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Old 09-08-2010, 06:20 PM
 
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10 record high lows for the Phoenix area just this year with expectations of worse to come.

The weather might not kill you but the a/c bill will.

http://azstarnet.com/article_976f692...e1e605d44.html
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Old 09-08-2010, 06:31 PM
 
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If you can't handle the heat move up to a city at 3,000-4,500ft. The summers are bearable and you will only get a couple of snow showers during the winter, the sun will shovel your driveway in a few hours time.
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Old 09-08-2010, 09:25 PM
 
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10 record high lows for the Phoenix area just this year with expectations of worse to come.
The article (which is really about Tucson) said:
"But in Phoenix, chief weather service meteorologist Gary Woodall said that higher dew points may have been a factor, particularly in late August, when the minimum low temperatures set records four times - out of 10 such records for the entire summer."

Higher dew points is the culprit, and I'm sure that is related to the cyclical ocean patterns off the coast of central and south America....
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Old 09-08-2010, 09:43 PM
 
Location: Tokyo (but will always be) Phoenix, Az
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I imagine that's what a lot of people think about during the hottest months. It's really worth it when the nicest weather to be found anywhere comes around when the summer's over!

Yikes! You are brave. Running 6 miles in 113 WOULD kill me, LOL.
Yeah, in the summer a lot of Phoenicians would rather be in a cooler place but October through May we wouldn't want to be anywhere else.
Wierd that I got a sun burn on a 75 degree day in March but I have yet to have one since summer started and is coming to a close. I have ran 6 out of 7 days a week for 2 months now. Plus many days during June and July. All I have come out with is a good tan, which is more or less my actual skin tone.
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Old 09-09-2010, 09:37 AM
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Location: Verde Valley AZ
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So true! My husband loves AZ for it's proximity to skiing in the winter. I get warm weather in the winter, he gets cold weather vacations - everyone wins!
My feelings exactly. I have lived in much 'worse' places than AZ, or they were to me because I was born here and used to the variations. No matter where I've lived, or for how long, I have always come back home. Now I'm too old, tired and lazy to move anywhere else.
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Old 09-09-2010, 10:29 AM
 
Location: Oxygen Ln. AZ
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I was freezing my arse off this morning. Must have been 79 in the house.
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Old 09-09-2010, 11:34 AM
 
Location: Gilbert Arizona
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This morning held a promise of something like "fall"to me. Just a hint of crisp, the first we have felt!
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Old 09-09-2010, 12:24 PM
 
Location: Narberth, PA
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This morning held a promise of something like "fall"to me. Just a hint of crisp, the first we have felt!
Yes, looks like you guys are getting some terrific weather over there! You must be celebrating!
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Old 09-09-2010, 12:27 PM
 
Location: Sonoran Desert
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64 degrees here overnight. Had the doors open this morning for the first time since...well I don't remember but it's been months.
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Old 09-09-2010, 01:04 PM
 
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I was freezing my arse off this morning. Must have been 79 in the house.

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64 degrees here overnight. Had the doors open this morning for the first time since...well I don't remember but it's been months.
Likewise it was in the 60s at 6am in N Peoria. Left the door/windows open for a while. Hope it means less money for APS and more savings for us!

The heat has not kill us YET (still better than the teens or lower temperature in NJ/NY and the windchill or -30 in Ottawa). A few friends have problem with dry (itch) skin and another lesson we learn is the power of the sun. The sun is harsh - made some mistakes leaving things expose to the sun (children toys, furniture ... including the bare skin.)

I won't be able to jog, grill, golf or hike (nice hiking areas with the mountains)
in 115 (a few of our friends can do that but they have been here for 20 years) but it is not that bad here.
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