"Madame, bear in mind That princes govern all things--save the wind." -Victor Hugo, The Infanta's Rose

Wednesday, August 06, 2008

How hot is it?

Although we had a brief respite from the heat yesterday thanks to Tropical Storm Edouard (which brought a little rain but not much else), it's been a broiler down here since about the 4th of July, and the temperature is back into triple digits again today.

It's so hot that... (insert lame reference to frying eggs on the sidewalk, potatoes baking underground, etc., here. If you need assistance coming up with a witty thermal bon mot, see this site.)

Anyway, according to my handy-dandy indoor-outdoor thermometer it was this hot last Friday:

Displayed is the actual temperature, mind you, not the heat index, which is like 120-something. This is the price we pay in southeast Texas for not having to deal with snow in the wintertime. You folks up North may laugh, but all I can say is God Bless Willis Carrier.


  • At 8/07/2008 02:51:00 AM, Blogger SupaCoo said…

    And 75.8 inside. Let's have a moment of silence for the beauty of air conditioning.

  • At 8/08/2008 10:19:00 PM, Blogger April said…

    Wow, I would much rather live with that heat than the horrid winters we have. The hottest its been here this summer was only in the low 90's and that didn't last very long.

  • At 8/09/2008 08:03:00 PM, Blogger Synchronicity said…

    that is crazy hot. it is worse than winter because at least in winter you can bundle up and go out. what is there to do in such heat but stay inside? think cool thoughts!

  • At 8/11/2008 09:44:00 PM, Blogger Mr. Toast said…

    90's??!!?? Those are our overnight lows.


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