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View Poll Results: 3 hrs at 100F in the shade or 3 hrs of 85F in the sun
3 hrs at 100F in the shade wearing whatever you want 54 91.53%
3 hrs at 85F in the sun wearing a suit 5 8.47%
Voters: 59. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 03-13-2013, 03:49 AM
 
Location: Melbourne Australia
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I think I'll go with the 100f scenario. Sitting in the sun at 85F in a hot, restrictive suit sounds pretty uncomfortable.
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Old 03-13-2013, 09:29 AM
 
Location: Leeds, UK
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The former for sure.
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Old 03-13-2013, 12:22 PM
 
Location: Top of the South, NZ
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100F for sure. I had to work in something akin to the 85F scenario three days ago. One of the hardest days I've had for a while. Four people had to take the following day off work from sunburn. One was a very nasty case.
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Old 03-13-2013, 01:11 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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100 F in the shade

85 F in the sun is awful. Had to wear a suit to a wedding on such a day and it was not a pleasant experience.
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Old 03-13-2013, 01:44 PM
 
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100F for sure. I had to work in something akin to the 85F scenario three days ago. One of the hardest days I've had for a while. Four people had to take the following day off work from sunburn. One was a very nasty case.
What is the UV there this time of year? Must be north European people? I am Caucasian but stay tanned year round even where I live. Doctor said I have more melanin than usual. Sun burn once in my life only, im lucky I guess because some people get sun burn few times a year which greatly increases risk of melanoma.
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Old 03-13-2013, 03:50 PM
 
Location: Finland
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So you have to have your jacket on in the 85F option, and you can't cover your head? Anyway, I'll take the 100F choice. Hot, but with proper refreshments I could take 6 hours.
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Old 03-13-2013, 06:49 PM
 
Location: Laurentia
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85F in a suit with high humidity would be downright torturous. Both the humid 85F and the dry 100F is extremely uncomfortable to me, but given the fact that there's less humidity and I could wear less clothing, I'd go for the 100F option. It was a tough one. I'd feel like fainting within an hour in both scenarios, but I think the 85F option would induce heat stroke quicker than the 100F option . Also, if I'm going to sit outside and suffer for 3 hours, it might as well be in a temperature worth writing home about, such as the triple digits .
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Old 03-13-2013, 07:40 PM
 
Location: South Jersey
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Definitely in the shade, regardless of the temperature difference. The suit just reinforces my choice here. I never did like going to baseball games in the afternoon. I strongly hate sitting in the sun. I actually love the sun, though, in that a sunny day appeals to me aesthetically. I just hate being in it. I'd much rather enjoy a sunny day in the shade.
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Old 03-14-2013, 12:32 AM
 
Location: Top of the South, NZ
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What is the UV there this time of year? Must be north European people? I am Caucasian but stay tanned year round even where I live. Doctor said I have more melanin than usual. Sun burn once in my life only, im lucky I guess because some people get sun burn few times a year which greatly increases risk of melanoma.
I can't find the UV for monday, but yesterday was between 9-10. While it's high for the time of the year, it's still 3-4 below peak summer values. One of the people was Malaysian, one from the south of France, one from Nevada (the bad case) and a local. The were all well tanned, two of them having recently arrived from Thailand. Had a good chat with someone from California recently about the difference between sun strength between here and there. Their view was that the sun felt much stronger here, even in winter. When I was in California, I decided what makes it a standout climate, was the mild sun. May there and the sun totally lacked any bite. No sunscreen, no hat, no glare - It was great. Compared to December here, it was a cakewalk.

Sunburn is an issue every season on the orchard, but mid March is usually considered as not too bad. I often ask people on here about conditions (started a thread but there was little interest) when they mention hot sun, as I wonder whether factors other than UV have a significant role. Low dewpoints and clear air from sea breezes or a front off the ocean, result in an intense sun. High pressure for long periods seems to result in a stronger sun. High pressure conditions in winter here can result in mild sunburn for some. The burn time that the local radio station used to issue, was 7 minutes at peak values. I avoid sunburn by always wearing white long sleeve shirts a big hat and loads of water while working, although I'm also an easily tanned person. I generally try to avoid swimming during the hottest part of the day, but wear a rash vest if I do.

Here is a picture of the area the day before. I took some to capture the changing autumn light, but looking at it now, it still seems quite bright for about 11.00 am.

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Old 03-14-2013, 07:43 AM
 
Location: Buxton, England
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I walked around Rome with full clothing on in the sun at 90°F and it feels hot but not intolerable. I'd choose that.
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