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It's Officially Too Hot Outside for Everything

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As we reach the pinnacle of this week's heat-dome induced heat-wave, the heat index could get as high as 108 in New York and 110 in Washington D.C. today, making it officially too hot for all human activity.

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Carrie B (306)
Friday July 19, 2013, 6:14 pm
For once, we in New Mexico have been having cooling rain showers which means we are not suffering in summer as we usually do.

Helen Porter (39)
Friday July 19, 2013, 6:39 pm
Carrie. that's interesting! I don't keep up with the thermometer. When it reaches 100 in Phoenix, I don't bother with numbers -- it's HOT. However, this summer it doesn't seem so hot to me and others have remarked that it's not as hot as in the past.

We usually have a greeting and a reassurance to one another.

"It's hot."

"Yes, it's hot."

Translation Yes, it's hot. We're not imagining it.

These days we're greeting each other with "Hi. How are you." LOL

Jason S (50)
Friday July 19, 2013, 8:22 pm
Good posting, thanks

Christeen A (370)
Friday July 19, 2013, 11:57 pm
We have had some totally unbearable days here where breathing is even difficult. On those days I just catch up indoors.

TomCat S (129)
Saturday July 20, 2013, 1:41 am
Inside too. :-(

Jonathan Harper (0)
Saturday July 20, 2013, 1:54 am

Carol H (229)
Saturday July 20, 2013, 3:32 am
noted, thanks Carrie

Mary S (1)
Saturday July 20, 2013, 3:33 am
Next summer I am going to let the weeds be my garden, takes to much precious water to keep things green outside when it is 95 plus.

Frans Badenhorst (582)
Saturday July 20, 2013, 3:52 am
we experience 110 F regularly during our very long summers down here in South Africa, I guess one adapts, although the heat does make everything very UNCOMFORTABLE...

Past Member (0)
Saturday July 20, 2013, 3:57 am
There must be something to cool down

Past Member (0)
Saturday July 20, 2013, 5:47 am
That's why we invented beer.

B Lewenza (76)
Saturday July 20, 2013, 6:09 am
We were at 35 c yesterday but our humidex was at 75. These summers are getting way to hot anymore and whats weird is places that are supposed to be hot like this are on the cooler side. You can't even breath out there so I don't go out. I love spring and fall much better weather.

Past Member (0)
Saturday July 20, 2013, 7:56 am
Zee: Here in Yuma we don't even bother with thermometers.

Sergio Padilla (65)
Saturday July 20, 2013, 8:16 am
Here in Nicaragua is hotter than usual... It will get worse globally I think

Birgit W (160)
Saturday July 20, 2013, 5:24 pm
Thank you.

Sheryl G (363)
Saturday July 20, 2013, 8:01 pm
I am thankful for the fact Florida is surrounded by major bodies of water which helps to keep our temperatures in check. It's hot, but we don't usually get more than mid 90's in this part. Further south I suppose they get hotter. It is unbelievable that 108 is NYC and DC is 110, wow. I'll stay down here. I also don't like the freezing cold either, so I'll stay put.

Jeanne R (1203)
Saturday July 20, 2013, 8:08 pm
I agree!

Ken Y (3)
Sunday July 21, 2013, 1:30 am
the sun is a stranger here and this weather is a godsend

Sheila D (194)
Sunday July 21, 2013, 4:03 am
I finally broke down and had my air going 4-5 hrs each day for the last three days - 3rd floor apt. The rest of the time I had fans going - not too bad that way. The humidity is what I have a hard time with.

Lois Jordan (63)
Sunday July 21, 2013, 1:18 pm
Noted. After a record-tying 39 days of temps 100 or more, we had the monsoons show up...a bit earlier than usual. Feels like late Aug. here in to open doors & windows in late afternoon some days. As I saw the weather in DC and NY top ours, one weather forecaster explained that we are having an extremely rare occurrence....the jet stream is moving east to west, rather than west to east. Unfortunately, there were no explanations other than that. hmmmmm......

S S (0)
Sunday July 21, 2013, 1:25 pm
Thank you.

marie C (163)
Sunday July 21, 2013, 4:50 pm
London was 86 and it was like being in an oven so I do not know how the USA is putting up with it
95 is the temperature expected tomorrow here I will not be able to go out YUK

Lisa Zilli (17)
Monday July 22, 2013, 9:29 am

Connie O (44)
Monday July 22, 2013, 8:22 pm
finally cooling down here tonight...

Melania Padilla (122)
Wednesday July 31, 2013, 9:53 am
The effects of global warming are just begining....
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