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07-21-2003, 11:17 PM

At 7 PM this evening it was 103.7 degrees.


07-21-2003, 11:32 PM

It has been pushing 90 up here in Northern Puget Sound as well.

07-21-2003, 11:46 PM
Just kidding; lived in the Seattle area for many years and 85+ were far more than I wanted to 'experience.' Actual problem is your 'bloods' too thick; a year in Calif. will thin it out and you'll be more than comfortable at those temps.


07-22-2003, 12:27 AM
It has been so bloody hot around here, I actually wet waded today for the first time in years. I was surprised how comfortable I stayed and will likely be doing the same tomorrow.

On a scary little side note...I took a temperature reading from the Upper Sky last evening and she was at 62 degrees!! :whoa:

07-23-2003, 11:40 AM
I can sympathize with your situation, Fred. Two of the reasons we moved from Spokane was the 95+ days and fires. Even though we lived in the city, close to downtown, we were on the edge of a fire evacuation zone twice and could see trees crowning from our front porch once.

So we moved. This morning I was fishing, dressed in jeans, denim shirt, fleece sweater and waders. I needed gloves because my fingers got cold... and I'm no sissy about low temps. Of course, I was standing hip deep in 52 degree water.

Didn't catch any salmon or even have a bite, but I did get to play with the new spey rod and even made a couple of pretty decent casts.

There is a lot to be said for living surrounded by saltwater.


07-23-2003, 01:59 PM
predicted for the area. Yesterday prediction was 106 ... but capped out at a "balmy" 104. Today 100-101, with predicted cooling to the high 90's for the rest of the week.

Only good thing is the humidity and temp have a reverse relationship. One up, the other down.

07-23-2003, 05:06 PM
Fred, growiing up in Deadford, OR I remember a summer when the temps were over 100 degrees for 30+ days straight. I lived in the river.

07-24-2003, 09:10 AM
a resident; not a whole lot has changed since you moved. More Doctor's, Lawyers, fewer Merchant Chiefs. Ton more Calif. retired folks.

The statistic's are most interesting around here: per capita, the I-5 strip between Ashland to Grants Pass has more milionaires than any other place in the US. And I believe it.

One large retirement community is reputed to have at least 300 just within it's grounds.


07-24-2003, 05:11 PM
Yeah, I don't miss Deadford or that area. When they dammed the Rogue, then the Applegate I left pissed and never got over it. Doubt I will ever return. I think about it but doubt I ever will.

I heard though that the dam on Bear Creek was removed.

07-28-2003, 01:35 PM
100 degrees. Offical temp yesterday was 104, but saw several signs (including the one in Joan's car) that said 108.

Enough already!

Tough to get yourself up for an evening fishing (after work) when it's still close to 100 even at sundown.

07-29-2003, 07:36 PM
thinking this is a tad too warm .... then they showed Redding, Calif. 115????

Now that, short of Death Valley, is:eyecrazy: too much!