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Old 06-30-2012, 02:53 PM
 
Location: Savannah GA
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What's everybody doing to beat the heat? Is this the end of the world or just a blip on the weather radar screen of life? Share stories! Share photos! Share misery!
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Old 06-30-2012, 03:06 PM
 
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I remember that 105 degree day in 1980. Played tennis, the court surface was so hot, you could feel the heat from the court through your shoes. We maybe lasted 20 minutes before having to go inside to cool off and re-hydrate.

I think it's just a blip. These days happen and it took 32 years to top it.

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Old 06-30-2012, 03:12 PM
 
Location: The canyon (with my pistols and knife)
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Congratulations, Atlanta! You now have the same all-time record high as Philadelphia, Washington DC and Indianapolis!

The high temperature in Athens today is at least 106, but yesterday it got to 109, which is also an all-time record high.
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Old 06-30-2012, 03:14 PM
 
Location: midtown mile area, Atlanta GA
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I have stayed inside. It's too hot to be out, and too hot too even drive around. If I go out, I'm waiting until 7 or 8pm. Maybe go to a movie. Maybe pick up some watermelon for dinner.
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Old 06-30-2012, 03:19 PM
 
Location: Avery Ranch, Austin, TX
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I remember that 105 degree day in 1980. Played tennis, the court surface was so hot, you could feel from the court through your shoes. We maybe lasted 20 minutes before having to go inside to cool off and re-hydrate.

I think it's just a blip. These days happen and it took 32 years to top it.
That was the summer I moved to ATL from Columbia, SC. Folks couldn't believe I was on the court all afternoon.(and in the pool, back on the court, back in the pool). We had a few days over 100 that week and the 105 was just the icing . Reminded me of 'home'...Columbia is one HOT town!

Couple of fun stories from that week. One fellow brought blocks of ice from an ice house...put them in the pool and they disappeared in no time. That apartment pool was like bathwater that week! Story.2 Different fellow brings a pony keg of beer, introduces himself to the pool crowd and made a dozen instant friends! Talk about your ice-breakers! This was when the Summit apartment group was 'happening', much like the Post group was in the next couple of decades. Life was much simpler then!
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Old 06-30-2012, 03:22 PM
 
Location: MMU->ABE->ATL->ASH
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Sitting in my Un-AC'ed (well semi AC'ed) office right now.

I forgot to ask on friday to have the A/C on in the cube's area today. 84 in my office right now...
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Old 06-30-2012, 03:29 PM
 
Location: The canyon (with my pistols and knife)
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I'm going to play laser tag tonight to blow off some steam.
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Old 06-30-2012, 03:29 PM
 
Location: International Spacestation
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I saw the end of a fist fight yesterday and saw a fist fight in its entirety today. I just got the freon recharged in the Acura, its blowing snowballs! Hotlanta is definitely living up to its name this weekend.
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Old 06-30-2012, 03:35 PM
 
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At least we have our power and A/C

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/01/us...out-power.html
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Old 06-30-2012, 03:39 PM
 
Location: The Magnolia City
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