Just checked the Temperature on the front porch, it's a 109 degrees. Went to the garage, it is 102 Degrees in there. My poor 14 T Runabout is cooking. It's going to be a long Hot summer again.
Here is a picture of Bakersfield today. Bakersfield is located on the left by the green box. No Touring today.
Dang, Mark. You make me feel better. Here in Modesto it's only 106. I think I'll get a sweater to put on.
Here in Arkansas it is 71 degrees and supposed to be in the high 60s tonight. It has been raining for days so I was thinking about building a fire to knock the chill off and dry it out some. (Im not kidding) I know, Im bad .....but I could not resist.
Folks need to adjust to the typical weather in their location. Case in point:
My son graduated from the University of Arkansas, Little Rock. At the beginning of his last year he and his new room mate (a young fellow new to Arkansas) were just moving into their apartment. A storm blew in with a ton of rain and lots of thunder and lightening. Of course, as it does in Little Rock, it didn't last long, but was VERY dramatic while it lasted.
The thunder and lightening must have been right over them when the new room mate ran to the bathroom with his mattress, jumped into the bathtub, and covered himself with the mattress yelling, "Take cover, take cover!!!".
It took my son an hour to stop laughing.
Hate to sound like a "downer", but if I were you folks out in CA, I'd start looking at selling out while property's worth a nickle, with this drought looking like it'll never end. Saw a documentary about how in just two more years if it doesn't start raining enough, the water table will be depleted to the point where the top surface will start sinking in a bunch, and the lower level water tables/aquifers will dry up to the point where ocean salt water will start taking the fresh water's place. If that happens, it will be the end of fresh water in that area for decades. Hope they're wrong, but it sure sounded like they were convinced this was the scenario.
And of course, easier said than done (about moving out).
Henry, Ive lived in Arkansas most of my life. Im used to the Arkansas weather. (except the tornados) you never get used to them. If I do not like the weather today, I wait till tomorrow, it will be different. But this cold spell is very un-seasonable.... Normally this time of year we are melting like you are. Someone told me a few days ago, "I hope they solve this global warming soon, before we freeze to death" By the way I lived in Modesto for about a year when I was in the 4th grade. We had moved there so dad could find work. He bought a store downtown on main street and ran a TV and Appliance Store. He sold new and used and did repair work. It was in the mid 60s ....
It hit 110 today. I keep seeing people talking about Rain. What exactly is Rain???
Mark, you chose to live in Bakersfield. I wonder how and why Bakersfield got its name? At least the humidity is not usually high, so 110 doesn't feel as hot as 80 does in a high humidity area. You also don't still in June have icebergs floating in a nearby lake as those in the great lakes area. If you don't like Bakersfield, why do you live there. By the way, a Model T runs at about 180 degrees, so it won't melt in 110 degree weather. I liked the weather in Bakersfield back in April when you had the swap meet. You can't have it both ways. Of course, you could live here in Alpine. It was only about 85 here.
52 and drizzling here in Eagle River.
Norman, I never said I don't like Bakersfield. My family has lived here for 100 years this year. It is still hot.
As for what keeps Me in Bakersfield, It's my ANKLE MONITOR.
Mark: It was about 106 in Redding today-No sign of rain in the future.
My Niece in Germany said "when we were leaving to come home" the Angels are crying because you are going home Uncle Bill, so that is my story and I am sticking to it.
Oh Mark Dad's first wife is buried at the "Union Cemetery there on the East side of town, buried there in 1919 during the big flu epidemic.
Take care and keep the Faith for the 13th
A fellow named Thomas Baker moved from Ohio to the banks of the Kern River in 1863, at a location that became known as Baker's field. By 1870 there were about 600 people there and by then it was called Bakersfield. And, as they say, the rest is history.
Don't worry about your T Melting Obama has a plan to take care of Global Warming!
It is good that Obama does, because the GOP doesn't give a d___.
I think I will stay here in Wisconsin. Just need it warm enough to install a new top and then it can stay at 70-80 the rest of the summer.
It's winter down under...
Had my jacket on this morning in Chicago. I tell you what....storms don't scare me, rain doesn't scare me, ice and snow don't scare me.
Drought is scary.
I was a kid in 1988 when this area was hit hard by a drought. We watched our pond/lake evaporate away. Our well went dry and we had to drive a few miles to our neighbors to get water from their pump in milk jugs....I remember driving along I-80 and getting hit with a real dust/dirt storm that made the sky really dark. Trees died...it was bad. And the drought really only lasted a few years.
I feel for you folks in CA. I hope you pop out of it soon. I was just out there on business and flying into San Diego I could see how low the lakes were all around.
Pack up that T with all your belongings and head East!
We got a good bit of rain right before garden season. Now that I have the biggest garden in my life it has decided to just dry dizzle once in a while.
Without getting political, I just don't think the changes we are experiencing are influenced by us humans. The earth has changed all the time since it came along. Thankfully to some degree as I would not be able to escape from a hungry,meat eating dinosaur.
I'm in North Carolina and it's a torrential downpour this morning.
You are right about the humidity, it has been in the 80s here, butt he humidity has been very high, making it seem hotter. The humidity is currently 51%, and probably will not drop below 20% during the heat of the day. It is always uncomfortable when the humidity gets above 15%.
If you only new what was truth or scare tactics with global warming issues a direction for the best path could be started.
In the mean time things like the Key Stone pipe line, shipping water from the Columbia south, fracking, would create jobs and help get an economy moving again.
Issues happening now have happened in the past with far fewer people and no fossil fuel used
The Keystone XL has only risks for us; no benefits. It is just the cheapest way to get that sludge to ships to China. Canada should build their own refineries, and ship finished product.
Fracking gas is creating lots of jobs, and killing coal mining jobs, as gas is now cheaper for making electricity than coal.
Unfortunately we owe China many dollars per minuet in interest. If shipping sludge is a way to pay that interest without China owning us it might be one path to follow.
Sorry I made that post, its just my opinion. No more opinions on this subject from me.
Not only is gas eliminating coal jobs through competition, but open pit mining has drastically cut the number of coal miners needed.
Fracking may be OK. The jury is still out on that. XL construction jobs will be temporary. Taking Columbia River water south would be a major project benefiting some and hurting others (see Owens Valley), probably with unforeseen downsides (see recent dam removals). Most proposed solutions for the symptoms of overpopulation are a mixture of good and bad.
There are tons of evidence about Fracking out there- if you read enough on both sides you'll have a definite opinion, and it may not be OK. Just stay away from MSNBC and FOX, stick to good solid sources (even the UK). Have fun.
WTF does that have to do with being really hot one day??????
Was it a record, Mark? We have had record breaking days here this spring. I'm almost to the point of putting aircon in the upstairs where I spend most of my time. And we're only a mile from a cold ocean of some size.
Mark, Yes Model T's can melt. All the people trying to steal all that scrap metal would not do the stealing if it did not have a melting point. A model T is iron, at a high enough temperature at a refinery it does melt and get recycled into Chevrolet cars etc.
Mr. Ricks, yes it was a record 110 old 108. Willie, I Know you Did Not mention the word Chevrolet here!! Ha Ha
Here is proof that they do melt. You just need a high enough temperature.
The blast furnace starts around the 5:30 mark.