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Could Wednesday be Seattle's hottest day ever?
Seattle Times ^ | 07/29/09 | Sandy Doughton

Posted on 07/29/2009 7:04:32 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway

How much sweat does it take to set a new heat-wave record? Sticky Seattleites may find out this week. If temperatures stay at 90 degrees or higher through Saturday, that will add up to six sweltering days in a row. And if Seattle's high reaches 100 degrees today, as forecast, it will tie the city's all-time temperature record. The region's previous record hot spells lasted five days, in August 1981 and July 1941. "We're certainly in the running," said Brad Colman, local meteorologist-in-charge for the National Weather Service.

(Excerpt) Read more at seattletimes.nwsource.com ...


TOPICS: Miscellaneous; US: Washington
KEYWORDS: seattle; summer; weather
Just hop on your bike and peddle to work....Don't worry about the barnyard smell in cubicle land.....
1 posted on 07/29/2009 7:04:33 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: AngelesCrestHighway
. If temperatures stay at 90 degrees or higher through Saturday, that will add up to six sweltering days in a row.

< rolls eyes >

I lived in San Antonio for 28 years.

It's 90+ every day EVERY SINGLE DAY from early May thru September.

2 posted on 07/29/2009 7:07:00 AM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: Izzy Dunne

Almost NO ONE has Air-Conditioning in Seattle....I know....Lived there for 5 years in a very nice penthouse with NO AIR!


3 posted on 07/29/2009 7:09:34 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion....the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

I guess the liberals in Leftattle will see this as full confirmation of their global warming dogma.

Time to step up the recycling, cut back to half a sheet of TP after a bowel movement, and cut back to starvation rations of hideously over-priced “organic” food.


4 posted on 07/29/2009 7:10:17 AM PDT by EyeGuy
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

Yeah, well we are having a high of 80 in Georgia today. In July.

It’s about weather patterns and right now the pattern is hot in Seattle. Like it was when a record was set in 1941 (as the article says). But I imagine we’ll hear about about carbon footprints and man made climate change.


5 posted on 07/29/2009 7:13:08 AM PDT by autumnraine (You can't fix stupid, but you can vote it out!)
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To: EyeGuy

Seattle liberals are a special breed, and by that I mean the short bus kind of special. No one can combine mind-blowing arrogance with mind-blowing ignorance quite like a Seattle liberal. And they’re very racist in that condescending way of theirs - I’ve seen white Seattle liberals treat their black “friends” the same way they treat their dogs and cats.


6 posted on 07/29/2009 7:16:08 AM PDT by JillValentine (Drinking Kool-Aid leads to PDS.)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

Screw the Communist NorthWest let them suffer. It 78 in Bluegrass State today - coolest July ever! Not a day over 90 this month and lovin’ every minute of it! Pass the burbon... hold the ice!


7 posted on 07/29/2009 7:16:15 AM PDT by AngryCapitalist (NOW is the time to stand and fight!)
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To: JillValentine

Hey Seattle Libs, believe in global warming, get global warming. Perfiect justice


8 posted on 07/29/2009 7:21:49 AM PDT by Cordio
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To: AngryCapitalist

High of 81 here today at Lake of the Ozarks. It’s supposed to be cool all week.


9 posted on 07/29/2009 7:22:30 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: Izzy Dunne

There’s a reason that sane folks don’t live that close to hell...;)

I was born and raised - and still live a lot - in the Seattle area. Usually we get 1-2 days in the low 90s, half a dozen in the upper 80s, and two dozen in the low 80s. We’re not used to this kind of extended mid-90s (or higher) heat. Remember, it’s NEVER been above 100 - ever.

Thankfully, the temps still drop to 60-65 at night so you can cool the house with fans in the windows.


10 posted on 07/29/2009 7:29:22 AM PDT by PugetSoundSoldier (Indignation over the sting of truth is the defense of the indefensible)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

Not only that, but cherry season is over. Sigh. Not that I stuffed myself silly with Raniers or anything like that, but this is my first year in Wash. I almost went nuts seeing all the cherry stands and orchards full of cherries. And now they’re gone.


11 posted on 07/29/2009 7:34:47 AM PDT by sportutegrl (If liberals could do math, they would be conservatives.)
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To: Cordio
In a related development, The Mayor of Seattle has declared that all fans at tonights Mariner/Toronto game can attend in their underwear.....
12 posted on 07/29/2009 7:39:10 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

That would be considered “cool” compared to the inferno this summer has been in South Texas. Record drought on top it. I long for a nice Colorado vacation right now.


13 posted on 07/29/2009 7:39:54 AM PDT by The South Texan (The Drive By Media is America's worst enemy and American people don't know it.)
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To: sportutegrl
I made 6 half-pints of Bing Cherry Jam this summer. It has Amaretto liqueur, cloves and of course, lots of cherries in it. I gave some to a family member recently who told me, "This tastes like happiness!"

'Twas a good year for cherries.

14 posted on 07/29/2009 7:40:07 AM PDT by ponygirl (A Liberal advocates ripping a child limb for limb from the womb and then lectures me on morality.)
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To: EyeGuy

Meanwhile Chicago has coldest July in 64 years. Go figure...


15 posted on 07/29/2009 7:41:08 AM PDT by Kozak (USA 7/4/1776 to 1/20/2009 Reqiescat in Pace)
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To: The South Texan

With all those lakes, rivers and Puget Sound at your doorstep....just jump in for the whole week!


16 posted on 07/29/2009 7:42:18 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: Ann Archy

<Almost NO ONE has Air-Conditioning in Seattle.

No kidding. When was looking at apartments online prior to a move there, I kept clicking past the apartments w/o air conditioning. Eventually I realized that none of them had it. Few buildings on campus had air, many buses didn’t have air conditioning, making for some very aromatic buses at the end of a warm day.

After a few days of heat, with no air, you just get tired and demoralized (and I’m from DC, I know from heat and humidity). We weren’t even allowed to get a window unit in our complex since it would ‘ruin the aesthetics’ of the building. Wonderful.

Now I’m in Iowa and I turn the air down to 68. People in hotter states can make fun all they want, but I’d rather freeze with air conditioning and wear a sweater inside than be hot like I was in Seattle with no relief.


17 posted on 07/29/2009 7:51:40 AM PDT by radiohead (Buy ammo, get your kids out of government schools, pray for the Republic.)
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To: ponygirl

This year is full of suprises. Next year I will be prepared for cherry season. I already have my pitter.


18 posted on 07/29/2009 7:55:24 AM PDT by sportutegrl (If liberals could do math, they would be conservatives.)
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To: JillValentine

<I’ve seen white Seattle liberals treat their black “friends” the same way they treat their dogs and cats.

Interesting statement. I did some research in Seattle with black grad students. Every one of them pointed out that Seattlelites talk a good diversity game, but when you look at their personal lives, they don’t have black friends, don’t live in diverse neighborhoods, aren’t in study groups with blacks, etc. For the most part, these students were not the Gates type of racial activist, seeing racism everywhere. They just noted that the talk did not match the walk in Seattle.


19 posted on 07/29/2009 7:57:50 AM PDT by radiohead (Buy ammo, get your kids out of government schools, pray for the Republic.)
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To: Izzy Dunne

Someone already pointed this out, but I’ll say it again—almost no one has A/C here. Our house doesn’t, we’re about 45 miles south of Seattle. I’m from the South, and I know heat, but I also know A/C. These past few days have been miserable.


20 posted on 07/29/2009 7:59:04 AM PDT by Future Snake Eater ("Get out of the boat and walk on the water with us!”--Sen. Joe Biden)
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To: Ann Archy

I have a very nice fan... but that is all :>)


21 posted on 07/29/2009 8:03:59 AM PDT by irishtenor (Beer. God's way of making sure the Irish don't take over the world.)
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To: PugetSoundSoldier

It was 73 at 4:30 this morning in Burien :>)


22 posted on 07/29/2009 8:05:42 AM PDT by irishtenor (Beer. God's way of making sure the Irish don't take over the world.)
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To: Izzy Dunne
< rolls eyes >

I lived in San Antonio for 28 years.

It's 90+ every day EVERY SINGLE DAY from early May thru September.

I assume that A/C is virtually non-existent in homes in San Antonio like in Seattle?

23 posted on 07/29/2009 8:34:45 AM PDT by TheMightyQuinn
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To: radiohead
...many buses didn’t have air conditioning, making for some very aromatic buses at the end of a warm day.

No kidding. I learned yesterday how to make 95 degrees feel comfortable--sit in an un-air-conditioned bus for an hour. It had to be 105 in there. btw, i don't think ANY of the Seattle metro buses have A/C.

24 posted on 07/29/2009 8:41:55 AM PDT by TheMightyQuinn
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To: Ann Archy; radiohead; Future Snake Eater; sionnsar

You’re missing a crucial point here. In the summer, Seattle has almost zero humidity (well, 10 to 20 per cent). I did check the current humidity, however, and it is higher, almost 60 per cent.

Where I live in Boston, we can easily have 80/80 and 90/90 days. Seattle just doesn’t compare. I was once walking on asphalt in Seattle when the temperature was in the low 90s. It felt like 70 degrees to me.

One of the main effects of air conditioning is to remove moisture from the air. If there isn’t much moisture to remove, the effectiveness of air conditioning is diminished.


25 posted on 07/29/2009 8:45:58 AM PDT by Fractal Trader
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To: AngelesCrestHighway
With all those lakes, rivers and Puget Sound at your doorstep....just jump in for the whole week!

You can jump in the rivers or Puget Sound first, considering they never get above 50 degrees!

Fry on the beach, or freeze in the water - Dante's got nothing on us!

26 posted on 07/29/2009 8:55:21 AM PDT by PugetSoundSoldier (Indignation over the sting of truth is the defense of the indefensible)
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To: irishtenor
It was 73 at 4:30 this morning in Burien :>)

Wow, stayed warm! We plunged to a frigid 66 last night in Edmonds. 3 box fans in the windows, I got the house down to 71 degrees this morning before it stabilized.

Oh well, at least we have ONE thing those uppity Texans don't have (besides mountains, lakes, real ocean beaches with tides, snow, and trees): we have basements. Broke out the camping mattresses the last few nights and crashed down in the cool - only 81 down there, at its hottest throughout the day.

27 posted on 07/29/2009 8:57:32 AM PDT by PugetSoundSoldier (Indignation over the sting of truth is the defense of the indefensible)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

83 degrees in seatlle as of 9am PST.


28 posted on 07/29/2009 8:59:59 AM PDT by thefactor (yes, as a matter of fact, i DID only read the excerpt)
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To: Fractal Trader

Trust me.....when it’s that hot in Seattle without Air Conditioning...sleeping is almost impossible.


29 posted on 07/29/2009 9:18:19 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion....the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway
Just hop on your bike and peddle to work....

I don't work in Sales.

30 posted on 07/29/2009 10:12:55 AM PDT by sionnsar (IranAzadi|5yst3m 0wn3d-it's N0t Y0ur5:SONY|Neda Agha-Soltan - murdered by regime of murder)
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31 posted on 07/29/2009 10:17:05 AM PDT by sionnsar (IranAzadi|5yst3m 0wn3d-it's N0t Y0ur5:SONY|Neda Agha-Soltan - murdered by regime of murder)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

One of the hottest days I ever spent was in Edmonds, Washington in August. Thought I’d die from the heat. And I’m from L.A.


32 posted on 07/29/2009 10:20:39 AM PDT by Nea Wood (Silly liberal . . . paychecks are for workers!)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

My kids live in Olympia and the forecast was for 104 today. I am in Aberdeen, should see a chilly 95.


33 posted on 07/29/2009 10:27:54 AM PDT by Grunthor (If Romney is the only GOP close to "O" in the polls come the primaries, who do you vote for?)
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To: Nea Wood

“One of the hottest days I ever spent was in Edmonds, Washington in August. Thought I’d die from the heat. And I’m from L.A.”

One of the coldest days I remember was in San Antonio TX in December 1989 or 90....and I’ve lived in northern Europe.


34 posted on 07/29/2009 10:31:11 AM PDT by Grunthor (If Romney is the only GOP close to "O" in the polls come the primaries, who do you vote for?)
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To: PugetSoundSoldier
We’re not used to this kind of extended mid-90s (or higher) heat. Remember, it’s NEVER been above 100 - ever.

Remember, they've only been keeping temperature records for a VERY short time.

35 posted on 07/29/2009 10:32:24 AM PDT by mtg
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To: mtg

1952, look it up.


36 posted on 07/29/2009 10:39:34 AM PDT by Old Professer (The critic writes with rapier pen, dips it twice, then writes again.)
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To: PugetSoundSoldier

Aside from the fans in the house I have been taking an Advil PM to help me sleep. 77 degrees when I rolled out of bed this morn at 3:30 am.


37 posted on 07/29/2009 11:10:29 AM PDT by freebird5850 (O-Bomba is not the Messia. Jesus was a carpenter and could build a cabinet!)
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To: PugetSoundSoldier; All

Despite the moronic comments from regional bigots like “Screw the Communist NorthWest let them suffer” I would agree that I hear a lot of grousing from the Seattlunatics. Many complain when it’s too cold, too snowy, too rainy, and now too warm. I take it all in stride.

Having grown up in the deep south I learned to throttle back when it would become oppressively hot and not risk heat stroke. I’m sitting in the shade, sipping on iced tea, and working from home so that I can keep the house opened up and air moving through it.

I do worry about the older folks who don’t have the resources to keep comfortable. I hear the Medic 1 trucks more often on days like this.

Keep cool everybody!


38 posted on 07/29/2009 11:20:59 AM PDT by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: TheMightyQuinn

<i don’t think ANY of the Seattle metro buses have A/C.

I left at the end of 2006. I thought they had gotten a few new buses with A/C, but of course, none were on my route.


39 posted on 07/29/2009 12:05:36 PM PDT by radiohead (Buy ammo, get your kids out of government schools, pray for the Republic.)
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To: Fractal Trader
In the summer, Seattle has almost zero humidity

When I was a kid, I used to visit my grandmother in Chehalis. When I got back here to North Carolina, I wondered why, even though nobody had been there in weeks, my bed was wet. Y'all will survive. I grew up with those temperatures with close to 100% humidity, and I came through it almost undamaged.
40 posted on 07/29/2009 12:08:14 PM PDT by wolfpat (Moderate=Clueless)
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To: Fractal Trader

I almost mentioned the lack of humidity, but as I thought about it, I decided that while a ‘dry heat’ was arguably better than the hot humid summers I knew in DC, it was still a pain in the rear when it went on for a week or so at a time. I think the issue is that there is no relief anywhere. You can’t go home and turn on the air, you can’t go from a hot home to a cool office ‘cause in many places there’s no air there either.


41 posted on 07/29/2009 12:09:03 PM PDT by radiohead (Buy ammo, get your kids out of government schools, pray for the Republic.)
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To: radiohead

“...they had gotten a few new buses with A/C, but of course, none were on my route.”

No doubt those were all assigned to routes in the Rainer Valley. Well, they’d need them.


42 posted on 07/29/2009 12:23:46 PM PDT by beelzepug (What we need is more people like me.)
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To: mtg
Remember, they've only been keeping temperature records for a VERY short time.

Today set a record for the highest ever recorded - 105, the highest since 1891. Seattle was first "settled" in 1851, so most of the recorded history here has a temperature record as well.

43 posted on 07/29/2009 6:07:24 PM PDT by PugetSoundSoldier (Indignation over the sting of truth is the defense of the indefensible)
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To: PugetSoundSoldier

I saw 111 deg on my dasboard readout going through Seattle on I-5 at about 3:00 Wednesday.

Thursday morning I left for Bellingham.....83 deg when I arrived.


44 posted on 08/01/2009 5:37:11 PM PDT by HardStarboard ("The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule - Mencken knew Obama)
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To: HardStarboard

We reached 84 today in Edmonds. Never thought the mid 80s would feel so “cool”! :)


45 posted on 08/01/2009 5:48:51 PM PDT by PugetSoundSoldier (Indignation over the sting of truth is the defense of the indefensible)
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To: PugetSoundSoldier

I have an inddor/outdoor thermometer set in my kitchen. It measures also the temp in my backyard, which is where I get a little bit of morning sun.

In the morning, it peaked out at the max, over 120, understandable with the sun on it. But after about 1:30 PM, the sun goes west and it’s no longer directly in it, actually, after about 3 PM my backyard is totally out of the sun.

6:30 PM on Wednesday, it was 94 in my house and still measured 108 degrees in my back yard.
Because of the way my house is laid out and the trees, my bedroom was about 87, still tolerable.

No AC.


46 posted on 08/01/2009 5:56:40 PM PDT by djf (The "racism" spiel is a crutch, those who unashamedly lean on it, cripples!)
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