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Re: Everyone wants to talk weather part 2

Postby Kalta79 » May 07, 2018 9:06 pm

I prefer 70s during the day and 50s at night. In my younger days I used to not be bothered by extremes, but that was long ago.
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Re: Everyone wants to talk weather part 2

Postby Valiant_Nymph » May 08, 2018 10:54 am

Kalta79 wrote:I prefer 70s during the day and 50s at night. In my younger days I used to not be bothered by extremes, but that was long ago.


I guess I’m pretty young and I still hate extremes! Luckily it is temperate right now, once again. Dreading the hot summer coming up though. I get more done in winter
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Re: Everyone wants to talk weather part 2

Postby stargazer » May 08, 2018 11:19 am

I'm not too excited about temperature extremes either, especially on the high end of the scale. Depending on the humidity, even 70F is getting uncomfortably warm (but then, I am a polar bear ;) ).

Much needed rain is in our forecast now, with up to 2.3 inches (60mm) possible by the weekend. It's the soaking kind, rather than torrential, which will help green things up. I've heard reports of wood ticks, and mosquitoes can't be far behind.
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Re: Everyone wants to talk weather part 2

Postby Valiant_Nymph » May 09, 2018 4:07 pm

It is getting so hot =; :((

For those of you who do not like super hot weather, how do you cope in the summer? I stay indoors a lot, at least in the middle of the day!
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Re: Everyone wants to talk weather part 2

Postby stargazer » May 09, 2018 4:41 pm

Staying indoors is also one of my coping mechanisms, but summer here is so short I often feel guilty if I am not outside enjoying it. But on those days where it's so humid the weather people call it 'air you can wear,' it's no fun being outside either.
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Re: Everyone wants to talk weather part 2

Postby Valiant_Nymph » May 09, 2018 4:48 pm

stargazer wrote:Staying indoors is also one of my coping mechanisms, but summer here is so short I often feel guilty if I am not outside enjoying it. But on those days where it's so humid the weather people call it 'air you can wear,' it's no fun being outside either.


I suppose the summer in my town is fairly short as well. Still, too long for me :P
I feel guilty as well, because disliking summer seems to be a rare and unpopular opinion. Sometimes I wonder whether I have reverse seasonal affective disorder, because my mood goes down during summer. But not too severely.
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Re: Everyone wants to talk weather part 2

Postby waggawerewolf27 » May 09, 2018 5:08 pm

Valiant_Nymph wrote:It is getting so hot =; :((

For those of you who do not like super hot weather, how do you cope in the summer? I stay indoors a lot, at least in the middle of the day!


Very useful idea especially if the air conditioning is on. Best to have a reverse cycle system with a thermostat. Keep temperatures only as cool as what is bearable heat, usually about 25C, so as to conserve the electricity consumption and not to overwork the air conditioning.

For years we've had our own swimming pool to cool off in, usually in the late afternoon when the shadows start shielding it from direct sunlight. However, this last summer, what with extreme dryness as well as extreme heat, ill-health and a plumbing drama at Christmas, we can no longer use this swimming pool. That is a shame, since we've not only had a very loonngg summer but an autumn better described as what you would call an Indian summer. We are supposed to get a distinctly chilly cold snap tonight. /:) Do enjoy your shorter summers, though I can agree that a too long summer might feel like purgatory. At least we can skip on electricity usage when we don't have to use clothes dryers. ;)
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Re: Everyone wants to talk weather part 2

Postby Valiant_Nymph » May 09, 2018 5:30 pm

waggawerewolf27 wrote:For years we've had our own swimming pool to cool off in, usually in the late afternoon when the shadows start shielding it from direct sunlight. However, this last summer, what with extreme dryness as well as extreme heat, ill-health and a plumbing drama at Christmas, we can no longer use this swimming pool. That is a shame, since we've not only had a very loonngg summer but an autumn better described as what you would call an Indian summer. We are supposed to get a distinctly chilly cold snap tonight. /:) Do enjoy your shorter summers, though I can agree that a too long summer might feel like purgatory. At least we can skip on electricity usage when we don't have to use clothes dryers. ;)


That sounds so lovely. And good idea-- I love swimming. I should do it more often as well, this summer :)

Also, I suppose this is a nice time to have lemonade and gelato. I do like summer evenings, I have to say. It is a wonderful time to take a walk.
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Re: Everyone wants to talk weather part 2

Postby Kalta79 » May 09, 2018 8:55 pm

I used to like swimming, haven't done it in years. We don't have air conditioning(well we do, it's just called a window), just cope by drinking alot of cold fluids(fruit juice, not soda) and frozen goodies. That's what I miss about working at the old senior cafe before it closed, being able to just come up with excuses for having to go into the walk-in fridge all the time.
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Re: Everyone wants to talk weather part 2

Postby waggawerewolf27 » May 10, 2018 4:21 am

Kalta79 wrote: We don't have air conditioning(well we do, it's just called a window), just cope by drinking alot of cold fluids(fruit juice, not soda) and frozen goodies. That's what I miss about working at the old senior cafe before it closed, being able to just come up with excuses for having to go into the walk-in fridge all the time.


These are also good ideas to beat the heat. There is a heat wave trick I learned when my first child was born, and that is to wet towels in cold water, drape the wet towels on a rack or, if it is available, on the sides of a larger cot (one of those metal barred ones with pull down sides) and turn a fan on in the child's room to cool him/her down.

Us oldies migrate to the local supermarket during the daytime where it is always air conditioned. The shop keepers like the business if we have things to do, and some hotels and clubs have seniors' meals with smaller helpings at reduced prices, so income goes further all around. And if these outings are part of a club membership, then we not only get to stretch our budgets a bit more, we can eat with friends as well.
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Re: Everyone wants to talk weather part 2

Postby fantasia_kitty » May 10, 2018 8:22 am

The USA had the coldest April on record in 20 years. As a result, we pretty much skipped spring and have jumped straight to summer. (At least here in Kansas that's the case.) We've had 90Fs/32Cs all week.

Early next week we're supposed to be getting a slight cool down with some storms. Looking forward to it. :)
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Re: Everyone wants to talk weather part 2

Postby Valiant_Nymph » May 10, 2018 10:16 am

fantasia_kitty wrote:Early next week we're supposed to be getting a slight cool down with some storms. Looking forward to it. :)


Sounds lovely! I absolutely love rainy days. I'm hoping we get some more in my town.
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Re: Everyone wants to talk weather part 2

Postby stargazer » May 16, 2018 11:26 pm

Rain is expected here this weekend, along with substantially cooler weather.

Once April's snow melted, it can't decide whether it is spring or summer. We bounce between days like today (close to 90F/32C and rather humid) to rainy days like this upcoming weekend (highs around 60F/15C, which is much closer to average).
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Re: Everyone wants to talk weather part 2

Postby Valiant_Nymph » May 18, 2018 8:16 am

Weather is very temperate in my town; I'm quite enjoying it :)
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