But it's a dry heat!

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by TrainNut, Jul 14, 2006.

  1. newhall

    newhall New Member

    Out in Los Angeles we have hit 105-107 during the day and 70-75 after 10:00 PM. I will take that anyday! :thumb: Having suffered through many summers of 24x7 of 90+ degrees with 99% humidity in New York City :eek: , I'm a firm believer of dry heat back here in the West. :wave:
  2. kf4jqd

    kf4jqd Active Member

    I grew up in the Mississippi River Valley, The Quad Cities Area. I remember the humidity was so bad, I cupped my hands. In the palm within seconds, there was a puttle of sweat! I lived in Moline, Illinois by the way.

  3. santafewillie

    santafewillie Member

    Chris, I second that dry heat thing, it's for real. Houston, about 300 miles away, has that 90+ humidity and I hate it. Here's a picture of the thermometer in my train room taken today, it shows 113. It was tolerable but I'm not so addicted (I think) that I spent time there. Following that picture is another that shows why I don't operate in these temperatures.

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  4. jflessne

    jflessne Member

    :) Looks like I
    that track.
    I can't wait to build my garage layout. :curse:
  5. Chessie6459

    Chessie6459 Gauge Oldtimer

    Wow Guys. The highest i have ever seen it here in Pa was 102 and that is here in my hometown of Portage. I don't think I would be able to go through all that heat like you guys do.
  6. jim currie

    jim currie Active Member

    hay that looks like some of the real thing around here:D
  7. ezdays

    ezdays Out AZ way

    Heck, I ain't bragging, but it was 100 at midnight here last night. It cooled down to 92 later on though. :rolleyes: :rolleyes:
  8. TrainNut

    TrainNut Ditat Deus

    If your train room was like my train room (also known as the garage) I can understand how it got so hot. My track also looked like it was laid by a drunk during the summer.
  9. Chessie6459

    Chessie6459 Gauge Oldtimer

    I know, LOL. Only problem with the high heat is when it cools down at night you freeze because you get used to the high temps in the day.
  10. Jim Krause

    Jim Krause Active Member

    Another hi temp story

    I was down to our local museum today (the location of our club's model RR layout). Met a family from Tuscon who were vacationing here in MT to get away from the heat. It was a cool 90 degrees here today. Caused our track to buckle in several places. Worst spot was inside a tunnel (of course).
  11. jflessne

    jflessne Member

    It hasn't been a dry heat recently. 2.71 of rain in my area and we are getting more today. But honestly. Someone give us a break. It's still like 95 degrees.
  12. pennman

    pennman Member

    To Much To High

    Well, I can tell you this its been so hot that the pool is like a bath tub in Tn. I'd rather just takea cold shower wish this would let up a bit. Dont mind summer but these dog days have got to go.
  13. caellis

    caellis Member

    I was born and raised in PA, near Williamsport. The wife and I left PA about 30 years ago. I have lived in 16 locations in the past 30 years and retired in Mesa, AZ. I can afford to live anywhere but I chose AZ. I got so used to the hotter dry climate that I do not visit PA during the summer because I mind the heat more in PA than I do in AZ.
    Besides the winter months here are really great too.
  14. jim currie

    jim currie Active Member

    what heat it was a balmy 98 deg. when I got off work today .:D
  15. pennman

    pennman Member

    Its A Rainin

    Well, just wanted to say it finnaly rained in clarksville Tn today. It was a good old gully washer too. Its about dam time.. Maybe I need to wash my truck and cean the pool more often.balloon6
  16. TrainNut

    TrainNut Ditat Deus

    Is that all it takes? Durn, I've got two vehicles that need washin'. Guess I better get to it if I want to see any rain! As for the pool... we are one of the unfortunate families that don't have one here. I guess I could hose off the driveway. Think that would work?
  17. Ray Marinaccio

    Ray Marinaccio Active Member

    We caught the edge of a storm today.
    It was cloudy and humid all day, then it finally rained (and hailed) for about 20 minutes around 4:00.
    We aren't getting much rain hear because I hooked our down spouts to a 200 gallon tank to catch the rain water.wall1 wall1

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