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Old 15th July 2006
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From past experience, the TEMP gauge on my Saabs was the best indicator of a really hot and humid day.(past the half way mark or overheating). How do you tell when it's really hot/humid otherwise:

I also know when:

My unders have to be peeled off and take skin with them
My feet catch fire
I forget that the roof of the car is hot and drape my arms over it.(e-ouch)
I put a Diet-Pepsi in the freezer and forget it and hear it explode.
Can't get enough popcicles in me fast enough
A burning desire for...."A REAL COLD SHOWER"

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There was a spider hanging from me earlier. I pulled it off by the web and was looking for a place to set it down. The hood of my truck was the closest thing. I put him on the hood. 6 steps and about a second and a half later, his legs folded upward and he stopped moving. He fried.

It's 99*F here right now, feels like 102. The high is supposed to be 100*. Last night it was still 90* at 1:00 AM.
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It was plenty hot here today as well. 101 at 2pm. The best experience of the day (even better than the sweaty grit I was lathered in from changing my oil) was stepping an a giant red wasp as I laid out my water sprinkler. Have you ever experienced a wasp sting on the inside of your big toe? I highly recommend it. I took some benadryl and slept it off until 10:30. Which is why I am typing this at 2:30 am....
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I realize it's hot when my transmission overheats on the trail, spills fluid onto the exhaust, and catches on fire. Then I grab the nearest dirt I can find to throw onto the fire to put it out. Then I realize that the dirt I found was an ant hill.

Now I have about 60-70 ant bites on my leg. No benadryl though. Going to get som aloe vera here in a bit. Burns like a mother ATM.

So bkrell, one wasp sting or 60 ant bites?
(Yes, that did all happen last night about 3 hours into our trail ride)
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* Cliff Clavin / Nerd Alert *

Did you know there's no such thing as 90 degrees and 90% humidity? It's never happened in the U.S., and from what I understand, it's never even happened on this planet!

Feel free to use this fascinating trivia at your next party or barmitzvah.
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Are you kidding? I love fireant bites! THey make that little head you get to pop and itch. No such luck with the wasp. It felt like I stepped on jagged bottle glass! My toe is still swollen and numb!


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I realize it's hot when my transmission overheats on the trail, spills fluid onto the exhaust, and catches on fire. Then I grab the nearest dirt I can find to throw onto the fire to put it out. Then I realize that the dirt I found was an ant hill.

Now I have about 60-70 ant bites on my leg. No benadryl though. Going to get som aloe vera here in a bit. Burns like a mother ATM.

So bkrell, one wasp sting or 60 ant bites?
(Yes, that did all happen last night about 3 hours into our trail ride)
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Never happened on this planet? What's your source? I've been to the Yucatan and it was over 100 and sure seemed pretty darn humid.


Lol, anyway, here's my forecast. 75% is bad enough at 103!

http://www.srh.noaa.gov/ifps/MapClic...te=LA&site=SHV


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Did you know there's no such thing as 90 degrees and 90% humidity? It's never happened in the U.S., and from what I understand, it's never even happened on this planet!

Feel free to use this fascinating trivia at your next party or barmitzvah.
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Yeah, well I got a really nasty elephant bite this morning. I went to put on some lotion, but I grabbed the nitric acid by mistake. So, now my bone marrow is boiling and I run to put some cold water on it. But instead of cold water, I accidently grab the sand blaster and blow all the flesh off my arm. So, now it's really starting to sting, and my bone marrow is still on the boil. I go to grab a bandage to put on it, and silly me, instead I grab a massive star and generate fusion energy from fusing the nuclei of atoms in its core and collapses inward under the force of its own gravity, and undergoes a thermonuclear explosion. Anyhoo, the resulting supernova explosion expels much or all of the stellar material with great force. And it was hot too. I was sizzling like fajita meat.
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Sounds like the only thing that bit you was a nice fifth of something with a high alcohol content.
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104 here today.
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lol, just in case anyone is interested:
Pics of my knee with 40+ bites
Warning: between my white skin, hairy leg, and ant bites, the above link may not be suitable for younger audiences or anyone who has recently eaten.
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95 with high humidity tomorrow in Pittsburgh. My car is so sluggish in this weather, especially with the a/c on the lowest temp.
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95 with high humidity tomorrow in Pittsburgh. My car is so sluggish in this weather, especially with the a/c on the lowest temp.
Then be a man and ditch the AC. Roll down the windows and open the sunroof... like me! (104* wind still feels like 104*. I don't care what the resident physicists say)
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Oh I wish that could be the case, but it doesn't help when I'm in traffic jams for most of my commute.
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Never happened on this planet? What's your source?
Weatherwise Magazine from several years ago.

90 degrees with 80% humidity? Maybe. But 90/90? Never.
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Oh I wish that could be the case, but it doesn't help when I'm in traffic jams for most of my commute.
You think I never get stuck in traffic? Does it suck, yes. Does my engine choke? Nope! And she's a good 50lbs lighter without all that stuff too! Don't you wish YOUR girl was 50 lbs lighter?
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Remember "Airplane" the movie, when Ted is at the controls and water is literally pouring down is face in a cascade. This is me in the summer in Ohio. Wonder why you move so slow in the high humid heat? It is harder to move under water, which is where we are if ever gets to 100% humidity.
Brian: I am allergic to hymenoptera. Wasps, hornets and especially the common and misunderstood honey bee. I stepped on a bee, (confirmed, hairy orangish wee little beastie, stuck between big and second toe, still pumping venom in with his last dying breath), and my foot doubled in size (okay, exaggeration, it increased in girth by one-third) and it itched for 2 weeks (no exaggeration). Benadryl, cortisone and epinepherine notwithstanding. But the epi kept the ticker going.
Was diving in Cape Coral canals and surfaced into a school of jellyfish. Stung from head to toe. Burning and itching so bad we decided to rinse with fresh water (which I have since learned is contraindicated as it causes blastocysts to explode or some such). But luckily, the hose had been lying out all day in the sun and the water was almost steam when it came out. After we scalded ourselves the pain from the burning water had numbed us enough that we forgot about the jellyfish.
Took my ten year old daughter to the store this afternoon at 12:30ish with the top down. Car temperature gauge, from bumper sensor, read 102 degrees. We used the air conditioning with the top down. Decadent, yes and no. We live to report it.
And yes, at Chickenpizza in the Yucatan, it gets to 1,000 on the humidity scale, at about half way up the big pyramid, at 1:00 pm. I swear.
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LOL, yeah, I was at Tolum 5 years ago on the 6th of July (my birthday) and it was horribly hot. We had to walk about 1.5 miles back to the tour bus where a cooler full of our choice of Pepsi or beer awaited. Meanwhile my wife was sulking b/c I wouldn't buy her a shirt with the Aztec calendar on it.

"We're at a MAYAN ruin! You don't buy AZTEC souvenirs at a MAYAN ruin!"

Eh, I'm an archaeologist. That really bothered me!

It was a long ride back to Playa...

Did I mention it was hot?

Ubermich, I would be entertained for hours if I had those bites on my legs.

I've made a command decision, I'm buying an installing a window unit in the bedroom tomorrow. It's just too hot.



There's no such thing as global warming...no such thing as global warming...no such thing as global warming...
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It's only been hitting the mid 80s to low 90s around here with about 50% humidity. Upper 40s to mid 50s at night. I love living in the basement.

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I have been having a lovely summer on the west coast with high temps of around 85 degrees and normal humidity. Unfortunately I will be going back to New Mexico in a week or so, back to the 90-100 degree weather and 13 percent humidity. I actually like the less humid air, but sun really beats down on you. The two swamp coolers do their best to cool our house but it ends up being pretty hot inside nonetheless, besides, even though our house is already set up for air conditioning (all the pipes and vents and stuff was put in) they still quoted around 15 grand to install it (yeah right). I hate using AC in my car however, I feel like I have turned to the dark side every time I hit the AC button. The vented seats usually keep me happy enough without it though.
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