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Old 03-27-2007, 02:39 PM
 
Location: Perth, Western Australia
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Here is a chart that helps to determine how different temperatures combined with humidity affect the body:

http://www.usatoday.com/weather/wheat3.htm
Thanks for the link.

Since my numbers were not divisible by 5, I had to "extrapolate."

So the contruction work I did at a heat index of about 115 F, though there were frequent gusts at maybe 10 mph a few times a minute.

Apparently this is supposed to be dangerous, even though I spent all day outside (minus a 20 minute in a lunchroom with A/C) and nothing happened, besides feeling oily and tiring out only a little easier than if it was 65 F.
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Old 03-28-2007, 02:28 PM
 
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Funny, I kind of asked the same thing here a few weeks back.

Sometimes your problems follow you. However, moving for some of us is not a choice, but a necessity (bad local economy for example).
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Old 03-28-2007, 04:15 PM
 
Location: Deep In The Heat Of Texas
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Here is a chart that helps to determine how different temperatures combined with humidity affect the body:

http://www.usatoday.com/weather/wheat3.htm
Good site! Here in Texas, the heat index is terrible. During the summer, we are most often in the danger or extreme caution zone, but the extreme danger zone occurs as well.

ColdCanadian ~ I don't know how you did the work in that heat. It would literally kill me. I wait until dusk to mow the lawn and then have to take it in spurts or I get very dizzy, my heart pounds, and my head hums.

The weather guys here warn us all summer long of the danger as well as many days where the ozone is just to dangerous to do anything physical outdoors. So between the air quality, heat, and humidity, it's very unenjoyable.
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Old 03-28-2007, 09:46 PM
 
Location: Perth, Western Australia
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ColdCanadian ~ I don't know how you did the work in that heat. It would literally kill me.

I wait until dusk to mow the lawn and then have to take it in spurts or I get very dizzy, my heart pounds, and my head hums.

The weather guys here warn us all summer long of the danger as well as many days where the ozone is just to dangerous to do anything physical outdoors. So between the air quality, heat, and humidity, it's very unenjoyable.
Likewise I don't understand why a heat index of between 100-110 F can be dangerous, unless you run out of cold drinks.

For me to feel that bad, you'd probably have to put a bag over my head when the heat index is 115 F.

Our air is also always very smoggy and polluted when it's hot but I have never been able to notice the poor air quality either; unless it's rush hour on a calm, hot day and I'm stuck in a traffic jam.
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Old 03-29-2007, 02:03 AM
 
Location: Deep In The Heat Of Texas
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Likewise I don't understand why a heat index of between 100-110 F can be dangerous, unless you run out of cold drinks.

For me to feel that bad, you'd probably have to put a bag over my head when the heat index is 115 F.

Our air is also always very smoggy and polluted when it's hot but I have never been able to notice the poor air quality either; unless it's rush hour on a calm, hot day and I'm stuck in a traffic jam.
Heat affects everyone differently, I guess, and you're just one of the lucky ones.
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Old 03-29-2007, 08:25 AM
 
Location: Perth, Western Australia
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Heat affects everyone differently, I guess, and you're just one of the lucky ones.
I suppose...

This is how our climate feels to me:

We get 80-150 days of brutal cold,
another 100 or so days of just uncomfortable cold,
maybe another 80 or so days of cool-to-warmish weather,
and about 70 days of warm-to-very warm,
Zero-10 days of hot
Very or too hot; well that just doesn't exist.

(I understand my math probably doesn't add up, but you get the idea.)

*I guess it is a little comfort that any heat wave anywhere probably can't kill me, if I have enough to drink.

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Old 03-30-2007, 04:54 PM
 
Location: Concord, NC
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I've noticed this A LOT on these forums. But no place is perfect! I just think people need to have reasonable expectations. I've lived in the Charlotte area all of my life (41 yrs.). I wouldn't want to live anywhere else. My family's here and it's always been a wonderful place to live. I see no reason to go anywhere else. I think many people these days (generally speaking) get bored very easily and are always in search of something, seldom satisfied. But I think America's great that we ahve so many wonderful areas from which to choose!
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Old 03-31-2007, 11:45 AM
 
Location: Columbia SC
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What I find most funny is the fact people move back constantly! There is always someone on this board whos says "oh we wanted to get out so bad because (insert problem here) but when we moved there (insert problem here) and so it only took us six months to move back!"


LOL...I think moving around every six months is more a problem, at least in the short-term. Why move back after only six months...? To me that is throwing in the towel or you shouldn't have moved in the first place.
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Old 03-31-2007, 11:46 AM
 
Location: Tioga County
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If you look at various state forums...it's the same "quest"..reworded. All the future "homesteader" is looking for is: rural(but nearby everything), great schools, perfect climate, low/no crime, low taxes, great job opportunities, lots of recreational things to do, friendly-open locals, and not overrun with other newcomers, etc..etc..
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