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Old 07-19-2013, 08:20 PM   #10511
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What exactly is a "heat index"?

Over here, we don't have that. But we do have a "wind chill factor". And I wonder if they are similar things? Basically, "feels like"?
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You got it. We have the wind chill factor too, but not now!
We have wind chill factor in Canada (really), but we usually call it "humidex" for hot weather. How much more miserable does it feel because of the humidity.
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Old 07-19-2013, 08:20 PM   #10512
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You got it. We have the wind chill factor too, but not now!

Nor do we at the moment! Woohoo!

Okay sorry. The sun has totally gone to my head...
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Old 07-19-2013, 08:47 PM   #10513
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And, just when the temp got down to 83F, and I thought it would be safe to walk Beagle, it started raining! Yay! Doesn't look like it's gonna last though.
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Old 07-19-2013, 09:09 PM   #10514
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The beaches and parks have been swarmed by desperately sun-hungry Brits the last few days! It's not funny Kylie - it's tragic!!
He he

I can well imagine
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Old 07-19-2013, 09:24 PM   #10515
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Danes are pretty desperate for sunshine too. I was there in 2005 October and it was getting cold. The restos still had tables on the sidewalks. There were California heaters and they were handing out blankets to their customers.
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Old 07-20-2013, 12:13 AM   #10516
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....My friend in Arizona once mentioned her "swamp" thing on her roof and I fell about laughing! Turns out it is some kind of air con thing! Who knew? Mind you, they really need AC in Arizona! Phew - is it hot there!
A swamp cooler works kinda backwards from an air conditioner. ACs are good where the weather is humid when it is hot; it cools in part by drying the air out by removing moisture from the house it is cooling. A swamp cooler is good for hot, dry climates like AZ. Instead of taking moisture out of the already very dry air it adds some in while cooling the temperature. I was in AZ with our son a couple of Augusts when he was moving into his housing. The cutest thing I saw out there were misters. Like little sprinklers on tall pipes, they sprayed very fine water droplets into the air while you sat at outdoor dining. Looked silly but worked like a charm. *ah*
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Old 07-20-2013, 12:52 AM   #10517
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A swamp cooler works kinda backwards from an air conditioner. ACs are good where the weather is humid when it is hot; it cools in part by drying the air out by removing moisture from the house it is cooling. A swamp cooler is good for hot, dry climates like AZ. Instead of taking moisture out of the already very dry air it adds some in while cooling the temperature. I was in AZ with our son a couple of Augusts when he was moving into his housing. The cutest thing I saw out there were misters. Like little sprinklers on tall pipes, they sprayed very fine water droplets into the air while you sat at outdoor dining. Looked silly but worked like a charm. *ah*
Right now I'd take a lawn sprinkler on full bore...
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Old 07-20-2013, 01:00 AM   #10518
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me too but I'll go sit with my feet in the pool
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Old 07-20-2013, 06:06 AM   #10519
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It is freezing, it is down to 5c it has been hailing and raining...truly freezing
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Old 07-20-2013, 07:29 AM   #10520
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Cooler temps as of today, down into the 80's. Yeah!!
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