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Response to msongs (Reply #12)

Wed Oct 25, 2017, 01:32 AM

16. Yesterday the thermometer under our eaves registered 107. Overnight it dropped to the 80s.

We don't have AC. Living in the Santa Barbara/Ventura region, we expected maybe one week a year to be the worst, and the rest quite pleasant. Not any more -- the change came on some years ago, and stayed.

"Hysterical"? I don't think so. Think wildfire.

We are in a drought that has lasted for years. The chaparral, the hills, the forests are all crispy. One survivor of the Santa Rosa Fire, where 8,500 buildings were leveled and several dozen people died, said the fire came on "like a blowtorch."

Well, yeah. Where I am we have almost zero humidity and the hot Santa Ana winds have been gusting over the past few days. Just one spark. A downed power line. A power tool where metal hits a rock. And we are having yet another heat wave.

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