We made it
By - yuckertheenigma
Silver lining: my wife planted a bunch of assorted flowers from mixed seeds and we were both savagely allergic to something in there. They did not survive the heat, so my eyes feel great.
My blueberry plants, and every rhododendron in the city, take issue with the phrase "we made it".
We have some air fried rhodies. RIP.
Can I get an F in the chat for my 'lil 3 ft. Douglas fir tree... He's hosting squirrel parties in heaven now.
Only the good die young! RIP.
We have one too and half of it got totally cooked. Other half is still green. Is it salvageable?
Could be. Can't tell without a picutre
Also the families of the 63 people who died.
486 in BC
I hadn’t seen that number. That’s horrible.
Everything is crunchy.
Except my succulents and cactus. They’re so happy right now.
My poor blueberries 😭😭😭😭
Our hydrangeas are crispy :(
Or rhododendrons are fuuuuuucked. At least the one's with the most direct sunlight. Dead brown leaves everywhere. A few offer plants too, but those are the hardest hit
Yeah, rhodies generally don't like direct sun at all. Many varieties can die just from normal full sun. They should be planted in shade or on the north side of your house.
There's a huge rhodie in my apartment complex that took a savage beating from the ice storm and now a new savage beating from the meltnomah. It's a rough year for bushes.
I bought a $50 bamboo a month ago. Its looking a little crispy right now. I hope it survives.
Does bamboo ever die? That stuff is the hardiest thing around. It’s a grass.
I spent $40 on two tea plants last month and those are looking mighty fried at this point. Most of the leaves are a crispy brown. I even moved them in after the first day (they were potted). They should recover, but it'll probably be a couple of months. I have to decide if I'm going to keep them indoors for a while, or just put them somewhere a little more protected outside.
Most of our plants did okay though. It did require that I water everything pretty much everyday, but even our rhodies came out just fine, even the one that's in direct sun.
Edit: aaaand I just noticed that my almost-three-year-old plucked a fair amount of the remaining green leaves off my tea plants. Ugh. Nowhere is safe.
Where did you get tea plants?
Shorty's Garden Center had them when I was looking last month. You can also order them online from some places.
We did it, Joe!
This made me burst out laughing! Nothing could be more accurate. Reminds me of the derpiest looking snake: Arabian Sand Boa https://i.imgur.com/7QhS9jq.png
Warning: don't take a sip of your beer before opening the image above.
HEED THIS KINDLY STRANGER'S WARNING!
Holy shit you are not kidding.
Look at more pictures of that snake. That one doesn’t do it justice.
I had to look it up, it looked fake. Nope. Magnificent.
Even better is that you just know that thing is a ruthless predator. Can you imagine getting killed by a sock puppet?
lmao thank you for this 😂😂😂
My god. It’s beautiful!
As a lifetime Portlander, I approve of this.
A derp noodle.
It looks like a muppet.
They're derpy, unless you're a small mammal, then they're kinda terrifying
Phoenix, AZ giving Portland the side eye... Like it wasn't just shown up by Phoenix, OR smh
I literally moved here for the rain. Now half the year it's ice, the other half fire. Fol.
Smoke? We got it all.
It was only 4 days of ice, the rest of the winter was sweatshirt weather.
I do wonder if it rains though. Moved from the desert on promises of rain and mist and gloom. I’m starting to think people don’t know what they are talking about when they say the weather here is ‘terrible’.
That’s a myth we kept alive for years to keep people out.
Not really. I mean kinda.
We get less rain than we let on, but in normal years we still get a ton of it.
We have a lot less than a lot of places, it just used to be more consistent.
Yep we’re not even in the top 10. That all goes to cities near the gulf of mexico
It wasn't that long ago we went like 6 months without two consecutive sunny days.
Dude you have no idea how much the weather has changed in the last decade here in the PNW. Growing up we had snow storms that lasted 2-3 weeks every other year, rain that lasted from October until June (I actually know this pretty well because the week of halloween every year it would start the rain season and my birthday is in june where it would still be raining until shortly after my birthday), and a summer of roughly 2 months long (July and August). Highs throughout my childhood were never above the 90s, I think I remember one single day during those 18 years that it was over 100. Freezing rain wasn't super uncommon either, there was even a blizzard in like 2013 or 2014(?) leaving us multiple feet of snow followed by an inch or so of freezing rain that stuck around for weeks. The weather in the PNW now is unrecognizable to what I grew up with.
This. Moved here in 90s. It’s unrecognizable from then.
That’s the thing Ive noticed. Everyone kept telling me that moving here would be terrible, that I’d lose my mind cause I’d never see the sun again. Did some quick google-fu to see that the weather has changed so much that none of that stuff applies anymore.
I also used to live in Mobile which is the rainiest city in America, PNW got nothing on it. The metric here is weird though, today for example was a rain day.
>It was only 4 days of ice
Lol that has to be the dumbest way to summarize a weather event that left people without power for weeks and caused tens of millions of dollars worth of damage.
"Those tornadoes only last for a few minutes, the rest of the year is pretty mild. I don't know why Oklahomans complain about them."
The amount hasn't been great, but there's mist, an occasional deluge. And the gloom is still there
Some places will get an inch of rain in an hour, Portland will spread that same amount out over three days.
I moved here because of promises of all of that, and have been so very disappointed that none of that is actually a thing. 10 years ago maybe, but weather patterns have changed so much that none of that really applies here anymore. Not even the gloom.
There's plenty of gloom. Months of it. Vitamin D & a light box set to turn on at what would be dawn, but looks more like winter 4pm
That very special bronze medal tastes so much better today than it did on Monday. For starters, I didn't burn my tongue or the roof of my mouth when I bit down on it again this morning.
Just happy to be included
Hi. Austinite here just say hi!
CLIMATE EMERGENCY CLIMATE EMERGENCY CLIMATE EMERGENCY
THIS IS CLIMATE CHAOS NOW
MASS HUMAN STARVATION
PLANTS STOP GROWING IN THIS HEAT
We have less than 4 years to turn this whole thing around and go completely in the other direction.
CLIMATE JUSTICE NOW
*laughs in Tucsonan*
I just moved from Tucson to Portland last week to escape the heat... fuck me, man.
Having lived in both cities, Tucson is more tolerable to me at 110+ than humid humid Portland.
Are you me?
Yes. Hi. They did warn you this might happen on Ambien.
You mean us? Or we? We(me/us?)do miss Sabino Canyon though.
And Maybe Pacos
There are dozens of us. Dozens!
Portland isn’t humid though.
It is compared to Tucson.
Moved from Colorado, can relate to AZ weather. Humid places have air you can wear. Nothing like that here, not even after a big shower.
Phonetic violation detected
I moved from portland to Phoenix a week before the heat wave (in PNW, it was hot as shit in the SW during my move). Two days after moving in, it rained in PHX. I joked that I brought the PNW with me.
I really did not expect the reverse to ever be possible
Needles, CA still has you all beat
But, you still have to be from Needles and I’m sorry for that. (Jk)
But we beat Needles in needles. So there's that.
I love this, especially the fact the weird hydra is the Portland one! XD
Helps dry out the fecal matter along the sidewalks, rivers and parks.
B.C. had it really tough. And this image is for only cities in the U.S. We are amateurs when it comes to this stuff. Try Pakistan, Ethiopia, Qatar ...
Qatar? Haw, that's nothing compared to Mercury
Demon checking in here.
I both literally and figuratively live in hell and you whiney, spoiled children ain't experienced nuthin'. Satan rides my ass all day long, of course the firepit I live in has no A.C, Saddam keeps teasing me and Adolf keeps knocking on my door to borrow stuff. I'm fed up, tired and really over hearing about Portland and Canada.
Come to hell and see how you like it.
> see how you like it
What level are you on? I moved up a while back and it's more of a dry heat up here.
I live next door to Adolf and three blocks from the Sodomy Social Club, one street over from the Pit of Death and Lava Slides. I got to Hell a little late and the real estate market here is real tough. Seems like all the prime spots got taken by the Nazis and ISIS members.
Maybe you can room with Donald Rumsfeld? He might have some connections there.
I have a personal connection to Persephone; let me see what I can do.
Qatar? Nearly killed 'em!
To shreds you say?
And his wife?
If you can't take the heat on Mercury then stay off of Venus!
See, we’d be talking about Qatar when they have 200 days of rain…. Because it’s extreme and different. That is how this works.
Pretty sure no one in this sub will be talking about Qatar any time soon.
You did. You are the one who mentioned Qatar. Also the World Cup is there next year… so…
Past tense. My comment above yours was about the future. And next year is not "soon" by some measures ...
> We are amateurs when it comes to this stuff
...that's the point
Right? Thank goodness. And like those places ever got 5 inches of ice overnight...
we are 44° N.
try finding another place around that latitude that has cracked 110 let alone 115.
Lytton hit 121, but Vancouver only reached 102 I think?
Romania hit 112 back in the 50’s.
downvotes because I mentioned British Columbia? Or the places that historically have the planet's hottest temps? Seemed like a benign comment but....so it is!
My Rhodies are sad, but I think they’ll make it…
The hydrangeas though, “Fogetaboutit!!”
RIP Rhodies, RIP…
The tomatoes are loving it. Flowers, fruit growing. Squash getting blossoms, jalapeños, cucumbers flowering. Even the watermelon which I though was a goner has doubled in size. Catnip thriving, safely out of reach of the cats. Lots of watering
Because no one has to pay their airconditioning bill or what?