What's the hottest it gets to where you live?

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Re: What's the hottest it gets to where you live?

Postby notself » Sat Feb 07, 2009 4:27 am

The record high temperature in the Ozark mountains of Arkansas was 120`F / 49`C in 1936. Temperatures of over 100'F are not unusual in July and August.
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Re: What's the hottest it gets to where you live?

Postby Element » Sat Feb 07, 2009 5:21 am

Some respite in the way for Retro. :jumping:

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Re: What's the hottest it gets to where you live?

Postby KeithBC » Sat Feb 07, 2009 6:47 am

appicchato wrote:Chris: For most of the world Fahrenheit is the measure used, not Celsius.
I may be about to crawl out on a limb here, but who, besides America and Britain use Fahrenheit?...and I'd venture to say definitely not 'most'...
[Edited misattributed quote — Dhammanando]

But the U.S. is most of the world, isn't it? :rolleye:

The hottest we've been is 38 C. Plenty warm enough!

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Re: What's the hottest it gets to where you live?

Postby Ben » Sat Feb 07, 2009 7:47 am

retrofuturist wrote:A few minutes ago the nearest weather station just clocked in at 47.5'C / 117.5'F

:shock:

It's the hottest Melbourne day on record with the city reaching 46.4'C at 3.04pm... overtaking the old record of 45.6'C and by far and away beating the old February record of 43.2'C

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Hi Retro

I was in Melbourne the day before yesterday and stayed in a hotel near Faulkner Park in South Yarra. I was horrified to see in that city of gardens, the lawns of Faulkner Park dead and the elms on St Kilda Road dying from the extreme heat and drought. In one of the wealthiest areas in Melbourne, trees and shrubs in private gardens were dying. I hope all is well in the Retro household and the heat not having too great an adverse effect on your family.
Our top temperature today was 31C.
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Re: What's the hottest it gets to where you live?

Postby retrofuturist » Sat Feb 07, 2009 7:59 am

Greetings Ben,
Our garden is fine... it's already drought-proof because we're practical folk who go for native plants rather than those hi-falutin' inner city folk. :jumping: They won't know what to do without their lavishly flourishing water-wasting gardens.

Some of the leaves though on the trees here have been scorched though.

We've just turned the air conditioner off... just as I speak though, my wife's turned it back on! Seems she still thinks it's hot. Family and dogs all fine.

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Re: What's the hottest it gets to where you live?

Postby Ben » Sat Feb 07, 2009 8:04 am

Hi Retro

Take care of your natives because they will also die in this extreme heat and lack of water. I know from painful experience.
Good to hear that the family is coping ok with the heat. I hope the change comes soon.
Give my regards to Mrs Retro and Mini-Retro.
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loud gush the streamlets,
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