Happy Canada Day 2018!

djbaxter

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Google says, "Happy Canada Day!" too with a special Google Search home page doodle.

For all our Canadian members, wherever you are celebrating and however you are celebrating, stay safe and stay cool!

Currently (9.12 AM EST) in Ottawa, it is already 27C with a humidex of 39C, going up to a high today of 36C (humidex 47C)! This will be the hottest Canada Day in Ottawa in many years, just shy of the record of 36.7C set in 1963.

For those not on the metric system:


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[TD="align: center"]Temp C
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[TD="align: center"]Temp F
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[TD="align: center"]Humidex C
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[TD="align: center"]Humidex F
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[TD="align: center"]27

C
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[TD="align: center"]80

F
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[TD="align: center"]39

C
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[TD="align: center"]102

F
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[TD="align: center"]36

C
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[TD="align: center"]97

F
[/TD]
[TD="align: center"]47

C
[/TD]
[TD="align: center"]117

F
[/TD]

[TD="align: center"]36.7

C
[/TD]
[TD="align: center"]98

F
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My plans are to stay in the air conditioning as much as possible and move slowly. :eek:
 

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Thanks David, didn't realize today was the day, but knew it was coming soon.

I have NEVER heard the word Humidex until the other day when you mentioned.
Thanks for the handy, dandy chart!
 

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Oh, I never realized this was a Canadian concept and not universal. :eek:

Humidex - Wikipedia

The humidex (short for humidity index) is an index number used by Canadian meteorologists to describe how hot the weather feels to the average person, by combining the effect of heat and humidity. The term humidex is a Canadian innovation coined in 1965.[1] The humidex is a dimensionless quantity based on the dew point.

Range of humidex: Scale of comfort:

20 to 29: Little to no discomfort
30 to 39: Some discomfort
40 to 45: Great discomfort; avoid exertion
Above 45: Dangerous; heat stroke quite possible
 

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Ya here, at least on Accuweather they call it "Real Feel".

I normally get up and work for 2 hours, then walk the dogs, then come back and work some more. But today it was so hot I decided to not even let myself open the office door and get sucked into work right away. Walked 1st to beat the heat.

This weekend 100 - 104. And I moved out of SoCal to escape the heat! :( But at least here in Utah it doesn't last as long, leaving room for fall, winter and spring, instead of being like summer all year long.
 

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I've learned that in New Jersey they call it the "heat index".

Lots of names for what is basically "not-for-human-beings-or-other-mammals" weather. :eek:

I need some groceries and the weather report says it's slightly less humid today but it won't last for long. Trying to finish a bit of work and head out early to get that done.
 

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