My lord it's so HOT!!!!

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My fair skin and blonde hair couldn't cope with that shit. I'd look lobster coloured all summer. I guess (and it's no real mercy) you get extremes. When it rains it really really rains down your way I'd imagine.
Rain can be a blessing or a curse depending on when it occurs. Early morning rain keeps things cooled down for a bit longer in the morning. Rains in the early afternoon if it's already hot only makes it worse since you can visibly see steam rising off the roads and sidewalks as it evaporates.

Rains in the late evening------and in the summer it stays daylight until near 9 p.m. here, it will help cool down the night air as it cools off the hard surfaces that have absorbed heat all day long.

For sure if you're fair skinned. My stepdaughter is very fair skinned, so much so I have said she looks like a fucking gecko's belly where you can damn near see through it. She'll burn in a heartbeat. Her mother, my wife, is marginally better but will burn long before she tans.

Me, on the other hand, can tan in a few hours worth of sun over a couple days time.
 

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Rain can be a blessing or a curse depending on when it occurs. Early morning rain keeps things cooled down for a bit longer in the morning. Rains in the early afternoon if it's already hot only makes it worse since you can visibly see steam rising off the roads and sidewalks as it evaporates.

Rains in the late evening------and in the summer it stays daylight until near 9 p.m. here, it will help cool down the night air as it cools off the hard surfaces that have absorbed heat all day long.

For sure if you're fair skinned. My stepdaughter is very fair skinned, so much so I have said she looks like a fucking gecko's belly where you can damn near see through it. She'll burn in a heartbeat. Her mother, my wife, is marginally better but will burn long before she tans.

Me, on the other hand, can tan in a few hours worth of sun over a couple days time.
Gumbo, you'll know I did a bit of travelling in the US, but never made it to the fine state of Louisiana so know little of it. Do you ever get fresh daytime heat in NO? If not, do you kind of become accustomed/acclimatised to it? I've known nothing long-term to live in than UK weather (I lived in the Netherlands for some time working, but where I was - Den Haag - was on the same line of latitude as London, so the weather's pretty much the same), all I've known in this country is infrequent heat - unless we get a very good summer - and rain. The US students who came over here on their year abroad when I was at university always maintained in the UK you get four seasons in one day, and they were right. In New Orleans this is obviously not the case.

Does night time pose problems for sleep? I'm shit at sleeping so I can go to bed at 3am and still function okay the next day with little sleep. I hate it however when it's sticky heat here. I struggled to sleep last night and I went to bed at 3.20am, too hot. I trust you live by air con? We don't. Shops have them, and rich people. The majority of people just open a window or use a fan. Trouble is using a fan just shoves already hot air around.

I could live somewhere like New Orleans after how you've described it and what I've read about it...but the heat would be an issue. Mandela who often posts on here and the other site has moved from Scotland to Florida to live. I would imagine he'd have seen a huge change. When I was in the US I was based just outside Honesdale, PA for three months and it was nice (up in the Poconos), but other US heat is hard work (NYC for example). Long Island was nice weatherwise. You had the heat and the sea, glorious. My travelling up the West Coast was nice (I only got as far up as Santa Barbara after starting at San Diego/Mexico border), nice heat. @Deebo is in Yolo county and he was mentioning on here yesterday about their heat being hard work.

I guess I'm just a cold weather fella.
 
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Gumbo, you'll know I did a bit of travelling in the US, but never made it to the fine state of Louisiana so know little of it. Do you ever get fresh daytime heat in NO? If not, do you kind of become accustomed/acclimatised to it? I've known nothing long-term to live in than UK weather (I lived in the Netherlands for some time working, but where I was - Den Haag - was on the same line of latitude as London, so the weather's pretty much the same), all I've known in this country is infrequent heat - unless we get a very good summer - and rain. The US students who came over here on their year abroad when I was at university always maintained in the UK you get four seasons in one day, and they were right. In New Orleans this is obviously not the case.

Does night time pose problems for sleep? I'm shit at sleeping so I can go to bed at 3am and still function okay the next day with little sleep. I hate it however when it's sticky heat here. I struggled to sleep last night and I went to bed at 3.20am, too hot. I trust you live by air con? We don't. Shops have them, and rich people. The majority of people just open a window or use a fan. Trouble is using a fan just shoves already hot air around.

I could live somewhere like New Orleans after how you've described it and what I've read about it...but the heat would be an issue. Mandela who often posts on here and the other site has moved from Scotland to Florida to live. I would imagine he'd have seen a huge change. When I was in the US I was based just outside Honesdale, PA for three months and it was nice (up in the Poconos), but other US heat is hard work (NYC for example). Long Island was nice weatherwise. You had the heat and the sea, glorious. My travelling up the West Coast was nice (I only got as far up as Santa Barbara after starting at San Diego/Mexico border), nice heat. @Deebo is in Yolo county and he was mentioning on here yesterday about their heat being hard work.

I guess I'm just a cold weather fella.
Not sure what is meant by fresh daytime heat. All I do know for certain is our summer is nothing but hot and humid starting late May and running until late September, or like last year, into mid October.

I tell people we have just 2 seasons, miserably hot and comfortable. This past winter saw us getting temperatures down to freezing (32F) just once. Many days this past fall/winter/early spring found me walking around in shorts and a t-shirt, but I am way more cold tolerant that heat tolerant.

As for sleeping and being acclimated to the temperatures, that is now a thing of the past since I started having A/C in my houses. I was born in 52 and lived in an old shotgun house with nothing but a large whole house window fan to move air. In the day it moved hot air and at night when it got down into the upper 70's it would cool off a good bit. I didn't have A/C in any house I lived in until 1978, but after that, it was all downhill for being without it. Once you get acclimated to A/C, it is damn hard to do without it and be comfortable.

In the summer months my A/C struggles to keep my house at 76 degrees, but that is often a 20 degree swing from the outside real temperature. With the humidity figured in, our daily summer temperatures are often in the (Feels Like) 105-110 range.

And like you, I could definitely live much farther north where there would be 4 seasons with less summer misery.
 
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Not sure what is meant by fresh daytime heat. All I do know for certain is our summer is nothing but hot and humid starting late May and running until late September, or like last year, into mid October.

I tell people we have just 2 seasons, miserably hot and comfortable. This past winter saw us getting temperatures down to freezing (32F) just once. Many days this past fall/winter/early spring found me walking around in shorts and a t-shirt, but I am way more cold tolerant that heat tolerant.

As for sleeping and being acclimated to the temperatures, that is now a thing of the past since I started having A/C in my houses. I was born in 52 and lived in an old shotgun house with nothing but a large whole house window fan to move air. In the day it moved hot air and at night when it got down into the upper 70's it would cool off a good bit. I didn't have A/C in any house I lived in until 1978, but after that, it was all downhill for being without it. Once you get acclimated to A/C, it is damn hard to do without it and be comfortable.

In the summer months my A/C struggles to keep my house at 76 degrees, but that is often a 20 degree swing from the outside real temperature. With the humidity figured in, our daily summer temperatures are often in the (Feels Like) 105-110 range.

And like you, I could definitely live much farther north where there would be 4 seasons with less summer misery.
Excellent write-up.
 
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Was snowing here earlier. Just a bit, and it didn't settle but still snow at the end of May.
ex Mrs Trail was born in June of 19** and it snowed the day she was born, then the sun came out and never went back in until October according to her Maw.
 
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That's a beautiful picture. Who's the David Bailey who took it?
A joiner mate put it up on FB last week.

Stays about 6 miles from me but on higher ground and during the winter it can be like entering a different universe.Wide open and constant winds mean the roads are a mare when there is snow.

I prefer my snow pics a wee bit more interesting than that.12111
 

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florida is a fuckshow,tbh

orlando is the purest hell

even the keys are,for the most part,overrun by tourists................or are full of shitbag locals or private spots ya cant go to...........

ya really need to pick an off the beaten path kinda place if ya just want to chill in the sun on the sand,eh?

luckily the beach is,almost literally,endless all the way round the state.............

personally Id like to see NZ..................Australia quite a bit less,if Im honest............


weirdo
 

Haggis

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Coming into winter here. Shortest day is less than a month away. Snow on the mountains visible from the city. :conf

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SwollenGoat

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Coming into winter here. Shortest day is less than a month away. Snow on the mountains visible from the city. :conf

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'winter'?

lol

its SUMMER on planet earth

this is the kind of government disinfo that proves australia/nz isnt real you Project MKUltra operative NWO (((shill)))

anyway,still raining like mad here...........

luckily it broke the heat and its only 73f out,which is nice...........
 

Haggis

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'winter'?

lol

its SUMMER on planet earth

this is the kind of government disinfo that proves australia/nz isnt real you Project MKUltra operative NWO (((shill)))

anyway,still raining like mad here...........

luckily it broke the heat and its only 73f out,which is nice...........
New Zealand is real. It even appears on most maps. :bart

:hat