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Old 06-19-2016, 06:56 PM
 
Location: Sherman Oaks, CA
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Two people died as a result of the heat today. It's not something to mess around with at these temperatures. They were only in their 20s, too. So sad.

Intense Heatwave Kills Two, Feeds Southwest Wildfires - NBC News
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Old 06-19-2016, 07:23 PM
 
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Two people died as a result of the heat today. It's not something to mess around with at these temperatures. They were only in their 20s, too. So sad.

Intense Heatwave Kills Two, Feeds Southwest Wildfires - NBC News
What an odd headline! .
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Old 06-19-2016, 07:33 PM
 
Location: Lagos Estancia, Gilbert, AZ 85233
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What an odd headline! .
Indeed, what the heck?
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Old 06-19-2016, 07:38 PM
 
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In the Southwest Desert, about 102; in the Midwest, 86.


BTW, my very accurate thermometer, shade, 121 today. Thank goodness I'm leaving in a couple days. Whew! (got stuck here too long this year)
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Old 06-19-2016, 07:49 PM
 
Location: Lagos Estancia, Gilbert, AZ 85233
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in the southwest desert, about 102; in the midwest, 86.


Btw, my very accurate thermometer, shade, 121 today. Thank goodness i'm leaving in a couple days. Whew! (got stuck here too long this year)
take me with you!!!!!!!!!
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Old 06-19-2016, 09:43 PM
 
Location: Hard aground in the Sonoran Desert
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Was out tinkering on the patio today and cooked a nice BBQ dinner on the grill. It was hot but if you stayed in the shade and came in the house every so often I was able to handle it. My wife came out at one point and said "the heat feels good". She didn't stay long and was back in the house.
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Old 06-19-2016, 10:00 PM
 
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Once again...the intense heat may feel "neat" for short spurts when you are not exerting yourself and can get relief. Again, it is offensive when I hear people suggest 115 plus is awesome.

It was 110 even out in Globe today but felt the difference there today. As soon as I stepped out at Gold Canyon coming home this afternoon I felt quite a bit of a difference from Globe. I felt I just opened up the oven.However, I do not believe it felt nearly as hot as the 119 in June of 13 when I hiked the Superstitions that day near Lost Dutchman. The humidity was a bit higher that day whereas it was only 5% today.

Lastly...I believe August of 13 is the record for 7 straight days above 110. I see no sub 110's over the next 15 days. Plus, no SE wind directions either to suggest the monsoonal flow is starting. The El Nino along with the spit of rain over Scottsdale earlier this month has suggested The Monsoons are being delayed. This 15 days of 110 and above is absolutely insane if that forecast holds up.
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Old 06-19-2016, 11:18 PM
 
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In the Southwest Desert, about 102; in the Midwest, 86.
Interesting. I was good to go mountain biking up to about 95 or thereabouts when I live in Kansas City which is a sport that keeps you working hard constantly. Although my clothes would be completely soaked through and I would have to towel off before I could even get in the car and drive home, my body could still work in the lower temperatures.


I wouldn't even consider going mountain biking on a 110+ degree summer day in the Sonoran Desert. Vomiting, shakiness and loss of coordination resulted the few times I've tried it.

The other thing I recall is that the Midwest trails wind their way through dense forests that provide a lot of shade. That just simply is not the case in the Phoenix area.
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Old 06-20-2016, 08:47 AM
 
Location: State 48
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I only stay inside when its 110+. My favorite outdoor activities (hiking and biking) are just too dangerous at those temps. I have hiked and biked in 110+ degrees, but its not fun at that point. This whole week (and then some) with temps ranging from 114-120 degrees is just flat out ludicrous.
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Old 06-20-2016, 09:21 AM
 
Location: State 48
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Two people died as a result of the heat today. It's not something to mess around with at these temperatures. They were only in their 20s, too. So sad.

Intense Heatwave Kills Two, Feeds Southwest Wildfires - NBC News
Whats sad is that I found out 84 people died last year from the heat in AZ. Can you imagine if there is a massive power outage this week?
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