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#1 Wilfrid1

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Posted 10 June 2008 - 02:08 PM

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Summer with a frenzy quasi-maniacl had battened on the town. It is said that the hottest place in the world is a port on the Persian Gulf. But it is wrong to believe everything we hear. When New York decides to be hot, the temperature of the Persian port must be agreeable by comparison.


Edgar Saltus, 1905.
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#2 GG Mora

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Posted 10 June 2008 - 02:59 PM

Even Vermont is sweltering it's well over 90. But at least we're surrounded by dirt, grass, and trees, rather than asphalt, glass, and concrete. Y'all have my sympathy.

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Posted 10 June 2008 - 04:40 PM

What are the weather experts' predictions for the rest of this month, and July and August?
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Posted 10 June 2008 - 06:04 PM

This website for the Atlantic corridor seems about right so far:

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April and May will be slightly warmer than normal, with above-normal rainfall north of the District of Columbia and below-normal rainfall to its south.

Summer will be rainier and slightly warmer than normal, on average. The hottest temperatures will occur in mid- to late June and mid-July.

Expect a hurricane in the last week of September. Otherwise, September and October will be slightly drier than normal, with near-normal temperatures.


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So, anything but mild and dry, basically.


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Posted 10 June 2008 - 06:05 PM

I left the house this morning and it was 7 degrees. I could see my breath...Summer you say??

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Posted 10 June 2008 - 06:07 PM

I walked a few blocks around one o'clock, and it was scary hot if you didn't stay in the shade.

But no worse than Nashville in August.
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Posted 10 June 2008 - 06:08 PM

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I left the house this morning and it was 7 degrees. I could see my breath...Summer you say??

are you on the government waiting list for summer?

“One thing kids like is to be tricked. For instance, I was going to take my little nephew to Disneyland, but instead I drove him to an old burned-out warehouse. 'Oh, no!', I said, 'Disneyland burned down.' He cried and cried, but I think that deep down he thought it was a pretty good joke. I started to drive over to the real Disneyland, but it was getting pretty late.”
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#8 peppyre

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Posted 10 June 2008 - 06:20 PM

QUOTE(splinky @ Jun 10 2008, 06:08 PM) View Post
QUOTE(peppyre @ Jun 10 2008, 02:05 PM) View Post
I left the house this morning and it was 7 degrees. I could see my breath...Summer you say??

are you on the government waiting list for summer?


Must be. I think the 2 days of 90 degrees back in May was it for our summer.

A great advertisement for the tourist board.....Don't have airconditioning? Find the East Coast too hot? Visit Vancouver where it's still winter!

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Posted 10 June 2008 - 06:23 PM

And I'm looking hopefully at the "Partly Sunny" w/ highs in the 60's coming later this week. We've been having a persistant, chilly drizzle, with intermittent showers and wind for most of the last couple of weeks. The sun came out on Sunday, though, giving us a chance to get the front yard mowed and make a trip to the farmer's market.
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#10 malarkey

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Posted 10 June 2008 - 06:34 PM

We're now in the holding pattern here. Wait for summer. Wait a bit more. Wait.......... then wait some more.

Will it arrive as it usually does, after July 4th? Or, will we be graced by another rainy July, like we had last year? If we are, (they are predicting we are) will we have summer in August? And if you don't even get summer then, you know what that means.
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#11 peppyre

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Posted 10 June 2008 - 06:43 PM

The thought of a rainy July is just so f*&^king depressing..........

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Posted 10 June 2008 - 11:32 PM

phrase of the day: so hot that squirrels are lying spread-eagled on the cooler flagstones in our yard. (sourced from Krugmans' blog).

Not quite but when i was walking Cherry out today (which basically involved dragging her around the neighborhood shortest route) the squirrel we passed on our way just looked at us ruefully and walked to the closest tree to sprawl itself on the nearest branch in the shadow.
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Posted 10 June 2008 - 11:45 PM

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phrase of the day: so hot that squirrels are lying spread-eagled on the cooler flagstones in our yard. (sourced from Krugmans' blog).

they gotta cool their nuts

“One thing kids like is to be tricked. For instance, I was going to take my little nephew to Disneyland, but instead I drove him to an old burned-out warehouse. 'Oh, no!', I said, 'Disneyland burned down.' He cried and cried, but I think that deep down he thought it was a pretty good joke. I started to drive over to the real Disneyland, but it was getting pretty late.”
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Posted 11 June 2008 - 01:39 AM

We're having a rather spectacular lightning display here on the lower west side---very bright, intense flashes that illuminate the buildings and trees like carbon lighting in an old monster movie. There was one a few minutes ago that completely lit up the darkened living room.
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Posted 11 June 2008 - 01:46 AM

Up here in Siberia too.
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