The Hottest I’ve Ever Been in my Life

On July 24, 2008 · 2 Comments

Good lord, it’s hot in Phoenix, Arizona today. I set a personal temperature record: 111 degrees Fahrenheit (44 degrees Celsius). I could sense heat radiating off my shirt against my skin whenever I walked into the shade. My eyeballs turned to charcoal glowing in a grill, as Mother Nature blasted a blowdryer in my face, with every speck of moisture sucked out of them in a ferocious blast furnace. At 8:30 this evening it’s still 103 and people are sitting outdoors at some of the restaurants here. How can they stand it?

I admit it, I’m a temperature wimp. I’ve escaped to the blessed air conditioned indoors. I’m heading home tomorrow.

On July 24, 2008 · 2 Comments

2 Responses to “The Hottest I’ve Ever Been in my Life”

  1. […] temperature is 35.6 °C (96 °F). That is HOT. Contrast that with Phoenix, Arizona where I was the hottest I’ve ever been in my life a few months ago, where then average maximum is "only" about 30 °C (86 […]

  2. […] has been an amazing weather year for me. I’ve survived blistering heat in the Arizona desert, disastrous floods in the Upper Midwest, and now bone chilling cold. I could […]

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