Re: Heat


Like when your recliner has an arm rest to ice beers?

Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 05-10-22 6:00 AM
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It's going up to the 70's and 80's this week, but it has been such a cold spring. We had some hail a little while ago, and there was a frost maybe a week or 2 ago. I think all the flowers fell off of a bush in front of my house because of that frost - though not sure because I don't know what the bush is called or when it is supposed to flower.

Posted by: Bostoniangirl | Link to this comment | 05-10-22 6:27 AM
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2: We are also finally getting some nice weather this week. It's been a cold rainy spring up to now.

Posted by: peep | Link to this comment | 05-10-22 7:39 AM
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heebie's hot yoga idea sounds like rabbinical wisdom.

"Rabbi, it's 90 degrees in my house! I can't take this heat anymore! What should I do?"

Rabbi:" Have you considered turning up the thermostat to 100?"

Posted by: peep | Link to this comment | 05-10-22 7:50 AM
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It snowed here yesterday

Posted by: E. Messily | Link to this comment | 05-10-22 7:53 AM
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It's 68F here, which is quite nice. It was a bit warmer at the weekend, low 70s, maybe, although it felt warmer because it was a bit sunnier than usual.

Posted by: nattarGcM ttaM | Link to this comment | 05-10-22 7:57 AM
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We've had highs in the mid-50s and rain or scattered showers for the last week-and-a-half. It's a little chilly. I don't mind it, but I'm expecting that as soon as the weather changes it will got 8 degrees warmer in a day or two.

Posted by: NickS | Link to this comment | 05-10-22 8:28 AM
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For me, the action is the juice.

Posted by: Flippanter | Link to this comment | 05-10-22 8:40 AM
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High of 58 here in Scotland, surprisingly actually sunny much of the day though.

Posted by: Unfoggetarian: “Pause endlessly, then go in” (9) | Link to this comment | 05-10-22 9:04 AM
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We've had a few weeks of 80s and a few days of 90s, but have a relative cold snap this week with highs in the 60s through today, and 70s for the next few days, before it goes back to normal.

Posted by: Mooseking | Link to this comment | 05-10-22 9:24 AM
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43 and sunny here. High is supposed to be 53.

Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 05-10-22 9:46 AM
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It's cool here today, but it's supposed to get hot this weekend. I've always hated summer, but now I hate spring, too. Even the end of winter fills me with trepidation. It's not even that the heat physically bothers me that much (I have AC and basically never leave the house), but the heat is a constant physical reminder of global warming, and my anxiety is killing me. I know, I know, weather is not climate. But when I moved back to LA after law school, I lived for six or seven years with no air conditioning at all. (My 1BR apartment in Hollywood was 900/month, also unimaginable now.) There were a couple weeks a year where it was uncomfortable, but for the most part, AC wasn't essential. Now it stays on more or less continually for a month or two.

They moved the LA County Fair from September to May this year, in acknowledgment of the fact it's now too hot anymore to walk around outside in September. Pretty soon May will be too hot.

Posted by: jms | Link to this comment | 05-10-22 10:05 AM
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12: Spring is my favorite time. I don't like the heat of summer. Also, by August I'm starting to notice the shortening days. I think my SAD is triggered by direction of #hours of light and rate of change. Late Jan and February are much better than Oct/November.

Posted by: Boatoniangirl | Link to this comment | 05-10-22 10:57 AM
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Spring is the worst. I go outside as little as possible.

Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 05-10-22 11:01 AM
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12 is pretty familiar. We got A/C installed last spring, out of fear of once again having to shelter in place during wildfire season + heat waves. The fires miraculously avoided our area for most of last year, and we've only used the A/C enough to determine that it was badly installed for various reasons and didn't work... they may or may not finally have fixed it this time. I assume we'll have a day hot enough to test it before the warranty ends, but that day is not today.

I guess I have anxiety about climate change too, but it's so permanent that it's hard even to notice it. The fires are such a vivid manifestation of the threat that I tend to focus on them. (I guess it's time for the Siberian fire update again? Must be super fun to deal with any part of Russian bureaucracy right now.)

Posted by: lurid keyaki | Link to this comment | 05-10-22 11:20 AM
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Surprise, it's terrible. The fires have started early, people are dying and projections are not hopeful; last year's fire season "was Russia's largest ever, with 18.8 million hectares of forest destroyed, according to Greenpeace Russia." No particular reason to think this year will be different, but it could be. The military deployment is unlikely to help.

Posted by: lurid keyaki | Link to this comment | 05-10-22 11:33 AM
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Spring has felt unusually mild here, but I don't know, my frame of reference for stuff like this seems blurry now that I'm not commuting by bike, not wearing button-down shirts and slacks every day, not working in a windowless basement office, etc.

Seat-coolers sounds in personal vehicles sounds like a real late-stage capitalism innovation, but I shouldn't opine about Texas heat, I guess.

Posted by: Cyrus | Link to this comment | 05-10-22 12:43 PM
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My brother the former miller says that this much heat this early in the year is going to be bad for the rye crop.

Posted by: Spike | Link to this comment | 05-10-22 5:01 PM
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Probably ok though, not like there are geopolitical grain shortages this year.

Posted by: Spike | Link to this comment | 05-10-22 8:42 PM
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Should I go buy a case of Jameson just in case?

Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 05-10-22 8:44 PM
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On second thought, that would make the family wonder and I probably drink less than six bottles a year.

Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 05-10-22 8:48 PM
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Yeah, but what if the heat continues?

Posted by: Spike | Link to this comment | 05-10-22 8:57 PM
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re: 9

I think that's normal. My memory of childhood, and adulthood before I moved "down south", was that spring and early summer was often sunny, and it's the best season before the midges get bad inland.

Posted by: nattarGcM ttaM | Link to this comment | 05-11-22 1:28 AM
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23 agreed. April and May sunny though chilly- the Selkie and I had a week camping just after Easter and the weather was terrific. By July, as you say, you need to be in the islands or (weirdly) up around Lossiemouth, where it is not only abnormally dry and cloudless, but virtually midge-free.

Posted by: ajay | Link to this comment | 05-11-22 2:32 AM
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17: If this is late-stage capitalism, then I don't want to be right.

Posted by: heebie | Link to this comment | 05-11-22 2:45 AM
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Still sodden and cool in the PNW, so that some farms that would in the last ten years have been planting the first warm-weather crops can't because those go in the low fields which are still flooded. I don't know how much of Eastern Washington this covers.

And we could have drought in summer anyway because spring rain melts the mountain snow.

Posted by: clew | Link to this comment | 05-12-22 6:19 PM
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