanzaiCat on May 17, 2018, 05:57:23 AM
Star's gonna get a woody from that pic.
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: Gusington on May 17, 2018, 06:35:03 AM
Still no power - earliest restoration estimate is Friday, 11pm 😒
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: mirth on May 17, 2018, 06:36:01 AM
eesh
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: Gusington on May 17, 2018, 06:40:16 AM
5 tornados confirmed in and around my area Tuesday, so...yeah
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: mirth on May 17, 2018, 06:43:20 AM
Better pic up a copy of Hustler to get you through.
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: Gusington on May 17, 2018, 08:46:49 AM
I really hope they still produce the print mag.
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: airboy on May 17, 2018, 08:53:10 AM
Looks like my part of Alabama has entered into the humid time of the year (i.e. 7-9 months).
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: Gusington on May 17, 2018, 11:30:53 AM
So have my boxers.
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: Gusington on May 17, 2018, 12:24:34 PM
Praise the Lord - The Wife informs me that our power is back on!!
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: mirth on May 17, 2018, 12:27:06 PM
You should still pick up a Hustler.
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: JasonPratt on May 17, 2018, 01:06:22 PM
Wow, that German twister looks relatively punchy! -- strong F2 at least, maybe F3.  :o

Edited to add: that guy in the car was lucky it was only a strong F0 or F1 when it hit him (looked worse than it was).
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: JasonPratt on May 17, 2018, 01:16:30 PM
Heh, that guy at the end... "...opps, time to get indoors. Uh-huh, yeah. I wonder where it's going noOH IT'S COMING HERE!" {scurries for cover} {a minute later} "Wow, that was intense, my patio is covered in debris, I wonder where it is nowWHOOOMM!!!"

Crap, I have nightmares like that.  :hide: :timeout: :wow:
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: Pete Dero on May 17, 2018, 01:38:23 PM
Heh, that guy at the end... "...opps, time to get indoors. Uh-huh, yeah. I wonder where it's going noOH IT'S COMING HERE!" {scurries for cover} {a minute later} "Wow, that was intense, my patio is covered in debris, I wonder where it is nowWHOOOMM!!!"

Crap, I have nightmares like that.  :hide: :timeout: :wow:

Normally we don't have twisters like that over here so I guess most people don't really know how to react.  I don't think one house in Germany or the Benelux has some kind of tornado shelter.
In extreme conditions an F0 or F1 occurs but something like the one in the video could be a first.

Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: JasonPratt on May 17, 2018, 01:47:24 PM
It just occurred to me, what it would be like on the steppes of the Eastern Front to have something like that rolling toward you along with Panthers or, on the other side, kilotons of artillery shells.
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: Gusington on May 17, 2018, 04:41:20 PM
A guy in my area was taking video of one of the tornadoes here Tuesday and posting it online as it destroyed his house, unknown to him :/
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: BanzaiCat on May 17, 2018, 06:52:06 PM
Oof, that's rough. :(
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: Gusington on May 17, 2018, 07:24:52 PM
Quite :/
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: JasonPratt on May 18, 2018, 12:45:06 PM
I hate tornadoes. Even being in the middle of an F0 is hideous. My family and I were in the local diner ten or fifteen years ago when an F0 landed smack on top of it. It never got registered as a tornado, but aside from the telltale pressure drop you could look out the windows on the left side and see rain going horizontally one way, and look out the windows on the right side and see rain going horizontally the other way. Only one thing does that. No real damage, so only F0, but {shudder}.

A funnel cloud about ten miles wide (basically a supercell just decided to drop straightdown) dropped four or five half-mile wide F4s, on our town and the one next door and down the road, back on April 1st ten years ago or more. The actual touchdowns bounced around, merged, converged, and were strong enough to spin off their own satellites. Funnels were on the ground from Paragould, AR to around the Tennessee River. Killed the daughter, husband, and baby, of one of Mom's best friends, and flattened two neighborhoods in our own town (that particular funnel jumping over our house). We weren't there for it, but weren't far enough away to suit me! (I had argued strenuously to just drive twenty miles south while we still had plenty of time; went to an aunt's basement instead.) Night-time so nothing to see, other than solid horizontal rain from the basement windows as the cell passed over for a minute. Had the main funnel touched down it would have been wider than Reno, OK, five times as wide easily. (That's probably true of other super-funnels that never themselves touched the ground but spun off vortices that did.)
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: JasonPratt on May 18, 2018, 12:50:13 PM
In what was probably my eeriest experience (so far) with a funnel (and I followed one in the air to Cracker Barrel once!), the 1998 Nashville wedge tornado (3/4 mile wide, never itself quite touched down on the city but threw off satellite funnels that did) passed over our factory a few hours earlier. The guys and I were all standing outside in sunny daylight watching these weird clouds pass overhead, ten or twelve layers of them, and up in the middle was one lonnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnng thin vortex, umpty miles long, thin as a rail but twisting around, parts of it coming and going, practically from horizon to horizon. We all figured someone east of us was going to have a very bad day; and as the system got to the eastern horizon (about an hour later) we thought we saw the system developing into a wedge. We were correct, but it stayed in the air from the Tennessee River on to Nashville and only touched down itself on the east side (about 3 hours away from us).
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: Gusington on May 18, 2018, 12:57:13 PM
The closest I ever came to a tornado before this week was an F1 in Albuquerque of all places and I was terrified. I actually saw the funnel cloud move between buildings downtown there while driving - never saw anything like that before or since. Poop inducing fear.
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: Staggerwing on May 18, 2018, 07:57:08 PM
I saw one while I was driving through either North Haven or Hamden on the Merritt/Wilbur Cross Parkway back in 1989. All I could think was  "Please don't let it see me... please don't let it see me... :o"
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: Sir Slash on May 19, 2018, 09:18:54 PM
Years back, I was in Memphis with an old girlfriend going to see Graceland. We were staying at a hotel close by when a big-ass tornado hit less than a mile away from us. It got dark out like midnight and scared the shit outta me! But the Ghost of The King watched over us and we weren't touched. I said, "Thank-you. Thank-you very much".  :clap:
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: Gusington on May 19, 2018, 09:35:15 PM
 :buck2:
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: trailrunner on May 20, 2018, 07:41:26 AM
The DC area set a record with seven straight days with at least 0.25 inches of rain each day.  Indeed, it was a pretty soggy week. 

And then this morning something strange happened: a round object appeared in the sky, bringing light.  Rumors says it's something called the sun. 

Seriously, my run this morning was warm and completely humid.  Summer's back.

Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: Gusington on May 20, 2018, 11:18:59 AM
This humidity wreaks havoc with my hair.
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: JasonPratt on May 20, 2018, 11:42:10 AM
I saw one while I was driving through either North Haven or Hamden on the Merritt/Wilbur Cross Parkway back in 1989. All I could think was  "Please don't let it see me... please don't let it see me... :o"

(That one Gus saw between the buildings in Albuquerque sounded shivery, too.)

Despite my close calls, I've never seen a funnel actually on the ground. I've seen them in the air a few more times than those stories, though. Drove under one coming back from the golf course with Dad.  I guess the funniest one (so to speak) was the funnel I followed on I-40 (in Tennessee, going east to Knoxville) to Cracker Barrel! It was just a grey overcast day, but I could see this shape up in the sky at about 10-o'clock high, hard to say how far away maybe half a mile, over the trees and road-ridgeline to the north. I almost couldn't watch the interstate for trying to figure out what it was or wasn't: it looked for all the world like a tornado funnel, and shifted size and (somewhat) shape regularly. But none of the clouds looked up for a tornado. Just featureless grey overcast, almost no cloud definition. But then again that's why I could definitely see it up there!

This went on for twenty miles or so, and eventually I pulled off to go eat at a Cracker Barrel, north of the road so I wondered jokingly if it had passed over them. I told the waitress what I had been seeing, and she answered (a little freaked out) that the radio had said there was a radar-indicated funnel in the air nearby but she hadn't thought it was that close or that the clouds were right for one!


A few years ago a very thin F2 went across the field behind our factory, but we weren't there -- we had packed up the guys and taken them to a brick church with an underground level. (Not really the best idea, but tons better than in our factory.) Our church has a sort of L-shaped concrete trench around part of it, covered over -- why, I have no idea, but it'd be pretty great for rifle defense! -- and the guys were spending their time going back and forth between the relative safety of that, and the far-back door of the church (not safe at all) looking for the funnel. We never did quite see it (despite it being less than half a mile away when it passed by), but from the trench we could see this tiny stuff flying around way up in the air, which we figured were branches or other debris. Suddenly one of the little specks looped out of the flock and with a few jinks and janks BWAAMMM! slammed down within fifty feet, between the trench and the family-center building.

It was one of the main roof panels of my uncle's large warehouse across the highway, near the factory. It took a direct hit, ripped off most of the roof, gave us one of the pieces back! Made all the guys (myself included) jump hard when it whammed down! -- but it had still been thrown around so high it was just a speck.

We went back into the church for a few minutes after that. Rather quickly.  :2funny:


(The factory took a direct hit from an F1 a year or two later, punched one of our walls out, blew in one or two of the roll-up doors. That happened at night, and we found the damage the next morning.)
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: Gusington on May 20, 2018, 12:02:28 PM
I hesitate here but...what do you make in your factory?
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: JasonPratt on May 20, 2018, 12:08:46 PM
mmm, let's see, send you to the old site or the new one still under construction... I'll try the new one.

http://dyerfiberglass.blogspot.com/


Many of the links still go to the old site material, some of which are broken.  :buck2: Been busy on other things, haven't caught up with new material here yet. Another of many cats to be juggling!  :D

The short version is, molded and custom fiberglass enclosures for the water and wastewater industry. (Mostly for municipalities.)
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: Gusington on May 20, 2018, 12:09:58 PM
^I never would have guessed that! I worked for a water/wastewater consulting company from 2006-2011 before working for the gub'mint.
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: JasonPratt on May 20, 2018, 12:17:35 PM
^I never would have guessed that! I worked for a water/wastewater consulting company from 2006-2011 before working for the gub'mint.

Which one? I might have heard of it!

(I mean company; I assume I've heard of whichever government you work for.  :coolsmiley: )
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: Gusington on May 20, 2018, 01:15:28 PM
Malcolm Pirnie, later bought by Arcadis.
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: Barthheart on May 20, 2018, 03:40:25 PM
This humidity wreaks havoc with my hair.

You have hair?  :wow:
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: Gusington on May 20, 2018, 03:50:59 PM
Pubic hair.

Duh.
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: Barthheart on May 20, 2018, 03:53:51 PM
Pubic hair.

Duh.

You have pubic hair?  :wow:
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: Gusington on May 20, 2018, 06:57:50 PM
Hmm good point, let me check...

Shit
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: Sir Slash on May 20, 2018, 09:04:06 PM
Close to 8 inches of rain here in the last 8 days. Even for Fla., that's a whole hell-of-a-lot. Twenty Four hours from now mosquitoes will be ringing my doorbell trying to get in. So... Spring's over and Summer has begun.
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: JasonPratt on May 21, 2018, 12:11:21 PM
Malcolm Pirnie, later bought by Arcadis.

Hm, Arcadis slightly rings a bell, but not in OKC. I think I recall you saying upthread that's where you were / are?

Most of our work in Oklahoma was through the Choctaw Nation in Hugo, and through a set of well-driller supply houses in OKC itself. (Total Pump and Supply; Pumps of Oklahoma; Titan Industries, who bought out someone we worked with, not sure who.) Not so much with the munis (and industrial waterworks) in that region, although that's slowly changing because our main market in Oklahoma is drying up as county water systems are finally being installed in rural areas.

Which is kind-of fine, since the covers we were trucking into OKC (and the Choctaws) were sold at such a bulk discount that we were losing money on them -- just not as much as we'd be losing in overhead if we did nothing, relatively! They helped fill in the nooks from our other profitable jobs. (Our best year ever came back in the early 00s when we went up slightly on prices and lost both Keeling and Clay-Greene on our accounts, both of which were bulk-ordering too many underpaying units!  :coolsmiley: We've slowly picked C-G back up under their new management, but not for underpaying bulk orders.)

Still, our position in the market there has only begun to shift over, so we're running weak in Oklahoma right now.  :-\ It could be a few more years before we're selling enough of the higher-end units to come back up to speed there on net income. (Or better, we hope.)


If I recalled correctly and you do / did live there, you've probably seen our white thin-walled molded covers out and about in the state. I try not to look for them when seeing devastation footage on TV from tornadoes, though...!  :hide:
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: Gusington on May 21, 2018, 12:22:57 PM
Never lived in OKC - Steelie and some of his family do/did.
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: BanzaiCat on May 21, 2018, 12:42:55 PM
I've been to Chickasha before, but the only thing I saw from there was lots of plains to the horizon and our cooling tower units. Besides OKC airport of course.
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: mirth on May 22, 2018, 07:15:00 AM
https://twitter.com/JPKassell/status/998906109523124224
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: Sir Slash on May 22, 2018, 08:14:30 AM
And I got both my eyes on this Sucker. Screw with MY Memorial Day will you?  :knuppel2:
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: OJsDad on May 22, 2018, 08:30:40 AM
If we going to get bad weather news all of the time, then we need a hawter looking weather woman.  Mirth just doesn't cut it. 
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: Sir Slash on May 22, 2018, 08:33:03 AM
TOTALLY agree! Though.... he is a little cute.  :peace:
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: Pete Dero on May 22, 2018, 08:40:08 AM
If we going to get bad weather news all of the time, then we need a hawter looking weather woman.  Mirth just doesn't cut it.

(https://seeker401.files.wordpress.com/2015/12/maxresdefault.jpg)

For those who don't speak Spanish : cŠlido means hot.
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: OJsDad on May 22, 2018, 08:47:43 AM
TOTALLY agree! Though.... he is a little cute.  :peace:

In a pug sort of way
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: Gusington on May 22, 2018, 08:59:54 AM
Pug Life[tm]
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: Sir Slash on May 22, 2018, 11:44:18 AM
I'd push her clicker for her anytime.  ^-^
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: Windigo on May 24, 2018, 10:31:00 AM
Typical weather here. A teaser of an warmer than normal early Spring, followed by 4 weeks a winter, then BAM! Full on Summer like weather
24-27 degrees Celsius.
Its great for golf and drinking beer on the deck, but lousy on the lawn.
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: mirth on May 24, 2018, 11:32:41 AM
https://twitter.com/RyanMaue/status/999703270183534592
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: mirth on May 24, 2018, 01:24:25 PM
https://twitter.com/RyanMaue/status/999732533330882560
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: Windigo on May 24, 2018, 01:55:31 PM
Pug Life[tm]

Pug LifeTM

FTFY
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: bayonetbrant on May 24, 2018, 01:55:44 PM
sounds like perfect weather for the pool
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: JasonPratt on May 24, 2018, 07:23:52 PM
Never lived in OKC - Steelie and some of his family do/did.

Ah, ok! -- in my defense, you're both kind of steely, so.  O0
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: JasonPratt on May 24, 2018, 07:25:35 PM
If we going to get bad weather news all of the time, then we need a hawter looking weather woman.  Mirth just doesn't cut it.

This is going to end up with me clicking on a generally worded thread title in the recent list, and forgetting that it takes me to Area 51 again, isn't it?
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: bayonetbrant on May 25, 2018, 04:21:01 AM
This is a street we regularly use here in town between 2 main roads

http://www.newsobserver.com/news/local/article211849874.html
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: airboy on May 25, 2018, 10:23:49 AM
It is 90%+ humidity in Alabama today.  We also had several bridges wash out in the County.  We are getting backed up on bridge replacement.
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: Sir Slash on May 25, 2018, 01:38:44 PM
Alberto- a 'sub' tropical storm is alive and well and heading north across the Gulf and pissing on my Memorial Day party plans. Only thing to do is make it a wet weekend inside and out.  O0
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: Labbug on May 25, 2018, 05:09:34 PM
http://www.foxnews.com/science/2018/05/25/venomous-copperhead-snake-spotted-near-washingtons-national-mall.html


Sorry, put this in the wrong thread.
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: GDS_Starfury on May 27, 2018, 11:10:41 AM
are they sure it wasnt a lobbyist pr congressman?
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: Pete Dero on May 27, 2018, 11:42:54 AM
This is our new normal : long dry and hot periods and then these thunderstorms with cloudbursts on a daily basis.

(https://nbocdn.akamaized.net/Assets/Images_Upload/2018/05/27/0dee277a-61c1-11e8-9bbb-8dbba87810df_web_scale_0.125_0.125__.jpg?maxheight=513&maxwidth=767&scale=both)

(https://nbocdn.akamaized.net/Assets/Images_Upload/2018/05/27/d70c8356-61c4-11e8-9bbb-8dbba87810df_web_scale_0.125_0.125__.jpg?maxheight=513&maxwidth=767&scale=both)

(https://nbocdn.akamaized.net/Assets/Images_Upload/2018/05/27/c6b82bda-61c5-11e8-9bbb-8dbba87810df_web_scale_0.125_0.125__.jpg?maxheight=513&maxwidth=767&scale=both)

(https://nbocdn.akamaized.net/Assets/Images_Upload/2018/05/27/e08bccf8-61cd-11e8-9ad5-c5dc1cf641a3_web_scale_0.3225806_0.3225806__.jpg?maxheight=513&maxwidth=767&scale=both)
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: Staggerwing on May 27, 2018, 12:39:28 PM
^Don't show those to Scott Puitt. He'll just claim you made them up in MS Paint.
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: JasonPratt on May 27, 2018, 12:53:20 PM
This is our new normal : long dry and hot periods and then these thunderstorms with cloudbursts on a daily basis.

That was West TN summer when I was growing up.

By that standard, things are returning to normal around here, finally! Although May seems a little early for the constant popcorn gully-washers.

Back in high school (umpty years ago) I started calling it it the 85/85 effect: if the temperature (in F) and relative humidity each get to 85 or higher, we're guaranteed to have strong thunderstorms boiling up with local supercell activity possible (and your video of the German tornado recently tells you what those produce).

This happens out in the ocean, too. When I got to college I learned meteorologists already used the same concept, practically the same nickname, to describe conditions for forming tropical storms and then hurricanes: 85/85 is the operational threshold.
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: Windigo on May 27, 2018, 11:44:30 PM
just read the news about flash floods in MD.... oi
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: trailrunner on May 28, 2018, 05:03:57 AM
just read the news about flash floods in MD.... oi

That was Ellicott City.  Unfortunately, the same thing happened there just two years ago.
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: airboy on May 28, 2018, 07:53:12 AM
I think it is has rained every day for two weeks in my part of Alabama.  The tropical storm is expected to bring another 4-6 inches of rain.
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: Gusington on May 28, 2018, 08:39:39 AM
The video from MD is nuts.
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: OJsDad on May 28, 2018, 12:38:11 PM
The video from MD is nuts.

And not in a good why. 
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: airboy on May 28, 2018, 01:01:10 PM
The video from MD is nuts.

What video?
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: Gusington on May 28, 2018, 03:26:13 PM
People trapped in Ellicott City, MD filmed the flash floods roaring around them. Cars were literally being tossed around like toys and in some spots the water had to have been 10+ feet.
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: trailrunner on May 28, 2018, 03:34:21 PM
The video from MD is nuts.

What video?

There are videos on national news websites.  Look for Ellicott City.  Here are some articles on local sites:

https://wtop.com/howard-county/2018/05/ellicott-city-reels-2nd-major-flood-2-years/slide/1/

https://www.nbcwashington.com/news/local/Ellicott-City-Grapples-With-Intense-Floods_Washington-DC-483847361.html

https://www.nbcwashington.com/news/local/Ellicott-City-Flooded-for-Second-Time-in-2-Years_Washington-DC-483832071.html

http://wjla.com/news/local/hogan-statewide-flood-response


Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: Sir Slash on May 29, 2018, 08:36:17 AM
Well 'Alberto' was pretty much a bust. We got maybe 2 in. of rain total out of it. Not that we need anymore at this point. But the 'Talking Heads' were predicting doom and Red Sea type flooding.  #:-)
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: mirth on May 29, 2018, 08:46:22 AM
Be glad you don't live here

https://www.usatoday.com/picture-gallery/news/nation/2018/05/28/flash-flood-devastates-historic-maryland-town/35439159/
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: airboy on May 29, 2018, 09:07:29 AM
Well 'Alberto' was pretty much a bust. We got maybe 2 in. of rain total out of it. Not that we need anymore at this point. But the 'Talking Heads' were predicting doom and Red Sea type flooding.  #:-)

We have had rain from this storm for 3 days now.  Occasionally hard rain, but mostly windy showers.  The storm broke up when it hit land and there is just a ton of moisture sucked up from the Gulf of Mexico being spewed out in storm bands.  Half inch of rain yesterday, more than that today.  Probably less than that tomorrow.  For the month about 8-9 inches of rain.
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: Sir Slash on May 29, 2018, 10:29:28 AM
Our total for the last 2 weeks is probably about 10 inches too. I'm happy we didn't get the predicted 6-8 in. Of course, we're not out of it yet.
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: mirth on May 29, 2018, 12:18:24 PM
https://twitter.com/RyanMaue/status/1001527964431986688
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: mirth on May 29, 2018, 02:27:58 PM
https://twitter.com/RyanMaue/status/1001555105387302912


https://twitter.com/RyanMaue/status/1001557856167059457


https://twitter.com/RyanMaue/status/1001557873426657280
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: trailrunner on June 01, 2018, 03:43:23 PM
In DC, May 2018 was the third hottest on record.  I believe that. 

May 2018 was also the sixth wettest.  We had a solid week of rain earlier in the month.  Last night it poured at my house, and it's supposed to rain all weekend.

I think Spring came and went around midnight on April 30th.
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: mirth on June 01, 2018, 03:45:46 PM
What do you have against a hot and wet May?
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: OJsDad on June 01, 2018, 03:58:24 PM
What do you have against a hot and wet May?

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-6Gby4c1Pt7k/TdShI8JOvMI/AAAAAAAAC10/iXcqt2ZtZtM/s1600/A+League+Of+Their+Own+3.jpg)
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: mirth on June 01, 2018, 04:03:09 PM
(https://screenrant.com/wp-content/uploads/Marisa-Tomei-Spider-Man-Aunt-May.jpg)
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: Barthheart on June 01, 2018, 04:05:57 PM
 :bd:  :smitten:
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: mirth on June 01, 2018, 04:07:09 PM
You know it  O0
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: OJsDad on June 01, 2018, 04:17:17 PM
 :dreamer:
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: bbmike on June 01, 2018, 04:22:03 PM
:bd:  :smitten:

And she's really smart (https://www.closerweekly.com/posts/marisa-tomei-married-137103) too!
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: Sir Slash on June 01, 2018, 08:44:52 PM
Looks like 'June' could be hotter and wetter. Pics to follow?  :coolsmiley:
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: airboy on June 02, 2018, 11:25:54 AM
It rained every day for three weeks at my house.  Three freaking weeks.

On the bright side, the tropical storm shattered when it hit the coast.  There were no 30-40mph winds inland.  If we had gotten those winds with the trees in foliage, there would have been pines and sweet gums uprooted all over the state killing the power lines and blocking roads.  Weird situation, but when you have a totally saturated ground and moderately high winds, some tree species topple like ninepins. 
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: trailrunner on June 03, 2018, 04:09:11 PM
Another weekend of rain.  It poured for an hour or two here.  The ground is saturated and the creeks and rivers are overflowing.  It's so bad that part the beltway was flooded today!
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: mirth on June 04, 2018, 10:17:06 AM
https://twitter.com/MWObs/status/1003648737275674625
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: OJsDad on June 04, 2018, 10:24:43 AM
Temps here for the next week are highs into the upper 70's and lows into the low 60's and upper 50's.  There may be one day that will break 80.
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: mirth on June 04, 2018, 10:30:04 AM
Our high today is forecast for 52
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: Windigo on June 04, 2018, 02:11:49 PM
Just as an aside.....

you could join the mile-high club on that summit

just saying
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: mirth on June 04, 2018, 04:35:38 PM
Just as an aside.....

you could join the mile-high club on that summit

just saying

Way ahead of you, Windo Calrissian.
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: Toonces on June 05, 2018, 02:34:14 PM
This is just ridiculous.  Sweatshirt and Uggs in June?  WTF.
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: mirth on June 05, 2018, 02:37:08 PM
https://twitter.com/MWObs/status/1004097179731070976
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: mirth on June 06, 2018, 06:49:22 AM
https://twitter.com/KeithCarson/status/1004160196661346305
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: bayonetbrant on June 06, 2018, 06:56:35 AM
ha!
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: Gusington on June 06, 2018, 07:32:07 AM
Thatís pretty funny!
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: JasonPratt on June 07, 2018, 10:38:57 AM
Meanwhile, yay, the Commander is alive!  O0
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: JasonPratt on June 07, 2018, 10:40:54 AM
Also meanwhile, after the trop storm remnants passed by, West TN has had pretty ideal summer conditions. Low humidity, clear or slightly cloudy skies, highs in the low 90s that feel like high 70s. Most of the foliage gets a major drink from the dew in the morning. Pre-Flood weather.

Hopefully not literally.

Not sure when we'll be back to the 85/85 popcorn thunderstorms, but I would not complain if all summer was like this.  :smitten:
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: MetalDog on June 07, 2018, 09:29:25 PM
Also meanwhile, after the trop storm remnants passed by, West TN has had pretty ideal summer conditions. Low humidity, clear or slightly cloudy skies, highs in the low 90s that feel like high 70s. Most of the foliage gets a major drink from the dew in the morning. Pre-Flood weather.

Hopefully not literally.

Not sure when we'll be back to the 85/85 popcorn thunderstorms, but I would not complain if all summer was like this.  :smitten:


Neither would I.
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: mirth on June 10, 2018, 02:57:44 PM
https://twitter.com/growingwisdom/status/1005915046613012482
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: JasonPratt on June 11, 2018, 07:15:26 AM
Well, Maine might as well be south Canada, but still, even for southeast Canada that's whack!
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: Windigo on June 11, 2018, 09:37:26 AM
Well, Maine might as well be south Canada, but still, even for southeast Canada that's whack!

 ::)
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: OJsDad on June 11, 2018, 11:07:48 AM
Since Friday night we've had 5 inches of rain.
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: BanzaiCat on June 11, 2018, 04:00:06 PM
^ That's better than

(https://img.discogs.com/XXSfeh_wEGxQXFb4uUG3AgDqOQA=/fit-in/600x580/filters:strip_icc():format(jpeg):mode_rgb():quality(90)/discogs-images/R-1135997-1194956439.jpeg.jpg)
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: mirth on June 12, 2018, 12:31:13 AM
https://twitter.com/WesternMEwx/status/1006376013331173384
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: mirth on June 14, 2018, 09:14:58 AM
https://twitter.com/JPKassell/status/1007269481071210497
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: mirth on June 14, 2018, 11:25:17 AM
ugh

https://twitter.com/RyanMaue/status/1007312549065478149
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: mirth on June 14, 2018, 11:35:48 AM
https://twitter.com/WesternMEwx/status/1007314933934100487
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: mirth on June 14, 2018, 12:43:21 PM
https://twitter.com/RyanMaue/status/1007330911317307402
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: mirth on June 15, 2018, 09:08:52 AM
https://twitter.com/NWSCaribou/status/1007596382629302272
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: Gusington on June 15, 2018, 09:28:14 AM
Is this what has happened to our beloved climate change?
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: OJsDad on June 15, 2018, 09:30:18 AM
Found where the missing ice in the south pole is.
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: mirth on June 15, 2018, 11:20:38 AM
https://twitter.com/RyanMaue/status/1007673077566726146
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: mirth on June 18, 2018, 08:55:35 AM
https://twitter.com/LGrahamCTV/status/1008723466076516353
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: Barthheart on June 18, 2018, 09:00:28 AM
Yep, first set rolled through here already.....
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: mirth on June 18, 2018, 09:06:31 AM
https://twitter.com/WeatherdotUS/status/1008723597475680257
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: mirth on June 18, 2018, 09:09:22 AM
https://twitter.com/RyanMaue/status/1008727620136177664
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: BanzaiCat on June 18, 2018, 09:16:55 AM
It's going to be 109F here later this week.  :buck2:

At 0400 though it's blissfully cool and nice outside.
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: Gusington on June 18, 2018, 10:41:09 AM
I prefer extreme cold to extreme heat, if I get a choice.
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: JasonPratt on June 18, 2018, 10:44:18 AM
Same. You can always in theory add more clothes, set oxygen free from consumables, use naturally generated body heat.
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: Barthheart on June 18, 2018, 10:47:35 AM
Same. You can always in theory add more clothes, set oxygen free from consumables, use naturally generated body heat.

Sayz the guy that lives in a warm climate....  ::)
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: Gusington on June 18, 2018, 10:59:10 AM
IIRC Pratt lives in western Tennessee, in the Blue Mountains...where it can get both really hot and really cold. The worst of both 💩
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: Barthheart on June 18, 2018, 11:23:45 AM
Pfffttt... really cold.... hold my beer... but don't lick the bottle....
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: Gusington on June 18, 2018, 11:45:53 AM
Well I wouldnít want to get caught unprepared in the Blue Mountains in winter but thatís just me.
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: Windigo on June 18, 2018, 11:58:52 AM
Pfffttt... really cold.... hold my beer... but don't lick the bottle....

no no no!   Let them try licking the bottlecap!!!!!!
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: mirth on June 20, 2018, 01:11:17 PM
https://twitter.com/RyanMaue/status/1009513659712892934
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: Gusington on June 20, 2018, 01:17:19 PM
Ugh I would rather die
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: bayonetbrant on June 20, 2018, 01:47:13 PM
heat index here right now is about 104
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: mirth on June 20, 2018, 01:48:15 PM
75 with a breeze here.
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: JasonPratt on June 20, 2018, 02:04:44 PM
IIRC Pratt lives in western Tennessee, in the Blue Mountains...where it can get both really hot and really cold. The worst of both 💩

I wish. At least the Smokeys are scenic. West TN has swamps and fields and fewer trees.

But also really hot and really cold. -14F to 104F in a yearly swing is not uncommon, and with tons more humidity than a desert swing of that magnitude. (Thus also we get to be in the ass end of at least two tornado alleys, maybe four.)

Even the natives didn't want to live here. They called it the land of shaking earth and sky. (Oh, right, the earthquakes, including the strongest in modern history.  :P )

I miss Knoxville. :dreamer:
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: JasonPratt on June 20, 2018, 02:06:50 PM
Same. You can always in theory add more clothes, set oxygen free from consumables, use naturally generated body heat.

Sayz the guy that lives in a warm climate....  ::)

All still true in Mapleaska. Just moreso needed and more often. I don't envy you!  :buck2:
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: bayonetbrant on June 20, 2018, 02:48:47 PM
75 with a breeze here.

yeah, but it doesn't take me until May to thaw, either.
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: mirth on June 20, 2018, 02:54:46 PM
75 with a breeze here.

yeah, but it doesn't take me until May to thaw, either.

I've been around you when you sweat. Not pretty.
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: OJsDad on June 20, 2018, 02:57:16 PM
75 with a breeze here.

yeah, but it doesn't take me until May to thaw, either.

I've been around you when you sweat. Not pretty.

Hopefully your not laying prone under him when that happens.
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: mirth on June 20, 2018, 02:58:55 PM
75 with a breeze here.

yeah, but it doesn't take me until May to thaw, either.

I've been around you when you sweat. Not pretty.

Hopefully your not laying prone under him when that happens.

what happens at Origins, stays at Origins
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: mirth on June 21, 2018, 02:40:26 PM
https://twitter.com/NWSCaribou/status/1009889480042532864
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: bbmike on June 21, 2018, 03:47:12 PM
^Going down to a near freezing 69F here in DC. I'm drinking some Redemption Bourbon to stay warm.
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: mirth on June 22, 2018, 07:26:44 AM
https://twitter.com/KOCOdamonlane/status/1009987258601099264
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: mirth on June 22, 2018, 09:29:32 AM
https://twitter.com/RyanMaue/status/1010181842031349760
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: mirth on June 22, 2018, 09:44:33 AM
https://twitter.com/RyanMaue/status/1010185754448924673
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: mirth on June 22, 2018, 11:29:20 AM
https://twitter.com/growingwisdom/status/1010208923415203842
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: mirth on June 24, 2018, 08:43:40 PM
https://www.pressherald.com/2017/11/15/snow-back-forecast-parts-maine-thursday/
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: mirth on June 25, 2018, 09:57:32 AM
https://twitter.com/severeweatherEU/status/1011231275292807168
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: bayonetbrant on June 25, 2018, 10:00:31 AM
^^^
Toonces' next duty station
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: BanzaiCat on June 25, 2018, 10:09:05 AM
*Thule

http://www.businessinsider.com/what-its-like-to-serve-at-thule-air-base-2014-11
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: mirth on June 25, 2018, 12:26:52 PM
https://twitter.com/growingwisdom/status/1011313830822121472
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: airboy on June 25, 2018, 01:06:36 PM
Typical day in late June in Alabama.  95 degree high, 92% humidity.
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: mirth on June 26, 2018, 08:59:23 AM
https://twitter.com/Accu_Jesse/status/1011624063805149184
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: Windigo on June 26, 2018, 10:17:57 AM
Typical day in late June in Alabama.  95 degree high, 92% humidity.

You must have a creek flowing out from underneath your AC unit.
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: mirth on June 26, 2018, 12:36:05 PM
https://twitter.com/RyanMaue/status/1011462993840955392
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: Barthheart on June 26, 2018, 01:25:40 PM
Yeah supposed to be 95F, with a humidex of 115F, here on Sunday...  :o

Great weather for Canada Day... think I'll spend the day in the pool with my floating cooler full of beer....
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: Staggerwing on June 26, 2018, 07:18:56 PM
Aren't you Canadian-honor-bound to denote temperature in Centigrade?

I suppose Kelvin would suffice in case one of your pet projects brings about the heat-death of the Universe.
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: Barthheart on June 26, 2018, 07:34:05 PM
Yeah, but if I say 36 feels like 45 you all have no idea what that means.... L:-)
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: Staggerwing on June 26, 2018, 07:38:05 PM
There's a bra-size joke in there somewhere...
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: Barthheart on June 26, 2018, 07:42:11 PM
 ;)
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: JasonPratt on June 27, 2018, 07:07:02 AM
Typical day in late June in Alabama.  95 degree high, 92% humidity.

You must have a creek flowing out from underneath your AC unit.

Here in the south, it's called a crick!
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: JasonPratt on June 27, 2018, 07:08:27 AM
Meanwhile, West TN has not quite been able to crack 95F, at least in my neck of it, despite constant predictions. Today's high was supposed to be 96 -- current projections are we'll maybe get to 92.

Lots of summer to go for that, and heat index is still above 100 so it isn't like we're missing anything.  :buck2:
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: Sir Slash on June 27, 2018, 01:06:57 PM
Jason, the wife and I were in Gatlinburg two weeks ago and it was hot but not like here in Fla. Beautiful country. I sat on my cabin's front porch sipping a Jack & Coke and watched a thunderstorm coming across the Smokies. Best time I've had with my clothes on in a long time.  :dreamer:
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: mirth on June 27, 2018, 01:11:54 PM
https://twitter.com/ericfisher/status/1012047056024850432
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: Windigo on June 27, 2018, 02:15:52 PM
I do not associate "thick" and "juicy" with meteorology, a good steak and my wife's butt on the other hand....    :smitten:
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: OJsDad on June 27, 2018, 02:24:55 PM
Post pics of the steak.  :dreamer:
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: Windigo on June 27, 2018, 02:41:11 PM
Post pics of the steak.  :dreamer:

(http://extension.msstate.edu/sites/default/files/styles/flexslider_full/public/slideshow/beef-unit-slide-show/Y165field_0.jpg?itok=6Ub_Kiwn)
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: Gusington on June 27, 2018, 04:30:54 PM
Nice dome, babe.
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: Sir Slash on June 27, 2018, 05:43:57 PM
Someone's trying to 'steer' this thread off-topic... again.
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: BanzaiCat on June 28, 2018, 07:25:28 AM
That's udder nonsense, SS.
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Post by: mirth on June 28, 2018, 07:31:19 AM
https://twitter.com/RyanMaue/status/1012326856455081985
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: Sir Slash on June 28, 2018, 09:19:25 AM
I just had a hot flash just reading this.
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Post by: mirth on June 28, 2018, 09:19:58 AM
I just had a hot flash just reading this.

seriously
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: Gusington on June 28, 2018, 08:42:54 PM
No mas pantalones!
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: Sir Slash on June 28, 2018, 08:52:43 PM
Time to start-up the old ice-in-the-BVD's tradition again.
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: OJsDad on June 29, 2018, 06:46:12 AM
Toledo news is calling for temps to reach 100 both Saturday and Sunday. 
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Post by: Gusington on June 29, 2018, 10:03:24 AM
100 here in Orange County NY on Sunday. I will burn all my pants in the hellfire.
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: BanzaiCat on June 29, 2018, 01:14:16 PM
They'll probably catch on fire once you step outside.
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: Gusington on June 29, 2018, 03:44:06 PM
That's why I took them off.
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: OJsDad on June 29, 2018, 04:16:05 PM
That's why your wife is laughing so hard.
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: Gusington on June 29, 2018, 04:16:39 PM
^Yours wasn't.
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: ComradeP on June 29, 2018, 04:19:37 PM
We're at about 30 degrees Celsius/in the 90's on the Fahrenheit scale in the Netherlands.

It's been one of the hottest months of June on record, and also a dry one with less than half of the average precipitation with a lot of regional differences (only 1 millimetre fell along on the south-western part of the coastline), after the already fairly dry spring.

The agricultural areas in the eastern part of the country, my part, are reporting a precipitation shortage approaching 200 millimetres in some areas. There are a lot of lakes and major rivers, so there's no water shortage, but the water suppliers are starting to advise people not to use too much water, as they always do in dry periods.

It's not a problem on a Californian scale, or like what's happening in parts of India right now, but as the Netherlands is a small country with a lot of agriculture, the water requirements of the agricultural sector are impressive in dry periods.

In previous months, we've had days with sudden rain and hail showers from thunderstorms which ruined part of the fruit harvest. These things happen from time to time, but they're starting to happen more often, nearly every year now.
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: bob48 on June 29, 2018, 04:35:35 PM
Been 27 deg C here in my bit of the UK - we really could do with a bit of rain......
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: OJsDad on June 29, 2018, 04:42:42 PM
^Yours wasn't.

She just felt so bad for ya.  \m/

Then again we see each other naked so infrequently, she may have been envious.
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: Gusington on June 29, 2018, 04:54:18 PM
I don't recall the last time I saw you nekkid.
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: OJsDad on June 29, 2018, 04:55:59 PM
Its better for you that way.
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: Gusington on June 29, 2018, 06:21:03 PM
Hmm...
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: Sir Slash on June 29, 2018, 09:46:33 PM
I got to get a longer extension cord. My computer won't reach to the pool dammit.
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: bob48 on June 30, 2018, 03:10:11 PM
You might need a waterproof dongle.
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: Gusington on June 30, 2018, 03:10:59 PM
They...they aren't all water proof? Asking for a friend.
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: bob48 on June 30, 2018, 03:28:53 PM
Ewww. You, sorry, your....friend.......may need to seek expert advice.

...where is Star when you need him?..............
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: trailrunner on June 30, 2018, 03:31:34 PM
It peaked about 95 F in the DC area today.  I played 1.5 hours of tennis, starting about 1130.  No shade on the court, so it was pretty toasty.
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: Gusington on June 30, 2018, 05:29:21 PM
I ran today before it topped out at about 93 and it still wiped me out. Yesterday too.
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: mirth on June 30, 2018, 06:13:36 PM
I'm ready for winter to return.
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: Gusington on June 30, 2018, 06:19:13 PM
Haha!
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: mirth on June 30, 2018, 06:24:28 PM
My loins are moist and not in a good way.
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: Staggerwing on June 30, 2018, 06:40:52 PM
I finished putting the rest of the window AC units in and when I started them up I promptly popped a breaker. They are not large units and I've always been able to run them together until now so either one of them is going bad or the breaker is. End result is that only my kids will have AC in their rooms tonight. Me, not so much.  :(
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: bayonetbrant on June 30, 2018, 07:00:23 PM
I'm looking into a window unit for my office over the garage.  The existing 'big' unit has the wrong thermal exchanger on it, and it's going to cost less to put in a window unit myself than to have a pro come in and fix the other one
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: mirth on July 01, 2018, 11:58:45 AM
https://twitter.com/coffeeshopjihad/status/1013481385619836929
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: Gusington on July 01, 2018, 01:12:53 PM
'Wing you better be sleeping in one of the kid's rooms, then.
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: JasonPratt on July 01, 2018, 01:54:24 PM
I'm not sure we've cracked 95F yet, but the humidity has been murderous.  :buck2:

I desperately wish we lived in the Smokies. West TN is just the pits sometimes (usually).

Bro and his family will be traveling this week to Cologne (Germany) for a couple of weeks (via Brussels), with a four-night extension to Paris. Super jealous!
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: Gusington on July 01, 2018, 02:04:39 PM
It's 94 here now with 56% humidity. I came back in to the house around 930 this morning and haven't left it since then, but The Wife is making me leave later for dinner :/
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: mirth on July 01, 2018, 02:08:02 PM
Made it to about 86 here with 64% humidity. It's much worse south and west of Portland.
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: mirth on July 01, 2018, 03:38:42 PM
https://twitter.com/RyanMaue/status/1013536311196692480
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: Sir Slash on July 01, 2018, 08:40:59 PM
It was so hot here today, my digital thermometer sent me a text asking if it could come inside awhile to cool-off.  :o
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: mirth on July 02, 2018, 05:51:17 AM
(https://i.redd.it/3mc0ks785f711.jpg)
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: mirth on July 02, 2018, 02:20:01 PM
https://twitter.com/severeweatherEU/status/1013875743082901506
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: bbmike on July 02, 2018, 03:06:13 PM
(https://i.redd.it/3mc0ks785f711.jpg)

Except I had to stain the deck. The thermometer was reading 101 at one point.  #:-)
And since I didn't finish I'll be back out there tomorrow.  :hide:
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: Barthheart on July 02, 2018, 04:18:11 PM
Did read the label on yer stain? Bet it says not to use it above 90F.....
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: bbmike on July 02, 2018, 04:33:24 PM
I, sir, am an engineer. I have no time for reading labels.  :coolsmiley:
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: mirth on July 02, 2018, 04:39:08 PM
You two are kindred spirits
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: Barthheart on July 02, 2018, 04:40:00 PM
I, sir, am an engineer. I have no time for reading labels.  :coolsmiley:

 \m/
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: Gusington on July 02, 2018, 05:07:47 PM
I hope you didnít have to scrape the old stain off your deck first Mike...a more thankless job is hard to find.
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: bbmike on July 02, 2018, 05:23:59 PM
I hope you didnít have to scrape the old stain off your deck first Mike...a more thankless job is hard to find.

No scraping, but I did pressure wash for about 7 hours yesterday. It's about 400sq ft of old, ancient deck.
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: Gusington on July 02, 2018, 05:25:51 PM
Also, not fun...or funny.
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: trailrunner on July 03, 2018, 03:04:34 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/3KuMfeY.jpg)
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: mirth on July 04, 2018, 08:53:23 AM
https://twitter.com/RyanMaue/status/1014517428976570369
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: mirth on July 04, 2018, 08:55:31 AM
Already 88F here,  but the humidity is 'only' 49% (as opposed to over 65% the past couple days).
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: bayonetbrant on July 04, 2018, 10:01:55 AM
Thermometer near the pool says 86.

It's lying.

I could cook lunch on the pool deck right now
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: mirth on July 04, 2018, 10:13:23 AM
Already set a record high for Portland

https://nwschat.weather.gov/p.php?pid=201807041554-KGYX-SXUS71-RERPWM
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: bayonetbrant on July 04, 2018, 10:14:18 AM
The best part of the heat is the high number of bikinis on display...
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: mirth on July 04, 2018, 12:00:17 PM
https://twitter.com/growingwisdom/status/1014559683938484225


I don't think I've experienced a day like this since I was in Denver in 2000.
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: mirth on July 05, 2018, 06:20:31 AM
https://twitter.com/growingwisdom/status/1014825688073998336
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: mirth on July 30, 2018, 07:37:21 AM
https://twitter.com/severeweatherEU/status/1023923202928586752
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: Staggerwing on July 30, 2018, 05:36:30 PM
The cellulite-thigh woman with the farmer's tan seems to have a Norwegian Flag bikini on.
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: Sir Slash on July 30, 2018, 09:15:29 PM
Right. She's wearing Norway but showing too much Lapland.  :hide:
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: bob48 on August 01, 2018, 12:55:09 PM
har har.
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: mirth on August 02, 2018, 06:42:24 AM
https://twitter.com/growingwisdom/status/1024994271097745408
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: Sir Slash on August 02, 2018, 08:52:32 AM
Can only be a good thing at this point.
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: mirth on August 02, 2018, 08:55:49 AM
I wish it would make its way here
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: Sir Slash on August 02, 2018, 09:02:44 AM
Here too but then I would be confused it was Fall and I had overslept. Again.
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: Gusington on August 02, 2018, 12:45:08 PM
Just this morning it was darker than usual (stormy) and that caused me to oversleep. That and being exhausted.
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: Sir Slash on August 02, 2018, 05:35:33 PM
That's why I spend most of my time in bed these days. That way I can never oversleep.  :uglystupid2:
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: Staggerwing on August 02, 2018, 06:57:23 PM
So it's not the padded handcuffs that keep you there?
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: Sir Slash on August 02, 2018, 09:09:53 PM
No, I know how to pick them.  ;D
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: Pete Dero on August 03, 2018, 01:50:06 AM
https://www.esa.int/spaceinvideos/Videos/2018/07/From_green_to_brown_in_a_month (Video in the link)

As this yearís heatwave continues, the Copernicus Sentinel-3 mission reveals once again how the colour of our vegetation has changed in just one month. These two images cover the same area: part of Ireland, the UK, the Netherlands, Belgium, part of Germany and part of France, but the difference between them couldnít be more striking. The first, captured on 28 June 2018, is predominantly green, depicting healthy vegetation. The second, captured on 25 July 2018, however, is mainly brown, showing just how much the vegetation has changed owing to the long hot dry spell Europe has been enduring over the last weeks.

http://www.esa.int/spaceinvideos/Videos/2018/07/Denmark_scorched
https://www.esa.int/spaceinvideos/Videos/2018/07/Berlin_battles_heatwave
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: Gusington on August 03, 2018, 05:52:10 AM
Is this the longest dry spell for Western Europe in a long, long time? Like a 100 year event? I donít think I ever remember anything like this there in my lifetime...flooding yes, but not drought.
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: Pete Dero on August 03, 2018, 06:15:01 AM
Is this the longest dry spell for Western Europe in a long, long time? Like a 100 year event? I donít think I ever remember anything like this there in my lifetime...flooding yes, but not drought.

Last one like this was in 1976 were I live, but it looks like this time it is worse.   First time in my life I don't have to mow the lawn in 3 months (because there is no grass left  :'()
For countries like Sweden it might be the first time ever.

Spain and Portugal might reach 50į C in one of the next days and this will be an all time record.

Rain in May was exceptional low (happens once in 30 years).  Rain in June was exceptional low. Rain in July was exceptional low.  Average temperature in July was 5į C above average (happens once in 30 years).  Average temperature in May & June was 4į C above average (happens once in 30 years)

Probability of 3 exceptional months in a row ? ? ?

It is a good thing we have Trump or we would think climate change is real  :crazy2:  :uglystupid2:.
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: Gusington on August 03, 2018, 07:11:47 AM
Hahaha - funny and sad because itís true.

Whatís the next three monthís forecast look like for you?
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: JasonPratt on August 03, 2018, 07:23:27 AM
My brother and his family went to Germany (to hang out a few weeks with family-friends of their family) back in July (a dog and beet farm near Cologne), and they felt straight-up betrayed by the expectations of cooler than usual weather! -- they packed a bunch of jackets and warm items!
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: Pete Dero on August 03, 2018, 08:39:45 AM
Hahaha - funny and sad because itís true.

Whatís the next three monthís forecast look like for you?

We don't have those type of forecasts.  Our national weather office only makes predictions for 7 days and most of the time they are already quite useless after 5 days.

In the past if we had 14 days of uninterrupted summer weather we all would say it was a splendid summer (a normal July or August month means 15 days with rain !).

But now we are around week 10 of summer weather in a row (with most days temperatures far above average), and every time they predicted a chance of rain it didn't happen.

As we are not used to this most crops will die in the fields.  Farmers are feeding their animals right now with food that was meant to be used in winter.


Based on the very strong high pressure areas above Europe that blocked all weather over the Atlantic Ocean from coming in for the past weeks I wouldn't be surprised if this continued for the next couple of weeks.
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: Gusington on August 03, 2018, 08:54:04 AM
Whoa.
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: airboy on August 04, 2018, 02:14:12 PM
Alabama and the rest of the SE USA has been much cooler and wetter than normal.  Crops are excellent.  Gulf stream is running lower which is keeping rain systems bottled up.  Thus, more clouds, cooler weather and rain.  Coolest summer and wettest in around thirty years.
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: Gusington on August 04, 2018, 04:27:04 PM
Summer in Orange County NY started out very hot and dry and now it is very hot and wet. To quote Robin Williams as Adrian Cronauer in Good Morning Vietnam, thatís good if youíre with a lady, not good if youíre in the jungle.
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: em2nought on August 10, 2018, 01:44:38 AM
Alabama and the rest of the SE USA has been much cooler and wetter than normal.  Crops are excellent.  Gulf stream is running lower which is keeping rain systems bottled up.  Thus, more clouds, cooler weather and rain.  Coolest summer and wettest in around thirty years.

...and also on the plus side much less hurricane"d"
(http://www.wilmingtonawning.com/images/flag.jpg)
Two days ago it almost felt like fall, today and yesterday not so much, not so much at all. lol
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: airboy on August 10, 2018, 12:41:02 PM
A part of the wildfire problems on the left coast is stupidity.

California, Oregon and Washington spend far less on clearing dead trees than they did in previous decades.  Clearing dead timber is part of the dreaded "forestry" that the eco-loons hate.  This builds up a huge amount of easily burnable material.  As a result, when conditions for a fire are good the fires themselves are much, much worse than they would be with rational forestry programs.

You are always going to get years of drought and high temps.  If you don't manage your forests properly, you get a huge buildup of fuel which makes the fires much, much worse.

Let me provide a counter-example.  Huge parts of Alabama and Mississippi are forest.  Wood products is a huge industry in both states because of the climate, low property taxes, and low electricity costs (making paper, lumber etc.... requires electricity as a major input).  We had a multi-year severe drought in the SE.  We had some fires.  The fires were not horrific because we have rational forestry practices and the fuel buildup was not so bad.  The West has the same conditions now that we had in the SE several years ago and they are going up in flames.

The left coast is suffering in noticeable ways from their stupid State government policies over decades.
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: bayonetbrant on August 10, 2018, 01:11:06 PM
It's not all eco-loons.  There's also been (1) significant cutbacks in CDF's budget because of CA's overall budget problems, and (2) significantly less time spent on preventive care of forests because they're fighting fires elsewhere.

People building further and further from key urban infrastructure (i.e., water lines / hydrants) as in-town real estate prices skyrocket doesn't help anything.

There are far, far more meaningful fiscal reasons for this problem than just yelling at the Sierra Club for something that isn't heavily their fault, and with that, we'll avoid discussing policy because fires are only tangential to the overall weather thread, and too far down this road and we're going to RPFW.

There was no real need to throw in "eco-loons" or other policy discussion about forest fires in a discussion of overall weather.
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: Windigo on August 10, 2018, 03:26:55 PM
Couple of comments.

It is not just the eco-loons that want forest fire suppression - that allows for fuel load build up in the forests.
Big difference in forest ecologies between those states you've mentioned. Some forests depend on burns to keep themselves healthy, mature trees are more resistant to fire mortality than others.
A managed forest is not the most profitable forest when you throw in all the other uses of forests like tourism, grazing, hunting, fishing. (heavily managed forests are less productive).

For definitional purposes, eco-loons are those conservationists on the extreme where their hypocritical stances are very apparent (e.g., driving to a pipeline protest, anti-vaxxers)
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: bayonetbrant on August 10, 2018, 05:50:34 PM
Dear Windi,

Thanks for totally ignoring what I said right above this

Yours truly,

the Brant
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: trailrunner on August 10, 2018, 06:07:55 PM
I donít know anything about forestry, so take what I say with a grain of salt.

However, I did grow up in Southern California. I remember some bad fires when I was young (1970s).  I remember the sky being darkened from smoke.

The last couple of years I lived there, I moved from the beach to the backcountry of San Diego. I was also doing a lot of hiking. The foothills were covered with a very dense brush that was virtually impossible to hike through if there wasnít an existing trail. It did not rain much there, so this brush was very dry, and as I said, very thick. At the same time, the urban sprawl was building more and more homes into these canyons and foothills.

Even though it didnít rain much, I remember thunderstorms and lightning, but every time a storm caused a minor fire, the fire company was there to put it out immediately.  I also remember the hot and very dry Santa Ana winds in the fall. Seems like a *natural* time for a fire. I imagine that if the homes werenít there and we let the brush (and forests) burn every now and then, it wouldnít be as thick, and maybe each fire wouldnít be so massive and such a catastrophe.

Iím not making judgements. People have to live somewhere.
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: Windigo on August 10, 2018, 07:30:44 PM
Dear Windi,

Thanks for totally ignoring what I said right above this

Yours truly,

the Brant

Dearest "the Brant",
it seems like forever since you last wrote me.
I think I was drinking Billy Carter Beer when I read your last letter.
I sometime wonder if you have forgotten me, you're biggest common folk fan.
Don't misunderstand, I love getting your letters, no matter how few and far between.
It will be a dark destitute world when I have recieved the last correspondence from you.
They are so pissy pithy and insightful, and wondrously easy to read - despite having a far too high syllable count for the likes of me.
There should, however, be more of them. They are as delightfully refreshing as a cold beer on a hot day.

I trust everything is well with you and your family and that with the new president, you are well on your way to financial sucess and freedom.
He seems like a strong upstanding fellow with good character and moral fibre. If I recall from the last letter, you were not as fond of Jimmy Carter as I, so I trust this new fellow will be much more to your liking.

Well, its getting dark now and soon I'll have to turn off the power and thus the lights and computer... gotta save at least my small corner of the world.

So I'll close with saying it was great getting your last letter. Please write me again real soon.


Signed,

a big Brant fan about 5.5 beer into the evening


Hugs and Kisses

Dougy

Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: OJsDad on August 10, 2018, 07:42:00 PM
 :DD

Very glad I wasn't drinking a beverage when I read that.
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: airboy on August 10, 2018, 08:41:32 PM
Brant - blaming California's fiscal problems on forest stupidity is just part of the problem.  One of the reasons they don't allocate much in the way of funds is because of the eco-loon vote in California.

My brother is an arborist.  I drink regularly with a couple of forestry faculty.  They think what California does in forest management is just stupid (both the liberal and the conservative forester agree on this).

The Sierra Club and other eco-loon outfits control California.  All logging is evil.  Even logging to take out dead trees.  Especially if a road has to be built, somewhere. 

Californians pay a high price for their mono-government.  Super high taxes, electricity prices, gasoline prices and forest fires.  All of these are policy choices and they have consequences.

So yes, I believe that their state policy is driven by eco-loons.  I think it is an apt description for their actions.
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: bayonetbrant on August 11, 2018, 09:28:21 PM
If you guys can all stop injecting politics into basic complaints about the weather I will consider unlocking the thread
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: bayonetbrant on August 14, 2018, 07:22:43 AM
unlocked for now. Keep the politics out of here
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: Windigo on August 14, 2018, 09:17:12 AM
Soooooooo,
what's your go to adult beverage for when the temps go ballistic?

1/. Frosty cold beer
2/. Rum and coke, heavily iced
3/. Sangria
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: bayonetbrant on August 14, 2018, 10:42:41 AM
very, very cold cider
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: Sir Slash on August 14, 2018, 12:17:22 PM
Rum & Coke for me. Or maybe a Rum & Coke & Rum-- heavily iced.
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: JasonPratt on August 14, 2018, 02:30:11 PM
No adult beverages for me, but I do like very cold cider.  O:-)

Or a cold cran-grape mix.
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: Windigo on August 14, 2018, 03:00:27 PM
No adult pops for you JP?

I figured you for a pressed whiskey sour kinda guy.....
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: Gusington on August 14, 2018, 04:54:57 PM
He drinks the whiskey produced from the enemies he has pressed.
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: MetalDog on August 14, 2018, 08:33:51 PM
Water.  Cold.
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: Sir Slash on August 14, 2018, 08:43:50 PM
^ Like his 'Revenge'.
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: Gusington on August 14, 2018, 08:50:58 PM
And his women.
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: Sir Slash on August 14, 2018, 08:54:42 PM
But not his toilet seats.
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: Gusington on August 14, 2018, 09:00:34 PM
Of course not. Don't be silly.

Wait...too late.
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: Windigo on August 14, 2018, 10:09:01 PM
Water.  Cold.

I guess everyone picks their poison.
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: airboy on August 15, 2018, 01:11:31 AM
Cold water.

Very weak gin @ tonic with Hoflands Dry Gin when the work is finished outside.
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: JasonPratt on August 16, 2018, 07:20:49 AM
He drinks the whiskey produced from the enemies he has pressed.

 :bd:  :cowboy:

Their tears cool me off on a hot day.

(...I almost typed "hot date". Too early this morning.  #:-) )


But seriously, the most I've been able to manage is a vodka screwdriver. Which I wouldn't drink on a hot day (or hot date ;) ), but which often got delivered to me by the waitresses at casinos when I ordered orange juice while blackjacking or shooting craps etc. (This was back when Bro and I liked to go out testing math formulas and strategies.)
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: JasonPratt on August 16, 2018, 07:23:30 AM
Meanwhile, a very solid rain system has arrived in West TN this morning, at long long last. Before now, mostly popcorn thunderstorms, some of them super-downpours but not very useful. (i.e. typical West TN mid-late summer.)

Humidity was so high, that I heard one thunderbolt last a good minute or longer this morning. It was creepy.  :o Sounded like the thunder was slowly getting nearer and nearer WHICH THUNDER SHOULD NOT DO! -- and then passed by.
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: OJsDad on August 16, 2018, 07:28:40 AM
We've had more rain this year, and it has been warm, but I don't think the humidity has been as bad as normal. 
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: Sir Slash on August 16, 2018, 08:42:30 AM
I got 2 1/4 inches last night about 11pm. in a 30 min. thunder storm which in Fla. we call 'Wednesday'. Lightening scared the shit out of the pets. And me too... a little.  :hide:
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: OJsDad on August 16, 2018, 08:47:38 AM
Hopefully you weren't soaking in the pool.
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: Sir Slash on August 16, 2018, 08:52:11 AM
No, but I had put water in the pool that afternoon cause it was low. Not anymore.
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: Gusington on August 16, 2018, 08:54:32 AM
Sounds like you were soaking in your drawers.
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: Sir Slash on August 16, 2018, 08:57:37 AM
I just about SOAKED my drawers last night about 11.
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: bayonetbrant on August 16, 2018, 08:58:33 AM
I got 2 1/4 inches last night about 11pm.

hanging out at that bar again, were you?  ;)
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: Sir Slash on August 16, 2018, 09:02:43 AM
I would say my wife got 2 1/4 inches last night about 11pm but you guys would make it 'dirty'.
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: Gusington on August 16, 2018, 09:15:59 AM
Well done, all.
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: Windigo on August 16, 2018, 09:20:15 AM
I got 2 1/4 inches last night about 11pm.

hanging out at that bar again, were you?  ;)
Perv minds think alike... I thought that too.
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: DoctorQuest on August 17, 2018, 08:40:41 AM
Brant - blaming California's fiscal problems on forest stupidity is just part of the problem.  One of the reasons they don't allocate much in the way of funds is because of the eco-loon vote in California.

My brother is an arborist.  I drink regularly with a couple of forestry faculty.  They think what California does in forest management is just stupid (both the liberal and the conservative forester agree on this).

The Sierra Club and other eco-loon outfits control California.  All logging is evil.  Even logging to take out dead trees.  Especially if a road has to be built, somewhere. 

Californians pay a high price for their mono-government.  Super high taxes, electricity prices, gasoline prices and forest fires.  All of these are policy choices and they have consequences.

So yes, I believe that their state policy is driven by eco-loons.  I think it is an apt description for their actions.

I think someone in CA might be reading Airboy's posts.  :bd:

http://www.kios.org/post/politics-wildfires-biggest-battle-californias-capital

Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: OJsDad on August 20, 2018, 09:03:05 AM
We're starting to get smoke into NW Ohio from the western wild fires.  This is causing a bit of a haze. 
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: JasonPratt on August 21, 2018, 10:10:27 AM
Forecast high in West TN today, low 80s.

WELCOME TO AUTUMN!  :D <:-) :smitten:
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: Gusington on August 21, 2018, 12:06:52 PM
Donít check your 10 day forecast...
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: acctingman on August 21, 2018, 12:20:59 PM
Seattle is in the mid 80's today with high humidity and an even larger chance of lung cancer from all the damn fires. It's no fun going outside today. I should be able to call in at work and say it's unhealthy for me to even step outside. This is gaming weather!!  :bd:
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: JasonPratt on August 23, 2018, 06:33:21 AM
Donít check your 10 day forecast...

2 days later, sunrise is high 50s!  :smitten:

But supposedly we'll be back to low 90s for the highs. Which is plausible, this is West TN in August. But normally we'd be looking at over-100s in mid-to-late August. I know, I used to have to march around in band camp during this time.
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: OJsDad on August 23, 2018, 10:52:07 AM
Next Wednesday, the county fair starts.  Highs in the 90's, rainy, humid.  Yep, typical weather for the fair. 
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: Gusington on August 23, 2018, 09:43:06 PM
I am at the New York State Fair right now and its 70s during the day and 50s at night. Very nice but you still get that Fair Stank on you after a full day.
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: Sir Slash on August 24, 2018, 09:28:10 PM
Anyone offer you a booster seat to sit on in the Bumper Cars? Sorry Man. I can never resist a cheap shot.  :peace:
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: Gusington on September 07, 2018, 04:53:46 PM
Your Mom.
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: Sir Slash on September 07, 2018, 08:42:00 PM
That took awhile. Mom keeping you that busy?
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: Gusington on September 08, 2018, 10:42:07 AM
Busy and dehydrated.
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: Sir Slash on September 08, 2018, 09:01:50 PM
She didn't make you a pitcher of Kool-Aid? You must've not helped with the dishes.
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: Gusington on September 08, 2018, 09:09:13 PM
No she did. Grape flavor.
Title: Re: The "Holy %$%# It's Hot Out There" Summer 2018 Thread
Post by: Sir Slash on September 08, 2018, 09:11:55 PM
She does Cherry better. But at least with grape you usually get Vanilla Wafers.