Enough Already with the ‘Dog Days of Summer!’
Remember this scene from Good Morning Vietnam?
Don't get me wrong, I'm a big fan of Summertime as in party barge, swimming, and Down the Hatch, and shoving ice cubes down my pants to keep cool, but for the love of God, can we turn off the sauna for a couple of days, maybe a week?!
We've got yet another Hazardous Weather Outlook on tap for today from the National Weather Service with the heat index up to 105 degrees. Storms have been moving through the area causing power outages in Newtown, Danbury, and Stamford. The light shows produced by the storms have been otherworldly. I think the storms are a warning from the weather Gods about the Presidential elections. "BEWARE THE MAN WITH THE SPRAY TAN AND REVERSE RACCOON EYES!"
In case you're interested, according to scientificamerican.com, the monthly numbers from NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 2016 numbers are looking like they may surpass 2015 as the hottest year in recorded history. The record temps are the result of the intense heat that gets caught up in the Earth's atmosphere, which is due to greenhouse gases. Of the 15 warmest years on record, 14 have happened in the 21st century.
The heat will continue through this week, but not as blazing hot with temps in the mid 80's. There's a decent chance the heatwave will break on Saturday the 20th with high's in the low 80's predicted.