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8 hours ago, Orunmila said:

... discuss the weather if that floats your boat 🚣‍♀️  🙂

You're on. 😙

Friday in Melbourne got to 44C where I work, and 46 where my wife was at home.

How's this for a cool change (which Melbourne is famous for)...

 

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Oh wow, that is quite a change, althoug the scale does make it look worse 😉

I lived in Phoenix for 7 years, we saw 50 degrees  at least once a year, something to experience, but in Melbourne the humidity would be the thing to kill you!

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Melbourne's not too bad. Sydney has much worse humidity.

We have an evaporative cooler on the house at home, and it works well on most days, except for the one or two really humid hot days.

 

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Wow that could be Phoenix!  Lots of evaporative coolers in the older parts of town.  Leaves a mess on the roof!  I am seeing them in Tucson as well.

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Btw. I split this conversation into a topic of its own, a moderator action which I love on this platform! No more hijacking of threads!

you can use the “split” action in bulk by selecting (top right of each post) a bunch of posts like I did here, and split to a new topic, or you can do them one by one splitting into an existing topic.

this means you can as moderator move any post to any other existing thread, or to a new one which will be attributed to the author of the oldest post in the thread 🙂

i do like this!

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That is a cool feature.  The weather here in Tucson is party cloudy and 11C.

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Should I mention that phpBB had this feature over ten years ago? 😉

Melbourne got to 39C today, and is heading towards 39 or more tomorrow.

There's some major fires burning in the east of the state, and we've lost the use of two of the "Elvis" sky crane choppers after one of them crashed into a dam while taking on water a few days ago. (That one is still in the dam, and the second one has been grounded until they find out what happened to the first...)

https://www.theage.com.au/national/victoria/total-fire-ban-declared-for-sunday-amid-fears-of-extreme-heat-20190202-p50vau.html

https://www.theage.com.au/national/victoria/water-bombing-aircrane-lands-in-dam-while-fighting-fires-in-east-gippsland-20190128-p50u6s.html

 

 

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After a very mild winter to date, our first cold snap has started here in British Columbia, Canada. It is -17.5C with gusty winds and a wind chill of -31 this morning.

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We are expecting rain and -1C tonight in Tucson.  I expect snow on the mountains.

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We're expecting a month's worth of rain in a day tonight...

https://www.theage.com.au/national/victoria/melbourne-weather-victoria-could-endure-month-s-worth-of-rain-in-a-single-day-20190205-p50vwe.html

However, that's just because we're catching the fringe of the huge downpour up in Queensland. They've had a year's worth of rain in a week, over a metre of rain!

https://www.theage.com.au/national/queensland/townsville-on-edge-as-dam-gates-open-20190203-p50vfp.html

https://www.theage.com.au/environment/weather/how-queensland-is-being-soaked-by-an-unprecedented-monsoonal-burst-20190204-p50vib.html

Their "flood mitigation" dam quickly filled up to 250% of nominal capacity before they had to fully open the floodgates, which quickly put two suburbs of Townsville under water.

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Weather is getting more crazy every year. We had a big snowstorm over here, schools were closed the last 2 days causing all kinds of chaos with most people staying at home t o take care of their kids.

This was the view out my window in the morning yesterday ...

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Wow..  I have been working on a rain gauge and trying to "bracket" the max & min rain a gauge might see.  This is to ensure the data structures and RF packets are all suitable.

So far my peak is is Mawsynram, India at 11.8 meters in a year.

Tucson is pretty easy at 300mm

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5 minutes ago, Orunmila said:

This was the view out my window in the morning yesterday ...

Who rides a push-bike in that weather? 🌨️❄️⛷️

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1 hour ago, ric said:

Who rides a push-bike in that weather? 🌨️❄️⛷️

Those bikes are actually fascinating. Not quite push-bikes:) They have an electric motor, GPS and GSM connectivity built in. You scan a QR-code on the bike to unlock it and you can ride around town with significantly-reduced effort with the motor helping you pedal.

I actually took my first ride on one of these just the previous evening when it started snowing, so I am exactly that idiot who does that!

I was on my way to the restaurant just 500m down the road and did not bring my watertight jacket, I figured I could get less wet by being exposed for shorter. It cost me a $1 unlock fee and $0.45 for the ride time. I arrived at the restaurant quite dry but entirely out of breath, I totally overdid it, LOL!

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