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The Famous Druid

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Icon 1 posted January 29, 2009 21:19      Profile for The Famous Druid     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
That's the 3-day weather report for Melbourne.

For the Fahrenheitafarians in the audience, that's 110°F, 112°F, 113°F.

Even at night, there's been little relief, with temperatures in the 30's (high 80's F) for most of the night. I haven't had a proper nights sleep all week.

I'm hot as hell and I'm not going to take it any more!

As the guy on the radio said, weather like this is why we aussies don't allow handguns.

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Icon 1 posted January 30, 2009 01:17      Profile for littlefish   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Strewth!

Hope the VBs are keeping in the esky. Is it the season for things that kill you in the sea? I think I'd just go there and float all day. Either that, or go hang out at the mall in the shop with the best A/C.

Mind you, a friend of mine ran a half marathon in 35 C heat when he served in Iraq, but then he is daft.

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Icon 1 posted January 30, 2009 02:25      Profile for TheMoMan         Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
____________ The Famous Druid __ WOW, Here at 44 North and 83 West. We have the converse. So far we have had a normal winters worth of snow and we still have two more months of winter. we have set record lows more then twice this winter. CP, Halfvast and myself are some what envious.

So maybe this Global Warming thing is doing the wild weather extremes? Or are we in a wild ride part of the curve, I mean as humans, how long have we been keeping weather records. (actual measurments)

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Icon 1 posted February 01, 2009 01:21      Profile for Infinitesimal     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
And don't even get me started on the humidity, and to think my friends in Launceston are bitching about a single 40C day they got [Razz]

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Icon 1 posted February 01, 2009 02:58      Profile for The Famous Druid     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
After a brave above-and-beyond-the-call-of-duty struggle, my fridge died today. [Frown]

Oh well, at least they're tipping a reasonable (29 C) day tomorrow.

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_________________ The Famous Druid __ Well I am happy to hear you are supposed to get a small reprive. Temps. on each end of the scale are rough on equipment and humans. Sorry about the beer cooler. Here at the Hill-top we have burned more propane than any other winter, and we still have two more months of needing heat. I am looking at getting a Geothermal heat pump as the cost of propane is not competative with heat pumps. We have been running resister heating to lesson the load on the furnace,

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Icon 1 posted February 01, 2009 04:50      Profile for The Famous Druid     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by TheMoMan:
Temps. on each end of the scale are rough on equipment and humans.

Driving home on Friday, the traffic report on the radio was warning that 40 sets of traffic lights had failed because of the hot weather. A few minutes later, I drove through one of those intersections, and saw 2 cops in their bright yellow reflective vests directing traffic with one hand and clutching a large bottle of water in the other. In heat that had killed the traffic lights.

I don't think I've ever felt more sympathy for cops.

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Icon 1 posted February 01, 2009 14:28      Profile for Infinitesimal     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Trafic lights are nothing, the entirety of Geelongs power grid packed it in a couple of days ago. I'm hoping it settles down soon as this is somewhat worrysome.
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Icon 1 posted February 01, 2009 14:32      Profile for ewomack   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
AUGH! I once experienced 39 Celsius in Madrid and thought I was going to melt into goo... but the 40s?!??! I feel warm just reading this post (and not for good reasons)...

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I went X-C skiing yesterday and today. Yesterday it was -1C. Today it was +1C.

I've been in that kind of heat riding in the desert in Arizona and California. I remember riding during the day and wearing a white-long-sleeve T to keep the heat off. I kept a 2-liter bottle of water between my legs to stay hydrated and keep the boys cool.

I stopped for water and gas and measured my pulse at 185 bpm.

That heat is a killer.

Druid, right now I prefer the refreshing chill of a Lake Michigan breeze right at 0C, the cool, refreshing smell of a pine forest, and the breezy feel of sliding down a hill covered in 24" of crisp, cool snow. Can't you imagine that right now?

I could bottle the cool and send it to you.

CP

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Oh dear, this 120 metre, $100 million ferris wheel only opened for business 6 weeks ago...
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On Friday, it buckled and cracked in the heat, and has been closed indefinitely while engineers work out how/if it can be fixed.

/me suspects this will keep teams of lawyers gainfully employed through the recession.

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Well, hang in there TFD, and think cool thoughts. I know how miserable those kinds of temperatures are from many years of experience here in the Central Valley. It'll be my turn to sweat and toss and turn at nights in a matter of months, though I hope we can avoid a heat wave like yours this year.

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It sounds like a nice summer day in Vegas to me. =P
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