It’s the dog days of summer in the DMV, the time of year when San Franciscans are just fine with their Mark Twain “winter,” and the local news leads off with reminders about just how miserably hot and humid it is outside.
Dreary as it may be right now, we had some thoughts on why it could be a lot worse.
Misery Loves Company
There certainly are times when the Washington region has the highest temps in the land, but this latest heat wave is picking on many other parts of the country.
Though it is still hazy during the summer months, the air quality around here has improved. (See epa.gov)
Summer can wreak havoc on lawns and grass, but not this year. The rain gauge at National is less than an inch below average rainfall, while Dulles and BWI are above.
Summertime has flurries too when the orange and brown leaves begin to fall. It’s a reminder that the cooler stuff is, while still a ways away, is coming.
Fire or Ice
We have to speak just for ourselves on this one, but in terms of psychological aspects, a hot sunny day is not as bad as a cold winter’s day.
Call this rationalization if you will. We admit some of it is.
But I am in shorts and sandals as I write this and my skin is not dry. I hope you’re finding small bits of relief too.