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21 June 2011

Are you hot? [More:] I am! Up to 102 here today. How are you dealing?

One thing that works well: Michelada. Pour a Mexican beer over ice, salt, and lime. So refreshing!

Can't wait to get home so I can make one....
Not too hot here today! The past week or so has been pretty pleasant, overall.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero 21 June | 15:44
102?! Only 85 here but humid with thundershowers every night. We rewired the house last year so AC is actually a possibility but we haven't bought a unit yet.
posted by octothorpe 21 June | 15:44
You can smell the heat in Fresno. I need to get some groceries, but man, I dunno.
posted by Ardiril 21 June | 15:50
I found this sexy trick that works until I get an AC. Basically a strong exhaust in the window--works wonders!
posted by Firas 21 June | 15:51
The cliche is true: it's not the heat, it's the humidity. I am already incredibly happy that I bought an ice shaver at Target. That's gonna get me through the summer. Red Bull slushies! Fresh fruit sno-cones!
posted by JoanArkham 21 June | 15:53
No, but flattered, thanks.
posted by Eideteker 21 June | 16:01
Not here in the naturally air conditioned Pacific NW, at least in the sense of dealing with hot weather. But I do find that with age my personal thermometer is more and more wacky.
posted by bearwife 21 June | 16:07
Only because I just got in from a run. But the weather isn't too hot at all.
posted by gaspode 21 June | 16:09
Almost like it was a couple of weeks ago:

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posted by Kronos_to_Earth 21 June | 16:17
It's around 60F here right now (nearly 10.30pm) and it's been in the mid-60s the last few days, with a lot of wind and rain. I don't mind it being cool, since I hit the menopause I have my own built-in furnace.

I am woman, hear me roar - "Open the fucking window!"
posted by Senyar 21 June | 16:23
"I found this sexy trick that works until I get an AC. Basically a strong exhaust in the window--works wonders!"

Aren't you worried about carbon monoxide?

Sorry. Sorry. ;p
posted by Splunge 21 June | 16:33
My happy in the earlier thread: A couple of weeks ago I got a blender so that I can make smoothies. I go outside in the hottest part of the FL day to hose the ponies down; I generally get a little wet myself, but I still come in panting and sweating. It's so disgustingly miserable out there. Ooooooh it's nice to have a cold slushy drink when I'm that hot. This one little thing is making all my days SO much better.
posted by galadriel 21 June | 16:40
It's hot here. We've been lucky because there have been nice breezes most days. Central Florida has been ravaged with forest fires so a lot of days have been smoky, which is not pleasant. We have had a few thunderstorms so things are a bit better.
posted by LoriFLA 21 June | 16:45
Yes, very. Thankfully it's only 92 here lol.
Firas, can you explain more about your exhaust in the window method, please?
posted by moonshine 21 June | 16:57
You should probably use a Prius.
posted by Splunge 21 June | 17:02
First ay of summer and super muggy and I have to wear a suit. Gaaah.
posted by The Whelk 21 June | 17:09
95 degrees here again today, but it's not as humid as it was over the weekend, so I don't mind it.
posted by BoringPostcards 21 June | 17:46
Not at all - 5c at home last night (41f). But then, it's winter here, so that's hardly surprising.
posted by dg 21 June | 18:12
San Jose just cracked 70 last week. It's almost July and summer hasn't really even started here, which is completely abnormal. We usually get some 90s by now.
posted by doctor_negative 21 June | 18:24
Yeah, especially in a tank top. The weather was pretty warm today, too. Hubby says it was precisely "fucking hot."
posted by jeoc 21 June | 18:58
Worked up a good sweat on the walk home, but it's starting to cool down now and the forecast is for the 70s for the next five days.
posted by octothorpe 21 June | 19:04
This morning I was in Burbank, emptying my storage unit. It was in the mid-80s by the time I left at 10AM. Getting to Ventura/Santa Barbara, it was overcast/almost-foggy and 60s, then going up the part of Hwy 101 that isn't close to the coast it got hot, getting back to the coast-hugging in Pismo Beach it was cool again (and the ocean waters visible from the highway were a darker-but-brighter shade of blue than I'd EVER seen ocean water before, freaking me out). When I got home (a few miles inland) at 1:30PM, my neighbor told me that the temperature had dropped over 10 degrees in the previous half-hour from mid-80s to mid-70s (apparently the coastal inversion had just made it into my neighborhood). So on top of all the other eventful stuff today (I should write a "Three-Point" post, but it'd be at least Seven Points), I passed through as many micro-climates as I ever have in one day.
posted by oneswellfoop 21 June | 20:38
Our AC died last Thursday. It got up to 84 overnight. By the AC guy fixed it on Friday it was 90 degrees in our house. Compared to that... no, I'm not really that hot.
posted by Doohickie 21 June | 20:38
moonshine, you take an exhaust fan--the kind you'd use in a bathroom, kitchen, etc.--and put it in a room's window. It sucks the air out of the room and replaces it with cooler air from the environment, window etc. Make sense?

If the temperature inside is exactly the same as the temperature outside then this won't help but I doubt that's the case especially at night.
posted by Firas 21 June | 21:18
The exhaust fan really works if your place is set up so that you can open a window downstairs and create a direct flow of air up to the second floor exhaust fan.
posted by mullacc 21 June | 22:30
Yeah, that does make sense. Thanks. Now if you don't mind a rather pitiful question. What's the difference between a box fan and an exhaust fan? My google-fu is failing me.
posted by moonshine 22 June | 09:28
I think it's the same thing, only the thing I got is much stronger than your regular compact box fan. It's all metal the whole way through. I also got a regular stand/pedestal fan yesterday and I was getting frustrated cause many of them were dainty little pieces with lots of plastic but found a big metal fan for like $80. Now in combination they work great, stand fan at my face, exhaust in the window, and there's like six ceiling fans that I turn on from time to time (my home office is basically a 'floor' so it's large-ish)

Truth is though, when humidity kicks in you can have all the ventilation you want, it's still going to be a killer without some sort of AC or other way to condense it
posted by Firas 22 June | 10:08
Nope, not hot, but warm. It's in the low 70s/20s here. We made it up to low 80s earlier this year, but overall it's been a very cool Spring.
posted by deborah 22 June | 15:03
Darn! That's what I thought. The internet makes exhaust fans sound amazing, though -- "cleans the air by drawing out moisture" -- sounds like magic! I actually have a spare exhaust fan around, but it's the kind that needs to be wired in. I'll have to look into this more. Thanks for your help, Firas!
posted by moonshine 23 June | 13:49
GoodListnr session || Parrot Pictures, just because