so i’m back from the hot and humid midwest…
arriving just in time to experience a record shattering temp of 102° !!*&#?!
and what is to blame for this? the old thermal trough.
AN EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM PDT THIS
THE THERMAL TROUGH IS CURRENTLY LOCATED OVER WESTERN OREGON.
EXTREMELY HOT AIR IS ASSOCIATED WITH THE THERMAL TROUGH WITH HIGH
TEMPERATURES TODAY APPROACHING THE JUNE MONTHLY RECORDS. THE
THERMAL TROUGH WILL SLIP EAST OF THE CASCADES TONIGHT ALLOWING A
LITTLE MARINE AIR TO MOVE INTO THE AREA. TEMPERATURES WILL REMAIN
VERY WARM THIS EVENING BEFORE COOLING LATER TONIGHT.
AN EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING MEANS THAT A PROLONGED PERIOD OF HOT
TEMPERATURES WILL OCCUR. THE EXCESSIVE HEAT WILL CREATE A
POTENTIALLY DANGEROUS SITUATION IN WHICH HEAT RELATED ILLNESSES
ARE POSSIBLE. DRINK PLENTY OF FLUIDS…STAY IN AN AIR-CONDITIONED
ROOM…STAY OUT OF THE SUN…AND CHECK UP ON RELATIVES AND
(chris/chrissy, are you ok? how about you mom?)
so after unpacking, i watered some of our poor wilted plants and shrubberies and then threw the dogs into the bath and gave them a nice cold water drenching to cool them down…. they loved it, or not.
well, i’ve been up since 2 am portland time and i should be more tired than i am. but, i think i’ll go take the dogs for a walk and together we will shake our fists at the thermal trough.