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Old 12-29-05, 07:26 PM   #1
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I can't remeber any forecast being this high, this is scary, 42C, I dont think i've ever experienced that temperature!!! I dont even have AIR CON yet !!! And what is more scary is that its not even half way through Summer! We've had 37's, 36's the past few days, its really strange, I can't remember a heat wave this big and tommorow is going to fry everything!

Have many of you been in such extreeme temperature as this outdoors?
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Old 12-29-05, 07:40 PM   #2
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Can you cook eggs on the sidewalk? I did that once here in Cali when it got that hot.
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Old 12-29-05, 07:43 PM   #3
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43deg F in NH tommorow
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Old 12-29-05, 08:06 PM   #4
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i'm really scared i've never had heat this bad before, it wil be a first for me now.Your all locuky with your cool temps . Its almost 100F (37.5C) here!!!!!! OH GOD.

And guess whats, at the moment, new years fireworks have been CANCELLED due to bloody fire bans. (*&()&*)(*&!!!!
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Old 12-29-05, 09:28 PM   #5
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Highest temperature of my summer: 44c with humidex. Damn hot day that was.
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Sounds like a typical summer day in east Texas. We have that to look forward to in a few months!
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Sounds like every summer I've endured in South Carolina.
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I lived in Phoenix Arizona for six summers, 107 is fairly common June through September. I've experienced it as high as 122 F, it blows, I can tell you that! I'm not willing to go back to that place, it's un-natural for humans, IMHO.
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Well its still 42 for tommorow!! And i have to work in a god dam bike shop , should be a bit cooler...concrete floors, no cooling though, then again no windows... I think we might have broken some temp records or will tommorow..will be interesting to see!
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Good luck, find a fan to keep the air moving around, and stock a cooler with ice and water.
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It will be 44C + in Mildura and other parts of Northern Victoria.

I'm from near Melbourne - 38c today!!!!
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Melbourne got top of 37C at 12noon, now the cool wind has come in so it shouldn't be a bad night but tommorow it will heat up early, should be 40+C from 1pm probably. I'l be hydrated in the workshop although i'm not even sure if they have a fan :S, they probalby do though! Yeh Mildrua, heat capital of Aus haha.
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i live 4 hours north than u blue neon, today was 41 degrees and its been that way for 4 or more days. Ive been waiting to go for a ride but its difficult at such high temperatures
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Perfect weather in So Florida mid oct to mid may
lows 55-60F hi's 75-80F thou on Xmas day was 83 in FTLaud.
Y'all come up an visit
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Old 12-30-05, 07:20 AM   #16
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pffft.. just drink and lot of water and don't go so far... take pleasure in sprinting.

and take your vitamins when you get home..... just eat callories before you head out.
thanks Merton - us Aussies have never experienced the vaguaries of hot weather before. It's past midnight and still friggin 25C!!!!!
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Old 12-30-05, 08:18 AM   #17
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I have always wondered about one thing regarding Australia. Is there anywhere in that country that sees snow?

BTW - Like Phantomcow in NH, Maine is experiencing unusally warm wheather.
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It can snow any month of the year in parts of Tasmania or in the Australian Alps. It even snows in Queensland, though not very often! We have ski resorts at places like Mt Buller, Falls Creek, Mt Hotham (all Victoria), Perisher, Threadbo (New South Wales). It even snowed where I live down to sea level this year (Gippsland, south eastern part of Victoria), although this is a freak 'once every 15 years' type occurance.

Freaky weather in the NE US at the moment, while Europe is suffering blizzards!
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Old 12-30-05, 09:26 AM   #19
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Perth's only had two days above 30C so far this summer.
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pffft.. just drink and lot of water and don't go so far... take pleasure in sprinting.

and take your vitamins when you get home..... just eat callories before you head out.
I second Merton's suggestions. You can get through without AC in high temps. All I need is a fan down at my beachhouse. And that is only to get the air moving.

but here are a few more tips...

- you mentioned fan at work, get a spray bottle. Fill the spray bottle with cool water. Stand in front of the fan, and spray water at the fan. The cool mist will get blown back at you.

- If the heat is still getting to y'all carry a bandana with ya. Soak it down and put it on the back of the neck for a little bit.

- While working in the heat, and you have stopped sweating, time to start drinking and watching yourself.
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Old 12-30-05, 10:28 AM   #21
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It can snow any month of the year in parts of Tasmania or in the Australian Alps. It even snows in Queensland, though not very often! We have ski resorts at places like Mt Buller, Falls Creek, Mt Hotham (all Victoria), Perisher, Threadbo (New South Wales). It even snowed where I live down to sea level this year (Gippsland, south eastern part of Victoria), although this is a freak 'once every 15 years' type occurance.

Freaky weather in the NE US at the moment, while Europe is suffering blizzards!
Cool. I did not realize that Australia had mountains as tall as 7,000 ft. Certainly that height would see snow. It's odd the images built up in the minds of folks not from those parts. I mean Australia was either swampy river areas with huge crocs, desert with huge sheep ranches, or beautiful beaches with killer surf and killer sharks. As is usually the case, there is always more than meets the eye about anywhere.

For instance Maine seems to be presented as nothing but rocky coast line, lobsters and LL Bean. The real beauty of Maine starts west of the Turnpike (runs up the coast).
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Go for a ride . I rode to work all summer here.. I think we had one or two days over 100. You know it's hot when you drink your whole water bottle halfway through your 4.5 mile commute.
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that's pretty hot - although in a few days you'll be back to the 70's. so, really, you just gotta find some shade and relax.
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