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How HOT Is It Where You Are?
HOT 33%  33%  [ 2 ]
Damn Hot 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Habenero Hot 33%  33%  [ 2 ]
Hot as hell 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Hotter Than HELL!!! 17%  17%  [ 1 ]
Is it winter yet? 17%  17%  [ 1 ]
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:shock: OH MY GODDESS!!! :shock:

picture if you will... a tiger prostrate with his mate beside him, their 3 furr babies laying beside them... just trying to stay cool...

panting...

I have to tell you that it was hotter here this weekend than I have EVER seen it... and I have lived in this area for over FIFTY YEARS!!

We reached temps of 113 both Saturday AND Sunday... :shock: and then... the power went out... both days... OMG!!!

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There is NOTHING quite like trying to endure 110+ temps without power...

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Here's a report from my local newspaper...

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[url=http://www.contracostatimes.com/mld/cctimes/news/local/states/california/15110978.htm]Record heat sears Bay Area
'Unusual' temperatures lead to power outages, illnesses and the cancellation of a concert
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July 24, 2006

In one of the strongest heat waves to hit the Bay Area in recent years, menacing temperatures continued Sunday to knock down record highs, causing widespread blackouts and heat-related illnesses.

The National Weather Service reported that at least half a dozen cities in the Bay Area broke long-standing temperature highs.

"It has been very unusual," said Brooke Bingaman, a National Weather Service meteorologist. "A lot of our trained weather spotters are reporting to us that in 20 to 30 years they've never seen temperatures like this before."

The Tri-Valley was hit particularly hard by the scorching heat. Reporting a high of 113 on Sunday, Livermore broke its previous record of 109, which was set in 1906. The city of San Ramon, which the weather service has tracked only recently, came in close behind with 112 for Sunday's high.

The daily triple-digit heat put stress on the power grid, leaving 462,000 in the Bay Area without power the entire weekend, some for several days. San Jose was hardest hit, with 49,000 households and businesses without power.

As of Sunday night, PG&E reported that approximately 32,000 households and businesses in Contra Costa County and 117,000 in the Bay Area were without power, said spokeswoman Mariana Hernandez.

"Energy conservation is critical," she said. "Keep your air conditioner down; we're asking for 78 degrees, and 80 even better."

PG&E also asked that people use their power-hungry appliances, including dishwashers, washers, dryers and televisions, in the late-evening hours to help the power grid.

Power was expected to be restored to residents in most of those areas by 8 p.m. Sunday, Hernandez said.

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May the Goddess of Cool Air smile upon your Bay Area, Stripey.

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why thank you, Catherine... from your fingers to the Goddess' ears... :D

I have learned a new mantra... one that I repeat over and over and over again... :D 8) :D

It IS Cooler Today! It IS Cooler Today! It IS Cooler Today! It IS Cooler Today! It IS Cooler Today! It IS Cooler Today! It IS Cooler Today! It IS Cooler Today! It IS Cooler Today! It IS Cooler Today!

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Some areas around New York city have been without electricity for over a week.

Pray for those poor people...

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:shock: Saint Louie too...

Heat is bad enuff to bear but excessive heat without power downright sux...

Been there, done that... and it sucked... big time...

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Only time I remember being without electricity over a week, was the blizzard of '77. Temps 20 degrees below zero, and fierce winds. This house does not protect against wind well--heck it is over 200 years old. Made with round tree trunks in places, and hune ones in 'visible' ones.

I swear, if I hadn't had three dogs at the time, I would probably have frozen to death. They and I kept each other alive.

No electricity means no heat and no water. Yup, blizzard of '77. I wonder if there will be a 30th anniversary next year?

But it is far worse to have the heat! That has to be horrible! I feel for all those poor people...

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thankfully... it's cooler today... barely made it to 100...

but in the central valley... the tiger points to the east, it was sposed to hit 105 again today...

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You know its hot when you say "its cooler today" and its a 100. Good grief Charlie Brown.

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:lol:

I know... I had to put a blanket on the bed last night and am now wearing long pants for the first time in almost 2 weeks... cuz now, the mid 90s which are our normal temps, seems cool...

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I heard on The Weather Channel last night that Europe has also been going through a hotter than normal summer...

Here's an article out of Germany describing it from their point of view.


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August 2, 2006

The heat wave that has gripped Europe this summer has been breaking records across the continent. In Germany, dramatically high temperatures made this July the second hottest since 1901. A 1911 record for the highest July temperature in Britain was broken when a village in Surrey hit 36.5 degrees Celsius (97.7 degrees Fahrenheit). And the Dutch meteorological institute said this July was the hottest month in the Netherlands since temperatures were first measured in 1706.

Even though it has cooled down somewhat in the past few days, last month was still three-and-a-half degrees warmer than average, said Gerhard Müller-Westermaier, an expert in climate monitoring at Germany's National Meteorology Service. He said that the heat wave is part of global warming.

"It fits the picture and it will continue to get warmer," Müller-Westermaier said. "We have had a warming of about 0.8 degrees since the beginning of the 20th century and the forecast says that in the next 100 years, we may have temperatures 1.5 to 5.5 degrees warmer. A summer like this one will become a normal summer."

Despite the many summer storms that swept across Germany, the country had less than 70 percent of the average July rainfall. This had a severe impact on the agricultural industry. In the eastern German state of Brandenburg, for example, farmers said their wheat yield was down some 40 to 50 percent.

Bildunterschrift: Großansicht des Bildes mit der Bildunterschrift: German farmers feel the heat
According to Müller-Westermaier, more heat required more precipitation. But he said rainfall trends due to global warming have become more difficult to predict.

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Heat begets heat... heat begets drought... drought begets famine... famine begets...

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Anyone see the video of South Dakota's corn crop currently being shown on The Weather Channel?

Got Dust Bowl?

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CNN just reported that July was the second hottest summer on record, the other being 1933- the dust bowl years. Imagine it hotter each year coming and grimace. Better get out your human rotisseries and set yourselves on even burn.

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and on The Weather Channel yesterday, they spoke of a killer tornado in... in... in...

:shock: Canada... :shock:

AND also an F-3 in upstate Minnesota...

tornadoes in the northern tiers? is that normal?

well, everything is normal to the braindead republican zombies we have running the country... and to their libertarian toadies, too...


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In July, how many people died from the heat?

Farmers are at their rope's end, cattle dying, chickens dying, crops dying.

And this is just a 'normal' summer?

I doubt the people who are suffering believe this is normal!

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Well, 164 people died in California alone... and thousands of head of cattle... crops are ruined all over the nation... heat begets drought... drought begets crop failures... crop falilures begets high prices for food... it also begets famine... famine begets war over resources...

got a new planet?

no?

then maybe it's time to start doing more than just DENYING anything is wrong, cuz if you want to discuss the economic impact, then one should discuss what will happen if we continue down the GOP course of inaction...

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