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Chilly to Hot In Your Neck Of The Woods Already?

I noticed the shift from chilly to hot today. It was still chilly and was still using the heater at night till today! It’s 23C (73 F) here today. Starting to sweat now. Big Smile

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Looks like a bad year coming for fires in the Pacific Northwest.

Keep your nose in the wind and your eyes along the skyline.
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I live in the Southern California desert, so not surprisingly, but it's pretty warm.

This spring, we've already had some days over 90 degrees Fahrenheit, though with low dewpoints.

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It was 94*F today in Miami with no clouds. Muggy too.

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Temperatures don’t change much here month to month. That average is about 88F/31C with average 80% humidity. Sounds miserable I know but you adapt. Before the pandemic you’d often see European tourists determined to go home with a tan lying in direct sun with the sweat dripping off.

I spent a lot of time in Yucca Valley when I was young. In a a higher and slightly cooler part of the Mojave then Palm desert. Loved it there

I feel sorry for people who don't have a hobby or interest to escape to.

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I think I could adjust to that Philippine climate. In my waning years, it sounds pretty darned good. Big Smile

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Woah…94°F! That is definitely muggy. Must be still sweating even if one’s sitting down doing nothing. Big Smile Ah well, sunshine’s always a good thing anyways. Lifts the spirit up.

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Woah…94°F! That is definitely muggy. Must be still sweating even if one’s sitting down doing nothing. Big Smile Ah well, sunshine’s always a good thing anyways. Lifts the spirit up.

I was outside most of the morning and it was tiresome and I’m out on the balcony smoking a cigar at 11x and it’s still miserable!

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I can handle the heat if it's below about 100° to 105°, and the dewpoint is low.

But if the dewpoint is high, I can't deal with even 90° F.

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Temperatures don't change much here month to month. That average is about 88F/31C with average 80% humidity. Sounds miserable I know but you adapt. Before the pandemic you'd often see European tourists determined to go home with a tan lying in direct sun with the sweat dripping off. I spent a lot of time in Yucca Valley when I was young. In a a higher and slightly cooler part of the Mojave then Palm desert. Loved it there

So I guess you know about Red Horse beer?smile Extra strong too!laughing

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I live in San Francisco and it rarely gets hot here. The hottest months are usually in Sept and Oct where it might get into the 80’s a few days. This week its been in the 50’s in the part of SF that I live in and right now (9:30PM) it’s 48F according to my phone.

I love the weather here; I can wear/carry a jacket every day of the year and not feel foolish Cool

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Woah…94°F! That is definitely muggy. Must be still sweating even if one’s sitting down doing nothing. Big Smile Ah well, sunshine’s always a good thing anyways. Lifts the spirit up.

Oh yeah, that’s what we do during the power outages when the fans and AC stop. Sit and sweat in the dark and wait for the power to come back on. It’s been better lately, only short outages a few times a week. Can’t complain, that’s life in a third world country.

I feel sorry for people who don't have a hobby or interest to escape to.

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Woah…94°F! That is definitely muggy. Must be still sweating even if one’s sitting down doing nothing. Big Smile Ah well, sunshine’s always a good thing anyways. Lifts the spirit up.

Oh yeah, that’s what we do during the power outages when the fans and AC stop. Sit and sweat in the dark and wait for the power to come back on. It’s been better lately, only short outages a few times a week. Can’t complain, that’s life in a third world country.

And maybe go for motorcycle ride too! Thumbs Up

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I live in San Francisco and it rarely gets hot here. The hottest months are usually in Sept and Oct where it might get into the 80's a few days. This week its been in the 50's in the part of SF that I live in and right now (9:30PM) it's 48F according to my phone. I love the weather here; I can wear/carry a jacket every day of the year and not feel foolish 8^)

Hey I know San Francisco real well...sort of. Actually I've been watching this guy. He makes videos of his scooter rides around the San Francisco area. You already probably know the places in the videos too. Lots of hills that's for sure!laughing

 

 

 

 

 

Yoda!! at around 49:40smile

 

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I live in San Francisco and it rarely gets hot here. The hottest months are usually in Sept and Oct where it might get into the 80’s a few days. This week its been in the 50’s in the part of SF that I live in and right now (9:30PM) it’s 48F according to my phone. I love the weather here; I can wear/carry a jacket every day of the year and not feel foolish Cool

Hey I know San Francisco real well…sort of. Actually I’ve been watching this guy. He makes videos of his scooter rides around the San Francisco area. You already probably know the places in the videos too. Lots of hills that’s for sure!laughing


I skimmed through the 1st video and parts of it were within a few blocks of where my brother-in-law lives and other parts near where I used to work (Embarcadero waterfront). There are hundreds of scooter here and anyone can rent them with just a credit card. Personally I don’t like them because the companies just leave them lying around on the streets and they can really clutter up the sidewalks. But I can certainly see the attraction for those who rent them.
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Temperatures don’t change much here month to month. That average is about 88F/31C with average 80% humidity. Sounds miserable I know but you adapt. Before the pandemic you’d often see European tourists determined to go home with a tan lying in direct sun with the sweat dripping off. I spent a lot of time in Yucca Valley when I was young. In a a higher and slightly cooler part of the Mojave then Palm desert. Loved it there

So I guess you know about Red Horse beer?smile Extra strong too!laughing


Worst hangover I’ve ever had. I now stick to San Miguel.

I feel sorry for people who don't have a hobby or interest to escape to.

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Lol ok Thumbs Up

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SIGShooter wrote:
I live in San Francisco and it rarely gets hot here. The hottest months are usually in Sept and Oct where it might get into the 80’s a few days. This week its been in the 50’s in the part of SF that I live in and right now (9:30PM) it’s 48F according to my phone. I love the weather here; I can wear/carry a jacket every day of the year and not feel foolish Cool

Hey I know San Francisco real well…sort of. Actually I’ve been watching this guy. He makes videos of his scooter rides around the San Francisco area. You already probably know the places in the videos too. Lots of hills that’s for sure!laughing

I skimmed through the 1st video and parts of it were within a few blocks of where my brother-in-law lives and other parts near where I used to work (Embarcadero waterfront). There are hundreds of scooter here and anyone can rent them with just a credit card. Personally I don’t like them because the companies just leave them lying around on the streets and they can really clutter up the sidewalks. But I can certainly see the attraction for those who rent them.

Yeah just leaving them on streets will turn a lot of people off. San Francisco’s got a lot of space it seems though. I watched the videos because it seems to show the layout of the city quite well. Will have to visit one day. Smile

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Two weeks ago it hit 93. Right now (2;20pm) it’s 42.
Wish it would make up it’s mind.
I’m got a new AC system installed last week. Temps in the 60s. Glad it was cooler for the installer guys.
During the summer here, Attic temps in the 140 plus range are typical.
The installers from the better crews wear heat monitors.
Even then some times one of them will pass out in the attic.
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There are hundreds of scooter here and anyone can rent them with just a credit card. Personally I don’t like them because the companies just leave them lying around on the streets and they can really clutter up the sidewalks. But I can certainly see the attraction for those who rent them.

Talking about those Revel scooters and such? Yeah, I hate those things, plus the idiots who leave them almost as if to screw people over. Like plant one right in the middle of a legit (but scarce) parking spot, or worse, wedge them between 2 parked cars so now one or the other can’t get out without knocking over the damned thing.

Haven’t had that be a problem on my block thankfully, but I know blocks where someone keeps “renting” one and leaving them as described above, that people who were blocked out/in called the number to ask someone to move the things. They’re one step away from dumping used motor oil (or worse) all over ‘em to express their displeasure.

Take something that can be a good idea, implement it badly, and instead of being useful, it’s a blight.

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During the summer here, Attic temps in the 140 plus range are typical.

I’ve never had a huge attic, is it just not worth it to create a lot of airflow?

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It’s been more or less consistent here. 50s or so, a week into the 70s, then down into the 40s, now we’re in the 50s and should be 50s-60s through the coming week.

Been trying to keep the heat turned off, but can’t quite do it. 2 clock-thermometers right next to each other, one says 69 and the other says 67, no idea which one to believe. Facepalm Either way I gotta keep the long pantaloons and not shorts.

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During the summer here, Attic temps in the 140 plus range are typical.

I’ve never had a huge attic, is it just not worth it to create a lot of airflow?

A bud from down south laid it out for me. Keep the windows on the lower floors open on the north/shaded sides only, open all doorways to let heat rise naturally, then have an attic fan suck that hot air out the sunny side of the house, blowing it away.

Attic fans are way cheaper’n ACs if you can get away with it. (Or can tolerate heat.)

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Attics here are not “conditioned” spaces. Meaning that there is no insulation between the roof deck and the attic.
And there is no active heating or cooling in the attic.
The insulation is on the floor of the attic. Or on top of the living space ceiling.
Attics here are not used for anything other than to hold the HVAC and usually some storage for stuff you never want to see again.

All the AC stuff is usually in the attic. Both the HVAC unit and all the ducting. Houses are build on a slab so there is no place for under floor ducts.
Man what a stupid arrangement. But that’s how most of the homes built here have been done.
Only the most recent higher dollar homes are starting to use modern energy efficient insulation or construction methods.

Attics are vented around the edges below the hips with roof vents near the apex. So there is some air circulation.
But when it’s 110 outside and there is that huge flat asphalt shingle roof soaking up the photons, man does it cook in there.

Exhaust fans for the attic give rise to other problems. Depending of how the incursions into the ceiling are done. A fan can pull air from the living space.
In some states they are not allowed by code. You can run into problems with gas appliances that may pull air from the attic space – even if that is not to code – but it happens.
Pusher fans (like traditional attic fans) need some way to vent the hot air out. Roof design here doesn’t have enough exit venting. So the pressurized attic air intrudes into the living space through the poorly sealed ceiling deck.

Garage doors that face north here get the afternoon sun. It’s hotter in a closed garage than outside by 6pm here.
I am getting a 2 ton mini-split put in the garage too. And some new insulated garage doors.
My days of mucking about in a 100 degree garage are just not fun anymore.

This part of Texas has always been years behind most of the rest of the country as far as keeping up with modern building techniques.
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During the summer here, Attic temps in the 140 plus range are typical.

I’ve never had a huge attic, is it just not worth it to create a lot of airflow?

A bud from down south laid it out for me. Keep the windows on the lower floors open on the north/shaded sides only, open all doorways to let heat rise naturally, then have an attic fan suck that hot air out the sunny side of the house, blowing it away.

Attic fans are way cheaper’n ACs if you can get away with it. (Or can tolerate heat.)

Out here where the lows are in the 90s for months, Texas reverts to a Freon based economy.
In the dry West Texas, swamp coolers work well and are very cost effective. But it has been getting more humid and there are too many days when all they do is add humidity to the air and it’s more miserable.

All the Best,
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The parking lot temp a few summers ago.
You can’t fry an egg, but you can darn well cook one.
Or kill a steak beyond well-done on the asphalt.

No fans are going to help with this. I’ve seen tires sink into poorly made roads.
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Sounds rough down there. Last summer we broke a record for most days above 90. I think it was 25. Now I don’t feel so bad.

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There are hundreds of scooter here and anyone can rent them with just a credit card. Personally I don’t like them because the companies just leave them lying around on the streets and they can really clutter up the sidewalks. But I can certainly see the attraction for those who rent them.

Talking about those Revel scooters and such? Yeah, I hate those things, plus the idiots who leave them almost as if to screw people over. Like plant one right in the middle of a legit (but scarce) parking spot, or worse, wedge them between 2 parked cars so now one or the other can’t get out without knocking over the damned thing.

Haven’t had that be a problem on my block thankfully, but I know blocks where someone keeps “renting” one and leaving them as described above, that people who were blocked out/in called the number to ask someone to move the things. They’re one step away from dumping used motor oil (or worse) all over ‘em to express their displeasure.

Take something that can be a good idea, implement it badly, and instead of being useful, it’s a blight.

Yeap and some of them ended up in the ocean because people were getting upset at the blight they were causing. A lot of the drivers are menaces to themselves and others because they don’t think traffic laws or common sense applies to them. I’ve almost been run over a few times on the sidewalk because of the idiots on them.
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All this talk of heat and humidity makes me happy that I had to put on a sweatshirt and a jacket for my walk this afternoon Party

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Yeap and some of them ended up in the ocean because…

LOL

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  75°F/24°C or so here in Seattle. The city parks are crowded.

  A little hotter across the east side of the state and hotter in Portland and down the Willamette Valley.

  Fire danger listed as high in a few areas.  Like Bushmaster said: Looks like a bad year coming for fires in the Pacific Northwest.

 

 

 

 

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