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    outside temp was 118* in the shade 3 feet above the ground.

    Did you know when the ambient outside air temperature is taken it is 3 feet above the ground in the shade. At 3 PM the outside temp was 118* in the shade. so I took the temp of the cement, asphalt, and my white truck. why? because I am retired.
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    Get the hell out of there! Damn Paul, money in the bank, pension, gorgeous truck and camper and no anchor tied to your rear. I would be on the road heading east and meeting all your friends from here while the heat is on in AZ. I heard the area around Hampton, VA is pretty nice this time of year and you could take LuvNot out for lunch when you get there and then go ride the TWs through some very different non desert terrain. There are a bunch of us here on the right coast and the best weather of the entire year is just arriving.

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    Heading out to AZ. in about a month to settle my daughter into her 2nd year at ASU in Tempe. Really hope the heat-wave that is affecting a lot of the southwest is over by then.
    Last year while I was there the worst it got was 110. The temps I'm seeing now make that seem ridiculously cool.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GaryL View Post
    Get the hell out of there! Damn Paul, money in the bank, pension, gorgeous truck and camper and no anchor tied to your rear. I would be on the road heading east and meeting all your friends from here while the heat is on in AZ. I heard the area around Hampton, VA is pretty nice this time of year and you could take LuvNot out for lunch when you get there and then go ride the TWs through some very different non desert terrain. There are a bunch of us here on the right coast and the best weather of the entire year is just arriving.

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    Gary,

    I live 30 miles north of Hampton VA, and lemme tell you it SUCKS! From Mid May - Mid September you are lucky to get one nice day per week. By nice, I'm referring to a temperature below 85 and a dew point below 60. It's almost always 90-95F with a 70-75 degree dew point which is miserable, even when it drops into the 70s near dark and in the morning.

    The mountains on the other hand, are beautiful. We have a property at 2115 feet near Staunton/harrisonburg and a typical summer day is 75-80F with a 50-60 degree dew point. It's in the valley, which has some crazy temperature shifts. It can be a high of 80, go down to 45 by morning and be back up to 80 the next day. Hottest I've ever seen is 85F.

    If you go above 4,000 feet, it's basically always below 75, even during a 95 degree heat wave on the ground. Just yesterday we had a high temp of 57F at 4,500 feet which is cold with the wind!
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    We're back down to about 100 for daytime highs in Kingman. IMO, feels better than 80 in TN especially when that 80 is coupled with a 77 degree dewpoint. You simply CANNOT breathe, and the evaporative cooling effect of perspiration DOES NOT EXIST.
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    Edit to add current conditions:
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    18 F dewpoint!!!!!
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    Texas is like TN hot and humid. If you walk outside you are soaked in sweat.
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    I had to light my fireplace last night to take the chill out of the house. It was 51 when I got up this morning
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    Quote Originally Posted by SHAG View Post
    I had to light my fireplace last night to take the chill out of the house. It was 51 when I got up this morning
    49 Monday night, worked a baseball game in the drizzle and 56 degrees....68 yesterday sunny with a breeze, no humidity to speak of, and today it warmed up to 79 but the winds helped to keep the humidity down....I doubt if the next 2 months+ will be this nice in West Central Ohio, but I ain't bitchin'....I am not looking forward to winter...Hell, it just ended!
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    after 48 years of Seattles gray and raining (and alt left etremism) Arizona is Heaven on earth to me! "Only" 100 today seems chilly compared to last week I guess I'm getting used to it lol

    114 miles north of me (Peoria) is Flagstaff where it was a perfect 84 degrees when it was 116 here in the Valley, Payson is an easy 1 hour drive and is usually 20 degrees cooler than Phoenix and home to the friendliest people I've ever seen

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