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Re: Strawberry Moon in June
« Reply #15 on: June 05, 2012, 06:29:56 PM »
Live coverage (voices talking about this dot that isn't moving noticeably):


http://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/story/2012/05/16/f-venus-transit.html
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Re: Strawberry Moon in June
« Reply #16 on: June 19, 2012, 10:57:52 PM »
It is utterly stifling, hot and humid. I was out tonight and when I got back put the AC on for the first time. Is it just me, but I can't find even one accurate weather forecast, not a one. I see Ottawa is getting some stormy weather, but that's about it. We're told cloudy continue sweltering, but there is lightning over the lake.  :confused prolly just heat lightning.  Tomorrow 35 C, have no clue what the humidex will be. Canadian air not expected until Friday. But right now it feels like 37.


The hydrangea is blooming PINK! I had no idea what colour it was until now.
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Re: Strawberry Moon in June
« Reply #17 on: June 19, 2012, 11:09:20 PM »
Today it reached 21C, our highest temp so far this year, and about as high as it ever gets here. If we want air conditioning, we just open our windows (we're right beside the sea, and get an ocean breeze all the time). I can't  take the heat, which is why I'll probably stay here instead of going back to Ottawa-Hull.
 
ETA: Natashquan/Kegaska weather for the next week - not one day over 18C.  :applause
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Re: Strawberry Moon in June
« Reply #18 on: June 20, 2012, 07:01:45 AM »
It was already 25° at 6:30 this morning. I love heat, but it was extremely humid yesterday, nauseating. Should have rained and didn't.

As per the title of this thread, I'm eating lovely tiny strawberries right now. Have to force myself to drink enough water, and buy some more soft food for Renzo, adding in more water, so he is hydrated enough.

One shower already, no doubt a couple more today.
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Re: Strawberry Moon in June
« Reply #19 on: June 20, 2012, 10:56:48 AM »
We have had cold, wet weather here. Toronto might break records today - temps already higher than Miami and Barcelona.  :o
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Re: Strawberry Moon in June
« Reply #20 on: June 20, 2012, 03:18:08 PM »
Duluth, Mn. HOly Crap, heavy rains and flooding. People evacuated, mayor declares emergency, zoo barn animals drowned, a polar escaped but was re-caught.


http://www.startribune.com/local/159690605.html?page=all&prepage=1&c=y#continue


http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/people-evacuate-homes-animals-flee-zoo-pens-as-heavy-rains-bring-floods-to-ne-minnesota-city/2012/06/20/gJQAqtbFqV_story.html?tid=pm_national_pop


Guardian tells us 2 seals escaped.The seals swam through a culvert under Grand Avenue, which runs parallel to the zoo, before appearing on the opposite side of the road, Johnson said. Guardian says Berlin the Polar Bear did not escape, and a miniature horse swan its heart out to survive. Poor wee thing.[/size][size=78%] [/size]http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/jun/20/duluth-zoo-animals-dead-flooding?newsfeed=true

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Re: Strawberry Moon in June
« Reply #21 on: June 20, 2012, 05:32:00 PM »
I am so effen grateful that the old AC in this condo works.

There is no central here. I have an old Mitsubishi ductless system set at 77F plus ceiling fans and I am doing great. Many in this building have no AC but, fortunately, the common areas (party room, lobby, etc.) do so people can escape if necessary.

Also the vast grounds are very shady and breezy, and very pleasant.

But boy, get into the sun and you start to choke.
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Re: Strawberry Moon in June
« Reply #22 on: June 20, 2012, 06:34:16 PM »
I can't even handle the shade today.  :o
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Re: Strawberry Moon in June
« Reply #23 on: June 20, 2012, 06:51:21 PM »
This will probably make you insane, but I have all my electric heaters on because the house is so cold - only 59F outside.  :hides

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Re: Strawberry Moon in June
« Reply #24 on: June 20, 2012, 07:04:10 PM »
On speaker phone with friend, power outage, so silent, not a sound she says. Here is map of all the outages.


http://www.torontohydro.com/sites/electricsystem/PowerOutages/Pages/OutageMap.aspx
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Re: Strawberry Moon in June
« Reply #25 on: June 20, 2012, 09:43:07 PM »
It was so dam HOT in Texas last year they changed mulch in kids playgrounds to gravel, because security cameras showed it spontaneously combusting.
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Re: Strawberry Moon in June
« Reply #26 on: June 20, 2012, 09:48:01 PM »
I used to visit the southwest (Arizona and New Mexico) but only up to the end of May, because it got blistering hot by the first week of June. Even in May it often went over 90F - and the same happened in Virginia, West Virginia, and Washington DC. Just unreal. :sweating

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Re: Strawberry Moon in June
« Reply #27 on: June 20, 2012, 11:13:58 PM »
According to that map, I have no power and yet, here I am, on my computer.  :confused
It is when we all play safe that we create a world of utmost insecurity. It is when we all play safe that fatality will lead us to our doom. It is in the "dark shade of courage" alone that the spell can be broken.
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Re: Strawberry Moon in June
« Reply #28 on: June 20, 2012, 11:29:28 PM »
She got her power back about half hour after I posted, still shows up on map.  :confused  Pisses me off there is no newsof these small outage events. Here is the bullshit the Star posted today - http://www.thestar.com/news/article/1214702--these-days-hydro-can-laugh-at-the-heat
Are they that stupid?
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Re: Strawberry Moon in June
« Reply #29 on: June 20, 2012, 11:47:14 PM »
Yes.

Even the commenters are smarter.

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It is when we all play safe that we create a world of utmost insecurity. It is when we all play safe that fatality will lead us to our doom. It is in the "dark shade of courage" alone that the spell can be broken.
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