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Old 11-18-2023, 02:53 PM
 
Location: Miami (prev. NY, Atlanta, SF, OC and San Diego)
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Holy crap. I’ve been reading about the latest heat wave sweeping Rio de Janeiro and Brazil. The heat index got up to 138 Farenheit, with a fan presumably dying from heat exposure at a Taylor Swift concert yesterday.

https://apnews.com/article/taylor-sw...ebd3255c94a167

https://apnews.com/article/brazil-he...13cf4e2b657f7d

I depart for Rio in 2 weeks.

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Old 11-20-2023, 02:02 PM
 
Location: East of Seattle since 1992, 615' Elevation, Zone 8b - originally from SF Bay Area
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One of my employees is there today, she went for Thanksgiving week, and hadn't been there since she was a little girl. Fortunately the 10 day forecast shows highs only 75-88F and even some rain in Rio. That day at 138 F was hopefully a very unusual anomaly that won't continue. A couple of years ago we got up to 114 F here in June, when it's normally about 70. That was the 1st time in our 30 years here that it went over 102 and even 90 is rare.
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Old 11-21-2023, 04:55 AM
 
Location: Fortaleza, Northeast of Brazil
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This last Sunday (Nov. 19) the town of Araçuaí in the state of Minas Gerais reached 44.8 degrees Celsius, the highest temperature ever recorded in Brazil.

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https://g1.globo.com/meio-ambiente/n...iz-inmet.ghtml
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Old 11-21-2023, 07:51 AM
 
Location: Miami (prev. NY, Atlanta, SF, OC and San Diego)
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I have a friend who was in Rio (Leblon) last week during the heat wave. He said it felt no worse than Miami, which was awful this summer but not THAT awful as the temperatures/heat index would suggest.

We are in an El Niño which will produce these temporary heat waves. Sure hope I miss it. Back in March of this year torrential rains led to intense flooding in Brazil and I shared a wave surge from a few weeks ago that reached across the beach and on to local streets in Ipanema and Leblon.
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Old 11-21-2023, 08:25 AM
 
Location: Somewhere on the Moon.
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This last Sunday (Nov. 19) the town of Araçuaí in the state of Minas Gerais reached 44.8 degrees Celsius, the highest temperature ever recorded in Brazil.

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https://g1.globo.com/meio-ambiente/n...iz-inmet.ghtml
Since when are temperature records kept in Brazil?
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Old 11-21-2023, 12:21 PM
 
Location: Fortaleza, Northeast of Brazil
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Since when are temperature records kept in Brazil?

I believe it's since 1909.
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Old 11-21-2023, 12:57 PM
 
Location: East of Seattle since 1992, 615' Elevation, Zone 8b - originally from SF Bay Area
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This last Sunday (Nov. 19) the town of Araçuaí in the state of Minas Gerais reached 44.8 degrees Celsius, the highest temperature ever recorded in Brazil.

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https://g1.globo.com/meio-ambiente/n...iz-inmet.ghtml
A few years ago here in Sammamish, WA we reached a temperature of 45.5C (114F) in June, normally not more than 21C (70F). These freak days are shocking at the time but as long as they don't last we can get over it. The trees that got sunburned that day have since recovered nicely.

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Old 11-24-2023, 01:04 PM
 
Location: Formerly NYC by week; ATL by weekend...now Rio bi annually and ATL bi annually
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Muito calor aqui!!!!!!!
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Old 11-24-2023, 01:35 PM
 
Location: Fortaleza, Northeast of Brazil
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Muito calor aqui!!!!!!!
Thank God here in Fortaleza we have the trade winds that greatly alleviate the heat.
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Old 11-24-2023, 08:16 PM
 
Location: Formerly NYC by week; ATL by weekend...now Rio bi annually and ATL bi annually
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Thank God here in Fortaleza we have the trade winds that greatly alleviate the heat.
Man I see why Cariocas here call it Hell Janeiro in smmertime!!! I never pray for rain more...
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