Thursday, June 9, 2011

Hotter Than July

Man, it's hotter than July....and it's just the second week in June...Not even summer yet...Not officially, but today it sure felt like it...apparently , it's not just here in Philly either's..well..It's everywhere...A brief but intense heat wave set or tied several records across the Northeast and mid-Atlantic on Wednesday.

Baltimore and Washington hit 99 degrees, breaking high-temperature records for a June 8 that were set in 1999, according to the National Weather Service. The normal high for the date is about 82. Philadelphia hit 97 degrees, breaking a 2008 record of 95, and Atlantic City, N.J., tied a record of 98 set in 1999. Chicago reached 94 by mid afternoon.

I'm no weatherman but It felt even hotter with high humidity and a ridge of high pressure parked over the East Coast and Southeast states today through Thursday...
Public schools here in Philadelphia and parts of New Jersey and Maryland cut their days short. But Baltimore students were disappointed to find a public pool closed when school let out early. The mayor later ordered the pools to open. The Mayor here should do likewise and open the pools.

In Oklahoma, where temperatures have reached 104 four times so far this month, the Salvation Army said more people are seeking help with high utility bills earlier in the season, and paramedics responded to more heat-related illnesses.

All this and Summer hasn't even started yet! In the District of Columbia, trash collection will begin an hour earlier than normal because of the extremely hot weather forecast. City officials warned residents not to open fire hydrants to cool off because it reduces water pressure and hampers firefighting...Yeah? Try and stop that!

I'm wondering if this extreme weather is because of global warming...The same Global warming that the Republicans tell you is a myth!...I can't say, but I just took a shower and the sweat is running off of me...Of course if I would shut this computer down and go to one of my air conditioned and comfortable rooms..I wouldn't have this problem....I've got a pitcher of sweet tea  awaiting me! Stay cool and hydrated if you can.


Brenda said...

Heatwave! That was clever!

DBH said...

It is indeed hot Keith, stay cool!

Yvonne Anderson said...

Love your blogs!Now they've got music too?

Grover Tha Playboy said...

You aint nevah lied about this weather!

Toni said...

It's cussin hot...Thanks for that great song!

Angie B. said...

Keep Kool Keith!


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