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Originally posted by Hawkmoon1972
I am 40 years old and have always been fascinated by weather. I pay attention to the climate year in year out. Never in the 30 years or so that I have really paid attention have I experienced a summer as brutal as this one. The sun is always hot but doesn't feel like my skin is being cooked. Summers have heat waves but never, in my experience, have I witnessed the prolonged waves of over 100 degree temps in the more temperate regions of the U.S. This summer is a new one on me. So the smarmy "its summer, it's supposed to be hot" comments are a little stupid. Of course it is supposed to be hot but this summer seems to be exceptional.
Originally posted by cloaked4u
Originally posted by daynight42
Originally posted by VikingWarlord
You guys have fun with the I know what you think/feel and it is wrong, everything is fine folks. I got work tomorrow, thanks for the thread and links.
How can the OP even bring this to our attention without supplying facts that this is out of the normal range for this time of year? I'm not a weather expert. I don't know what normal UV levels are.
Maybe this completely normal, and you're all overreacting. Maybe not. Who knows? Don't just look at UV levels and gasp and gawk if you have no frame of reference. Please show us why this is a cause for attention. Show a graph of something with the levels in years past. I don't know, something, anything. Can't pick and choose though...that's why a graph would be very helpful.
ilk spews normal and everything is ok all the time. Animal die offs, fish die offs, oh thats normal. Alot of Bees missing,heat waves. oh don't you worry about that, it's normal everything is ok. land masses sinking, sunamy's,more volcanoes erupting,strange occurances and phenomina's, Flooding, and Weird weather patterns. Let me guess. This is all NORMAL, right? It all increasing. Let me guess, thats normal too. There is nothing to prove, the proof is outside. Go outside much. Record temps broken. How can someone say show the proof. Really? Watch the NEWS much? Maybe you need to go outside sometime, try it , you may like it.edit on 7-8-2012 by cloaked4u because: (no reason given)
Hawaii’s UV index is higher than any location in the U.S. with an average index of 6-7 in the winter and 11-12 for summer months. It’s best to be conservative until you get a feeling for how your skin reacts at a high UV index.
Originally posted by Phage
reply to post by Jeremiah65
You don't feel UV radiation.
You feel infrared radiation.
UV levels look to be up about 2 points over the august monthly average all across the U.S.
The calculation starts with measurements of current total ozone amounts over the entire globe, obtained via two satellites operated by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
The next step in the calculation adjusts for the sensitivity of human skin to UV radiation. Shorter UV wavelengths cause more skin damage than longer UV wavelengths of the same intensity.
The next step of the calculation adjusts for the effects of elevation and clouds. UV intensity increases about 6% per kilometer elevation above sea level. Clouds absorb UV radiation, reducing ground-level UV intensity. Clear skies allow virtually 100% of UV to pass through, scattered clouds transmit 89%, broken clouds transmit 73%, and overcast skies transmit 31%