Saturday, June 29, 2013

ONLY ONE WORD - HOT


Current Conditions   (notice the "feels like" when our humidity is factored in)


108°
Scattered Clouds
Feels Like:  190° 

Humidity: 74% 

Wind/Dir: 1 Mph / SW 

Visibility: 10.0 Miles 
Clouds: SCT at 9000ft
Sunrise: 6:23 AM 

Sunset: 8:25 PM 

Barometer: 29.73 

Dewpoint: 60° F 
UV: 5
         

Nope, not that's not a typo on the feels like.  Having hot temps and low humidity is vastly different from high temps and high humidity.  It's part of what makes Houston sometimes so unbearable in the Summer.

25 comments:

Laurie said...

I have no idea where you live but its dang hot! Its 65 here today,

1st Man said...

Houston, Texas. Hot and humid. 65? Ahhh, must be nice....

Marcia said...

Ouch. I had to look up the heat index calculation to be sure you did mistype your "feels like" temp. You were right. How can you stand to be out? Maybe you're not. What must it be like to get into the car when it's that hot.

Annie*s Granny said...

Wowzer! The heatwave is heading this way, but our humidity isn't usually very high so it's tolerable. It's only 93 here right now, but slightly overcast or it would be hotter. Even at that, I'm not going out to the garden until dusk!

1st Man said...

Ha, when I saw that on our local newspaper website, I did the same thing. I was like "is that possible?" Yep. And I have to tell you, when you walk outside it just takes it all out of you. If you don't leave your car windows at least cracked open an inch or so, it's so hot you can barely hold the steering wheel. Sigh. Come on September.

1st Man said...

The humidity really makes all the difference (and not in a good way). Dusk or early early morning is about the only time we have. Even then though the humidity is still around and it just gets you sweating fast.

Stay cool Granny!! (something tells me you're a 'cool granny' anyway). :-)

jaz@octoberfarm said...

keep it there! i would just shrivel up and die! i HATE hot weather!

Joani said...

I 2nd that "Come on September."

Joani said...

Here, in Arizona, temperatures have reached 117 and above. Hopefully, only a couple more days of higher than usual temps and back to more normal, under 110 degrees. We sure could use some rain though. This has been the driest I have ever seen it.

Sandy said...

Generally speaking our temperatures are as high as yours however, there's a cold front holding to the north of us and our temperatures only peaked 93 today. Next week temperatures will only get as high as 85, and the lows at night in the 60's.

Keep cool and watch out, your electric bill will increase dramatically.

Linda said...

I could stand that heat any day of the week, but coupled with that humidity,I would probably collapse. It was in the mid 90s here in Northern Alabama. The humidity was 76%, and I thought I would suffocate. I have heard Houston is awful. Back in the 1950s, people from England who were stationed there were issued "combat pay" because of the arduous conditions. True story.

Tonya @ My Cozy Little Farmhouse said...

Well you might as well make good use of that hotness and fry an egg, slap a pan of cookies or one of those pans of jiffy pop on your dashboard. Where are your multitasking skills man? hahaha sorry I couldn't resist

No doubt about it I am wuss. I could not live in thar weather. When we experienced those temperatures last year I couldn't even breathe without sweating. If you recall that is when the power outage occurred-outages 1 and 3 days at a time over a period of 2 weeks. NO AC! I lived in the pool and spent hours walking around the stores that still had air conditioning. It was awful!

Be careful, stay hydrated and do your best to stay cool!

AnywhereEden said...

one more reason I live in the Northwest! I'm melting with just 90 degree temps! Stay safe, cool, and hydrated.

Lorilee said...

The water from a hose that has been out in the sun is scalding. Thankfully some t storms passed through south Texas and we are having slightly cooler temps.
Blessings,
Lorilee

oldewave said...

Thank you for posting. I have been b*tching about the heat and humidity here in Portland but, after seeing your post, I guess I better just shut up...

Kelly said...

Sometimes???? No, Houston is always unbearable in the summer!!

1st Man said...

LOL, I totally understand!

1st Man said...

Wow...117? I have seen temps like that once when I lived in Oklahoma. And yes, it's dry in so many places. Here's to some rain (and cooler weather)!

1st Man said...

Oh wow, I need to check out the forecast. Come on cool front!!! 60's and some people would break out the jackets down here, LOL!

Stay cool too!

1st Man said...

People who don't have humidity where they are don't realize how miserable it makes the heat. It's like trying to breathe in a sauna, ha. We are (or at least were once upon a time) the most air conditioned city in the world...I'd take some combat pay, ha.

1st Man said...

Ha, I hear ya. WHen hurricane Ike hit us a few years ago, it was early September, hot and humid and there was no electricity for 2 weeks. Literally 14 days at our house with NO electricity. I thought I was going to die. We finally found a hotel room about a week and a half in. It was horrendous. I understand totally!

i'll work on the multitasking, ha.

1st Man said...

The NW is SO pretty, I bet y'all are melting with those temps. That's unusual isn't it? You stay cool too!

1st Man said...

Yes, I learned that the hard one once when I watered a plant with water from a hose that had been laying in the sun and literally watched the plant just wilt and die. It was like putting boiling water on it. Hoping for some cooler weather here too!

1st Man said...

LOL! That made me laugh! Stay cool!!!! :-)

1st Man said...

But we do have nice Winter's! LOL! Miss you friend!!! :-)