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Old 06-04-2008, 01:01 AM
 
Location: Subarctic maritime Melbourne
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Cold Canadian, 39C does feel nice doesn't it? Much better than this overcast, ultra damp high 50's to low 60's s*** which characterises our winters. Our winters must be one of the most humid on this planet, it is ALWAYS damp, humidity reaches 100% regulary during nighttime and stays around 60-80% during the day. YUCK! As an amatuer astronomer, our damp, humid winters are one of my biggest pet hates (after clouds).
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Old 06-04-2008, 03:19 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn New York
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I can take the intense heat any day, provided there is no humidity. I think humidity is the absolute worst in weather.

Palm Springs at 107 with no humity is pure heaven. Brooklyn now at 75 and 90 % humidity is like living in hell.

Ok, I know I'm dramatic...........
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Old 06-04-2008, 06:45 PM
 
Location: Perth, Western Australia
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I also must have it "warm" when I'm the one driving.

I like the car somewhere between 75-89 F, sometimes up to 98 F,
and that means the car heat has been not been turned maybe 2-3 days this year,
and that was only because it was a weekend so by the time I wanted to leave,
the sun already had plenty of time to warm it up nicely.

300-330 days a year, the warmest I get is when I'm driving.
(It's often how warm I wish it was outside, at least if I was standing in the sunshine )

I happy that all of our vehicles have working car heat.
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Old 06-05-2008, 12:30 AM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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I also must have it "warm" when I'm the one driving.

I like the car somewhere between 75-89 F, sometimes up to 98 F,
and that means the car heat has been not been turned maybe 2-3 days this year,
and that was only because it was a weekend so by the time I wanted to leave,
the sun already had plenty of time to warm it up nicely.

300-330 days a year, the warmest I get is when I'm driving.
(It's often how warm I wish it was outside, at least if I was standing in the sunshine )

I happy that all of our vehicles have working car heat.
Haha that is too funny. Your car sounds like a poor Canadian man's sauna
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Old 06-05-2008, 12:59 AM
 
Location: Subarctic maritime Melbourne
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I also must have it "warm" when I'm the one driving.

I like the car somewhere between 75-89 F, sometimes up to 98 F,
and that means the car heat has been not been turned maybe 2-3 days this year,
and that was only because it was a weekend so by the time I wanted to leave,
the sun already had plenty of time to warm it up nicely.

300-330 days a year, the warmest I get is when I'm driving.
(It's often how warm I wish it was outside, at least if I was standing in the sunshine )

I happy that all of our vehicles have working car heat.
lmao you are really the heat god of this forum

All Australian vehicles come with heat aswell! although personally I rarely use heat or A/C. I just whip on a jumper or stay in shorts.
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Old 06-05-2008, 06:54 PM
 
Location: Perth, Western Australia
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Haha that is too funny. Your car sounds like a poor Canadian man's sauna
Thanks, that honestly made me grin wide.

I usually turn down the heat only when I start feeling a little dizzy,
or perhaps feel the onset of beads of sweat starting to form.

When I start my car, my fingers are cold holding the wheel so I have both top and bottom vents going. Sometimes I might feel a little dizzy afterwards, but instead of turning the heat down, I'll often switch it over to floor vents.

This morning I did just that.
As I pulled up to a stoplight, I looked down at my old pool thermometer
(which I now use as a cabin thermometer)
My eyes must have bugged out when I saw how hot it actually was...
It was 103 F in my car, (the thermometer was resting in the passenger seat)
and to me it only felt maybe 89-93 F.
I wasn't even sweating yet, but I felt like I was almost about to start,
so my car just felt very warm.
(hence being stunned that this very warm reading was actually 103 F)

When I got to work I opened the door for more room to put on my boots, but that fresh air had a little too much chill for my mood at the time (high 50's and calm) so I closed it. My car no longer felt very warm, but just a general warmth. Again I checked my pool thermometer and it still read 91 F.

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Old 06-05-2008, 07:03 PM
 
Location: Perth, Western Australia
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lmao you are really the heat god of this forum

All Australian vehicles come with heat aswell! although personally I rarely use heat or A/C. I just whip on a jumper or stay in shorts.
Thanks, that's too funny.

Very nice...
I don't know how I'd feel leaving car heat behind since I nearly always use a bit of car heat when it's under 75 F (24 C)

I even like using a tiny amount of car heat to lower the relative humidity on muggy days in the 70's or low 80's (21-29 C)...

Strange as it may seem, I can lower my tendancy to sweat by making my car say 93 F when it's 83 F outside, with say 73% humidity, which is like a dewpoint of 73 F. 93 F with a dewpoint at 73 F makes humidity roughly 50% in my car. I know it raises the heat index, but I handle heat well, but very high relative humidity can make anyone sticky, even if they aren't feeling overheated.

*I learned this experimenting while driving alone...
I don't think any of my passengers would have been willing to let me even try, since it seemed almost-lunacy.
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Old 04-13-2009, 03:54 PM
 
Location: planet octupulous is nearing earths atmosphere
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i will take 90 with a nice breeze over 20 with a breeze any day of the year!!brrrrr 20 degrees cold
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