This is the temperature at 9:00 this evening. In Metric for the sane measurers among us:
It is going to get hotter. The predicted high in a couple of days is 129 degrees! But, that's OK, it will cool down to a nice, mild 98 degrees at night. Here is the 15 day forecast:
Death Valley, CA has now been officially certified as the hottest place on the planet. In two weeks, it will be precisely one century since it set the all-time record for reliably recorded high temperature: 134 degrees! A news reporter traveled one day with a State Trooper whose job it was to patrol Death Valley and the reporter recorded that the cop drank 32 quarts of water that day. He said that as long as you stay hydrated, you have a fighting chance.
The Lady F and I don't want that kind of heat, so we are staying this weekend in Fresno, CA, where Lafawnda has her internship. The predicted high for here is only 109 tomorrow, but it will be up to 111 by Wednesday. It was still 101 at 8:30!
I'm kind of glad I grew up in Kansas so I know what to expect. At least I don't have on full pads for a two-a-day, shackman!