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Monday, March 12, 2012

Still Hot

We are officially ready for cooler temps. Here is what we are looking at for today and tomorrow.

Porto Alegre, Brazil Weather

Updated: Mar 12, 2012, 3am Local Time

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Short-term forecast summary is only available for the contiguous U.S.Sunny to partly cloudy. Hot. High 96F. Winds NW at 5 to 10 mph.Mainly clear skies. Low around 70F. Winds NE at 5 to 10 mph.Intervals of clouds and sunshine. Hot. High near 95F. Winds WNW at 10 to 15 mph.
We wake up in the middle of the night sweating in our bed. We take 2 cold showers a day to stay cool and take the sweat off our bodies.

I'm up now because of the heat. It's 4 a.m. and it's 80+ inside our house.

It's our 10th summer here so, honestly, we are used to the heat. We are used to no air conditioning. We are used to hot/humid summers. We know how to deal with it and survive. Doesn't make it any more comfortable but we know how to stay as cool as possible.

Do we wish we had central air? Sure. Do we wish it was cooler? Sure. But here we are pushing into the back side of March (like September for our Northern Hemisphere friends) still with daily temps close to 100.

So we've had enough. We are waving our white hankies. The sun/summer wins. We give up.

Side question for our teammates who used to live here: Do you guys remember it being this hot in the middle of any March that you were here?

My girlfriend says she never remembers these temps this deep into March. I say maybe once or twice but not this consistently hot. Just curious what you guys remember.

Anyway, we know we are supposed to be content in all circumstances and not wish for the future but I'll confess that Wednesday's high temperature of 80 with some rain sure does sound good.

1 comment:

Jennifer said...

Hey guys! I hope you have been safe in today's rain. We moved there on March 9th and I remember thinking I was going to die of heat stroke for about the first 2-3 weeks. March was always my least favorite month because I couldn't take one more day of summer and it just wouldn't cool down!