I know this is crazy weather for New England, It is still 85 out at 8:00pm here in Maine, that is unusual!!! It must have been close to 100 out there earlier, and with the humidity it was unbearable. It's supposed to be even hotter tomorrow. It's making for some awesome colorful hazy sunsets though!!
I was out in your territory once when the temperature was !30 degrees. I was driving through Death Valley at the time. Let me tell you this, that didn't feel as hot as when it's 95 degrees over here with all the humidity.
our power went out for like 2 hours today. i'm happy they got it back on, or i don't know how i would sleep. it's on again. and ironically today was one of the cooler days. i guess my tomato's won't be flowering any time soon, and by the end of the week i'll be picking them off as sauce.
We are baking here in the UK which is VERY unusual for us. we are not used to warm, let alone hot so, our 80 at the highest end, is incredibly unbearable in some instances.
Nobody here has air conditioning as we normally just do not need it
I have the hose out every day and, the beauty of working from home is, I have been working sitting at a garden table under my trees for days now :D
In fact, today, I worked for a while surrounded by fallow deer and swans in the deer park. Sun baked and full of picnic, I tapped on my laptop telling people how to create Facebook pages and how to get new passwords :D
In the 90's here in Michigan as well, and since we're surrounded by water (some of us closer than others), we have that awful humidity as well. Only have a room air conditioner in my bedroom. I'm perched on the bed for the duration when I'm not at work.
Hi Mary, we are living in the mountains off the grid and I only have my iPhone and takes forever to get me signed in here. It's been hard getting set up here with hauling water up steep rocky roads and all sorts of chores that Internet has been a low priority . Miss you too and everyone as well
The high here today was 8º, it's 78º F here now in the land of sunshine. 90 % humidity, but we get used to breathing water. not bad. the spouse and I went for a three mile walk a little earlier. In the morning it's supposed to be down about 74º for my morning 10 mile walk. I'd love to be out in the southwest without the humidity. I loved NM and would move in a second - someone buy a lot of my pitchers so I'll have some money. LOL
I like San Diego - but you'd have to pay me to live there or anywhere in CA. I loved the desert out around Joshua Tree - but again - it's in CA.
It is my first Summer in South Germany and where I am they say it is the sunniest place in Germany. When the hot weather arrived I didn't expected that high temperature. It reminds the time I was in Israel. But as I can see it seems to be more hot than usual all over the world.
But it is way too hot, I spend the day sweating and I smell because of it. I hate it. The worst thing is that because I am hairy people stare at my legs when I use short, in such a way that it is very annoying, so I have to wear trouser this hot weather. :(
I was thinking going to swimming where there are women on topless so when people stare at me to the point I become uncomfortable I have a good excuse to stare at topless women too... (joking).
It is July....It is supposed to be hot in Texas, right? But for the past 3 days it has been cool and raining. A nice slow rain that started last Sunday, and the temps went from 102 to mid 70s......... I love it, and we are blessed to have this in mid Summer.
I noticed William Cain's comment about earlier generations...I've thought about that a lot of times and found out something.
In earlier years, most houses were built not like they are today, but with 10 to 12 foot ceilings. Heat rises. I remember living in houses like that when I was a kid, no AC, usually just an attic fan and it was not hot inside. The heat rises to the ceiling, and when the attic fan is on it adds circulation to the mix, and the house actually stays fairly comfortable. Even without the attic fan it's not all that bad, you can climb a ladder and it's really hot at the ceiling but lower where you're sitting it's not all that bad. Often with just a window fan it's cool inside.
Trees also helped. These days a lot of people are eliminating trees tight beside the house so they don't get damaged by falling limbs in storms, or when a tree dies. in earlier days large oaks were left standing and helped shade the houses.
Cities are also hotter. I've noticed this many times. Leave town and turn off the highway onto the county road out to where I live, I can feel the temp drop soon as I get to the area where trees start to line the road. The asphalt and concrete retain heat.
I saw some Robins in town a few days ago pulling worms out of the ground with pot holders...
I'm not a fan of the heat. Right now on the southeastern coastline of Massachusetts, it's 87 degrees. Humidity is around 50 percent. Certainly not as hot as some of you have it. We don't have central a/c. It would cost around twenty grand to put it in. We rely on five window units ande ceiling fans to keep the temps down. As a child, in same house, we never had a/c at all. I don't recall it bothering us. We were outdoor kids. No sunscreen then. I'd be very brown.
Nowadays with the heat, I venture out only early morning. Yesterday to catch the sunrise and fishermen heading out to sea. Today, I was at the grocery store at 6:30.