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Old 08-05-2012, 11:00 AM
 
Location: Laurentia
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There's a big difference between being "stuck indoors" and wanting to be indoors because I find the weather crap (i.e. cold, drizzly, raining windy or some combination thereof). Nothing short of 300 inches of snow or 80mph+ winds would FORCE me to stay indoors but I sure as fudge aren't going to go outside if the weather isn't to my tastes unless I have to because there would be things I'd rather do inside.
Exactly. "Stuck indoors" conjures up images of people refraining from going outside out of necessity. When you choose to remain inside even though you could go outside that's something different.

I also would like to point out that although I've never really been in 80 mph winds, I have been in artificially generated winds of about 83 mph (created by car movement plus natural headwinds) and while it's very rough I doubt that even wind of that magnitude would deter me from going outside, assuming of course I had proper protective clothing available (including goggles). If anything it would encourage me to go out, since that would be the biggest windstorm of my lifetime. The only instance in which I'd run for cover would be if there was large debris flying through the air. Stronger winds than 80-90 mph usually feature that, depending on where you are of course (suburbia would have much more debris than some mountain peak above the treeline).

As for the 300 inches of snow, assuming it all fell at one time my house would be buried, and I would be trapped inside. However, in that situation I'd have to dig a tunnel for egress out of the house and for ventilation, so even then I'd have to go outside, though I certainly wouldn't be driving anywhere until Spring.
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Old 08-05-2012, 05:34 PM
 
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The hottest i have ever been was in vegas in late July when it got to 1145 with no humdity. Felt like a furance and was pretty dangerous as some of the tourist fell out .I am from texas and use to heat. Dry and high temperature are dangerous.
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Old 08-05-2012, 05:36 PM
 
Location: Buxton, England
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The hottest i have ever been was in vegas in late July when it got to 1145 with no humdity. Felt like a furance and was pretty dangerous as some of the tourist fell out .
Wow. I bet.
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Old 08-06-2012, 09:46 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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Exactly. "Stuck indoors" conjures up images of people refraining from going outside out of necessity. When you choose to remain inside even though you could go outside that's something different.

I also would like to point out that although I've never really been in 80 mph winds, I have been in artificially generated winds of about 83 mph (created by car movement plus natural headwinds) and while it's very rough I doubt that even wind of that magnitude would deter me from going outside, assuming of course I had proper protective clothing available (including goggles). If anything it would encourage me to go out, since that would be the biggest windstorm of my lifetime. The only instance in which I'd run for cover would be if there was large debris flying through the air. Stronger winds than 80-90 mph usually feature that, depending on where you are of course (suburbia would have much more debris than some mountain peak above the treeline).

As for the 300 inches of snow, assuming it all fell at one time my house would be buried, and I would be trapped inside. However, in that situation I'd have to dig a tunnel for egress out of the house and for ventilation, so even then I'd have to go outside, though I certainly wouldn't be driving anywhere until Spring.
That's plausible provided you're properly protected from debris. Last year, winds on the backside of Irene were around 50 MPH. I could have easily been killed in my yard with the sticks, trees, and branches flying all over the place.
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Old 08-06-2012, 09:49 PM
 
Location: Western Massachusetts
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That's plausible provided you're properly protected from debris. Last year, winds on the backside of Irene were around 50 MPH. I could have easily been killed in my yard with the sticks, trees, and branches flying all over the place.
My parent's had a large 3 foot tall stick planted in the backyard standing straight up. Very large half-dead tree fell, thankfully in the opposite direction of the house.

Above treeline, say Mt. Washington, there's less to blow around at high wind speeds but if the winds are too extreme there's a danger of slipping and falling onto rocks.
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Old 08-06-2012, 09:57 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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My parent's had a large 3 foot tall stick planted in the backyard standing straight up. Very large half-dead tree fell, thankfully in the opposite direction of the house.

Above treeline, say Mt. Washington, there's less to blow around at high wind speeds but if the winds are too extreme there's a danger of slipping and falling onto rocks.
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Yeah lots of sticks and branches were impaled into the ground. Hard to believe it's been almost a year!
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Old 10-28-2012, 07:24 PM
 
Location: Beebe, AR
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Live about 25 miles northeast of LR. It's always hot, but the lack of rain this summer made it much worse. Believe we have been over 110 here in Beebe ourselves atleast once.
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Old 10-28-2012, 08:42 PM
 
Location: Western Massachusetts
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Yeah lots of sticks and branches were impaled into the ground. Hard to believe it's been almost a year!
And now for a repeat...
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