Monday, July 9, 2012
It has been really hot lately. We have had day after day of 90 + degree heat. There has even been some days in the low 100's. The humidity is high and rain has been scarce. Fortunately a few days ago we had over 1.5 inches of rain but that was isolated just a few areas and not state-wide. After the rain, the temps went down for a few hours, which was a relief, but then went back up again. People are advised to stay indoors, drink plenty of water, and avoid excessive exertion.
When I am on vacation south of here, this sort of heat isn't so bad, in fact, it is rather expected. But being this far north, I don't enjoy it on a regular basis. I know it can be hot in July and August but that is usually for only a few days. Our air conditioning unit has been running often and we have set up some fans to cool the air. It will be a relief when we get back into the 70's. This weather is exactly why people around here welcome fall and winter.
How do you deal with the heat?