Now that’s hot


It was 110 degrees Monday in Ontario. In Upland, Nancy DeWitt put her thermometer in the sun, which is a meteorologocal no-no, and got an even more oppressive reading. At least it’s a dry heat.

DeWitt reports: “My poor hubby works for The Gas Co and was out and about driving without air conditioning. Last week he worked in Pismo Beach and it was no problem.”

How’s the heat treating the rest of you?

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  • shirley wofford

    I could not believe that the temperature went to 113 degrees in LA yesterday, so I checked back several times, and the report did not change. I have never heard of such a thing, because it is usually ten degrees cooler in the IE. We are not leaving our house until the thermometer goes down.

    I look back on Montclair’s day at the Fair, September 8. It was the coolest, best weather day that could ever be experienced at the Fair. I think that the Fair must be getting killed this week, their last days. Perhaps the Fair should be held in the month of October.

    [It was 103 in Santa Monica, which is unheard of. And it was cooler in Victorville than Ontario. — DA]

  • Ms. Lois

    Hi David,

    Please tell your readers that the Pomona Public Library is open today and tomorrow from 9am to 7pm. We are a cooling center for people to come in and cool off. Pick a good book and cool down!

    [The Pomona Public Library is so cool. — DA]

  • shirley wofford

    I see I made a slip–I meant to say that it is usually ten degrees cooler in LA than it is in the IE.

    An LA Times item that I read last night said that, when the thermometer hit 113, it broke. Then they panicked and called a repairman. I don’t know if it was fixed in time. The article said they will probably never know if it was higher than 113. It was evidently the official temp for downtown LA. Do you know where that official downtown site is located?

    [At USC, I think. — DA]

  • Bob House

    You are correct, sir! Official temperature site is at USC, but was moved there from downtown LA in 1999, causing scientific consternation about the continuity of historical temperature records. See here:

    [I can’t decide whether to imagine “You are correct, sir!” being said by Ed McMahon or by Tom Snyder. Or by Bob House. — DA]

  • Brent

    The weather has gotten to the “comments.” Before the heat it didn’t like my name and email entry, now it states that my text was entered incorrectly.

    I now know to copy my text before clicking submit.

    Here goes (let’s see if this comment shows up. :] (3rd try, I’ll try preview first)

    [We’re standing by, Brent. — DA]

  • James Rodriguez

    I remember feeling sorry for our combat troops in Iraq in the summertime when it was 120 dgrs in full combat gear.