Yes, it’s just as hot as you think it is. Take a look at this chart from the National Climactic Data Center.
Those red spots point out the places where maximum temperatures were broken in June. I found this in a most interesting article on NPR’s website. You can read the entire article here.
Camp Grandad has certainly been impacted by the heat. It’s just too darned hot to play. Too hot to garden, to cook, to play golf, even to swim. My library card currently has 51 books checked out and I think Dearly Beloved’s card might be smoking also. The grandsons are fast readers and no one wants to be caught short.
Brit (that’s what I’ll call my English friend from now on) e-mailed this week to offer sympathy about our searing heat. She said that she could scarcely imagine it, since they are having a cool, wet summer in England.
She thought this video might help.