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    Default Heat Wave!! (and Related Storage Challenges)

    The temperature hit 115 here in Phoenix yesterday and will do the same today. Just another July day in the desert. (Actually, I kid. 115 is record-hot, even for us.)

    The heat wave had me thinking about extreme weather in general and the challenges it poses to facilities. If you've got a great heat wave, flood, blizzard, cold snap or other story that you'd like to share, let us hear it.
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    But John, its a dry heat, right?
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    Where were you when it hit 122 in Phoenix??? I was there at that time - NOW THAT WAS HOT!!!

    Out here in Palmdale - the western edge of the Mojave Desert -- it only hit 101 yesterday. It's still a dry heat like Phoenix, but here it cools down at night (unlike Phoenix!).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Autodoc View Post
    Where were you when it hit 122 in Phoenix??? I was there at that time - NOW THAT WAS HOT!!!

    Out here in Palmdale - the western edge of the Mojave Desert -- it only hit 101 yesterday. It's still a dry heat like Phoenix, but here it cools down at night (unlike Phoenix!).
    I was in Tucson, it was only 117.
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    It's 105 degrees here in Central Florida, and it's a VERY WET HEAT!!! You could go swimming in it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Autodoc View Post
    Where were you when it hit 122 in Phoenix??? I was there at that time - NOW THAT WAS HOT!!!

    Out here in Palmdale - the western edge of the Mojave Desert -- it only hit 101 yesterday. It's still a dry heat like Phoenix, but here it cools down at night (unlike Phoenix!).
    Probably enjoying cooler Midwestern summers in my youth, Wayne. I've been in Phoenix for two years now, and I can honestly say I haven't seen a 120 yet. 118 was the worst, and that was the day I moved into my apartment in '07, I think.

    But I would like to hear some EXTREME WEATHER facilities stories from you all. Tornado, hurricane, typhoon, cyclone, tsunami, dust devil, waterspout, bitter cold snap, hail, acid rain, avalanche ... Brownie points to those who can come up with a weather disaster/phenomenon that I left out, ha.
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    How about 24" of snow here in the Mojave Desert!!! (I know - for those of you in the Midwest that's nothing, but for us it was, well, NOT FUN!!!!)

    That about killed me last winter!

    Also had a VERY large dust devil come through and trash my first drive -- took about two hours to get all the trash cleaned up!

    I refuse to live where they have Tornados, hurricanes, typhoons, cyclones or tsunamis!
    Did the Tornado thing when I was much younger and dumber.
    Also did the extreme bitter cold thing back then too - never again!

    As for the 122 -- that was 6/26/90 (if you add the month, day and year together it's 122 - go figure!) - We wont go into what I was doing that day, but it was HOT!!!
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    Default Where's My Brownie Points?!!

    Quote Originally Posted by jcarlisle View Post

    But I would like to hear some EXTREME WEATHER facilities stories from you all. Tornado, hurricane, typhoon, cyclone, tsunami, dust devil, waterspout, bitter cold snap, hail, acid rain, avalanche ... Brownie points to those who can come up with a weather disaster/phenomenon that I left out, ha.
    We survived El Nino in 1997 at our brand, spankin' new facility... barely. It caused flooding in the perculation pond behind us. That's gone now, thank goodness as there is rumor of another El Nino. Yes John, I'm splitting hairs here, so did I at least earn 1/2 a point?!
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