Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Hot, Hotter, Hottest: Middle America Cooks and No Relief in Sight

I'm reading HuffPo's latest report about the "heat dome" that is now stationary over the central part of the U.S.  The article quotes Maryland meterologist Eli Jacks: "It gets really hot."

You think?  When Steve picked me up yesterday afternoon for us to make our groceries, as they say in New Orleans, the car thermometer read 127F.  Neither of us even knew it could read that high.

And I seriously doubt if we or much of the nation will see any relief from this protracted heat until the latter half of October, if the pattern that has developed in our area in recent years, and which seems to be extending to more and more of the nation as the global climate heats up, obtains this summer as in several previous recent ones.

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