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Re: How's your weather?
« Reply #1840 on: August 07, 2012, 12:09:21 AM »
I forget about this thread.  ..-)
 
The weather today made the 80's and is finally cooling down.
It's been one of the hottest summers in USA history.
 
 
But here's a few places guaranteed to burn your buns good.  :gleam:
 
 
 
 
 
 
9 Hottest places on earth ( We got it easy).
 
 Intro  Summer is officially here, and the heat is being turned up in a lot of places. But before you pull out the grill and grab a cold one, imagine if you were living in some of the hottest places our planet has to offer.

While two-thirds of the earth is covered in water, a full third of the remaining land (that’s one-ninth of the total!) is nearly uninhabitable desert. As it turns out, all of the world's top nine hottest places lie in that harsh environment .
 
 Wadi Halfa, Sudan - 127 degrees  Wadi means valley in Arabic, and this dry valley at the top of Sudan lies on the border with Egypt. In April of 1967, the city of 15,000 clocked a temperature of 127 degrees Fahrenheit (53 degrees Celsius).

While the climate of northern Sudan is generally extremely dry, there are times when damp southern air can reach the border and cause violent dust storms known as the haboob , when moist, unstable air forms thunderstorms in the heat of the afternoon. The initial downflow of air from an approaching storm produces a huge yellow wall of sand and clay that can temporarily reduce visibility to zero.
 

 
 
 
 
 Ahwaz, Iran - 128 degrees  Ahwaz, Iran lies in a desert just above sea level and gets less than an inch of rain per year. During July, the average high will be 116 F (47 C) – that's hot enough to get most of the city's million residents inside to turn on the fans.

Ahwaz, also spelled Ahvaz, is a place where the siesta is taken very seriously – in order to escape oppressive afternoon heat, shops and businesses close around noon and reopen for a few hours at 6 p.m.
 
 
 
 
 
 Tirat Tsvi, Israel - 129 degrees  The hottest place in Asia, the small kibbutz of Tirat Tsvi (population: 642) recorded a temperature of 129 F (54 C) in June 1942. The town lies 722 feet (220 meters) below sea level. Despite its formidable climate, the town is the largest grower of dates in Israel, with 18,000 trees.
 

 
 
 
 
 Araouane, Mali - 130 degrees  Araouane is a small Saharan village on the way to Timbuktu. Just 300 families call this desert place home. The surrounding desert is completely barren and a dry desert wind known as the Harmattan blows fine particles of sand that can obscure visibility and build up on the sides of buildings.

Araouane doesn't receive enough rainfall to grow crops, and the village is dependent on the caravan trade that nowadays moves blocks of salt from mines that lie to the north. The temperature in this remote outpost hit 130 F (54.4 C) in the summer of 1945.
 

 
 
 
 Timbuktu, Mali - 130.1 degrees  The city best known for being the middle of nowhere — Timbuktu — is also a hot-hot-hot place. Timbuktu sits on the southern edge of the Sahara Desert, about 10 miles north of the Niger River. The town is surrounded by sand dunes and the streets are often covered in sand. With a recorded high of 130.1 F (54.5 C), Timbuktu is one of the hottest places in the world.

In the month of May, average highs of 108 degrees are not uncommon. Even the winter months of December and January feature highs into the 90s. A population of more than 40,000 people fights the summer heat with clothing designed to fend off the worst of the weather.
 

 
 
 
 
 Kebili, Tunisia - 131 degrees  While it's egg-fryingly hot, Kebili is actually a desert oasis. The 18,000 people who call this town home face heat waves with temperatures in excess of 131 F (55 C).

Because the history of Kebili dates back more than 200,000 years, many of the local inhabitants have passed along methods designed to survive these unbearably hot days. Locals stockpile water and work hard to maintain a relatively constant body temperature.The town also grows world-famous dates.
 

 
 
 
 
 Ghadames, Libya - 131 degrees  Tying in temperature-record with Kebili is Ghadames, Libya, another oasis in the middle of a desert. The native Berber population of about 7,000 live in houses made with thick walls of mud, lime and tree trunks that help protect them from the blazing heat, especially in the summer.

The roofs of the houses are interconnected, and many of the streets are covered, allowing for increased shade, privacy, and security. The city is so iconic that it is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site . The landscape resembles Star Wars' planet Tatooine, and human habitation of the area extends back to the 6th century.
 

 
 
 
 
 Death Valley, United States - 134 degrees  Death Valley is the driest and lowest valley in the United States — those conditions add up to some extreme temperatures. On July 10, 1913, at the Furnace Creek weather station, thermometers recorded 134 degrees, the highest temperature ever measured in the United States.

During the heat wave that week, five days in a row clocked in at 129 degrees or above. Furnace Creek was formerly the center of the valley's mining operations for the Pacific Coast Borax Company, which hauled the mineral with mule teams across the Mojave Desert. Today, most of Death Valley's lodges shut down when the temperature soars to 125 degrees.
 

 
 
 
 
 El Azizia, Libya - 136 degrees  The hottest temperature ever recorded on Earth was in El Azizia, Libya, where a 136-degree F (58 C) day went down in the history books on Sept. 13, 1922. Two days of hot, southerly winds preceded the history-making heat.

Some experts argue that latent heat may have been added to the air mass due to rain south of El Azizia. Still, their predictions say that temperatures still around 134 F — not much a difference to the 300,000 people who make this town their home.


 
 

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Re: How's your weather?
« Reply #1841 on: August 07, 2012, 01:05:12 AM »
its horrible, very very hot and stuffy  :mad1:

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Re: How's your weather?
« Reply #1842 on: August 10, 2012, 01:38:16 PM »
I think we're simply between ice ages, we should be thankful for this warm weather.
Then we will fight in the shade.

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How's your weather?
« Reply #1843 on: August 10, 2012, 04:03:47 PM »
We hit 108 yesterday.

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Re: How's your weather?
« Reply #1844 on: August 10, 2012, 07:34:48 PM »
We hit 108 yesterday.

It's cooled off considerably here, today we only had a high of 73.  :king:
 
 
 
 

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Re: How's your weather?
« Reply #1845 on: August 11, 2012, 04:30:46 AM »
Monsoon in central india..haven't seen the sun for about a month now..stays cloudy or rains non stop !! & i am not complaining.. :)) :)) :)~ :)~
after the terrible heat we had this year ( around 46C), i think we deserve this.. :)~
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Re: How's your weather?
« Reply #1846 on: August 11, 2012, 09:32:55 AM »
Monsoon in central india..haven't seen the sun for about a month now..stays cloudy or rains non stop !! & i am not complaining.. :)) :)) :)~ :)~
after the terrible heat we had this year ( around 46C), i think we deserve this.. :)~

concurred.......i am enjoying the weather too........i want the full year to be like this........
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Re: How's your weather?
« Reply #1847 on: August 21, 2012, 07:12:21 AM »
The weather in the UK has been really good :D And there may be a heat wave lol

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Re: How's your weather?
« Reply #1848 on: August 15, 2013, 04:33:17 AM »
It's been cool here most the summer.
 
Last year was one of the hottest on record.

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Re: How's your weather?
« Reply #1849 on: August 16, 2013, 01:31:51 AM »
It's been cool here most the summer.
 
Last year was one of the hottest on record.

July was the coldest on record. The hottest days of August were the ones I spent in Montreal.

We're low 70s. Today we may have gone under 70 but maxed out at 71. Though we did have about a week in the upper 90s in July, this is the s**ttiest summer in the +20 years I've been in Chicago. Not much sunshine, either.
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Re: How's your weather?
« Reply #1850 on: August 18, 2013, 10:10:59 AM »
It's been cool here most the summer.
 
Last year was one of the hottest on record.

July was the coldest on record. The hottest days of August were the ones I spent in Montreal.

We're low 70s. Today we may have gone under 70 but maxed out at 71. Though we did have about a week in the upper 90s in July, this is the s**ttiest summer in the +20 years I've been in Chicago. Not much sunshine, either.

The sun is out today!!!
 
Not really a good summer here for folks who like to get out there.
 
But I like it so far, having the windows open and some nice polluted air coming in.  :cool:
 
 

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Re: How's your weather?
« Reply #1851 on: August 18, 2013, 09:20:27 PM »
Another nice eve spent on the river with temps falling from the mid 70's into the low 60's.  Some geese headed south already!!!  Earliest I've seen in 3 decades.  Does this mean we're in for a wonderfully chilly/snowy winter?  I sure hope so! :))

Night Hawks spotted last night and tonight a full 2 weeks ahead of schedule.  Only time will tell if this is a sign of a long winter.
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Re: How's your weather?
« Reply #1852 on: August 19, 2013, 08:32:11 PM »
Another nice eve spent on the river with temps falling from the mid 70's into the low 60's.  Some geese headed south already!!!  Earliest I've seen in 3 decades.  Does this mean we're in for a wonderfully chilly/snowy winter?  I sure hope so! :))

Night Hawks spotted last night and tonight a full 2 weeks ahead of schedule.  Only time will tell if this is a sign of a long winter.

Those birds know what's going on somehow.
 
 

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« Reply #1853 on: August 20, 2013, 05:24:34 AM »
Another nice eve spent on the river with temps falling from the mid 70's into the low 60's.  Some geese headed south already!!!  Earliest I've seen in 3 decades.  Does this mean we're in for a wonderfully chilly/snowy winter?  I sure hope so! :))

Night Hawks spotted last night and tonight a full 2 weeks ahead of schedule.  Only time will tell if this is a sign of a long winter.

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Re: How's your weather?
« Reply #1854 on: August 21, 2013, 12:07:30 AM »
Order being restored: 80s this week.   :gleam:
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« Reply #1855 on: August 21, 2013, 08:49:32 AM »
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Re: How's your weather?
« Reply #1856 on: August 21, 2013, 11:52:13 AM »
The sucky thing is the position of my patch of sun on my deck. I get a lot of sunlight during late spring and early summer between 11am and 3pm. Now, it's only a small patch that doesn't show up until after noon  :(
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« Reply #1857 on: August 25, 2013, 07:14:10 PM »
The sucky thing is the position of my patch of sun on my deck. I get a lot of sunlight during late spring and early summer between 11am and 3pm. Now, it's only a small patch that doesn't show up until after noon  :(

It's getting bigger now daily so you can check to see how it's doing.
 
It'll keep you busy.  :rofl_2:
 
 

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« Reply #1858 on: September 12, 2013, 07:56:17 PM »
We were in the nineties yesterday but a wind direction change is bringing air down from Canada.  :))
 
It just feels so good to not sweat my b$$lls off all the time.  :king:
 
 

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« Reply #1859 on: September 22, 2013, 03:37:04 PM »
weather is a little cold now. But ok for autumn.