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 Post subject: Heat wave in the USA
PostPosted: Sun Jul 1, '12, 10:00 pm 
I love summer, but this is getting ridiculous and dangerous weather for some. I know the temperature mark probably hit over 100 degrees here today, and it's been like that for most of the week now.

Anyone else experiencing some of this HOT, HOT summer weather??

:sunny:


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 Post subject: Re: Heat wave in the USA
PostPosted: Tue Jul 3, '12, 10:32 am 
Last heat wave in France (2003) caused the death of around 30000 (no mistake in the number of zeros) persons (old people, mainly). Drink a lot (of water), even if you're not thirsty.

What shocked me the most then, was everyone was so glad to have such a hot summer. It took some weeks to realize it was a drama.


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 Post subject: Re: Heat wave in the USA
PostPosted: Tue Jul 3, '12, 3:00 pm 
Was hot in Massachusetts before I left to visit family, hot in Pennsylvania too. The nice thing about this heat and humidity though, is that you can get thunderstorms, and I like thunderstorms. At least your average run of the mill storm, not your powerful severe-type storm like the derecho that hit several states late last week.


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 Post subject: Re: Heat wave in the USA
PostPosted: Wed Jul 4, '12, 6:45 pm 
It was terribly hot over the weekend here. The highs hit around 110 F some days. My A/C was trying to work so hard that I had trouble keeping the power on for a little while. I'm going to hate seeing the electric bill next month.

We did have a short thunderstorm one morning before sunrise, though. That dropped the temperature during the following day by around ten to fifteen degrees, which was nice by comparison.


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 Post subject: Re: Heat wave in the USA
PostPosted: Wed Jul 4, '12, 8:05 pm 
It's pretty hot over here in Ohio too. Last week I took a walk and when I got back home, I felt like I was going to pass out from the heat (and humidity), but I guess that's just because I forgot to bring water with me :duh:
And I agree with you WB, I like thunderstorms too. For some reason, they help me relax.


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 Post subject: Re: Heat wave in the USA
PostPosted: Wed Jul 4, '12, 10:38 pm 
TRYPHON : Ah I remember the heat wave of 2003 here in France ! That was very very hot with a lot of old people dead..
August 2003 was the hottest since 1950 ! 105 F (more than 40 C) in a lot of regions.. even here in britanny ! exceptionnal it was. (Tryphon : you're from France ?? In didn't know that !!!:))
The peak temperature was approx 112 F (44,1C) : the "old peak" was in...1923 !!!


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 Post subject: Re: Heat wave in the USA
PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, '12, 10:22 pm 
Yes I'm french (from Nîmes). Just count the english mistakes to prove it :)


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 Post subject: Re: Heat wave in the USA
PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, '12, 10:41 pm 
LOL no but the mistakes, everyone can make some (typos a lot and english too but that's logical, as it isn't our native speaking language !).Me from lorient (just near !!). Bienvenue :)


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 Post subject: Re: Heat wave in the USA
PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, '12, 3:29 am 
Hot here this week...very hot...reaching sometimes in the 100's in the afternoons. Although we've had some brief cooling off periods after the thunderstorms almost every day.

Anyone else love a rain shower on a hot summer day. Not a heavy thunderstorm, mind you, but just a nice peacefull rain shower that cools everything off and some how seems to refresh the earth. Nothing like it. :)


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 Post subject: Re: Heat wave in the USA
PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, '12, 8:28 am 
Here it's not very warm : it's a bit cold for summer ! 18 C ! Where is the summer.. if someone wants some rain, I'll be eager to send some ! If you want a rain shower, SS, I'll gladly send you one ^^


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