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Title: HOT Today
Post by: Magicman on May 24, 2010, 07:35:03 PM
It was hot  smiley_sun  in South Mississippi today, yeah.  I still managed to saw 1704 bf of framing lumber in 6 hours.  We knocked off   whiteflag_smiley  at 3:00 when we lost our shade.   Back tomorrow morning.   

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Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Mark K on May 24, 2010, 07:41:37 PM
Hot up here, close to 85. Worked in woods till 4 then bucked till 6. Black flies can ruin a good day, thankfully they should be gone in a week or so  8). Looks like you had a good day.
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: gator gar on May 24, 2010, 08:11:15 PM
Hot, is when you are wearing Nomex coveralls with a Tyvek suit over that, along with heavy duty rubber gloves and a respirator on, pulling wrenchs and blinding flanges in a refinery, like I was this afternoon. All because there was some lead in the paint on the flanges and the tanks we are removing. That is what I have to look forward to the next couple of days.
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: chevytaHOE5674 on May 24, 2010, 08:16:00 PM
Was about 95* UP here today which is outrageously hot for this area during this time of year. Started at 7.30am and felled/limbed/topped/bucked timber UP until about 5.30 this evening. Calling for 60's by the weekend... I can't wait.
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: woodmills1 on May 24, 2010, 08:37:50 PM
it was also hot here today, enough to make me a red neck................. :o


ok I was already there even though I have a non grit northern address


but it was hot :D
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Ernie on May 24, 2010, 08:46:29 PM
16C/60F today perfect temperature for milling, too bad it's really hosing down :(  Gotta build me a shed.
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Magicman on May 24, 2010, 09:11:59 PM
It will be short pants and my vented helmet for me until Fall.
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: scrout on May 24, 2010, 09:27:55 PM
Hot?
Sheesh, we are having one of the coldest Mays on record.
I think it hit 59 today, 2 plus inches of rain Fri-Sun.
The green ain't grass, it's moss......
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: etkoehn on May 24, 2010, 09:30:57 PM
Talk about Hot, where I work it's always hot some times I have to wear a rubber suit gloves. It wears you out in a couple of hours. Clothes are soaked with sweat and you need to drink a gallon of water. It sucks being a fryer operator
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Jasperfield on May 24, 2010, 09:35:58 PM
I see from the photo that it's hot enough to be wearing your kilt. I don't know if I'd go back to the shorts until it cools off.
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: paul case on May 24, 2010, 09:41:51 PM
hotHot HOT yessirieee. 90 with high humidity heat index of 102 quit milling about 12 back to sweat myself wet about 6 still sawed 4 ties and120 pallet boards. pc
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: r.man on May 24, 2010, 10:04:43 PM
I know it was 85 in the house late afternoon and that was with the shades pulled from early morning and the windows open later when it started to cool. At about noon I was on a stepladder pulling the motor on a commercial kitchen hood fan. Three bad spot welds on the 1 hp motor and the fourth tore base material. That restaurant kitchen made outside in the noon day sun seem cool. I wanted to know what the temp was inside but they had removed the thermometer years ago saying that it didn't help to know how hot it was. No matter how bad you think you have it, someone else is in it deeper or hotter. I love shade.
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: red oaks lumber on May 24, 2010, 10:18:10 PM
it was 93 with high humidity, i'm not going to complain it beats what winter gives us every year. its kind of like a race horse all sweated up you just seem to work harder and faster
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: SwampDonkey on May 25, 2010, 03:32:06 AM
I can tell ya one thing gentlemen, yesterday was the first day this spring my nose didn't run. :D It wasn't all those sticky (to me) yesterday, but this morning at 3:00 am it's 65 F and 85% humidity, and dew point 59 F, makes for a very close day ahead.
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: VT-Woodchuck on May 25, 2010, 03:59:59 AM
I'm headed in shortly to do some milling before work. Predicted to be close to 90 today so milling at 5 am, work at 6, nap in a shady spot this afternoon!
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: SwampDonkey on May 25, 2010, 03:54:34 PM
Survived another one. Completed a work strip at 1:30 pm and hauled off to the car for the day. 2 acres in a couple hot days is more than enough.  Couple more good days and I'll have this week's pay. Then there is another 4.5 cord of firewood to stack Friday. Put the other 4.5 down last Friday. ;D
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: r.man on May 25, 2010, 10:41:37 PM
Thought about using Swamp or Donkey but will try SD for brevity. Looked at your location map but nothing looks familiar. Are you in the lower part of New Brunswich or the western part?  My mothers family came from Blackville which I think is fairly close to Newcastle. Anywhere near you?
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Magicman on May 25, 2010, 10:58:11 PM
Click the little "-" symbol below the "+" in the top left corner.  That will expand the map out and you will find him in West Central NB, at least that is the way I do it. 
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: SwampDonkey on May 26, 2010, 02:42:21 AM
r. man., I'm near the state of Maine. The farm lot hits the boundary line. I'm about 2.5 miles up the road from the border crossing from Centreville into Bridgewater, Maine. I'm 3 hours away from Blackville. Newcastle and Chatham are now Mirimachi City.

The 1998 edition of the NB Atlas is online.

http://www.snb.ca/gdam-igec/e/2900e_1a.asp

Square 52, the woodlot is on square 45. It will be the road N_S closest to Maine, off 110. ;D
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: r.man on May 26, 2010, 08:25:04 AM
Thanks Magic, didn't know about that control on the map. SD I don't envy you on the border area with everything changing so much. Part of this years G8 summit is about an hour west of us and it has even affected things in our area. You can imagine what the locals will go through before they're done. Thanks for the info guys and good luck with the heat wave.
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Magicman on May 26, 2010, 08:02:24 PM
Hot again today, and I moved to a new saw site with no trees for shade.  Thankfully I bring my own. 
 

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Build my little nest and ride in the shade.    :)
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: paul case on May 26, 2010, 10:24:11 PM
if you were cutting long stuff like last week with the seat off you would have needed a bigger brim on your sombraro.
my 15 yo son came home from mowing yards saturday and got one of those burns that has boiled up. big shade however you get it is worth the effort. pc
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: captain_crunch on May 26, 2010, 11:44:56 PM
M_M
Sorry to see ya sweat Here in Ore we got SNOW abouve 4000 ft last weekend and about 2" of rain in last two days :'( :'(
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Samuel on May 27, 2010, 01:04:36 AM
Snowed this past weekend about 2 inches on my nice green lawn.  All gone now but nonetheless...

Magicman:  Were they your legs or were you riding a chicken? :D :D :D
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Magicman on May 27, 2010, 07:55:40 AM
Magicman:  Were they your legs or were you riding a chicken? :D :D :D  

Yes, but it's my chicken.   :D

Thankfully, all of the logs at this third site are 18 & 16 footers.  I can sit under the umbrella.  There's no  shade at this site.  Bad for the off bearers.

I have a County Forestry Ass'n Directors meeting first thing this morning, so it will already be hot by starting time.    :-\
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: paul case on May 27, 2010, 08:15:52 AM
but you could quit early to make up for starting late cant you?
on the bright side it wont take you very long to get''warmed up''!  pc
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Texas Ranger on May 27, 2010, 01:16:13 PM
What a bunch of wimps, 100 yesterday here, of course, the office was 75, but still.................. smiley_sweat_drop smiley_sweat_drop smiley_sweat_drop
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: paul case on May 27, 2010, 01:39:37 PM
my two 36'' fans were moving air at my mill just under hurricane speed.if i did sweat it would blow right off!.not bad but im inside in the shade and those fans really help. pc
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Magicman on May 27, 2010, 05:47:27 PM
but you could quit early to make up for starting late cant you?   pc 

I quit early, but it was because of a breakdown.  Forward solenoid decided that it had forwarded enough in 5300 hours.  New one will be here probably Tuesday.
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Texas Ranger on May 27, 2010, 06:17:52 PM
94 today, but, in the woods this morning, high humidity, up and down hill, this forester is looking at his future in the heat, and not liking it.

I will ask of our senior forester, Ron, how do you handle it?
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: paul case on May 27, 2010, 06:24:16 PM
MM,
thats convienent. how  did you work that out? get the whole memorial day weekend off? the forewarding solenoid on my manual mill may go out this weekend too . pc
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Magicman on May 27, 2010, 08:06:44 PM
MM,
thats convienent. how  did you work that out? . pc 

That's called "superior job planning".   :)   The tracking number says that the UPS man will deliver it Tuesday.  That means that I should be ready to roll Wednesday morning.

My new operator's seat came today, so maybe I'll have time Tuesday to replace it also.  I'll have to drill holes and install my umbrella bracket. ;D   This thread is about HOT and staying COOL.    ;) :) :)





Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: fishpharmer on May 27, 2010, 11:01:00 PM
I loaded some catfish today, it was so hot they were dripping with sweat. ;) ;D
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: paul case on May 27, 2010, 11:09:42 PM
this morning we were putting roof on a new add on to my dads barn.by 10 am i had sweat thru my shirt and about to dry up . too hot out there i had to go mill some. those fans i fixed up are just the thing!pc
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Magicman on May 28, 2010, 07:58:07 AM
those fans i fixed up are just the thing!pc 

I'd have to have a loooong extension cord to run a fan where I'm set up.  It's kinda "off the grid" !!!    :)
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: beenthere on May 28, 2010, 09:34:18 AM
Magic
Any way to rig up a fan belted off the saw engine to blow clean air across the seat?

Or a 12v or hyd motor to run a fan when the saw is running?
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: stonebroke on May 28, 2010, 10:04:48 AM
Thats why they have generators.

Stonebroke
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: paul case on May 28, 2010, 01:07:07 PM
MM,
with the shade you have i bet you could fix up 1 or2 of those 12 volt fans to blow right down the back of your neck and that would help dramaticaly. since you got the weekend off you probably got time to figure it out. if the umberella comes off for transport you may want to think about a plug in of some type. these HOT days make these efforts well worthwhile.  pc
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: SwampDonkey on May 28, 2010, 03:32:34 PM
Well I'm just glad we're back down to 65 F today, as I stashed away another 4.5 cords of firewood today for winter.  ;D
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Magicman on May 28, 2010, 06:25:19 PM
Since I operate a portable sawmill business, really hot takes care of itself.  July and August is too hot for farmers to cut, buck, and skid logs.  Without shade, it's too hot to saw also.  If/when I saw then, we start around 5:30 or 6:00 and get-r-done early.  We'll knock off at noon or shortly  thereafter.   ;)
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: gator gar on May 29, 2010, 03:01:29 PM
It is so hot, my chickens are laying hard boiled eggs.   I saw a dog chasing a cat and they were both walking.
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: paul case on May 29, 2010, 04:54:10 PM
i seen a turtle in the road here today that had died of heat exhaustion.
 :o
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Texas Ranger on May 29, 2010, 05:22:56 PM
trees are chasing dogs, frogs are carrying water bottles, taters are coming out of the ground roasted, and it is only 99.
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Magicman on May 31, 2010, 08:59:14 PM
At least we finally got this thread around to food.   digin_2
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: r.man on May 31, 2010, 10:53:11 PM
Hate to be a spoilsport for my area but the heat broke two nights ago. However we were so used to it that my wife is now saying she's cold and it was 69 degrees at the time. Thunder rolling as I type and the temperature is supposed to be just warm tomorrow. Second decent rain in two days and a good thing too. Couldn't cut the grass for fear of it burning off for a week. Hope everyone else gets relief before all the eggs are hard boiled and the potatoes baked in the ground.
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Magicman on June 01, 2010, 04:33:33 PM
93 here in the shade today.  I got my new power feed forward solenoid and installed it.  Now I can saw tomorrow.  I also got new motor brushes and a new brake band, but they can just wait until I get the mill in the shade.
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: paul case on June 01, 2010, 10:45:49 PM
you will be glad to hear i got my mill running today and yes it was hot and humid.  i was a sweat making sawyer!  pc
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: paul case on June 01, 2010, 11:04:30 PM
the weatherman said it got to 92* here today but he wasnt where i was at. oc
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: ljmathias on June 02, 2010, 06:01:06 AM
gotta say that while I love the heat over winters up north, the humidity makes it hard to stay at it- worked with my son on and off Monday clearing a drive way for truck access for the house we're about to start.  We'd work a couple hours then have to take a re-hydration break.  Even continuous water and gator can't keep up with the rate of sweat production- changed clothes three times just so I'd not slip off the tractor seat!

Good thing though is this: if you're still sweating, you haven't gone into heat exhaustion or heat stroke... and thank God for such little things... and for the pond: we put a couple loads of sand in over the last few years and now when it gets too hot, we just soak in the water.  Going to build a shade structure on the bank to make it a little more habitable.

Enjoy the summer while you can: hurricane season started couple days ago, and it's about time for us to get hit again.

Lj
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: SwampDonkey on June 02, 2010, 04:19:30 PM
Today was 75 F, it wasn't too bad as far as hot out their bush whacking. Was wet though from rain last night. Those spruce needles hold water all day. :D
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Radar67 on June 02, 2010, 04:29:15 PM
We had a good shower yesterday. It was still warm even while it was falling. I saw a truck hydroplane off the interstate right in front of me and stopped to make sure all were okay. I did get a little chill when I got back in my truck with the AC blowing and my clothes soaked.
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Magicman on June 02, 2010, 07:21:08 PM
My last job had no shade and this new saw location doesn't either.  Thankfully, I do have that umbrella on my operator's seat.
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: paul case on June 07, 2010, 09:53:54 PM
altogether better today.80* high. we had a thunderstorm this morning and it just stayed cool all day. after a couple weeks of low to mid 90's it was awesome to be able to work and not sweat thru my shirt and everything else.  pc
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Mooseherder on June 07, 2010, 10:04:53 PM
It Felt like a 105 degrees today.
I had to wrench on my Lawn Mower while laying on the ground. :-\
One good sized Bolt about got the best of me.
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: LOGDOG on June 07, 2010, 10:11:06 PM
Last night I ran in to the grocery store with my wife. We were coming back about 7:30 p.m. and passed one of the banks with the time and temperature on the billboard. It said 102 degrees at 7:30 at night! That's just too DanG hot!
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Radar67 on June 07, 2010, 10:42:31 PM
I don't know what the temp is, but the humidity here is thick. An hour out this evening yielded a soaking wet shirt. I did not help matters that I dropped a log off the back of my mill, breaking my winch off. I refuse to post a picture hoping that it didn't really happen.  :(
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: mcfcfan on June 07, 2010, 10:47:11 PM
Wish we had some of your heat. 8) 8)
We just had a long weekend and it rained (hard ) for most of it.
Floods in the South, North and Central, snow in the mountains, ski season almost here.
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: DanG on June 07, 2010, 11:38:48 PM
I'll send you a jar of hot air if you'll send me a jar of cool air!  They're talking about a "heat index" of 112F here for the next couple of days! :o :o
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Tom on June 08, 2010, 12:03:32 AM
The weather guessers have us pegged for 90 to 95 for the rest of the week.  Intermittant showers with the chances increasing as the week goes on.   I've been running around barefooted, in shorts and a t-shirt and so far have been able to keep from breaking a sweat.  I'll have to admit that the ice tea breaks are what is really keeping me alive.  I don't know what I'll do if I have to go outside.  :-\
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: mcfcfan on June 08, 2010, 12:41:47 AM
I'll send you a jar of hot air if you'll send me a jar of cool air!  They're talking about a "heat index" of 112F here for the next couple of days! :o :o

Done  :D
Its raining again
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: SwampDonkey on June 08, 2010, 02:44:30 AM
We had 1.5" of rain over the weekend and it's in the 60's here.

I noticed on the radio that in the 70's we had a lot of record temps, both highs and lows for this month. The early 70's were colder than the latter. ;D
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Magicman on June 08, 2010, 08:28:59 AM
Yesterday was only a 3 shirt day.  A dry one in the morning, another after lunch, and then the 3rd at shutdown time.  Pulling a wet shirt off is like skinning a deer.

I'll do some mill maintenance for the rest of the week.  Re-weld a pin keeper, and work on a couple of clogged grease fittings.  Maybe I can also check blade alignment.

It's off to Tippah County, on our Mission Trip next week.  Gotta get the air nailer, hoses, compressor, carpenter tools, etc. checked out and ready to go.  We'll leave Sunday afternoon.
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: LOGDOG on June 08, 2010, 08:58:22 AM
Magicman you hit the nail on the head with the "3 shirt day". Some days when I'm working outside it's 3 to 4 changes of clothes. One thing I've learned is to wear loose fitting clothes. There's nothing worse than having a shirt that's a little too tight and all sweaty, then trying to pull that thing off over your head and getting hung up in the process because it doesn't want to slide.

Last night the sky was black on my way home. Thought for sure a good storm was imminent. Not a drop. Chance again today of 30% they say. We'll see. I just bought a dozer and a backhoe yesterday though so I'm not looking for rain. I've got dirt work to do.
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Magicman on June 08, 2010, 02:26:49 PM
Better have some "Gold Bond" to put in your drawers also.  Nothing like getting galled.    smiley_thumbsdown      :'(
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: trapper on June 08, 2010, 03:02:28 PM
cool and wet here today.  Warm cutting firewood yesterday.  Need days like today to stay indoors and catch up on maintainance type things.  besides being cool my wife made rubarb pies this morning.  see i turned this one to food also.
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: DanG on June 08, 2010, 03:32:11 PM
I just bought a dozer and a backhoe yesterday

I've searched high and low, but for the life of me I can't find the pics of the dozer and backhoe.  I know they gotta be here somewhere. ::)
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Magicman on June 08, 2010, 03:51:36 PM
DanG,  If there are no pictures,  it didn't happen.    :) ;D :D
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: SwampDonkey on June 08, 2010, 03:57:57 PM
Going to be down near freezing tonight, clear starry night.  fire_smiley

I knew it would turn cold once the garden was in. ::)

Glad I got my firewood in. :D
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Magicman on June 08, 2010, 04:41:07 PM
I'm doing mill maintenance today and just put my 4th shirt on.  And I'm under a big old Beech tree for shade.
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: LOGDOG on June 08, 2010, 06:13:27 PM
I just bought a dozer and a backhoe yesterday

I've searched high and low, but for the life of me I can't find the pics of the dozer and backhoe.  I know they gotta be here somewhere. ::)


Oh DanG ...you're funny. I haven't even got them home yet. I've got to run down to South LA to get them. But I "might" be able to scrounge up some pics before then. I told my wife I'm going to line all this iron up in the field and take a picture of it. Crazy how one thing leads to another.

Thought we were going to get dumped on just a little bit ago. Black as night at 3 in the afternoon. I'm watching lightening and churning skies out the front door of my office. Got just a few sprinkles and it blew through. It's hot but I like the drying effect it has for the dirt projects. This Louisiana clay gets greasy when it gets wet. Much better to work when it's dry.  :)
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: paul case on June 08, 2010, 06:44:03 PM
i should have went thru 2 shirts today but i just refuse to change when i am sawing alone. breezy and hot here 89* heat index of 97* . if it werent for that DanG wind blowing sawdust all over it would be a schorcher!   weather guessers say cooler tomorow 82*    pc
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: LOGDOG on June 08, 2010, 08:21:56 PM
I just bought a dozer and a backhoe yesterday

I've searched high and low, but for the life of me I can't find the pics of the dozer and backhoe.  I know they gotta be here somewhere. ::)

Here you go DanG ...more in my gallery. Just for you.  ;D

(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/13926/DOZER1.jpg)


(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/13926/DOZER2.jpg)

(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/13926/DOZER3.jpg)


(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/13926/DOZER5.jpg)

(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/13926/944/BH1.jpg)

(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/13926/BH2.jpg)

(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/13926/BH9.jpg)

(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/13926/BH4.jpg)

The dozer could use some paint. I need to do some research on paint and rust removal methods on equipment prior to repainting. I'm in them right though. They'll come in handy around the place here and they're small enough I can throw them on a gooseneck and move them behind the dually with ease.
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: paul case on June 08, 2010, 10:14:36 PM
if you paint it then you will know what scratches and dings you made.pc
 btw they both have more paint on em than most of my stuff. new paint dont make hem run better .
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: LOGDOG on June 08, 2010, 10:43:02 PM
Very true Paul ...very true. Just sitting here looking at a rake for the dozer and a thumb for the hoe.
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: DanG on June 08, 2010, 11:13:45 PM
Well I'll be DanG!(I am, ya know)  Those are some nice looking machines!  I'm with Paul on the paint issue.  Put your money in the crankcase, and squirt a nickel into the grease zerks now and then. 

I know about that greasy dirt.  I wish I had had my backhoe back during the drought.  It started raining just about the time I got it, and some places haven't dried out enough yet! :-\
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Magicman on June 09, 2010, 07:48:02 AM
Couple of very nice machines.    :)    Now if they were planted on Magicman's tree farm.    :D
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: LOGDOG on June 09, 2010, 09:01:05 AM
Thanks guys. I had a Case 850 Dozer Loader with the 4 way bucket on the front and a backhoe on the back. I sold it a few years ago. I liked the machine but it had the 5 lever or was it 6 lever controls for the hoe. Had to be an octopus to run the thing. It weighed about 26,000 pounds too so it was a bit heavy to drag around behind the dually. Also had narrow tracks (16") with short cleats so it tended to "sit down" real quick in this Louisiana gumbo we have here.

I like running a hoe with Joysticks much better. It'll come in handy when those beavers have me dammed up on the bayou. I intend to cut quite a few ditches along my roads as well as crown my roads and put culverts in while it's dry. Probably going to put some haul road underlayment down as well before putting new rock on the roads. Needless to say there will be plenty to do this summer.  :)
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: LOGDOG on June 10, 2010, 11:03:27 PM
Well, we went from bone dry to flash flood warnings. Got some good hard rain yesterday and today. Ground is so hard it's not soaking in. It runs off the surface to the lowspots causing flooding. Kind of crazy. Still warm though. Just now there's a bunch more humidity in the air.  ::)
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Magicman on June 11, 2010, 08:24:03 AM
I walked out at 5:30 AM to get my paper.  The heat hit me in the face.  It's gonna be another hot one today.
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: LOGDOG on June 11, 2010, 08:27:37 AM
Can you imagine how rank it is down on the gulf shore right now with this heat, humidity and all that oil. Yuck.
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Samuel on June 11, 2010, 01:23:28 PM
I cannot even imagine the stink of that crude.  I know its bad enough here following a truck with a load of crude on let alone floating around the ocean...
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: mooses on June 11, 2010, 06:52:35 PM
Hot!! It was very cool today. I sat in an air conditioned office all day. I can only cut and get slimey on the weekends. Sorry about the heat guys.
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: WDH on June 11, 2010, 08:27:08 PM
Brutal here today.  Tomorrow will bring 98 degrees and oppressive humidity. 
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: LOGDOG on June 11, 2010, 09:41:00 PM
I had 104 in the sun today and 99 in the shade. It was thick out there.
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: SwampDonkey on June 12, 2010, 04:40:31 AM
75 here and slight breeze, that's the high. In the mornings high 40's, low 50's.  ;D
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: DanG on June 12, 2010, 10:08:37 AM
75 here and slight breeze, that's the high. In the mornings high 40's, low 50's.  ;D

What an interesting coincidence, SD!  That's exactly what it was like here, when it was 20 below zero at your place.  ;D
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Magicman on June 12, 2010, 10:23:34 AM
We loaded our carpentry tools for our mission trip in the trailer this morning.  I soaked a shirt doing that.  There won't be any shade while framing up that house next week.   I got me a straw hat.    :-\
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: paul case on June 12, 2010, 03:22:19 PM
mm,
i hope n pray u all are successful on mission next week. i will be spending my week with 8 grade school kids a church camp all week and 12 at youth camp the week after.
i bet you will be missing your saw and i know i will miss that sawdust smell. it will be a well spent week for me and i hope yours works the same. pc
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: ARKANSAWYER on June 12, 2010, 04:23:09 PM

  It was so hot here today that my mother-in-law's chihauhua stopped shaking.
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Magicman on June 12, 2010, 04:26:29 PM
Thanks Paul.  With this trip and then getting everything ready for our annual  July 4th shindig at the "Cabin", my next saw job is not scheduled until July 6th.  Too hot to saw anyway.    :)
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: WDH on June 14, 2010, 07:31:09 PM
It was so hot today that even the shade was seeking shade.

Without air conditioning, I would be dead.  No wonder that people did not live but half as long 100 years ago  :).
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: rbarshaw on June 14, 2010, 07:40:49 PM
98 here today, 115 heat index, that means the air was wet, the sun had no clouds to block it, and thank God for air conditioning.
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: fishpharmer on June 14, 2010, 09:13:07 PM
Amen brother!
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: SwampDonkey on June 15, 2010, 02:40:06 AM
Just have to migrate north in summer and south in winter like the birds. :D
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: LOGDOG on June 15, 2010, 08:54:36 AM
Just have to migrate north in summer and south in winter like the birds. :D

Believe me, this time of year I think about it every day. Makes me want to take a lawn chair and go sit in the walk in beer cooler at the Circle K gas station.  ;D
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: submarinesailor on June 15, 2010, 12:15:07 PM
Believe me, this time of year I think about it every day. Makes me want to take a lawn chair and go sit in the walk in beer cooler at the Circle K gas station.  ;D

The Sheetz Station just around the corner from the house has a "Beer Cave".  Been known to spend a little time in there.

Bruce
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Mooseherder on June 21, 2010, 08:49:02 PM
My wife and I jumped in the Truck after supper to pick up my Daughter's vehicle at the local shade tree mechanic.  He had her car to repair her A/C.  She's at work and has been borrowing my SIL's car all week.
The temp gauge on the heads up display said 99 degrees when we got in da truck.  It was almost 6 pm.
I'm not sure where the sensor is but it cooled down to 93 on the road. ::)
Good news is her a/c is now ice cold. ;)
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Magicman on June 21, 2010, 09:41:57 PM
And it really doesn't matter where the sensor is cause it was 99 there.   :)  We started work at 6:00 AM on our mission project last week.  From 2:00 PM on, we had to get a drink every hour.  I also had one of those "Frogg Togg" towels around my neck.

In July and August, I normally start sawing by 6:00 AM and then quit for the day about 2:00 PM. 
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Hilltop366 on June 21, 2010, 10:54:41 PM
99!!  I think I would melt.
Too warm for me today with a high of 74 suspose to get up to 77 tomorrow, but then cool down to 65 the rest of the week that will be much better, I prefer 58-62 range myself.
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: SwampDonkey on June 22, 2010, 03:04:38 AM
Been around 80 here since Thursday last week. The cold fronts don't seem to keep the heat away for long. Another cold front moving in tomorrow afternoon, but I think it's still going to be toasty and the afternoons for the rest of the week have thunderstorms forecast. I remember one summer back in the late 80's that was hot for weeks and every afternoon was thunderstorms. I prefer 50 and 60's weather as well. ;)
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Mooseherder on June 22, 2010, 06:27:05 AM
Our house A/C quit working last night. ::)
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: ljmathias on June 22, 2010, 07:57:10 AM
Mississippi tends to be in the front on the uncomfortability index (which I just invented)- factors in how fast your clothes get soaked with sweat and how little the sweat does in keeping you cool- thus there's also a drip factor involving how much sweat ends up inside your ears and safety glasses plus on whatever you're working on.  Last summer I was foolishly trying to do some wood finishing in the summer heat- I'd sand some, drip all over it, sand again, repeat till the board disappeared into sawdust...  This year I'm just sweating on rough cut lumber, tractors and trucks.

Good news: just checked the weather and it's only supposed to get to 87 F today!  Must be a mistake...it's the first day of summer!!   :D

Lj
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: WDH on June 22, 2010, 04:42:40 PM
Our house A/C quit working last night. ::)

At least you can hang out in your daughter's car  :).  Losing the AC down here at this time of the year is a crisis.
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Mooseherder on June 22, 2010, 06:41:03 PM
The A/C got fixed an hour ago! :)
I was fixin' to buy a window unit or a roll around one if he didn't come by tonight.
It was a 5 minute fix and he finished it before I got home.  My wife said it was only a little white box that was wrong with it. :D
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: WDH on June 22, 2010, 07:38:30 PM
Relief!!!
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: LOGDOG on June 22, 2010, 10:24:34 PM
Had 111 degrees on the Tahoe temperature gauge in downtown Bossier City, LA today at about noon. I took a picture just before I hit that temperature and it was 108 on the mirror temperature gauge. Tonight when I finished my last appointment at 6:30 p.m. it was still 101 downtown. This is crazy. I'll tell you what, if the South stays this hot we stand a good chance of having some hurricanes in the Gulf. That waters going to be WARM. The surface of my pond is warm like bathwater. Thank goodness it's 30 feet deep on the one end. The fish should be able to duck down there in the heat of the day to catch a break.
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Coon on June 23, 2010, 02:39:57 AM
You guys may have heat issues where you are but here on the Canadian prairies we have Big Moisture Issues.  It started raining shortly after spring runoff and has not really quit since.  We get the odd couple of days in a row of decent weather and then the rain hits us again.  We have had so much rain that I could not put a garden in this year and the majority of farmers have little to no crops put in.  I know some of the larger farmers haven't turned a wheel and won't. 

I was talking to a friend of mine earlier today.  He deals with the local John Deere dealer for his equipment.  One of the partsmen told him that they had gotten in 28 new combines that were ordered by farmers.  Only one of these combines will be picked up or delivered to the new owner as the others could not justify the payments without crops to be taken off....

Bring on the heat.... I won't melt.   :D  I will gladly trade someone straight across some rain for some heat.  ;)

Brad.
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: SwampDonkey on June 23, 2010, 02:54:23 AM
So who said there was drought on the prairies? I knew it wouldn't last long, not in this country. :D
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: ljmathias on June 23, 2010, 07:35:20 AM
Well, we got a thread on log stretchers and related equipment, why not one on long distance swaps?  I'd swap some oak logs for the free pine logs acquired in a different thread- UPS could probably handle that but a Star Trek type transporter would be even better- worked on whales in one episode...

So maybe we could do a little weather swapping as well- you send rain, we send heat?  My pond's looking a little low so a couple-ten inches of hard rain would do it good!

Lj
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: terrifictimbersllc on June 23, 2010, 10:10:40 AM
Well, we got a thread on log stretchers and related equipment, why not one on long distance swaps?  I'd swap some oak logs for the free pine logs acquired in a different thread- UPS could probably handle that but a Star Trek type transporter would be even better- worked on whales in one episode...

So maybe we could do a little weather swapping as well- you send rain, we send heat?  My pond's looking a little low so a couple-ten inches of hard rain would do it good!

Lj
Maybe put your oak logs in the pond to preserve them until needed and raise the level at the same time until the rain comes.
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Meadows Miller on June 23, 2010, 11:42:10 AM
Gday

Well its bloody chilly down here fellas started of at about a low of +20f frosty morning and hit a top of 59f clear day n nice working weather  ;) :D :D ;D ;D 8) 8)

Regards Chris
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Cedarman on June 23, 2010, 05:59:12 PM
At shortly after 7 this morning I started to melt.  My clothes were wet and stuff was dripping off my hands.  Most always I don't sweat that much.  So since I don't sweat much, it must be that I was melting.  I kept feeling lighter too.  Maybe some of the body fat was oozing out and dripping off, I wasn't sure.  Since I was bucking up logs, I had the chain saw with me.  It's a good thing because the air was so thick I had to saw it into chunks and push them aside to get to the logs.  Someone shut off the wind machine too.  Not a breeze.  I don't think wind can move super thick air.  Only explanation I can think of.  I went into the drying room to cool off.  Had fans running and the temp was only 115.  After cooling off, I went back to bucking more logs.  Later in the day, my brain fried.  I was sawing a 6x6 and was making the last cut.  Nasty looking slab, so I took another inch off making a nice clean 6x6,  except 5x6 ain't no 6x6.  Quit sawing.  Didn't want to ruin another log.   
Sucked down enough water and iced tea to float a ship today.  Only went to the bathroom once.  Now why don't it work that way at night?
About 4:30 was just getting a good start on my nap when I thought I heard a big air horn in the distance.  Jane said, I think someone is at the mill.  Now who in the world could that be.  So I rushed to the mill with the fried brain still not working.  Saw the big truck waiting to be loaded with a bundle of lumber.  Brain unlocked and we got the pallet loaded.  Back to nap.  Nope.  Once a nap is ruined, it is ruined.
Tomorrow is supposed to be hotter.  Can't wait.
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: WDH on June 23, 2010, 07:32:09 PM
Chris,

You are upside down Mate :D.
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: ARKANSAWYER on June 23, 2010, 08:45:15 PM

  Well at 6:30 am this morning when I stepped out on the back porch headed to the mill it was cooled off to 80 degrees.  Blue bird skies and air so thick you could chew it made for a beautiful day in the Ozarks.  Got to love the South and I bet it did not bust 100 today.  If'n it werent for AC there would be alot less Yankees down here.  I am headed home to sit on the porch to drink iced tea and cool off for supper.
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Coon on June 23, 2010, 08:57:33 PM
Shhh, it hasn't rained here for four days now.   :D  I can't say it too loud cuz I don't need anymore water.... I am already growing webbed feet.  :D 
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Magicman on June 23, 2010, 09:24:58 PM
Ours looks better for the next week.  Low 90's and a chance of rain each day. The misery er humidity will be out of the top though.    smiley_devil_trident
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: SwampDonkey on June 24, 2010, 03:03:15 AM
I was wet yesterday from 6:00 am until 3:00 pm carving out my fortune in thickets and the sun wasn't even out. ;D
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Meadows Miller on June 24, 2010, 05:47:39 AM

Nah Wdh Im just Wayyyy Down South Mate  ;) :D :D :D :D
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: ljmathias on June 24, 2010, 10:51:51 AM
Chris, you're so far south that you're almost north again. Just hang on a few hundred thousand years, though, and continental drift will bring you back up above the equator...

Now, I'm not complaining about the heat, and I'm not complaining about the humidity, but I am griping about the hot humidity!  Like the man said, so thick you can't draw a decent breath to keep your head clear.

Well, maybe I'll go through a couple dozen oak logs in the pond to bring the level back up so the kids can play "lumberjack guiding a log raft down the Mississippi," or something like that.  Hard to dive off the dock onto a bunch of logs, but hey, that's what being a kid is all about. :D

Lj
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: paul case on June 25, 2010, 04:42:58 PM
The surface of my pond is warm like bathwater.

thats how the swimming pools at church camp felt. the only relief was to get in and then get out and for a brief second or two you would get the illusion that you were cool. good week though. things went well and everyone had a good time. avg hi was 96 and heat index114.pc
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: paul case on June 25, 2010, 04:46:23 PM
oh yeah,  we had a good group. about 500 young people and 60 sponsors in the tabernacle at 730 pm was about full and real hot and thick  with no ac but no complaints . pc
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: pineywoods on June 25, 2010, 11:01:54 PM
I spent a couple of hours in the woodshed today. (no, not Jeff's woodshed, mine). Splitting firewood I already had cut. When i finally quit, every stitch of cloth on my bod was dripping sweat. Wasn't that hot, only about 92, but the humidity was so thick it was like a fog. Took a quart of gatoraid to quench my thirst
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: ljmathias on June 26, 2010, 07:30:39 AM
I used to say I really liked the heat, especially compared to the cold and snow I grew up with up North.  Nowadays, not so sure: went for my usual every-other-day run yesterday morning, came back with clothes so dripping wet I left big puddles next to the washer.  Drank a quart of water, than a quart of Gator and then another quart of water- too much flux for the old pipes, I guess; didn't feel right the rest of the day.  That was not good- had a big old pine to trim and buck.  Seems my son was flying his new radio control airplane with pontoons off the pond, and managed to land it in top of one of the bigger pines downstream.  No way to get at it easy- 75' in the air and since my daughter fell off a ladder couple of days ago and dislocated her shoulder, I'm real leery about anyone climbing up that high.  Only answer was to take it down, which went smooth, but the plane got busted up when it hit the ground pretty hard even though the tree landed on the dam, only fell about 2/3 way to level ground.  Long story short: got to finish bucking this morning and cut some dimension wood for my oldest son's new house.  Got a bunch to cut- 2 story and mid-size house that we want to use all our own wood for... dreams are good to have! :)

Lj
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: fishpharmer on June 26, 2010, 07:35:24 AM
We need to be out working now to beat the heat.  Later fella's
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Magicman on June 26, 2010, 08:11:15 AM
Been going to the Grandson's ballgames every evening.  It's still scorching at 6:00 and really tough on those  little guys.  We'll wind up on one tonight that another starts his series next week.   smiley_devil_trident
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: JackLeg on June 26, 2010, 08:16:23 AM
We're on a string of mid to high 90 degree days for the last 2 weeks.  The next week doesn't look much better.  Get it done early! Stay hydrated!  I remember my "pole climbing days" as a lineman for the power company.  The best thing we could do was get wet with sweat as quickly as possible and let the body's "ac" kick in.  Those rubber gloves and sleeves were something else! 

Ya'll take care out there!
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Magicman on July 06, 2010, 10:09:06 AM
Well, this is a strange deal.  We are only in the 80's and the folks in the Northeast are scorching !!!  Showers today and probably tomorrow prevented me from starting my next saw job.  It looks to be clear Thursday and Friday.
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: sprucebunny on July 06, 2010, 12:40:41 PM
Ya, it's 95 again today and more humid than yesterday. Only got down to 74 overnite . Too hot.

Fortunately, I have a indoor project for just this weather  :)
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: SwampDonkey on July 06, 2010, 02:25:34 PM
Was 75 here yesterday and overcast, 85 today. Going to be hotter by Friday. Went through 1 gallon of water today bush whacking.
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: ARKANSAWYER on July 06, 2010, 05:08:07 PM
My wife is headed to NH and it is going to be hotter there then here. :D
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: DR_Buck on July 06, 2010, 05:37:15 PM
It's finally cooling off.  The temp is down to a cool 100 at 5:30 PM.     ;D     My high-low thermometer recorded 106.9 today.    smiley_sun smiley_sweat_drop smiley_sweat_drop smiley_sweat_drop smiley_sweat_drop
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: paul case on July 07, 2010, 06:47:31 PM
not really really hot here today but sweaty sweaty sweaty.  i actually got to mill some today ,first time in more than 2 weeks and i was almost standing in a mud hole by the time i was thru sweating oooooeeeeee!   pc
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Magicman on July 07, 2010, 08:15:32 PM
I wasn't hot, but a cloud built up and shut us down about 2:30.  It's supposed to be clear tomorrow, but hotter.  At least I should be able to saw all day.
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: paul case on July 07, 2010, 10:56:58 PM
its supposed to rain big here tonight and tomorow maybe 2 to 4 inches so i will either be repairing hay equipment or sawing since thats inside for me.  maybe we will get to mke hay next week. pc
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: SwampDonkey on July 08, 2010, 03:07:38 AM
It's been 72F at night last three nights and 85-90F by 9:00 am. We have not had a lot of rain for 2 weeks, last was over a week ago and less than an inch, we haven't had much from showers. The squash leaves wilt in the hot sun. Water is pouring out of me just sitting and drinking my coffee. :D
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Magicman on July 08, 2010, 03:58:45 PM
We got a good start this morning, but around 11:00 my 71 year old customer/helper started getting to hot.  He was sweating like crazy and not really alert.  We just called it quits and will start back tomorrow morning.  He will have additional help then.
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: WDH on July 08, 2010, 06:18:05 PM
Bone dry.  100 degrees.  Humidity will kill you.  Garden is burning up.  All the leaves on the little red buckeyes are turning brown and falling off.  Welcome to Georgia in July  :).
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Chuck White on July 08, 2010, 06:38:25 PM
We had 96 here today, way to hot to saw.

Sat around the house (in the AC), went out on the deck, it was hot out there but we were out of the sun!
Took a couple of dips in the pool, water temp was 86.  Stayed out on the deck for about 10 minutes and was dry again, then retreated to the house again.

Weather report is calling for rain Fri & Sat and then again on Tue & Wed, so after that, it should be cooling off some.

Hope it doesn't rain too much, we have plans to attend the Woodsmens Days in Tupper Lake on Saturday.

Then it'll be back to the sawmill.
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Coon on July 08, 2010, 10:57:03 PM
Anyone that wants some rain had better come and get it free o'charge and take all you want.... heck take some extra.  I think we have had two years worth already and we just had another thunderstorm about a half hour ago that dumped about 3/4 of an inch in about ten minutes....... time to get me that mill and build me an arc under it....  ;D Some places you can already float up to the trees.  :D
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Magicman on July 09, 2010, 08:03:16 PM
It was plenty hot and humid here today, but a thunder boomer came through at 2:30 and shut everything down.  I'm yet to make a full day on this job.  Oh well, Monday is another day.
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: DanG on July 09, 2010, 09:42:03 PM
I can give ya a weather forecast, Magic.  On Monday it will either be hot or raining. ;) :D
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Magicman on July 09, 2010, 10:09:28 PM
But, the weatherman says BOTH.    ;) :D  After all, this is July.   ::)
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Coon on July 10, 2010, 05:39:11 AM
You just got to wonder where the weatherman gets his readings from.  Yesterday he was saying that the humidity was only 42% and was 27 degrees Celcius.... I beg to differ cuz in less than five minutes of being in the sun my t-shirt was so wet with sweat that I musta wrung out about a cup of liquid.  By dark the clouds had brought in another 6/10's of an inch of rain.

I went to the store in the afternoon to buy some table salt....  I shook the box in the store before I bought it to make sure that it was not all caked up. By the time I got home which is no more than a quarter mile of a walk the whole box was so caked up that the wife had to cut the box open and use her meat tenderizing hammer to bust it up some to fill the shaker..... any they say the humidity was only 42%??? Maybe inside their airconditioned office.  :D  :D

Brad.
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: paul case on July 10, 2010, 08:23:02 AM
maybe he was using some of magic's math. the rh was really 84% but that was both ways to the store. so on the way home it was only 42% :P    pc
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Magicman on July 10, 2010, 12:20:57 PM
 :D :D Ya gotta love it.   ;) :)
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Magicman on July 13, 2010, 09:05:56 AM
Temperature and humidity will both be in the high 90's today with a misery index at 105.  Sounds like a good day to take off.
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Ianab on July 13, 2010, 09:26:06 AM
Left home this morning at 8am to go and visit Lil's brother. Temp on the car climate control was -2C when we left.

Not cold by some peoples standards, but a bit chilly for these parts.

Ian
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: paul case on July 13, 2010, 09:42:10 AM
here in oklahoma we are supposed to be in the 90's today after some severe thunderstorms last night so i bet you can guess what the humidity will be like. the NWS doppler had at least 2 tornado's spotted in the storms that went thru here last night but we had no real damage as best as i can tell. probably got about 2'' of rain in 1 hour and the electric was off from 10pm till 2 am.   pc
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Jim_Rogers on July 13, 2010, 11:06:10 AM
We got a round of thunder storms through here yesterday, afternoon. And some more expected this afternoon.
To keep cool in the office I have one of the really nice fans I got at home cheapo a few years ago after I saw one in TX.

(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10095/219/BLUE_BLOWER.jpg)

It's called a blue blower and it really puts out some air. Sometimes I take it out to the mill and put it on a block and have a very long extension cord and have it aimed right at where I stand while running the hydraulic controls, and setting the depth cut.

Well as mentioned it is on the office floor to pick up cool air and shoot it out at me while sitting at my desk and writing posts for the FF.

This morning it was getting a little sticky in here, so I turned on the fan. Well it shot out something but it wasn't cold air. >:(

During the night a mouse has gotten into the fan and it wasn't pretty what happened to him when I turned the fan on...... :'(

And it wasn't pretty what happened to me as the fan was pointing right at me..... :o

I hope you weren't eating while reading this.....

Maybe I should have posted a warning at the top of this post to "not be eating" while reading this......

Jim Rogers

Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Papa1stuff on July 13, 2010, 11:39:24 AM
A little ketchup would go good ;D ;D :D
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Magicman on July 13, 2010, 01:21:29 PM
Well, at least you finally got this thread to food.

I have one of those blue fans, but I don't have mile of extension cord.  Guess I could use an inverter or run the genny.
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Mooseherder on July 13, 2010, 01:31:35 PM
If I would attempt to cook a Pot Roast in my car today it would be fully cooked and tender in 3 hours.  ;D

The last 3 days have been brutal.
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: paul case on July 13, 2010, 11:32:08 PM
IT WAS!

another hot muggy shirt soaker , but tomorow and the rest of the week is supposed to be....... exactly like today!   welcome to summertime. is it just me or age or is the window of comfortable weather in the spring and fall getting much shorter? maybe im just too busy and miss it.   pc
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Magicman on July 14, 2010, 06:12:36 AM
To try to beat the heat, I'm going into a start early-finish early mode.  I'll be sawing by 6:00 AM, and we'll knock off maybe 1-2:00 PM.  That was we will dodge that really hot afternoon.  It's 77 this morning.
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: ljmathias on July 14, 2010, 06:13:45 AM
I was thinking how hot it was yesterday also.  Had to take time to bushhog some but have pretty much decided to plant some Christmas trees on the largest piece of relatively flat land we have.  Slow going on the bushhogging since I waited a week too long: plants here in Mississippi are thriving on the hot sunny days and just the right amount of rain which also keeps the humidity high.  Was thinking though that when winter gets here I'll be remembering the hot summer with fondness, wishing it was warmer so I didn't get so cold and have to wear clothes (more that is).  Humans are great at remembering the good parts and forgetting the bad- guess that's why we let our kids grow up, stay married and keep our jobs... :D

Went to Maryland with my son Sun/Mon- bought a charter sail boat business, or at least the bank did and he will get to captain it.  Something he's always loved and a chance opened up because of a logging accident.  Seems the original owner, Captain Mike, sold the boat and business to his son, who ran it for a few years.  Good kid and went to help a friend bring down a tree- sad part is he didn't have the experience necessary, fell out of the tree and broke too much to survive.  Terrible loss that we all regret- my son knew him well.  Long story short: boat sat for 7 months, bank getting real antsy, we made a deal and wham! bang! son and family leaving Sunday to take over the business, his life-long goal.  Will miss him but am also very happy for him- I started sawing and tree farming in my 50's and he's getting his dream profession in his 40's, so I guess he wins too.  Oh, and it was just as hot and humid in Maryland as in Mississippi- go figure. ???

Lj
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Jim_Rogers on July 14, 2010, 10:37:28 AM

During the night a mouse has gotten into the fan and it wasn't pretty what happened to him when I turned the fan on...... :'(

And it wasn't pretty what happened to me as the fan was pointing right at me..... :o


I think today, I'll aim the fan at the wall before I turn it on...... ;D :D
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Chris Burchfield on July 14, 2010, 10:41:58 AM
I hung an exterior storm door yesterday afternoon in 99F.  Not counting the humidity or heat index.  Thankfully most of that was in the shade.  Took about three hours cause I was having to wipe so much sweat from my eyes and forehead.  Weighed this morning on the scales, lost three pounds.  I knocked back some adult beverages last night thinking I was replacing the water I'd lost.  Not.  :D :D :D
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: paul case on July 14, 2010, 10:46:31 AM
thats thinking jim, but i would be inclined to aim it outside.  less mess to clean up. 
 hot here  today too. im supposed to have some hickory to start sawing today. i may fix up a mist blower in front of my fans today. pc
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Jim_Rogers on July 14, 2010, 05:43:33 PM
When I saw, I use water to lube my blade, been going through a 5 gallon jug very quickly as it sprays out everywhere, including some on me, which I don't mind at all.....

Lost sawing today, rain here most of it...

Jim Rogers
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Larry on July 14, 2010, 08:15:16 PM
Youse guys just need to re-adjust priorities in this heat.  Late afternoons are right for a little skinny dipping in the nearest creek.  If the kids are around, may change plans and go tubing.  Than a bit to eat...fresh corn, tomatoes, smoked spare ribs, along with a bite of watermelon.  Quick nap and its time to hit the water again for a little fishing under the lights.

(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10125/197/2008_06300007.JPG)

Up first are the shad followed by the whites.  Midnight comes alone with crappie, bass, and maybe a walleye.  Bout 2am the catfish and stripers move in to the action.  Not quite first light and the shad leave, along with all there buddies.  I leave and may give work a consideration after breakfast...naw think Ill take a nap after checking the FF...in the AC.

Iffen I'm not round in the morning please send a pm to wake me. ;D

Gotta go...bout that time. :D :D :D  Nice to be mostly retired. :)
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Planman1954 on July 14, 2010, 09:14:10 PM
All seriousness aside, down here in the south, with the humidity, be very careful not to over do it. Three mornings  back, I was up on the ladder, using my floor jack, lifting the center ridge of my barn a couple of inches where it had sagged. I was putting a post under the ridge board. I would jack a little, and then tap the new post on an angle slowly to vetcial as I jacked. I was stressed as the load above creaked as I slowly lifted the entire roof. As I got on the ladder to tap it at the top of the column, I felt very light headed, and almost passed out totally. I was able to step down quickly, and go down the stairs to sit down.
I got on the internet that night, and typed in symptoms of fainting. I take blood pressure meds, btw. Anyway, I had almost everyone of the symptoms....stress, heat, locked knees (I was on the ladder), and I can't remember the others.
Moral of the story: watch yourself clsely in the heat. you could pass out so quickly, you won't even realize it.
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: paul case on July 14, 2010, 10:47:08 PM
hot today 4 sure,
one time when i came in to peel off my shirt and get a dry one the temp was 93 with a heat index of  106.   
the routine wasnt tubin, fishin, boatn, swimmin ,or fishin it was work on baler , change shirt, run for parts, work on baler ,change shirt , go to the field and bale part of a bale, too green ,check the cows , go to my aunts and cut a cedar , take off shirt and wring it out so as not to get the truck all sweatty, go home and clean up , go to the meeting house.  all in all i drank about 4 gallon of water and sweated probably 7 gallon  .    HOT
yep plannmann i thought i was gonna pass out a time or two today also. thats when it is time to sit down a while.  pc
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Radar67 on July 14, 2010, 10:54:42 PM
Y'all ever seen it so hot that the grass just falls over when the lawnmower gets close? Well, that's how hot it was here today. Had to make two passes to get it all cut, and that was with sharp blades. ;D
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: SwampDonkey on July 15, 2010, 02:46:36 AM
This is going on 2 weeks in the 80's and close to 70 at night. Yesterday wasn't so bad as the woods was wet and showers, makes you feel 10 degrees cooler with water running clean down in your boots. Still got to be 80 in the afternoon. When ya start stagger'n it's time to go home. :D
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Papa1stuff on July 15, 2010, 06:41:15 AM
SD,or stop drinking :D :D
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Magicman on July 15, 2010, 08:12:49 AM
Today is supposed to be the hottest day so far this year.  I talked with my customer last night and we decided to wait until Monday or Tuesday of next week to start back sawing.   ;)   Works for me.   :)
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: paul case on July 15, 2010, 09:20:36 AM
now thats a good customer magic,
did you ask him about adding ac to the work site and running water nearby and a big comfy couch next to the water for relaxin while you fish and........


pc
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Magicman on July 15, 2010, 01:27:00 PM
 :D  He did say that the saw site is at his hunting camp and that he has AC in his camp house.  But, you can't saw lumber inside of a camp house.

There is a front coming through and it's supposed to be cooler next week.   :)
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: terrifictimbersllc on July 15, 2010, 05:22:26 PM
Nice. I don't go fishing enough. Always thinking about wood and dull blades.  Time to go out in the Sound.  The fluke, porgies and stripers are running.   Maybe after the rest of the firewood is cut and stacked.  Should I get another sawmill to get more work, or a car to go fly fishing?  Mostly retired too.  I'll let you know.  dennis
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: terrifictimbersllc on July 15, 2010, 05:24:11 PM
Youse guys just need to re-adjust priorities in this heat.  Late afternoons are right for a little skinny dipping in the nearest creek.  If the kids are around, may change plans and go tubing.  Than a bit to eat...fresh corn, tomatoes, smoked spare ribs, along with a bite of watermelon.  Quick nap and its time to hit the water again for a little fishing under the lights.

(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10125/197/2008_06300007.JPG)

Up first are the shad followed by the whites.  Midnight comes alone with crappie, bass, and maybe a walleye.  Bout 2am the catfish and stripers move in to the action.  Not quite first light and the shad leave, along with all there buddies.  I leave and may give work a consideration after breakfast...naw think Ill take a nap after checking the FF...in the AC.

Iffen I'm not round in the morning please send a pm to wake me. ;D

Gotta go...bout that time. :D :D :D  Nice to be mostly retired. :)


P.S.  This picture is what I was referring to in my post above.
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: bandmiller2 on July 15, 2010, 08:40:26 PM
The wind off the big saw and the mist off freash pine feels good on a hot day.Mayby I'am an old pussy but when its real hot or cold I find you really don't get much done and your better off puttering around the shop or better cellar.Frank C.
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: ljmathias on July 16, 2010, 09:50:52 PM
Hit 99 here yesterday, 110 heat index, and I was out busting it, drinking and sweating like crazy- seems that all you end up doing with water when it's that hot is run it through the sweat glands with a little left over for the kidneys.  Did get some work done though, mostly on equipment and some painting done under the porch out of the sun.  Ready for that front Magic is talking about.

Lj
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Magicman on July 16, 2010, 10:19:23 PM
We got a nice rain this afternoon and some really close and loud lightning.  I'm surely hoping for some cooler weather next week.  I'm supposed to start out sawing Cherry, and then a Cedar/Cypress job.  The bad thing is that it is 45 miles away.
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: paul case on July 16, 2010, 11:29:39 PM
loud lightning.


magic,
heres proof you have been too hot.
heres in oklahoma we call that thunder? just an innocent observation.  pc
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Magicman on July 17, 2010, 07:43:56 AM
 :D :D  I thought about that last night and remembered what I had written.   :-[

Funny thing was, that bolt was only about 200 yards away.   The sound was so loud that the Magicwoman and I both jumped.  The flash was so bright that all that I thought about was the lightning.    ::)

Oh well, it's much cooler this morning.  Maybe next week. 
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: paul case on July 17, 2010, 08:43:44 AM
mm,
been there myself. during a thunderstorm at 6 am about 12 years ago lightening struck a blackjack oak about 15' outside my bedroom window. the sound was so loud that i was scared to even sit up in bed. the tree was busted up real bad.it poked holes in the roof and busted a window in my pickup sitting 20' the other side of it. the noise broke the window in my bedroom but the stormwindow was not broke. it blowed the fuses  out of the box and put dents in the refrigerator 10' away with the fragments. ruined my refrigerator ,ac unit ,deep freeze, phones, tv and stereo. there was so much smoke i thought that the house was on fire.

i have seen cows farther than 15' from trees that were struck that were killed so i believe i am very fortnate. pc
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Magicman on July 17, 2010, 02:29:52 PM
It's a pleasant 91 today.  A very good day to rebuild my old Stihl 028 AV.  Maybe I'll have some pictures to post on the Chainsaw Board.   ;)
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Radar67 on July 17, 2010, 02:49:37 PM
You're lucky Magic, 96.7 here with 52% humidity. The Barometer is rising and a 1.7 mph wind blowing. Now in layman's terms, and in the infamous quote from Robin Williams (Good Morning Vietnam), "It's HOT!"
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: paul case on July 17, 2010, 04:19:51 PM
a good day to rebuild a chainsaw if your in front of a fan or ac. my dad has one of those 028av's. they are tough . he bought it new and has only fell 3 trees on it. still runs and cuts all his firewood. good saw new in 91.   pc
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Magicman on July 17, 2010, 04:44:45 PM
You're lucky Magic, 96.7 here. "It's HOT!" 

It's down to 82 here now.  I think that I like it.

I finished that Stihl 028 AV rebuild.  Everything went smoothly.  I replaced the cylinder, piston, wrist pin & bearings, and rebuilt the carburetor.  pull and it cranks.   :)
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: SwampDonkey on July 17, 2010, 04:46:15 PM
85 here, no change much in temps. Maybe cooler Monday with one of them cooling off fronts. I think they said 70 with showers.
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Magicman on July 20, 2010, 08:34:22 PM
It was a scorcher today.  About 4:00, I heard one worker say to the other.  "I sure hope that he doesn't saw another log today".  I just had them roll up a couple more and shut the mill down.   They were "heat beat".

I plan to start sawing by 6:30 in the morning, even though it is a 51 mile drive.  I set the clock for 4:45 AM, but it never goes off.  I'm always awake by then.
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Dave Shepard on July 20, 2010, 08:41:04 PM
I don't know what the official temps are, but I look at the bank when I go buy in the morning and evening. It's been a lot better here for a few days, but when you on the way to work, and it's already in the mid-80's, that's not a good sign. :D It's probably getting to about 90 or so in the afternoons, but it's 65 right now. ;D 8)
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: DouginUtah on July 20, 2010, 09:48:36 PM

I returned to Utah from Los Angeles last Saturday. Friday night I only made it to a rest area near Zzyzx Road, sw of Baker. I woke up at 6:00 am and the temperature was 90. But it is a dry heat.  :D

At 9:00 am it was 104 when I bought gas in Las Vegas. But it is a dry heat.  :D  ;D

Paid $16.20 for breakfast at the Excalibur--where in the 1990s I used to pay just $4.99.  >:(
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Coon on July 20, 2010, 09:49:29 PM
She was a warm and muggy one here today after a 2 hour hard rain this morning.  Still 68*F here now.  I started a job today assembling large steel grain bins today and guaranteed you coulda fried your lunch on that hot steel.  :D  I burnt my fingers when I went to pick up a bin sheet without my gloves. coocoo_clock.  When I came down off the bin roof I felt like a drowned and scorched rat all at the same time.   smiley_dizzy  I went through two gallons of water in a little over 10 hours. All in all I am plum tuckered out abd going right back for more torture and punnishment tommorow.  ;)  :D  I'd be crazy not too for the money they are paying me.  We even get to go stay at a hunting and fishing lodge first part of next week.   ;D   I got my camera fixed and will take lots of pics When I go.
  
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: SwampDonkey on July 21, 2010, 03:00:08 AM
It was close to 80 yesterday and a little hotter for this new day. Sure a change from raining all summer. ;D We did get 3/4" Monday night. ;)
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Magicman on July 21, 2010, 05:29:43 PM
We started sawing by 6:30 this morning and finished by early afternoon.  I don't know how much longer my helpers could have lasted in the heat.  The only shade was under my umbrella, and that was mine.   :)
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Radar67 on July 22, 2010, 10:47:40 PM
I waited until 4 this afternoon to do what I needed to do. It was 98 and the humidity was 80%. I worked for 4 hours and was wet in places you should only be wet while swimming or taking a bath.

If I had 10 changes of clothes, they all would have been wet.
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Mooseherder on July 22, 2010, 11:01:37 PM
At 8pm. I went to load my truck with a couple Pine trees that had been cut by someone and left for trash along side the road.  A couple pieces weighed close to a hundred pounds if not more.  It was so hot. ::).   On a good note I'll have firewood for my Pit when it's cold. ;)
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: paul case on July 23, 2010, 09:56:21 AM
yestarday was hot . i cut 1 walnut log at 8 am and was soaked with sweat even with 2 36'' fans blowing on me and being in the shade.
i broke down with the baler in  the afternoon and had to get out the old standby. out in the sun swapin balers i like to got cooked. it was about 5. hot.even with all the trouble i still baled 111 5'x5' round bales, but lacked a little gettin done. it was a good hot day.  no one got hurt anyway.  pc
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Magicman on July 23, 2010, 11:14:27 AM
Looks like hurricane/tropical storm Bonnie will come through next week and change things up a bit.  We will be on the East/wet side, so I will just do some mechanical work on the camper.  It will only be in the low to mid 90's.
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: sandhills on July 23, 2010, 11:28:36 AM
PC, din't have much fun around here yesterday either. Still got a few neighbors who pick corn in the ear, somehow they all manage to pick the hottest days of the year to shell it.  Spent most of the afternoon working on the sheller, 96 degrees no idea what the heat index was but felt like 130 and no shade whatsoever :(
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Buck on July 23, 2010, 05:24:05 PM
Yep...been so hot  here I saw a fox come thru with a hound chasin and they both were walking! 
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: paul case on July 23, 2010, 11:01:58 PM
hot here today!  woooooweee! it was a balmy 85 or so in my tractor cab with the ac runnin full blast but i wasnt able to get used to that much since i was in and out  a lot. started off with a bearing out . we gave up that shade tree stuff and just took it to the shop to sweat there in front of the fan .  still baled 100 5x5 rd bales today.  lacked 7 or 8 acres being caught up and we have another20 down besides that to bale tomorow. the stuff is making 3 ton to the acre or so. thats 6 bales.   pc
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: ljmathias on July 24, 2010, 09:08:02 AM
Wife finally "convinced" me to make good on my promise to paint the house- went up the scaffolding yesterday morning a couple of times and by 9 was drenched and already feeling the effects plus didn't sleep well the night before so I knocked off and did some of my "real" job at the university- somehow they figure that the hotter it is outside, the colder they have to make it inside so I have to dress warm to go to work.  Government work ain't what it used to be, but then it probably never was.

Speaking of hot, took my son and his family up to Maryland to start a new career/life.  He's captain of an old two-masted ketch sailing boat that runs charters out of Tilghman Island.  Beautiful place just starting to get spoiled by the inhabitants of Baltimore and the DC area looking for some place to trash by buying up homes and lots at outrageous prices.  DC- darkness and confusion, as the former owner of the boat was fond of saying.  So anyway, get them there on Monday afternoon.  Tuesday morning I'm in the bosun's chair hanging 40' in the air scraping, sanding, bleaching and re-varnishing a sitka spruce mast that had gotten a little worn sitting on the hard waiting for a new owner (which turns out to be us now).  Not only do I not like heights, but it must have been 95 that day and sitting next to the bay, humidity was as high as here in Mississippi.  I'm ready for fall, dang it!

Lj
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Magicman on July 24, 2010, 10:13:53 AM
Just wait until Bonnie comes through tomorrow Lj.  She'll cool you down a bit.  May also wet you.
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: sawguy21 on July 24, 2010, 02:07:07 PM
Kinda warm here too, certainly more than what we are used to. I had to wash the vehicle this morning, family wedding this aft, and was soaked in sweat by 10:30.  A month ago we went to Reno to find some respite from the rain. Go figure.
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: SwampDonkey on July 24, 2010, 03:07:17 PM
I'm enjoying a dry woods for a change, even though it hovers around 80-85 degrees. ;D
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Apple farmer on July 24, 2010, 04:15:46 PM
We were just below 0 C (32 F) here last night. Lowest night temperature registered in 100 years at Rros (old mining town 40 km from here). We are just 500 metres above sea level, and end of july is usually the hottest periode of the year. Of course we were at -42 C (-43F) in january, so this can be a really cold place both summer and winter.
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: SAWMILL BUDDY on July 24, 2010, 05:01:18 PM
103 in the shade today :o
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: DanG on July 25, 2010, 12:00:40 AM
This, from my sweet, beautiful, innocent little neice, on Facebook: "The next person who says its not the heat, its the humidity will understand that its not my fist, its the impact!"   :o :D
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: ljmathias on July 25, 2010, 06:37:13 AM
Yeah, DanG, that fits right in with "It ain't the fall that gets you but the sudden stop at the end..."

Biggest problem I'm having with the heat is getting stuff done- between the water loss and the heat itself, I can't seem to keep at it like I used to; course the age of the body involved could have something to do with that not to mention the age of the brain, which like a dog's age, is about 9 times faster than the body it's in. ;)  How's that saying go, all good things come to an end?  or like the other thread on memory, when the day comes that you look in the mirror first thing in the morning and surprise yourself by saying, "Dad?"

Lj
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: paul case on July 25, 2010, 10:11:38 AM
lj, 
the alternative to getting older is to not to. not got much choice huh? pc
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: WDH on July 26, 2010, 07:05:14 PM
It was bad hot here today, and that is all I have to say about that.
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Magicman on July 26, 2010, 08:11:48 PM
Thankfully we are now getting a little of the Bonnie weather.  It fizzled, but the system is moving through.
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: paul case on July 26, 2010, 10:44:12 PM
not as hot here today. did maintainence on the equip today. fixed most of my breakdowns from last week. mowed a test patch for the sq baler, found bumble bees , 1 found me on the side of the head. that really smarts! most of today was in front of the fan in the shop so it wasnt as bad. the 1.2 inches of rain on sat night was well appreciated 90 degrees today. pc
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: SwampDonkey on July 27, 2010, 02:58:28 AM
Was 68 or so Monday with a couple wind driven showers. Hard cutting against the wind, and in the woods it just swirls in those tree tops. Some aspen 20 or so feet up only had about 4 leaves left. The wind or something striped them off. Even if we had 6 foot snow pack, no moose reached way up there in the winter. ::)
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: ljmathias on July 28, 2010, 07:32:14 AM
Magic is right about Bonnie- unexpected cool front moved through yesterday with temps in the mid 80's- only sweated half as much as usual.  We pay for it today, though- projected in the mid-90's and I've got a bunch of yard work to open up a path so the new owners can get my son's trailer out now that he has a beautiful house to live in... >:( >:(

Lj
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Magicman on July 28, 2010, 12:14:16 PM
But have you looked at what is going to happen by this weekend.  100's.

I'm just hoping that the phone doesn't ring.  It's too DanG hot to saw.
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: SwampDonkey on July 28, 2010, 05:31:56 PM
Was about 85 here today. I haven't been bitten by an insect in two weeks. I see a few deer flies buz'n around, the odd squeeter and knat, but nothing biting.
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: paul case on July 28, 2010, 07:15:14 PM
good thread magic,
yes hot here today but it is supposed to feel like the last of july by friday. 98 and 68% humidity. still making hay. pc
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: DanG on July 31, 2010, 06:03:56 PM
Ahhh, the cool of the evening has finally arrived.  It is now down to 98 from a high of 105.  That's actual temps, not heat index.  I don't even want to think about what that was! :o

I think I'll go out and do a little mowing now. ;D
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: WDH on July 31, 2010, 09:16:35 PM
Ahhh, the cool of the evening has finally arrived.  It is now down to 98 from a high of 105.  That's actual temps, not heat index.  I don't even want to think about what that was! :o

I think I'll go out and do a little mowing now. ;D

It ain't the time to get rambunctious.
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: DanG on July 31, 2010, 09:43:33 PM

It ain't the time to get rambunctious.

Boy, I ain't been accused of that in a long time! :D :D :D
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Magicman on July 31, 2010, 10:23:36 PM
My Son and I finish up his home improvement project that we started in December.  Now it's only caulking and painting to do.  We had a big fan blowing and took many water/gatoraide breaks.  I think that I don't want to know what the thermometer got to.
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Radar67 on August 01, 2010, 03:57:43 AM
I calculated the heat index once today, 110. I staying inside most of the day.
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: SwampDonkey on August 01, 2010, 04:20:54 AM
I don't mow any lawn until the cool of the morning is under 65 degrees.  ;D
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Chuck White on August 01, 2010, 07:16:26 AM
Well it's not hot here this morning!

It was only 46 on the ole mercury at 7:00AM!  :-\
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Papa1stuff on August 01, 2010, 07:46:00 AM
I don't mow any lawn until the cool of the morning is under 65 degrees.  ;D

If I wait for that temp ,wouldn't have to mow until January! ;D ;D
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: SwampDonkey on August 01, 2010, 08:45:53 AM
That would be alright by me. :D The mower here don't touch the lawn after August. ;)
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Coon on August 01, 2010, 01:25:16 PM
You guys are getting it all wrong with the mowing grass thing.  The way I look at it is that I need to cut it when it is scorching hot out.  ;D  That way the grass gets burnt from the heat and I no longer have to cut it for a good while.  ;)  :D I am so sick of mowing the lawn every second or third day.   :-\  I guess that's what happens when you get the rain like we have been this year.  To date we have 33.2 inches since spring break up.  Normal year from break up to freeze up we get somewhere around 12-15 inches.  We have lots of time for more to come yet too.   :'( 
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: ljmathias on August 01, 2010, 01:29:40 PM
Came in for a break and some water- 95 but heat index of 105.  Trying to form up for a couple landings and a back deck plus steps for my son's house- seems the insurance company will cancel our insurance if we don't have steps by the end of the month.  Oh, well, in this case I agree with them; 14" step to the ground is a little much for a 5' mother pregnant, with one hip baby, and two energetic young boys 3 and 4....

So back at it in a few minutes that might stretch into half an hour with a much needed nap and cup of coffee with the wife- just the coffee with the wife; as Magic said previously, we have sex almost every day- almost did yesterday and almost the day before, and might almost today, too... :D  Good thing there's more to life than just that.

Drink lots of water, folks, and take time to rest under a tree some.

Lj
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Radar67 on August 01, 2010, 01:37:48 PM
I'm sitting here looking at 101.3 with 43% humidity, puts the heat index around 114. I think I'll stay inside with my coffee and genealogy research. :)
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Magicman on August 01, 2010, 05:58:45 PM
My next customer wanted me to start tomorrow morning.  After a bit of coaxing, I'll move the mill in Tuesday evening and we will start at 6:00AM Wednesday.  It's forecast to be a little cooler.  There is no shade, so we will be in the Sun all day.
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: ljmathias on August 01, 2010, 07:20:43 PM
Against my better judgment (I keep that hidden in the closet mostly) went out and mowed for a couple hours- nothing like tractor trance to relax you even if it is too dang hot.  Now for some rehydration and maybe supper later, then my real job to work on...  as someone else said in a different thread, it's all good if you keep the right attitude (I added the last part- just can't leave anything alone I guess).

Happy Sunday folks- ready for another week!   8)

Lj
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: WDH on August 01, 2010, 09:18:26 PM
With all that almost fooling around , you must be almost very tired  :D.
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Jim_Rogers on August 02, 2010, 09:45:39 AM
For cool milling you should add an umbrella to your mill.

I put one on mine lately it is a small $15 beach umbrella. I just slide it down one of the two tubes that make up the mast of the mill.
But it sat too low and would have gotten burnt by the muffler. So I added a piece of pvc around the shaft and then bored a hole through a piece of 1x4 so that the pvc holds up the umbrella being held up by the board on top of the tube. To prevent the wind from blowing the umbrella off the mill, which has happened at least once, I put a bungee strap from the umbrella rib around the mill top bar and hooked it on the board.
This umbrella travels back and forth with me and covers me the engine and the control box.

Years ago, I used a larger umbrella and had it mounted differently, but it worked great as well:

(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10095/2617/DSCF0427.JPG)

Just keeping the sun off you, will help.....

Jim Rogers

The guys used to tease me that I looked like the hot dog vendor wagon.....

Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Magicman on August 02, 2010, 12:08:57 PM
I'm jealous.  Yours is bigger than mine.    :)   But I can ride.   ;D
 

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Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: terrifictimbersllc on August 02, 2010, 12:20:06 PM
I can move mine to keep up with the sun.  I can also put it back on the deck over the deck table where it belongs before my wife get's home and can't tell it's been missing all day.  This particular day was awfully hot.   But a thunderstorm moved in around 4:30 pm just when I was finishing.  Felt quite pathetic as I stood under it, holding it so it wouldn't blow away.  But no one was there to see me.
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Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Chris Burchfield on August 02, 2010, 02:16:52 PM
Shooting for 99F in Memphis this afternoon.  Heat index will be 110F.  I finished cutting the yard just before noon.  Came in showered, sat down for the noon news.  Weatherman said heat index was 109F.  Glad it was news to some people.
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Magicman on August 02, 2010, 05:21:15 PM
No sawing, or much of anything else, is happening today.  At 2:00 pm my thermometer which is under a covered back porch on the East side of our home read 102.  To me, that's HOT.  I don't know what the misery index was.

I'll move the sawmill in on a job tomorrow evening, and we are scheduled to start sawing at 6:00am Wednesday.  If it gets dangerously hot that afternoon, then we will shut it down.  The customer said that there were no shade trees around.
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Larry on August 02, 2010, 05:36:05 PM
Pulling wire through the attic of the new house today.  101 with a heat index of 108.  I suppose the attic may have been a bit higher. :o :o  Quit bout 1:30 to go for my afternoon swim in the lake.  That was a mistake...water temperature must be near 90 now...Ill go back to the creek tomorrow. ;D

Got a melon along with a few suds on ice now and the AC is most comfy.  Life is good. :)
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: paul case on August 02, 2010, 06:11:12 PM
from hot air to cool food that was an easy transition.
5 pm weather said it was 103. i believe it .so hot outside it will just almost take your breath away when you walk out. baled 550 small square bales this morning and we aint touching them till after the sun goes down.pc
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Bill Gaiche on August 02, 2010, 08:05:20 PM
103 here & 105 in Tulsa. My hat is off to you guys that get out there and run those mills on days like this. Your some tough ole birds. When i got out of school a hundred yrs. ago worked at mill and timber it must have been this hot then but i dont remember. I sawed for about 2 hours this morning and i was thinking darn its hot, then i thought about all those out there that have to do this on a daily basis, Wow. Its tough on me and i dont have to do it sence i am retired, but i enjoy it. You guys take care out there cause that heat can get you. Question. Why dont some of you mount a small 12v fan on your mill to help cool you? bg
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Nomad on August 02, 2010, 08:52:01 PM
Ah...  You guys are lightweights.  I work on ships in my day job.  A few weeks ago, we were working on a ship and the temp of the deck was 163 degrees F.  Next day, it was 178!  The comments being passed around were not fit for mixed company.  That's in the sun, with no breeze.  My real job is not much fun.
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Magicman on August 03, 2010, 09:45:00 PM
Triple digits today and more of the same forecast for tomorrow.  No shade tree anywhere.   :-\
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Buck on August 03, 2010, 10:02:18 PM
Mm, from what I just saw, no relief in sight....
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Magicman on August 03, 2010, 10:20:26 PM
I know,  :-\  but there is a chance of a shower in the afternoons.  Of course, that brings some fierce lightning also.
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Mooseherder on August 03, 2010, 10:27:18 PM
I had to do some work in and around my garage this evening.
It was hot enough to bake a cake in there.  smiley_chef_hat
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: WDH on August 03, 2010, 10:43:35 PM
Mm, from what I just saw, no relief in sight....

Oh yes there is.  It is called the Pig Roast  ;D.
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: pigman on August 03, 2010, 10:45:55 PM
It got all the way up tp to 77 here today. I suppose I need to get a bigger air conditioner. ;) I think I will just head north tomorow where it is cooler. ;D
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: ljmathias on August 04, 2010, 05:14:54 AM
Pigman- you must be in hog heaven (sorry) with temps that low.  Been in the triple digits here way too long.  Brings back memories of my youth working as a gandy dancer on the railroad.  Worst we ever had was tracks laid in between grain towers next to the Mississippi River in Davenport- no breeze and the heat just kept pushing the temp up and up.  Most days, we spent more time drinking water than working and our straw boss was a mean butt pusher, too.  I remember we used to get some of the high school football players working with us- job paid real well for those in high school back then- and they'd come out all full of pith and vinegar about how tough they were.  Most lasted less than a day.   :D  That's back when I was young and dang foolish- we got into a "I'm tougher than you" contest carrying track and tie plates- crushed a pad in back and it's never healed.  Stupid what foolish youngsters do to themselves, all in the name of being tough.  I dread the days when my grandkids start using the phrase, "Hey, guys, watch this!"

Lj
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: ljmathias on August 04, 2010, 05:31:00 AM
By the way, not sure if anyone has mentioned it, but it's official now: July was the hottest month in the US in recorded history, following June as the hottest June in recorded history.  Not to open up a can of worms, but maybe there is something to global warming after all...  :'(  If so, life as we know it will gradually change over the next few years, probably not for the better, though who knows for sure?

Stay cool out there.

Lj
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: paul case on August 04, 2010, 08:28:58 AM
lj,
anyone who believes that global warming stuff shoulda spent the last 3 winters with us here in the ozarks. below avg temps and above avg snowfall. milling was impossible and all i got done most days was to take care of my cows. over 3'' of ice 2 times.

btw 1o3 here yesterday and only 108  heat index. stiff sw breeze kept everything moving and the humidity was much lower with the wind.  the temp broke the record and today should do te same.pc
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Magicman on August 04, 2010, 06:02:51 PM
Oh yes there is.  It is called the Pig Roast  ;D. 

 :'(  I know, but we have a personal issue that has us grounded for at least the next two weeks.

I was sawing by 6:00 AM.  It was almost too dark, but we finished that ERC job before it got too hot.
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: paul case on August 04, 2010, 06:39:46 PM
103 here today stiff sw breeze made it bearable. 108 heat index. same tomorow. friday is supposed to be 94 with  a 30% chance of showers. pc
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: pineywoods on August 04, 2010, 08:02:59 PM
Drove all day yesterday in the heat. St Louis to north La. Air conditioner couldn't keep up. The cummins in the motor home started heating up anytime the manifold boost got over 5 pounds. Never seen that before. Bank sign in Pocohontas Ar said 109 deg at 4 pm. Felt like one of Magic's 3 shirt days, only I was down to my last shirt. Got home about 6 pm. still to hot to do much. Fortunately we had left the ac running in the house, nice cool 72 deg
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Magicman on August 04, 2010, 08:13:11 PM
Felt like one of Magic's 3 shirt days 

And he had one today.  When you are sweat wet, cedar sawdust sticks like crazy.
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: WDH on August 04, 2010, 10:25:37 PM
When you are sweat wet, cedar sawdust sticks like crazy.

Now that was well said  :D.
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: ScottAR on August 05, 2010, 12:17:02 AM
only missed me by about 40 miles Piney....  Offical temp was 104 here think Pokie got hotter.
The misery index was about 115.  As I type this, it's around 90F misery index is 104.
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: paul case on August 05, 2010, 08:48:56 AM
we had a lite shower here last night and it is still raining just north of us. 75 and feels like 75. sweeeeeet. i may get a 1 day vacation from the hay field. we had about 120 bales cut  to bale today but i count that no loss to get it wet and get a rain in august. pc
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Coon on August 05, 2010, 01:16:43 PM
Hey Paul, around here if we get a small rain on freshly cut hay around here it usually don't degrade the quality too much... but then if its been close to dry enough to bale and you get rain on it its a whole different ball game.  Do you find that its the same where you are at?
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Jim_Rogers on August 05, 2010, 05:37:40 PM
Yea..... it rained here today.....:

(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10095/2617/Rain_today.JPG)

Here it is going out to sea......I'm just about where that white circle is with the red + sign.....

Air feels nice now...... been very humid lately....

Jim Rogers
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: pigman on August 05, 2010, 05:51:52 PM
It got all the way up tp to 77 here today. I suppose I need to get a bigger air conditioner. ;) I think I will just head north tomorow where it is cooler. ;D
Pigman- you must be in hog heaven (sorry) with temps that low.

No, that was the temperature in my house, it was 95 outside. ;D
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: paul case on August 05, 2010, 06:39:14 PM
coon,
that is pretty much how it is here too. i didnt even go look at the hay today. i bet we had another 1'' or more of rain this morning. thats pretty good for august. i hope some of you other guys get a lil break from the heat. pc
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Magicman on August 05, 2010, 08:17:26 PM
Boy, did we ever get a break today.  Slow rain all afternoon and the temps were nice.  We'll run in the 90's for the weekend and next week, but that will be 10 cooler than this past week.  I like.   :)
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: beenthere on August 05, 2010, 08:39:22 PM
We had a pleasant day in WI for a change too. About mid to high 70's with low humidity, and nice breeze blowing. Pleasant enough to be outside with a houseful of company this week. And should be good for ballgames tomorrow, but back pushing 90 this weekend and then rain forcast.
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Buck on August 05, 2010, 08:52:05 PM
MM, thanks for sharing it westward.  Sure made a big difference. 8)
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: ljmathias on August 05, 2010, 09:23:16 PM
Took a break from home work to do some real work and ended up in Minneapolis for a couple of days- would you believe 62 this morning and when I went out for dinner this evening, had to wear a sweater to keep my thin Mississippi blood from chilling down. ;D  I'd forgotten how absolutely beautiful, comfortable, pleasant, whatever, lower temps and humidity can be... but then, the old memory ain't what it used to be, but then I don't remember really if it ever was.  ???

Lj
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Magicman on August 05, 2010, 10:03:48 PM
Quit telling off on yourself Lj

I feel a lot better now than I did before I didn't    ;D
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: paul case on August 05, 2010, 11:25:07 PM
Quit telling off on yourself Lj

I feel a lot better now than I did before I didn't    ;D


sure you do? pc
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Magicman on August 06, 2010, 08:25:19 AM
The older I get....the better I was.   ;)   :D
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: paul case on August 06, 2010, 06:43:04 PM
some better here 89 at 5 pm still plenty sweaty but not so hot. sawed some trailer flooring for a customer today.
its a little off the subject but here goes.
i cut 2 trees made 3 12'x 12'' to 16'' logs and cut them in about 4 hours today.probably used 2 gallon of fuel total.blade is still good and sharp. the 15 - 12' 2x6 paid $108 . plus i had a pile of flitches that will make 50 pallet boards at $.32/each.and i only cut 2 of the logs.  i really wasnt pushing it at all and it was fun to me .   i really like sawmillin. pc
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: paul case on August 08, 2010, 10:50:20 PM
back to hot. 98 today . 100 tomorow  just hot.  going to try to mill a walnut log for a fella tomorow morning while it isnt so hot.pc
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: ljmathias on August 09, 2010, 05:53:21 AM
Only supposed to get to 94 today- guess I'll work from dawn till dehydrated this morning, then run errands and stuff... yesterday was soggy by 10 but managed to cut the back field and get it ready for fall planting.  Just finished reading an article about the temp increases- it's predicted to have summers this hot and gradually getting hotter for the next 40 years.  Guess I'll miss out on some of that but the kids and grandkids will have to suffer it.  At least the land is paid for...   :) :)

Lj
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Magicman on August 09, 2010, 09:35:10 AM
Get ready Lj,  it's supposed to be 100 again tomorrow.
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: gator gar on August 09, 2010, 05:13:40 PM
I about fell smooth out today. My mexican helper quit and said he would rather pour concrete for a living. It was his first day on the job. We knocked off about 2:45pm and threw in the towel. It was a good 3 shirt day today. I was so light headed at lunch, that I couldn't hardly chew my food. My jaws would get tired, just chewing.
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Bibbyman on August 09, 2010, 05:21:55 PM
After the heat index gets over 100 does it really matter how much hotter it gets? 

I came in at 3:00 pm and the heat index was 109  :o
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Larry on August 09, 2010, 05:35:52 PM
It was so hot today even the animals decided to join us for a dip at the swimming hole.


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Wonder what kinda tree that is washed up on the shore? :D
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Kansas on August 09, 2010, 06:43:46 PM
About 2:30 this afternoon, pulled up my weather thing on the computer at work. 117 heat index. My soybeans look like someone hit them with a blow torch.
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: WDH on August 09, 2010, 08:08:48 PM
Larry,

From the twistiness of the bole, I bet it is a sycamore  :D.  If I had to rename sycamore, I would call it Platinus twistiencense  ;D.
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Buck on August 09, 2010, 09:30:49 PM
I got two orders for firewood this afternoon. I'm finding it hard to even think about firewood in these temps. smiley_sun
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Bibbyman on August 09, 2010, 11:23:56 PM
Sold two PU loads of slabs today.  One before I got out to the mill before 7:00am.  There were two 5 dollar bills stuck under a cutoff setting on the deck.  Later, about 2:00 in the afternoon, two guys came back and asked if I found the money they'd left for the early morning load and paid me for a second load and got it.

We've got a small stockpile of slabs we started early in the spring but they've kept us cleaned out of new slabs as fast as we can make them.  We have people parking trailers for us to fill when we dump from the mill.
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Papa1stuff on August 10, 2010, 06:24:55 AM
wish I could sell my slabs ,have to take them back to the landfill to burn.
Too hot in Florida :D
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Magicman on August 10, 2010, 08:48:54 AM
No market here either.  Most customers just pile and burn them.
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: WDH on August 10, 2010, 11:35:47 AM
I don't have all that many slabs like Bibbyman does, but I find that if I advertise them by the pick-up truck load for $5 - $10/ load in the local Shoppers Guide, I get lots of calls and the slabs get gone.
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: paul case on August 10, 2010, 01:51:30 PM
since i have the room to do it inside,i cut all my slabs into firewood and sell them delivered by the grain truck load. takes 4 big bundles to make a load . makes about 4 rick or so. i cut them up in the end of the building , pile them and when i get a call i scoop them up with the front end loader to load the truck. just dump out and the buyer stacks.costs $120 / load. 


how did we get to firewood anyway most of these threads turn to food.pc
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Magicman on August 10, 2010, 01:58:52 PM
most of these threads turn to food.pc  

I looked back.  It's turned to food at least a half dozen times already.  We missed a good opportunity with post #268.   food6
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: terrifictimbersllc on August 10, 2010, 02:01:56 PM
Anybody ever hit a deer with your boat?  Did you keep the meat?
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Buck on August 10, 2010, 04:26:29 PM
Good job TT.....cant wait for this one to run...
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: paul case on August 10, 2010, 06:56:58 PM
no didnt hit it with a boat but had 1 run in between the truck and the stock trailer. gave it to some neighbors seein as how we was busy hauling cows.

it came sawin rite out of the forrest. just had to keep on point a little. pc
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: ljmathias on August 11, 2010, 07:02:04 AM
You sawed a deer with your mill?  Wow, we're getting some crazy uses of sawmills now, aren't we?  Worse than using your trailer to take out a deer for donation to local charity...

Bibby: I'm not so sure about your comment that it's all about the same above a certain temp.  Seems to me I do alright at 90 as long as I drink lots of water.  At 95 things get problematic- I can work for a couple hours but then, no matter how much I've been drinking, I have to lay off for a while to rehydrate.  At 100, all bets are off- 15 mins tops and then the rest of the morning or afternoon to recover.  So I guess you're right in one sense: anything above 100 means about the same since nothing gets done no matter what the actual temp.

Nonetheless, life is good.  Monday we poured concrete for a couple landings and a full back deck with two steps poured in place.  Truck driver said there was only a couple wheelbarrows left but I've been down that road before- had a 6X15 front deck for my workshop formed up just in case.  We filled it up and I asked him how much he though was left- couple of wheelbarrows full, so I quickly made a spot for it- was about 1/3 a wheelbarrow left. :D  New driver...

Long story short: we started at 6 am finishing up forms and building the "suspended" forms for the steps, started pouring at 11:30 and finished at about 3- all four of us down to our last gasps.  Managed to hold my own with my son and his two helpers, but just barely.  Took me all day yesterday to recover but now I'm ready to start work on a remodel for one of the church families.  Seems they adopted all five girls from one family and need some bedrooms, so we're re-doing the enclosed garage into a two bedroom suite with bath and washer-dryer set up.  Came on too fast for me to cut the dimension lumber needed- I don't like to store 2X4's and 2X6's since they take up too much space for what they're worth.  We'll buy as we go, using the tried and true American motto: "Plan?  We're Americans, son: we do!  We don't plan."

Lj
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Magicman on August 11, 2010, 08:28:55 AM
We don't plan."  Lj 

Yup, if you make too many plans, you may have to follow them.   :o

I'm gonna enjoy the 90's weather for a change.
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: paul case on August 11, 2010, 11:31:27 PM
wooo we it was a cooker out there today. 101. 109 heat index and 190 hay balers index. i just have about 50 more bales and i am done baling and get to start hauling. i may not haul in the late afternoons. just  too hat. pc
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: ljmathias on August 12, 2010, 07:03:00 AM
Got through the rip-out phase and rough plumbing install yesterday- wasn't as hot as has been, only in the low to mid 90's, depending on the clouds.  Did find termites in the wall- long story but moral is simple: use professionals or knowledgable DIY's if you build something you need to last, not cheap friends-of-a-friend who you can never track down after the fact  >:(

Anyway, expect to pour a 3X3" concrete footing on the garage floor to keep the water out today, then build interior walls and maybe insulate the old garage walls.  In the middle of the rip out, found that there was no insulation in three of the four walls- well, duh! It was an unheated garage... but then, who needs heat now anyway?  Just open the window. :) :)

It was so hot and humid yesterday, we ended up taking an extra break- on the way back from big-box store, found a lady selling watermelons from her truck.  Seems she had some day-old melons, 2 for $7, and that gave us an excuse at about 3 to sit for a spell.  We ate one, kids came home from school and ate the other one.  They are so excited about having bedrooms that they tried to help some, which meant we had to go back to work. ::)  Knocked off early anyway and came home to play with the grandkids some.  Got to shower and head back for another day baking in the sun and heat.  Life is good!  Much rather bake in the sun than bake somewhere else in the afterlife. :D

Lj
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: terrifictimbersllc on August 12, 2010, 07:13:48 AM
You sawed a deer with your mill?  Wow, we're getting some crazy uses of sawmills now, aren't we? 
Freeze the deer first. Pretty sure I saw in Woodmizer Way someone sawing up ice blocks somewhere for ice buildings with an LT-40 so pretty sure it would work. Hope this isn't hijacking this thread  talking about cold.   ::) ::) ::)
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Buck on August 12, 2010, 07:38:03 AM
wonder what kinda steaks you could cut on that mizer....
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: paul case on August 12, 2010, 09:06:18 AM
Got to shower and head back for another day baking in the sun and heat.  Life is good!  Much rather bake in the sun than bake somewhere else in the afterlife. :D

Lj

i saw a church sign that said'' you think its hot 'here dont be caught dead without jesus.''       

pc
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Bill Gaiche on August 12, 2010, 06:07:37 PM
At 4:15 it was 104.4. Its beginning to drop a little now. Too hot but relief is on the way.
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: tree dude on August 12, 2010, 06:33:12 PM
guess i got you all beat currently 100f heat factor 108 now brother thats ht was 105 at 3:00
 smiley_beatnik
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: SwampDonkey on August 12, 2010, 07:23:12 PM
Gee whiz WDH, I see the heat never slowed you up none. You got home safe I see, and never missed a heart beat an opportunity to post about it (heat).  ;D :D :D

Nice to have met you, even though I never visited too much it seemed.  ;) Jeff drug me off north and had me all over God's green earth in the UP.  85 degrees was hot enough thanks, seems it killed off the flies at least. ;)

DanG slept in his van at the roast and when I told him I was rooming in the back of my RAV, he said he'd never sleep in the back of a Toyota. I wasn't inviting him, no worries. :D :D :D
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: WDH on August 12, 2010, 09:44:40 PM
SD,

All that cool weather in Michigan invigorated me  :D.
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Bill Gaiche on August 13, 2010, 05:46:52 PM
Its 105.7 @ 4:45pm. Again too HOT. One more day of this and then relief!
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: paul case on August 13, 2010, 06:39:46 PM
102 at 530 . feels like 102 lol. what a joke it is like sticking your head in an oven out there! pc
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: paul case on August 14, 2010, 10:19:21 PM
hot here today 99 at least but we have a front movin thru now and showers close . we arent supposed to have anything above 94 for a week at least. forecast 89 hi for tuesday.  wont that be wonderfull.  pc
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Magicman on August 14, 2010, 10:31:55 PM
Low 90's today but steaming humidity.  Then about 4:00 we got a flood.  I haven't seen that much water since Spring.
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: paul case on August 14, 2010, 11:09:38 PM
kewl mm,
i hope we get some of that my just baled hayfields could use a drink. pc
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: paul case on August 20, 2010, 02:58:19 PM
back to a scorcher here on ok.  98 today  tried to get some trees cut down this morning and came in at 1030 and it took 30 minutes to quit sweating. i guess i will rest up and go back n fetch them about 3. we have a stiff south breeze but it dont do much good in the hole in the woods. it is however supposed to bring a chance of showers tonight and slightly cooler weather. pc
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Okrafarmer on August 20, 2010, 05:23:55 PM
Bibby: I'm not so sure about your comment that it's all about the same above a certain temp.  Seems to me I do alright at 90 as long as I drink lots of water.  At 95 things get problematic- I can work for a couple hours but then, no matter how much I've been drinking, I have to lay off for a while to rehydrate.  At 100, all bets are off- 15 mins tops and then the rest of the morning or afternoon to recover.  So I guess you're right in one sense: anything above 100 means about the same since nothing gets done no matter what the actual temp.Lj

Me too, LJ, sounds like we came equipped with the same metabolism and respiration gear.
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Magicman on August 20, 2010, 07:50:21 PM
My customers that I'm talking to are still saying "wait".  Neither of us want to saw until we get a break from the heat.  We've been getting a bit of rain some afternoons, but with high temps that just means high misery.

Herbicide spraying and then bushhogging deer food plots will be in September.  I'll plant the first week of October.

Cooler weather is coming even if I have to go to Colorado in October to find it. (which I am going to do)     ;D ;D
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: barbender on August 20, 2010, 09:53:22 PM
I could never tolerate that 100 humid weather, maybe dry heat like out west. The humidity just knocks me out anymore. Our summer hasn't been particularly hot, I think it's only gotten above 90 a couple of times, but man has it been muggy. I might have to start summering in Alaska or something. :)
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Okrafarmer on August 20, 2010, 10:28:59 PM
I could never tolerate that 100 humid weather, maybe dry heat like out west. The humidity just knocks me out anymore. Our summer hasn't been particularly hot, I think it's only gotten above 90 a couple of times, but man has it been muggy. I might have to start summering in Alaska or something. :)

Right on, boss! I gotta move farther north!
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: paul case on August 20, 2010, 10:50:05 PM
just before i left out at 3 this afternoon twc's quapaw thermometer said 100 degrees w/ HI of 106 and 33% humidity. u guys think that a dry heat is ok but i say when its hot   ..............ITS HOT.!!!! pc
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: SwampDonkey on August 21, 2010, 06:50:51 AM
Dry heat is better because we have to sweat to cool down and if that sweat evaporates quicker you cool off easier.  ;)

But hot is hot, I couldn't take no 100 degrees for long and have to work in it. Time to go home. See ya. :D
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Okrafarmer on August 21, 2010, 07:00:15 AM
Well they're calling for only low 90's today, and I'm working-- hopefully it'll be ok. Pray for me-- I had a really rough day in the heat Thursday and took yesterday off as a result!
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: SwampDonkey on August 21, 2010, 07:10:37 AM
Ah, your a young, tough, strap'n lad.  ;D
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Okrafarmer on August 21, 2010, 07:21:54 AM
Ah, your a young, tough, strap'n lad.  ;D

I like to think so, but sometimes reality gets in the way! :-[
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: paul case on August 21, 2010, 04:39:48 PM
we had a inch rain last night, drops about 1 inch apart. was supposed to be much cooler today but at 330 it was 97 with a sweat # of 103. thats not enough cooler to notice. sawed some boards early and the wife and both sons helped. finished 300 pallet boards in about 2 hours. all of us were sweatty and ready to quit. 
my bermuda grass hay fields sure could use a drink and about 10 or 15 degrees cooler. they are starting to burn up.   pc
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Okrafarmer on August 21, 2010, 06:22:18 PM
It rained here today and might not have got above 85, which was a blessing, but I worked in it all day and that's not good for my system either. I'm already sick with bronchitis (on top of my normal asthma). So it wasn't that great, but I had to get the work done, and I was able to bear up under it, so I did.
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Magicman on August 21, 2010, 10:18:13 PM
I bushhogged until about 3"00 this afternoon.  My Son and I then replaced the Bushhog blades.  I'll send them to a shop to be hammered.  I like that method of sharpening because it does not remove any metal.  Cost about $40 for a set of 4.

Yes, it was a 2 shirt day.
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Okrafarmer on August 21, 2010, 10:39:34 PM
Yes, it was a 2 shirt day.

It should have been for me too, but alas I had but one. It now hangs in the bathroom drying out before I put it on the laundry pile tomorrow. Sorry if that's TMI. ::)
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: SwampDonkey on August 22, 2010, 05:33:17 AM
If we get as much as a shower those evergreens are wet all day. Does that count? Still have to change clothes before driving home. ;D
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: paul case on August 30, 2010, 09:48:37 PM
still hot here today. 95  and humid again. the grass is all burning up we got a chance of showers on friday and a cool down coming but today was hot! pc
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: SwampDonkey on August 31, 2010, 03:24:13 AM
Same here and I gotta cut brush in it.  ;) ;D We've certainly had a good drying out this summer. The balsam poplar and hybrid poplars are dropping leaves, it's been so dry and hot.
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Okrafarmer on August 31, 2010, 08:32:13 AM
Swamp Donkey, it looks like a change of weather is headed your way. . . . . You might be doing a different kind of work next week than you are right now, depending on what Earl does!  :o

http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/refresh/graphics_at2+shtml/024914.shtml?5-daynl#contents
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: SwampDonkey on August 31, 2010, 02:06:26 PM
Looks like a weekend thing if it hits here at all. Usually we get some rain and light-moderate wind, but nothing to worry over this far north and inland. Nothing I can do about it anyway. ;D It's still going to be DanG hot all week. :D
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: paul case on August 31, 2010, 02:11:00 PM
93 here at 1 and if it werent for that good breeze it would just be unbearable hot. august is out like a firecracker too i guess.pc
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: SwampDonkey on August 31, 2010, 02:32:37 PM
94 F here at 3:30 pm  ::) ;D What wind? not a breath here. ;D

On our work site there is a bar that likes to carry off gas jugs left over night. ;D I seen a few old oil jugs chewed up with bar teeth marks. Also, I seen a leather boot, some plastic and other trash in the thickets and can't think it's someone trowing trash up in the woods. Most people that litter the woods are almost too lazy to get out of the car seat, so I know they ain't lugging it up in the thickets. If it's that bar, than he thinks he's a dog. Actually, one of the guys found a spot were someone is feeding it dog food on a bate site. ::) and we are beside 100 acre corn field. :D
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: paul case on August 31, 2010, 04:47:50 PM
that one took me a minute to figure out. BAR       98 here at 10 til 4  pc
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Stan snider on August 31, 2010, 06:51:37 PM
It's only 95 here. I may have to cut some more hay to bait up a rain!! :D Stan
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: SwampDonkey on August 31, 2010, 07:23:24 PM
Only he says.  :D  pull_smiley
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: paul case on August 31, 2010, 07:32:31 PM
cut hay, pour concrete do whatever. we need a rain . 8)pc
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: SwampDonkey on September 01, 2010, 03:46:55 AM
75 F here and it's not even daylight, 4:30 am.  ;D
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Stan snider on September 01, 2010, 09:06:05 AM
SD; Is that normal for your country?  Here in Oklahoma we have had a lot of mornings over 80F this summer,one morning 86.  It's not a good start to the day when that happens.  Stan
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: SwampDonkey on September 01, 2010, 12:14:31 PM
It's not normal by a long shot, usually down to 55-60 at night in this region. This year is hotter than normal and for a good many days it's been over 80, like at least 6 weeks worth. We often can get days down around 60 in summer and 75 is usually a warm summer day. Usually this heat only will last 3 or 4 days and cools off again.

It's been so hot that you could ring the water out of your clothes in a bucket by noon. ;D
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: paul case on September 01, 2010, 12:25:57 PM
whatever you did stan, it worked. we hadare having a good rain this morning. probably already have got 1'' or so . still supposed toget to a high of 91.good timing we needed the rain. pc
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: ljmathias on September 01, 2010, 01:51:16 PM
Guess all the complaining finally did some good- been in the high 80's to low 90's last couple of days- downright balmy!  I hardly worked up a sweat yesterday, only had to change clothes once!

Maybe we need one of these vagrant hurricanes to move over a little closer to the Gulf,stir things up some...

Lj
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: SwampDonkey on September 02, 2010, 03:25:00 AM
Yes, another hot one today. 73 this morning and it's 4:30 am. Most of the woods in the province are closed for extreme fire weather. Only our area is open, but we leave at noon because......well any longer and you drop to the ground and be there until the next morning. :D

I saw at one house on Tuesday, where they had a huge bonfire beside the house and no one tending it. It looked like it was even under some power lines.  Just a few yards away on the next lot is a bulk fuel station. Lord love us. ::) ::)
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: paul case on September 02, 2010, 12:10:16 PM
we had rain almost all afternoon yesterday. one lady told me at church last night that her guage had 2.5'' in it. i bet it was at leaast that much. our ditches were full of water last night.88 today will be plenty sweatty and 92 by sunday. good rain though.pc
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: VT_Forestry on September 02, 2010, 12:52:37 PM
Upper 90s here yesterday and we spent all morning filling sandbags to prep for Hurricane Earl.   Got 500 filled by lunchtime, that was about all we could take  :D
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: SwampDonkey on September 02, 2010, 01:19:57 PM
Up north of here in the hills of Campbelton it was over 100 yesterday. It was 90 here at noon, but dropped down to 87 when it got cloudy.
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Magicman on September 02, 2010, 06:08:43 PM
I figured out how to keep it from getting HOT.  Leave home.  ;)   We are spending about a week in the Smoky Mountains, and it's cool.   :D
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: paul case on September 02, 2010, 06:15:47 PM
gee whiz..... i thought i had it all figured out.pc
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: SwampDonkey on September 02, 2010, 06:23:26 PM
Well, come Sunday it's going to be about 65 for a high, so I don't have to go anywhere. :D
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Okrafarmer on September 02, 2010, 08:01:10 PM
Well, come Sunday it's going to be about 65 for a high, so I don't have to go anywhere. :D

You'll get your rain, too. Earl will see to that.
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Bill Gaiche on September 02, 2010, 10:53:32 PM
Got rain before dark, hailed and must of had a micro burst or something because it took down a perfect 16" ash , a red oak top out of neighbors tree another tree in another neighbors, the ash and red oak are piled up on one of my outbuildings and shifted it sideways about 4". Took out a crapemurtle and my fireplace cap. Elect. was out for 45 min. Started gen so we could have lights. Its 70 degrees out now and 1.42" of rain, other than that it a good evening, bg
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: ScottAR on September 03, 2010, 02:18:32 AM
got 4 count em 4 rain drops today...  could we have a bit more please?  ;D
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: SwampDonkey on September 03, 2010, 03:17:54 AM
Only expect to get about 2" of rain out of Earl up my way and up to 30 mile per hr wind gusts and that's with the cold front moving east off the Lakes.

When Katrina hit in here, we had gotten 5" of rain two days before off another weather system and only got 2" off Katrina. In the new year after Christmas we got another 6" of rain.  I never used a sump pump in the middle of winter, in fact I never used one in the summer before either, but that 5" of water had to go somewhere, and I'm on a ridge top in deep sandy clay loam ground (light on the clay, heavy on the gravel and stones).
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: paul case on September 03, 2010, 08:17:05 AM
Got rain before dark, hailed and must of had a micro burst or something because it took down a perfect 16" ash , a red oak top out of neighbors tree another tree in another neighbors, the ash and red oak are piled up on one of my outbuildings and shifted it sideways about 4". Took out a crapemurtle and my fireplace cap. Elect. was out for 45 min. Started gen so we could have lights. Its 70 degrees out now and 1.42" of rain, other than that it a good evening, bg
sounds like no one got hurt and i am glad to hear that. pc
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Bill Gaiche on September 03, 2010, 01:35:56 PM
Paul, no injuries. Just had two trees to saw up for fire wood. Then all that brush to haul off. By the way this was my first at sawing wood from the roof of a building. Ash and red oak on top. bg
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: paul case on September 03, 2010, 04:47:56 PM
bill,
no log to salvage for the sawmill?  what a ripp off. pc
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Okrafarmer on September 03, 2010, 10:26:21 PM
bill,
no log to salvage for the sawmill?  what a ripp off. pc

Aye, that's what I was thinking.
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: StephenRice on September 03, 2010, 11:44:07 PM
Yeah, I got up today and it was already getting light...  Read and read through more than a couple hundred FF posts, then went to breakfast with BIG plans to get all this work done today...  Uh huh... I got out of the restaurant, went to pick up some deer corn (for the chickens) and some groceries at Walmart and then... walked outside.  Ughhhhhhhh...  Someone turned on the water faucet on my face.  Where did the heat come from all of the sudden?  I was just starting to get used to it cooling down lately too!  Well, then that big breakfast of bacon and sausage and grits and eggs and fruit kicked in, and I was headed home for a nap!

I will have to try again in the morning before it gets hot...
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Magicman on September 04, 2010, 08:32:45 AM
Whooaa,  56 this morning.  Course, I'm not in Mississippi, and not working.   :)  Next week will be a reality check for this old boy.   :)
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Norm on September 04, 2010, 08:47:45 AM
45 this morning, high yesterday was 69!
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: LOGDOG on September 04, 2010, 10:04:20 AM
Leaves are drying out here and turning color. Mornings are cool as are the evenings. Fall's a coming! Love it when we get over the hump of those triple digit summer temps. Will spend the holiday weekend mowing and discing in preparation for putting foodplots in around the middle of the month.
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: SwampDonkey on September 04, 2010, 12:11:00 PM
Thermometer is stuck on 71 F. Leaves have been falling off balsam poplar and hybrids, maples are turning like they were up to the Sault. White birch trees are browning a bid because of leaf miners or something attaching the leaf surfaces. That's been going on for a few summers. We have a white caterpillar with black tuffs/hairs on the ends. Is that a hickory tussock? One of the fellas at work thinks so.  I don't see that they are doing much though. Some fellows are complaining of bites from something, I think it could be the hairs on these causing a reaction making a little mosquito-like bump.

Looks a lot like this.

http://davesgarden.com/guides/bf/showimage/10253
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: wwsjr on September 04, 2010, 12:29:49 PM
MM,

55 in north MS this morning, high predicted 80. Even lower for tomorrow morning. I could stand a month or two of this kind of weather.

Willie
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: StephenRice on September 04, 2010, 02:14:45 PM
Wow, you guys... Sure wish you could blow a bit of that cooler air down here!  I work outside for a bit and then start running for the A/C like a baby!  Once it gets to about 11:00 am or so, I start to melt like the wicked witch on the Wizard of Oz...
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: SwampDonkey on September 04, 2010, 03:08:43 PM
Temp is dropping here now, it's 68. I got every window open to cool off the house.  ;D
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Mooseherder on September 04, 2010, 03:48:40 PM
It's 96 degrees and I have been jumping in and out of the pool while trying to complete an outside project.
It's so hot I saw a Dog chasing a Rabbit and they was both walking. :D
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Bill Gaiche on September 04, 2010, 03:59:34 PM
paul case, ash broke off up about 10' and was splintery. The red oak was in neighbors yard and the wind broke the top out of it up about 25'. The wind blew it into my ash tree and caused it to break off. The red oat trunk is still standing, has at least 12' or more of good in it. Must be about 28" at the butt. Will see if neighbor will let me cut it up. bg
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: paul case on September 04, 2010, 08:01:11 PM
now that might make it worth cleanin up all that mess .pc
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: StephenRice on September 04, 2010, 08:25:38 PM
It's 96 degrees and I have been jumping in and out of the pool while trying to complete an outside project.
It's so hot I saw a Dog chasing a Rabbit and they was both walking. :D

That is too funny...  If you were here they both would probably be swimming in that pool with you!  Even the bears up north are doing it!

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/21134540/vp/37897435 (http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/21134540/vp/37897435)
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Magicman on September 24, 2010, 07:01:18 PM
It was HOT today, yeah.  I don't know what the thermometer said, but I surely was proud of my umbrella.  My helper was suffering.
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: SwampDonkey on September 24, 2010, 07:39:18 PM
It was mid 50's here and cold, cold rain. Now, Wednesday was about 75 degrees and sunshine. As luck and gusto would have it, I got my pay cut by Thursday so I never had to work in that wet stuff. ;D

Sun returns on Monday and mid 50's for temp. Be making lotsa brush for sure. ;D

Moose season is on now from Thursday until Saturday. We had to move to a new work site yesterday and there was a bunch of hunters we had to let down with bad news. No hunting on our work site, so we allowed them until 7:30 am, just after daylight, to have a chance at a moose. Well, while we were waiting for them we saw that their moose had already passed by, leaving tracks on the road as big as a work horse.  ;) ;D
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: DR_Buck on September 24, 2010, 08:30:21 PM
101.2 here today in the shade.   smiley_sun   smiley_sweat_drop   This is late September ???  I came home from the office early hoping to fix some fences but it was just to hot and dusty to work outside.   Haven't seen any rain in so long I'd have trouble recognizing it when it does come.   Dust (dirt) around the mill shed and log yard is 6" deep and kicks up into clouds just walking through it.

I have a milling job tomorrow at a customer site and it's going to be in the high 90's.  :(
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Okrafarmer on September 24, 2010, 10:32:16 PM
101.2 here today in the shade.   smiley_sun   smiley_sweat_drop   This is late September ???  I came home from the office early hoping to fix some fences but it was just to hot and dusty to work outside.   Haven't seen any rain in so long I'd have trouble recognizing it when it does come.   Dust (dirt) around the mill shed and log yard is 6" deep and kicks up into clouds just walking through it.

I have a milling job tomorrow at a customer site and it's going to be in the high 90's.  :(

 ??? We only had low 90's today in SC.
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: LOGDOG on July 13, 2011, 10:09:01 PM
I thought I'd bump this topic. With the heat wave that sitting over the South I'm surprised this hasn't been posted on recently. I've had 107 here the couple days.  smiley_sun smiley_sun

In Louisiana we say we have two seasons: Hot and Wet. We're in the "Hot" at the moment. Burn ban in effect for months.
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Mooseherder on July 13, 2011, 10:21:24 PM
I was thinking about this thread today while cooking dinner on my brick pit out back.
It was stinking hot here but you guys had it worse.  That is scary to think about. 
Sure wish we could be on the north end right about now.  We are in the heavy afternoon rain cycle to cool things off then the sun comes out and it is some hot and humid.
Work keeps piling up around here and nothing is getting done because it's too nice in da AC. ::)
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Magicman on July 13, 2011, 10:38:27 PM
I'm glad that I'm off from sawing for a few days.  Yesterday my underwear was wet with sweat by 10:00 AM.  I was needing some of those airport diapers.  ;D :D
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: beenthere on July 13, 2011, 11:05:36 PM
WAY too much info!   ;)

Made it up to 75 today, with dew point at 53, and a light breeze blowing. Just like one of the southern winter days. S'pose to be above 90 for a few days over the weekend. I couldn't take the southern heat. I'd melt like MM
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: ScottAR on July 14, 2011, 12:02:20 AM
Averaging 100-101 the last few days... 60% humidity   It's a bit warm yes...
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Coon on July 14, 2011, 01:29:30 AM
Magicman, don't you mean Depends?  ;)  :D   Also, Happy Birthday Magic.

Heck in that southern heat I would melt and be just a mere grease spot next to the mill. 
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: pyrocasto on July 14, 2011, 01:33:35 AM
Spent the day in Charleston, SC. 100 degree temps at 100% humidity. Radio said heat index was 115. Really really sucked.
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: WildDog on July 14, 2011, 04:27:59 AM
Happy Birthday MM :)

Minus 16 deg celcius at the house here Tuesday, we could do with some of that heat.
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: submarinesailor on July 14, 2011, 05:58:38 AM
Spent the day in Charleston, SC. 100 degree temps at 100% humidity. Radio said heat index was 115. Really really sucked.

In my younger days, I spend just a few days on the water front in Charteston with that kind of heat.  Man did it sucX.  Almost as bad as the water front in Kingsbay, Ga - about 40 miles north of Jacksonville, FL.  But, the worst I was ever in, was loading stores onto a submarine in Guam.  Out in the sun, standing on a black hull with the actual air temps around 103.  Talk about HOT and 100% humidity.  Man was it UGLY!!!!!!!!!!  Any of you guys ever done very physical work in Guam?  Maybe some of you Air Forces guys at Anderson?

Bruce
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: bandmiller2 on July 14, 2011, 06:30:29 AM
I'd rather cut with the temp around zero F than 100 and humid.Of course I don't cut in ether extreme.Theirs enough comfy days to mill,good time to grind bands in a cool cellar.Frank C.
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: WDH on July 14, 2011, 07:56:05 AM
Bruce,

I feel like I have been working on that submarine in Guam the last few days.  Brutal.
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: LOGDOG on July 14, 2011, 08:37:44 AM
Happy Birthday Magicman.  :)

Yep, even the breeze is hot .... when there is a breeze. Going from the house at 72 degrees out into the 100+ is like hitting a wall. I've got a big fox squirrel that camps outside our front door in a big white oak . He crawls up there and literally drapes himself over his favorite limb and just hangs there with his arms and legs hanging out in this heat. He looks pitiful. I'll have to snap a picture of him. So everyday I've been taking him a bowl of fresh, cold water out there and putting it at the base of the tree. Sometimes I even put ice cubes in it for good measure. Funny thing, I was out the other day working in the yard and he had come down the base of the tree unbeknownst to me. As I approached the tree, the flash of his tail going around the other side caught my eye. So I peak around and there's his tail and butt. 4 different times I was able to pet that squirrel! He's either real sluggish or he's becoming tame. Pretty cool. :)
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Chuck White on July 14, 2011, 08:48:23 AM
Last Thursday, we were finishing up a mobile sawjob and boy it was hot!

I had a thermometer on the back of the truck and at 2:00 PM it was reading 120F.

I had another thermometer sitting on the seat in the cab where it was shaded and that one was reading 90F.

My favorite sawing temperature is 45-65.

Over the past few years, the sun has really gotten stronger and hotter.
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Magicman on July 14, 2011, 11:48:05 AM
 

(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/20011/2410/DSCN1004.JPG)
This helps.   ::)
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Ivey on July 14, 2011, 01:17:35 PM
Magic, that there is some good stuff, use it all the time.
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: SwampDonkey on July 14, 2011, 07:00:34 PM
Magic, I'll always remember you as the "Gold Bond pusher". ;D

Have a good one.  :)

I wonder if it works on spruce and fir needles when in your garments. Those needles can make certain areas sore. :D
Of course, if I was half way smart I would put a cape on the back of the hardhat. ;)
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: LOGDOG on July 14, 2011, 07:04:26 PM
That Gold Bond really is some good stuff. I even put it in my Bassethounds armpits in the summer. We call it "Code Blue" ...can't remember how it got that nickname. We say Code Blue and she rolls over to get dusted. Works like a charm.  :)
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Buck on July 14, 2011, 11:50:01 PM
 :D :D :D
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Magicman on July 15, 2011, 07:15:50 AM
Last week I added an Advocare product to my water instead of powdered Gatoraide.  LOGDOG made the suggestion and I am trying it.  I used two parts of Rehydrate and one part of Spark.

I needed a better idea   smiley_idea  to help me deal with these near 100 temperatures.   smiley_sun
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: GF on July 15, 2011, 10:00:20 AM
I am really tired of the heat here, we have had 25 days already of 100+ temps.   Last Saturday I went out to cut cedar down by Guthrie got there at 7:00am and pulled out at 2:30pm.   When we pulled out it was showing 111 degrees.  The official high for the day for the day in OKC was 111 degrees.  Sure was hot in the trees running saws.  Now that we had a little rain its 100+ with high humidity.
I am ready for fall.

GF
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Raider Bill on July 15, 2011, 10:32:13 AM
Last week I added an Advocare product to my water instead of powdered Gatoraide.  LOGDOG made the suggestion and I am trying it.  I used two parts of Rehydrate and one part of Spark.

I needed a better idea   smiley_idea  to help me deal with these near 100 temperatures.   smiley_sun

What's this stuff? Never heard if it.
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: barbender on July 15, 2011, 10:42:55 AM
When we get into the 90's here I start to think about applying for asylum staus in Canada. I hate hot weather anymore. Must not spend enough time at the lake :(
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: LOGDOG on July 15, 2011, 10:45:34 AM
Bill ...here's a link to my page. https://www.advocare.com/10075601/Store/CatalogView.aspx?id=E

It's the second item down, on the left."ADVOCARE Spark energy Drink". Then "Rehydrate" is just to the right of it in the Center. PM me your address and I'll send you some samples and info.  :)
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: SwampDonkey on July 15, 2011, 04:47:05 PM
Been 75 to 85 degrees here for a couple weeks, I think longer. I don't like it much hotter than 75 and prefer 60. But boy is the dew heavy in the mornings around here. Like it rained all night in the weedy places, not so bad on the trees.
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: paul case on July 16, 2011, 09:34:18 PM
dew? whats that?
we havent had any dew for about a month or so here. we could have started baling hay at 7 am this morning ifn i could get the raker out of bed that early!  pc
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: SwampDonkey on July 16, 2011, 09:35:43 PM
We have dew here until it becomes frost. :D

If it ain't coming down from above, it's coming up from below. Rain forest I tell ya. ;)

I was out walking in the woods today and the water from 3 weeks ago that was laying in pools is all dried up, bone dry. Where the pools form the ground is bare of vegetation, common where there is low slope and imperfect drainage. You could dig down and there is water within a foot of the surface. These are ephemeral pools in spring and early summer for the flies and frogs. ;D
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: paul case on July 16, 2011, 09:40:26 PM
you lucky donkey!!!! ;D  pc
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Bibbyman on July 21, 2011, 09:18:21 PM
The heat has all but killed our production.  Last week Id say I got Mary and the girls out four mornings to saw for maybe a total of 16 hours.  Id get out very early and get things setup and started,  Mary would come out and then followed by the girls.   Our goal would be to achieve about half our normal day and then quit.  Id follow up with some other works in the afternoon and evening but my girl crew was done.  I made two runs to West Plains and the crew found other cooler things to do on those days like go shopping and to the library.

Then last Friday I met with a flat refusal to even saw in the mornings.  We, as a crew, have not sawn since.    Mary and the girls ran off to Minneapolis to visit with son Chris and wife Heather.   Ive sawn and delivered one small order and started doing some custom sawing.  Also got in and scalled and stored two loads of logs.  Ive also been doing some much-needed bush-hogging and Ive had to repair our dust chute tube support structure because I wrecked it by clipping it with a load of slabs.

Yesterday morning I get a call from my Mom at 5:45 am.  Are you up?   Their AC went out late last evening and it was already starting to get uncomfortably warm for them.  I had to go up and check that out.   Found nothing I could work on.  Looked like the fan on the coil unit outside was not kicking on and the motor was hot.   Drove, not walked or phoned, into town to the HVAC guy.  7:00 am and hes already open and already has a list of problems to take care of.  I found a window unit and put it in and took a fan up for them. But HVAC guy got there about 10:30.  Capacitor out.  Had one.  Easy fix.  $172.54 if you please.

I was up at 4:00 am this morning and out at 5:00 but still it was too hot and humid to find any joy in it.  At 7:00 am,  one of Marys olfart customers roll in.  My first comment, What are you doing?  Bringing me firewood?  He had a couple of dead pine logs.  One was about 14 diameter and the other about 8.   They were from a tree has great uncle had planted. The electric line clearing crew had to cut it. He wanted them sawn to make something for his nieces new house.  He assures me theres never been anything nailed into it.

Ive been seeing a lot of deer moving.  Two big bucks in velvet crossed the drive I front of me.  Last evening deer were running around in the cut hay field.  I suspect the flies are bothering them.

Grass that has been lush green until this week is burning up.
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: DRB on July 21, 2011, 09:33:09 PM
Thought I would make you feel bad, our high today was 70 by Sunday we are supposed to hit 77.  The heat is pretty bad.  We have had a total of 78 minutes of temps over 80 so far this year actually since like Sep last year.  Western Washington can be pretty mild most of the time.
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Bibbyman on July 21, 2011, 09:43:20 PM
Mary and I spent a few days in Portland during the heat of the summer August as I remember.   The temperatures were nice but it was so damp.
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Magicman on July 21, 2011, 10:31:06 PM
Thankfully, I will not saw until Monday and then only about three days.  I've gotta get stuff ready to travel.  Tomorrow is oil changing day for the RV.
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: SwampDonkey on July 22, 2011, 04:01:00 AM
Despite the lying media it's not been record breaking heat up here, but it's by no means cool or cold. It's still hovering around 80. And up until Wednesday night not much for rain. The ground around the yard under the trees was cracking open like the desert. But Wednesday night we got 8/10th's and yesterday 4/10's to ward off the drought. I had been putting some water on the garden by bucket.

Had some fresh carrots, beats, spinach a couple days ago as I needed to thin out the carrots so they could grow. So that meant the carrots needed water at the time because it was very dry.

Fresh carrots are nice........mmm Soon be shelling peas as they are podded now and the beans are in full bloom. Soon be picking peppers and the tiny tims are forming on the tomatoes.  8) Had so many tims go to waste last year the volunteer tomatoes where growing like weeds. :D
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Larry on July 22, 2011, 11:28:09 AM
Just over the mountain in Fort Smith they sat a new record...18 straight days with over 100 degree temperature.

Im glad were on the cool side of the mountain but looks like its gonna hit 100 here today and for the next week.

Ive been working on the new house deck in the mornings and sawing a bit in the afternoons.  The mill is under a big shade tree and usually get an afternoon breeze.  Think Ill stop until temperatures drop a bit.  Im bout out of logs other than junk cedar anyhow.
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Bibbyman on July 22, 2011, 11:32:01 AM
I've been out sawing.  The breeze is coming up just a little.  If I'm directly under the fan, it's not too bad.  Out in the sun... burn out quick.  I'm working in slow motion.  Not moving very fast and drinking a lot of water.
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: wwsjr on July 22, 2011, 11:41:05 AM
I moved my mill and edger to a customers' site and cut 12,000BF SYP last week. We worked under two big white oak trees that provided shade all day. The heat index was 105 to 110 every day. Three of us were drinking a case of bottled water and lots of Gatorade every day. We went to work at 6:00 AM and quit by 2:30PM. Finally this week we have have a few afternoon showers that helped lower the temp slightly. It has been totally miserable with high humidity and no wind every day. I promise I am not going to gripe about cold weather this winter!
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: CalebL on July 22, 2011, 12:37:50 PM
Just over the mountain in Fort Smith they sat a new record...18 straight days with over 100 degree temperature.

Im glad were on the cool side of the mountain but looks like its gonna hit 100 here today and for the next week.

Ive been working on the new house deck in the mornings and sawing a bit in the afternoons.  The mill is under a big shade tree and usually get an afternoon breeze.  Think Ill stop until temperatures drop a bit.  Im bout out of logs other than junk cedar anyhow.


And let me tell you it has been miserable.  By noon it's 103 and by 5 in the afternoon, forgetaboutit it's 106 to 108.  Last night at 8pm it was still 103 and when you factor in the humidity, it's miserable. 
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Magicman on July 22, 2011, 12:38:41 PM
This follows the theme of the thread:

How Hot Is It  ???

A buddy out of Arkansas said he'd killed a mosquito that was carrying a canteen.

A man in Missouri said the chicken farmers were giving the chickens crushed ice to keep them from laying hard-boiled eggs.

In Louisiana ,they caught a 20 lb catfish that had ticks on it!

But just this week, in Mississippi, a fire hydrant was seen bribing a dog.

It's so dry in Texas that the Baptists are starting to baptize by sprinkling, the Methodists are using wet-wipes,
the Presbyterians are giving out rain-checks, and the Catholics are praying for the wine to turn back into water.
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Ivey on July 22, 2011, 12:53:37 PM
That's a good one Magicman, I don't care who you are..
 

It's been 100 degrees for the last two days here too, feels like 115. To hot to do much of
anything outside in the middle of the day.
 
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: LeeB on July 22, 2011, 12:58:23 PM
99 degreesover here at 8pm. high today 110.low tonight 93. more ofthe same coming. We're supposed to load out the rig for transport to Viet Nam around 20th August. I'll be glad to get out of the sand box.
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Bibbyman on July 22, 2011, 01:36:45 PM
No matter how hot it gets,  I'll never be as hot as the summer of '53 - according to my dad.

Dad was telling yesterday that back in that heat wave, they were the first in the family to get their house wired with electricity so they had a fan.  My grandparents moved in so they could get in front of it.  Dad said they moved their bed (my folks not the grandparents) out in the yard because they still cooked on a wood cookstove.   

Times like this make me think of helping my Uncle Chick saw on his circle sawmill powered by a steam engine.  Here is a story I wrote about it some 10 years ago.

http://www.forestryforum.com/board/index.php/topic,155.msg4863.html#msg4863

http://www.forestryforum.com/board/index.php/topic,155.msg4864.html#msg4864
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: ScottAR on July 22, 2011, 09:08:54 PM
Saw a tree chasing a dog yesterday...
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: pyrocasto on July 22, 2011, 09:23:10 PM
Charleston was a cool 105 index this past wednesday, compared to the week before I complained about. I saw the news online later that week that said when i was there they hit a record heat index, of 124...

Here in WNC it's in the low 90s thanks goodness, as any hotter and I would be moving up north. I can put more clothes on but I cant take off any more without being arrested.  :D
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Mooseherder on July 22, 2011, 09:57:49 PM
Y'all need to come cool off in Florida. ;D
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: GF on July 22, 2011, 10:04:48 PM
So far in OKC they officially have had 30 days of 100 degree + days.   According to the news we may beat the 50 days of 100+ degree days in a single year.  I am really tired of this heat and drought.  Noticed some of the older oak trees are starting to die out. 

Gary
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: SwampDonkey on July 23, 2011, 05:53:32 AM
Got 6/10" rain last night, makes 1.8" for the week. We needed it bad in places like home here, but other areas it's been raining a lot more. The ground here was drying and cracking open like desert. Needed the rain bad and I never thought that would be the case, because up to 3 week ago it rained every other day. But the heat and growing season sure sucks up the water. The woodlot had water everywhere 3 weeks ago and Sunday I found it to be bone dry, until this week that is. ;D

Hot enough here, water running off me and all I did was make bread and drink coffee this morning. It was 68 degrees here before daylight with 99% humidity.
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Kansas on July 23, 2011, 06:19:17 AM
We haven't had any meaningful rain in 45 days. The corn is waving white flags of surrender. Day after day of over 100 degree heat. I believe its just going to be the crop insurance now. Somehow the ears filled out, although smaller ears. Some is starting to be cut for silage, just to salvage something. I imagine aflatoxin will be a problem at the elevators this year.
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Norm on July 23, 2011, 08:11:12 AM
I that dryland corn Kansas? How's the crop that's irrigated doing?
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Bibbyman on July 23, 2011, 08:13:24 AM
I read that the slaughter houses in Texas are running at twice normal due to no pasture or hay to feed the cattle.  

Hay is made here at least the first cutting.  Corn is probably ok I think already far enough along to finish up.  Pasture grass has stopped growing.  Weeds never seem too.  Grass in yard starting to burn brown.

We have some prediction of rain in the forecast but the heat continues.
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Magicman on July 23, 2011, 08:24:56 AM
We have gotten rain, so the grass has kicked into overtime growing.  I'm going over to "Roundup" my deer plots today. 
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Kansas on July 23, 2011, 09:00:19 AM
Thats dryland Norm. I think the irrigated will be pretty good. One plus for the corn is that it has been humid without much wind. Its not like I remember back around 1980 when even the irrigated couldn't pollinate. A lot of these guys barely turn the pivots off. Friend of mine with a feedlot is getting ready to put the dryland around the corners of his pivots into the pit. He puts up earlage. He thinks that will start in about 2 weeks. He wants that corn to be down to around 35-40% moisture.
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Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: LOGDOG on July 23, 2011, 09:24:15 AM
I read that the slaughter houses in Texas are running at twice normal due to no pasture or hay to feed the cattle. 

Hay is made here at least the first cutting.  Corn is probably ok I think already far enough along to finish up.  Pasture grass has stopped growing.  Weeds never seem too.  Grass in yard starting to burn brown.

We have some prediction of rain in the forecast but the heat continues.

Speaking of this ... Craigslist has had a ton of listings for horses, cattle and goats because people are just plum out of grass. With grains being as high as they are I think people are just in a bad spot as far as being able to provide for their animals. Sad really.
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Norm on July 23, 2011, 09:32:17 AM
I wondered how it was doing in your area Kansas. We got some timely rains finally, the garden is suffering but the row crops look pretty good.

93F with a 109 heat index for today again.
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Bibbyman on July 23, 2011, 10:15:36 AM

Speaking of this ... Craigslist has had a ton of listings for horses, cattle and goats because people are just plum out of grass. With grains being as high as they are I think people are just in a bad spot as far as being able to provide for their animals. Sad really.

That's been happening around here for a few years.  People have been turning horses loose on government ground or just abandoning them on trail rides, etc.
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: clww on July 23, 2011, 12:49:26 PM
Here yesterday, we set a record of 102 degrees F. The heat Index was 121 degrees!!! OMG!!!!
I'm finishing up a big residential willow oak tree for firewood. I didn't start the afternoon shift until 6 pm, when the mercury had dipped to 99 degrees.
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Raider Bill on July 23, 2011, 05:08:06 PM
 

(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/14445/3308/Ice_Cream_truck.jpg)

Hot here too!
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: SwampDonkey on July 23, 2011, 05:13:32 PM
Been 88 degrees for a couple days. Looks like another storm coming with lightning, wind and rain. Power flickered a couple times. It's not strong winds yet, just gusty. 6:00 pm here now and it has darkened down. This kind of heat always brings thunderstorms from the west or northwest.
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: SwampDonkey on July 23, 2011, 05:16:54 PM
A second glance here and the temps dropped to 68 degrees in just a few minutes. ;D
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Magicman on July 23, 2011, 05:40:02 PM
We have had rain all afternoon and it's a nice 76 outside.  Just a lazy afternoon.  I even popped popcorn.   :)
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Mooseherder on July 23, 2011, 06:29:34 PM
I'm doing body work on a Mazda Tribute. ::)
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Bibbyman on July 23, 2011, 06:38:35 PM
I checked a bit ago and it was 99.3 with 113 heat index.   Since then some cloud cover has come up and it's cooled down to about 90.  I see on radar some pop-up thunderstorms to the south of us.
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: SwampDonkey on July 23, 2011, 07:25:10 PM
Suns out again and 62 degrees now. Down around my kind of temperature. :)
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: WDH on July 23, 2011, 10:39:04 PM
I am trying to build furniture, and it is rough. 
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Norm on July 24, 2011, 08:43:34 AM
We had a front move through yesterday and it's supposed to drop the temps back down to the upper 80's. Hard to believe I'm looking forward to that.
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Bibbyman on July 24, 2011, 08:51:51 AM
I think God is trying to tell me something. 

I got up at 5:00 and the weather forecast was a high of 90 and heat index of 100 and overcast with chance of thunderstorm.  The time line made it look like I could get a half-day of sawing in before it got real hot.   Made breakfast, went out by 6:00 and cleaned up the last project and loaded the deck with red oak logs. By the time I got the deck loaded I could hear thunder and spotted a lightning bolt to the south.  I came in to see what was up.  (All my help were still sleeping in.) A thunderstorm had popped up like a mushroom to the south and proceeded to build over us.  Weve had some light showers for the past hour and the storm just lingers over us.   Once it passes, it may be cooler?  Or will the sun come out and make the humidity unbearable?  In any case,  Ive lost my momentum for the day.
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: paul case on July 24, 2011, 09:05:20 AM
I wish God would tell me that!

we are high dry and HOT. the expected high like the last 2 weeks is 103.pc
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: beenthere on July 24, 2011, 09:37:19 AM
I think God is trying to tell me something. 

I got up at 5:00 and the weather forecast was a high of 90 and heat index of 100 and overcast with chance of thunderstorm.  The time line made it look like I could get a half-day of sawing in before it got real hot.   Made breakfast, went out by 6:00 and cleaned up the last project and loaded the deck with red oak logs. By the time I got the deck loaded I could hear thunder and spotted a lightning bolt to the south.  I came in to see what was up.  (All my help were still sleeping in.) A thunderstorm had popped up like a mushroom to the south and proceeded to build over us.  Weve had some light showers for the past hour and the storm just lingers over us.   Once it passes, it may be cooler?  Or will the sun come out and make the humidity unbearable?  In any case,  Ive lost my momentum for the day.


He's saying go to Church.  ;)
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: red on July 24, 2011, 10:16:16 AM
i only listen to the weather channel the local radio or tv does not use qualified people
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Magicman on July 24, 2011, 01:52:16 PM
For some reason we have been getting daily rains and the temps are in the low 90's.  I just hope that the rain doesn't prevent me from finishing that ERC saw job next week.
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: GF on July 24, 2011, 02:22:46 PM
Outdoor digital thermometer was showing 106 degrees in the shade at 11:30 this morning, thought is was wrong and looked at a couple of the older ones and they were showing 107 and 108. I will be glad to see this high pressure that stuck on top of us moves out, the sooner the better.  Right now the temps is showing 105 at 1:15.   
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Bibbyman on August 01, 2011, 03:11:21 PM
Im trying to hang tough but this heat is kicking my but!  I got out early and worked until noon yesterday.  I intended to go back out but just couldnt.  I did have to go put some stuff up and,  whaaah!,  that sun! 

This morning Mary and I got out early and worked until noon.  By 10:00 I felt my legs wobble a couple of times.  We were under roof, three fans blowing, cold water to drink and keeping up a slow pace.  Every time I had to go out in the bright sun I felt like I had a headache.

Ive been in the house under AC and fans for two hours now and my clothes are finally starting to dry out.

It's 98 actual and 102 heat index.  I'd sure help to have some breeze. The wind speed is only 5mph.  I don't think there was any air moving this morning. 

Back when I was a kid and complain about the heat, dad was tell me to whip up a breeze.
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Norm on August 01, 2011, 03:22:41 PM
It caught up with me yesterday, first it was a headache and then light headed. I came in and took a cold shower to get the heat out of me. By supper I was feeling better but today I'm staying out of the sun as much as possible. It's 93 with a heat index of 110 right now and supposed to be hotter tomorrow. I'm waiting for the sun to get further down before I head out to do anything.
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: two tired on August 01, 2011, 03:45:46 PM
    eat two or three popsicles and it cools you down pretty quick. it is 100 degrees out side on the porch now, hot and dry.
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: jason.weir on August 01, 2011, 04:00:33 PM
It's all about hydration, just drinking water is not enough - Army training taught me that in high temps, if your not pissing clear once an hour you not doing enough...

Wear a camelbak (http://www.camelbak.com) and drink till you are going frequently, add a Gatorade or something like it every couple hours to replace the lost electrolytes (mostly sodium).  It may seem excessive and can be a pain but well worth it and you'll feel better almost immediately...

I guarantee your production will go up...

By the time you have a headache or are light headed it's too late - you've already got heat exhaustion - next is heat stroke and that's not something you want to experience..

Be careful in the heat...

-J
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: SwampDonkey on August 01, 2011, 04:10:54 PM
You'll know your loosing sodium when your navy blue shirt it covered in white powder when it dries from the salt. ;D

I cut until 3:00 pm today in 84 F heat, that's hot enough in itself, let alone 100 +. I was wet as if it rained all day. We also have a heavy due on everything around here in the early morning, so it might as well be raining. It's raining, when it ain't raining. :D

Cut close to two acres in plantation on field. Cutting out the doubles, fir and hardwoods. And snip a few too close to one another.
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: okmulch on August 01, 2011, 04:27:52 PM
We have been getting to the field at day light to start grinding. Today it was 94 degrees at 9:00 and when we called it quits at 11:30 it was 105. Tomorrow we get 113 and that is actual temp with no heat index. Everything is crispy critter, trees grind into more powder then mulch.
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Bibbyman on August 01, 2011, 04:45:43 PM
You'll know your loosing sodium when your navy blue shirt it covered in white powder when it dries from the salt. ;D

One of my earliest childhood memories is watching dad come in from plowin corn (cultivating) with a team of horses.  He would take his sweat soaked chambray shirt off and hang it up and then wash up in a wash pan on a small table in the front yard.  Hed put on a dry shirt to come eat dinner.  I noticed the shirt he hung up was white around the seams and pockets from the salt.

I never saw dad at a table without shirt on.  I never saw dad at a table with a hat on. And he raised me the same way.
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: SwampDonkey on August 01, 2011, 05:06:17 PM
If you came to grandmas dinner table with a cap on she removed it if you didn't. ;D
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Raider Bill on August 01, 2011, 05:14:13 PM
You'll know your loosing sodium when your navy blue shirt it covered in white powder when it dries from the salt. ;D

I never saw dad at a table without shirt on.  I never saw dad at a table with a hat on. And he raised me the same way.


Not much of that going on anymore. 
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Bill Gaiche on August 01, 2011, 08:04:01 PM
Well guys its just too hot. It was 111.4 @ 4:00pm. Its not fun to be outside where I had rather be. It looks like only more to come. You all stay safe and dont let this heat take you down.....  bg
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: ljmathias on August 01, 2011, 08:10:21 PM
Have to admit I'm in the same boat as you all- got out on the house I'm building by 6, worked pretty good till about 10:30 and I'd put out so much sweat my shoes squished when I walked- couldn't take a step without water just pouring off me, so I gave up and took a shower.  Did some work, ate lunch, played with grandkids and then ran errands with the eldest grandson with full intention of hitting the roofing again before supper.  Just wasn't in me today, so I did paperwork, installed a new printer/scanner we needed for business (got a great deal on it plus $15 off coupon in the mail yesterday) and now it's 7 and still no energy.  Guess I'll work on my real job for the rest of the night and hit it again after a good night's sleep...

Great sermon yesterday and it made me realize how valuable whatever time we are given on this earth.  Made a resolution to use every minute as carefully and wisely as possible- even decided to give up the occasional swear word that pops out from dropping a sheet of OSB off the scaffolding after I'd just manhandled it up two levels (just one of today's profanity-inducing developments that I manfully resisted).  I hadn't realized how I'd fallen back into the habit of venting my frustrations like we did in my youth, working as a gandy dancer on the local rail lines.  Talk about hot and hard work!  Thinking back now, I realize that what I'm doing today is just plain fun compared to that.  Wish me luck in trying to be a good example to the grandkids...  :)

Lj
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: bandmiller2 on August 01, 2011, 08:21:16 PM
A friend of mine grew up on a small farm in Ireland,he said the best thing to drink to quench your thurst is 50/50 spring water and fresh milk.Never tried it as I can't even stand skim milk. Frank C.
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Bibbyman on August 01, 2011, 08:27:28 PM
A friend of mine grew up on a small farm in Ireland,he said the best thing to drink to quench your thurst is 50/50 spring water and fresh milk.Never tried it as I can't even stand skim milk. Frank C.

Im not a consumer of Gatorade and other sports drinks.  I drink a lot of water.  I also drink a lot of raw, skimmed milk.   I think they've found that milk is a good energy drink.
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: LOGDOG on August 01, 2011, 09:04:58 PM
This was at about 6:00 p.m. tonight after my wife left the office. It was ridiculously hot today.

(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/13926/117Degrees.jpg)
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Hilltop366 on August 01, 2011, 09:09:45 PM
You'll know your loosing sodium when your navy blue shirt it covered in white powder when it dries from the salt. ;D

I cut until 3:00 pm today in 84 F heat, that's hot enough in itself, let alone 100 +. I was wet as if it rained all day. We also have a heavy due on everything around here in the early morning, so it might as well be raining. It's raining, when it ain't raining. :D

Cut close to two acres in plantation on field. Cutting out the doubles, fir and hardwoods. And snip a few too close to one another.

Guess I struck it just right in NB this past weekend. Went up to Sackville on Friday to bring a car up for a friend, (got there in the evening nice and cool) Then on Saturday we went to Moncton to catch the U2 concert it never got over 20 C it had been 30 the week before and the rain stopped just in time for the show, then cought the St. John boat to Digby on Sunday where it was a nice 23.

Got to like this part of the world this time of the year. :)
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Magicman on August 01, 2011, 09:21:01 PM
You should all be going to the Pig Roast.  I was behind the wheel in an air conditioned RV all day.   ;D
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: ARKANSAWYER on August 01, 2011, 09:42:35 PM
  What a bunch of whimps!  We made it till 4 pm when Matt just about hit the dirt so we called it a day.  Just don't seem to make young men like they used to. This was to be the coolest day all week.
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: WH_Conley on August 01, 2011, 09:57:39 PM
I woke up in the Emergency Room once in this kind of weather with the girls poking needles in me, not near as much fun as it sounds like. Be careful the heat.
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Cedarman on August 01, 2011, 10:26:22 PM
Aaron called me today and said it will be 113 tomorrow in Stillwater Ok.  They grind mulch until about 10 or 11 and they are done.  Leaves are dropping like it is fall he said.
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: SwampDonkey on August 02, 2011, 06:15:37 AM
Showers here for most of the rest of the week, got 2/10" last night in thunder showers. 62F here this morning.
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Norm on August 02, 2011, 07:45:57 AM
I learned the hard way what heat exhaustion is.

My downfall Sunday was being in the sun too much. I went back out yesterday after 3PM to get something done but said the heck with it I'll tackle it today. Decent breeze out which to me makes all the difference. I read that July will go down as the hottest month in Iowa since 1955.
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Magicman on August 02, 2011, 08:55:03 AM
It takes a long time to recover from even a mild case of heat exhaustion.  In my case, for the rest of the summer my heat tolerant level was very low.   Keep hydrated.  Those "frog togg" towels work well.
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Bibbyman on August 02, 2011, 05:54:10 PM
I just checked - it's 107 actual, 114 heat index.   ::)

We sawed until noon and then I delivered a load of beams.  Got home about 2:00.  Mary had to make her run to town to get more "stuff"..  I'd take my boots off but sure as I do, someone will show up.
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: GF on August 02, 2011, 08:24:51 PM
Actual temp here was 111 in the shade today When I get home at 5:00 from my full time job I pretty much stay in the house.   I planted some new trees earlier this spring, I have been wanting to do this for several years.  Just my luck I plant them when Oklahoma has had the hottest summer in history along with a drought.  I have to water them about every other day.

GF
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Jeff on August 02, 2011, 09:02:40 PM
Aaron called me today and said it will be 113 tomorrow in Stillwater Ok.  They grind mulch until about 10 or 11 and they are done.  Leaves are dropping like it is fall he said.

Are you going to bring him north with you? It'll be about 40 degrees cooler here.
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: WDH on August 02, 2011, 09:35:37 PM
Aaron may as well come to the Pig Roast and cool off  :).
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Bill Gaiche on August 02, 2011, 11:32:28 PM
Hot again, 112.7 @ 4:30pm today. Never ever seen this kind of temps. bg
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: SwampDonkey on August 03, 2011, 06:17:45 AM
Weatherman said back to normal, chance of showers. ;D
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Cedarman on August 03, 2011, 06:29:30 AM
Aaron and his wife and I got to play for a week in Colorado inthe mountains where it was cooler.  His playing is over for a while so he won't be coming this year.  He is going to Rotochopper's plant in MN for a few days to check out some new grinders.  Is that play or work?  They are putting him up for a few days.
I plan to leave early Fri morning.  Will need a small tent spot if that is ok.
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: ljmathias on August 03, 2011, 07:49:12 AM
Supposed to hit 97 actual here today and tomorrow and with our humidity, even early morning is a bear.  Oh, well, this too shall pass...   ;)

Lj
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Bibbyman on August 03, 2011, 10:54:08 AM
We were out at 6:00 and got what we felt had to be done done.  I asked Mary if she was ready to start the next project.  I got "that look" and she said, "You can if you want to.  I'm done.".   I did some cleanup work and as I was coming in,  the breeze (something new!) was coming from the north.  I'm sure I'm not done for the day but I'll take a break.
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: CalebL on August 03, 2011, 11:46:00 AM
It was 114 in shade (actual temp not heat index) in the River Valley around Ft Smith yesterday.  I don't think it has ever been so miserable.  Today is more of the same.  We may reach 115 today.  The low last night was 90.  Unreal.
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: ARKANSAWYER on August 03, 2011, 06:50:43 PM
  Hit 110 today and was 104 at auction time.  Matt made it to 4 pm and we knocked it off.  Going to start at 7am when it is only 90 or so.
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: SwampDonkey on August 03, 2011, 07:45:16 PM
I think heat is tougher than cold. What do you do when there is nothing more to take off? :D
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: pyrocasto on August 03, 2011, 09:33:23 PM
When I get my operation moved out to the property I'm buying I think I'm gonna do a large swamp cooler setup to help kill the heat next to the mill. It just takes the energy right out of me. I'll do winter any day over hot.
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: DouginUtah on August 03, 2011, 10:21:54 PM
I don't know the proper name but those "misters" like you see in Arizona and other warm places are pretty effective at cooling off an outdoor area.
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Bibbyman on August 04, 2011, 05:46:23 AM
I don't know the proper name but those "misters" like you see in Arizona and other warm places are pretty effective at cooling off an outdoor area.

I think they work well in places with 4% humidity.  But here where we live we jump for joy if it gets below 80%.  I'd think a mister would just add another layer of misery here.
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: CalebL on August 04, 2011, 09:44:39 AM
Well, it reached 117 yesterday and looks to repeat it today.  They also upgraded us to "Extreme Drought".  I went outside last night at 10pm and it was still 101.  We have fires all around us right now, many of which have been burning for days.  Just when they think they have it under control, it takes off again.  I wouldn't dare start anything right now for fear of starting another one. 

I am beginning to think fall will never get here.  
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: SwampDonkey on August 04, 2011, 11:04:10 AM
Folks should be careful to even consider building any yard fires and such because if it's like up here, even with a fire permit, you have to observe fire weather warnings. If you start a major forest fire that grows out of control it could mean you forfeit some serious quid when they find you out.
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: CalebL on August 04, 2011, 12:20:09 PM
Folks should be careful to even consider building any yard fires and such because if it's like up here, even with a fire permit, you have to observe fire weather warnings. If you start a major forest fire that grows out of control it could mean you forfeit some serious quid when they find you out.

We have been under a burn ban for well over a month now.  Some kids decided to shoot some fireworks off last week and it started a forest fire.  It's been burning ever since.  Hundreds of acres burned including a $300k house and threatening more.  Other fires have been started by brush hogging and electrical lines coming into contact.
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: paul case on August 10, 2011, 03:47:31 PM
we(anita, the boys, and i) got in from our vacation this morning about 4 am. it was raining a little. dad said we got almost 2'' of rain on monday and it has rained off and on all day here. we needed it.
many of our oak trees are turning brown and dropping their leaves. pastures seem to have greened up already. twc says it is 73degrees now.
we visited some west coast beaches(cayoucas, morra rock and  pismo beach) and it was almost cold there. average high temp at the beach was 64. hit a few other sights too, like the grand canyon and the huge trees. i will try to post some pics on my thread'' i would rather be sawing but instead i have to...'' later today.
good to be home. hope some of youall are experiencing some cooler weather.pc
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: SwampDonkey on August 10, 2011, 03:55:31 PM
64 here today with rain off and on, not much to it. This morning before the rain the water was running off of me just walking perimeter of the woods and tying flagging tape. High humidity I guess. Shirt was wet like it just came out of the wash machine. Didn't smell as nice though, I can guarantee it. ;)
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Magicman on August 11, 2011, 07:15:10 AM
50 something here in Michigan this morning.  I imagine things will heat up as we head South.   :-\

I may just take off next week and work on the Cabin Addition, and start back sawing the last week of August.
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: LOGDOG on August 11, 2011, 08:34:38 AM
The heat is waiting for you back home Magicman. I snapped this the other night as I left the office in downtown Shreveport. Drive slow coming back.

(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/13926/image_%281%29.png)
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Norm on August 11, 2011, 08:42:24 AM
Yikes!

We had a cold front come through a couple of days ago, high yesterday was 78F and supposed to be 80's for the next couple of days.
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: two tired on August 11, 2011, 10:19:15 AM
would you put some of those lower 80,s in a box and send them down here, it,s 15 min. after 9 and it,s already 92 in southwest la.
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Jim_Rogers on August 12, 2011, 05:02:58 PM
Well, it wasn't real hot around here today, enough to wet your shirt in a few minutes working out in the sun.

I wanted some shade but didn't want to move everything.

So I created a new shade holder for my work area.

Seemed to work quite well for me.

(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10095/1232/DSCF4748.JPG)

High enough to cast a big shadow, and easy enough to move when I needed too........

Jim Rogers
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: paul case on August 12, 2011, 05:09:20 PM
we did the same thing for our wood splitter. we used a tractor umberella and rounds of firewood stacked up and the top one was hollow to hold the umberella post. pc
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: SwampDonkey on August 12, 2011, 05:45:38 PM
Only 75 up here and just had a passing shower. Don't need all that extra "Stuff" to move around. ;)  ;D
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Magicman on August 13, 2011, 08:55:58 PM
 smiley_crying  I'm back in the South again.  We knew that we were getting close when we hit South Missouri, but that was just priming us for the real thing.

I'm not going to saw next week, but instead I'm planning to get some stuff done at the Cabin.
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Magicman on August 16, 2011, 08:02:32 AM
I know that I'm back in the South now.  Forecast is 95 for today !!!
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: GF on August 16, 2011, 08:20:59 AM
Looks like the forcast for Oklahoma is right around 100 again this week.  We had a few nice days last week where it actually felt decent outside.  I wish fall would hurry up and get here.
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: LOGDOG on August 16, 2011, 09:13:22 AM
Every time I looked at my thermometer yesterday it was between 101 and 107 depending on where I was at. It's hotter in the city with all that concrete. Crazy thing is, I think I might be getting acclimated to it. You know it's been hot when 95 feels like a cool front. Looks like fall here. All the grass is brown and dead. The oak tree leaves have all turned brown and are flying through the air littering yards and driveways. It's messing with my mind. Looks like the beginning of bow season but feels like July.
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: tcsmpsi on August 16, 2011, 10:51:55 AM
Well, here in the Big Thicket, we have been under extreme danger and complete burn ban (not even a charcoal cooker) for several months.  Many trees are dead, many more are dying daily.  I have seen many of the trees go from green to completely brown in 4-5 days.  We are really hitting critical mass, and if it doesn't rain, significantly, very soon, we may lose more than we have left.  Here, that will be a bit devastating. 

It is puckering to even think of anything resembling 'spark'. 
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Magicman on August 16, 2011, 12:34:29 PM
I was doing stuff outside for "LadyMM" this morning.  I needed to come inside and let that stuff cool off.    ;)

By the way, she told me that she preferred for me to refer to her as LadyMM instead of the Magicwoman.   :D :D  I am an obedient MM.   ;D
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: thecfarm on August 17, 2011, 08:54:10 AM
I feel sorry for all of you "Hot" guys. Been extreme weather in many places.
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Magicman on August 18, 2011, 07:19:53 AM
The weather guy says 97 for today.   :-\
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: LOGDOG on August 18, 2011, 08:54:38 AM
The weather man said 104-107 for us today. I had 111 at my office and I could see the temperature on the Regions tower said 109. Got a brief heavy shower last night  and it was nice. I haven't felt cool air in far too long.
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: SwampDonkey on August 18, 2011, 12:42:04 PM
75 here, 82 forecast for tomorrow. Everything was dripping wet this morning from the dew.
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: WDH on August 18, 2011, 08:35:42 PM
SD,

If you came down here, you would be dripping wet too, just not from the dew  :).
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: SwampDonkey on August 18, 2011, 08:53:38 PM
It was wet enough from the dew for my boots to get wet inside, like walking on trout. ;)
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: WDH on August 18, 2011, 09:00:17 PM
I have never put trout in my boots. 
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: paul case on August 18, 2011, 10:17:37 PM
my boots got wet on the inside too, from sweat, not trout.  95 here today with heat index over 100. pc
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: LOGDOG on August 18, 2011, 10:32:18 PM
I haven't thought about this in a long time but when I was young, I used to put the fish I'd catch down in my waders. You only have so much room for stuff. Wasn't always convenient to have to deal with a stringer, especially if you were catching them left and right. Good times ....some of the best days of my life were spent on the river, in waders, with a fly rod in my hand.

It was 109 downtown today and 92 at 7:30 when I left the office. It was nice. I actually had to turn my a/c down from maximum.
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Magicman on August 18, 2011, 10:37:50 PM
It was hot, yeah, on the JD today bushhogging.   :o
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: LOGDOG on August 18, 2011, 10:41:12 PM
Whewww .... bushogging? I need to get out and do mine but even with the a/c in my tractor that cab heats up and the a/c can't keep up. On the plus side, it's been so hot that the vegetation isn't growing as fast.
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: SwampDonkey on August 19, 2011, 02:20:53 AM
Leaves are falling off some of the birch, ironwood and poplar around here. Some of the butternut are bare to with a set bud.  ::)
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: paul case on August 19, 2011, 08:27:13 AM
i need to do a little mowing too, however, i cant get motivated. i probably only lack 200 acres or so and i use a 15 ft mower but its sure hot out there in the middle of the day. i use mornings and evenings to saw, so i guess it will wait till late in september. pc
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Magicman on August 19, 2011, 08:42:54 AM
I've got to go over and get a flat rear tire off of my tractor today.  I would rather be mowing/bushhogging.   :-\
 

(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/20011/3609/DSCN0545.JPG)
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Bibbyman on August 23, 2011, 01:11:34 PM
I was starting to enjoy the more moderate weather.  At least it was survivable and I could go back out in the evenings and do a little something.  But it looks like the heat is back. 

Today there is a nice breeze so it's not too bad in the shade.  Tomorrow the heat index is expected to be 115.  :-\

We could have started another run but decided we needed to get some other stuff done.  Marys been in town all morning making her rounds.  Ive been out storing logs, bush hoggin and cutting brush and hang-out limbs.
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: SwampDonkey on August 23, 2011, 03:18:15 PM
Cool and dry here today, in the upper 60's. Tomorrow is suppose to warm up to the 80's again.
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: mad murdock on August 23, 2011, 03:29:12 PM
SD, you still on fire ban up there?  Se are just getting to fire danger conditions now here in the PNW.  Up till now it has been cool and moist.  It was'nt till last week or so we finally got above 90 for the year.   If the trees are already setting up for winter, maybe you will get some moisture soon :)
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: SwampDonkey on August 23, 2011, 03:35:39 PM
No fire ban here, but birch and balsam poplar will often drop a lot of leaves in August. Even in the woods where I'm at working the woods is full of water, but birch leaves are dropping. It's not like fall, but I see leaves on the ground, mostly the insect damaged ones. Two of 3 more weeks will be fire weather here, in the stove type fire. ;)
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Magicman on August 23, 2011, 07:36:25 PM
Today was my first day back on the sawmill.  I don't know how far into the high 90's it got, but the weather guy said 96 this morning.  Anyway, the umbrella worked all day.  Gabby was tailing, so he took many water breaks.
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: LOGDOG on August 23, 2011, 08:31:18 PM
The weather guy said tonight that we're headed for a record. We've already had 58 days over 100 degrees in Louisiana. He didn't say what the record was though. I had 107 at the office today.
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: WDH on August 23, 2011, 09:09:11 PM
That is not a record I would like to break.  It been real bad here, but not that bad.
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: GF on August 24, 2011, 10:06:18 PM
Oklahoma broke another record today with a high in OKC of 108 degrees.  :-\ Sure wish we could break some record lows instead of record highs. 
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Magicman on August 24, 2011, 10:10:27 PM
I feel for you guys.  'Course it's been in the very high 90's here.  That is hot enough for me.   :-\
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: LOGDOG on August 24, 2011, 10:13:59 PM
We had a bad storm blow through right after lunch today. Bad straight line winds. Temp dropped to 74 degrees. Got a nice long heavy rain. Made a mess of everything but it feels so nice outside. Tonight people were out sitting on their porches again.
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Buck on August 24, 2011, 10:27:14 PM
We got it too...just got in from chasing lightning strikes
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Norm on August 25, 2011, 07:12:31 AM
It's 53 here this morning after the cold front moved past us. Sure wish it had come through with some rain though.
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Magicman on August 25, 2011, 07:44:41 AM
We are 78 and just getting started.  There was scattered rain yesterday.  We got lightning and no rain.   :-\
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: paul case on August 25, 2011, 07:57:59 AM
yesterday was 101 for us and high humidity. my fans at the mill were just stirring the HOT.

today is only supposed to be 90. pc
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: LOGDOG on August 25, 2011, 09:18:15 AM
We got a little more rain during the night. We need some more to get this burn ban turned around. I've got work that needs doing.
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Kansas on August 25, 2011, 09:21:48 AM
Heat finally broke here today. Cool front came in last night.  Back to the 80's for highs for a few days.

Combines have started on the dryland corn. You see the combines running; you rarely see a grain truck. Guess I am going to find out how the crop insurance process works now.
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Norm on August 25, 2011, 11:02:03 AM
Is your farm all dryland corn Kansas?
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Magicman on August 25, 2011, 05:47:04 PM
Only 92 today.    smiley_thumbsup
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: LOGDOG on August 25, 2011, 06:16:44 PM
I show a 100 degrees even on the tower out my window at 5:15 p.m.
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Buck on August 25, 2011, 09:44:15 PM
Hey Dog, you this we'll have another colorful fall that lingers again this year?  Lots of trees turning here allready. Lots turning brown too.
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Magicman on August 25, 2011, 09:53:26 PM
Yup, they are turning, but for the wrong reason.   :-\
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: LOGDOG on August 25, 2011, 09:54:46 PM
I don't think it's going to linger this year. We're dropping leaves like rocks up here. My place is covered in oak leaves. Thought about you today. There were black patches all down the medians along 20 and 220 where lightning has struck during the storm and lit them on fire. Last fall was nice and gradual. We had the most color I've seen in 10 years of living down here last fall. Looks like October right now. Feels like July.  ;)
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: LOGDOG on August 25, 2011, 10:02:08 PM
..... I'll say this, if you can find a water hole this fall duck hunting will probably be good on it down here. When there's too much water the ducks tend to scatter ....too many options for them. Being dry like this, I'm seeing bayous dried right up, ponds down to nothing. I've been pumping 80,000 gallons a day into my pond for months and it's just maintaining. It's full though. 30 feet deep on the deep end.  :)
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Buck on August 25, 2011, 10:08:32 PM
80K per day :o
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: LOGDOG on August 25, 2011, 10:27:12 PM
Yep .... believe it or not it doesn't cost me that much. Couple hundred a month normally. What amazes me is that all that water is  down there.  :o
Title: 99 and 99
Post by: ljmathias on August 26, 2011, 05:43:32 AM
So that's why our water table has dropped so much up here- it's all getting siphoned off in LA!   :)  My pond is way down and I can't afford to "feed" it anything.  Lilly pads are taking over and not enough time to do anything about it.  Oh, well, let's hope for a long, cool clear fall.

Temp here is supposed to hit 99 today- got a crew coming to start siding and they normally finish at 12 on Friday but I may let them go at 11 since I'll probably be worn out by then.  I'll pay them for the extra hour though- "heat bonus" is what it amounts to, as it's been so hot and humid all week and they've stuck it out for me.

Lj
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: SwampDonkey on August 26, 2011, 06:36:09 AM
Wow, that's a lot of pumping.  :o You got fish in their or something?
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Magicman on August 26, 2011, 07:16:05 AM
30 feet deep, LOGDOG could scuba dive.   :D
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: LOGDOG on August 26, 2011, 09:33:39 AM
So that's why our water table has dropped so much up here- it's all getting siphoned off in LA!   :) 
Lj

That's funny LJ.  :D It's really amazing what the Earth will give up from the depths. That water's just as cold and sweet as can be too.

Wow, that's a lot of pumping.  :o You got fish in their or something?

Yep, I stocked it about 4 or 5 years ago with Bluegills (Brim for you the Southerners  ;) ), sunfish, and Florida Largemouth Bass. They're doing really well. The panfish are as big as my hand now and the bass are 4-5 lbs. Having it deep like that creates a thermocline. If I'm floating vertically in the deep end, the top 5 feet or so is super warm because of the hot temps we have, but from my feet on down ...it's cold,cold, cold. That lets those fish get out of that hot water in the heat of the day if they need to.

30 feet deep, LOGDOG could scuba dive.   :D

Yep, not sure how much I could see down there though. When I've tried to reach the bottom I can't. My body wants to float. I'd have to strap a weight belt on to get down the full 30' feet. I stopped swimming in there though. I saw a few gators over the hill in our bayou. After that it made me think twice about getting in the pond. It's all in my head I'm sure. I haven't seen the drag marks gators make with there tails leading to the pond or anything. I'm really surprised the otters on my bayou haven't found the pond. Thank goodness. They'd be in heaven with all those fish.
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: WH_Conley on August 26, 2011, 10:02:05 AM
 It's all in my head I'm sure.


I rather it was in my head than on the other end. ;D
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Norm on August 26, 2011, 10:05:49 AM
We pump water into our pond too. Really helps out keeping the water fresh so we don't get fish kills in the summer or winter.
Title: Re: 99 and 99
Post by: Radar67 on August 26, 2011, 10:25:32 AM
Lilly pads are taking over and not enough time to do anything about it.

A little 2-4-D will take care of the lily pad problem and not harm your fish. With that bum hand, you could work a sprayer. If you go that route, make sure you add a bonding agent to the mix.
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: ljmathias on August 27, 2011, 06:11:11 AM
Thanks, Radar- I happen to have some of both on hand (joke) and was planning on using all my enforced free time to do farm and pond maintenance which I've been neglecting for the last few months.  It occurred to me the other day when thinking about how to set up a document for the kids on inheriting the land, how to divide it and what restrictions I'd put on it, that you don't own land, it owns you.  Do I want to saddle my kids with that?  I'd planned on leaving it up to them on how to divide some of it and what they could sell and what they must keep, but it's hard to decide.  My biggest concern is the economy- my kids and certainly my grandkids will not have defined retirement programs like I had from the state.  Having a place they could go in an emergency or when getting older (as we all do eventually) would be a good thing.  Hate to see one of them sell off their share and then realize many years later that they wish they hadn't.  Oh, well, thoughts for the future...  ???

Lj
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Magicman on August 27, 2011, 07:34:12 AM
Lj, I would be very hesitant about adding restrictions concerning land use/sale beyond your lifetime. Some of your lifetime decisions may be unpopular after your death.  That is why you must make them now regarding who gets what.  What they will do afterwards is their decision.
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: SwampDonkey on August 27, 2011, 08:25:45 AM
I can't imagine the heat you guys have day after day down there. I was fitting some new double walled stove pipe in the basement yesterday and that isn't much physical exertion. It was 78 degrees outside and probably 68 in the basement, none-the-less the water was running off me like a sprinkler system.  ::)
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: SwampDonkey on August 27, 2011, 08:32:51 AM
Your not that old yet, but if I was leaving land to heirs I would be dividing it now while I'm alive and not let family fight and squabble over who gets what, how much or where. You can still hold onto the land until your death if you wish, but will out the parcels. There was a time here that the government would just take it away if you ended up in the senior citizens home to pay the bills. You had to have it turned over in the other family members' names several years before you went to the home, like 5 years or something. Yet, a poor man with nothing got a free ride. That being said, I've seen land that dear old dad managed and looked after doing the right things and as soon as the heirs got it it was liquidated, as it's a lot easier to divide cash than land. They don't have to pay for a survey and the logger does the rest, sometimes even pays for a survey.
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Hilltop366 on August 27, 2011, 08:58:22 AM
Some put a time restriction on selling, an example would be that land cannot be sold for 5 years after getting it, or some thing like that. It gives time for the dust to settle and to think about what they want to do with the land.
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: ljmathias on August 27, 2011, 11:59:10 AM
Thanks, all, and didn't mean to sidetrack MM's thread- what could be more important than the weather?  Especially if you're in the path of Irene?

Good ideas and suggestions- lots of food for thought and I'll be working this out over the next few months.

Lj
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Texas Ranger on August 27, 2011, 04:04:00 PM
105.7 in the shade, thermometer pegged at 120 in the sun. smiley_sweat_drop smiley_sweat_drop smiley_sweat_drop
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Magicman on August 27, 2011, 10:38:01 PM
I was HOT today when I got to the tree farm and that $100 flat repair was flat.  I did work up quite a sweat changing oils, fluids, and filters though.
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: GF on August 28, 2011, 06:20:41 PM
On Saturday it was a record 106 in the shade, today the temp was a record 108 in the shade again according to the news, Altus OK had 111.   Sure has been tough trying to keep trees alive I planted in the spring throughout the field.  I was digging some 3' holes in the clay today with the backhoe, the clay was dry three feet down when I brought it out it just crumbled.   The ponds are drying up two have already went dry, and the other two are working on in.  Luckily the larger pond is about 18' deep.  Sure wish we could get about a week or two of slow rain and cooler weather.  The news is showing 105 on Monday and Tuesday and 104 on Wednesday  :-\.
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: sawguy21 on August 28, 2011, 08:38:47 PM
Finally turned into summer here, 27C at 5:30 which is about 80.6F. Kinda hard to get enthusiastic about mowing or other such nonsense. Not complaining though, had a good afternoon at the beach with the dogs.
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: OneWithWood on September 03, 2011, 02:20:40 PM
101.5 in the shade yesterday and well on the way to that again today.

It is why I am here on the forum instead of out working. . .
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: SwampDonkey on September 03, 2011, 03:02:07 PM
60 here and overcast. Had a couple cord of firewood to go in, so it rained a 1/10" on me of course. But it went into the basement just the same. When I was done, the rain stopped.  ::) ::)

I thought I fixed a leek in the shop roof, but I figured how it's getting in now. There is an overlap of the roofing I have some gunk on the seem further down slope which is causing water damming and the water goes across the ribs onto the tar paper and travels down to the chimney under the roofing to the end of the tar paper and drips inside down the flu. I suspected it before, but the ladder can't reach quite far enough, need 6 more feet. Pain in the A$$ ::)
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Magicman on September 13, 2011, 05:14:48 PM
Just when I was getting accustomed to the 80's the temperature went back up into the 90's.   :-\    It was "sweat city" again today.   smiley_sweat_drop    I'll start a saw job tomorrow.  I hope that it will be in the shade.   smiley_sun
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: SwampDonkey on September 13, 2011, 05:59:23 PM
Figured it must still be toasty in the south, it's been in the 70's up here this week. Big cool down coming for the end of the week though. Big old high is going to throw some nippy frost in low areas.
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Coon on September 13, 2011, 06:22:28 PM
The weathergoof says that we will definately have a killing frost tonight.  Says that it is supposed to go down to about 24 or 25 F.  I guess it's time as we have had a pretty good one.  Usually frosted up by the full moon in August, but not this year.   ::)
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: SwampDonkey on September 13, 2011, 06:30:56 PM
I usually don't get any frost until the end of September, but it can be up at the woodlot much earlier if it's down in the upper 30's at the house. Sometimes I don't see frost until a little later, but it's not the norm. With a couple brooks near by up at the woodlot it cools the air down more.
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: tcsmpsi on September 13, 2011, 06:36:00 PM
104 here today.   ;D
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: submarinesailor on September 13, 2011, 07:15:39 PM
According to the local weather guesser, the high on Friday is only suppose to be around 64F.

Bruce
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: paul case on September 13, 2011, 10:26:12 PM
97 here today with a 96 heat index. i guess that was because of the humidity att 20%, it is supposed to be much cooler tomorow and the rest of the week. i hope so.  pc
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Bill Gaiche on September 13, 2011, 11:40:07 PM
I am here in Squamish, British Columbia and the temp here is 17degrees celsius. Very nice.  PC, get Ok. cooled down before I get back. bg
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Magicman on September 14, 2011, 07:15:57 AM
Bill, I need to get Mississippi cooled down before you get here.   :)
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Bibbyman on September 14, 2011, 07:34:43 AM
Rained all night and expected to rain all day - off and on.  High in mid-60s.  Low down to 37 tonight! 

The slab hounds have been working us hard up until now.  One cold day and night they'll really be excited!
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: paul case on September 14, 2011, 08:19:57 AM
I am here in Squamish, British Columbia and the temp here is 17degrees celsius. Very nice.  PC, get Ok. cooled down before I get back. bg

bring some of that home with you biil.  pc
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Magicman on September 14, 2011, 08:05:45 PM
I had clouds and a breeze most of today.  Very nice.
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Norm on September 15, 2011, 08:38:42 AM
I had a hard frost this morning. About 3 weeks early for us and not what I wanted to see.
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Mooseherder on September 15, 2011, 09:26:43 AM
I hope the crops are okay Norm.
We left the cabin at 4:30am it was 43 degrees.
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: trapper on September 15, 2011, 09:43:38 AM
Light frost here. Another expected tonight.  covered tomatoes and squash last night.  Not practical with farm crops thou.
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Coon on September 15, 2011, 10:49:53 PM
The leaves are starting to yellow off here a bit now.  We have had the frost bug a couple nights in a row.  The first of the frosts was down to 23.8.   8)  This means a whole lot less skeeters and bugs to deal with now and also that I should not melt away while sawing.   :D  Love the fall and winter so glad it's here..... smiley_thumbsup
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: SwampDonkey on September 16, 2011, 05:05:46 AM
46F here this morning, no frost so far. But I think Saturday morning is suppose to be a bit cool. Will have my new double lined stove pipes in today and ready for the first smudge of fall. ;D
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Chuck White on September 16, 2011, 05:24:17 AM
Just 34°F here this morning at 5:00 !

No frost in the yard.

Won't be long and we'll have lots of frosty mornings.


edit: Out on my bus route this morning I saw several areas with patchy frost.
           I also noticed that the deer are a little friskier this morning!
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: SwampDonkey on September 16, 2011, 05:27:58 AM
Yeah, but the thing about fall is there could be a few days frost and then all the sudden it's summer again for a week or two. :D
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Chuck White on September 16, 2011, 09:17:39 AM
Yeah, but the thing about fall is there could be a few days frost and then all the sudden it's summer again for a week or two. :D

That seems to be a yearly trend here too!

It's almost as though nature comes in one night and kills off your garden then the weather warms up so you can clean it up in comfort.  ;)
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Magicman on September 18, 2011, 08:37:11 AM
I don't know what the temperature was, but it was hot behind that chainsaw Friday.  Plenty of water.   smiley_sweat_drop
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Magicman on August 15, 2012, 07:30:19 PM
For some reason, today seemed unbearably hot.  I was sawing Black Willow, Poplar, and SYP, not that it made any difference, and thankfully I did have my umbrella.   

The customer finally called two of his Brothers.  One burned out quickly and the other was in poor condition when we finished the job.  Today was the most miserable day that I have spent sawing this Summer.
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: sandhills on August 15, 2012, 07:44:02 PM
We went through that kind of weather all summer it's like, this last 5 days or so has given us a nice cool down, today was the hottest in the low nineties.  Suppose to have a good chance for rain tonight and then cooler for the rest of the week, hope it makes it your way.
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Okrafarmer on August 15, 2012, 11:38:32 PM
It was mid 80's here today, I think. Didn't feel too bad.
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: sawguy21 on August 16, 2012, 09:49:50 AM
It has been hot and dry for weeks here. Some areas of the southern interior of BC are supposed to hit 37C (106F) this week. No big fires yet but wouldn't take much to set one off especially with all the beetle kill.
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Solomon on August 16, 2012, 10:41:50 AM
Is it humid down there in Mississippi?    This summer has been very uncomfortable here on the coast of Virginia.  I wish I could move west to the mountians, Maybe Roanoke, or Winchester.
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Magicman on August 16, 2012, 12:16:28 PM
Very humid, but of course our heat comes from the South, and that's from the Gulf.  Thankfully I am not sawing today because I declared a "day off",   ;D  but tomorrow.....
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: wwsjr on August 16, 2012, 12:51:30 PM
I sawed from 6:00 AM to 11:30 this morning, Temp now is 90.3, humidity 53%. IT'S HOT.
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Magicman on August 16, 2012, 02:26:48 PM
I do not recall why I declared a day off today......oh, now I remember.   smiley_sun
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: WDH on August 16, 2012, 09:10:40 PM
Is it humid down there in Mississippi?   

 :D :D :D :D
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Joanie on August 16, 2012, 09:34:02 PM
93 with humidity of 90%, I was actualy happy the hydro motor broke, at 3:00.
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: WDH on August 16, 2012, 09:38:31 PM
It was nasty down here today  :).
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Okrafarmer on August 17, 2012, 01:06:24 AM
Not so bad here.  8) Could have been worse. Or maybe I'm finally getting used to it? Or maybe I just didn't do anything strenuous today.  ::)

No, it wasn't too bad. Couldn't have been over 85.
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Magicman on August 17, 2012, 08:27:48 AM
We had another bruiser yesterday, but there is a front moving through today.  It should reduce us to the low 90's.
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: beenthere on August 17, 2012, 11:21:01 AM
MM
You shoulda stayed in Harrison, as it looks like the high yesterday was 70.  8)
But then the RH was 84%

It is 64 deg with 64% RH here at the moment. Clear.
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Magicman on August 17, 2012, 11:24:18 AM
I still remember that it was 55 when we left Burch Run, Mi.
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Peder McElroy on August 17, 2012, 11:34:07 AM
Perfect here on the Coast of Central California about 77 and sunny.
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: drobertson on August 17, 2012, 04:11:28 PM
Yep, no doubt about it, when I started cutting at the end of 04' the flooring mill foreman, who we go to church with said, "get ready, it's always hot, or always cold in the sawmill industry" and I can testify, he is correct.  I built my shed to block the winter wind in Feb, and did not think about the toaster oven effect during the summer months, it is warm, Still love it, early mornings and thank God for lights in the evening.  What  blessing to have fun while making a living. 
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Okrafarmer on August 18, 2012, 04:22:50 PM
In Maine, they told us that a (production) sawmill was the hottest place in the summer, and the coldest place to work in the winter.
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Magicman on August 18, 2012, 04:56:49 PM
We finally got our break this afternoon.  It is 72 and raining now.   :)
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: SwampDonkey on August 18, 2012, 05:49:32 PM
In Maine, they told us that a (production) sawmill was the hottest place in the summer, and the coldest place to work in the winter.

For the sawyer of today, he sits in a climate controlled booth with computer assist and TV monitors. A lot of the times his hands are not even at any controls. I saw one modern mill and the guy had his feet up, laid back in an easy chair or sorts with his head cradled in his hands behind his head, while looking at screens.
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Okrafarmer on August 18, 2012, 09:48:22 PM
In Maine, they told us that a (production) sawmill was the hottest place in the summer, and the coldest place to work in the winter.

For the sawyer of today, he sits in a climate controlled booth with computer assist and TV monitors. A lot of the times his hands are not even at any controls. I saw one modern mill and the guy had his feet up, laid back in an easy chair or sorts with his head cradled in his hands behind his head, while looking at screens.

Yeah, that's him, not the guys running around doing what they're told. But anyway, they meant "back in the day" in particular.
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: SwampDonkey on August 19, 2012, 04:28:48 AM
There is a hardwood mill about 50 miles from here that shuts down in winter about Christmas. I don't think those fellas were cold much because every piece of that heavy hardwood was stacked and stickered all day long. All the figured maple was sorted for eye and curl. This was the cream of the sawmill, as most of the wood was very cheap for the mill coming off public land. Without a license on crown, they would never have enough supply to keep the mill running. Wood from private woodlots was just a trickle because they were not paying much more than pulp price for logs. I think they sawed mostly ties, but also whatever Select or better they could get out of it. I'm pretty sure some of the wood is bought and kilned by the local broker. When you talk to some of the guys around the lumber yard, they can't tell you much because they are not on that end of it. They most often don't even know the local mills.
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Magicman on June 17, 2014, 07:14:12 PM
96 today and no shade whatever for my two off bearers.  My umbrella and "pith helmet" saved me, but by the late afternoon, those two guys were hurting.  I saw that one was flushed and I quickly got him to the water cask for a head wetting.  He drank water and later a 12 oz Gatorade which immediately came back up.  More water and he seemed OK.  By then the other was up-chucking.  We will have to quit sooner tomorrow.
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: clww on June 17, 2014, 07:48:08 PM
They need to pace themselves. Heat exhaustion (or worse) is no joke. It was 93 here at The Beach today, and I drank four 32 ounce Gatorades, two 16 ounce glasses of sweet tea, and at least half a gallon of water.
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Chuck White on June 17, 2014, 08:28:24 PM
Hot and Humid here today 85 and I don't know what the humidity was!

I was out on a sawjob early this morning and at lunch time I went home (ate lunch in the truck) and got my operators seat and umbrella, so after that, I was good!

The heat didn't seem to bother the two "adult" off-bearers much, but my 5-gallon water jug only had about a gallon in it when I got home at the end of the day!  Which is great!

I really push the water when I'm on a saw-job!
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: WDH on June 17, 2014, 08:44:06 PM
I went out this morning and bought a 42" drum fan to use at the sawmill  :).  95 degrees today. 
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: StimW on June 17, 2014, 08:57:03 PM
One of my best heat recoveries was after a day of offshore fishing on a hot day I got home and after cleaning fish and the boat I was half past dead!
I ate a large slice of cold watermelon with salt and it turned me around to feeling great!
You might try packing some iced fresh fruit like water/cantaloupe/honey dew/melon to bring out when it gets rough.
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: POSTON WIDEHEAD on June 17, 2014, 09:07:21 PM
I went out this morning and bought a 42" drum fan to use at the sawmill  :).  95 degrees today.

I thought you were a Bass Fan.not a Drum Fan. :o
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: tcg on June 17, 2014, 09:13:11 PM
Hot here today as well high of 87. I mowed lawns till 3 PM.
Yeah I know mowing lawns has nothing to do with sawing and milling.
But it helps me feed my wood milling and woodworking habit.
Next purchase a Logrite 60" cant hook.

TG
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Delawhere Jack on June 17, 2014, 10:23:07 PM
Heading out for a two day job in Chincoteague VA tomorrow. Forecast is for upper 80's to 90 degrees, humidity off the scale. Dreading the though of it.......  :-\
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Magicman on June 18, 2014, 07:25:43 AM
I am not looking forward to the heat today.  We are actually set up in a graveled parking lot, so no shade.   :-\
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: WDH on June 18, 2014, 08:00:19 AM
I went out this morning and bought a 42" drum fan to use at the sawmill  :).  95 degrees today.

I thought you were a Bass Fan.not a Drum Fan. :o




I went out this morning and bought a 42" drum barrel fan to use at the sawmill  :).
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: thecfarm on June 18, 2014, 08:54:49 AM
I would not want to be off bearing in them temps. I should say I could not do it. The heat bothers me. And that is here in Maine.  ::) I work out in the sun,a field at times,but it's at a slow pace. Lots of breaks,lots of fluid.
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Gadrock on June 18, 2014, 09:40:59 AM
Down South we have been under a series of VERY high humidity. In a few weeks as we become acclimated to the higher heat we will appreciate it only being 92 deg etc.

As for me I am having a particularly difficult time this year getting used to this stuff. Monday I worked too hard and got too hot, yesterday I restricted myself, but today it will be out in the heat again.

Like MM says, out in a parking lot offers little shade.


Carry on
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: thecfarm on June 18, 2014, 10:23:07 AM
We drove by the bank building in town,92. I might of had 82,with the wind blowing.
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: OneWithWood on June 18, 2014, 12:08:32 PM
Yesterday it was 92F with very high humidity.  I played host to a group of middle and high school teachers taking part in the Natural Resources Teacher Institute put on through PLT.  Fortunately there was a steady breeze and we stayed in the shade, moving slow as we toured the woods.
Repeat of temp and humidity today with much less breeze.  I will be working in the saw barn addition, laying decking on the loft.  It will be interesting to see how much I get done and how long I last.  Definitely will be drinking a lot of water.
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Cedarman on June 18, 2014, 12:31:27 PM
I know it is getting hot when the guys get out the pedestal fans.  Nice breeze in the mill.  When I built it in 92, I had 6" of insulation put over the tin in the ceiling.  This makes a huge difference in the mill.  Usually a breeze flowing through the mill too.  I am usually the yard guy.  No shade there.  I take to the house and drink plenty.  Don't move too fast either.   Have gotten hot a few times, but never puky hot.  I like heat better than real cold. 
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: mesquite buckeye on June 18, 2014, 01:20:00 PM
Big break in the heat today. Coolest day in a month. 98 or so they say. ;D 8) 8) 8) :snowball:
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Hilltop366 on June 18, 2014, 05:25:50 PM
I don't envy you guys in the heat one bit, our forecast for the next 5 days is 63 to 72,  just right!
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: reswire on June 18, 2014, 05:29:23 PM
Simply toooooo darn hot!   And I expect it to get a little worse.... pepsi_smiley
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Peter Drouin on June 18, 2014, 05:39:20 PM
One thing with the heat, you don't have to shovel it. I like it, just as much as I like snow.  :D :D :D :D 8)
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: red oaks lumber on June 18, 2014, 06:35:46 PM
2 things i won't complain about. 1) rain  2) hot weather :)
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Magicman on June 18, 2014, 06:52:07 PM
My two off bearers started drinking fluids early today and never let the heat get ahead of them like they did yesterday.  We knocked off at 3:00 though and will be back sawing tomorrow.
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Chuck White on June 18, 2014, 07:44:15 PM
The heat isn't what usually bothers people, it's the humidity.

I don't envy you Lynn, those "on the gravel" jobs are the pits!
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: WDH on June 18, 2014, 08:44:43 PM
Only made it to 94 degrees today.  Been sawing oak from 8:30 to 12:30  :).
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Peter Drouin on June 19, 2014, 06:48:10 AM
It was hot yesterday 91 in the sun. All I got done is 4 mats and helped 3 customers.

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Now I have to move the pile on the left, So the truck can get in . The pile on the right will get cut today.
 

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8PM I hates to quit early, But I have to make some calls :D
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Magicman on June 20, 2014, 07:53:59 AM
The Weather Guy has our "misery index" pegged at 100 and more every day next week.  I am playing catchup and will have to saw every day. 

Monday there are two 36" Red Oak logs waiting.
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: dablack on June 20, 2014, 08:10:59 AM
After work, I got up to the build site about 6pm.  Came back about 9pm.  I was soaked head to toe.  Yeah, it's hot. 
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: pineywoods on June 20, 2014, 01:54:42 PM
I am about as ready for the heat as I can get. Hooked this up yesterday, it blows right down the mill, also pushes the sawdust away from the sawyer. Locally, we call them swamp coolers, they don't work very well when the humidity gets real high, might work better if I had a source of cold water to run through it.   

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Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: shortlogger on June 20, 2014, 05:29:27 PM
We have one of thoes water coolers at work . When it's really hot I'll put a bunch of ice in the bottom of it , feels like an a/c then.
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: drobertson on June 20, 2014, 07:43:07 PM
Yes it is!  And what happened to the ole motto a good winter freeze kills the ticks?  Not the case here,
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Mooseherder on June 20, 2014, 09:19:42 PM
It was 38 degrees this morning at the cabin and the wind beat us up all day but it was good chainsaw weather.  The sun came out this evening.  I had a Bonnet on my head all day to keep from freezing the sweat under my helmet.
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: thecfarm on June 20, 2014, 09:45:58 PM
Mooseherder,them Flatlanders will think the whole state of Maine was that cold. Just 58 here now. It was a cool day. But above 60 all day.
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Mooseherder on June 20, 2014, 09:48:07 PM
I'm only 6 miles from Canada eh. ;)
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Magicman on September 02, 2014, 07:33:27 PM
Miserably Hot today.  I was sawing ERC and even with the umbrella, I still got a good dose of sunshine and heat.    smiley_sweat_drop  smiley_sun

Tomorrow seems like a good day to take off.  I'll be sawing Ash Thursday, disking Friday, and planting Saturday.  (I need a busy bee smiley  ;D .)
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: POSTON WIDEHEAD on September 02, 2014, 09:17:43 PM
  (I need a busy bee smiley  ;D .)


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Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Magicman on September 02, 2014, 09:20:09 PM
That is too cute not to be a girl bee.  I like her.   ;D
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: WDH on September 02, 2014, 09:37:34 PM
Her name is probably Rosie Lynn. 
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Magicman on May 13, 2016, 07:26:58 PM
It was a scorcher today, but then the sawmill is nowhere even close to shade.  86 and 87 for the past two days.  smiley_sweat_drop  Maybe I have been enjoying the Spring weather too much or either not quite ready for Summer.    smiley_sun
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: fishfighter on May 13, 2016, 07:33:11 PM
Yesterday it 91F. This morning we had a cool lite north wind and was nice till about 10am. Hit 90F today. Calling for 59F tonight with a high of 86F tomorrow.

Dog days of summer are here. :(
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: WDH on May 13, 2016, 08:25:30 PM
As we get older, we do not "cook" as good as we once did.  Hot here too. 
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Magicman on May 13, 2016, 09:39:42 PM
That sounds like a nice way of saying we wimp easier. :D  I know that my wimp factor is more easily compromised.   :-\
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Peter Drouin on May 13, 2016, 09:53:45 PM
Nice here 60 And to me that's hot. ;D
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: LeeB on May 13, 2016, 11:22:33 PM
86 here this morning at 04:30 and it's not even summer yet.
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Andries on May 13, 2016, 11:46:55 PM
Driving back from the mill this evening - with snow blowing across the highway.
We'll have four degrees of frost for tonight!
Last week we set a new high temperature record, just under 90 degrees.
Can somebody please stop playing with the thermostat?
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Jeff on May 14, 2016, 09:07:53 PM
There is snow in the air here today too. It could stand to be a bit hotter here. :)
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: thecfarm on May 14, 2016, 09:11:50 PM
A very warm day here.
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: rjwoelk on May 15, 2016, 02:37:04 AM
Driving back from the mill this evening - with snow blowing across the highway.
We'll have four degrees of frost for tonight!
Last week we set a new high temperature record, just under 90 degrees.
Can somebody please stop playing with the thermostat?
Left Brandon this morning skiff of snow on the tarped load and trailer deck, and out in the fields. by the manitoba and sask border +8 got home Regina around 12 +20 sorta shake and bake weather. Next week in the mid 20s C. last Tuesday and Wed got 2" of rain.
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: derhntr on May 15, 2016, 08:56:12 AM
Not sure if 35 degrees F is considered HOT lol mid May and still spitting snow in Mid Michigan.
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: fishfighter on May 15, 2016, 09:03:11 AM
Yesterday started at 69F and hit 89F. I get about 4 hours work in till it is to hot for me. Cool again this morning with rain near by and I need to cut the grass. :(
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Magicman on May 15, 2016, 09:15:37 AM
We are forecast to get near 90 a few days this week with rain possible in the afternoons. 
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: mesquite buckeye on May 17, 2016, 11:41:22 AM
Hot?

What's that?

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Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Kbeitz on May 17, 2016, 12:01:44 PM
Lost my tomato plants last night. It got down to 27
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Magicman on June 07, 2016, 10:21:30 PM
It was a scorcher today, and looks that way for tomorrow.  I am ready to find some logs under a tree somewhere.   smiley_sun
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: carykong on June 08, 2016, 12:55:24 AM
What would be the gross weight lumber/trailer? Looks heavy?
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: fishfighter on June 08, 2016, 07:08:47 AM
Yep, 90's all week. Maybe I need to move up north thru the summer.
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: petefrom bearswamp on June 08, 2016, 08:05:22 AM
49 degrees here this morning
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: John S on June 08, 2016, 08:06:47 AM
52 here this morning, feels great!
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Magicman on June 08, 2016, 08:06:43 PM
We had another HOT one today.
 

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My tailgunner found himself a Landini Tree to get under.  Hey, shade is shade.   ;D
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: fishfighter on June 08, 2016, 08:16:05 PM
In stalled the treatment plant today. Hit 93 and not a drop of wind. :( Took way to much out of me. MM, be careful with this heat.
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Magicman on June 08, 2016, 08:51:14 PM
You too my friend.  I finished that sawing job so maybe I can have a couple of days off.   :)
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: derhntr on June 09, 2016, 07:16:32 AM
44 this morning, might have to put a jacket on for a couple hours
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Kbeitz on June 10, 2016, 06:26:30 AM
44 this morning, might have to put a jacket on for a couple hours

We also have 44 this morrning here in Pa.
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Chuck White on June 10, 2016, 07:04:24 AM
We had 40 here this morning at 6:00, in the upper 30's in some areas!
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: WDH on June 10, 2016, 03:56:49 PM
93 degrees here.  Some like it hot, some don't. 
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Magicman on June 10, 2016, 04:33:08 PM
90+ here too and I am sawing not.   ;D
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: goose63 on June 10, 2016, 04:42:32 PM
At 5 am I had the mill going was 60 felt good by 10 am 80 shut every thing off back in side 95 out there now
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Mooseherder on June 10, 2016, 07:18:22 PM
I tried working in the garage this afternoon while it was raining.  Should have been dressed for a sauna.
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: fishfighter on June 10, 2016, 07:27:52 PM
I tried working in the garage this afternoon while it was raining.  Should have been dressed for a sauna.

Yep, so far two rain showers and that only made it hotter. Called it quits around 10:30 this morning. Not a breeze blowing today. Hit the 93F and we still haven't got to summer. :(
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: POSTON WIDEHEAD on June 10, 2016, 08:41:58 PM
Yes, it was close to 90 today and after 2 pm the humidity rose.
Gonna be pushing 100 this weekend, Sunday for sure....but I don't work on Sundays.  :)
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: fishfighter on June 15, 2016, 06:14:32 PM
Hot one today. Heat index hit 104F and it is not July yet. Got out a day light just to paint 6 boards. Soaking wet by the time I finished. :o Of course the wife had a fit. ;D
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: sawwood on June 15, 2016, 07:00:14 PM

 Yesterday we milled a Oak log, started at 8am and it was 80 degs. By 12:30 it was 91 and I quit for the day. To day it
 was 104 buy 3pm, don't think I will be doing any millings as its to be in the upper 90's all next week.
 Sawwood
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Magicman on June 15, 2016, 07:00:49 PM
Not sawing.  I am getting everything ready for a road trip next week, but it was sweat city here today.

Next week is forecast to be even hotter and I will be set up on a freshly graveled flat with absolutely no shade.  I will be sawing the shade.   :-\
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: fishfighter on June 15, 2016, 07:22:36 PM
Forecast here much the same MM. 95F with the dew point in the upper 70's thru the weekend, then a chance of rain for a day or two. Then HOT HOT again! :(
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Hilltop366 on June 15, 2016, 07:50:41 PM
It's gona get warm here too, Friday is going to be perfect but look 70 by Monday!



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All kidding aside you guys take care of yourself in that heat.
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: ppine on June 15, 2016, 08:34:04 PM
Snow level tonight in the Sierras below 7,000 feet. June 15th.
Next week it is going to get hot and close to 100 in the valleys.
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Magicman on June 16, 2016, 08:13:10 AM
Our forecast is for 95 today and 97 tomorrow.  Thankfully I ain't sawing.   smiley_sun
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: mesquite buckeye on June 16, 2016, 11:41:41 AM
They are talking maybe 120 by Sunday and we will be in it. :(
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: fishfighter on June 16, 2016, 05:25:44 PM
Throw in a dew point in the upper 70's. Just another day down here in the south of 96F with a heat index of 106F. :(

I did spend the better part outside today. Trying to used to this hot weather. Put up a small fence, but many breaks in between for a honey do. Even the pool was way to hot. :(
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: mesquite buckeye on June 16, 2016, 10:18:30 PM
It gets any hotter and I'm looking for a cave to hibernate in. :-[
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: drobertson on June 16, 2016, 10:28:37 PM
Heat index was over 100 here today,, it seemed to be before 9 in the morning as well, my son in law is breaking in under the right conditions for saw milling,  ;D  he is bailing me out big time by the way,,it's just plan flat hot,
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: chevytaHOE5674 on June 16, 2016, 11:07:49 PM
Hit 72 today :D, saying could hit 80 over the weekend...
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Magicman on June 17, 2016, 08:03:32 AM
I am happy that my schedule does not include any outside work.   8)
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: fishfighter on June 17, 2016, 12:13:24 PM
Done went thru two tee shirts this morning just doing a little painting. Going to hit 96F with a heat index over 104F today.
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Magicman on June 17, 2016, 01:41:30 PM
Someone sent me an email showing Mississippi half way between Earth and the Sun.  :o  smiley_sun   
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: pineywoods on June 17, 2016, 02:31:24 PM
Been in the blueberry patch for a couple of hours. not very strenuous work, in the shade. Quit and went back in the ac house, not a dry stitch of clothing on me. Gone through half a gallon of gatoraid and the day is only half gone..
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: WDH on June 17, 2016, 04:47:22 PM
99 degrees at 4:47 p.m.  Rough outside. 
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: azmtnman on June 17, 2016, 11:59:07 PM
Forecast high for Sunday here is 97---with humidity expected to be 6% (just six). We seldom see above 95 at this elevation. I feel sorry for the low country guys like Mesquite Buckeye! :D :D
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: WDH on June 18, 2016, 06:54:08 AM
High here was 101 degrees yesterday. 
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: drobertson on June 18, 2016, 07:38:13 AM
Pineywoods said it,, not a dry stitch of clothes, and two showers a day,, AC is a very nice thing.
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: fishfighter on June 18, 2016, 12:46:19 PM
9 am it was 88F with a dew point at 80. 10 am, T storms moved in and the temp dropped to 70F ;D Still coming down in buckets. I will take it.
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: redprospector on June 18, 2016, 08:46:39 PM
I've been tied up on a couple of thinning projects on the mountain for a while now. But while waiting on parts for my Bobcat to come in, I decided to go down and fill a couple of little orders.
I didn't get there until noon because...well, I won't get into that.
First thing I found is that all the fuel lines on my B-20 were rotten and sucking air. I robbed the lines off my old mill, and got it started finally.
Long story short. I did get the 2 orders filled. How hot was it? I figure it was about 97 in the shade, but since there is no shade there the thermometer read 102.
I'm glad my parts came in. It was 77 on the mountain today.  ;D
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: caveman on June 18, 2016, 09:38:59 PM
Just a reminder, summer begins next week.  I don't think we have any danger of frost damage for at least a couple of weeks ;D ;D.
Caveman
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Dave Shepard on June 18, 2016, 09:47:50 PM
82 here today. 66 now. 8)
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: 4x4American on June 18, 2016, 10:42:35 PM
Hotter than a snake's butt in a wagon rut today...
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: fishfighter on June 27, 2016, 05:05:03 PM
Holy Molly, way to hot today. :o 6 am started at 79F. By 2 pm, it hit 97F with a heat index of 107F. When one brush paints something with varnish and it dries in less the 20 minutes in the shade, it's a hot one. :o Heck, I tried to do some work in the camp, but way to hot there this morning. When thru three shirts, underwear and pants before calling it a day. ;D
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: SkyDoc on June 27, 2016, 05:12:36 PM
I'm quite content sitting in an office offshore reading this and not experiencing it first hand....however, all good things must end. Drink water, change socks....go inside and cool off!!!
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: fishfighter on June 27, 2016, 05:15:30 PM
In and out all day. When you due back in?
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: SkyDoc on June 27, 2016, 05:19:42 PM
About 10 more days....starting to get bored. No fish yet, but I am working on it....unless you want to eat barracuda lol
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Upper on June 27, 2016, 05:25:13 PM
102 and 18% humidity on this fine Monday.Going to deliver my first MBF of 2x8 this afternoon.Ponderosa Pine...........
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: fishfighter on June 27, 2016, 05:26:58 PM
No thanks there. :D There is someone giving free SYP logs out your way. Has a bunch of them. All felled and stacked. Check craigslist.
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: fishfighter on June 27, 2016, 05:29:09 PM
102 and 18% humidity on this fine Monday.Going to deliver my first MBF of 2x8 this afternoon.Ponderosa Pine...........

18% humidity? Never, ever gets below 45% here and that is mid winter.
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Upper on June 27, 2016, 05:40:29 PM
No SYP out here,but lots(and maybe it is the same) Jeffery,Ponderosa,White (Sugar),Pine and Whit Fur compromise most of the beetle kill trees. Yes I think I talked to that guy on CL.I have a 20 ft. gooseneck cattle-horse trailer.I installed a winch up on the poop deck,and have a two 20 ft. by 30 inch Sugar and Ponderosa pines to try to drag in.
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Magicman on June 27, 2016, 05:57:29 PM
I tried to be worthless today.....and succeeded!!!   ;D
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: fishfighter on June 27, 2016, 06:18:02 PM
I tried to be worthless today.....and succeeded!!!   ;D

You're a good man MM. :D As tired as I was after a weekend with the grandson, I still tried, but fell way short of my hit list of things to do today. Guess retirement agrees with me more and more each day. :D
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: mesquite buckeye on June 27, 2016, 09:54:32 PM
Hit 120 at Saguaro Hill last Sunday. That would be in the shade. We ran away to Tucson where it was a cool 116. Only took 3 days to feel human again. :( :snowball: :snowball: :snowball:

Please send all the snowballs you can find. :( :( :(
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: plowboyswr on June 28, 2016, 08:49:57 AM
Hit 120 at Saguaro Hill last Sunday. That would be in the shade. We ran away to Tucson where it was a cool 116. Only took 3 days to feel human again. :( :snowball: :snowball: :snowball:

Please send all the snowballs you can find. :( :( :(
Right now the only ones I can find have a cup under them, are all sorts of funny looking colors, and cost ya $3 a piece! But it seems like every kid at the local ball fields has one. :D :D
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: LeeB on June 28, 2016, 08:59:10 AM
 :o $3??? It's been a long long time since I bought one. The where a quarter then.  :D
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: mesquite buckeye on June 28, 2016, 12:17:28 PM
You are old. smiley_old_guy

 ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: fishfighter on June 28, 2016, 01:18:32 PM
100F heat index right now. Good thing is that it's about to rain. ;D
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Magicman on June 28, 2016, 01:25:15 PM
The front that slid through last night cooled things off a bit here.  I puttered around this AM and washed the 5th wheel before slipping into my seat and pulling the lever.  Nope it was not the sawmill seat the lever was not engaging the clutch.   ;D  I am idling now.   ;)
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: slider on June 28, 2016, 05:32:11 PM
We worked friday and saturday in our tree business with the index around 106 and yes friends i did have a cold beer when i got home.be safe and well hydrated.
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: fishfighter on July 05, 2016, 08:21:46 PM
Another hot one today. 6am started at 82F. :o Soaking wet from head to toes by 7am and I called it a day. More the same tomorrow. :(
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Magicman on July 05, 2016, 09:05:56 PM
I sprayed deer food plots, fixed the start switch in a golfcar, and replaced the glowplug and starter switches in the Ford tractor.  95 is HOT!
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: paul case on July 05, 2016, 10:52:08 PM
It was 97 according to the bank clock in Seneca, MO at 6 this evening. I could foresee it and that's why I left the mill at 12:30 today. H.I. of 116 today.

PC
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Chuck White on July 05, 2016, 10:56:08 PM
We had a high of 92 here today!
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Chuck White on July 06, 2016, 07:20:42 AM
Temps are heading for the 90's again today!   smiley_sweat_drop  whiteflag_smiley   ::) 
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Magicman on July 06, 2016, 07:55:43 AM
Thankfully I am not sawing in this mess.  The misery index will be 102 today. 
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Sixacresand on July 06, 2016, 08:12:34 AM
Milled under lights on the 4th and 2 hours yesterday morning.  I wimped out from the heat and headed for the shouwer.
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: petefrom bearswamp on July 06, 2016, 08:15:28 AM
Only 62 here right now, but in the 90s expected today and the humidity here never gets to 18 percent as posted previously from a member in California.
I wore myself out yesterday and will take it pretty easy today.
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Czech_Made on July 06, 2016, 08:47:49 AM
Over 90 today, but the humidity is a killer.  95% this morning.
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Chuck White on July 06, 2016, 09:41:17 AM
It's 76 here now, the humidity is 62% and the projected heat index for the afternoon is mid 60's.

Not much going to happen here today.
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Magicman on July 06, 2016, 10:12:17 AM
I am doing some fixing and tune up work here at the Cabin, not "work".  This morning I got the power pole saw going, next is the Stihl 66 trimmer.
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: mesquite buckeye on July 06, 2016, 12:36:51 PM
A pleasant 104 yesterday. ;D 8) 8) 8) :snowball:

Sure nice to have it cool down after those 115+ days. ;D
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Magicman on July 06, 2016, 12:59:17 PM
The Stihl F5 66 is up and running.  Thankfully it has never tasted Ethenol.  I'll make a trip to the Co-op this afternoon and get a jug of 2-4-D.  There are some Sweetgums that need spraying.   ;D
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: fishfighter on July 06, 2016, 01:34:53 PM
Sure is another hot one today. Only sawing I did was saw up one of the dead oaks once I dug it up. Took 3 hours digging and sawing and I'm still not finished. Had to call it a day. To hot. :(

Got two nice logs out of this one. Got two nice Y's that I'm going to try to saw them into 6x6 posts, leaving the Y's in place.
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: trapper on July 06, 2016, 11:11:54 PM
The Stihl F5 66 is up and running.  Thankfully it has never tasted Ethenol.  I'll make a trip to the Co-op this afternoon and get a jug of 2-4-D.  There are some Sweetgums that need spraying.   ;D
Will 2-4-d work in that heat?  I wanted to use it on some buckthorn but the lady in the farm store told me to wait until it is under 60 degrees.
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: bkaimwood on July 07, 2016, 06:58:05 PM
Was 96 yesterday, with horrible NE humidity...full portable day yesterday, first day also with new pt helper...we both made it home alive, and beat...today, early 90's, higher humidity...half a day portable, the rest screwing around at the barn, planning on sawing at home there tomorrow, at least out of the sun and potential thunderstorms...sawing a a couple small orders, then for inventory if I get that far... will be solo...
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Magicman on July 07, 2016, 10:53:50 PM
trapper, I will let you know how the 2-4-D worked out.  It was only about 80 when I put it out this morning.
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Magicman on July 08, 2016, 10:49:42 AM
As I previously mentioned, my early morning job while we were at the Cabin was spraying.


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A Roundup knockoff was used to spray the deer food plots to kill the volunteer grass & weeds.
 

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And then the sprayer was filled with a 2-4-D mixture.
 

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To kill primarily Sweetgum, Persimmon, and Pecan saplings that have sprouted up in my open areas where I do not want to kill the grass.
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Magicman on July 09, 2016, 11:16:11 AM
I just finished loading my truck for Monday's sawing.  I am glad that the sawing is not today, but the forecast is for more of the same next week.  smiley_sweat_drop

I wonder if wearing Depends would keep the sweat from running down to my socks.   :-X   :-\
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: tnaz on July 09, 2016, 11:23:20 AM
 :D :D :D
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Kbeitz on July 09, 2016, 11:25:51 AM
You could mount a truck fan on your mill...

 

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Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: fishfighter on July 09, 2016, 03:27:58 PM
That and a ice chest with water and ice, a bilge pump, some tubing. Mount the tubing around the fan. Make a bunch of very small holes. Have pump in ice chest, turn on. :D
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: paul case on July 09, 2016, 03:55:11 PM
start real real early and quit early so you don't need a new chest pump. ;D

PC
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Nomad on July 09, 2016, 07:33:11 PM

I wonder if wearing Depends would keep the sweat from running down to my socks.   :-X   :-\

     Lynn, I hadn't thought of that.  Does it work? ;D
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Magicman on July 09, 2016, 07:52:53 PM
I'll let you know next week.  ::)
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: ppine on July 10, 2016, 09:22:01 AM
Yesterday 7/9 it was about 75 degrees and 63 at Lake Tahoe. It feels like fall.  Headed out todday for a 10 day raft trip on the Klamath River in northern California.
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: petefrom bearswamp on July 10, 2016, 09:43:37 AM
2-4-D seemed to work just fine on vegetation and our GIs in the heat in Nam.
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: fishfighter on July 10, 2016, 10:19:04 AM
start real real early and quit early so you don't need a new chest pump. ;D

PC

I still waiting on one. :(

Still paying the price from getting over heated yesterday morning. :o
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Magicman on July 13, 2016, 09:56:07 PM

I wonder if wearing Depends would keep the sweat from running down to my socks.   :-X   :-\


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OK guys, I'm stopping the sweat from filling my boots, but I now have another problem.   :o   :-\
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Hilltop366 on July 13, 2016, 09:58:24 PM
Is that one of the soggy bottom boys?
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: tnaz on July 14, 2016, 06:45:06 AM
I was kinda hoping that that was not coming back, but, thanks for the great report back with the facts. :D :D
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Czech_Made on July 14, 2016, 07:40:33 AM

I wonder if wearing Depends would keep the sweat from running down to my socks.   :-X   :-\


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OK guys, I'm stopping the sweat from filling my boots, but I now have another problem.   :o   :-\

I would call that TMI - Too Much Information  ;D
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: fishfighter on July 14, 2016, 08:46:57 AM
MM, looks as if you are over loaded. :D
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: goose63 on July 14, 2016, 12:32:04 PM
70 today but LOOK OUT for tuesday next week 100 whiteflag_smiley
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: fishfighter on July 14, 2016, 01:14:40 PM
The last 4 days we been getting some heavy Tstorms around 3pm. Well, today they started before noon. DanG heat index has been 105F+ each day. :(
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: POSTON WIDEHEAD on July 14, 2016, 06:37:54 PM
I will pass on this one.  :D
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: 4x4American on July 14, 2016, 08:47:45 PM
MM I think you might be better off to just cut a hole out in your ride along seat and then hang a bucket under it.
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Magicman on July 14, 2016, 09:17:27 PM
Now you tell me.   :-X

What has been good for me is that it has been too hot for several customers and they postponed.  Actually two this week. 

Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Delawhere Jack on July 14, 2016, 09:39:39 PM
Milled for over 9 hours today. Was a bit concerned not knowing the conditions on site, and having had a look at the forecast. Luckily we worked in the shade of a tall section of old growth all day. Still though, probably 90+ degrees and 150% humidity. Finished up and took a "shower" under the clients raised up pump handle type spigot from the waist up. Autumn can't get here soon enough...
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: mesquite buckeye on July 15, 2016, 12:57:00 AM
Saguaros think it is awesome. ;D 8) 8) 8) :snowball:
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: bkaimwood on July 15, 2016, 05:53:03 AM
Sawed 3/4 day yesterday until I made it through the last of another load of EWP...my hourly production rate just about matched the heat index...110
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Magicman on July 21, 2016, 04:59:22 PM
The Depends ain't working.  Four shirts and three underwear today and I'm not even sawing.   smiley_sweat_drop
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: tnaz on July 21, 2016, 05:41:25 PM
TMI :D :D :D
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: red on July 21, 2016, 06:03:19 PM
That does not sound like Magic . . Man
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: dean herring on July 21, 2016, 08:31:16 PM
Thank goodness for Johnsons baby powder with cornstarch
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Magicman on July 21, 2016, 08:50:57 PM
 

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This works too.   ;D
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: fishfighter on July 22, 2016, 06:34:52 AM
DanG heat index has been above 106F here the last two weeks. :( I'm about to shut everything down till late September when temps will start to go down below the 90's.
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Magicman on July 22, 2016, 07:42:30 AM
No sawing for me until mid-August, or later.  I have certainly gotten no arguments from any customers.   smiley_sun
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Carson-saws on July 22, 2016, 10:42:53 AM
chevytaHOE.... Are you voting for Casperson?..He is a very good Man.  The heat now is breaching 100 with heat index.  I figure I'll sweat out the garlic and that will help keep the skeeters away.
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: fishfighter on July 22, 2016, 12:12:32 PM
10 am with a heat index at 100F.
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Bruno of NH on July 22, 2016, 05:30:09 PM
I don't know how you guys do it down south .
Was over 90 here today and humid.
I milled an order today .
My mill sheds no built yet and I'm right in the sun it was hot !
There was s little breeze though :)
Bruno
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Tom the Sawyer on July 22, 2016, 05:48:54 PM
Went out at 7 this morning to meet a tree guy who brought me a couple of logs.  Unloaded him and then unloaded my trailer - 2 bur oak logs that total over 500 bf Doyle.  Cleaned up the ends and end-coated (oak checks quickly in this weather).  Started for the house and a client called to drop off 3 walnuts he wants to mill when it cools down.   Heat index currently 117 - I'm staying inside.
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: mesquite buckeye on July 26, 2016, 02:03:19 AM
The high at the saguaro hill last Friday was 113. Too bad we were in the greenhouses for part of it where it was in the pleasant 120's. :( :snowball: :snowball: :snowball:
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Sixacresand on July 26, 2016, 10:03:08 AM
If I got to be hot doing something, I rather it be running the mill.  Nancy tells me every now and then that a knotty pine board is not worth having a heat stroke.  As somebody on FF said, you got to learn to pace yourself and when to pull the plug.
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Magicman on July 26, 2016, 02:11:52 PM
When the thermometer says this   :o
 

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it is time to pull the plug. 
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: fishfighter on July 26, 2016, 02:30:28 PM
Yep, paying for this morning wet draws. Cramps. :( The hot bath and putting up the AX to 78 is helping.
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Larry on July 26, 2016, 02:52:02 PM
I don't know how you guys do it down south .

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AC was the downfall of the south.  Nobody lived here but rednecks until it was invented. :D

I spend the day goofing off or making parts in the shop...parts pay better than making lumber anyhow. ;D

I had a couple of sawing jobs and gave out the names of some other sawyers or told them to  come back in September. :)

Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: fishfighter on August 05, 2016, 04:18:41 PM
This heat wave has been unreal. Heat index of 110F the last few days. :o So, no sawing and took on washing the house. At lease one can hose down if one gets to hot. ;D
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: DaveinNH on August 05, 2016, 04:43:14 PM
I have two electrical services one for my house (125 amp) and one for the 28x40 hybrid (Post and beam 1st floor and conventional home built trusses for the second floor) barn (200 amp). The bottom floor of the barn has 10 inches of insulation in the ceiling and over 5 in the walls. It is a workshop and my wife's studio. We only run the barn air conditioner when it is really hot and only run a small portable one in the bedroom on really hot nights. My wife spends a lot of time in the barn in July because she does a 9 day show at Lake Sunapee (NH) the first full week of August, but normally the air does not have to be run a lot. I get a combined bill for the two services and it normally runs between 140 and 190 a month. My bill for July came in today $315.17!!!
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: fishfighter on August 05, 2016, 04:52:53 PM
Last month power was under $150 for full electric house for 2600SFL. The AC has been blasting and set at 73F in the day and 70F at night. ;D Winter months is when my bill goes up unless I burn the fireplace.
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Magicman on August 09, 2016, 11:47:51 AM
We are still in Michigan where it is cool, but my informant says that it is HOT in Mississippi because well.....it is still in Mississippi.   smiley_sweat_drop smiley_sun
 

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I guess this picture is proof of why??
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: tnaz on August 09, 2016, 12:10:27 PM
 :D :D  Mr. Lynn you ain't right!!!  :laugh: :laugh:
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: WDH on August 09, 2016, 03:43:25 PM
I always thought that you was a bit too close to the sun, but I never said anything about it.  Persimmon?  You just must be sun-struck.   ;D
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: fishfighter on August 09, 2016, 04:11:31 PM
MM, keep a eye of all this rain coming. Something like 10" in your neck of the woods. :o
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Chuck White on August 10, 2016, 06:53:02 AM
Should be cooling down a little in this area, we are forecast to get some sorely needed rain!
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Sixacresand on August 10, 2016, 07:50:21 AM
Cloudy and not so hot around Jacksonville Fl for the last two days. 
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Magicman on August 10, 2016, 08:01:34 AM
We are headed toward the South today.   :o
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Jim_Rogers on August 10, 2016, 10:10:27 AM
Raining here now, suppose to off and on all day.
We'll see.

Jim Rogers
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: fishfighter on August 10, 2016, 12:57:56 PM
We are headed toward the South today.   :o

Was shipped to New Orleans last night. Ticker trouble. :(
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: tnaz on August 10, 2016, 04:09:45 PM
We are headed toward the South today.   :o

Was shipped to New Orleans last night. Ticker trouble. :(
Hope all is well; will have y'a in our Prayers.

Terry
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: WV Sawmiller on August 10, 2016, 04:44:07 PM
   I got out rode up to the top of the hill then carried a 50 lb bag of corn to my feeder and stocked it and put in new battery. Bow season starts next month a youth hunt mid October when the granddaughters can come harvest an antlerless deer.

     Then hooked up my 3'X4' cart to the ATV and cut, loaded and stacked 2 loads for an ash top I cut down yesterday. Got way too hot and had to come in and take a cool shower, drink several large glasses of Koolaid for the sugar then had lunch.

    It is way too hot and I am way too old to be working that hard in direct sunlight in this kind of heat. I will have to schedule my work for early morning and late afternoon.
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: fishfighter on August 10, 2016, 08:15:52 PM
We are headed toward the South today.   :o

Was shipped to New Orleans last night. Ticker trouble. :(
Hope all is well; will have y'a in our Prayers.

Terry

Thanks, another couple meds added. :( Doing better, but I see I will have to take it easy for a few days. :(
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: BigZ La on August 10, 2016, 10:57:19 PM
We are headed toward the South today.   :o

Was shipped to New Orleans last night. Ticker trouble. :(
Sorry to hear that fish, hope your doing better now.
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: tnaz on August 11, 2016, 06:41:48 AM
Glad to hear you are better; take easy.

Terry
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: fishfighter on August 11, 2016, 01:31:39 PM
Back home now and the first thing I did was walk back to my mill. The wife hot on my tail like a flea on a hound dog. :D First thing she said, " don't even think about it". :D


Maybe by the weekend. I have 6 trees that I have to fell so I can get the power line ran to the camp. Really wanted to keep them, but the power company has to have a 30' clearance to pass. :(
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: tnaz on August 11, 2016, 04:41:29 PM
You better get back in that house and get ya a glass of tea.  Mama will be on you with the belt!! :D :D

That mill can wait a week.
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: fishfighter on August 11, 2016, 05:28:43 PM
You right, but logs are starting to back up. Got around 15 nice oaks to saw up.
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Magicman on August 11, 2016, 06:42:33 PM
We are getting back into the hot.  93 now.
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: red on August 11, 2016, 06:43:50 PM
To hot means to HOT
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Kbeitz on August 11, 2016, 07:25:40 PM
Falls ah comming..... Smile....
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: WDH on August 12, 2016, 07:26:18 AM
the first thing I did was walk back to my mill.

I see that you are a Hard Case :).
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: fishfighter on August 12, 2016, 08:23:35 AM
Yep, it's what is keeping me alive. Really. I been fighting heart failure going on 6 years. All due to a viro infection. >:( 3+ years ago, two doctors told me and my wife I had less the 6 months. Told those two doctors to just get me back up on my feet and they are fired. They just don't know me and I'm a fighter. ;D

I do have my bad days, but I try my best to make each day a good one and I give the Good Lord thanks for each day He has given me.
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: red on August 12, 2016, 08:33:22 AM
If you keep Working when your wife is telling you to stop . . She will have a Heart Attack
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: fishfighter on August 12, 2016, 09:07:49 AM
 :D  She will not let me go that far. :D
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: petefrom bearswamp on August 12, 2016, 04:35:21 PM
Dang! typed this reply but my hr was up on the forum so it didnt get posted.
My computer only lets me login for an hr.
Here goes again.
Hope you are OK fishfighter.
Got to 92 yesterday with very high humidity.
Talked to my BIL in FL and was only 93 there.
Went to my friends woodlot this AM got in the woods at 8:45 marked 10mbf of Hemlock and got out at 10 drenched with sweat.
Was only 84 then got to 89 as i type this.
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: WDH on August 12, 2016, 04:45:25 PM
95 degrees.  Hot , humid, and nasty.  Going to get worser this week. 
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: fishfighter on August 12, 2016, 05:04:41 PM
9+" of rain with a forecast of 6"-8" more tonight and more thru next week.  :o There are a lot of people getting flooded all along south central Louisiana clean across the state right now. :(

I'm good. ;D
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Kbeitz on August 12, 2016, 06:40:06 PM
It was so hot here today that I came in my house to take a shower and could not get my Clothes  off...
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: petefrom bearswamp on August 12, 2016, 07:17:42 PM


glad you  are good! ;)
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: fishfighter on August 12, 2016, 07:31:06 PM
They now reporting some areas had as much as 22" of rain not more then 15 air miles from me. :o

This storm, a low pressure front center had only moved about 70 miles all day. It's getting all it's energy from The Gulf Of Mexico which the waters are very hot at this time of the year. :(  It is starting to break down some, but they expect it to start firing off again around 1 in the morning. :o
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: WV Sawmiller on August 12, 2016, 07:32:24 PM
It was so hot here today that I came in my house to take a shower and could not get my Clothes  off...

   Have you tried sawing naked? Would not have that problem any more. (Sorry - the Devil made me do it.) :D :D :D
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: tnaz on August 12, 2016, 07:49:12 PM
It was so hot here today that I came in my house to take a shower and could not get my Clothes  off...

   Have you tried sawing naked? Would not have that problem any more. (Sorry - the Devil made me do it.) :D :D :D
NO,NO,NO! :D :laugh:
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Magicman on August 12, 2016, 10:13:35 PM
Interstate 55 was closed due to high water 50 miles South of us.  The town of Osyka was completely isolated.
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: tnaz on August 13, 2016, 08:07:31 AM
Looking at radar its looks like a hurricane sitting on top of y'all.
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: fishfighter on August 13, 2016, 08:31:30 AM
Yep, just no winds and this sucker doesn't want to move. >:( Rain fall here is now over 15" total storm. :o Still coming down in buckets. :o Many many people are flooded out where they never were flooded before. Just unreal.

I'm still good, but I'm getting concern now.  :o Don't know how much more rain the area can take. My plans are to use my backhoe, dig up dirt and dump at the door ways if need be.
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: terrifictimbersllc on August 14, 2016, 07:46:31 AM
Sawed from 7:00-5:00 yesterday it was 96 degrees at 2:30 and 98 at 4:00.   Took a chair with me and sat down 5-10 minutes an hour for the last part of the day.

Customer wasn't there left me a list with the off bearer, "pine 1x10, Long".   "2x6 and 2x4, can be shorter".  "Oak 2".  It was OK I've sawn for him dozens of times.   He leaves me a blank check to fill in.

Hour drive home with the AC full blast on me.  Still recovering this morning.

Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: fishfighter on August 14, 2016, 08:02:37 AM
Well, it is still raining here. :o Went for a little drive yesterday and passed in front of Cypressman's place(Member here). It looks like his house took on water along with his lumber yard.

They still are pulling a lot of people out that are flooded. Water has back up everywhere with no place to go. :o Bayous will set all time high records in the area. I'm talking well over 4' from pass high records. :o
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Magicman on August 14, 2016, 08:21:47 AM
The TV is showing Interstate 55 washed out 50 miles South of us.   :o
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: fishfighter on August 14, 2016, 08:52:09 AM
MM, they are launching boats off I-12 to get people out.
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: fishfighter on August 16, 2016, 07:09:38 AM
Just a heads up. This flooding down here is still going on. There are Emergency workers in Louisiana have rescued more than 20,000 stranded residents -- and, at last count, at least 500 pets -- from submerged homes and cars in the historic floods. At least three people have died. Thousands of homes flooded. Dang near the amount of Katrina. :o I don't know if this news is getting out to the rest on the country, Big news channels have not been playing here. The local news channels have been on 24/7, trying to pass on info. :o Really is a sad thing for me to see this, Hurricane Betsy and Katrina flooding in my life time. :(

Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Magicman on August 16, 2016, 08:07:42 AM
Yup, I believe that this flooding will probably affect more people than Hurricane Katrina.  The sad thing is that it is being largely ignored by the national media.  It will get worse before it starts to get better.  The misery will continue for weeks and then the recovery will begin.  So many families have lost all that they have.  The need for the basic necessities is great.
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: paul case on August 16, 2016, 08:32:59 AM
Our prayers are with youall affected by the flooding down south.

PC
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: DMcCoy on August 16, 2016, 08:35:54 AM
You are right no news about it in OR, must have been 4 murders on 10PM news.  Sorry to hear it, flooding is hard to fight.  Our big flood was in 96', certain areas where roads and RR got washed out were abandoned and never repaired.

The weather is different.  The alders are starting to loose some leaves, this is about a month early.  I think it is low moisture in the soil, we had winter rains but below normal and last summer was exceptionally dry.
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Sixacresand on August 16, 2016, 08:39:22 AM
Yup, I believe that this flooding will probably affect more people than Hurricane Katrina.  The sad thing is that it is being largely ignored by the national media.  It will get worse before it starts to get better.  The misery will continue for weeks and then the recovery will begin.  So many families have lost all that they have.  The need for the basic necessities is great.
The media is spread pretty thin: the flood, the fire, the upcoming elections, zeka, Milwaukee, terrorism, etc.   And they try so hard to make all this entertaining.   We need to pray for all those who are miserable and have lost their homes and possessions in the flooding and western fires.   I Pray that the organizations like the Red Cross and Baptist Disaster Relief can offer some help to these people. 
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: tnaz on August 16, 2016, 08:40:09 AM
Our prayers are with youall affected by the flooding down south.

PC
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Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Magicman on August 16, 2016, 08:42:04 AM
This is a weather phenomenon that has never happened before, and without understanding the terrain of South Louisiana it is hard for others to understand what happened and is still happening.

A topical depression settled over the area and just did not move.  Over 20" of rain was dumped in this low lying area.  The flood could not have been predicted nor prevented.  There is nowhere for the water to go.  Interstate highways are flooded and washed out in several places.  There were people trapped on the interstate when they came to flooded areas.  They turned around only to fine that the highway had flooded behind them.
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: elk42 on August 16, 2016, 08:56:11 AM
 Has anyone got word from fishfighter or others from that area. I know that fishfighter
is on west side of the river.  My iPhone Google map shows all the roads that are closed
and it looks like you can't get in or out of Baton Rouge.
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Magicman on August 16, 2016, 09:00:39 AM
Yes, Reply# 792 this morning.   ;)
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Kbeitz on August 16, 2016, 09:05:59 AM
Weather is messed up all over USA...
Here in Pa. we are getting heavy rains almost every day.
I got to keep my box blade on my tractor to fix my driveway
almost every day...

Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: pineywoods on August 16, 2016, 09:20:24 AM
The north end of the state is pretty much high and dry. Local disaster relief (Rolling Hills Ministries) is gearing up with multiple clean-up crews, portable showers and laundry and a large portable kitchen, all maned by volunteers. We got hit with similar rains a couple of months ago, but with hilly terrain, the flooding wasn't nearly as bad the area around Baton Rouge is encountering.
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: elk42 on August 16, 2016, 09:31:20 AM
I checked the Amite river gage at Denham Springs and it was down 4.88 ft. in the last
24 hr. http://rivergages.mvr.usace.army.mil/WaterControl/shefgraph-wotem2.cfm?sid=85040&d=7&dt=S
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: fishfighter on August 16, 2016, 09:59:29 AM
I checked the Amite river gage at Denham Springs and it was down 4.88 ft. in the last
24 hr. http://rivergages.mvr.usace.army.mil/WaterControl/shefgraph-wotem2.cfm?sid=85040&d=7&dt=S

The problem is that there are other rivers that are backing up. Some places down a lot of rivers are starting to flood. This problem is still growing. :o
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: fishfighter on August 16, 2016, 10:06:42 AM
Has anyone got word from fishfighter or others from that area. I know that fishfighter
is on west side of the river.  My iPhone Google map shows all the roads that are closed
and it looks like you can't get in or out of Baton Rouge.

Thanks, I'm good. Was a very close call. Cell phones are very spotty in use. For 4 days, they were useless. All service was out along with land lines.

They just open I12, but I10 is still closed. Very hard to get into or out the city right now.

If one wants to see what is going on, go to www.wafb.com  Local new channel. They do have links there if anyone wants to donate.
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Ianab on August 16, 2016, 03:58:50 PM
I know the sort of weather pattern MM is talking about, and I can only imagine what that would do over a large flat area.

Locally we get a bit of rain, but the terrain generally means steep fast flowing rivers to drain the water away. Of course then you get slips / washouts and tough luck for anyone silly enough to live close to one of the larger rivers.
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: fishfighter on August 19, 2016, 07:54:21 AM
Another update on this flooding.

More homes are flooding out due to back water flow further south of Baton Rouge. I had to go to New Orleans yesterday. A drive that normal drive time is a bit over two hours. Due to the flooding and the state installing dams along low spots of the interstate, that drive took over 3 hours. Very stressful day. :(

People in the Baton Rouge area are now getting back to their homes. Unreal seeing piles of house goods rip out of peoples homes at the roadside. If anybody ever saw a flood zone, you know what I'm talking about. Sad to see a life time of what a family has built, lost over night. :(

They calling this a 1,000 year flood event.
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Magicman on August 19, 2016, 08:10:42 AM
Grocery stores, etc. here are being depleted of many items that are being sent South for flood victims.  Churches and other organizations are really putting forth an effort to help.
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: DMcCoy on August 19, 2016, 08:13:45 AM
It finally made the news here as a top story.  That water must be a witches brew of various kinds of chemicals, oils, mud.  I can't imagine how one would clean up.   Add in the heat -ow. 
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: pineywoods on August 19, 2016, 09:16:15 AM
Yeah, it's hot, but what's worse is the humidity level in a flooded house will be nearly 100 percent. Makes any kind of physical activity rather unpleasant.
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: paul case on August 19, 2016, 09:20:15 AM
Another update on this flooding

They calling this a 1,000 year flood event.

It must be bad. our hearts and prayers certainly are with those effected by the floods there.

However I have heard of one flood that was much worse and we have a promise that wont happen again.

PC
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: fishfighter on August 19, 2016, 01:42:56 PM
There is a lot of help coming in. Problem is, it's such a large area. Half of it is non city/ country folks.

Mold has started growing in many homes. Only takes a few days for that. Biggest thing is to get everything that is wet, out the house ASAP.  There are treatments, but even that takes a long time which puts off rebuilding. It's a catch 22 there.

Both of my kids have been helping out and doing what they can. Just wished I could get out there, but I can't. Had asked my doctor yesterday and that is a big no no. :( I have been driving over the area, dropping bottle water to were ever it is needed. A lot of places have a" boil water order". Problem is, you can't do that in houses that had been flooded.

Just what a mess, but people that had been flooded got out and had and still helping others.

Death toll is at 13. They still going home to home and checking. That is going to take a few more days.
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Magicman on August 26, 2016, 08:54:26 AM
I have decided that it is not the heat.  It's the humidity humiliation that really bothers me!!   ;D
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: fishfighter on August 26, 2016, 10:34:51 AM
MM, it was sure a hot one yesterday here. 105 heat index yesterday till we got rain.

It was one of those days that started falling apart from the start, but got better after spending $4500. DanG riding lawnmower died. Was trying to make the summer with it, but that didn't happen. :( Bought one of those "Bad Boy" zero turns. Why I didn't buy one years ago. Cut my mowing less then half the time. :o
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: 4x4American on August 26, 2016, 09:22:51 PM
95 degrees.  Hot , humid, and nasty.  Going to get worser this week.


Ahem...more worser, please use proper english so that we can understand the information that you're trying to relay!
Title: Re: HOT Today
Post by: Delawhere Jack on August 26, 2016, 10:29:58 PM
Mother nature gave us a head fake up here last week. Seemed like the heat was breaking, dropped from mid 90's to upper 80's. Calls for milling started pouring in... Back in the lower 90's now.  ::) Guess it'll be a while longer til things pick up.

Milled a small job today starting at 3pm, hottest part of the day. Just me and the client's son, a recently "retired" Marine. He mentioned that they drank so much water while in the service that he feels weird not drinking plenty of water all the time. Good advice!