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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 zavk » Thu Jan 29, 2009 11:04 pm

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Postby retrofuturist » Thu Jan 29, 2009 11:08 pm

Greetings zavk,

It's casual Friday today at work so that makes it easier. I've got shorts in my briefcase so I will feel cooler before I dare to face the trains this afternoon. I would be wearing them now, but to be honest, no one at work wants to see my hairy legs.

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Postby jrh001 » Thu Jan 29, 2009 11:51 pm

Hi Retro,



stay cool!

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Postby Individual » Fri Jan 30, 2009 12:26 am

The best things in life aren't things.


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

Postby appicchato » Fri Jan 30, 2009 1:52 am

C to F: C x 1.8 + 32 = F

F to C: F - 32 / 1.8 = C

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Postby David N. Snyder » Fri Jan 30, 2009 1:55 am

In terms of heat, I've got you all beat, though, not that I want to win this one. Las Vegas has at least 10 days per year with temps. over 110 (43 Cel.) and about one day per year with the temperature at 122 (50 Cel.).

It is a dry heat, virtually no humidity (less than 10 percent). So it is basically just like an oven on broil or a microwave on high and when it is windy, just imagine a 'blow-dryer.'
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Re: What's the hottest it gets to where you live?

Postby retrofuturist » Fri Jan 30, 2009 2:01 am

Greetings TheDhamma,

I can relate to that too... it's also a very dry heat you get here. It seems that in humid conditions, it's hard to get up to the 40C' mark... presumably because of the increased number of water particles in the air acting as insulation.

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"The uprooting of identity is seen by the noble ones as pleasurable; but this contradicts what the whole world sees." (Snp 3.12)

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

Postby Ben » Fri Jan 30, 2009 3:37 am

Hi Zavk

Yes, the number of people who attended a ten-day course at Dhamma Aloka in that tiny meditation hall in the middle of a heat wave is incredible. Some of my friends from up here have sat and served during really hot summer heat waves in Woori Yallock. One friend told me that the temperature in the old kitchen reached 55 deg during one summer he served. Fortunately they've built a new .kitchen and dining area which doesn't get so hot though they still have the old dhamma hall which heats up like an oven.
The move has been interesting. I haven't lost my cool despite a massive blow-out of the cost and some damage to the house from the removalists. The kids and I are camping in the house without any furniture except for a tv, this computer and they're sharing a double foam mattress. Not having access to a refrigerator is probably the worst of it. Margarine just turns to liquid and flies that fall out of the air and are crispy before they hit the ground. I guess that's better than being eaten alive by a spider.
I'm just pacing myself with the remaining work. We had the carpets steam cleaned this morning and I'm slowly working my way cleaning and packing the bits and pieces that get left behind.
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Postby pink_trike » Fri Jan 30, 2009 5:50 am

125 F. I've only experienced 120 F so far.
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Re: What's the hottest it gets to where you live?

Postby Ngawang Drolma. » Fri Jan 30, 2009 5:16 pm

I recently moved away from the desert where 115 degrees was typical in the summer. It was pretty hot!


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

Postby GrahamR » Fri Jan 30, 2009 9:57 pm

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

Postby mikenz66 » Fri Jan 30, 2009 10:18 pm

Actually, what I find most difficult is variability. In Asia coping with highs of 35 and lows of 25 or so is OK when in the countryside (not in and out of airconditioning and city streets!) because my body adapts after a few days.

Here in the summer it's not particularly hot but if we get highs of over 30, after a few days where the highs was around 20 even the Thai monks start complaining about the heat... :embarassed:

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

Postby Ben » Fri Jan 30, 2009 10:54 pm

“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725

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

Postby cooran » Fri Jan 30, 2009 11:00 pm

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

Postby AdvaitaJ » Sat Jan 31, 2009 12:29 am

On rare days in midsummer, lower Michigan can see 100-102F. Most "warm" days here are mid-80's F. I used to live near Phoenix, Arizona and summer temps there were routinely 108-114F.

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

Postby retrofuturist » Sat Feb 07, 2009 3:22 am

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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"The uprooting of identity is seen by the noble ones as pleasurable; but this contradicts what the whole world sees." (Snp 3.12)

"To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead" - Thomas Paine

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

Postby Element » Sat Feb 07, 2009 3:25 am

I has not stopped raining here for weeks. But still I can sit with open windows in the fresh air nude, watching lorikeets eat pink gum tree blossums.

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

Postby retrofuturist » Sat Feb 07, 2009 3:58 am

Are you sure you wouldn't prefer some white hot Melbourne sun?

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"Do not force others, including children, by any means whatsoever, to adopt your views, whether by authority, threat, money, propaganda, or even education." - Ven. Thich Nhat Hanh

"The uprooting of identity is seen by the noble ones as pleasurable; but this contradicts what the whole world sees." (Snp 3.12)

"To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead" - Thomas Paine


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