The temperatures today actually topped 100 degrees, a rare occurrence in northern Ohio.
So how hot was it? The was a 3ft iguana spotted sitting in a tree. He was probably the only creature in town who liked the weather. Speaking of critters we had white mice (for the snake) die of heatstroke between the pet store and home (a 20 minute drive). When my husband and son went back for replacement they put a cooler pack in the carrier. You know its hot when you are chilling warm blooded critters so they live long enough to be fed to your cold blooded critters.
A friend washed a mesh kitchen mat and laid it outside to dry...it started melting.
From the dispatcher point of view hot weather makes people cranky. Cranky people fight, then call 911.
Some of this is funny but there have been some spectacular storms which have done nothing for the temperatures and have caused major power outages. Power outages mean no fans or AC and several deaths have been attributed to the heat. The good news is we are supposed to catch a break tomorrow with a high of 87. And as one of my friends said "You know its a heat wave when 87 sounds cool."
Add note: Sunday Night I discovered that an unlit taper that was on my dresser had warped, at the base, till it bent into an L shape and toppled out of the candle holder. That's hot.
Update 2013: This was written in the summer of 2012, a very hot time indeed. I was looking back over it this evening and it made me feel much better about the near 90's we have been having this week. I even feel better about all the rain.