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Newt, how long before the heat and humidity is forecast to subside? Peggy and I really feel for you. The heat's bad enough, but coupled with high humidity we'd find that almost unbearable.

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Hard to say Steve. This sort of weather is usual for late July and part of August but it is way early this year so who knows.

 

I think back to the days when air conditioning in homes and autos didn't exist and wonder how we survived. As it is, I can keep comfortable as long as I have electricity since the AC not only cools but also removes much of the water from the air. I maintain about 23.5-26º inside most of the time and only fish from daylight for 2-3 hours or occasionally take the boat out late at night when it's cooled down a bit.

 

It's down to about 27º now at 10pm but no breeze and 85% humidity so not particularly comfortable.

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Just came off the phone from a friend working in New York.

 

She's melting! (It's 41C out on her balcony).

 

Power there has been reduced, air-conditioning not coping :(

 

 

I tormented her with talk of the pleasant gentle summer rain here in Kent (18C). :)

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Take back this southern weather, Newt. It's even going to top 100° f up here the next three days.

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Severus - we didn't give it away. We just spread it out a bit more widely.

 

I'm just happy to live far away from large cities that suffer brown-outs like those Leon's NY friend is having.

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Newt, how long before the heat and humidity is forecast to subside? Peggy and I really feel for you. The heat's bad enough, but coupled with high humidity we'd find that almost unbearable.

 

Tonight will not be comfortable, it will be 17 C midnight tonight and i'm by the beach :huh:

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All,

 

Every year in my area we have problems with toxic algae. This year it has already started because of the heat. No pets, no swimming, etc. Many communities rely on these lakes for their public water supply. Treatment is expensive. It usually occurs in late August or maybe for a week the first of Sept.

 

Of course, all algae is VERY hard on the oxygen supply for fish. May be a L O N G year. While it is usually premissible to fish, I wouldn't fish in a lake that has been closed by the Health Department. Just asking for trouble - even C&R. With DO as low as it is getting fish wouldn't survive the fight anyway. All is not roses in the lower Midwest.

 

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Edit: Newt, I haven't spoken to anyone in NC or any of the "pond bosses" I know. Any word on the carp commercials?

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I've pretty much lost tough with them too Phone but since they all operate isolated ponds and have good aeration, they may be OK although I'm not sure how a small pond with only 8-10 feet of water would do. Luckily carp can tolerate warm water pretty well but even then, brutal heat with high humidity could be causing some problems since the aeration systems won't cool like they usually do.

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It could be worse I suppose.

 

Adam in Oman reached over 48ºC yesterday while Vostok in Antartica got down to -72ºC. I surely would not want to deal with either of those.

 

We're at 24ºC with 100% humidity and lots of fog at 0400.

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A long drive from Kent up to Newcastle ahead of me tomorrow.

 

Followed all the way up by a weather system that will be producing torrential rain and local flooding apparently :(

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