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Discussion in 'BS Forum' started by jaywayne12, Dec 25, 2010.
103 in the desert in Cali today. But it’s a dry heat.
Oman recorded the highest low sustained temperature ever over the last few days. It never got lower than 108.7 for 51 consecutive hours.
The refugee crisis from the Middle East is going to be insane over the next few decades as temperatures rise. Hopefully they'll head for Siberia, but I have my doubts.
When was the prior record set?
Of course mine went out on Sunday with my son and his girlfriend coming in Tuesday night. Got it fixed and only had to spend one night without air, after first guy out told me I needed a new unit and they couldn't do it for 2 weeks..
Ouch! Did you avoid getting the new unit?
Isn't it funny how it always seems to be on the hottest days that your A/C goes out?
(And yes, I understand why that is a ridiculous question.)
First guy said it was going to be $3600 to repair so I would be better off getting a whole new unit for $5500. Second guy came out and fixed it for $700 and $240 of that was for the leak detection.
Worst part of the whole thing was my wife started telling me Sunday morning there was a problem and I told her she was just imagining it, now I'll be hearing about that for the next month.
2011, Oman again at 107.4
Again, this is for highest low. The overall high record is in the 130's and is officially attributed to Death Valley but that's likely because Death Valley is well recorded. There are spots in the Afar region of Ethiopia where the elevation is about the same as Death Valley (well below sea level) and the moisture index is higher due to saline springs and streams where higher highs and lows have probably been (not) recorded.
The tropical activity ramping up for July..... in a "slow" season.
Shortly after I bought my house, I came home from work friday..... opened the front door and "F#@K it's hot..."
Yep AC wasn't working.... when we had RECORD heat for FL in July.
Luckily the seller threw in a "home warranty" with the sale, but the work wasnt going to get done on the weekend.
People thought I was nuts for doing yard work that weekend, but I said "I can sweat my balls off doing stuff outside, or I can sweat my balls off in a stuffy house"
Luckily that warranty covered $1500 worth of repair
After the Matthew remodel, I replaced that old unit with a new Lennox (Up on a 2' aluminum stand this time ) Electric bill is way cheaper than that old thing that was half dead (prob was 20 years old.... I already had plans to replace, but was waiting for winter to save $)
I was thinking about doing some work but my thinking was, there is no relief coming after I finish the work, so I took a couple of days off.
Our's is 12 years old so I am hoping to get a few more years out of it. Old owners did not go cheap with things they put in, not top of the line but decent stuff. AC is a Lennox Elite, water heater is GE SmartWater and roof is shingle but over 3/4 inch tongue and groove boards instead of plywood. All helps to keep our electric bill down, $120 for June and that includes $23 for water, so under $100 for 3 bedroom about 1700 sq ft.
just checking in...everyone alive and ok?
Almost floating away down here in Florida, 35 inches of rain in the last 10 weeks. But I won't complain because a Forest Service site one county over reported around 47 inches in the same time frame.
We are alive Jay. How is everything with you my friend?
doing great Brook...you guys getting a summer Noreaster tonight I see...winds and rain. Good luck! You doing ok Brook?
WB...that's a TON OF RAIN MY FRIEND...DEAR GOD...
Was supposed to go to Delaware for bike races today. Saw the weather and ended up in cape cod instead. Looks like a nasty system. Need that track in 6 months, right @CBG ?
I'm waiting for a horror movie where monster alligators during monster Florida rains get flushed out of the Everglades and start washing up on people's lawns. They're monster alligators because of nuclear waste, and start eating people, especially meth heads and other assorted pain in the asses. Please, some novice director, make this happen. Scratch that. Please let it happen for real. Stay safe. From the alligators. ; )
We have "lost" a few meth head to gators already. No need for tropical storms for that, they just go swimming with Goliath when the mood hits. by the way, here is Goliath.
Holy Crap, what a gullet. Forget about drug mules. That thing is packing thousands of pounds of drugs while digesting ten cats and a dog.
looks like we might be awake in a few hours when things get rocking and rollin later,,,,,FJF yes ,,,,,,,,,ps I have looked at long range stuff and early reports say el nino in the winter,,we shall see
what is with this forecast, 3 weeks of non stop "thunderstorms possible"