OK, just to keep talking about it. Yesterday in June, when our hottest time is usually the last two weeks in July, hit a new record for me (47c+):
And yes, yes we do keep it warm inside (have to balance what we want with the price of electricity to run the air conditioners, we have a big house). I wear shorts and a t shirt and am very comfortable at that. Last week I kept the pool covered for four days without uncovering it, and the water temp got up to 98f (37c). I rolled the cover back and left it open for two days. With evaporation we lost a half inch of water but it dropped back to my favorite 92f (33c) and we’ve been floating around every evening. In the summer it’s a balancing act between keeping the cover off to cool it with covering it during the day which means it heats up.
If you are coming to Vegas over the next two months be sure to bring your swimsuits and buy and use plenty of sunscreen, the highest SPF you can get – 80 recommended. We go down to the Strip and see red tourists every day. And drink plenty of water, with our 2% humidity you can evaporate over a gallon a day, and quickly be overcome by heat stroke and dehydration.
In anticipation of three days at that temperature our local garden expert suggested that we take all of the almost ripe tomatoes off of the vines and bring them inside before they cook. We ended up with over ten pounds worth and (5kg) and have been eating them like crazy. Yea summer!