Friday, July 22, 2011

How hot is it where YOU are?

20 comments:

Lisa said...

105 and humid in NY. It's an Advil day,lol!!!!!

Always On Watch said...

Yep.

With nothing but window AC units in this old house, even with those units running 24/7, I can barely keep the temperature below 82 degrees.

Z said...

Here in L.A., 3 miles from the ocean, we're about 70 degrees the last few days. A little foggy in the mornings and glorious afternoons......
We had no real hot summer last year, either.....but I'm good with that.

I'm wishing you all some relief...and soon.

Ducky's here said...

100. Should break tomorrow.

Had to drive out to Benson's for a double scoop of the native red raspberry ice cream. Nothing beats it.

Pris said...

Ditto here Z, it was actually rather cool here this morning. The sun is just now beginning to burn through the gloomy haze.

Lisa, my folks used to talk about how they'd sleep on the fire escape due to the humid heat in NY. That was before we came to California many years ago.

Of course now, the pundits are blaming global warming, as if the country never before had a heat wave.

Z said...

Pris, only liberal pundits like those on CNN will come on and say "this is the worst heat wave in 35 years and is caused by global climate change" I guess the years in between don't count?
This morning, they said the same thing.."This is the worst heat wave ..."I held my breath "oh, NO, another horrid RECORD? Maybe this stuff IS true!" until they finished with "...in two years"

Ya, blue skies here now, but still only 70 degrees in Santa Monica, though it feels warmer under the sunny skies.
I remember living in Paris was deceiving...but I got very used to the sun and even wrote about it...let me go look for it...here it is:

"The Paris light has become a friend.
Before I look through the metal shutters
I know if the sun is there or not

Thin slats of light
stripe the wall and my bedding
and I know from their warmth
if the skies are heavy and gray
or blue as a quiet lake

I know the light here.
The brilliance of a sapphire day
lights the buildings from within
The familiar grey sky
invites me to a cup of tea and crème caramel."

That's not quite true...it was more the quality of the light from which I could tell if it was warm or cold outside, need to work on that, but you get the picture!

In Paris, when the sky was VERY blue, it was usually freezing cold outside, something I hadn't experienced as much here in L.A......it's like a burning pot on the stove when it's hot in Paris; humidity drips down like it does from the pot top.....

cube said...

Right now @ 3:55 PM on Friday it is 85 degrees here in Tampa, Florida. For mid-July, that's downright cool for us. I'd gladly share the heat burden with you all if I could.

Z said...

I like this better:

The Paris light has become a friend.
Before I look through the metal shutters
I know if the sun is there or not

Thin slats of light
stripe the wall and my bedding
and I know from their feel
if the skies are heavy and gray
or blue as a quiet lake


I know the light here.
The brilliance of a cold sapphire day
lights the buildings from within
A familiar grey sky
invites me to a coffee and croissant

cube said...

Sounds like Tampa. Beautiful Windex blue skies in the winter, but cloudy skies in the summer.

Pris said...

Yes Z, and 35 years ago, it was called.....er...uh, a heat wave!!
And whaddaya know, we're still here.

BB-Idaho said...

75 degrees/27% RH..the pizza place was sort of cold, glad to get back outside.

David Wyatt said...

Flat 100 when we got home from worki at 5PM, then 101 for a few minutes, now at aftere 10PM, it's still in the low 90's!

Jan said...

I think with the heat index, it was 111 degrees here, today!

I love the poem, Z!

Z said...

Pris, ya..whatever happened to the term HEAT WAVE!? How'd it morph into GLOBAL WARMING? :-)

Our weather's so beautiful here I'm starting to feel a little guilty!

sue said...

Z - We have cooled down to 95 here in central Illinois!

The weatherman said last night that we had a record 97 three days in a row - first time since '88.

-FJ said...

I feel the light! ;)

...and it is HOT!

Brooke said...

Upper 90's with a heat index making it feel about 10-15 degrees hotter. Also, no end in sight according to our forecast.

Thank the Lord for the modern luxury of air conditioning!

Trestin said...

That looks pretty comfortable

MK said...

Wow, that is hot when you're just lying on ice and it's not uncomfortable.

Pris said...

"Our weather's so beautiful here I'm starting to feel a little guilty!"

Z, with all the crap we get about California, I don't feel guilty one bit! Let's relax and enjoy it. heh heh.