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Wed Jun 27, 2012, 04:38 PM

115 F in at this hour in Kansas! Over 100 in Omaha...

I've been in that sort of heat...but in the Gobi desert!

Time to seek the shelter of basements...do you even have basements in Kansas?

Tomorrow's forecast:


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Reply 115 F in at this hour in Kansas! Over 100 in Omaha... (Original post)
HereSince1628 Jun 2012 OP
n2doc Jun 2012 #1
HereSince1628 Jun 2012 #5
SDjack Jun 2012 #2
freshwest Jun 2012 #26
Siwsan Jun 2012 #3
HereSince1628 Jun 2012 #7
Siwsan Jun 2012 #13
tridim Jun 2012 #4
HereSince1628 Jun 2012 #6
xmas74 Jun 2012 #21
SammyWinstonJack Jun 2012 #8
HereSince1628 Jun 2012 #10
HereSince1628 Jun 2012 #9
Sherman A1 Jun 2012 #31
MuseRider Jun 2012 #11
HereSince1628 Jun 2012 #16
Ship of Fools Jun 2012 #12
magical thyme Jun 2012 #15
orwell Jun 2012 #14
Stuart G Jun 2012 #17
GObamaGO Jun 2012 #27
Odin2005 Jun 2012 #18
malaise Jun 2012 #19
xmas74 Jun 2012 #20
demtenjeep Jun 2012 #22
MuseRider Jun 2012 #23
demtenjeep Jun 2012 #24
rainbow4321 Jun 2012 #25
rufus dog Jun 2012 #28
CoffeeCat Jun 2012 #29
adigal Jun 2012 #30
Live and Learn Jun 2012 #32
Omaha Steve Jun 2012 #33
malaise Jun 2012 #34
aka-chmeee Jun 2012 #35
HereSince1628 Jun 2012 #36
Occulus Jun 2012 #37

Response to HereSince1628 (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 04:43 PM

1. All perfectly normal

Nothing to worry about. Just turn your AC on a bit more, Citizen! Big Energy is there for you!

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Response to n2doc (Reply #1)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 04:47 PM

5. Well, thank my lucky stars, I am not in Kansas, Toto!

I'm here in Wisconsin where we have LOTS of shovels that are totally ineffective at removing heat.

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Response to HereSince1628 (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 04:47 PM

2. Please, Gov Rick Perry (R-TX) and Rev John Hagee (R-GOD),

don't pray for relief for Kansas. When you did that for Texas, it almost burned completely.

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Response to SDjack (Reply #2)

Thu Jun 28, 2012, 01:41 AM

26. Gee, what has KS done to displease God lately? Let's call Pat Robertson:

CBN news breaking report:

Dogs and cats found living together in Topeka...

I predict another severe earthquake from the New Madrid fault line...

The rivers will roll backwards in their banks. Wells will spit sand in the air...


Not much of a prediction that's repeating history from the last big one.

The entire Midwest will fall deep into the Earth and burn in the Lake of Fire...

Or something like that...

Sorry, but Pat was busy smoking a joint and couldn't answer the Prayer Line.

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Response to HereSince1628 (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 04:47 PM

3. Mid-Michigan is heading towards 100, tomorrow

I can't remember the last time it was that hot. The 10 day forecast looks miserable.

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Response to Siwsan (Reply #3)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 04:51 PM

7. As you are in the Winter Water Wonderland I hope you have options

to beat that heat.

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Response to HereSince1628 (Reply #7)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 05:46 PM

13. Trouble is, we didn't really have a 'normal' winter, either

Very little snow and warmer than normal temps. My daffs were coming up in February and bloomed in early March. I have a well and I am getting concerned about the water table because we are so far behind on precipitation.

Fortunately, I do have a beautiful big maple tree in my back yard and it's always cooler in its shade.

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Response to HereSince1628 (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 04:47 PM

4. My map shows 116 in Russell KS, Home of Bob Dole.

I was wondering why my car's AC wasn't working today. It was supposed to be 91 in KC, not 102.

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Response to tridim (Reply #4)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 04:48 PM

6. That's very impressive heat. n/t

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Response to tridim (Reply #4)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 09:11 PM

21. This morning they called for 101 in Sedalia, MO

and high 90's for KC. I'd say we made it today.

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Response to HereSince1628 (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 04:52 PM

8. 100 F feels like 105 F 33% humidity San Antonio.

It's freakin' HOT!

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Response to SammyWinstonJack (Reply #8)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 04:54 PM

10. Time to jump in the San Marcos!!!

What's the name of the park where that river jumps out of the ground?

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Response to HereSince1628 (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 04:53 PM

9. link to CDC site for steps to take in extreme heat.

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Response to HereSince1628 (Reply #9)

Thu Jun 28, 2012, 06:40 AM

31. Thanks for posting!

I believe NOAA has something similar, but one can never have too much information on such things.

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Response to HereSince1628 (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 05:11 PM

11. It is miserable out here.

The farm is baking dry and cracked, cracks so deep when you pour water into them you can't see the bottom.

Only 105 here now, 104 tomorrow and the next day then a cold front coming, 3 days of 98 and 99. Whew. Index is around 113 because our humidity is 35% right now but the air is brown with dust, we come in with dust all over us.

We are killing ourselves trying to at least keep our old horses alive.

You must be joking about the basements. Really? In Kansas? Of course most people have basements here although I am thinking tornados are going to stay pretty scarce as the rain has not been here in a good long while.

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Response to MuseRider (Reply #11)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 08:02 PM

16. I never lived in Kansas, basements can be cool refuges here in Wisconsin

It's 94 outside, ~the same on the second floor, 86 on the first floor and it's 68 in the basement (no A/C because I've got no electricity at the building site). I head to the basement to dump heat.

I've learned that there are few basements in new homes in Carbondale, Illinois; Russellville, Arkansas; and College Station, Texas. Apparently shallow frost depths and high humidity combine to make them unpopular in those places.








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Response to HereSince1628 (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 05:20 PM

12. I'm here south of KC KS.

I've put out 4 big containers of water for the critters. Just had
a momma raccoon and her cubs take a few laps. Last night it was two possums.
The birds are flocking to them as well. I've been changing the water
out hourly, since it heats up to well above bath temperature in that
time. Dreadful.

I worry about these creatures so much!

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Response to Ship of Fools (Reply #12)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 06:00 PM

15. that is so kind of you....

bless you and thank you.

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Response to HereSince1628 (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 05:56 PM

14. Keep suckin' up that fossil fuel America...

...until you turn into one.

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Response to HereSince1628 (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 08:15 PM

17. Well..The U.S.A. has a lot of strange temps...Yuma Az. was 111 today and tomorrow will be 113

Yes 113, then Friday will be back to 111, and then Sat will be 113 again.
I visited a friend of mine in Yuma years ago, and it was 93 that day. It was very cool and comfortable for him..93 that was a
cool front...Anyone from Yuma?????

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Response to Stuart G (Reply #17)

Thu Jun 28, 2012, 01:50 AM

27. Yuma gets to be gawdawful hot

93 WOULD be comfortable for a native Yuman in the summer.

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Response to HereSince1628 (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 09:02 PM

18. But, Climate Change is hoax! the weather idiots must be lying.

Why should I believe them, anyway? Their forcasts are always wrong!

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Response to HereSince1628 (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 09:04 PM

19. Are you serious

115F? WTF???

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Response to HereSince1628 (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 09:09 PM

20. It's after 8 pm here

and our temp is still in the nineties.

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Response to HereSince1628 (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 09:21 PM

22. do we have basements in Ks? REally....Tornado alley

yes we have basements

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Response to demtenjeep (Reply #22)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 09:29 PM

23. :-) Wizard of Oz?

HI!

Hot enough for you? You had a few degrees on us today I think. Damn, even my native grass is brown and my wonderful wild sunflowers are blooming but only.......6 inches tall!

Hang tight, the long term outlook is not good for either temps or precipitation.

105 tomorrow, 104 Friday and then 101, 98, 100, 98, 100, 100.......and no rain. NO RAIN!

I remember the days (a few years ago) when there were "when will we hit 100" and they started the end of July. Headed back out. It is 8:30 and 98 degrees. Sun is going down so at least it will not feel like you are baking.

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Response to MuseRider (Reply #23)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 11:01 PM

24. I actually love it but it is hard with the puppies

gotta keep them cool but still make sure they get out often

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Response to demtenjeep (Reply #22)

Thu Jun 28, 2012, 01:24 AM

25. Not that silly of a question

Texas has it's fair share of tornadoes (granted probably not as many as KS) but most can't do basements because of the dirt/ground (clay, I believe?) does alot of shrinking/swelling. I think it *can* be done, but it's expensive.
I'm from the Northeast and grew up in a house with a basement....it was wonderful.

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Response to HereSince1628 (Original post)

Thu Jun 28, 2012, 02:29 AM

28. stay cool!

In SoCal, it is almost a normal June, once again less of the June gloom (overcast and cool all day) but not much change. Strange thing this year is the birds, tons of them, more humming birds, finches, (amazing colors and I can never recall seeing them) and the annoying crows. Have never seen this many in 20 years, also rabbits everywhere, to the point of annoyance.

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Response to HereSince1628 (Original post)

Thu Jun 28, 2012, 06:12 AM

29. 106 here in Iowa today...

...that was the temp that my car indicated was the outside temp.

It's very dry here as well. We need rain!

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Response to HereSince1628 (Original post)

Thu Jun 28, 2012, 06:18 AM

30. In upstate NY, we are in a cool front

The last few days, the highs were in the 60s, with clouds and a bit of rain here and there. I actually have been cold at night. This is cool for us. We are getting to 86 on Saturday, though.

Such hot weather. My heart goes out to all of you, suffering from it, and all of your pets and livestock. When are we going to wake up???

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Response to HereSince1628 (Original post)

Thu Jun 28, 2012, 06:59 AM

32. Here is a great idea for you.

The Fresno Underground Gardens We visited just a few weeks ago. Truly amazing and quite progressive.

http://www.forestiere-historicalcenter.com/

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Response to HereSince1628 (Original post)

Thu Jun 28, 2012, 07:15 AM

33. Omaha area hits triple digits but misses record


http://www.omaha.com/article/20120626/NEWS/120629784/1685#omaha-area-hits-triple-digits-but-misses-record

By Nancy Gaarder
and Kirby Kaufman
WORLD-HERALD STAFF WRITERS

Douse a bandanna with water before cutting grass.

Start your outdoor job at 6 a.m.

Watch a grandchild splash in a water park — from the comfort of a chair in the shade.

Across the Midlands, people Wednesday found ways to cope with scorching heat that notched Omaha's first day this year of triple-digit temperatures.


FULL story at link.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Reply #33)

Thu Jun 28, 2012, 07:29 AM

34. Another good link

http://www.wunderground.com/blog/JeffMasters/comment.html?entrynum=2137
<snip>
Tuesday's heat toppled many records in the Central U.S., particularly in Colorado, Nebraska, and Kansas. On Monday and Tuesday combined, 11 locations tied or broke their all-time record high temperature, 78 locations broke their all-time record high for the month of June, and 382 daily high records fell. Some notable Tuesday records from our Weather Historian:

115° in McCook, Nebraska is the all-time record for any month. The old records for site are 114° 7/20/1932 and for June 112° 6/5/1933—both set in the heat waves of the 1930s. Yesterday's 115° at Mc Cook also broke the all-time Nebraska state June record of 114° which was set in Franklin in 1936.

105° in Denver, Colorado, ties Monday's all-time record, and ties the 5-day record for number of days above 100°.

101° in Colorado Springs, Colorado is the all-time undisputed record high for any month.

111° in Miles City, Montana is the all-time high for any month.

111° in Lamar, Colorado tied that all-time heat record in any month.

115° in Hill City, Kansas is the new June record, but fell short of all-time 117° reading, and one degree short of Kansas state June record.

110° in Dodge City, Kansas ties the all-time high for any month, which was just set last June.

Wheat Ridge, Colorado (103°) and Cedar Bluff Dam, Kansas (110°) also tied their all-time record highs on Tuesday. Our Weather Historian Christopher C. Burt, who mused that this heat wave is starting to shape up like the record setting heat waves of the 1930s, will have a full-length post on this week's incredible heat wave on Friday. Today the heat shifts eastward, with eastern Iowa and northwest Illinois in an excessive heat watch, and eastern Kansas and western Missouri in an excessive heat warning. St. Louis could start to see 100°+ today, and Chicago will likely have their warmest day on Thursday. This heat wave will reach the eastern U.S. by Friday.

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Response to HereSince1628 (Original post)

Thu Jun 28, 2012, 10:01 AM

35. Here in northeast Kansas at 3:30 yesterday afternoon,

my home weather station reported 105 degrees with dewpoint of 78 degrees....that comes to a heat index of 125! I left the house in the morning to fill birdbath and not again until heat abated in the evening.

Have a berm home and a moderate sized window unit cools the whole house pretty easily.

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Response to aka-chmeee (Reply #35)

Thu Jun 28, 2012, 10:06 AM

36. Nice of you to help the birds...I hope folks are also checking on the elderly and chronically ill.

The semi-desert of the great interior short grass plain is once again making its character known.


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Response to HereSince1628 (Original post)

Thu Jun 28, 2012, 10:13 AM

37. And now we finally know "what's the matter with Kansas".

Your brains are cooking inside your skulls!



Stay safe, people. Drink plenty of water, have water with you if you go outside, do not exert yourselves too much when you go out, try to stay in the shade, wear sunscreen, etc.

Heat like this will kill you if you let it. Stand your ground against it by staying indoors, at the Olive Garden, in the smoking section.

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