Summer weather- hot or cold?

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    Jul 12, 2008 1:34 AM GMT
    Well since it is Summer time I'd thought I'd ask how y'all are feeling about the weather? Bring on the heat or time to migrate North?? Personally I like the cold- because I can easily alter my temperature by putting on another layer or getting under the blankets. But with hot weather I can only take off so many layers before jumping in the pool. What do you guys think? Right now it's 91 degrees and the sun is already behind the mountains.
  • cbrock

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    Jul 12, 2008 7:13 AM GMT
    i like winter better too. i feel like cold weather makes it easier to snuggle up w/ someone or just put on more layers to get warm. during summer you can only strip so far and still be decent for public.
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    Jul 12, 2008 2:20 PM GMT
    I like it nice and hot and muggy. I hate to wear clothing. I can't stand airconditioning.
    Here in northern Ohio the temps have been seriously cool. The temps all over the world have been cooler than normal. The reason is, there has been a decline in solar activity, mainly sunspots.
    During the years we had record high temperature spikes, we had massive solar activity. The year 1,500 old people died in Paris was one of those occasions. With this in mind, I've changed my mind, global warming caused by artificial greenhouse gasses is just a myth. I wish it were true, I'd like to see the planet warm up more. But, it isn't. Damn it!

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    Jul 12, 2008 2:25 PM GMT
    John43620 said
    Here in northern Ohio the temps have been seriously cool. The temps all over the world have been cooler than normal. The reason is, there has been a decline in solar activity, mainly sunspots. I've changed my mind, global warming caused by artificial greenhouse gasses is just a myth.


    This is so seriously misinformed, it is ridiculous. But we've had other threads on this....and good ole John keeps on popping up.
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    Jul 12, 2008 3:21 PM GMT
    Just so we keep the facts straight, guys, here's a link to NASA's time line of sunspot number and prediction graphic (http://solarscience.msfc.nasa.gov/images/ssn_predict_l.gif) and here's a link to the time line of average global temperatures (http://data.giss.nasa.gov/gistemp/graphs/Fig.A.lrg.gif).

    The latter, I believe, has been detrended for urban warming effects (local effects due to urbanization). The relationship between sunspot numbers and global temperature fluctuations on an annual or seasonal basis is very small, and is much, much smaller than that between CO2 fluctuations, sea-surface temperature fluctuations etc. The highest correlation, which is statistically significant, is that found between greenhouse gas concentrations and global temperatures.

    Here's a quick synopsis of what meteorologists/climatologists have been expecting to happen (since the late 1980s) and is happening.

    As the global temperatures continue to increase, meanders in the position of the jet stream will become more pronounced. Though the cooler air on the poleward side of the jet stream will be less cold, some of these meanders will take the cool air really far south, perhaps anchoring it there occasionally for a period of weeks. Thus, those locations will experience cool and wet conditions. For the first part of this century, by the way, in California we're expecting warmer temperatures, of course, and a higher average annual precipitation BUT with larger swings around that average (meaning, terrible droughts alternating with very wet years....combining to produce above average precip) through about 2035.

    Meanwhile, the overall temperatures will continue to increase. More water vapor will be pumped into the atmosphere, making conditions south of the jet hotter and stickier. Summer temperatures in the intermountain west will, on average, sizzle.

    In California, we've just passed through our second heat wave in one month. The ridiculously warm temperatures in the Bay Area, for example, while not proving Global Warming, certainly are consistent with it.

    I just passed through Ukiah, CA on Thursday. It was 111F there, and the smoke from all the fires in our area was choking. These are exactly the sorts of things we expect to occur with greater frequency in all of our lifetimes.



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    Jul 12, 2008 3:27 PM GMT
    heat all the way. i can run better in the eat, feel better in the heat, dont get sick when its hot and quite frankly, the cold, u jsut stay uncomfortable. the heat and u can throw on a tshirt and shirts and run out, when its cold u have to bundle up and then ur still cold. Heat all the way!
  • Bunjamon

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    Jul 12, 2008 3:45 PM GMT
    The winters in Montreal are waaaaaay too long and cold, but as soon as it gets above 30°C (85°F) I feel like I'm dying. And we don't have AC. Give me something in between.
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    Jul 12, 2008 3:55 PM GMT
    Come to SF in July and see what Mark Twain REALLY meant!!
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    Jul 12, 2008 3:58 PM GMT
    95 Here today phew I must get ou of the sea?
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    Jul 12, 2008 4:30 PM GMT
    I like it hot - and dry. Mugginess is like a wet blanket that wraps me up and drags me down.

    Set your AC to 76 (instead of 68 and let your body adjust to warmer temps. Suddenly 85-90 won't seem that hot anymore.

    Bank on global warming... invest in property in Michigan. (:
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    Jul 14, 2008 12:30 AM GMT
    John43620 saidThe temps all over the world have been cooler than normal.


    Well I don't know about Ohio, but with the exception of Norway (N. of the arctic circle), most of the places I've been in the past month have routinely been >80 - with it being 95 today and almost 105 two days ago in CO.. That kind of heat just makes me feel subdued and slow.

    GobBHeat all the way!


    I'm down for that if I'm at the beach or on holiday- but I can't fall asleep if I'm too warm..

    Bunjamon saidas soon as it gets above 30°C (85°F) I feel like I'm dying. And we don't have AC. Give me something in between.


    Yes. That is what I am talking about. Maybe I just need to move to Norway, eh?
  • Barricade

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    Jul 14, 2008 12:42 AM GMT
    I can only take the heat for so long. Love the cold and rain though.
  • ShawnTX

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    Jul 14, 2008 12:44 AM GMT
    HOT HOT HOT!!! 95F to 104F is my comfort zone. Anything above 104F starts getting a bit uncomfortable.
  • JohnDallas

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    Jul 14, 2008 1:04 AM GMT
    Cold all the way. It has been averaging over 100+ every day lately. I can not stand the heat. My preference is 68-74. I'm actually OK with anything over say 60. Anything over 75 and I'm a little uncomfortable anything beyond 80 and I'm miserable.
  • ShawnTX

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    Jul 14, 2008 1:19 AM GMT
    You're lucky, the highest it's gotten here is 96F. Anything below 68F and I start complaining about the cold.
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    Jul 14, 2008 1:26 AM GMT
    I'd prefer to sweat than shiver. Although my ideal weather condition would be warm with low humidity. That happens on some days, though lately it's just been very hot and very humid -- but I'd still take that over anything less than 70 degrees on any day.
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    Jul 14, 2008 4:52 AM GMT
    I'm sitting out on my covered back deck in anticipation of the wicked thunderstorm ready to blow!
  • MSUBioNerd

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    Jul 14, 2008 5:11 AM GMT
    I much prefer the cold to the heat. When it gets above 85 with 80% humidity, I get really lethargic. After trying to tough out a Michigan summer last year, I got central air put in this year, and set my thermostat to 75. It's amazing what a difference a 75 degree air conditioned room is to even just 80 and ambient humidity.

    The three big advantages to summer over winter for me are the greater lengths of daylight, the cheaper summer produce (particularly berries and cherries), and outdoor swimming (complete with the eye candy that involves). But physical comfort wise, I'd much prefer a day with a high of 10 than a day with a high of 90.
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    Jul 14, 2008 6:13 AM GMT
    I hate cold weather with an intense, irrational, fiery passion. In my more selfish moments I cheer on global warming.
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    Jul 14, 2008 6:32 AM GMT
    It was 98'C here today. Tomorrow it will be 100'C.

    That is nothing compared to the 112'C we had last week.
    The metal on the stop signs was beginning to warp. lol

    I prefer colder weather myself but I have lived in both extremes so I can adapt. Anything above 105'C, I won't leave the house unless for work.
  • gumbosolo

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    Jul 14, 2008 6:59 AM GMT
    Been 99 for a few days now . . . but I got to say, I really enjoy it this year. I like the cold, but there's nothing like running in early morning heat, feeling the sun and sweating buckets. Though that's just the morning; rest of the day I prefer shade and rain.
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    Jul 15, 2008 4:33 AM GMT
    DanteCAIt was 98'C here today. Tomorrow it will be 100'C.




    98 C? 98C=208.4F
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    Jul 15, 2008 4:38 AM GMT
    I don't mind the heat really. But, summers in South Florida appear to be all about wicked thunderstorms with thunder and lightning daily. I'm all for a good thunderstorm, but daily? Come on. I can't keep my car clean. icon_smile.gif
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    Jul 15, 2008 5:21 PM GMT
    dharamsala said
    DanteCAIt was 98'C here today. Tomorrow it will be 100'C.




    98 C? 98C=208.4F


    lol, people need to learn their degrees celsius.
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    Jul 24, 2008 12:12 AM GMT
    Funny you mention that. When I was in the Army we had some British soldiers training with us at Fort Knox. One day at the tank driving course the British soldiers were sitting with the American recruits. It was a deliciously hot day. One of the British soldiers had a thermometer on his watch and he exclaimed; "my lord it's 40 degrees out here". The recruits just looked at him like he had two heads. We should teach the metric system and the celsius system here in the US.