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Old 07-01-2012, 01:24 PM
 
Location: Kirkwood
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Went to the Historic Fourth Ward park for Tour de Fat. It was hot but the splash pad was there to keep people cool. Not bad in the shade.
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Old 07-01-2012, 01:57 PM
 
Location: Here
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I have now lived in extreme conditions, Minneapolis during the winters where windchill has been -40 to -50 on occassion and now Atlanta with 106. I'll take the heat and a pool, thanks.
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Old 07-01-2012, 01:59 PM
 
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I wonder how fast civilization in Atlanta would break down if we had an extended power outage.

It feels like a sauna with someone blowing a hair dryer on you out there!
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Old 07-01-2012, 07:09 PM
 
Location: North Fulton
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I wonder how fast civilization in Atlanta would break down if we had an extended power outage.

It feels like a sauna with someone blowing a hair dryer on you out there!
Parts of DC are without power right now with the intense heat. I feel for them.
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Old 07-01-2012, 08:41 PM
 
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This heat is making me very irritable. DOES ANYONE HAVE A PROBLEM WITH THAT!? lol

Seriously though, I usually try and keep the AC in my car off if at all possible to get better MPG but today I had that thing running non stop. Kept drinking a lot of water too.

I feel for those without electricity up north.
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Old 07-01-2012, 08:43 PM
 
Location: Mableton, GA USA (NW Atlanta suburb, 4 miles OTP)
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I have now lived in extreme conditions, Minneapolis during the winters where windchill has been -40 to -50 on occassion and now Atlanta with 106. I'll take the heat and a pool, thanks.
Not me. 41 years in the Twin Cities, then 7+ here in Atlanta. It's a lot easier to keep warm outside that it is to keep cool, even when the real temp is -25F. Inside, it doesn't matter that much one way or the other.
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Old 07-01-2012, 09:28 PM
 
Location: Douglasville, GA
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There is no staying warm in -25 real temp, not evenfactoring in the wind. Not unless you're wearing so many heavy layers of clothing that you'd scarcely be able to move.
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Old 07-01-2012, 11:34 PM
 
Location: Mableton, GA USA (NW Atlanta suburb, 4 miles OTP)
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There is no staying warm in -25 real temp, not evenfactoring in the wind. Not unless you're wearing so many heavy layers of clothing that you'd scarcely be able to move.
Sorry, that is total nonsense. It's not hard to do at all with modern clothing. Even my old black down parka handled that sort of temperature ... I used to sit for hours in the middle of the old abandoned Old Cedar Avenue bridge in Bloomington on a little folding stool and relax, since it was so quiet down there, and I had no issues doing that in -25 weather with jeans, my good knee-length coat, and a good pair of snowmobile gloves. and thick wool socks in insulated boots. Sorels, I think I had. I only that that twice in temps that approached -25 ... normally the coldest temps were somewhere in the 0 to -10 range.

Maybe my metabolism is simply better than yours.

With that coat, I could also have gone ice fishing in the open and probably not cared, but I'm not that stupid. We used to use a fishing house where you could wear a normal shirt and be comfy. Easy to do with a small kerosene heater. Not so easy to cool a small structure like that, tho, if it was in 105 degrees in the sun, is it?
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Old 07-02-2012, 02:34 PM
 
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I live now in the Twin Cities but am originally from Atlanta. I'll take the heat. When its -20 to -30 out, its hard to get warm even inside. Even with the heat on its like that cold seeps in through the walls or something. I like it hot, hate being cold. I gotta get back South haha.
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Old 07-02-2012, 04:29 PM
 
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Parts of DC are without power right now with the intense heat. I feel for them.
Yes. It sucks.
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