Wednesday, July 29, 2009

the weather

I finally tuned into the weather coverage today, mostly to see how hot it got during my 18 mile bike ride home (which was fine, by the way). It got up to around 107F where I worked and was around 104F where I live. It honestly didn't feel that hot though. I'm sure the low humidity helped. Tomorrow I'll be biking home again, but it's forecasted to be a much more pleasant 100F for that ride. I think we'll be taking the 28 mile route, and I'll probably be carrying my laptop with me. Yes, I'm that brilliant.

An interesting thing I noticed about the weather coverage is that for the ticker at the bottom of the screen they were showing information about "cooling centers" that were set up around the city for people to go to if they were getting too hot. Most people here don't have air conditioning (because it's totally unnecessary), so it makes sense. Anyway, time to shower, hydrate, and get to bed. I'm aiming to get to work early again tomorrow.

Oh... and another random heat thing - the a/c units for the buildings at work can't handle the extreme temperatures. It's about 10-20 degrees warmer than it usually gets in the summer and the we're exceeding the cooling capacity. End result is that the cool air is diverted to labs and the offices may not be cooled. It was getting pretty humid and toasty in one of the buildings I was in. Thankfully we're still getting pretty good coverage around where I sit. One of the advantages of a garden unit.

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