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2012 Heat wave

Local news reported 109 degree yesterday, highest ever recorded for the Columbia, SC. Supposed to hit 109 again today! Guess I'll be running the sprinklers all day long again today, mostly to help cool the yard a bit.
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Jeez....

Yes much of the midwest is in heat and drought. I'm on vacation and hate to think what I will come home to, even though our max temp while I am gone is a little bit less than yours.. 102. But 102 and sunny and no rain for weeks is plenty enough to fry a garden...

The new normal?
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60's and 70"s mostly in Oregon kind of cool but muggy as all H.

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Interior thermometer on boat when we arrived yesterday, 118. Never seen it over 107. We'll swim as long as we can and then watch movies. Probably even too hot to sit outside tonight. It was 101 at 9 PM last night. Didn't feel that hot but thermometers don't lie...do they? :twisted:

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USCG sight said lake temps went from 81 to 85 in 24 hours. It's a big lake. We swam 3 miles today. I kept telling my wife I tasted salt....it was sweat. It is 103 at 8:30. I'm scared

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We saw temps in the 113-114 range around here this week. Forecast is for cooler weather for the next 7 days, highs of 101! :shock: The night time lows will get somewhat better, low 70's, I'm hoping that will help stop blossom drop in the garden!

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95 up in Delaware. The worst part is the 75% humidity, though. I heard parts of the carolinas had the hottest day they ever had, today.

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Got off work & started the car yesterday, console said 109... Couldn't believe it!! Early to be that hot... 106 tomorrow, 103 next day, looking at some relief in a week or so though... Rain & 80's for a week! Can't wait! Too hot for anyone to be outside!

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luvthesnapper wrote:95 up in Delaware. The worst part is the 75% humidity, though. I heard parts of the carolinas had the hottest day they ever had, today.
That would be Columbia. 109. I never knew sweat could drip so fast. Our lake is at Columbia. There was a melting smell in the air all day.

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It is pretty scary... Lot worse where you are, but our weather forecast is well above normal hot, sunny and mostly dry as far as the forecast goes. Few chances of thunderstorms, but those usually don't materialize where I am in the city heat island.

And of course this is 2012 Heat Wave II. We already had an extended heat wave with tons of broken records, before it was even spring...
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So far it is looking like last year/ :cry:

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We gave up and left the lake. Marine AC/Heat functions by pulling water out of the lake. The AC wouldn't keep up because the water was so hot and with outside temps at 108 we were toasting.

I exercise like a demon because I have COPD from whiffing sawdust for 30 years. I just can't function in the heat. It's funny I can swim 2 or3 miles but walking to the car damn near killed me. I hope this breaks soon. I can do garden work for 15 minutes max and then I just have to go inside and breathe.

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So sorry Charlie...

Look at some of the heat index maps

https://www.accuweather.com/en/us/national/weather-forecast-maps

The entire country except a small corner of Pacific Northwest is burning up.
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Another brutal 100+ degree day today, but the 20% chance of thunderstorms proved to give wide spread relief in late afternoon. Our temperatures dropped to under 80 degrees in just a few minutes and stayed there the rest of the afternoon and evening. Also got several nice rain bursts. The downside is that some folks got damaging winds of 60-80 mph and hail as large as 2 inches. Thankfully, the rough weather stayed north of us.
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stayed at 'only' 95 here. i helped a farmer friend out yesterday, we picked a good 90lbs of purple beans.

still thirsty 13 hours later.

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So sorry for anyone whose AC goes out in this weather. Storms all around us put out power over the weekend... Franklin county (Columbus area, Crawford county and in between. 1000's without electric for several days. Wind and hail to the north in Sandusky.
We were hoping to get rain, which we didn't. But we're glad to miss the damages.
Temps in mid to high 90''s , some say 100.
Did see horsetail clouds 2days ago, so hope to get some sort of rain.



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