We got this email this morning from our fair city.
Heat Advisory, Excessive Heat Watch in Effect This Weekend through Monday
Heat Indices Between 105° and 110° Anticipated
The National Weather Service has issued a Heat Advisory for until 8 p.m. today, and an Excessive Heat Watch from Sunday afternoon through Monday afternoon for the city. Temperatures are expected to reach the middle and upper 90s each day. The hot temperatures, combined with high humidity, will cause heat indices to approach 105 degrees Saturday afternoon; head indices for Sunday and Monday may approach 110 degrees.
I lived in Palm Springs for a number of years. Although I was a snowbird, I did endure several days over 110. The hottest was around 120. That’s the kind of heat that, as one person observed, causes people to require oven mitts to handle their steering wheel. I learned not to keep my car keys in my pocket, because on those days, when I took them from the ignition and put them in my pocket, they would leave a key-shaped burn on my leg.
But that was tolerable compared to this.
On the upside: free sauna for everyone, everywhere, all day. And it’s heated up our pool, so it’s pure bliss to float in.
UPDATE: This just came in…
The National Weather Service has issued a Special Weather Statement for the city and the surrounding region, warning of strong thunderstorms through this evening. Storms in the area have the potential for hail and winds over 50 mph.
This and the flashes out the window explain why Barky is now huddled under the table lying on our feet.