Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Melting? (Think Cool)

Internet source
So said the Wicked Witch to Dorothy in the 1939 MGM film, The Wizard of Oz.
(Entire quote at end of post.)

Melting is what most of the U.S. is doing with temperatures near or over 100 degrees in many states before the July 4th holiday. Worse yet is that humid air is making it feel even hotter as temperatures seem more like 110 degrees in some areas. When we lived on the VA eastern shore, summer temps would be given in terms of the heat index, a measure of how hot it feels when relative humidity is factored with actual air temperature.
Internet source: WeatherBug

While U.S. states are in the midst of a triple digit heat wave, it's hot in western Europe as well. There temperatures are in the 80s in countries more used to the 70s. 

Here's a way to stay cool — think about Winter which arrives Friday, Dec 21, 2018.
Here's the temp in Nashua, NH as of 2 p.m. today. We're doing as little as possible and have only gone outdoors for a quick supermarket trip.
Internet source: Weather Underground
How HOT are temps in your part of the country/world — How are you keeping cool

Here's the rest of that famous movie line spoken by actress Margaret Hamilton: 
ARRRRRGH! — you cursed brat! Look what you've done. I'm melting! Melting! Oh what a world, what a world! Who would have thought a good little girl like you could destroy my beautiful wickedness?! ARRRRRGH! I'm gone! I'm gone!


Emma Springfield said...

Stay cool. I am.

William Kendall said...

Oh, that snow looks too good!

I read somewhere earlier today that the humidex made it feel like 47C on Canada Day here. I can believe it.

Anvilcloud said...

Very hot here. Our 'feels like' beat yours.

Kathy said...

Although the temperature in Philadelphia was 98*F today, the heat index was 109*. I have not left the house today and even with the air conditioning was hot. BUT... it's raining and the temperature has gone down at least 10 degrees. It's feeling good right now. I'm not melting anymore.

Red said...

That temperature map is nuts. It was 60 f here today.

Doris said...

Hot here cream to the rescue :))

Sandra said...

the map is amazing, we are used to this in July but it looks like others are hotter than florida. wow

Connie said...

We had high temperatures and humidity for several days too, but fortunately, it has cooled off for us here the last couple of days. I hope it has for you as well.