[gardeners] A tad warm

Liz Albrook (gardeners@globalgarden.com)
Sun, 26 Jul 1998 19:40:42 +0000

It's a tad warm here today.  Right now, at 7:30 pm, the official 
temperature is 102 F.  The official temperature is taken at the 
coolest place in town (no kidding) so that means the downtown area, 
down in the hot zone, is probably over 110.  Three hours ago we went 
to grab a bite to eat (no AC in the vehicles because "you don't need 
it here" -- yeah, right) and we drove past 3 banks posting 
temperatures ranging from 112 to 116.  We thought they were way off 
but it turns out that in the hot zone they were pretty accurate.

It's 104 in my backyard.  Just checked.  The swimming pool is 92F. 
Mind you, if I had not pitched a Southern Lady conniption fit last 
June we would not have air conditioning in the house today.  Now 
*that* would have been fun!

Thank goodness I'm not in Dallas -- I hear it's really hot there for 
the 21st day in a row. You Texans have my sympathies.