Yeah, Stupidly Hot!
Here and all over the West, plus in a bunch of places in Europe.
Don’t worry, most of us here in Vegas are set up for the heat. 110 to 115 and 5% humidity. We just don’t go out much in it. We have our cars in an indoor parking garage for our building. So yesterday, for example, I went to the grocery store after dark, had to walk in 105 degree heat from the car inside the store and then back to the car. Actually felt good coming out of the air-conditioning in the store.
Kris today had to go from the car to the health club in the sun and then back to the car.
That was it. Now granted, there are a lot of homeless and others who are suffering, but this city does a good job getting them out of the heat and into shelters and there are fifty or sixty cooling shelters all over the valley. Also the people in this valley think nothing of breaking out a car window if there is a pet left in a car even for a moment in this heat.
And the people in our building have booties for their dogs to take them out for a walk. Some of them are stunningly cute and fun.
Workshop this next week with the writers coming in today (Sunday). They will get to a taxi or ride-share, be dropped off at the front door of Resorts World, and not leave for four days until going back to the airport.
Biggest problem is 5% humidity. With the heat, you are drinking water all the time even inside. And don’t even try to wash a car’s windshield even in the shade. It’s a comedy routine.
So thanks to some of you for worrying. I am more concerned about the heat in the Pacific Northwest if it gets up there. They are not prepared like we are.
Today (Sunday) here we are going to attempt to match the highest temperature ever recorded in Las Vegas: 117 degrees F.
Death Valley will be over 130, approaching the all-time high there of 134. I think we will level out at 116 or so. Those of you coming in for the workshop, safe travels and do not stand outside for more than a few minutes for anything.
And drink water. All the time! Good luck to the rest of you in Europe and in the Pacific Northwest. From a person who has been hospitalized for heat stroke, trust me, you don’t want it.