Friday, August 06, 2010
Scorching summer


It’s hot as Hades across the heartland and iReporters seem to be thinking along the same line when it comes to illustrating the heat wave. We’ve received a handful of photos of car thermometers reading in the triple digits. We love when spontaneous trends crop up on the site!


andrewellis of Lexington, Tennessee, went to pick up some friends one afternoon and when he got in the car an hour later, the thermometer read 122 degrees. The actual outside temperature was in the 100s all day, he said.


While his car has air conditioning, some of his friends aren’t so lucky to have a cool ride. He wound up picking up his friends who left their AC-challenged cars at work and drove them home. They later retrieved their rides when it was cooler at night, he said.


In Overland Park, Kansas, the inside of brycekatz84’s car measured in at 118 degrees – a big surprise to him. It doesn’t usually get that hot there, he said. And, Laurie Stixrood left work at 5 p.m. to see a temperature of 111 degrees in her car in Plano, Texas. Phew!


The congregation at Frontenac Baptist Church in Florida would warn these overheated drivers not to compare the extreme temperatures to you-know-where via their creative church sign.


Is it scorching hot where you are? Get creative and show us how hot it is.

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August 24, 2010
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From Phoenix, Arizona, one of the hottest places in the was 100 degrees driving to work this morning at 8:30 a.m.!!  Unfortunately, this year we have also had humidity with our heat, something we are not used to!  Last Tuesday, 08/17/10, the temperature at 7:00 a.m. was 79 degrees with 79 percent humidity!  Yikes!  Supposed to be 112 high today...right now at 1:20 p.m., it's already 107 degrees!

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