OT: Temperature in Phoenix

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  1. RUhasarrived

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    Currently,it's a cool 116.

    The dew point is 47.

    The humidity is 10 per cent.

    That type of heat can be handled.What we just had here really can't.
     
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    It can be handled ...by staying indoors in A/C, no different.

    I'd say you could argue 10, maybe 15 degrees (AZ low 100s to NJ low 90s) ...but 116 compared to mid 90s? Life isn't any better in AZ.
     
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    Total nonsense!!! I’ve been Vegas when it was 115 and it was the hottest weather I’ve ever experienced. That dry heat argument is complete nonsense.
     
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    It's not, but the OP really abused it into nonsense.
     
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    Being that a Roast can be cooked at an even 145, like my good friend would always say after a few screwdrivers minus most of the orange juice on his beach chair before his nappy nappy, it’s fxxkin Hot.
     
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    So a 116 temp and 47 dew point is an apparent temp of 112 (reverse heat indices are awesome!)
     
  7. Knightmoves

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    Stick your head in a dry oven at 116F and let us know if you think it’s hot. FL is 95F but feels like 110 due to the humidity.

    How did folks live before AC?
     
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    A friend of mine vacationed,with his wife in Vegas in the height of summer.Enjoyed himself under a pool side umbrella and in and out of the pool. Decided that this felt OK and he and she took a walk .walked,in the sun for about 10 minutes ,turned Purple and went back to the pool.
     
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    I love this hot, humid weather, for me its the perfect weather for mountain biking, one you're in the shade so the sun don't beat down on you, there is hardly any traffic on the trails from other riders or hikers so you have the woods to yourself, and it's the best way to get in shape........or keel over from heat exhaustion.
     
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    I was just browsing mtb lighting systems. 102 degrees and no shade = not sure I even want to go at my usual hour before sunset. 11 p.m. should be about right.
     
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    A few years ago we did a family trip to Vegas in August. 105 during the day. It wasn’t hot enough for us there so we went to Death Valley. It was 124. They told us if the car broke down we could all die. I laughed until we got there. They were not joking! I would love to go back to Death Valley during a more realistic month to hike.
     
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    I go right after lunch when its hottest but I limit it to a 90 min ride, before this heat I was riding 3+ hours.

    I'm not a morning person but I would like to try some night riding down the road, never done that.
     
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    Where do you ride?
    I ride Allaire- the non-busy side across from the main park and the WMA over in Brick.
     
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    Highly recommended. Even slow going trails become exciting under the LEDs. And a great way to beat the crowds ...I once managed to have the world's most famous trail ( Slickrock) all to myself.
     
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    I can deal with cold weather, as I can dress for it. In hot weather you can only take off so many clothes and it's still unbearable, Really hot weather just plain sucks.
     
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    I've been sticking to Hartshorne Woods mostly, its a bit cooler and very shady. One thing I like about Allaire is how many trails it has and while you get lost, you're never really lost.

    6-Mile Run is not a summer trail, too open in a lot of areas, but its great trails, top 3 in state IMO.

    Now 6-Mile Run might be the ideal place to do this.
     
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    It’s hot .... funny when people tell you , “it’s a dry heat”.... if you’re living there for 20 years or more it simply wears you down ...November through May nice by most standards ...June through October uggh uggh...
     
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    I was in 118 degrees at 10 AM in the morning on my honeymoon on a Greek cruise that stopped in Ephesus Turkey in 1974. It was brutal. I was also in Tombstone, Arizona at 115 degrees and 114 degrees in Tucson in 1979. Hot is hor even without humidity. It has been brutal here in NJ of late as well. It is harder to deal with as we get older.
     
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    I've been there in March and it was really very pleasant.

    Phoenix is lower elevation-wise than Tucson, so is generally a couple of degrees hotter there than here. We reached 113 today. Dry or not, when it's 113, just walking to the mailbox is difficult, especially for breathing. And you can feel whatever moisture is left in your skin by this point of the summer being sucked right out of you.

    Given these temperatures and the fact that the gyms are all closed, I am now leaving the house at about 5:30 for a morning walk - 80 - 100 minutes most days - and it's already 85 at the start!
     
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    If its 116 outside, then inside cars and vans it can get over 130 easy (spesh a black vehicle). Then batteries in devices can explode. I just had a jump starter battery swell up on me and crack the housing - and we were only at 95%. You could fry bacon and eggs on a car in the sun in Phoenix
     
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    What about scrapple?
     
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    I didn't know what that was.
    Now I'm sorry I looked it up lol
     
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    Oh, don't be, it's heaven. If you can eat Chicken McNuggets, you can survive this.
     
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    It's 116 in Gilbert right now at 5:35
     
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    My bday is right around now. So for a few good years when I was younger I went to Vegas to celebrate in this late July heat. Went jogging a bunch of mornings to sweat out the night before. Holy hell it was hot. Did the trick though!

    Heat was no worries later that afternoon in the pool! Or that night. Casinos have some tremendous air conditioning.
     
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    It's now cooled off to 113
     
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    My sister-in-law would be looking for a sweater.
     
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    Haha. When my Mom was living with us a few years ago she would slide the thermostat up every time she walked by it because she was "cold"
     
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    You cannot go wrong celebrating in Vegas! I was there in March for a solid 8 days when this whole mess started. Have a trip booked for late October into November for 8 days also. We’ll see what happens!
     
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    That's a long time to spend in sin city.. lol
     
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    Gotta get acclimated to the time difference !

    For real though there is some good hiking and sight seeing and outdoor activities once you leave the strip. Not too bad a ride. Autumn is a nice time to do so.
     
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    That’s an awesome mom move.
    Back in the day I would slide it cooler and disappear into the basement as a kid!
     
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    I was in Phoenix one summer for a week and it was almost 120 every day. Sat under an umbrella and it was perfect. Not one bead of sweat. Here I’m sweating before I’m done toweling off after a shower.
     
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    I did a 20 mile hike in Joshua Tree when it was 110 degrees. It was actually fine. I fall into the “dry heat” thing being real.
     
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    You stated exactly what I would tell my kids w hen they complained that the A/C got the house too cold. ''When you get down to your skin you can't take any more off and need theA/C to keep liveable."
     
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    Not everyone can pull off the damsel with the umbrella in the park look all day :Wink:
     
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    For that look I’d need to be walking. I’m more of a sit under the umbrella at the pool guy. At the time, I just Ordered drinks and watched the CFL
     
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    If you open your clothes dryer right as it finishes, that's Phoenix, Tucson and Vegas in the summer.
     
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    The craziest temp/dew point combos I’ve experienced;

    Dry: Las Vegas: 110 temp / 18 dew point

    Muggy: Dhahran, SA: 105 temp / 87 dew point (yes 87...they also hold the record for highest dew point recorded at 95) wearing desert BDUs...and it was the most gross I’ve ever felt...the Persian gulf is nasty and with water in the mid 90s, any onshore flow meant grossness!
     

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