Wednesday, May 5, 2021

THE HEAT IS ON

The nearest official thermometer is at the airport in Prescott, a few miles away and a couple of hundred feet higher than here in Prescott Valley.

It says the temperature at 4 p.m. as I'm writing this is clocking in at 83 degrees.

I was just talking to my neighbor and he said the thermometer measuring the outside temperature on his truck said it was 86.

But the real heat today came in around 100 miles to the south of us, at the airport in Phoenix.


Hey, that's nothin'.

Back in 1988 the first triple digit day occurred on March 26th!

And as we Arizonans are fond of saying . .


I have lived and visited in other parts of the country, where the humidity can match the temperature, and I can testify that the heat is much less tolerable there.

But what the heck, the first day we hit the century mark this year happens to fall on Cinco de Mayo.

Not that we need it but what two better excuses to crack one of these . .

16 comments:

  1. Dos Equis Amber and Negra Modelo are my two favorite Mexican cervezas. I agree with you. I'm miserable in New York, even if it's only 70 degrees. It's that cloying and sticky humidity. Blech. However, I would struggle in 100 degrees too because I love to be outside and dislike a/c.

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    1. 100 isn't really all that bad. When it climbs toward 120 it gets a bit heavy.

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  2. Love that "dry heat" cartoon. Made me laugh out loud. Anything above 75 degrees is TOO hot. I spent one summer in Phoenix, and that was enough to make me cringe at the thought of high temperatures.

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    1. You sound like a North Dakotan. Wait a minute! I'M a North Dakotan and I love the heat!

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  3. Ya gotta hydrate! Maybe crack a couple of those.

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  4. No complaining about how hot it is! Remember how cold the last 2 winters were!

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  5. I'm afraid 100 is way too hot for me. I keep telling Andy I'll be whining about the heat in no time, even though our temperatures are lower than yours. It was slightly above 70 today.

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  6. We have humidity, but I 'm pretty sure my brain would fry in 100 degrees after about 15 minutes. I don't buy into that heat/humidity index any more than the wind chill factor.

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  7. I spent the last 3 days ranting about the heat starting in MAY here in FL.. our backyard said 90 at 5 pm, feels like was 97 with EXTREME humidty and high dewpoints. last night it was only feels like 96 and when I walk at 6:30 am to beat the heat I am walking in extreme humidity that feels like 86 but is 76.. and the real rant is when I walk i sweat like crazy and GNATS love sweat, so I am holding the leash with one hand and wiping at gnats. the good news was I came home and got in the pool, but the gnats followed me. in past years we had 4 months of this now we have six months. yowsa

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  8. Wow! And so different from here -- it was 37ยบ F last night!

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  9. Supposed to get up to 86˚ here this afternoon. Not 100˚ for another month or so hopefully.

    I remember being in Phoenix in July, and it was really something to experience.

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  10. Beer is always a good idea to fight the heat!

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  11. ...and we have frost warnings over night.

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  12. Howdy Stranger (oe Friend). How about this weather? A million conversation starters and thousands of movie lines. Thank goodness for climate changes

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