Wow, another blog about the weather. Well, it’s something we all do well, and my original purpose in starting this blog was to share photos and happenings around Las Vegas. We had a cooler May, our swimming pool has a cover but no heater, so it does warm up as the temperature goes up and the sun shines on it longer. Usually by Memorial Day (in the US that’s the last Monday in May) water temp is up to where we like it, a nice warm 33c (92f) but this year it only made it up to 32c (90f), but it still felt good jumping in yesterday. June is starting out hot – 44c predicted for this weekend (111f or so) so July, which is traditionally our hottest month, should have some pretty nice days. Usually it doesn’t get above 44c (110f) and then July has most days over that, so hitting that mark early might indicate something.
I’m excited about something else happening here – now getting spam in the comments! I keep deleting them, but do you guys want them left in? How many of you read a comment like
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We drove down to the Los Angeles area this last weekend to attend the Great American Train Show. My model train group set up a layout, and I had fun playing with trains for two days and looking at some of the amazing things people can come up with and accomplish. We run N scale trains, where the individual cars are about seven cm (three inches) long. We were next to a garden railroad group which plays with larger trains – each of their cars is over forty cm (sixteen inches) . At that scale it’s easy to see and make things, and they had a lot of animation with moving fans and fountains and things and accompanying sound effects, all very pretty, except for having to listen to it all over and over again for two days.
The place where I work is having an ‘exercise’ today. It’s a big government owned compound that takes security very seriously, the guards on our gate wear very worn guns that I am sure work very well. We had some practice last week by building, but today is a full blown campus wide thing, involving local police, fire and rescue organizations. It’s supposed to be an ‘active shooter’ scenario, with (according to the handouts the guards gave us today) simulated weapons fire, response by outside fire/law enforcement and role-players in stage makeup simulating wounded parties. We’re supposed to go lock ourselves in the offices when it starts (almost everyone is in cubes, very few offices so it will be rather crowded for a few hours) and then eventually be evacuated. We’re planning on two hours or so being locked up in those small windowless rooms, then getting to run outside into the 39c (103f) sunshine and stand around for a while. Quite a few people took the day off rather than participate, and many others are working up at our site north of town just to get away from it. It will be a rather unproductive day, expensive too tying up a thousand people and all of those outside agencies. But I guess with what we see in the news it’s better to practice this stuff than to have something really happen and not know how to react.