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Portland, not Maine, gone nationwide
 

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daddy-o
Joined: 12 Apr 2004
Posts: 2857
Location: Springfield

8/3/17 6:18 AM

Portland, not Maine, gone nationwide

Did I hear it right?

"No relief in sight. One hundred and seven degrees in Portland."

CBS radio morning news headline this AM.

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Steve B.
Joined: 19 Jan 2004
Posts: 652
Location: Long Island, NY

8/3/17 7:57 AM

Big high pressure sitting overhead, I read 103, shy of the all time record, but jeez ain't nobody out there used to that.

Every once in a while it hits near that in San Francisco where my sisters live, nobody has AC.

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JohnC
Joined: 10 Jan 2004
Posts: 1928
Location: Glastonbury, Ct

8/3/17 9:47 AM

Didn't quite hit the predicted high yesterday (I think it was 100, rather than 105), and I think they're dialing back today's forecast a little, too. Ironically, one of the factors keeping the temp down is a feedback mechanism from one of the common effects of high temperatures. Smoke from a big wildfire in Canada is apparently blocking enough sunlight to make a small difference (along with making the air unhealthy to breathe, of course).

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April
Joined: 13 Dec 2003
Posts: 6113
Location: Westchester/NYC

8/3/17 10:04 AM

Which Portland again?

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Sparky
Joined: 08 Dec 2003
Posts: 15856
Location: Portland, OR

8/3/17 1:01 PM

Typical we get 2-3 bouts per summer. After 10 years in Nashvegas and having to finish rides by 10:00 am latest in summer, it aint no thang.

The problem for outdoor activity is more two wildfires feeding smoke and the high keeping it parked over us. So I am skipping a few days for air quality rather than heat. Although my last ride was done by 12:00. If i did ride this am id be done by now, it hit 87 by noon. 87 with a touch of breeze and your motion at even 15 MPH is not too bad unless you stop out of the shade. :)


As to "No relief in sight", this one seems like it will be a little longer, but highs less than 100 after today forecast. That seems like it is in sight, albeit still high for here as far as extended periods go. Last one I recall was 2012, but the average high is not usually out of the 80s.

The forecast is for that 80s norm to return 12-13th or so.


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Jesus Saves
Joined: 16 Jun 2005
Posts: 1027
Location: South of Heaven

8/3/17 1:52 PM

hot pot

When I clicked on the link, I was expecting to read about the legalization of pot a la Senator Corey Booker.... a much different kind of high.

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Sparky
Joined: 08 Dec 2003
Posts: 15856
Location: Portland, OR

8/3/17 1:59 PM

"expecting to read about the legalization of pot"

We already did that...

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Steve B.
Joined: 19 Jan 2004
Posts: 652
Location: Long Island, NY

8/3/17 5:40 PM

Weather Underground says Portland at 101 currently, but 12% humidity.

That's tolerable. It's when the humidity gets up in the 70% range and above that anything over hi 80's keeps me off the bike.

Brian will have a laugh at that I'm sure

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Sparky
Joined: 08 Dec 2003
Posts: 15856
Location: Portland, OR

8/3/17 6:50 PM

99^ [corrected] here as I type this, 5:50pm. 17-18 miles from downtown as the crow flies.

Oops, I put 89 first, corrected.

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Brian Nystrom
Joined: 26 Jan 2004
Posts: 3779
Location: Nashua, NH

8/5/17 7:42 AM

Which Brian?

I hate heat and humidity, so I completely understand. That's why I live up north.

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Sparky
Joined: 08 Dec 2003
Posts: 15856
Location: Portland, OR

8/5/17 9:43 AM

Us too, being even further north than the NE by a little bit. Not so you'd notice. ;) The pacific ocean really keeps more temperate overall temps through winter thankfully.

It hit the 50s last night, been nighttime lows in the 70s for a bit. Low/mids 90s for highs forecast for next week before normalizing in the low/mid 80s by mid month.

Shortish ride yesterday morning was nice. I just kept it short due to breathing in crap. AQI is actually back to good @ 24 rather than 155 for the last several days. All the shit blew up to CAN it seems.

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