Its Too Damn Hot in Phoenix...

SamusAran86

Registered Member
#1
Yea... its frucking hot... average temp for the month of July, through the first 3 weeks of the month is 110 degrees.
Counting that we have had high record Low tempratures (94 degree low one day, 96 degree low the day my wife had surgery on her hand) basically bad enough to get a whole news story about it :laugh:

well heres the story off of MSNBC.com

Where candles melt indoors

July in Phoenix could be the hottest on record

PHOENIX, July 25 — It’s so hot windshields are shattering or falling out, dogs are burning their paws on the pavement and candles are melting indoors. People who live in the Valley of the Sun don’t usually sweat the summer heat. But this July is off the charts.

WITH THE AVERAGE high for the first three weeks of the month at 110 degrees, Phoenix is on track to have the hottest July since the National Weather Service starting keeping records in 1896. The average July high is 104.
“Being in this heat is like walking through the hot lamps they use to bake on a car’s paint,” said Roger Janusz, who was walking laps inside a mall instead of outdoors Thursday morning.
The low temperature on July 15 was 96 degrees, a record for the date. The high on July 16 was 117, making it the hottest day so far this year.
It’s so hot that heat waves are creating turbulence for airplanes overhead, said Sky Harbor International Airport spokeswoman Deborah Ostreicher.

SOME DOGS WEAR BOOTIES
The searing pavement is burning the pads on dogs’ feet and causing the animals to suffer heat stroke. Susan Prosse, hospital manager at University Animal Hospital, said when the pavement burns dogs’ pads, they start dancing around. Some pet owners put booties on their dogs for their protection.
Floral designer Brenda Zamora said her bouquets are dying in the delivery trucks en route to their destinations. “This heat is not good for people, pets, flowers - anything,” she said.
It is especially hard on the sick and elderly.
Dr. Donald Lauer of Phoenix has seen an increase in people with heat-related ailments this July. He said recently that when the air conditioning broke in an elderly woman’s motor home, she suffered heat stroke, passed out and swerved off the road. She was not seriously hurt.
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“Very few points of the human body are designed to function at 107 and 108,” Lauer said.
Cars don’t handle the heat well, either.

EVERYONE IS GRUMPY
Terry Tapp, owner of an upholstery repair shop, said some windshields shatter when the heat causes them to expand. Others fall out when the glue holding them in place separates. The heat is also cracking and peeling dashboards.
“But the funniest thing you see with this heat is that you get the grumpiest people who come in that you have ever seen,” Tapp said. “They have no tolerance for anything.”
Leslie Wanek, a National Weather Service meteorologist, said the above-normal temperatures are due to a strong high-pressure system over the western United States, a late start to the usual summer rains and the heat-retaining effects of asphalt and concrete in this fast-growing metropolis of about 3 million.
Many people who are not boating or swimming are just staying indoors.
Josh Acton has no have air conditioning, but he said he finally bought four fans after it got so hot in his house that candles melted.

About 2,000 inmates living in a barbed-wire-surrounded tent encampment at the Maricopa County Jail have been given permission to strip down to their government-issued pink boxer shorts.
On Wednesday, hundreds of men wearing boxers were either curled up on their bunk beds or chatted in the tents, which reached 138 degrees inside the week before. Many were also swathed in wet, pink towels as sweat collected on their chests and dripped down to their pink socks.

NO SYMPATHY FOR INMATES
“It feels like you are in a furnace,” said James Zanzo’t, an inmate who has lived in the tents for 1½ years. “It’s inhumane.”
Joe Arpaio, the tough-guy sheriff who created the tent city and long ago started making his prisoners wear pink, is not sympathetic. He said Wednesday that he told the inmates: “It’s 120 degrees in Iraq and the soldiers are living in tents and they didn’t commit any crimes, so shut your mouths.”
Sherman Reeves, a postal worker, set up a misting system - similar to the ones in the produce sections of grocery stores - in his delivery truck, which he said heats up like an oven. “You can feel yourself baking,” he said.
John Augustyn switches the temperature reading on his office computer to Celsius. “It’s all a matter of being able to adjust your mind,” he said.
 

BlackDeatha

Registered Member
#2
Ouch, I'm glad I am not you, and even more so now, :lol: j/k

I hope you have air conditioning or somehting man, better be carefull you PC doesnt overheat too...

:evil:
 

SamusAran86

Registered Member
#3
yeah... we only have a 220 dollar electric bill because of all this damn heat... its really nerve racking... im thinking of tinting all the windows in my house


I really hope the Monsoons hit so it will least cool it off a little... though the humidty really goes up when that happens
 

BlackDeatha

Registered Member
#4
Man it's just one extreem to the other there, huh...

But you could look at the upside, all those even more gay than normal prisoners there dont sound like they even get air conditioning, :lol:

:evil:
 

SamusAran86

Registered Member
#5
well I have Air Conditioning and fans running at all times, because I am a hot person.... I couldnt stand to be in Tent City... with the moldy bread and all
 

Pianobone

Registered Member
#6
That is pretty hot, although Phoenix is in Arizona, remember. In Omaha, we get highs in the summer of 110 sometimes, and is usually stays around 95-100 most days.

*refer to my eariler post about Nebraska weather*
 

Misao

Registered Member
#7
man i'd die if i lived in arizona OR nebraska in that case, so more power to yas. i think we reached like 105 degrees here in Denver today and i just about passed out. i just ain't made to deal with heat
 
#9
Ha! That's nothin'! People here in western Washington think high 80's is hot! Man... I just laugh at most of the people here when they start their complainin' since I grew up in Kansas. Pretty funny stuff.
 

Pianobone

Registered Member
#10
Kansas, eh? Then you'll probably remember the fury that is Midwesten weather. :lol:

Yeah, it gets crazy here in Nebraska. They say, "If you don't like the weather today, wait 'till tomorrow." Because that's how fickle the weather is. In winter, we'll have a week of snow, then suddenly a day will come along and the high will get up to 60 or something. Then the very next day, it'll go back to -10 wind chills. Crazy.