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#5556 - 03/13/08 04:40 PM Heat Wave
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Adelaide South Australia is in the grips of the longest heatwave to hit any Australian city. We are in day 12 of temperatures over 35 degrees (95 Fahrenheit) and are looking at at least a week more of these temperatures.

I for one am over it. It's too hot and uncomfortable for much except lounging around in front of the airconditioner or swimming if you are so lucky to have a pool or be near the beach like me.

How are things up there in Mildura Mercury_Templar? Is it hotter or are you getting some releif from this stiffling dry heat?

I know this isn't much of a post, but it was a tad too long to put in the 'shout box'. ;-)

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#5598 - 03/14/08 04:54 AM Re: Heat Wave [Re: ZephyrGirl]
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It reached 42c in Broken Hill a few days ago. Is South Australia getting all the heat tension from up North?
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#5602 - 03/14/08 07:12 AM Re: Heat Wave [Re: DaVinci]
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Ironically, we're having the opposite here in Wales UK. It seems to happen all the time. As soon as people mention a weather type on the internet we get the opposite.

It's endless chilling winds at gale force for us up here. A few weeks back it was really hot and sticky, mainly, I think, because an American friend of mine mentioned they have a lot of snow. The weather is conspiring I tell you.
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#5622 - 03/14/08 01:22 PM Re: Heat Wave [Re: TornadoCreator]
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Shit, really? Same thing has been happening over here. Once someone mentions something about the weather, all of a sudden it'll turn into the adversary and will be an exact opposite.

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#5642 - 03/14/08 04:30 PM Re: Heat Wave [Re: ZephyrGirl]
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 Originally Posted By: ZephyrGirl
We are in day 12 of temperatures over 35 degrees (95 Fahrenheit) and are looking at at least a week more of these temperatures.
Thats a heat wave Zeph? Thats almost winter weather where I was born and raised: Arizona (usa)! In the summer the temp can go up to 115 degrees (F); its worse during those days when its humid. One time when i was younger living out there I cracked an eggs on the street and it cooked; for reals; it took a while, but it fried. I made this solar oven out of a cardboard box, some foil, and a piece of glass to keep the heat inside and you can bake cookies in it, and other things. Maybe 95 degrees is unbearable down where your at cuz its really humid there. I watched an episode of Man Versus Wild (my favorite show) when Bear Grills was wondering around the outback and drinking his own urine to stay alive. It looked hot.
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#5643 - 03/14/08 04:47 PM Re: Heat Wave [Re: LUCIFERIFIC]
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Ha ha. It's day 13 now of it and the tempurature has been sitting around the 35-40 degree mark. Australia only has cities on the coast remember, no cities in the desert although they do have hotter weather out there. Too hot, that's why no one wants to live out there. And don't say what about Alice Springs, isn't that in the desert as that is not big enough to be classed as a city.

If you go into the desert from here only a couple of hundren k's you'll get heat more like you're talking about. Cooper Pedy often records temperatures around and over the 115 mark. But no one wants to live there either. Except the opal miners and they're all insane.

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#5644 - 03/14/08 04:57 PM Re: Heat Wave [Re: ZephyrGirl]
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 Originally Posted By: ZephyrGirl
Ha ha. It's day 13 now of it and the tempurature has been sitting around the 35-40 degree mark. Australia only has cities on the coast remember, no cities in the desert although they do have hotter weather out there. Too hot, that's why no one wants to live out there. And don't say what about Alice Springs, isn't that in the desert as that is not big enough to be classed as a city.

If you go into the desert from here only a couple of hundren k's you'll get heat more like you're talking about. Cooper Pedy often records temperatures around and over the 115 mark. But no one wants to live there either. Except the opal miners and they're all insane.

Zeph
Zeph, is land cheap out in the center where its too hot? I'm use to that kind of weather. California is getting way to expensive to live; the traffic is just horrible too. I was thinking about moving out of the country. I thought about New Zealand because its really pretty out there. I should look up the job market in Australia. Whats the rent like in your city Zeph? Over in Orange County (southern california) a suite is around $700? and a one bedroom apartment is about maybe roughly $1000 a month. But i hear taxes are high in Australia. I'd love to have a plot of land or a small house in the outback. I can deal with the weather. I love it.
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#5689 - 03/14/08 10:32 PM Re: Heat Wave [Re: LUCIFERIFIC]
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Reminds me of my trip to Mesa, AZ. It was so hot, it melted my skateboard wheels. I couldn't figure out why I would push and push and move an inch. I flipped my deck over, and my wheels were like bubble gum. I still begrudgingly remember my first wipe out there too. My skin skidding across the hot ass pavement, being both ground off and seared at the same time. I hate Arizona.
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#5690 - 03/14/08 10:39 PM Re: Heat Wave [Re: fakepropht]
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 Originally Posted By: fakepropht
Reminds me of my trip to Mesa, AZ. It was so hot, it melted my skateboard wheels. I couldn't figure out why I would push and push and move an inch. I flipped my deck over, and my wheels were like bubble gum. I still begrudgingly remember my first wipe out there too. My skin skidding across the hot ass pavement, being both ground off and seared at the same time. I hate Arizona.
lol; i've never heard that happen to a skateboard before, i know your skin cooked on that street! God, remember the summer nights, especially if you didn't have an AC or swamp cooler? AC's didn't do shit for me; we needed swap coolers. But I love AZ; its beautiful - a green desert, and the grand canyon. I've never gone down to the bottom because i'm scared those stupid donkeys or horses might slip on a rock and fall me over the clif, and i hear it takes a whole day to hike down. A lot of red heads these days in Tuscon thats into new age and the occult Prophet... I'll always love Arizona.
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#5691 - 03/14/08 10:58 PM Re: Heat Wave [Re: LUCIFERIFIC]
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Originally coming from Northern Idaho, where summer lasts a week and the high temp used to hit 85, Arizona was a trip to hell for me. I remember seeing a pool in every back yard, and thinking "man, everyone is rich here to all own a pool". Then I found out they are as necessary as a bathroom. Seriously, my wheels were so soft, I could stick my thumb into them like dough. That wipe out was the second worst I ever had. The worst being skidding on my back after falling off going about 40mph. The amount of skin I lost on that one far beats the roasting I took on the Arizona asphalt. What about all the rear view mirrors falling of the windshield from the baking? Folks in Texas like to brag about their heat. It doesn't compare to Arizona. That's just bottom of the skillet hot.
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#5703 - 03/15/08 04:59 AM Re: Heat Wave [Re: fakepropht]
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Yep, you pussys in SA don't have a clue what heat is;) I am doing bus duty between 3.30 and 4.15 in tha 40's and still rollin' like a death metal gangsta:) It's so hot I could fry an egg on my ass.

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Edited by Mercury_Templar (03/15/08 05:09 AM)
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#5705 - 03/15/08 05:34 AM Re: Heat Wave [Re: Mercury_Templar]
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Yeah well im from Texas an i can tell you that it gets between 90 to 115 in the summer time so think again if you know hot because i've seen a ham get cooked by just sitting it on the hood of my car no lie!!!
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#5708 - 03/15/08 06:22 AM Re: Heat Wave [Re: Demigod666]
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40 is 105 degrees in Fahrenheit mate. We use celsius in Austrlia.

We'll educate you Yanks one satanist at a time if it kills us. :-)
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#5709 - 03/15/08 06:45 AM Re: Heat Wave [Re: LUCIFERIFIC]
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I don't think you realise just how isolated the Australian outback is. Don't forget South Australia is the dryest state, in the dryest continent in the world.

That's one of the reasons that Australia has so few people for a country of it's size. The majority of the joint is just not habitable.

Land isn't that cheap ATM, but Adelaide is still alot cheaper than alot of places in Australia although housing values have risen huge amounts in the last 5 years.

With the exchange rates you would probably be paying about the same for rental places at what you mention. There's a thread on all those sorts of comparisons somewhere on the site.


Where in Arizona are you from? I visited Pheonix/Tempe in 1995. I went there with my Uncle that owns a business selling salt water clorination systems over there. I loved the joint. Most of my time in the States was spent in LA, but I did make it to Vegas for a weekend also. LA reminded me of the Gold Coast only with 18 million people.


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#5710 - 03/15/08 06:51 AM Re: Heat Wave [Re: Mercury_Templar]
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#5736 - 03/15/08 07:20 PM Re: Heat Wave [Re: ZephyrGirl]
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 Originally Posted By: fakepropht
What about all the rear view mirrors falling of the windshield from the baking?
lol; i know! I thought that onlt happened to us because out car was a piece a shit! Then you go buy cheap super glue and the mirror never goes right again! Thats mother nature... she's a hot mama.


 Originally Posted By: ZephyrGirl
I don't think you realise just how isolated the Australian outback is. Don't forget South Australia is the dryest state, in the dryest continent in the world.

That's one of the reasons that Australia has so few people for a country of it's size. The majority of the joint is just not habitable.

Land isn't that cheap ATM, but Adelaide is still alot cheaper than alot of places in Australia although housing values have risen huge amounts in the last 5 years.

With the exchange rates you would probably be paying about the same for rental places at what you mention. There's a thread on all those sorts of comparisons somewhere on the site.


Where in Arizona are you from? I visited Pheonix/Tempe in 1995. I went there with my Uncle that owns a business selling salt water clorination systems over there. I loved the joint. Most of my time in the States was spent in LA, but I did make it to Vegas for a weekend also. LA reminded me of the Gold Coast only with 18 million people.


Zeph i was from Tuscon. I lived just off the foothill of this local mountain named "A Mountain" cuz it had a big A on it. There were a lot of Horny Toads there; i don't see them here in California thoe.

Pheonix is like an LA, just dirtier and hotter. Salt Water Clorination? Did you like it out here? I'll move to Adelaide then. I've never been out of the country or seen Australia. But I see pictures of that building with the sea shells for roofs in Sidney. Is that all the cultural architecture you aussies have down there?
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