It's A Dry Heat

This past weekend was the hottest so far this year.

Not having any humidity is the key. For while it does hit you like an oven, you can stay outside for longer than you'd think before starting to sweat. Compare that to the East Coast and, really, I don't know how people in Florida do it. Instantly drenched when you take three steps.

When it gets this hot, there are some fun outdoor cooking stories of course. This Reddit thread from r/phoenix has a couple good examples. From frying eggs in a pan, to baking cookies on your dashboard. The first one I've done, the second is a bloody fantastic idea.

While it's supposed to be our Monsoon Season, we haven't had any rain since April 11th. And no fun lightning storms to watch.

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  1. kapgar says:

    While I don’t love heat of any variety, I will take dry heat over wet heat any day of the week. We get all kinds of humidity here in Chicago and it sucks the life out of you. But when I was in Las Vegas 13 years ago, it hit 110°+ and I was fine. Sure it was hot but you weren’t walking around with dripping wet clothes. There was no sweat. It evaporated immediately upon contact with surrounding air. Loved it!

  2. martymankins says:

    Living in a place with dry heat, I don't mind when it hits 100 here. It's been almost 11 years since the last time I was in Phoenix and I was there in August and it was hot, but being a dry heat, it was bearable.