It has turned blazing hot in the Palm Springs area. Our average on this date is 107. We hit 110. Tomorrow and Wednesday 113 are forecast.
I talk a lot about dew point, but there comes a time when nothing will make it more comfortable except lower temps. We’re there!
These are 2015’s hottest summertime temps even though we’re past the historically hottest day.
Going by standard Weather Service rules anything above a heat index temperature of 105 should produce a Heat Advisory. That won’t work in the desert. We hit 105 way too often. We laugh at 105.
For us the starting point is 112 on the thermometer, which is why a Heat Advisory is in effect for tomorrow and Wednesday.
One thing leads to another… in this case which is the hottest month? It’s not the same everywhere.
In the desert our hottest month is July, barely. That also goes for the Northeast where I grew up and lived most of my adult life. On the California Coast and nearby inland areas it’s August.
In any event, even the hotter places will soon begin getting cooler. I’m ready.
(h/t Brian Brettschneider @Climatologist49 for the cool map)