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The big heat

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A man uses a fan as he walks on a street in Tokyo on Tuesday. The temperature soared to 37 degrees in the afternoon.

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Wow...nice picture.

Hot here init?

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Fanning one's self with more hot, humid air. Fall can't arrive fast enough.

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Every year the temperatures soar and it should be over by mid September. 

When I came here 24 years ago that was the most nasty and longest heat wave ever which began in late Spring and lasted until the middle of October.  In August of 94 the temperature went up to 39.8 one day and around the clock the heat never let up for those 6 months, but the Japanese quickly forget and every year I hear the same this year is especially hot and my answer every year is the same, NOT.

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...should be over by mid September. "

In my experience, it's nearly always the last week of September that marks the start.

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LOL. in case you all missed the Global Warming memo...(issued a long time ago) and for me immortalized by Radiohead in the song idioteque...'this is really happening'

The seasons have been shifting by about a month each year, more and more since at least 2012. summer and winter last longer.Just look at how out of synch the Japanese festival calanders are becoming. Everyone acts surprised. It's not game over, but we are creeping up on the tipping point year on year.

It's just an opinion.

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 but the Japanese quickly forget and every year I hear the same this year is especially hot and my answer every year is the same, NOT.

Your recollection is not valid. There is something called a thermometer that does not forget or have an opinion. It just records facts. And that is what is indicating increased temperatures every year in Japan and elsewhere in the world. A record high, which is occurring often lately, means that on the day the temperature was the highest ever recorded. This is not opinion, it is fact.

Spinning, always good to work Radiohead into a posting.

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