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Old 08-29-2019, 02:42 PM   #17661
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It's in the mid 80's F right now here on the west coast of Canada. It'll likely increase to 90 by 3:00 pm.


I bet some of you folks have trouble believing that many parts of Canada need & have central air-con humming away in their homes during most of the summer months, and conversely, that some of us here (like in Vancouver) rarely see more than a small dump of snow only once, twice, or perhaps thrice each winter - only for it to usually disappear in a day or two.


I haven't had to shovel snow for 20 years - mainly 'cause my better half loves to do it when it's (seldom) needed. LOL


The highest billing for natural gas to heat our home in winter that I can recall, was no more than around $150. in any given month.
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Old 08-29-2019, 08:33 PM   #17662
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It is 92F right now at 8:30PM. We had a couple days of moderate temperatures, but it's hot again.

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Old 08-29-2019, 08:50 PM   #17663
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98F here at almost 7PM. Just looked at the forecast for the next couple of days, highs of 107F. Can't wait till autumn...my fave time of year!
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Old 08-29-2019, 09:26 PM   #17664
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Looks like some of our Florida DC members get to spend the holiday weekend packing and traveling -- whether they wanted to, or not.

Stay safe. If they tell you to bug out, do it.

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Old 08-29-2019, 09:31 PM   #17665
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Looks like some of our Florida DC members get to spend the holiday weekend packing and traveling -- whether they wanted to, or not.

Stay safe. If they tell you to bug out, do it.

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+1. Hoping to hear from Craig and Karen, and anyone else here in Dorian's path...
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Old 08-30-2019, 04:52 AM   #17666
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This morning, the expected landfall has shifted south, which brings it closer to us. It has also slowed down, with landfall being expected early Tuesday morning. The maximum winds haven't gotten any higher since the 11 p.m. advisory, but with it slowing down there's a chance it will strengthen even more, so... We're in a mandatory evacuation area so we have reservations.
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Old 08-30-2019, 07:27 PM   #17667
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This morning, the expected landfall has shifted south, which brings it closer to us. It has also slowed down, with landfall being expected early Tuesday morning. The maximum winds haven't gotten any higher since the 11 p.m. advisory, but with it slowing down there's a chance it will strengthen even more, so... We're in a mandatory evacuation area so we have reservations.
I'm sure you and Craig are busy making preparations for a visit from Dorian. If you have a chance, I hope you can update us on how it's going for you. I know you're in south Florida - what is the nearest large city?

Best wishes to you and your family for getting through this safely and with minimal loss of property.
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Old 08-30-2019, 07:29 PM   #17668
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We've been having unseasonably cool, dry weather and it's wonderful! After weeks of temperatures in the 90s with humidity to match, the past several days have been in the upper 70s and low 80s and reasonable humidity. Tonight's low is supposed to be 54F! We're loving it.
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Old 08-30-2019, 09:17 PM   #17669
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A storm blew through this afternoon, and cooled things down -- for a day or two. Mid to upper 90s return over the holiday weekend.

It is actually 73F right now, and 9:15PM. It has been close to 90F at this time recently.

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Old 08-30-2019, 10:06 PM   #17670
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93F now at 8PM....comfortable in the house, though. Supposed to be 107F tomorrow. As usual for this time of year, can hardly wait until autumn.
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