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    Temperature contest --

    We are traveling down South for the fourth and can't believe the temperature. Here is my entry for the thermometer bursting contest. can you top it?


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    About the same here in Chattanooga TN. Even hotter as you near Atlanta. Where in the south will you be?
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    We are in Greenville today and will be in Charleston the rest of the week visiting family.
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    Nice! Enjoy your 4th celebrations!
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    I ride in that, and hotter, regularly. Here in AZ though the humidity is only 10-15%, and although 110+ is hot, it's not that oppressive and heavy mugginess that you get to the east and south. In fact, I took a 7 hour convertible top down road trip yesterday and it was 113.

    I would definitely take 110 in Arizona, as opposed to 90 in Michigan.
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    Can't top it...but it was a very humid 103 F here. Oh yeah, forgot to mention that our power was out for nearly 48 hours from the storms that hit the Midwest last Friday during those temperatures.

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    I raced today in 97-98 temps and it was muggy as hell. Miserable. Normally I wouldn't even go outside in those temps much less race a mountain bike.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Optimus View Post
    I ride in that, and hotter, regularly. Here in AZ though the humidity is only 10-15%, and although 110+ is hot, it's not that oppressive and heavy mugginess that you get to the east and south. In fact, I took a 7 hour convertible top down road trip yesterday and it was 113.

    I would definitely take 110 in Arizona, as opposed to 90 in Michigan.
    Exactly. I'll take the "dry" heat over the humidity any day. Though the monsoon season here in AZ can be pretty bad. July, August, Sept, yuck.... (so you just get up early in the morning, and go ride).

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    This was last thursday. Definitely not a dry heat here in central TX either.
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    I think we might have hit 75 here in MT today. I was down in Vegas a couple weeks ago while it was 100-107 all week. Screw that, you folks can keep your hot ass weather. I don't care if it is a "dry" heat it isn't for me. I start cussin if we get over 85....

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    Saw 118 on the car yesterday here in Tucson. It was in the sun tho. Most I had ever seen before was 113. I much prefer the dry heat too, I could not stand the humidity. I just take a LOT of water when I ride in this heat, and it is not so bad.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Optimus View Post
    I ride in that, and hotter, regularly. Here in AZ though the humidity is only 10-15%, and although 110+ is hot, it's not that oppressive and heavy mugginess that you get to the east and south. In fact, I took a 7 hour convertible top down road trip yesterday and it was 113.

    I would definitely take 110 in Arizona, as opposed to 90 in Michigan.
    The car said 91 today after our ride. We finished at 12:15. 90's doesn't seem that bad, but for some reason, in Michigan, it is really hot.

    I am familiar with hot temps as well. I was in stationed in San Antonio, TX over the summer. Was 96 degrees at 6 am before our physical training test. I have been to Las Vegas, NV in early September, where it was 100 degrees as we walked out of our hotel at noon. I have been to southwest Florida in July to visit my Dad, and it was 102 degrees out as we left the house. It is plain hot here in Michigan right now. I think that I would take a dry 110 over the humid 90's in Michigan as well.

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    I wouldn't trust the vehicles take on the temperature outside. Our Service truck at work regularly states it anywhere from 68 to 73 degrees CELSIUS out..... lol

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    As it turns out, the official temperature the day my car reached 111 was 107 (All-Time, Monthly Record Heat Tracker - weather.com) . It did set an all time high (highest temperature ever recorded on any day). As for the car being off, it is hard to say. It is surprisingly accurate most days. In this case, the banks and other signs in town were all reading 110+. The official temperature isn't read in the more urban areas, so with the roads and concrete, I think 107+ was easily achieved.


    And to just show the temperature gauge works, here is it reading at the other extreme. This was just an average Sunday morning day going to church.
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    Going out for a couple hour ride right now at 6:30, 104 degrees and 16% humidity.
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    TenSpeed, I spent 42 years living in the Saginaw area, I've been in Phoenix for a bit over 3 now.

    For anyone not familiar with the dry heat of the southwest, 112-114 with virtually no humidity is taking something out of the oven kind of hot. Hot no doubt, but that's it, just hot. I've done 5-7 hour rides in that kind of heat. With enough water you can function just fine, but you'll dehydrate fast if you're not careful. There's days that I'll go out with 250 oz on my back, and a bottle in the cage.
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    Were I live ( In New Zealand ) It's winter & or high today was about 10 deg C
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    amusingly enough, I won't be winning any of these sorts of contests right now. areas much further north than me (TX) are much hotter right now. it's been dancing around the 90's for highs the past few weeks, and only a couple days have barely cracked 100. Thermometer in my backyard tends to overestimate by a few degrees when it's sunny, and it's hit 105 once or twice this summer so far.

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    Fortunately, I can't compete with the numbers being shown here. About 102* is our max so far. But it has been unusually hot and dry -- the dust is getting a couple inches deep on some of the popular trails already.
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    Its only 90 out here, @ 51% humidity. The other day however we had 106 heat with 78% humidity. I broke a sweat walking to my car.
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    We've reached 104 in Kansas City recently, and had a "break" yesterday with a high of 98. It's back in the 100s again until at least Sunday. I wouldn't trust those car gauges too much. Mine was reading 113 yesterday. The sun beating on the car and the heat radiating from the pavement likely make it read hotter than the air temperature actually is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by XLNC View Post
    I wouldn't trust the vehicles take on the temperature outside.
    pretty much, i think my truck registers 15deg hotter than it actually is.

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    The Monsoon has begun, it is 70 f. Come on rain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AZ.MTNS View Post
    The Monsoon has begun, it is 70 f. Come on rain.
    Really? Can you send some north to Utah? We have a new fire or 2 popping up every day -- I can see the smoke column from my office made by a new fire that started just 2 hrs ago. Populated suburban area, apparently right in a great trail system to boot. We need some rain!
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    Can't top that but I was out house-boating over the weekend at Lake Mead, NV and it hit 106 but it was pretty dry. The warmest house-boating temp I've seen personally was 118. That SUCKED!!!
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    My truck hit 101 today and its fairly muggy = terrible weather. Honestly I'd love to see highs in the 60s for 6 months of the year. The other 6 months could be 25 and snowing.

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    Hmmm the high here today was 77 degrees. Next five days sunny and 72. I may pay 48% of my income in taxes but the weather in Socal cant be beat!

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    i got a weather warning on my phone (weatherbug) for temps over 105. i dont know or care if it got that hot; on my ride today i felt like i was riding in a sauna in the woods.

    if it never got above 65 degrees, ever, i would not complain.
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    The thermometer read 36C in Toronto Wednesday July 4th afternoon. With the humidity, it felt like 44.

    Translation 96.8 F and felt like 111.4 F with humidity

    Thankfully the beer was nice and cold
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    It officially hit 101 here in Ann Arbor yesterday, but the heat index was 106 thanks to a relatively high humidity and dew point.

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    its pretty much always 65F here in Monterey.

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    Well we here in colorado have been hovering in the low 100's. I do think we win for ARMAGEDDON!




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    ^^Wow, that first pic in particular is impressive^^
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    Wow indeed. That is enough smoke to kill off the dinosaurs.
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    I can't top the OPs temp. It rarely gets above 90F here in Oregon in the Willamette Valley.
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    Here's today's temp on the north side of our house where it's shaded from about 9am until sundown. This was taken at about 4 today. If it weren't for the breeze off the glacier I think I'd be looking at a temp around 300 degrees.
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    87 and muggy here on the treasure coast( port st lucie,fl). It's lookin like rain for later who h will cool things down a bit.
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    Official High for Las Vegas NV on 7-9-12 was 113 F, tying the all time record for this date in 1943.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ericmopar View Post
    Official High for Las Vegas NV on 7-9-12 was 113 F, tying the all time record for this date in 1943.

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    Yep & next year could be hotter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by muzzanic View Post
    Yep & next year could be hotter.
    It's going to be hotter today.
    By the end of this afternoon there will be new temps to post.
    Right around the corner from me at Lake Mead it's currently 122F
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    My thermometer this morning after coming in from an early ride.

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    I drove through St George, UT and Las Vegas on 7-8-12, and it was 110F in St George when I pulled in at 6pm, with no intent on cooling off any time soon. All of Utah was blazing on 7-9-12, and muggy and swampy in Pocatello that night too, from all the agriculture and farming irrigation.

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    LOL...this might be a winner!

    Taken on 6/27 at 5:04pm in Glendale, AZ..
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    Pushed close to 112-114 where I was from in Oklahoma. Just moved to Oregon though

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    Quote Originally Posted by xjcrawlr View Post
    LOL...this might be a winner!

    Taken on 6/27 at 5:04pm in Glendale, AZ..
    I live out in Ahwatukee Foothills, there's a spot where the road crosses a wash where I regularly hit 122-123 at 5ish when I'm driving home from work. It's only in that area though, it'll be 110 or so on each side of it.
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    We are back into a June Gloom pattern here in coastal So Cal. It's been foggy in the morning, then it burns off and tops out in the upper 80s. Spoiled lil bastards, we are!
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    Looks like we will hit our first 90 today or tomorrow. It's been low 80s lately.
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    In Oklahoma City we hit 115 yesterday with a heat index of 123. I damn near melted.
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    The insanity here is tapering back, mid 70s for the weekend!
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    That midwest heat has been freaking me out. Glad that at least a little relief is on the way for you guys.

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