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Title: Something to consider
Post by: aardvark on June 07, 2017, 10:52:00 PM
now that it is getting a bit hot outside
Title: Re: Something to consider
Post by: niko on June 07, 2017, 11:55:56 PM
Good point aardvark, don't leave your kids or dogs in the car on a summer day  :(


(Or hairspray (http://www.kgw.com/news/local/vancouver/hairspray-can-explodes-in-hot-car-smashes-windshield/442721427) )
Title: Re: Something to consider
Post by: Harry on June 08, 2017, 12:04:43 AM
Getting just a tad warm in AZ too.  Must be getting to be that time of year.

Event: Excessive Heat Warning
Alert: ...EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM MST THIS
EVENING...
 
* IMPACTS...Temperatures could lead to dehydration, heat
exhaustion, and heat stroke in a few people, especially those
outdoors.
 
* AFFECTED AREAS...The Tohono O`Odham Nation, western Pima
County and south central Pinal County.
 
* TEMPERATURES...High temperatures ranging from 105 to 108
degrees.
 
* For a detailed view of the hazard area...visit
weather.gov/Tucson and click on the Detailed Hazards Icon
 
Title: Re: Something to consider
Post by: aardvark on June 08, 2017, 01:47:31 AM
Good point aardvark, don't leave your kids or dogs in the car on a summer day  :(


(Or hairspray (http://www.kgw.com/news/local/vancouver/hairspray-can-explodes-in-hot-car-smashes-windshield/442721427) )

or unopend beer..   
Title: Re: Something to consider
Post by: TNETWeather on June 19, 2017, 02:20:16 AM
Snow birds have fled the area.. bout time.

Been hot for for a while now.  Past two days 109 and today was 111.

(http://i.imgur.com/LSkR11I.png)

A few days ago, the forecast for Tues was 122F, but looks like the have backed off from that.

It's a dry heat though, about 13-15% humidity.
Title: Re: Something to consider
Post by: niko on June 19, 2017, 02:29:15 AM
We're running about 10 degrees below AZ, but plenty hot for me  :lol:
Title: Re: Something to consider
Post by: niko on June 19, 2017, 02:36:02 AM
Brush/grass fire weather too, several in the county today  :(  There are extra hazards (http://www.krcrtv.com/news/local/tehama/cal-fire-fighting-75-acre-fire-near-platina/549326443) fighting wildfires here  :roll:
Title: Re: Something to consider
Post by: jgillett on June 19, 2017, 04:14:17 PM
Heh - only 99?? I'd give anything for that! Outside possibility of nudging 120 this week. I did 113.7 yesterday, will be higher today. See http://tiggrweather.net/wxforecast.php for the fun to come.
Title: Re: Something to consider
Post by: niko on June 19, 2017, 04:31:46 PM
Actually 108 yesterday and similar expected most of the week, normal is low 90's  :roll:
Title: Re: Something to consider
Post by: zeppline on June 19, 2017, 05:08:39 PM
We did 110 yesterday and the dew point 44F, the forecast for today is 115 and 117 for tomorrow to tie the all-time record for Las Vegas.
Title: Re: Something to consider
Post by: bdtripps on June 19, 2017, 10:04:14 PM
Hit 118F here in Youngtown, AZ  today.

BTrip
Title: Re: Something to consider
Post by: jgillett on June 19, 2017, 11:17:19 PM
Hit 118F here in Youngtown, AZ  today.
Gotcha beat, bd, and beat the official with 118.9.
Title: Re: Something to consider
Post by: Jachym on June 19, 2017, 11:22:29 PM
 8O 8O 8O 8O 8O

 #-o #-o #-o

This would kill me... seriously
Title: Re: Something to consider
Post by: Harry on June 19, 2017, 11:35:24 PM
The first Flex Alert this year.

California ISO Issues Statewide Flex Alert Due to Heat Wave

The California Independent System Operator Corporation (ISO) has issued a statewide Flex Alert, a call for voluntary electricity conservation from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, June 20, and Wednesday, June 21.

Consumers are urged to conserve electricity especially during the late afternoon when air conditioners typically are at peak use. Consumers can help avoid power outages by turning off all unnecessary lights, using major appliances before 2 p.m. and after 9 p.m., and setting air conditioners to 78 degrees or higher.

During times of high temperatures, demand on the power grid can be strained, as air conditioner use increases. The forecast peak usage for Tuesday and Wednesday is expected to exceed 47,000 megawatts each day in California ISOs service territory, which serves roughly 80 percent of electricity customers.

For more electricity conservation tips, visit the ISOs Flex Alert website at http://www.flexalert.org/save-energy.
Title: Re: Something to consider
Post by: Harry on June 20, 2017, 03:46:17 AM
I'd say that Flex Alert was a bit late.  They should have issued it for yesterday when it was in the 90's and 100's around here, oh well.  It's actually cooling down.  Right now, we are 16F degrees cooler than this same time yesterday.  Our natural air conditioning (marine layer) must be kicking in.   :D

Quote
Nearly 20,000 electric customers in the San Francisco Bay Area lost power because of high temperatures Sunday, a PG and E spokeswoman said. At 10:30 p.m. Sunday, 19,529 customers were in the dark with a majority of those in the East Bay and South Bay, spokeswoman Jacqueline Ratto said. Between 7:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. crews restored power to 22,500 customers. By 11 a.m. Monday, 2,944 customers still did not have power. The majority left without power are in the South Bay and the Easy Bay. "Severe heat in the Bay Area is causing widespread outages," Ratto said.

Source: http://hisz.rsoe.hu/alertmap/database/?pageid=event_desc&edis_id=PW-20170620-58694-USA
Title: Re: Something to consider
Post by: jgillett on June 20, 2017, 02:29:52 PM
This would kill me... seriously
Understood, and it's doing a job on me.
Title: Re: Something to consider
Post by: jgillett on June 20, 2017, 08:18:20 PM
Expected, but not this early in the day...
Title: Re: Something to consider
Post by: Harry on June 20, 2017, 09:14:59 PM
Geeeeezzz!!!!!


Quote
San Francisco (CNN) It's so hot in the West that the scorching heat is breaking records, causing massive power outages and prompting flight cancellations.

The peak may be coming Tuesday as Phoenix is expected to hit a high of 119 degrees Fahrenheit and Death Valley, California, could live up to its name, as the National Weather Service forecasts a high of 127 degrees.

http://www.cnn.com/2017/06/20/us/weather-west-heat-wave/index.html
Title: Re: Something to consider
Post by: jgillett on June 20, 2017, 09:22:08 PM
Geeeeezzz!!!!!
Tell me about it!! Just a little while after I posted that the temp on my roof equipment farm went to 119.7. I was here when we hit 122 27 years ago so this is child's play...   :roll:
Title: Re: Something to consider
Post by: Harry on June 20, 2017, 09:50:20 PM
If the high temps weren't bad enough, here's adding insult to injury.

Quote
Event: Air Quality Alert
Alert: ...HIGH POLLUTION ADVISORY FOR MARICOPA COUNTY INCLUDING THE GREATER
PHOENIX AREA AND PINAL COUNTY THROUGH WEDNESDAY.
 
...HIGH POLLUTION ADVISORY FOR YUMA COUNTY ON TUESDAY...
The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality in Phoenix is
continuing the Ozone High Pollution Advisory for the Greater Phoenix
Area now through Wednesday. The Pinal County Department of Air
Quality is also continuing the Ozone High Pollution Advisory for Pinal
County including Apache Junction, Casa Grande, Coolidge, and Florence
through Wednesday.
An Ozone High Pollution Advisory is in effect for Yuma County for
Tuesday.
This means that forecast weather conditions combined with existing
ozone levels are expected to result in local maximum 8-hour ozone
concentrations that pose a health risk. Adverse health effects
increase as air quality deteriorates.
 


Title: Re: Something to consider
Post by: bdtripps on June 20, 2017, 10:27:24 PM
Hit 119.8F today in Youngtown, AZ  today.

BTrip
Title: Re: Something to consider
Post by: jgillett on June 20, 2017, 11:48:48 PM
This is probably it for today. Sheesh...
Title: Re: Something to consider
Post by: teal on June 21, 2017, 08:08:00 AM
  Hi, we made 27.2c yesterday !, not as hot as you guys are getting but hot enough, max so far this month was 33.7c that's to hot for me, how you guys can stick the sort of temperatures that you get out there I do not know.

  teal.
Title: Re: Something to consider
Post by: jgillett on June 21, 2017, 02:48:08 PM
...how you guys can stick the sort of temperatures that you get out there I do not know.
Have been wondering the same thing, teal! Currently 0747 MST here and it's already 99 and climbing fast.
Title: Re: Something to consider
Post by: teal on June 21, 2017, 03:29:23 PM
  Hi, 16:24 here & only made 27.8c but mid 30 c's  in London, Poss storms late tonight/tomorrow we need the rain (12 days without so far) as the grass is now getting a bit brown.

  teal.
 
Title: Re: Something to consider
Post by: zeppline on June 21, 2017, 04:13:37 PM
What is a storm, it has been 42 days no rain and before that we got .01 one tip of the gauge it was 30 some days so about 72 days no rain. temperature now is 98F on its way to 114F today.
Title: Re: Something to consider
Post by: Martyn on June 21, 2017, 04:45:50 PM
It's the humidity which is a killer with this heat in the UK. 32.2C (90F) with RH of 50% is not nice. It is just as warm inside (no aircon as it rarely gets this hot) and the barometer on my VP2 console has been reporting erratically for a couple of hours - hopefully it will be ok again when it cools down. Tomorrow it will be "only" be 20C (68F) which will be wonderful.
Title: Re: Something to consider
Post by: hankster on June 22, 2017, 12:00:53 AM
Awww, you should be living in south Florida. In the summer it's not uncommon to have 95F (35C) temps and Dew Points over 80. That works out to humidity of 62% and a heat index of 114F (45C)

Actual temps of 115F (46C) with humidity of 5% works out to a heat index of 106F (41C)
Title: Re: Something to consider
Post by: niko on June 22, 2017, 12:30:45 AM
Expected a response from Florida (http://www.usairnet.com/weather/maps/current/florida/dew-points/), not disappointed  :lol: 
Title: Re: Something to consider
Post by: jgillett on June 22, 2017, 01:46:22 AM
Second day in a row with both station and official record high temps. It's already old...
Title: Re: Something to consider
Post by: bdtripps on June 22, 2017, 02:55:37 AM
Hit 118F today in Youngtown, AZ

BTrip