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Title: U.S./EU heat wave: Here's where temperature records were set in July
Post by: rcjordan on August 03, 2022, 09:00:20 PM
https://www.axios.com/2022/08/03/july-heat-records-us

We're in the Hell's Front Porch summer weather here (93f/34c, 80% rh) but I would not rate it as unusual - just what we usually have, except with a tinge of drought.  In July, we were actually a degree or two or three cooler than most Julys while large portions of the state and larger regions around us baked.  As always, I think the large bodies of water immediately around us took the edge off the heat waves.
Title: Re: U.S. heat wave: Here's where temperature records were set in July
Post by: Drastic on August 03, 2022, 11:47:41 PM
We're usually hot like this for a week or three, but it's been pretty consistent for most of the summer. It was strange going to Cancun and it being in the 80s, quite a nice surprise.
Title: Re: U.S. heat wave: Here's where temperature records were set in July
Post by: rcjordan on August 04, 2022, 02:58:51 PM
What People in the World's Hottest Countries Do to Stay Cool
https://lifehacker.com/what-people-in-the-worlds-hottest-countries-do-to-stay-1849367441
Title: Re: U.S. heat wave: Here's where temperature records were set in July
Post by: Brad on August 04, 2022, 06:37:00 PM
Before A/C we had some tricks here that we have mostly forgotten about.

Deep verandas.

Those, usually richer, Victorian homes with rooms with high ceilings were partly in response to heat.

Real double hung windows that you could vent up top to let the heat out, as well as the lower sash.

Louvered doors for air flow.

Screened sleeping porches.

Ventable transoms over doors allowed heat to vent and brought natural light to windowless hallways.

We knew where to plant deciduous trees on the East and West sides of homes to provide max shade those sides from summer morning and afternoon sun.

No siestas but things slowed down during the hottest part of the day.
Title: Re: U.S. heat wave: Here's where temperature records were set in July
Post by: rcjordan on August 05, 2022, 02:58:32 PM
Weather tracker: regions across world still reeling from an extreme July  | The Guardian
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/aug/05/weather-tracker-regions-across-world-still-reeling-extreme-july
Title: Re: U.S. heat wave: Here's where temperature records were set in July
Post by: BoL on August 05, 2022, 04:48:46 PM
(Old) England has been suffering too, https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-62432844

Even in Scotland there's been lower than average water supplies
Title: Re: U.S./EU heat wave: Here's where temperature records were set in July
Post by: rcjordan on August 11, 2022, 02:52:53 PM
the longest river in france dried up today
https://old.reddit.com/r/Damnthatsinteresting/comments/wlql19/the_longest_river_in_france_dried_up_today/

A satellite image of Great Britain taken yesterday 10/08/2022, showing how dry much of England has become.
https://old.reddit.com/r/CasualUK/comments/wlmx8v/a_satellite_image_of_great_britain_taken/

Things seem to be drying up this year
https://old.reddit.com/r/Damnthatsinteresting/comments/wlvxc2/things_seem_to_be_drying_up_this_year/
Title: Re: U.S./EU heat wave: Here's where temperature records were set in July
Post by: ergophobe on August 14, 2022, 10:46:46 PM
>> dried up

At Tours, it was 50 m^3/s on 7 August. Not dry, but close to the all-time record of 48 from 2019
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FHMZciSyU4w

The video is in French, but there is a nice chart about mid-way that shows the fall in flows.

https://twitter.com/Ian_Fraser/status/1557706771958996992
https://www.ouest-france.fr/meteo/secheresse/en-images-neuf-photos-marquantes-de-la-secheresse-qui-frappe-la-france-da765072-1a15-11ed-8820-6f9a2d1450d7

I used to hitchhike or take the train from Amboise where I was studying for a short time to Tours to boulder along the retaining walls down by La Loire. It should be a major river at that location.
Title: Re: U.S./EU heat wave: Here's where temperature records were set in July
Post by: rcjordan on August 18, 2022, 03:09:40 PM
Serbs wade in shrinking Danube as dredgers work flat-out | Reuters
https://www.reuters.com/business/environment/serbs-wade-shrinking-danube-dredgers-work-flat-out-2022-08-17/