any body know of a reason for this?
any body know of a reason for this?
Hot weather maybe ???
It was like a blast furnace here in Peoria the last two days. Predicting 101 both days. Not sure if it got there but it was 98 at least. In the safety meeting yesterday morning I reminded my guys that people die in weather like this. Be careful.
They said I should be used to this stuff... I said you can live in this forever and still not like it. Way up in the high 90's hurts...
Technically, I think this is just "weather." But who knows? The PNW is looking better and better all the time, even with the overcast.
The extreme events should be "interesting" going forward.
Ask Bobbys about temperatures on roofs in the sun .
I was putting a section of galvanised metal on a roof last summer and it seemed unreasonably hot so I got the digital thermometer out of the truck... it read 70C right where I was working . Only 38C / 100F in the shade.
70c is 158 F .I'm not kidding, I also knocked off but I wouldn't have when I was young.
Perfect is the enemy of good.
Even if we take this out of the global warning discxussions, I'm still curious as to how the federal government responds to disasters like the fires in Colorado if it has a balanced budget amendment in place.
I also wish the righties would look at the whole chain. I will state, for the record, that EVERYTHING is funded ultimately by taxes the wealth created by private industry. That private industry, however, NEEDS government to function. The infrastructure private industry depends on includes not just the transportation needs, but the running water, electricity, and the contract and patent laws and the enforcement mechanisms that go with them. It is taxing that wealth that finances the government and serves these needs. Also, all the workers employed by the government to do those jobs needed to be done are customers for all the goods and services of the private sector. Captitalsim cannot live without a socialistic support system.
I said all that to say that if we keep cutting taxes and cutting government, we will reach a point where not only will a citizen get no response from the police when he calls 911, but a governor with a major disaster will get no response when he makes his "911" call to the feds.
Meanwhile the electric grids are getting older and older, and power demands, especially with all this heat, are getting higher and higher, and more and more brown outs are put in place to revent black outs and the result in the AC units don't work as well.
In these areas this country is absolutely going in the wrong direction. If we want our power system to work better, we need to spend money on it. If we want our kids to be better educated through higher levels of education, we need to spend money on it. TAX is not a four letter word.
I'd like the righties to consider if the money wasn't spent in Iraq, and the money being spent on this election were spent in more productive areas in this country, how much better off would we be.
How many jobs could we create? How much of our infrastructure could have been modernized? We keep hearing about the debt we're passing on to future generations. What kind of power grid are we passing on?
Congress begins every day with a prayer. Enough said.
It's summer. We had some wicked storms blow through last night. Weather.com says Baltimore peaked at 107F yesterday!
You must be the change you wish to see in the world."
The frequency and severity of "wicked storms" are a convincing display of weather change, and I think the experts agree are the more immediate effects of GW. But long run, GW deniers are beyond hopeless. I rarely engage in these discussions; too frustrating. Eventually it is going to get hot in summer all the time, except in the few cases where patterns may bring more rain and locally (relatively) cooler weather. Like here!
Last edited by Lew Barrett; 06-30-2012 at 12:03 PM.
Immediate reason? A very large stationary High centered roughly over Missouri. Longer range? How long will it stay? Will there be another like this summer? Good questions.
Last edited by Nicholas Scheuer; 06-30-2012 at 04:32 PM.
As long as you have a ready supply of vitamin D. I am now taking it on Dr.'s recommendation!