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Never say never

Feb 20, 2011
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Island Packet 35 Tucson, AZ/San Carlos, MX
Yow! What's the humidity?
I think I feel cooler here in the Sonoran desert...
 
Sep 14, 2014
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Catalina 22 Pensacola, Florida
Well its coming up on it, with humidities near 90 % the heat index will be in the triple digits in July and August and prime hurricane times in September.
 
Oct 22, 2014
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CAL 35 Cruiser moored EVERETT WA
James is right about the "Desert" moniker. Eastern Oregon is know as " High Desert Country". Lava, Silica, sagebrush and Juniper Trees. Elevations, once east of the Cascade Mountain Range mostly in the 3000 to 6000 ft (900 to 1800 meters). With the occasional volcanic mountain or Lava cone thrown in to spice up the landscape..

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Our poster @pclarksurf looks to be up on the Washington side of the Columbia River. Great winds, to sail and wind surf on the dam controlled waters. We store a lot of recreational waters and electrical energy to support the region, and California.
 
Jul 13, 2015
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Catalina 22 #2552 2252 Kennewick, WA
Humidity is running about 40% in the coolest hour of the early morning — will stay under 20% as the day heats up. We always joke we can handle some temps because “it’s a dry heat!” Which we all know is a fallacy — after low 100’s it’s just plain old freaking hot outside

10am Already in the 90’s — should be a fun weekend chasing shade. Stay cool folks !
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Oct 19, 2017
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O'Day 19 Littleton, NH
Heat Index vs heat index. One is the proper name of the specific measurement and one is a description of a measurement. I thought the proper name, coming from a weather guy, was not odd at all. I do that kind of thing all the time, which... I guess... kinda makes justsomeguy's point :what:

-Will
 
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Apr 11, 2017
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Catalina C22 Solomon's Island, MD
That's nuts. I was in 115 degrees a few times, and I still remember it 40 years later. On the plus side - if you go - you'll remember it forever.
 
Sep 24, 2018
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O'Day 25 Chicago
We have a family friend that used to own an auto repair shop by Dallas. He worked in 115 degree weather on numerous occasions. Mid 90's is my upper limit for sailing
 
Apr 11, 2017
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Catalina C22 Solomon's Island, MD
Do it. It's a total game changer. You feel so much less fatigued at the end of a sail
Definitely - it's great sitting in the shade under the bimini, and having a nice breeze off the water flow through. I'm a convert.
 
Oct 31, 2017
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Catalina 22 8728 Trailered
That's nuts. I was in 115 degrees a few times, and I still remember it 40 years later. On the plus side - if you go - you'll remember it forever.
True this. Went with a friend who had never sailed; after the parking lot setup (got lucky and found shade) got launched and onto a port tack in light air and the breeze just stopped. Spent an hour drinking in the shade of the main (when could get it) then turned in. Ordered the bimini the next day.