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  • Eileen2345
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    Right now the current conditions at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport are:

    107 degrees
    Feels like 104 degrees
    Dewpoint: 50 degrees
    Humidity: 15%

    This is very typical for this time of year here in Phoenix. It is hotter in other parts of southwest AZ.
    Nothern Arizona is really nice, but you need to go past 5,000 feet elevation to get cooler.

    The air in Phoenix is dry, but the air is not heavy. But it is still hot and someone can get dehydrated very quickly.

    Everyone here in Phoenix has central air in their homes. It is a necessity.

    Stay cool everyone.

    Eve

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  • Toogoofy317
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    Retirement homes witout AC? Isn't that like illegal. I'd die without AC! The storms almost did me in last year and that was just for a few days and alot of rain!

    Mary S.

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  • Helen
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    I work in a retirement home as a nurse with no A/C and I find that I having a hard time breathing and I am extremely tired after work (nap times are great) I just keep well hydrated and try to slow down by taking many mini breaks.

    Helen

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  • mtlieb
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    Originally posted by Sarah
    Because we deal with heat by sweating, the increased moisture in humid air reduces the speed of cooling and dry air is going to suck the sweat right off of you.
    This is very true, and after working outdoors quite a bit in both climates I do have to say that the dry heat does feel a bit better to me. But as much as I miss the semi-arid climate out west, the dry environments are probably just as bad or even worse for HCM'ers because you become dehydrated so much faster. At times you don't even feel yourself perspiring because the sweat evaporates right out of you. There's no sense of fluid loss, and by the time your mouth is dry you are already severely dehydrated.

    Jim

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  • michael obrien
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    Hi everyone,Its been pretty hot here in N.y to.I can definitely feel a difference when its hot and humid.as opposed to just hot.I dont live far from the city and it seems that the quality of air is just terrible(I dont know how people coped in the 70s when their was no emmissions laws for cars).today was especially bad,but I try and minimize activity during the hottest parts of the day and like leon do my walking in the evening.I hope everyone is feeling good take care mike

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  • Toogoofy317
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    Ahh, that explains it. Didn't want you demoted of your three well earned hearts ya know!

    mary s.

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  • Largehearted
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    Mary.

    My e-mail at work booted me off and I had to re-register. Since I could not register at Largehearted (because that is my home address), I became Largehearted1

    Thus the 1 contribution on that address.

    Leon

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  • Toogoofy317
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    Well,

    Today in Fl we had a high of 94 with a heat index of 102 and a humidity of 98%!

    I'm in trouble both ways!

    Mary S.

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  • Sarah
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    One of my friends lives in Phoenix and I have to say --hot is hot.

    Yes, AZ is a "dry" heat--almost no humidity and Chicago tends to be like a swamp (well, it used to be a swamp, so no big surprise there).

    Because we deal with heat by sweating, the increased moisture in humid air reduces the speed of cooling and dry air is going to suck the sweat right off of you.

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  • angall
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    I heard it gets very hot in Arizona, but you don't have much humidity.
    Is this true?

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  • Eileen2345
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    I know Nzelich it's only 116 degrees here! I am in the Arcadia area.

    It's hotter than the 7th Circle of H**l.

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  • nzelich
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    It's ONLY 116 degrees today! However, It's 15 degrees here in the office.

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  • Sarah
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    Leon may have forgotten his password and had to create a new user-in which case the counter starts over.

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  • mtlieb
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    I hate heat.
    I hate humidity.
    I miss Montana.

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  • angall
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    I can cope with the heat, but its the humidity I have a problem with.
    I only have to walk 1 block from where I park my car to where my office is located. I usually don't have a problem with my breathing, but when it is humid, I have to stop and rest a few seconds.

    I am also bothered when I go into and come out of a store (such as Wal-Mart, Sears, etc). It is so cold in there when you first enter, then when you're ready to leave your body grew accustomed to the temperature that when you walk out the door...BAM...it is so unbearable to breath.

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