Water temperatures in the Persian Gulf routinely warm into the 90s
each summer, releasing massive amounts of water vapor into the air
above. For those unlucky enough to catch a breeze from the Gulf, the
humidity can be stifling.
On Thursday, those breezes blew toward
the Iranian side of the Gulf. At 3:30 p.m. local time Thursday, the manned observation site at the Mahshahr Airport in
southwest Iran reported a temperature of 109 F (43 C) and a dewpoint of
90 F (32 C). Using the American heat index formula, those figures
yielded a mind-boggling feels-like temperature of 159 F (70 C).
was even hotter on Friday at the Mahshahr Airport when temperatures
reached 114.8 F at 4:30 pm local time with a dew point of 89.6 F,
leading to a heat index value of an incredible 164 F (73 C).
Monday, August 03, 2015
Training Officers to Shoot First, and He Will Answer Questions Later
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The deal’s opponents have conjured up a fantasy scenario in which the world will sign up for more sanctions, Tehran will meekly return to the table with further concessions, or perhaps the Islamic republic will itself implode — and its successors will then denounce and dismantle the nuclear program. To bet on this scenario is the real gamble, a high stakes one with little evidence to support it.
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