June 29, 2012
This morning on Twitter, The Washington Post whined that “Today is going to be very hot in D.C.”
I followed the link. You know what they think is “very hot?”
They were expecting it to be between 97 and 102. (OK, actually it turned out to be 104 there; but that wasn’t what was forecast this morning.) Really. What we would consider to be middlin’ warm here in Famously Hot Columbia, SC. A good day for seersucker, perhaps, but no use complaining…
So I reTweeted that, adding the message, “Oh, yeah? Well, it’s going to be 107 here, you wimps…”
As it turns out, I was being modest, as you can see from the actual screenshot from my phone this afternoon.
Earlier, on NPR, I had heard someone marveling over how hot it was supposed to be in various places across the country. No mention of Columbia. And none of the forecasts cited were as hot as it was supposed to get here.