That’s hot. State’s power supply starting to feel strain from record heat wave

It’s been hitting over 100∫F here in the East Bay now for the past three days, and well into the 90s for over a week. Yesterday and the day before, I saw the thermometer hit as high as 110∫, and as I type it is 105∫ outside at 1:10PM. I’ve discussed this with several people who have lived in this area for some time and we all agree that none of us can remember such a long-lasting heat wave, and certainly none of us can remember seeing 110∫ in this area in the past 30 to 40 years.

We have been swimming a lot lately. It’s amazing – even if I just stick my head out of the water, I can feel the hot air and the sun baking my skin.

I went to the grocery store yesterday afternoon and it was eerily empty. There were tons of free spaces in the parking lot. I got there around 7PM and the sun was on it’s way down. I usually plan to be in there for a couple of hours due to my having to read each and every label I pick up to make sure there’s nothing that contains any gluten (for me) or peanuts (for Max).

Wake up and smell the global warming. It’s friggin’ hot!

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  1. Update: It’s 111∫F at 2:57 PM. That’s truly the hottest I’ve seen, anywhere. As I speak, there is a large thundercloud meandering on it’s way over here from the south. I’m hoping it will at least provide some shade from the direct sun hitting our house.

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