July 07, 2010

Heat Wave

It is so miserable here. The temperatures have been in the mid-90's or higher for over a month now, with no sign of abating, and the humidity is out of control. It feels like it is 103 today! Cities are breaking longstanding records -- on June 24, the high at Reagen National airport was 100 degrees, breaking the record set in 1894 -- while the DC population is being warned about the pollution levels. The weathermen are warning us that this will probably be one of the hottest summers on record. I'm so sick of being drenched in sweat outside while I sample leaves. I just hope the power grid doesn't experience widespread blackouts.

AccuWeather -- East Coast heat wave