Friday, August 10, 2012

110 in the Valley

We're having a heat wave here in Southern California.

Los Angeles is peculiar, weather-wise. As a city bifurcated by a mountain range, there can be more than a 10 degree difference between two neighborhoods, depending on how far from the coast you are.

Yesterday in Woodland Hills the temperature hit a record high of 110 for that date. Down on the beach, where I am, it was hot but less brutal. Even so, my office's west-facing window seems to glow with heat by about four in the afternoon.

Here in Topanga, Jack spends the day comfortably lying in an air-conditioned room. He's got the right idea.

"Too Darn Hot" - Cole Porter

"I'd like to call on my baby tonight
 and give my all to my baby tonight
I'd like to call on my baby tonight
and give my all to my baby tonight
but I can't play ball with my baby tonight
cause it's too darn hot
it's too darn hot"


ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

We got our break from the heat in eastern West Virgina in the form of a powerful and lengthy electric storm. Then it rained all night, and today is overcast, damp, and cool. It's 72 now, and will be below 60 overnight.

smalltownme said...

Great video! Jack has the right idea. I don't know how hot we were yesterday but it's not cooling off at night because the a/c went on again at midnight.

materfamilias said...

Wow! I just couldn't do that. . . live with such high temps. Hope you manage to stay cool in your neighbourhood.

Karen (formerly kcinnova) said...

It will be close to 100 degrees here on Saturday. Thankfully, it has been cooling down to below 60 degrees at night lately so I have hopes of being able to sleep! (We don't have a/c.)