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Hot and Humid
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Larry    Posted 08-07-2001 at 17:54:03       [Reply]  [Send Email]

Is anyone else suffering from hot and humid weather. Here in SW Wisconsin it has been too hot,and too humid for too long. Today it was 95.5 with the humidity at 72%,which gives us a heat index of 109. I know some of you folks from down south are used to this kind of stuff,but us Wisconsinites Get pretty cross when this happens. We only have two seasons here.Winter,and July.

Dave 2N    Posted 08-08-2001 at 04:28:38       [Reply]  [Send Email]
92 degrees at 4:45 PM yesterday (thermometer in the shade) here in upsate NY on the NY/PA border.
Not our usual summer weather but not unusual, either. But gosh, it is August, and it's not global warming, either! We'll be begging for this stuff come mid-January, 2002. But I do look forward to those cool, sunny, gorgeous days of September.
Have a good day, everyone.

hay    Posted 08-08-2001 at 04:02:28       [Reply]  [No Email]
i have lived in east texas all my life and i can assure you that i have never gotten used to this awful heat and humidity. i know recently ya'll have had a taste of what we get for the better part of the year. we too have only two seasons:summertime and nighttime. was thinking of moving up north to around WI or MI, but not now.right now it is still dark at 6 am and already almost 80 deg and the humidity is 90%. ya know, everyone complains about the weather, but no one does anything about it.

Phyllis    Posted 08-08-2001 at 05:47:36       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Well, look on the bright side. You know what they say about the weather in Texas... "If you don't like it, wait a few minutes". It sure does get miserable here sometimes!

Russ    Posted 08-08-2001 at 09:38:12       [Reply]  [No Email]
Thats what they all say about Washington. I visited back east when I was younger and just about everyone back there wanted me to take off my shoe so they could see my *webbed feet*

LazyHorse    Posted 08-07-2001 at 21:04:21       [Reply]  [No Email]
About the same here in Indiana. I am not complaining, I love the warm weather and will take it over the cold winters anytime. The only thing I hate about the hot weather is the bugs are terrible. The horse flies are so bad this year, that it makes for a wild ride when I saddle up a hoss and one of the nasty varmints bites em on the rump. At my age thats a lot closer than I want to be to playin bronc rider.

F14    Posted 08-07-2001 at 18:38:26       [Reply]  [No Email]
At about 3:30 this afternoon, it was 92o in the shade on the north side of the house. The humidity guage said 90%, tho I can't vouch for it's accuracy. Sure felt like it was correct.

This is in Maine, for crying out loud, and within spittin' distance of the ocean at that. Absolutely no dang need for this. Been like this off and on for a month now.

Phyllis    Posted 08-07-2001 at 18:52:00       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I've been considering moving farther north, at least during July and August, but sounds like I may as well stay put...

F14    Posted 08-08-2001 at 03:33:46       [Reply]  [No Email]
I will say this is NOT typical for Maine on the coast. Last summer was cool and damp, the evergreens loved it. We seem to get a real scorcher maybe one year out of five or so. Sure hope this isn't a "global warming" thing. I hate the heat...

IHank    Posted 08-07-2001 at 19:07:14       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Phyllis- I think you got it figgered out. Your heat wave just starts earlier and lasts longer than ours up here.

I still am thinking that this horrible heat is some sort of Communist plot, or else Burrhead is being ornery and giving us a bad time.

Grins, IHank

Phyllis    Posted 08-07-2001 at 19:32:30       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Makes you wonder, don't it?

Hogman    Posted 08-09-2001 at 05:11:14       [Reply]  [No Email]
Last Tue was changin blades on tha brush hog,filled a 5 gallon bucket with water and kept dunkin tha tools in it. Was so hot I could not stand holdin em and I got pretty tough old hide. Temp at 98 and humidity tha same'n breathin is a pain much less tryin ta work in it . Maw just stays in tha house with Her "soul" companion...central air.........We have been dumping about 10 gallons of condenser water daily. Does help tha backyard grass.Case yur wondurn, we had a line going outside for cond' water. Finished the basement as living quarters and had to do away with the line so in true Ozark fashion I run a hose down to a 5 gal bucket and keep it dumped. Hey, t'wernt fer duct tape'n balin wire ya could'nt survive !!!!

Denise    Posted 08-07-2001 at 18:35:35       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I think a Neiner, niener, niener is appropiate here.
While it has gotten quite warm (down the mountain) it has been more than pleasant here - in fact just this week we decided that we don't need to include AC with the heating mechanicals as the temps outside are less than the 80 or so we would have set the thermostat for....
of course the trade off is daily rain - this is the land of never stop mowing the grass!!!!
Does it at least coool off at night????

Hogman    Posted 08-09-2001 at 05:37:10       [Reply]  [No Email]
Upper 70's,stick Your head out the door and it smells like a locker room and feels like a sauna.

Phyllis    Posted 08-07-2001 at 18:54:22       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Wow, cool air AND rain? I'm not sure I remember what those are.....

Larry    Posted 08-07-2001 at 18:44:30       [Reply]  [No Email]

At 5:00 am it was 78,but the humidity was the same.

F14    Posted 08-07-2001 at 18:40:23       [Reply]  [No Email]

That, in case I mis-spelled it, was a big ol' wet, sloppy raspberry!


DSenise    Posted 08-07-2001 at 20:30:10       [Reply]  [No Email]
ha -
what can I say?
took us 25 years to live where we wanted to be!

DENISE    Posted 08-07-2001 at 20:37:13       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Yes! I can spell my own name, trying to hurry before I get cut off in the storm, does anyone else have problems when it is this stormy? It appears I can get online ( despite the server telling me I am not, and cannot send or recieve email) but can use explorer so here I am....
sorry for the spelling errors......

IHank    Posted 08-07-2001 at 18:09:54       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Larry- We in Iowa knock it down about 1 degree before it gets to you. I'm thinking this weather might be some sort of plot by Burrhead, shipping it up here from Texas. Can't figger out the motive yet. I don't have facts, just suspicions. Let me know your ideas. Grins, IHank

Larry    Posted 08-07-2001 at 18:26:43       [Reply]  [Send Email]

You could be right,but I can't think of anything we might have done to pi$$ him off. Unless,he's thowing this heat at somebody else,and we are just in the way.
Tell you what Hank. If it is him that is responsible for this heat,we should invite him up here for a little ice fishing this winter. That should cool his heals.

IHank    Posted 08-07-2001 at 19:03:01       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Larry- Sounds like an excellent idea to me! A parody on one of his favorite Texans, "When you got 'em begging to borrow some insulated coveralls, you can win their hearts and minds."

I can show him the upper end of Saylorville Lake from the far end of LZ Knee, if he can wade thru the snow. Either way mebbie he can enjoy some Southern cooking by Dream Weaver on the wood stove in Hanger 19 and relax on the Men's Couch. Entice him up here with a telling of what you got to offer in your area.

Big grin here, IHank

Bro Burr, pay attention here! Big grin, IHank

Phyllis    Posted 08-07-2001 at 18:07:54       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Yesterday, about 1:30-2:00 o'clock in the afternoon, the themometer outside said 103 degrees. I don't know what the heat index was, but I can assure you, it was miserable! Later on though, it was trying to brew up a rain and cooled down to 84 or somewhere in there. Right now it's about 92. This is in NE Texas.

Jeff G    Posted 08-08-2001 at 03:25:05       [Reply]  [Send Email]
The worst part of the heat and humidity is the fact it's still hay season. I had a field i had to bale and pick up yesterday.300 bales later that cool shower felt great.

Phyllis    Posted 08-08-2001 at 09:46:50       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Sometimes even the cold water comes outta the tap warm. I hate that...

VKG    Posted 08-08-2001 at 19:01:09       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Well I'm sitting here reading all the comments about the heat. It's the dog days of summer and the dogs are sprawled out in the kitchen on their backs with their legs up in the air. There were 50 wild ponies on the beach today trying to get cool in the surf. I think Ill go take a cold bath and have a big bowl of ice cream and get ready to sweat again tomarrow.

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