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Scorcher: Friday's Local Weather

07/05/2018 10:00 AM

Is there a chart or reference that indicates specific wording relating to temperature ? AccuWeather says that on Friday, we will have a, " scorcher " . Is there a breakdown in temperature means or variances relating to verbage ? What comes before scorcher and what comes after scorcher ? Fridays temperature is predicted to be 114* . Are the word names from someone's personal vocabulary or is there a standard ?

In your local, what wording is used to describe both cold, rainy and heat related events ?

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07/05/2018 10:14 AM

It's all weather babble, the announcer's choice.

Here at one TV station, it's not "HOT" until temp reaches 100ºF.

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07/05/2018 11:55 AM

Here's the official National Weather Service glossary.

I'm sure that words that describe temperature extremes have distinctly local slants. A scorcher in NE New York State is probably not as hot as a scorcher in the SW. Conversely, brutal cold is colder here than in Tucson.

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07/05/2018 12:48 PM

It gets brutally cold anywhere north of Florida....We get rainy, windy, sunny, hot, cold, but mostly pleasant...I remember Albany, it was cold all the time, brutally cold was <-20 below with the wind blowing, but you still had to go to school....haha

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07/05/2018 12:02 PM
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07/05/2018 1:23 PM

One (weather) man's opinion (from Sun Sentinel article):

Cold: Below 50 degrees

Cool: 50 to 60 degrees

Mild: 60 to 80 degrees

Warm: 80 to 90 degrees

Hot: Above 90 degrees

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07/05/2018 1:27 PM

You and I know that "hot" does not do justice to the heat we endure here in Az.

Just like cold doesn't do justice to January in Minn.

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07/05/2018 1:36 PM

HAHA, yes but it's a dry heat....

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07/05/2018 1:33 PM

One local forecaster has a acronym "NACITS" meaning "not a cloud in the sky".

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Re: Scorcher: Friday's Local Weather

07/05/2018 1:49 PM

Does that mean that it's or cold?

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Re: Scorcher: Friday's Local Weather

07/05/2018 2:14 PM

Well, we could use the A1-steak criteria:

  • RARE = Cold
  • Medium-RARE = Cool
  • MEDIUM = Normal
  • Medium-WELL = Warm
  • WELL = Hot
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07/05/2018 2:21 PM

I've been doing some welding, in the shade, early in the morning. After about 30 minutes, I'm toast.

It's 102°F outside now, in the shade of an Orange tree, under the eve of the house.

@harley, sorry, you're right. We hardly know what clouds are in Az.

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07/06/2018 6:41 AM

It happens here so seldom that the weatherman had to make an acronym for those special days.

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07/05/2018 2:18 PM

It isn't cold, rainy or heat related but is used to describe the sky condition. That kind of relates to "rainy" as in the OP post.

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07/05/2018 2:34 PM

Lets get a live update on the weather....

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07/08/2018 4:03 AM

Don't forget the Hippy Dippy Weatherman!

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07/05/2018 10:30 PM

Verbiage is the reason I quit tuning in to The Weather Channel. They only speak in superlatives, with many not found in Websters.

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07/05/2018 11:45 PM

We are expected to have the hottest day of the year in Scotland tomorrow: at 26.

That is Celsius, about 80F.

Plenty peely-wallies will get burnt!

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Re: Scorcher: Friday's Local Weather

07/06/2018 1:48 AM

In the UK we have the met office. Here's the forecast for where I live.

https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/public/weather/forecast/gcrjm8jf7#?date=2018-07-06

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07/06/2018 11:27 PM

According to BestInShow's linked glossary, there is no definition of "hot", but I do know that personal temperature preferences are highly individual, and depend on genetics, where one grew up, How long the person has lived in the current location, and to a very large extent on their medical condition, among others.

My personal point of view is that if you don't need a sweater in the morning, then it's too hot. I hate sweating...

Having recently heard of the new world record LOW of 109°F (43.6°C) in Oman. The high there that day was 128°F (53.3°C), I did a bit of research: The hottest officially recorded air temperature on Earth remains the 134°F (56.7°C) in appropriately named Furnace Creek in California's Death Valley. ...and for those concerned about global warming, that record was set in 1913.

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Re: Scorcher: Friday's Local Weather

07/06/2018 11:53 PM

I've lived in Arizona since 1969. You don't EVER get used to 115°F if you have to be outside in it.

Of course, it was ONLY 110°F today, when I went for a swim. 95°F was the low last night.

Of course, the record here was 122°F in 1990. I was here then too.

That's pretty hot.

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Re: Scorcher: Friday's Local Weather

07/08/2018 3:57 AM

It's deliberately ambiguous. Fake news IS fake news.

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07/09/2018 2:55 PM

Scorcher is when you walk across the parking lot and you feel the asphalt sink in under your feet!

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