What is your heat threshold?

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  1. Rocktoy

    Rocktoy Established Member

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    I know the summer is over and the nights are getting dark as the autumn approaches, but I hadn’t time to ask this before since I’ve been working twelve hours a day. Anyways I am curious. In last month a heat wave lasted almost two weeks when the temperature during daytime rose over 30 C (86 F), which was quite hellish.

    For me the proper outdoor/room temperature is somewhere between 21 C (69.8 F) and 24 C (75.2 F), which is kinda funny since in comparison any temperature less than 90 C (194 F) in a sauna is too cold. Just to make things funnier: any time (usually both days in a summer) when the temperature rises over 25 C (77 F) a national warning of a heat wave is issued in Finland…

    How it is with you? Was the summer too cold, or hot? What is your heat threshold?
     
  2. Cujo

    Cujo Mad Hatter Veteran

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    thats interesting, I've been thinking of a similar thing lately. In the last week the high temerature has been 12-15 C (its the tail end of winter on this side of the world) and I've been working in shorts and a T-shirt and I commented to my boss that if it was this hot (or cold) in summer I'd be wraped up warm. They're forcasting snow for monday here, its already snowed once here this year and that was what we'd consider a "big" snow with it settling at about 150mm but thats rather uncommon, and the forcast is for it to be worse than the last one. Usually if we do have snow it'll be melted within hours.

    In summer the temperature gets up to low-mid 30's during the day and I find that quite bareable (altho some years it feels like winter never leaves with highs of just low 20's), I think it takes me about a week to get used to it. High 30's are a bit too warm.
     
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    Rocktoy Established Member

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    Is that somewhere in southern hemisphere, where?

    Make that cm to make it like it is in here every year.

    Lucky you. In here the first snow falls sometime early October and melts away in late April, but hailstorms are not uncommon in May or June. Most of our lakes are ice free after June 24th.
     
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  4. Cujo

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    I'm from New Zealand, I live in Christchurch :D
     
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    Gaear Bastard Maestro Administrator

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    The summer has been too hot. (Temps in the fahrenheit 80s and 90s most of the time here.) I like it in the 60s.
     
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    When we finished patrol at one in the morning on Friday night, the temperaature was 83(f) degrees. Cooler than usual. :sweatdrop
     
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    My Wifes friend immigrated to Christchurch from Canada like ten years ago. She works at Iluminati which is Light shows etc.
     
  8. sirchet

    sirchet Force for Goodness Moderator Supporter

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    It's been in the high 90's here in Orlando lately, with a heat index of 103-105.

    I am soooooo ready for winter!
     
  9. Cujo

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    so its snowed for the last couple of days, something which I'm totally unfamiliar with, its sleeting on and off atm and slightly warmer at just above freezing. I can't think of a time in my life where I've experienced this much snow. It is kinda funny, I guess half you guys in the northen hemisphere wouldn't think much of a foot of snow over a couple of days.
     
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    cezmail Gorboth's Rider

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    Well we usually have temps in the mid to high 90's during the day, but it cools off to the 50's at night. One thing I am thankful for is that our heat is pretty much dry, with little humidity. Lived the mid west as a kid and that damned humidity is just horrid until you climitize for it.

    I personally like it no higher than 80 and a nice cool of mid 40's for a night time temp.
     
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    sirchet Force for Goodness Moderator Supporter

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    Here in Florida it's so darn humid that if you left a pack of matches outside overnight, in the morning you would not be able to light them.

    Snow sounds real good right about now. ;)
     
  12. Cujo

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    I not a fan of humidity, here its usually pretty dry especially in summer when we get the "nor'wester" (which is a Foehn wind from looking a wikipedia).
     
  13. Rocktoy

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    I thought that Texas was hotter than Hell, especially during summer… :D

    That is way too hot. When I visited California (Santa Cruz orsmth) in August 2009 the temperature was over 90 F (32,3 C) and I had trouble to breath, not to mention the constant sweating that made me think that I was melting. Pardon for my ignorance but where is Orlando (I guess somewhere in US?)?

    So true. :) I actually read it from newspapers that in New Zealand there hasn’t been more snow since the 1970’s or something, and was it Argentina or Chile that was talking about the “white tsunami”? I always thought that apart from the Antarctica there is no similar land mass on the southern polar region than there is in the northern. But stand proud; during last winter most of the northern hemisphere went to chaos because of the snow (at least in Europe). Most of the European airports were closed (including Heathrow) and I think only the Scandinavian countries and Russia managed to function as normal, since we are accustomed with snow and ice.

    Careful with what you wish for… Have you ever experienced a true winter? With temperature that will not rise over -4 F (-20 C) during daytime and drops to almost -31 F (-35 C) during night, or below? When every open space is covered with 23” (60cm) deep snow (or deeper) for at least three months a row? When you cannot drive a car without steel studded winter tires? I dare you, try it… Would you last a day or two? Gasping for air when your lungs are burn by the dryness of the frozen air… When your eyes are blinded by the radiance of moonlight reflecting from the surface of pristine snow?
     
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    The arctic is an ocean, surounded by continents, where as Antarctica is a continent surrounded by ocean, which at times means that if the conditions are right, a "polar blast" of cold air can move up and freeze the balls off a brass monkey. I think New Zealand is closer to the equator than a lot of people think, this is the opposite side of the world from where I live... earthtunnel.png
     
  15. krunch

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    Sirchet said he lives in Orlando, Florida.
    I live in Tampa, Florida, that is generally about 3 or less hours drive west of Orlando, Florida.

    This is the current summer weather in Tampa, Florida, at 2:30 AM in the morning, the middle of the night.

    76° F
    Sky: Clear
    Wind: East at 5 mph
    Humidity: 77 %

    I have heard people say Tampa, Florida, has not experienced snow in over 25 years.

    The temperature in Tampa, Florida, during winter will typically dip below freezing for part of a day, normally a couple of hours before sunrise, between 2 and 5 days each year.
     
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