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Old 07-09-2022, 07:51 PM   #1
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Lived in Central Texas for almost 70 years - remember when our thermostat outside hit 112 around 20 years ago - this is nothing new - as a kid in Taylor in the 1960's I remember frying an egg on our sidewalk - everybody stay safe but this is NOTHING NEW
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Old 07-09-2022, 08:03 PM   #2
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Just remember it's hotter in the middle east where some of our military is. My first time over there hit 125 in the shade.
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Old 07-09-2022, 08:17 PM   #3
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I wa 11 before we ever got an air-conditioned. Window unit in the den.
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Old 07-09-2022, 08:31 PM   #4
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I wa 11 before we ever got an air-conditioned. Window unit in the den.
Yeah we used
"swamp coolers" - fan running over water dripping into a unit - better than nothing but the best we could do
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Old 07-09-2022, 08:36 PM   #5
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Nothing new.....but it's still freaking hot!!
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Old 07-09-2022, 08:36 PM   #6
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Yeah we used
"swamp coolers" - fan running over water dripping into a unit - better than nothing but the best we could do
My grandmother passed away in 1998. All she ever had

Regardless of what itís been beforeÖ. Itís still deadly hot out there be careful and know your limits!!!Ö and check on the elderly!!!
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Old 07-09-2022, 08:37 PM   #7
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10-15 degrees above average
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Old 07-09-2022, 09:00 PM   #8
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My Grandmother, born in 1881, never had anything but a fan during the summer. She would use the old brown bottles with a cork shower head to sprinkle her bed and then wet her gown and go to bed with a fan blowing on her! She was a tough woman.
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Old 07-09-2022, 09:04 PM   #9
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I played golf on Ft. Hood around 1995 in February and it was 99.
Climate changes daily. unfortunately in central Texas that dang high pressure seems to settle in and kicks Our butts every summer
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Old 07-09-2022, 09:05 PM   #10
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My Grandmother, born in 1881, never had anything but a fan during the summer. She would use the old brown bottles with a cork shower head to sprinkle her bed and then wet her gown and go to bed with a fan blowing on her! She was a tough woman.
Sometimes we forget that it could be much worse
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Old 07-09-2022, 09:17 PM   #11
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This stuff happen about each 10 years or so. Look back at the temp's 1980 - 2000 - and 2011 it will pass soon.
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Old 07-09-2022, 10:06 PM   #12
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So many folks say ďI canít remember it ever being this hotĒ.
My FIL told me that today and he is in his upper 60ís.
He was a very hard worker and continues to when his health allows. When he was young, your bodies tolerate the heat alot more and back then, we didnít have cell phones with constant data telling us the temp or thermostats in the truck. We just knew it was hot and we went about our day.

I started looking at records for the Huntsville area where we live. Most of the heat related records are from 1907 and 1949 with consecutive heat days over 80 and 90 degrees. The consecutive days over 100 were in 1980 at just 27 days. 2011 didnít even make the record list.


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Old 07-09-2022, 10:17 PM   #13
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Spent my entire childhood on bmx bikes all summer long & We did 3-a-days in this heat back in HS & it didn't bother me...it's the age thing making it feel hotter & hotter every year.

Man, air conditioning is the best invention ever.
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Old 07-09-2022, 10:22 PM   #14
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Toledo Bend today . .
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Old 07-09-2022, 10:32 PM   #15
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I personally enjoy this heat, outside in it all the time, no biggie.
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Old 07-09-2022, 10:55 PM   #16
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Growing up our trucks had no a/c just a vent to open by your feet that was blast furnace hot , and terrible weather forecast
Farm house had no ac , only a ceiling fan and box fan with a wet towel laying on your face
Thought I was freezing to death at night in the dorm my freshman year @ university
Now days wife complain if it’s + 73 in the house
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Old 07-09-2022, 11:06 PM   #17
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I grew up in San Antonio without air conditioning. All we had was box fans in the windows. I guess it made me tolerate the heat better than most. It feels good to my joints. I get out in it everyday to work in my garden, do chores and work around my place. Heck, I didn’t even use the ac in my pickups until I got up around 45 years old. Just didn’t see a need for it. I’m not as tolerant as I was when I was younger. I drink more water and take more breaks but I can still work in it.

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Old 07-09-2022, 11:22 PM   #18
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Grew up in Taylor . Might be the summer your talking about.. around 97 or 98. Worked as a cotton scout… those fields were hot !!!
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Old 07-09-2022, 11:32 PM   #19
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Local news said it got up to 106 in Bryan.
But that didnít break the record.
Got up to 107 back in 1917.
Record for tomorrow is 109, also set back in 1917.
Dang ole climate change!!
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Old 07-09-2022, 11:39 PM   #20
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Spent my entire childhood on bmx bikes all summer long & We did 3-a-days in this heat back in HS & it didn't bother me...it's the age thing making it feel hotter & hotter every year.

Man, air conditioning is the best invention ever.

So what youíre saying is, itís not that hot, Iím just old. Is that it?
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Old 07-09-2022, 11:45 PM   #21
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10-15 degrees above average
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Old 07-09-2022, 11:58 PM   #22
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I was just think-n yesterday about when I was in grade school. And didn't have A/C. We had one box fan in the living room. At night, I just laid next to an open window. No fans or A/C till we moved to Arlington in 1969 when I was 12.
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Old 07-10-2022, 02:52 AM   #23
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Hot is hot no matter how you look at it. If it's over 90 degrees working outside sucks. When I was roofing houses there were a few days I can remember that we were putting on tin roofs instead of shingles and the metal was so hot you couldn't pick it up with gloves on. I hate hot weather. Ain't nothin good about it unless you're sitting in the shade with a cold drink in your hand and backups in the cooler.

In the words of Jase Robertson, "What do you think they did back in the 1600's?......They died!"

Same heat it's always been. No sense being out in it if you ain't got to be.

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Old 07-10-2022, 03:19 AM   #24
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I personally enjoy this heat, outside in it all the time, no biggie.
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Old 07-10-2022, 04:25 AM   #25
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Abilene news weather ( closest TV) gives the temperatures and the average high and low temps for the day.
Average June temps tend to be low 90’s. Today high average is 95. Forecast 104.

Accuweather’s Forecast is 106 here in Blanket today. 108 tomorrow. Accuweather’s high average for this day is 95 also.

https://ktxs.com/weather
Scroll to latest forecast and number of days 100 or more. 43 so far this year.

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Old 07-10-2022, 06:22 AM   #26
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Anyone remember freezing for 10 days straight?
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Old 07-10-2022, 06:44 AM   #27
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I wa 11 before we ever got an air-conditioned. Window unit in the den.
Dang! I was wondering who that strange kid was in our home. All we had was an attic fan for years then finally got a window rattler for the living room. Back then the only thing between us and an axe murderer was a screen during the summer. I couldnít even imagine sleeping like that now with crime the way it is.
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Old 07-10-2022, 07:53 AM   #28
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Anyone remember freezing for 10 days straight?
I remember that more than any ol heat wave

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Old 07-10-2022, 08:04 AM   #29
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Dang! I was wondering who that strange kid was in our home. All we had was an attic fan for years then finally got a window rattler for the living room. Back then the only thing between us and an axe murderer was a screen during the summer. I couldn’t even imagine sleeping like that now with crime the way it is.
Yup. Window unit in parents bed room. Guess I was 10. Many mornings waking to sweaty sheets...

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Old 07-10-2022, 09:24 AM   #30
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Summer of 1980 was the worst.
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Old 07-10-2022, 09:27 AM   #31
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Summer of 1980 was the worst.
Killed us in GA that year too.

I had two daily drivers. A '69 Firebird convertible and a '67 Camaro. Neither had AC.

The Camaro was triple black. I remember having to put socks on my hands to hold the steering wheel after leaving the gym because the wheel was so hot.
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Old 07-10-2022, 09:56 AM   #32
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Summer of 1980 was the worst.

My dad owned a muffler shop in 1980 and I worked there every day in the summers. I was 15 years old and it was hot, but I handled the heat better back then.
From 1992 to 2005 I owned a paint touch up business and worked on dealers lots. Most of the parking lots were black asphalt in direct sun with no shade of any kind. When touching up dark colored cars, especially black ones, the paint would bubble from the heat. No way I could handle doing that job in the heat now.
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Old 07-10-2022, 10:12 AM   #33
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Wow now that I know it’s been hot before I feel so much more cooler.



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Old 07-10-2022, 10:32 AM   #34
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Saturday the 9th, I was driving thru Ft. Worth and my truck was reading 108. We went to the Rangers game (a comfy 72 degrees in there) and afterwards headed down thru Granbury. There was a pretty good shower that came thru and within 20 minutes I watched it drop from 105 to 74 degrees.
On the flip side I saw it go from 74 to 87 in just a few minutes after the showers passed.
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Old 07-10-2022, 10:40 AM   #35
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Old 07-10-2022, 10:47 AM   #36
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When I see reports from the border and see our guys in full gear I don't feel like complaining about the heat.
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Old 07-10-2022, 12:04 PM   #37
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This stuff happen about each 10 years or so. Look back at the temp's 1980 - 2000 - and 2011 it will pass soon.
Agree! i can remember baling and hauling hay in the 80's - it was brutal.
i can remember my grandfather telling me about weather "cycles" he used to say it would be a heat wave/drought every 7 years and that the same would go for hot and then cold.
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Old 07-10-2022, 12:15 PM   #38
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When I see reports from the border and see our guys in full gear I don't feel like complaining about the heat.
Yeah itís hot when a bunch of Honduran/ El Salvador people who just paid $2-3000 to a coyote, are banging on the door wanting water and to turn themselves in to border patrol
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Old 07-10-2022, 12:34 PM   #39
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Yeah itís hot when a bunch of Honduran/ El Salvador people who just paid $2-3000 to a coyote, are banging on the door wanting water and to turn themselves in to border patrol
no joke.. what gets me is ive gotten quite a few pics of illegals on camera and alot of them are wearing jackets and even beanie hats?? WTH.
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Old 07-10-2022, 12:40 PM   #40
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Summer of 1980 was the worst.

^^^THIS^^^
I will never ever forget!!! I have no idea what the temps were but it was brutal. I hauled hay (square bales of course) for my uncle in Sulphur Springs during the summer of 1980. I literally thought I was gonna die every day. Had to wear long sleeve shirts because the hay would break out my arms so bad if I didn't.
We worked from dark to dark and when we got home would have to literally ring out every stitch of clothing we had on.
Most miserable summer in my entire life. I was never so glad to get back to those CUSH 2-a-days of high school football practice. They were a piece of cake...pffft.
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Old 07-10-2022, 12:41 PM   #41
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Coyanosa and Orla Tx is the hottest I’ve ever been. 115 ambient. Ground temp on those pads away from equipment was 133 degrees. Burned your feet through boots. It was miserable. It’s Texas. It gets hot.
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Old 07-10-2022, 01:03 PM   #42
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no joke.. what gets me is ive gotten quite a few pics of illegals on camera and alot of them are wearing jackets and even beanie hats?? WTH.
I donít care how hot it does or doesnít get. Your avatar buck still turns me on.
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Old 07-10-2022, 01:09 PM   #43
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Hotter now than the 80s.
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Old 07-10-2022, 01:42 PM   #44
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I donít care how hot it does or doesnít get. Your avatar buck still turns me on.
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Old 07-10-2022, 01:49 PM   #45
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Old 07-10-2022, 01:55 PM   #46
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I’m 55 years of age and don’t ever remember the month of May ever being close to this past may, 17 or 18 days in triple digits? The heat is definitely getting harder on me, and I work in it all day.
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Old 07-10-2022, 02:17 PM   #47
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Yep, I remember it freezing for 10 days straight. Easier to put more clothes on and fire up other methods for heat though.

That said, for some reason Iím pretty comfortable at the moment.





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Old 07-10-2022, 02:46 PM   #48
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Haa! thanks man! that was thanksgiving morn 2019. he was a mainframe 9 with a ton of trash scored right at 165
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Old 07-10-2022, 02:50 PM   #49
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Yeah I just mowed the front and back yard with with the Ol Toro push mower, and it’s hot!
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Old 07-10-2022, 03:28 PM   #50
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You are crazy

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