We are just short of breaking the record for the longest stretch of days over 90 degrees for our area(30 days). I know we are in the South, but the temperatures here in the East Tennessee area are usually pretty nice. Even on the days where it is hot, the afternoon often sees a quick thunderstorm and the evening ends up being pleasant.
August often gets really hot for a couple/few weeks where it is still hot at night, but over all, I'd rather stay indoors those few weeks with my air conditioning than to spend the five+ months of winter cooped up with the heater in a NY winter. There are plenty of people who love NY--more power to 'em!--But not me! I love Tennessee!
We've been having a drought here lately. I don't know, but I'd guess over a month without measurable precipitation. Everything is parched, tree leaves have turned brown, the grass is crispy, and the car is roasting hot every time we go to get in it! We are over 13 inches behind for the year...
The girls put their suits on and went out. Then they came back in for t-shirts since it was a cold rain--Wow!--cold!
We even got the shampoo and washed their hair! Hannah got out the squirt guns and Annette ran from them squealing despite the fact that the water was coming down in buckets from the sky!
The pool quickly had a few inches in the low side after they set it on the hill and turned it into a mini-water slide.
Ivy doesn't believe in getting her clothes wet. She watched from the door until I offered to take her picture in the rain. (She can't resist publicity.) She stepped out for a moment to smile for the camera....