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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.

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Re: U.S. heat wave: Here's where temperature records were set in July
« Reply #1 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.

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Re: U.S. heat wave: Here's where temperature records were set in July
« Reply #2 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

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Re: U.S. heat wave: Here's where temperature records were set in July
« Reply #3 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.

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Re: U.S. heat wave: Here's where temperature records were set in July
« Reply #4 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

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Re: U.S. heat wave: Here's where temperature records were set in July
« Reply #5 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