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Clarkie1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-26-05 12:11 PM
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200 cities hit daily record highs in U.S.; Las Vegas 117, Death Valley 129
Some 200 cities in the West hit daily record highs last week, including Las Vegas, Nevada, at 117, and Death Valley, California, at 129, the weather service said.

http://www.cnn.com/2005/WEATHER/07/26/heat.wave.ap/inde...

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dogday Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-26-05 12:14 PM
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1. Yes there is no greenhouse effect
The Ozone is fine everybody, ignore the hot temptress and hurricanes early in the season. All is fine with the world....
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smbolisnch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-26-05 12:15 PM
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2. What is wrong with people?
"Four people have died of the heat in Oklahoma, two of them young children left in cars"

Can you imagine leaving your child or pet in a car in this heat? Crazy....
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barb162 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-26-05 12:32 PM
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7. People who leave children or pets in cars on hot days don't
deserve either. They must be beyond stupid or they have some mental problem and in either case, they shouldn't have children or pets.
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northzax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-26-05 12:18 PM
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3. it's the hottest day in DC
in three years. not close to the record though, but the index is in the 105-107 range this afternoon.
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obxhead Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-26-05 12:23 PM
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4. Global warming is not real
It is not our fault. The poison in the air is NOT causing this. Nope, no way, no how. Not possible.
:sarcasm:
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Ezlivin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-26-05 12:29 PM
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5. Turn your air conditioners around!
If you take all your window-mounted ACs and turn them so that they are pouring cold air into the outdoors, we can drive those temperatures down!

:evilgrin:
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0007 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-26-05 12:29 PM
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6. I've witnessed the temperature in Vegas at 116 degrees in 1951
and that was in the shade.
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pitohui Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-26-05 12:38 PM
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8. these temperatures are actually lower than the truth
my thermometer in vegas was hitting highs of 121 and 122

i'm sure others in vegas can verify, me i got out of town, there's a limit
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AlGore-08.com Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-26-05 01:38 PM
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9. I listened to Gore discuss this last Saturday night in Nashville
He was incredibly eloquent about global warming, and how our generation was morally obligated to end it. He started out talking about these specific record highs, and the deaths associated with them... very moving.
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The Donkey Donating Member (358 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-26-05 02:06 PM
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10. That Guy's Great . . . .
If only he'd write a book about about the environment, maybe people would listen . . .



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DanCa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-26-05 04:26 PM
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14. Welcome to DU Donkey and Count all votes
It hit 104 this past weekend and my body got twisted up like a pretzel. Good news though I can walk today it's under 90! I am out of the damn wheel chair. Parkinson's is such a wierd disease.
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Lisa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-26-05 06:07 PM
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16. remember back in 1988
The US was hit by drought and unusual heat waves, and climatologist Dr. James Hansen was called to testify at a Congressional hearing. (Actually, I think Gore may have been on that committee.) It was the first time the concept of global warming was widely reported in the media -- and Hansen himself has said that it wouldn't have gotten as much press if he'd given his testimony in the winter, or during a cool summer.

"On June 23, 1988, with the temperature reaching a record 101 degrees in Washington, D.C., and much of the country suffering from a searing drought, Hansen made three main points to the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources: "First, that the world was getting warmer on decadal time scales, which I said could be stated with 99 percent confidence. Second, that with a high degree of confidence I believed there was a causal relationship with an increased greenhouse effect. And third, that in our climate model there was a tendency for an increase in the frequency and the severity of heat waves and droughts with global warming." Besieged by the media afterward, he said, "It's time to stop waffling so much and say that the greenhouse effect is here and affecting our climate now." Suddenly global warming-and Hansen-became world news."

The Bush White House complained to NASA."


http://magazine.audubon.org/global.html
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CountAllVotes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-26-05 03:38 PM
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11. wow that is HOT
Please folks, especially those with heat sensitive problems, stay out of the heat. Go anywhere to get out of it - shopping malls are good and if you are in Las Vegas, maybe hang out at one of the casinos if you can.

I heard that a lot of people have died in Arizona.

This is really very scary and frightening! :scared:

Stay cool ya'll!

:kick:
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HockeyMom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-26-05 04:16 PM
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12. I feel for you guys
It was 91 and humid in the shade here in NY. I went to the supermarket and when I got back to the car after only 10 minutes, it was an INFERNO inside the car. Had to sit there for about 15 minutes with the windows open before I could even TOUCH the steering wheel.

Please, please, DO NOT leave children or PETS inside cars in this heat.
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Indy Lurker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-26-05 04:20 PM
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13. Keep hydrated
Remember to drink lots of water, and stay away from caffein (sp?)


I routinely (2-3 times a month) have to work where it's 130F+, just keep hydrated, and take lots of breaks.

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DanCa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-26-05 04:27 PM
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15. Welcome to DU Indy Lurker.
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CountAllVotes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-26-05 06:14 PM
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17. I recently got dehydrated
and I had no idea what the problem was. I had to drink 4 liters of water in less than a day and keep my feet elevated for 24 hrs. The symptoms were confusion and also pain and stomach problems. Scared the hell out of me.

I never knew how easy one can become dehydrated! Yikes!

Drink a lot of water if you are in the heat!

:kick:

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pitohui Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-26-05 08:33 PM
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26. the confusion is scary
possible not to understand you are dehydrated

be well
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athenap Donating Member (136 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-26-05 06:17 PM
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18. Told ya we were going to hell...
...didn't anyone notice the handbasket? It even has a "Made in China" label on it...
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Rainscents Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-26-05 07:14 PM
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19. Please stay cool everyone! Don't forget to drink lots of water...
It's around low 80 here, this is very hot for us here in NW. I feel for everyone around country who experiencing very hot weather.
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niceypoo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-26-05 08:02 PM
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20. Is like that in Baghdad every day
in summer. Between 110 and 120 degrees. Like being in death valley except theres a massive metropolis there.
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flannelmouth Donating Member (27 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-26-05 08:12 PM
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21. Oven Mitts
In phoenix all of my cars have oven mitts in the mitt box for grabbing the steering wheel at first.
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Nevernose Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-26-05 08:15 PM
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22. It's been almost indescribable -- that's 117 in the SHADE
Edited on Tue Jul-26-05 08:16 PM by Nevernose
I've had the AC on, the blinds closed, running errands at night. It's been so hot that my throat burns when I walk outside; it's been too hot to go swimming. Do you know how hot it is when you can't go swimming to cool of? Really damned hot. The LOW has been between 92 and 95 for a couple of weeks running.

Monsoons came through over the weekend, though. Vegas is now at about 102 or 103. Pretty nice, actually, unless you're out and about at rush hour.

On a more serious note, to save money, Vegas closes its homeless shelters in the summer, so there's nowhere for the homeless people to go (several have died here and quite a few in Phoenix). I don't know if every city does that or just us, but it sucks just the same.
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motherbell Donating Member (15 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-26-05 08:21 PM
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24. 75 to 90 per hour winds
off of Lake Erie today hear in Cleveland. With a high of 95 with a heat index that felt like 105. It flipped a couple of choppers and some small planes at the lake front airport.
Nothing wrong with our climate. Just ask the GOP.
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pitohui Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-26-05 08:32 PM
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25. yes, 117 in the shade
i felt that 117 was a low reporting of the actual temperature in vegas

never before i have stepped out of a pool and the air still felt hot on my skin

glad you guys finally got the monsoon
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Straight Shooter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-26-05 08:19 PM
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23. Eastern Oregon, it looks like it's going to be a brutal summer.
I am so glad I planted all those trees years ago, they help to shade and keep the house a little cooler.
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