Monday, July 01, 2013

yes, it's hot even for us

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!


JoeinVegas said...

Yes, that is hot even for locals. When it gets over 110f we get a severe heat warning from the government and weather reports. We usually just stay inside. Let the tourists wander the Strip and suffer through that stuff.

angryparsnip said...

Goodness, it is hot here in Tucson too. We are above our normal temperatures.
For me it is pool exercise before 11am then in the house for the rest of the day.

We have the monsoon starting so I have to watch out for lighting strikes.

cheers, parsnip

Graciewilde said...

I LOVE the tomato photo! So bright and - yes - summer like!

Blond Duck said...

It was 107 Saturday and 84 today!

Daly said...

You'd have dehydrated tomatoes!! They look yummy.

It is unusually warm this time of year for Reno too. Today will be hit of 103 degrees but I've been able to ride my bike to work. At the moment it is 95 degrees.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

I like your positive attitude Joe. Sounds like you do exactly the same things we do here in summer. We try also to only use the air conditioner as little as possible, sooo expensive. but I find with all the trees around they seem to keep the house cooler too. and yes, same problem with the pool and evaporation. We do get the sunburt tourists also, they just don't listen :)