How's the Weather Today?

Started by MiniDave, December 06, 2017, 06:24:03 PM

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MiniDave

Summer's here......101* today

This morning was even more miserable, even tho it was only 75*, it was about a million precent humidity!

That seemed to burn off as the day went along and we had a nice strong breeze from the south, so in the shade it wasn't too horrible.

Next Tues they're saying 102-104*.....and 100+ every day over the next two weeks from there!

Supposed to go to the "Great car Show " with Don on Sunday - supposed to rain Sunday too and only be in the high 80's with commensurate humidity I'm sure. I may last an hour......
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94touring

Hot is how the weather is today.  Supposed to top out at 108, currently106.  I have the shop AC running and it's maintaining 72 in here thank goodness.

MiniDave

It wasn't all that hot here on Sunday for the car show, about 84 but the humidity and unrelenting sun meant I lasted just over an hour. I drove the racing green Mini so no A/C but once I got going the breeze really helped. I'm a complete wuss when it comes to heat any more.

We're getting the same heatwave as Dan, just 5 degrees cooler. We'll be over 100 for the next week or maybe two - and it's not even August which is traditionally our hottest month!
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Brit_in_TX

The high here has been over 100 most days for the last couple of months. 

A number of planned jobs on the minis are on hold until the temperature comes down as I often don't get out into the garage until mid afternoon, and by that time it is well over 100 in there.


MiniDave

I have a large window A/C unit in the garage/shop, so I can keep it cool enough to work.....but when the house A/C has to run non stop from about 10 am till 4 am, I'm not anxious to turn it on and add to the already pretty stiff A/C bill. OTOH, it's only 3 months of the year.....  ::)

If I lived in Texas and wanted to work on my car in the 8-9 months of summer you guys have I would definitely have A/C in the shop, not to mention how much nicer it is to get in your car and have it cool and comfortable right out of the garage. A mini-split will do that for you, just ask Bruce!
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Brit_in_TX

I would love to put in a mini-split, but we are not planning in staying in this house much longer (about 18 months) so that luxury will have to wait until the next house!


BruceK

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I only run the garage a/c when I need to be in there for a while tackling some maintenance or repair problem.  So that may only be one or two days a week at most. I found the best way to do it is make the decision early in the morning to start cooling the garage down when The ambient temperature is only in the upper 70s or low 80s because if I were to wait until the end of the afternoon the interior of the garage, the cars, the tools, the concrete slab and everything else in there has been heat soaking all day and it can easily top 100 degrees or more in there.

When you think about it, having 10,000 pounds or 5 tons of dense metal, glass, and plastic baked to 100┬░ sitting in the garage presents quite a cool down challenge.    There's nothing comparable in a typical home with furniture, bedding, and carpets to that huge garage heat sink.
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94touring

We had a hail storm come through yesterday. Went from 96 to 75 degrees!  We had the bmw out but luckily no hail damage after looking it over today. 

Regarding shop AC, I turn it down low when I'm working in there and set it to 78 when I leave to keep it cool but not run continuously.  When I leave for a couple weeks for work it gets turned off.  I do have an extra portable ac unit that I have as something I can use in the bus which I decided to run this week in conjunction with the regular AC unit.  It actually got too cold!  I had the portable AC at the opposite end of the shop blowing towards the shop AC, so the center area where I work got a double blast.

MiniDave

Keeping that mass of metal cooler might actually be more cost effective than taking it from hot back down to comfy.....

I have the unique situation that my garage is under the house so to speak - since it's a split level - and even tho the garage doesn't share the house A/C it doesn't get too bad in there, 80 is the hottest I've seen it after we've had weeks of 100* days and in winter 40 is about as cold as it gets, even if we're in low single digits or worse. If it's really humid out I can run my shop A/C and it really cools it down nicely as it takes the moisture out of the air. When it's really hot out I only need to run the A/C for about an hour and it's plenty cool.

The real determining factor is what I'm doing out there.......... hard work where I'm working up a sweat vs just piddling around.
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G67mcs

 Has been really hot the past two weeks in southwest GA. Temps in mid-nineties with heat index at 100 or above. Not much work on any cars taking place :(

Know we aren't out of it yet, could be another month. Hope cooler temps where you are.

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MiniDave

We were in the Mid to high 90's almost everyday since the first of June, with commensurate stupid high humidity, in July we had weeks over 100.....it broke a couple of days ago when we got a big rainstorms, then some more today. We'll have 80's till Monday then back to the 90's again....
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gr8kornholio

Please send any and all rain south.  It's turning into the Sahara around Dallas.  Been in the 100s since June, no rain, and no end in sight. 
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BruceK

It's even worse further south. Terrible ongoing drought. In this part of Texas entire rivers have dried completely up, and lakes are mostly just small ponds in the middle of a huge empty fields.   Our well is producing substantially less water, which is a huge concern.   We really need a lot of rain.
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MiniDave

With the situation out west (Lake Mead is almost empty and Boulder dam may have to shut down - which means Vegas among others will not have power) I can't justify watering the yard like some of my neighbors are doing - fortunately we've had enough rain that I think my grass will make it thru the rest of the summer.

We'll have a brief respite from the high temps till Monday, then we're getting hot again.

Some places are dry as tinder and others are dealing with floods......
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BruceK

Quote from: BruceK on July 29, 2022, 08:21:26 AM
It's even worse further south. Terrible ongoing drought. In this part of Texas entire rivers have dried completely up, and lakes are mostly just small ponds in the middle of a huge empty fields.   Our well is producing substantially less water, which is a huge concern.   We really need a lot of rain.

I drove past this today: the current state of a river near me.
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MiniDave

Looks like we're going to get about one more week of this mid 90+++ weather, then it might break and drop back to the low 80's, but even more better  - 60's at night!
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