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Sat Sep 5, 2020, 05:11 PM

Excessive heat in California

I've never seen heat like this, at least not 22 miles from the ocean. Turned on my taps with mist sprays and wasted water, but I didn't know what else to do.

Last week, I did the same, and I noticed brown frogs and toads showed up to enjoy the moisture. I thought they were all gone.

All my animals are turned loose to seek shade comfort, which happens to be up next to the house. What a mess, but it seems like an emergency.

I have lived here a long time, but 113 F seems like an alarm going off. Drinking lots of ice water, and waiting for the evening when it will cool off a bit. Tomorrow will be the same.

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EndlessWire Sep 2020 OP
Shrike47 Sep 2020 #1
FreeState Sep 2020 #2
LostinRed Sep 2020 #3
FreeState Sep 2020 #4
EndlessWire Sep 2020 #7
Demovictory9 Sep 2020 #42
IcyPeas Sep 2020 #5
beaglelover Sep 2020 #6
mike_c Sep 2020 #8
EndlessWire Sep 2020 #10
AllaN01Bear Sep 2020 #9
EndlessWire Sep 2020 #11
AllaN01Bear Sep 2020 #24
Iggo Sep 2020 #12
TruckFump Sep 2020 #13
alwaysinasnit Sep 2020 #14
tenderfoot Sep 2020 #15
maveric Sep 2020 #16
miyazaki Sep 2020 #17
EndlessWire Sep 2020 #33
msongs Sep 2020 #18
EndlessWire Sep 2020 #34
Retrograde Sep 2020 #40
ihas2stinkyfeet Sep 2020 #19
sdfernando Sep 2020 #20
ItsjustMe Sep 2020 #21
procon Sep 2020 #22
skypilot Sep 2020 #23
2naSalit Sep 2020 #25
2naSalit Sep 2020 #26
EndlessWire Sep 2020 #35
2naSalit Sep 2020 #36
Hekate Sep 2020 #43
2naSalit Sep 2020 #45
AllaN01Bear Sep 2020 #27
haele Sep 2020 #28
2naSalit Sep 2020 #46
ItsjustMe Sep 2020 #29
demosincebirth Sep 2020 #30
Adsos Letter Sep 2020 #31
Locutusofborg Sep 2020 #32
Brother Buzz Sep 2020 #37
roamer65 Sep 2020 #38
Duppers Sep 2020 #39
roamer65 Sep 2020 #47
marlakay Sep 2020 #41
Hekate Sep 2020 #44
Hekate Sep 2020 #48

Response to EndlessWire (Original post)

Sat Sep 5, 2020, 05:15 PM

1. Where in CA are you? 113 degrees is awful damned hot.

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Response to Shrike47 (Reply #1)

Sat Sep 5, 2020, 05:18 PM

2. Its hot all over CA

3 miles from the ocean here in San Diego. 100° currently. Tomorrow is supposed to be hotter.

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Response to FreeState (Reply #2)

Sat Sep 5, 2020, 05:20 PM

3. 100 in LA too

Have the ac on but at 81 they asked not to go below 78 to conserve electricity.

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Response to LostinRed (Reply #3)

Sat Sep 5, 2020, 05:22 PM

4. Is too

We have a rental with no air - I feel bad for them but there isn’t much I can do.

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Response to Shrike47 (Reply #1)

Sat Sep 5, 2020, 05:29 PM

7. Temecula.

Even with an error factor, it is around 110. The apps I am using are pegging San Diego at 96, Riverside at 116. I think they are pretty accurate, give or take a few.

Oh, it says it is now 114...no relief until 8 pm.

Don't judge me! But I am sort of nude right now...

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Response to Shrike47 (Reply #1)

Sun Sep 6, 2020, 02:44 AM

42. gonna be 112 in Orange county tomorrow

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Response to EndlessWire (Original post)

Sat Sep 5, 2020, 05:23 PM

5. 109 here now ("the valley")

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Response to EndlessWire (Original post)

Sat Sep 5, 2020, 05:25 PM

6. It's about 107 right now in North Hollywood

We just got back from grocery shopping and will now stay indoors with the 3 beagles and the A/C.

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Response to EndlessWire (Original post)

Sat Sep 5, 2020, 05:37 PM

8. where are you?

We're up on the North Coast, ten miles or so from the ocean. It's been warmer than usual, but not oppressive. On the other hand, we'll be moving fairly soon to Phoenix.

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Response to mike_c (Reply #8)

Sat Sep 5, 2020, 05:45 PM

10. SoCal Wine Country

Phoenix? I was born in Phoenix. When I was three, my parents migrated to SoCal.

So, your first order is to make sure your car has air conditioning.

Are you going there to influence the Vote? Take care of yourself!

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Response to EndlessWire (Original post)

Sat Sep 5, 2020, 05:45 PM

9. sonora ca weather check in. current temp according to nws is 99

degrees f. lo tonite will be 78 degrees f. this reminds me of an event quite a few years back where it was 116 degrees f all over the state . cant remember year. go biden.

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Response to AllaN01Bear (Reply #9)

Sat Sep 5, 2020, 05:47 PM

11. I keep thinking

how tRump said to rake the forest floors.

Go, Biden!

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Response to EndlessWire (Reply #11)

Sat Sep 5, 2020, 06:38 PM

24. would love to see him in full turnout gear and scubba gear with full pack

and let him just try.

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Response to EndlessWire (Original post)

Sat Sep 5, 2020, 05:51 PM

12. 108 in Whittier.

It was 92 when I was doing my laundry at 9:30.

Should get down back around 80 by 4 or 5am.

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Response to EndlessWire (Original post)

Sat Sep 5, 2020, 05:51 PM

13. South Bay LA County -- 82 degrees

I'm between Torrance, CA, and San Pedro. It's not that bad here, but I am running the central air which is set at 78 degrees. It has come on a few times, but not running constantly.

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Response to EndlessWire (Original post)

Sat Sep 5, 2020, 05:51 PM

14. Suburbs around Santa Rosa (northern Bay Area) are at around 99 degrees F.

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Response to EndlessWire (Original post)

Sat Sep 5, 2020, 05:55 PM

15. It's hot AF in West LA

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Response to EndlessWire (Original post)

Sat Sep 5, 2020, 06:00 PM

16. 112 degs in Santee CA right now. One mile from the San Diego city line.

My son lives in Spring Valley where it hit 114 today.
Thank Godess for central air.

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Response to EndlessWire (Original post)

Sat Sep 5, 2020, 06:01 PM

17. Now Oak Glen may be fighting for its life

Started today.

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Response to miyazaki (Reply #17)

Sat Sep 5, 2020, 09:32 PM

33. Had to look this location up.

Not good. Prayers go out to all involved. Don't know much about this fire yet.

It is extremely quiet wind-wise here in the Valley. Wonder if Trump would call first responders Losers and Suckers. I can't imagine what it is like on the line right now.

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Response to EndlessWire (Original post)

Sat Sep 5, 2020, 06:02 PM

18. labor day/early september heatwaves like this are not unusual nt

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Response to msongs (Reply #18)

Sat Sep 5, 2020, 09:37 PM

34. No, but it is unusually

hot. Open to data correction if you have some ideas.

I think about the temperature of the ocean waters, and the fact that cool temps in the water keep hurricanes away from our coast. Here we have really hot temps virtually at the coast line. I don't like it.

I'm used to hot weather. I like hot weather. But not killer stuff.

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Response to msongs (Reply #18)

Sun Sep 6, 2020, 02:33 AM

40. September/mid-October have been the hottest times

of the year in the 4 decades I've lived in the Bay Area. Was it last year or the one before that we hit 108?

I don't have air-conditioning, but I have a house built before 1920 that has great cross-ventilation, and large overhangs. What I do is open all the windows at night, and close them mid-morning (and close the shutters as well). With a couple of fans to move the air around it's tolerable. I also time-shift, getting up early and doing any work that needs to be done, and napping during the hottest part of the day. I have the luxury, though, of being retired.

We need to build for local climates rather than filling up the country with cookie-cutter houses: there's a reason the Spanish colonists went in for thick adobe walls, and why shotgun shacks are a Southern thing.

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Response to EndlessWire (Original post)

Sat Sep 5, 2020, 06:04 PM

19. been a brutal summer in chi, too.

 

not that many 100+, but 90's day in and day out and blaring sun. and zero rain.
all i can do to keep the garden from drying up and blowing away.

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Response to EndlessWire (Original post)

Sat Sep 5, 2020, 06:18 PM

20. I'm about 5 miles from the beach and even closer to San Diego bay

Its 99° right now but was 101° earlier. Really rare to get that hot this close to the water with no santa ana winds driving it.

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Response to EndlessWire (Original post)

Sat Sep 5, 2020, 06:28 PM

21. It's currently 3:28 PM

Here In Fresno California.

The Temperature Is 104.

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Response to EndlessWire (Original post)

Sat Sep 5, 2020, 06:35 PM

22. 3:30 in the Great Mojave Desert and 111 degrees.

Thank fast for air conditioning. Without it, me and the furry people would not survive. Forecast is the same for next week.

The heatwave is moving east, so prepare yourselves.

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Response to EndlessWire (Original post)

Sat Sep 5, 2020, 06:36 PM

23. A friend of mine lives...

...in an apartment complex in Costa Mesa and the management company chose THIS weekend to lock down the pool. He texted me a couple hours ago to say that one of the tenants came out with some bolt cutters to cut off the lock.

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Response to EndlessWire (Original post)

Sat Sep 5, 2020, 06:43 PM

25. In Montana...

it's supposed to hit at least 100F today, high 90s tomorrow and the a high of 43F on Monday and lots of rain which great because two raging fires sparked up within twenty miles of here in the past 24 hours. Did I mention it's really windy while the afore mentioned weather system approaches?

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Response to EndlessWire (Original post)

Sat Sep 5, 2020, 06:44 PM

26. In extreme heat...

It is a good idea to munch on wet melons and cucumbers as they will help keep your body temp down.

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Response to 2naSalit (Reply #26)

Sat Sep 5, 2020, 09:40 PM

35. Thank you for the tip! n/t

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Response to EndlessWire (Reply #35)

Sat Sep 5, 2020, 10:06 PM

36. You're quite welcome.

after a point, water doesn't help much and will go right through you, and that can be dangerous. The electrolytes in the melons/cucumbers bring down your body temperature and help keep it down. They will help you keep from getting over heated and help if you do get overheated. I have used them for heat exhaustion when I lived in the desert, saved me from heat stroke. And now that Montana gets unbelievable heat, I rely on them in summer here too.

So they work before, during or after an overheating event as well as fevers when you are ill.

Hope the heat doesn't stick around long.

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Response to 2naSalit (Reply #36)

Sun Sep 6, 2020, 03:06 AM

43. I never knew that. I've been sucking down ice water.

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Response to Hekate (Reply #43)

Sun Sep 6, 2020, 10:51 AM

45. I learned about it from a book...

on medicinal properties of herbs, but it was about plants we see as food too. The property is known as refrigerant.

It's my herbal remedy bible that I have used and revered since I was in my teens.

The Herb Book
, John B. Lust. 1974. Bantam Books. ISBN: 0-553-20148-4
It's a very good reference that I have used since the mid seventies.

There is another book with the same title by a pair of women, Arabella Boxer and Philippa Back, published in England, but it's more about herb gardening/preservation and a cookbook with some of the most beautiful recipes in US and Imperial measurements. The pictures are worth it alone.

Between the two books and my mentor, I have been able to avoid the medical industrial complex for most health concerns.

The melon info has served me well for decades.

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Response to EndlessWire (Original post)

Sat Sep 5, 2020, 06:54 PM

27. update toulumne county office of emergency services announced that pg and e

is to pull electricity for 3 hours tomrrow evening.
it is also possible that other motherlode countys may be pulled .
due to high winds and red flag fire danger .

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Response to EndlessWire (Original post)

Sat Sep 5, 2020, 06:55 PM

28. 107 degrees 3 miles from the ocean in San Diego.

Thats as the crow flies down 94. The wind is hot, also.

In a couple hours if it cools down, after some home made dirty-water 'dogs on King's Hawaiian buns inside surrounded by AC, we are going to grab the girls and our neighbor (parents from TJ) and head down to Tocombo's for some local Mexican Nievas y Raspedos.
Huge servings.
You just need to know Baja-based Espanol to know what you're getting. And he's better at that than Laz and I are.

Haele

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Response to haele (Reply #28)

Sun Sep 6, 2020, 10:57 AM

46. I lived in Ocotillo Wells...

for a summer, that was the average temp at night. The highest I saw was 128F. It was unbearable without a pool of water and melons and shade. I have not been able to tolerate temps above 75F since then. I tell people I was cured from the heat after than.

Stay safe!

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Response to EndlessWire (Original post)

Sat Sep 5, 2020, 07:41 PM

30. 102 in Fremont - Bay Area

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Response to EndlessWire (Original post)

Sat Sep 5, 2020, 07:43 PM

31. We are currently at a balmy 106

111° projected for tomorrow.

Fairfield

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Response to EndlessWire (Original post)

Sat Sep 5, 2020, 08:35 PM

32. 91 right now in San Diego near the coast

I'm 4 miles from the ocean. Its 5:35 pm

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Response to EndlessWire (Original post)

Sat Sep 5, 2020, 11:04 PM

37. Damn, the manager of our Podunk market in the Sacramento Valley banned me last summer

He was NOT amused when I parked my chaise longue in the frozen food aisle

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Response to EndlessWire (Original post)

Sat Sep 5, 2020, 11:08 PM

38. This is life at 500ppm GHGs.

Last edited Sun Sep 6, 2020, 04:40 PM - Edit history (1)

Just imagine what it will be like at 1000ppm GHGs.
🔥

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Response to roamer65 (Reply #38)

Sun Sep 6, 2020, 02:11 AM

39. Yes, seriously.

We've accelerated our environmental destruction.

From 2016....

Global average carbon dioxide concentrations rose by 0.8% during 2016, the largest annual increase ever observed. According to figures released overnight by the World Meteorological Organisation, atmospheric CO₂ concentrations reached 403.3 parts per million. This is the highest level for at least 3 million years, having climbed by 3.3 ppm relative to the 2015 average.

The unprecedented rise is due to carbon dioxide emissions from fossil fuels (coal, oil and gas) and the strong 2015-16 El Niño event, which reduced the capacity of forests, grasslands and oceans to absorb carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.

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Response to Duppers (Reply #39)

Sun Sep 6, 2020, 04:41 PM

47. At 1000ppm we will start to see cognitive problems in humans.

At 1000ppm there is about 20 percent cognitive decline.

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Response to EndlessWire (Original post)

Sun Sep 6, 2020, 02:40 AM

41. Southern Oregon too been 100's all week

And next week. Thank god for air conditioning because we have the smoke here too.

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Response to EndlessWire (Original post)

Sun Sep 6, 2020, 03:14 AM

44. Close to 100 today just a few miles inland Ventura. Now midnight it's 81 inside...

No AC but we do have double paned windows & that’s a blessing. We’ll open up for awhile tomorrow morning, then close the windows and pull the shades down.

Fingers crossed that we don’t get Santa Ana winds.

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Response to EndlessWire (Original post)

Sun Sep 6, 2020, 05:34 PM

48. It is 2:30 on Sunday afternoon and 104. The air smells resinous ...

Such a huge swath burned 3 years ago in the Thomas Fire, from which we were evacuated, that I hope we will not burn again this year.

It used to be we could count on a 30 year interval before another big burn, but no more.

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