[LMB] 2014 NASFIC and weather
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Mon Sep 19 18:41:51 BST 2011
I'm 54 and I grew up in Indianapolis without a/c too. I think by the time I was noticing such things, having a/c installed in older houses was dependent on income level + a dose of what one wanted to spend money on. The house my parents bought in an upscale neighborhood(Meridian-Kessler) didn't get a/c til almost 1980. But it's brick, had 2 HUGE oak trees on the west for afternoon shade, and a whole house fan. As long as the nighttime temp was cooler than the day, that fan helped keep the house cool most of the summer. August and early September were still a pain.
> Saved in WORD as "Weather Wisdom from Central CA." Albuquerque actually has two hot seasons: hot and arid (May-June, half of July) and hot and damp (late July, early August) until the monsoon season sets in for good (temps vary from 90 to 55 in one week, depending.)
> I'm 72 and trying to remember what it was like not to have a/c. I know we didn't have any in Indianapolis when I was a girl, and San Francisco never needed any. So probably my introduction to it was New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM. People made bets on which would come first at White Sands: permission to wear summer uniforms, or the first triple-digit high temperature day. First introduction to a desert environment, early 1960s.
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