Cold rain and snow? Here comes sunshine?
What's Mother Nature up to at your house?
Yesterday's high temp. in KC was 88. That breaks a 20 day string of 90+ temps for the KC metro. area. The forecast? Temps. at or above 90 for as far as the eye can see. Good luck staying cool Ted! At least you don't live in Las Vegas or Phoenix or Death Valley.
In N. New England we are sizzling in or around 90 with high humidity. I think it's time for a tube trip down the White River. Unfortunately the water doesn't keep the beer cold!
Poor Ted! The relief we've felt in the New England area -- morning lows in the high 40s -- didn't quite make it to the KC metro area. They had a "low" high temp. of 92 degrees last Monday and now temps. are headed back up to the triple digits. Man, that would just kill me!
This makes more than 10 days of plus 90 degrees for those poor folks in the Plains. We'll be checking to see when you guys nose in under that mark. No end in sight. Other temps. around the country are staggering. Record highs almost everywhere except NE, where beautifully gorgeous endless summer continues unabated. We've been at the beach where water temps. are up this year already. You can now swim in Maine, which was an impossibility before 2000 unless you were a polar bear.
In the rest of the country they are speaking of some really insane temps. like 127 degrees in Las Vegas. On average about 10 degrees more than the usual. Is this year the tipping point as far as Global Warming is concerned? I don't think from a scientific point-of-view a causal relationship can be proven but from a common-sense human and closely watched domestic animal point-of-view the case was closed long before this summer...
Stay cool everybody! Alcoholic beverages are dehydrating. If you drink you should make every other one a 16 oz. water. Hey, if you don't believe me ask any EMT what shows up in the emergency room on hot days other than the elderly.
In the blazing sun where
I was observing the grape
vines with their thick, sturdy
and jagged leaves...I gazed
upon them finding that the
beetles had paired up and
were all making love freely
in the light of the sun.
Ahhh Mother Nature and her
subjects of love. The unbridled
passion of beetles on a leaf
to stray cats of the city.
The heat of the day to the
cool of the dark of night is her
nudging of love to sweeten
the journey and make a new
morning to begin the heat again.
It's going to be hot, like the day before.
They'll do it again, like ornaments
or earrings placed to be seen.
And I sure do remember. I think that one of the side-effects of A/C use is that I never get "hardened off" to the heat. I really do think that I'm less heat-tolerant after 6 years in central-air NC than I was when I lived in New England with no A/C and sleeping on the second floor of my 100-yr-old house with plenty of hot-and-humid summer days to go around.
Check out Robert Wuhl in the control room. I don't think he was acting. Robin ad libbed a lot of this movie.
When we used to survive without all the AC? It seems like a different kind of hot these days. Of course, all older people say that. You have to wonder, though, what it would be like if sun spot activity, solar flares and such, suddenly wiped out the power grid for the month of August? Going to the mall wouldn't be an option. Checking your elderly neighbors would become a responsibility. Switching over to a more reliable food supply sans fridge. It all adds up to a degree of misery we'd all rather not experience. Experts say it is more likely than not.
Pulling into NC today. With a heaping dose of humidity in tow, I hear. Three words to explain why it's easier to cope with this kind of heat where I live now compared to anywhere else I've ever lived: central air conditioning.
Hotter than a match head, indeed, Ted! Stay cool, folks. Positive vibes to the people dealing with wild fires and anyone trying to survive this oven with just a fan, or less, for relief.
Hot town, summer in the city
Back of my neck getting dirty and gritty
Been down, isn't it a pity
Doesn't seem to be a shadow in the city
All around, people looking half dead
Walking on the sidewalk, hotter than a match head...
(Mark Sebastian 1966)
Hard to believe Lovin' Spoonful sang this song 46 years ago!
Meanwhile it's literally hotter than hell in most of the US this week.
In Kansas, we'll be over 100 with no precipitation in sight.
Keep those prayers and good thoughts coming for our friends in the mountains.
Looking forward to our US Supreme Court decision in a few minutes....
some fog across the vision this morning.
gorgeous blue sky afternoon yesterday.
pink petal blooms dance the cherry trees.
spring smell on the nose.
rain on the forecast.
sweet in the air.
sadness in the mind.
First, it's a horror in Ohio with 3 dead at Chardon High School, then deadly twisters rip through Kansas, Missouri, Illinois and possibly in Kentucky or Tennessee today.
In Kansas, we had 70 degree temps yesterday, now it's snowin w large flakes, confusing birds, humans and spring flowers alike. !!