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Old 01-27-2009, 08:17 PM   #1
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Default Heatwave.. ouch!

we're roasting down here.

we're having the worst one since 1908..!

temperatures over 110'F for the whole week... transport is chaos and people are collapsing in the streets

http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au...-11949,00.html
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Old 01-27-2009, 08:22 PM   #2
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same here! different temps! deep freeze continues.
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more snow overnight..
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Old 01-27-2009, 10:12 PM   #3
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Down here, we had some freezing rain that had some of the freeways & overpasses sut down. My sister & her husband were stranded for nearly 12 hours before the salt crews were able to help. As for the heat that you're having there, I DEFINATELY don't envy you there. Oddly enough, one of the things that's helping me cope with the crazy weather is when I see a really marvelous sight---wild geese flying over head. MMMMMM! Beautiful!
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Old 01-29-2009, 12:09 AM   #4
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Podunklander and I don't live too far away--it's been a rotten winter. Temps. have been as low as -17 here and every day is well below average. Could we suggest that Obama come up with a stimulus package for the weather?
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Old 01-29-2009, 07:02 AM   #5
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Perhaps it's global warming mende, or climate change as they like to call it nowadays. Or maybe it's what they called it when I was a wee lad, Summer ? Sounds great actually, I hope you're near a swimming pool !

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Old 01-29-2009, 09:09 AM   #6
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I hate heat - much easier to bundle up against the cold. Over the last 24 hours we've gotten about 8-10" of snow but it's been in the 20s, much better than the sub-zero temps we had not long ago. We may even see 30 degrees this weekend. Whoo-hoo!
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Old 01-29-2009, 03:42 PM   #7
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another hot one today and the air conditioning just happened to break down and wont be fixed till next week
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Old 01-30-2009, 12:12 AM   #8
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Heat wave I can't hardly imagine it right now...lol. We have lots of snow and wind here. School was closed the last two days so the kids are happy.

Hope you get your air conditioning back as soon as possible, joveski. That is very bad timing for it to go out on you.
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Old 01-30-2009, 04:56 AM   #9
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Mende - remember that Windows weather widget I was telling you about ? I then asked you a few times if the weather for your hometown was accurate?

Now that you have a heatwave; I noticed it in the widget before I saw this thread, and was once again curious if it's accurate this time. Remember it was rather off a bit when we compared notes last in months past ? Well right now, it is saying 90 F for Melbourne at 1:30 am my time, but noticed earlier today it read 109 F !

Yeeow I don't blame you on mourning the A/C breakdown, I hope you can get it fixed soon next week ! As far as the widget, 109 F sounds like about what you said - up to 110 ! Holy cooked cow ! Worse yet - newer black asphalt street paving especially will get over 140-160 degrees at ground temp on a hot day like that, so I hope we don't hear that you got 'stuck' by your melting tennies out on the road ! OOH NOOO I'm MELLLTTIIiing. !

This next ort I mention only cause I thought it was funny - my Dad, right after marrying, drove across Death Valley, Calif, where temperatures like yours and higher are common. His jalopy, their first car, back then A/C was not on the options list lol. So dad figures: buy a block of dry ice ( -250 F), put it on the bench seat up front between them, and blow air over it with a 12V fan ! McGyver'ed A/C ! Just ...don't touch the frozen block ! They made it to Colorado in (relative) coool comfort !

Hope you can cool off soon !
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Old 01-30-2009, 05:11 AM   #10
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its not MY a/c, but the departments. it'll be done next week.

here's the latest on the stupid weather:

http://www.news.com.au/story/0,,24984215-1702,00.html

all these temps are over 100'F which is unusual/unbearable for this town! (about 120'F today)
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Old 01-30-2009, 04:46 PM   #11
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Joveski, I do hope the dept's AC comes back soon! 120 degrees is totally unimaginable to me; although I grew up in Southern California, it was never that hot (except in Death Valley maybe).

We had a week last summer when the office AC was broken, and the office got to be 87 degrees F (I guess that would be about 30 degrees Celcius?) but your temp would be more than 30 degrees higher.

Anyway, I sincerely hope and pray your AC will be back soon!
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Old 01-30-2009, 10:57 PM   #12
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a bit of relief today but last night there was a massive blackout in the state.. plus the 2nd hottest day on record (45.2'C) which is 115F

http://www.news.com.au/story/0,27574...-29277,00.html

http://www.news.com.au/story/0,,24985961-29277,00.html
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Old 02-03-2009, 11:43 PM   #13
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another hot one today and the air conditioning just happened to break down and wont be fixed till next week
Dear Until we finally got it & had it installed, it felt like hell on earth. For me, the worst part about it all was the fact that in order to keep our cats from suffering from the heat at night, we had to let them stay out all night, leaving a large dish of water with ice chunks in it so they wouldn't dehydrate. Now we have an A/C unit that, as it turns out, is strong enough to cool/heat a place that's at least 4-6 times bigger than the home we live in. So I'll be putting in a good word for you with The Man Upstairs.
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Old 02-07-2009, 12:59 AM   #14
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DONE!

hottest day on record down here today:

http://www.news.com.au/story/0,27574...000540,00.html
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Old 02-07-2009, 12:30 PM   #15
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hottest Feb.7 in 19 years here in Gordtown!

it's 45F (7C) - oh yeah!

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Old 02-07-2009, 08:53 PM   #16
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lookie what we woke up to this morning... eek. 26 dead already while the state literally burns. some small towns have had 80% of them destroyed:


http://www.news.com.au/story/0,27574...5-1243,00.html
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Old 02-08-2009, 10:39 AM   #17
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It is hard to ignore what is going on down there when we have family there, Mende. Really makes you wonder what is happening, the climate everywhere is strange. We're too cold, you're too hot and no end in site. Are your winters extreme also?

I agree I would rather have it cold than too hot, there is only so much that you can take off to cool off. Hang in there Mende, drink lots of water. Is the drought over?
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Old 02-08-2009, 01:16 PM   #18
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drought is far from over!. the current death toll is 96. one of our most famous and loved newsreaders died along with his wife in one of the fires. its cooled down a lot but that wont stop the flames, especially with wind changes
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Old 02-08-2009, 03:29 PM   #19
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and in Queensland there's major flooding..good grief..
http://news.smh.com.au/breaking-news...0208-80mk.html
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Old 02-08-2009, 05:29 PM   #20
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yeah, they're drowning and we're burning
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Old 02-08-2009, 09:12 PM   #21
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What is a newsreader? Is that a reporter on TV?

Take care down there, Mende.
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Old 02-08-2009, 09:51 PM   #22
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yep - newsreader is someone who reads the news..not a reporter in the field or a journalist usually..the talking head/personality behind the desk most of the time..
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Old 02-08-2009, 10:19 PM   #23
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as char said, he sat behind the desk for 20 years doing it. everyone loved him. and 78 years old now, its a sad way to go

he used to end every bulletin off with "may your news be good news, and goodnight"

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Old 02-09-2009, 04:54 PM   #24
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173 dead so far, and police might have found one of the bastards that started one of them...

http://www.news.com.au/story/0,27574...000540,00.html
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Old 02-09-2009, 05:05 PM   #25
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awful, just awful tragedy..the little s.o.b.'s should rot in prison forever..
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