Holy Heatwave Batman!!

Discussion in 'The Late Night Cafe (off-topic)' started by leeniek, Jul 21, 2011.

  1. leeniek

    leeniek

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    I'm not a summer person to begin with but this weather we've been having in Southern Ontario is stupidly HOT!!  It's just a little after 7am and already it's 25C(77F) and when you factor in the humidity it feels like 37C(98F)  and it's not over yet.  The high for today is 36C(96.7F) and with the humidity it is going to feel like 48C(118F) and the height of the day.  I have to say that I am very happy that I am not working at the diner anymore as they have no a/c in the kitchen (mind you if they cleaned the floor vent they would but well that's another story...) and this weather is just a recipe for heat stroke.

    Yesterday at work I was telling everyone to stay after breakfast today and stick around until the program closes for the day.  Alot of them are living on the street and we were telling them to go to the library or city hall and stay there until the sun goes down.  It'll still be hot out but at least they won't have the beating sun on them. 

    I have to venture out there today but my plan is to get it over with early and stay inside for the rest of the day. 
     
  2. highlander01

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    I feel your pain Leeniek I live in East Tn. and the summers are hot and humid here to begin with and now to top it off we have a heat wave on our hands ... so for all of you people out there that love the so called "warm weather" about all I can say it this 

    Do you see the kind of misery this crap can cause!!!! .... give me a crisp frosty autumn day anytime over this 

    And remember 

    You can always put on more clothes but you can only take off so much without getting arrested.

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  3. panini

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    Boy, what I wouldn't give for it to be 77 in the morning!

    We're on our 18-20 straight days of 100++. usually 107-9. No rain for ever. The lakes are down 6-9 ft.

      I usually arrive home to find the neighbors out by our pool because ours is shaded and usually cool.

    Haven't seen anyone in a few days so I checked to see that all is well. They told me that the pad around the

    pool was so hot it was burning the kiddos feet. And we have one of those surfaces that is supposed to stay cool.

    Right now, I think hell would be an option.
     
  4. leeniek

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    Panini I suspect hell might just be cooler than what's outside right now!  I just checked the weather office's website and we have a weather warning... it has no specifics just that adverse weather conditions are imminent or happening in my area and we should take shelter immediately.  I hope it means that thunderstorms will roll through and give us some relief but I highly doubt it. 
     
  5. leeniek

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    Exactly!!  When was the last time someone got arrested for putting on too many layers of clothes?? In this heat the risk of being arrested for indecent exposure is pretty darned high!!

    Winter will arrive in less than 140 days so there is relief out there...
     
  6. durangojo

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    yeah, when the cows start dropping dead from the heat, it's sure to be noticed...what global warming? even here at 8500 ft it's hot and humid...unusual for the mountains...afternonn rains just make it feel muggier....no a/c in the house or at the restaurant...the kithchen was 150 degrees last weekend...i just kept opening the double door freezer and sticking my head in...i would have set up camp if i had a walk-in...can't imagine having to wear a chef's coat.....so, ya'll try and stay chill as leeniak says fall is only 4 and a half months away...and hydrate!!!! alcohol doesn't count panini!.....

    joey
     
  7. chefbillyb

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    Leeniek, I feel your pain "NOT" it's 49 degree's at my cabin at 8:30 AM it should hit a high of 68 degrees..........I'll have a cool one for ya.......feeling a bit chilly, I think I may need a coat......................Love ya...............ChefBillyB
     
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  8. panini

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    ChefBillyB,

    That is just plain WRONG!!!! 

    What part of the Pacific Northwest are you in, the Yukon???/img/vbsmilies/smilies/peace.gif

    I feel like a Panini, being cooked!!

    Just ordered another 300 lbs. block of ice for the weekend. I don't even need to be there, the guy just takes it around back and dumps it in the pool.
     
  9. chefbuba

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    I'm a couple hrs from Billy, it was only 64 this afternoon around 4pm. I was out running the dog and cut it short because I was cold!
     
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    The U.S.Pacific Northwest has been unseasonably chilly this summer. It's warmer in the Yukon right now!
     
  11. gourmetm

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    Update: Portland turned a corner today and it's looking like high 70s with zero humidity for a while. Yeah!
     
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    Lat six  days here well over 96 . Counting Humidity the heat factor is  about 106. Ah yes the Sunshine State.
     
  13. leeniek

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    That's too hot for me, thanks!  It did cool off on the weekend and I was able to turn off the a/c for a few days but yesterday I had to turn it on again as it was just too muggy.  I looked at the weather network in Farhenheit instead of celsius and from what I can see it's going to be in the low 80F's this coming week and the humidity will put it into the high 80F's and 90F's but nothing over 100F.  August here is the cooler month of summer so we'll see about that....
     
  14. durangojo

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    how hot are all those soldiers doing war reenactments all day long?...holy cow! and weren't their original uniforms wool as well? maybe not quite as bad as the jesuits in the southwest and mexico setting up missions in those long woolen robes...just makes me itch thinking about it! how's the farmong program going? are you in costume as well? haven't heard much from you lately, so just checkin...hope all is well...stay cool

    joey
     
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  15. panini

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    Man!!!

    I think we're near a month of over 100.  This week we're averaging 110 day around 94-5 at night.

    Almost all the neighborhood rug rats are house bound. I tried to walk a couple of holes the

    other evening. Much to hot. I was walking home along the fence in the shade when I see this little one

    fly through the french door onto the pool deck. He was between the door and the pool when he just froze.

    He felt so much pain that he bent his knees a little and started to flail his arms. His eyes were directly in line with mine.

    I ran for the gate and the damn thing had a lock on it. I wanted to yell to him to jump in the pool, but my stupid mind couldn't

    figure out if he looked old enough to swim. If I did tell him to jump in, there was no way I would be able to get around

    the fence in time to get him out OK. So I yelled at him to start screaming, and I took off to go around the fence.

    By the time I got over the hill and to him, his dad had him scooped. They are young and kind of new to the Block.

    The mom came very upset and started calling for ice or the water. I bent his leg up and took a look at his feet.

    I look at the dad. I was going to ask he had experience with burns. All I saw was fear and tears coming down his face.

    I basically order him to go to the ER. It's about a mile and a half away. They all ran to the car. I don't know if it was the run or the heat,

    but I just balled like a baby all the way home. I got some water and called my son at school to see if he was ok.

    Johnathan got to treatment early enough for treatment. He was down 4 days and is now fine. Oh, he loves ganache cupcakes.

    Everyone who is in the heat, keep cool/img/vbsmilies/smilies/cool.gif