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Saturday, 26 August 2017

26 August 2017. Mild Summer with Plenty of Rain in Upstate NY… The Plants are Having a Big-Time Party!

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This has been a mild summer here in upstate New York. The temps have been around 25 to 30, with no real scorchers and the humidity levels were never muggy. We didn’t even turn on the air conditioner! There’s been plenty of rain, so the plants are lush n’ green. They’re having a big-time plant party! It’s great times if you’re a flower or a tree. You wonder if the backyard gardeners are going to have a bumper crop of zukes, cukes, and tomaters. The bees are havin’ a great time, too… with all those flowers in splendour and happiness, you know that the hives will be FULL of ass-kickin’ honey. The Farmer’s Almanac predicts a mild winter, too… they were right about the weather last year, so, God willing, one hopes that they’re right again. It’s been a GOOD year, weather-wise, so far…

BMD

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Saturday, 4 June 2016

4 June 2016. Animal Funnies… D’ya Know When Summer’s Coming?

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00 SUMMER... We're waiting for it! 220516

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Friday, 5 July 2013

5 July 2013. Sergei Yolkin’s World. The Heat Will NOT Pass!

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The Heat Will NOT Pass!

Sergei Yolkin

2013

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Yolkin’s using hyperbole here. At Verdun, the French rallying cry was, “Ils ne passeront pas!” (They shall not pass!). In other words, we’ll get through it, as we do every summer… there’s no need to get overly dramatic about it. Do you catch the whiff of King Canute and the tide that I do? Great minds DO think alike…

BMD

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June temperatures in European Russia are expected to be average, or slightly above, and in Siberia and the Urals will be hotter than usual . Sergei Yolkin gives us some advice on how to deal with it.

27 June 2013

Sergei Yolkin

RIA-Novosti

http://ria.ru/caricature/20130627/946091294.html

Sunday, 30 June 2013

30 June 2013. RIA-Novosti Infographics. How to Beat the Heat with Ease

00 RIA-Novosti Infographics. How to Beat the Heat with Ease. 2013

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On Thursday, Moscow again expects abnormally hot weather and thunderstorms… according to the weatherman, the temp in the capital will reach a red-hot 32 degrees (90 degrees Fahrenheit). You’ll find tips on how to survive the heat, and what you should pay attention to, and, conversely, hints on what you should avoid to beat the heat in this RIA-Novosti infographic. According to the Phobos Meteorology Centre, the last week of June in Moscow will hit record highs for heat… the temp will warm up to 34+ degrees (93+ degrees Fahrenheit), whilst the weather will be cloudy with brief showers and gusty winds. Doctors advise residents of big cities with public transport that individual units are often not equipped with air conditioning or fans, so, don’t use buses and trolley buses at peak times, if you can avoid it. Wipe a wet handkerchief over exposed areas of the body; wear loose clothes and shoes made ​​of natural materials, and drink water or tea every 15 minutes. If your office isn’t air conditioned, or this unit works so poorly that the space is still muggy, it’s very helpful to read a legal document entitled Hygienic Requirements for the Microclimate of Production Facilities (Гигиенические требования к микроклимату производственных помещений). This lays out the allowable level of temperature in the room, every half a degree higher than the legal limit shortens the workday by an average of one hour.

Read more on the topic >>

Watch a video: Cold soup that helps beat the heat >>

Tips on how to survive overheated public transport >>

More about the forecast for the week >>

27 June 2013

RIA-Novosti

http://ria.ru/infografika/20130627/946109489.html

http://en.ria.ru/infographics/20130630/181936260/Coping-With-Summer-Heat.html

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