3PM, Phoenix: 113 in the shade. A couple of doves quickly wing it to another palm. There is very little activity outside. Everybody and every creature is waiting for it to cool down in the evening. A brief dip in the pool does not satisfy. After the breeze dries you off, there just does not seem to be much point in sitting outside pretending it feels great.
The government weather service says it will even quickly warm up to triple-digits in the California Bay Area. Down in Phoenix, 113 is not that unusual for the first day of July – two years ago we hit 123 in July – but it’s a good excuse to stay indoors and put off those yardwork plans.
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