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Tue Sep 8, 2020, 02:57 AM

Heatwave has broken ! ! !

It's not quite midnight and the temp is around 69 degrees! What a relief!

Yesterday was the worst day of the heatwave-- I think it was 113 or so where I live. (Marin)

Anyway, just wanted to celebrate


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Reply Heatwave has broken ! ! ! (Original post)
ailsagirl Sep 8 OP
Polly Hennessey Sep 8 #1
ailsagirl Sep 8 #2
DonaldsRump Sep 8 #3
ailsagirl Sep 8 #4
DonaldsRump Sep 8 #11
DonaldsRump Sep 8 #29
ailsagirl Sep 8 #30
DonaldsRump Sep 9 #31
ailsagirl Sep 9 #32
DonaldsRump Sep 9 #33
intrepidity Sep 8 #5
ailsagirl Sep 8 #6
intrepidity Sep 8 #9
RandySF Sep 8 #7
ailsagirl Sep 8 #8
RandySF Sep 8 #14
ailsagirl Sep 8 #20
DonaldsRump Sep 8 #12
RandySF Sep 8 #13
Adsos Letter Sep 8 #10
ailsagirl Sep 8 #18
alwaysinasnit Sep 8 #15
Adsos Letter Sep 8 #16
alwaysinasnit Sep 8 #24
alwaysinasnit Sep 8 #25
Adsos Letter Sep 8 #26
alwaysinasnit Sep 8 #28
mr_lebowski Sep 8 #17
ailsagirl Sep 8 #19
yuiyoshida Sep 8 #21
Cosmo Blues Sep 8 #22
myccrider Sep 8 #23
ailsagirl Sep 8 #27

Response to ailsagirl (Original post)

Tue Sep 8, 2020, 02:58 AM

1. Same here in the Foothills.

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Response to Polly Hennessey (Reply #1)

Tue Sep 8, 2020, 03:00 AM

2. Yay!!

What is your pollution index, do you know?

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Response to ailsagirl (Original post)

Tue Sep 8, 2020, 03:02 AM

3. Not for all of us

It's supposed to be 95 degrees in the East Bay tomorrow in the coastal areas, and we're under a Red Flag warning until Wednesday morning.

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Response to DonaldsRump (Reply #3)

Tue Sep 8, 2020, 03:04 AM

4. So do we

But after yesterday's inferno, I'm just grateful I'll be able to sleep tonight!

Last night was so damn last night that, I swear, I tossed and turned all night.

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Response to ailsagirl (Reply #4)

Tue Sep 8, 2020, 03:18 AM

11. It was rough, for sure. Stay cool!

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Response to ailsagirl (Reply #4)

Tue Sep 8, 2020, 06:03 PM

29. It was not as hot today as expected

Just the mid-80's. However, in the East Bay, the sky is a creepy yellow color. Also, it's not as windy as they were predicting thus far, which I understand was the main reason for the Red Flag warnings in the area.

I don't smell smoke in the air, but it does seem strange outside with this yellow tint.

In any event, I'm just thankful it's not too hot, and I do hope the fires die down. Take care all!

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Response to DonaldsRump (Reply #29)

Tue Sep 8, 2020, 07:52 PM

30. Yes, that's true in Marin

Warm (not hot) temps but the sky is dirty yellow

You're right-- no smell but I keep track on the hourly pollution index and right now I'm at 115

In case you wish to keep tabs on that, go to:

https://www.iqair.com/us/usa/california/santa-venetia and click LOCATE ME

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Response to ailsagirl (Reply #30)

Wed Sep 9, 2020, 12:12 PM

31. It is now 9am in the Bay Area

Looking out our windows, it seems like Armageddon. It is almost dark, and the sky is orange.

I've never seen anything like this anywhere in the world! Yipes!

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Response to DonaldsRump (Reply #31)

Wed Sep 9, 2020, 03:46 PM

32. Yes-- same thing here

Yet the AQI is only 78 and the temp is 70-- I woke up late because it was so dark

But, I'm glad to say, the humidity is 100%

Just read this from our newspaper:

"Meanwhile, smoke from wildfires elsewhere mixed with a thick marine layer blocking the sun, which turned the sky a
doomsday orange throughout Marin and the Bay Area."

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Response to ailsagirl (Reply #32)

Wed Sep 9, 2020, 04:08 PM

33. Doomsday orange!

Good one....orange, doomsday, and Trump will forever be linked!

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Response to ailsagirl (Original post)

Tue Sep 8, 2020, 03:07 AM

5. Yeah. But Walbridge fire has flared up

Evac orders (again) west of Healdsberg

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Response to intrepidity (Reply #5)

Tue Sep 8, 2020, 03:08 AM

6. Sorry to hear that

We sure could do with some rain.

Be safe

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Response to ailsagirl (Reply #6)

Tue Sep 8, 2020, 03:11 AM

9. I'm OK (for now). It sure is nice to be able to cool the house off tonight!

Its one thing to have 100+ during the day.... but to not recover at night is just too much.

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Response to ailsagirl (Original post)

Tue Sep 8, 2020, 03:08 AM

7. 63 here but a lot heat trapped in our place.

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Response to RandySF (Reply #7)

Tue Sep 8, 2020, 03:10 AM

8. Can you get a nice cross-ventilation going?

That's what I've been trying to do and it has been helpful

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Response to ailsagirl (Reply #8)

Tue Sep 8, 2020, 03:29 AM

14. We've kept every window open.

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Response to RandySF (Reply #14)

Tue Sep 8, 2020, 05:39 AM

20. Fans?

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Response to RandySF (Reply #7)

Tue Sep 8, 2020, 03:23 AM

12. We've had that problem too

Suggest you order (for the next time) a reversible window fan from Amazon.

I got one for around $50 last year. It is two fans, and they can each be made to spin in either direction (in, as a fan; and out, as an exhaust). When I wasn't in our bedroom during the day today, I put it in the window in the exhaust mode to draw out the heat until it started getting dark. Now I have it on the table as a twin fan.

Works reasonably well for a room.

Exhaust fans are important for getting that heat out.

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Response to DonaldsRump (Reply #12)

Tue Sep 8, 2020, 03:28 AM

13. Thanks. I'll checkout that out.

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Response to ailsagirl (Original post)

Tue Sep 8, 2020, 03:16 AM

10. We hit 112* yesterday, but we're only looking at 97* tomorrow.

And it's 78* now (Fairfield) at 12:15am.

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Response to Adsos Letter (Reply #10)

Tue Sep 8, 2020, 05:37 AM

18. I spoke too soon

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While it has cooled down considerably, Tuesday's forecast is 102.

Supposedly Wednesday it will be 81.

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Response to ailsagirl (Original post)

Tue Sep 8, 2020, 03:53 AM

15. I'm just north of you (Rohnert Park). It truly has been miserable. Stay hydrated neighbor!

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Response to alwaysinasnit (Reply #15)

Tue Sep 8, 2020, 04:46 AM

16. Rohnert Park

I went to college at Sonoma State.

The breeze has come up over here and that is cooling things some. Bad for the fires though.

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Response to Adsos Letter (Reply #16)

Tue Sep 8, 2020, 03:12 PM

24. Hey neighbor. Woke up to hazy skies and bad air quality but we are lucky not to be under

evacuation orders like those in the Guerneville area. Stay safe!

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Response to Adsos Letter (Reply #16)

Tue Sep 8, 2020, 03:24 PM

25. I just took a peek at the state's fire map. Is Fairfield in much danger?

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Response to alwaysinasnit (Reply #25)

Tue Sep 8, 2020, 03:58 PM

26. No fire danger, just very smoky.

The sun is a hazy, red dot today.

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Response to Adsos Letter (Reply #26)

Tue Sep 8, 2020, 04:21 PM

28. Good to hear that your situation isn't too dire. Stay safe neighbor!

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Response to ailsagirl (Original post)

Tue Sep 8, 2020, 05:13 AM

17. Sheesh, it was only 105F here in Phoenix ... but now it's 2AM and it's still 90F outside ...

Everyone here has A/C though, so there's that.

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Response to mr_lebowski (Reply #17)

Tue Sep 8, 2020, 05:39 AM

19. Yes, a good reliable A/C can make all the difference

I have A/C but it's very old and ready to conk out any moment. So I try not to use it much but the last few days I didn't even care!

It's kind of funny that we're all communicating at 2:40 am-- it's hard to sleep when it's hot

I didn't think I'd get any responses when I first posted (figured everyone would be asleep)

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Response to ailsagirl (Original post)

Tue Sep 8, 2020, 05:59 AM

21. Hey! yes it has...

IT was hot in my house all day, cause of the heat that settles into the roofing tiles, and its finally decent now... 57 degrees. not bad.

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Response to ailsagirl (Original post)

Tue Sep 8, 2020, 11:15 AM

22. Southern California here

Because the weekend was such a scorcher, yesterday was a relief, I'm coastal so I'm not going to state the temperature, it's all in what you get used to, temperature should be inching back up here this week, and later in the day the wind will shift from onshore to offshore, but as of a half hour ago we had some drizzle, what a delight

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Response to ailsagirl (Original post)

Tue Sep 8, 2020, 12:42 PM

23. +++++++++1

Sunday was brutal-110° in the OC, didn’t get below 85° all night. So glad I can open doors at night again. We were getting tired of the AC running 24/7.

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Response to myccrider (Reply #23)

Tue Sep 8, 2020, 04:13 PM

27. Tossing and turning all night is such a drag!!

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THIS is why I loathe summer-- my hope is that the rest of September will be manageable.
And that we receive at least a normal amount of rain.

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