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Wed Jun 26, 2013, 02:49 PM

 

23 years ago today, 6/26/1990, Phoenix set an all time record temp of 122 degrees

The current forecast for this coming weekend is going to be close. 118 predicted for Friday and 117 for Saturday.

I'm all for breaking records, looks like we have 2 shots at it.

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Reply 23 years ago today, 6/26/1990, Phoenix set an all time record temp of 122 degrees (Original post)
WestStar Jun 2013 OP
thelordofhell Jun 2013 #1
uppityperson Jun 2013 #2
WestStar Jun 2013 #3
aikoaiko Jun 2013 #4
WestStar Jun 2013 #6
Gravitycollapse Jun 2013 #5
JNelson6563 Jun 2013 #7
Jenoch Jun 2013 #9
Gravitycollapse Jun 2013 #13
Jenoch Jun 2013 #17
dbackjon Jun 2013 #21
WestStar Jun 2013 #14
Jenoch Jun 2013 #18
JNelson6563 Jun 2013 #19
Voice for Peace Jun 2013 #22
JaneyVee Jun 2013 #8
Gravitycollapse Jun 2013 #11
kentauros Jun 2013 #10
kiva Jun 2013 #12
nadinbrzezinski Jun 2013 #15
boston bean Jun 2013 #16
Voice for Peace Jun 2013 #23
Le Taz Hot Jun 2013 #20

Response to WestStar (Original post)

Wed Jun 26, 2013, 02:51 PM

1. 118 Degrees is when they have to close the airport

The calculations for weight tolerance of airplanes on hot tarmac only go to 117..............

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Response to WestStar (Original post)

Wed Jun 26, 2013, 02:52 PM

2. 109 is "sunny" and 112 "very hot"? Heh.

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Response to uppityperson (Reply #2)

Wed Jun 26, 2013, 03:13 PM

3. Since the historical average high temp this time of year in Phoenix is 106

 

anything under 110 is considered "normal". Beginning July 1st and through the 18th the historical daily average high is 107, then it cools off again.

Back down to 106!

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Response to WestStar (Original post)

Wed Jun 26, 2013, 03:15 PM

4. I remember that day. We tried to fry eggs on the sidewalk.


It didn't really work.

Good luck Zonies.

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Response to aikoaiko (Reply #4)

Wed Jun 26, 2013, 03:26 PM

6. Been there, done that. Got the omelet.

 




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Response to WestStar (Original post)

Wed Jun 26, 2013, 03:16 PM

5. Yeah, I live in Phoenix and ride a motorcycle daily. It's going to be rough.

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Response to WestStar (Original post)

Wed Jun 26, 2013, 03:26 PM

7. I just don't see

how you guys aren't going to run out of water one of these days.

And that heat would be unbearable to me! We have had a few days in the mid 80's lately and that's as hot as I hope it gets! And we have lots of water to help stay cool. Lots.

Leaving the Great Lakes (where MI has miles and miles of shoreline) out of the picture, check out all the inland lakes in MI.



Having lived here all my life I just took for granted that there was always a body of freshwater nearby until I went for a visit out west. So very dry! Also rather beige, not much in the way of blues and greens. Anyway, at this point I think it would make me a little anxious to live where water is getting increasingly scarce and temps are soaring from pretty damn hot to you could die outside in under ten minutes hot.

Julie


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Response to JNelson6563 (Reply #7)

Wed Jun 26, 2013, 03:36 PM

9. Several years ago I had to do an

 

airport pick up at MSP (Minneapolis/St. Paul) to get a family from Utah who came to Minnesota for a June fishing trip. Apparently the 17 year old boy had never been out of the desert/rocky areas of the west. He was amazed at how everywhere it was green and he was amazed at how many lakes we passed and this was just driving on the freeway through the the cities.

I too wonder how the Colorado and Salt rivers are going to be able to provide enough water for the Phoenix area in the future.

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Response to Jenoch (Reply #9)

Wed Jun 26, 2013, 03:46 PM

13. They won't be able to. Arizona, Nevada and Utah are going to start having water shortages.

Our reservoirs are only just above mandatory rationing levels. Within the next 5 years, we will see a water crisis.

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Response to Gravitycollapse (Reply #13)

Wed Jun 26, 2013, 03:57 PM

17. About ten years ago I

 

flew to Phoenix because my mother was hospitalized. The first full day I was there it poured rain, 2 inches in a couple hours. It rained again on the following two days (February). I told the nurses "It's just like Seattle here, it rains every day!"

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Response to Jenoch (Reply #9)

Fri Jun 28, 2013, 08:05 PM

21. Phoenix has plenty of water for the foreseeable future

 

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Response to JNelson6563 (Reply #7)

Wed Jun 26, 2013, 03:48 PM

14. Here ya go Julie, just stepped out of my office to the "smoking lounge" and snapped this

 

Granted it's only 98 degrees right now but the humidity is 2%.

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Response to WestStar (Reply #14)

Wed Jun 26, 2013, 04:07 PM

18. A couple of summers ago

 

Minnesota had a day when we were the hottest place on the planet when the heat index is included. The temperature was over 100 and the dewpoint was 88 to make the heat index 134!

When walking out the door it just slammed into you and you were immediately were drenched in sweat. Old people without AC were dropping like flies (although I have seen very few flies in Mesa).

I was in Mesa once on St. Patrick's day and the temp was 100.

Of course I've been in Arizone when it was 75 with a low of 50. If it were like that year-round the water would have been rationed years ago.

I don't understand why there are so many outdoor fountains in Arizona. (Not just Fountain Hills.)

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Response to WestStar (Reply #14)

Wed Jun 26, 2013, 06:58 PM

19. Very lovely.

I hope it doesn't die anytime soon.

Julie

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Response to JNelson6563 (Reply #7)

Fri Jun 28, 2013, 08:46 PM

22. I moved to the desert after the Japan tsunami.

 

I had been living on the very edge of the ocean
on the east coast, and had a sudden urge to move inland.

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Response to WestStar (Original post)

Wed Jun 26, 2013, 03:27 PM

8. I don't know how you guys do it.

 

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Response to JaneyVee (Reply #8)

Wed Jun 26, 2013, 03:42 PM

11. We don't go outside. Although I ran cross country for 6 years.

Sometimes in 105+ degree temperatures. In that case, drinking plenty of water is key.

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Response to WestStar (Original post)

Wed Jun 26, 2013, 03:41 PM

10. "Very Hot"

I'd like to see a news director have the guts to print "F'ing Hot!!!"

Although I wouldn't call 79F as "warm". More like mild. I do wonder what you call "humid"? Here that would be at least 80% humidity

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Response to WestStar (Original post)

Wed Jun 26, 2013, 03:45 PM

12. Vegas 117 Friday

down to 115 on Saturday cold wave comin' through!

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Response to WestStar (Original post)

Wed Jun 26, 2013, 03:50 PM

15. They have not issued the warning yet here

 

But I should turn on the scanner

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Response to WestStar (Original post)

Wed Jun 26, 2013, 03:53 PM

16. I have to go to Santa Fe, NM last week of July.

Anyone know what type of weather I should expect?

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Response to boston bean (Reply #16)

Fri Jun 28, 2013, 08:49 PM

23. it will probably be beautiful, Santa Fe is always cooler than Albuquerque

 

and hopefully we'll have actual monsoons so maybe you'll
get lucky.. otherwise hot and sunny.

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Response to WestStar (Original post)

Wed Jun 26, 2013, 07:03 PM

20. Congratulations! You "win."

Our forecast: 95, 102, 108, 108, 108, 109 in Central California. On Saturday it's Monterey here we come with free tickets to the Aquarium at a nice, balmy, 70's.

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