Too hot. It's supposed to get to 100 here today. This would be no big deal in some other places I've lived where the humidity is lower - but last night the news showed a dewpoint of 81! You put that temp anywhere near that dewpoint and it can be deadly.
Posts: 1733 | Location: Zone 4 North Dakota | Registered: August 12, 2005
We had a little cool down today, it only got to 101º! We are supposed to keep trending that way...below 100, into the mid 90s! I hope! Our humidity right now is 80% and we have just dropped below 80º to 79.6º! That's 9:25pm.
Well, I can't complain after seeing what you guys in the south are saying. It was "only" 98 and humid here today. The forecast is only calling for two days above 100 before dipping back into the 80s next week.
Posts: 292 | Location: N. Illinois, Zone 5 | Registered: April 22, 2011
there are several simple methods to get it to rain. here are three. 1 wash you car after it was hit with fresh bird droppings. 2. have 12 naked virgins dance around a maypole every Sunday. 3. say the rain prayer the wrong time of year when saying Amidah prayer
For once our forecast was close to right. Yesterday we stayed below 100º...it only got ot 99.7º! Today we were at 98º with HIGH humidity when a little thunder shower blew in & dropped it into the 70s! That was NICE!
It is VERY hot here today. The radio said that our area had a 118 heat index (how you feel versus what the temp is) as of 11 in the morning.
We have no power at our house in Fairfax as of last night, & no power at our little house here, so are staying with Bonnie till that is fixed. Any a/c port in a storm? Lol! No, it's been great. A/c, cooking together, & good tv movies. Better then sweating in the dark - lol.
During hot summers growing up in Texas, pre-air conditioning, we used to drink gallons of ice tea, play in the sprinklers and take siestas in the afternoons when it was too hot to move. At night, we slept outside on cots in the courtyard. Many good conversations with my Dad and siblings about life, the universe and infinity while looking up at the millions of stars in the night sky. I remember waking up, covered with cool dew. Still, I wouldn't want to go back. I am too old to lie on the wood floor because it is cooler than the mattress and it isn't safe to sleep outdoors here, even if we could stand the mosquitoes.
Abigail, all 9 kids grown and 14 little gardeners: what a harvest!
Posts: 2816 | Location: Far Rockaway, New York | Registered: July 17, 2002
Thanks for your memories, GardenD. It takes me back to... well, last night. We're still pre-air conditioning but are considering it after this last spell. It's amazing how your body can adjust to extremes but there are limits.
I've told my now grown kids that they are honorary 50's kids like their mom & I were. They never did believe me when I told them that everything was in black & white back then but they get the no air conditioning thing.
Posts: 1029 | Location: Chicago area - Zone 5a (zone 6 this year) | Registered: February 13, 2010
Billkoe, "The Little Brown Church"? That's in Nashua. Very popular spot for weddings, one has to reserve a long time in advance. Very nice area, closer to me than binnylou. Several family members were married there.
Don't know about Cedar Lake, perhaps it's an outdoor wedding spot?
Everything that blooms and grows, the garden angel scatters and sows...in the land of corn and pigs...
Posts: 5434 | Location: Zone 4-5, North Central Iowa | Registered: April 12, 2002