Not well. Pacific Norwesters get pretty cranky pretty quick. Even around sprinklers and frigid waterholes.
We tend to evolve into a swirling mass of heatrage assholes.
Best is having private A/C that can handle this extreme. Those are rare in a region where A/C was deemed 'unnecessary' in my lifetime. I have a 'heat pump' that allows me to lop twenty degrees off the top of high temperatures, but that's about it. Back in the day, this kind of weather was reason enough to schedule a trip to the supermarket, where one could dawdle over the meat, milk, and egg cases or do a thorough exploration of the ice cream brands and flavors. Or, frozen foods. Then, there was the fan with a spray bottle set to 'mist'. Or, running through the sprinkler.
Lots and lots of iced tea. **tinkle, tinkle**
Curiously, I remember Cambridgeshire and the hellhole that was the Red Lion Inn. I had a fan and a shower. I didn't sleep well, but I survived.
I have a 'heat pump' that allows me to lop twenty degrees off the top of high temperatures, but that's about it.
Hm, 20 degrees sounds a lot but that only brings it down to about 90°, I guess.
This past year, I added a 'rollabout' A/C unit upstairs. When I added that in to the mix of the heat pump, cooling early and closing up, it kept the interior temps down to 81 indoors. That's the best I managed in 116 degree heat (47 C).
Yep. Thems the facts. What it is not saying is that the area under the heat dome is prolly the largest contiguous temperate forest in North America. Also not stated is that this is just the beginning of the 'dry season'. Those conditions are capable of returning any time between now and mid-October. I'm beginning to feel as though in sitting in a tinderbox that is getting more flammable by the day.
Yeah, I saw Portland on the news yesterday. I thought of you. Kye, are you somewhat out of it? The map showed that the superheat wasn't where you are, but I'd imagine such a dome next door will make it hotter in your area too.
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We've returned to typical seasonal weather for here. High overcast in the mornings, burning off by noon to mostly blue skies and warm temperatures.
Residents of the former township of Lytton might be triggered by that word!
Wow...Last weekend, they experienced the highest recorded temperature in all of Canada and now the town is burned to the ground by a raging wildfire. Who would have guessed that such might come to pass?
Well....most everybody around here. We're not particularly surprised....