Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Last night, I slept upside-down in the bed so that my head and torso would be in the direct path of the breeze created by the window fan. When I started out in the morning it was a foggy 74 degrees. Then, at the end of the workday I stepped out of the climate-controlled office building into the downtown 94 degree inferno for a 7 mile bike ride on city streets and blacktop. Add the humidity and it feels over 100. Home again, I tried to avoid going upstairs because I knew it would be hot but I wanted to change out of my bike shorts. My bedroom temperature was 89 degrees. I've taken to turning the computer off to keep it from overheating because even the basement is hot. It's the kind of long-term, oppressive heat that makes me wish for snow. Of course, I say that remembering not that many months ago when it was bitterly cold and I was wishing for global warming. Oh, the irony.

More of the same tomorrow but forecasters predict temperatures will
moderate later in the week.High Temperatures, 1 August 2006

1 comment:

Mikey said...

sucks to be pittsburgh.. our high temp in seattle today was 72.. looking at high of 75 tomorrow..