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#1 olcowhand OFFLINE  


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Posted May 28, 2012 - 07:36 PM

I know I'm not the only one cooking in this latest heat wave that's across so much of the US. Sure takes all the sap out of me as far as working on my tractors. By the end of the work day I am finished! Can't wait till Thursday when the cool front takes things back to the 70's for highs.

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Posted May 28, 2012 - 08:20 PM

It was 88 at around 5 o'clock here, the "feels like" was only 93 at that time. I don't know what the high was today.

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Posted May 28, 2012 - 08:40 PM

Yup, sure was hot today. I broke down and wore shorts. It was HOT.

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Posted May 28, 2012 - 08:41 PM

i mowed this morning and by the time i was done i was soaked. i tried to get some other stuff done but this heat and humidity sucks the breath right out of me.

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Posted May 28, 2012 - 09:24 PM

I don't know if I'm getting use to it or what but it didn't seem to bad today. Maybe because everything else was going wrong I just didn't notice the heat.

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Posted May 28, 2012 - 09:29 PM

It definitely slows you down on doing some projects.I did some work in the garden yesterday afternoon and then mowed some grass. Riding the mower in the heat and humidity didn't require much exertion, but it still made me sweat when I mowed in the sunny areas away from the trees. Our heat wave is supposed to end sometime this week. I am looking forward to getting back to more normal temps.

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Posted May 29, 2012 - 03:56 AM

Boy, i better not hear any crying when it gets cold again LOL, i planted corn saturday, along with tomatoes , then peppers and celery, and the cabbage family. Garden is all in, now I can work on my tractors. And mow..... And mow...

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Posted May 29, 2012 - 04:53 AM

It's early in the year yet to be having all that heat. It's been above normal up here as well but not hot. Today it's back down to 8C (47F) and breezy.

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Posted May 29, 2012 - 05:12 AM

It's been warm here, flirting with record highs all week! We went fishing yesterday morning, didn't even get a bite. Came back home and just couldn't get anything going outside!

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Posted May 29, 2012 - 05:25 AM

Up in Michigan's frozen north we have had some heat for the past few days but Wednesday night we have a chance of frost with temps dropping to around 36*. High of 56* on Wednesday and 64* on Thursday

Personally I prefer the heat whereas my Dad preferred the cold since he "could put more clothes on than he could take off".


Edited by GTTinkerer, May 29, 2012 - 05:30 AM.

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Posted May 29, 2012 - 06:52 AM

Thursday, NOAA said we hit 89 in Pittsburgh, seemed a little higher with the humidity. I was helping the family move my SIL to her new house. Wish I had taken some extra clothes.

Yesterday was more of the same heat wise, but just enough breeze to make it so you can work outside.

I'm still defrosting from that last cold snap, so it's OK that it's a little warm. Karen said it hit 97 on our digital thermometer yesterday, dunno what NOAA said. More than anything else, we need a day long drizzle. Ground's getting hard.

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Posted May 29, 2012 - 07:22 AM

I know the heat is rough on you guys up north. I've really been enjoying the temps. here in the low 70's at night and in the low to mid 90's during the day. My wife doesn't care for it when it gets higher or lower than 75 but that's ok, we have ac. Hope you get some cooler weather to allow you to work on and with your tractors.

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Posted May 29, 2012 - 07:51 AM

Handling the grilling chores was exhausting yesterday with a high temp of 96 in N.W. Ohio. If it would stay in the low to mid 70's, I wouldn't complain.

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Posted May 29, 2012 - 08:50 AM



<In best Yosemite Sam voice> Ah HATES cold weather. :D :D :D

Seems like the older I get the more I hate it too. When it's cold 'things' start to hurt after you have been out in it for awhile...fingers, toes, ears...

When it's hot there isn't any pain involved unless you get sunburned. Plus when it's hot it's easy to find a way to cool off. Go into some airconditioning, and you cool off immediately, or find a shady spot, pour a little cold/cool water over your forearms. Lots of ways..

If you're cold, and go into a warn place it still takes a long time to get warm.

I know that all of the preachers say that Hell is "fire and brimstone", but personally, I think hell would be 20* with a 20 mph wind, a bit of a mist and you're nekkid!

Edited by OldBuzzard, May 29, 2012 - 08:50 AM.

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Posted May 29, 2012 - 12:10 PM

Aaaaaah, the cool air just came whistling in about half an hour ago.
Man that's refreshing.