Gentlemen (you too SNAFU):
I apologize for going on and on about our hot, humid weather here. Your weather sounds quite good to me at this moment. The sixties (F) eh? Earlier last week that would have made me seriously contemplate a Concorde flight east.
For the past two days it has actually been quite nice here. Temps in the mid seventies during the day and high fifties at night with unseasonably low humidity.
Starting tomorrow we expect daytime temps in the low nineties and nighttime temps in the high sixties and mid seventies. Sounds good to you Brits, eh.
Well, mix in high humidifies and it will make you fellows unaccustomed to it run dripping pints of your choicest vintage sweat all the way to the pool, pub or airport.
Air conditioned cars and homes with central air make it almost tolerable down south these days. We have relatives living down in Mississippi that really have problems with the summer heat. Frankly, we here in eastern NC are located in a rather moderate region of the US. The cellulose cow food seems always to be greener on the other side of your own wooden barrier I guess.
If you'd really like to experience the occasional NC summer heat wave, try this at home. With all your winter clothes on, turn the thermostat up until your thermometer reads about 95 degrees (F) and you are perspiring profusely. Next position an electric heat lamp so that it beams down upon you radiating blinding waves of additional heat. Just when the heat seems almost unbearable, wrap yourself from head to foot in a hot, wet blanket. That should just about do it.
I love NC and would not choose to live anywhere else I've had the pleasure of visiting. The climate is generally moderate here and most pleasant with few days or nights of climate extremes of either hot or cold.
I have to admit though that when it does come to one of those infrequent, excessively hot, humid days or nights of summer, I'd trade cool, crisp and damp over hot, crispy and dripping sweat anytime.
"Blessed are they who expect nothing.
For they will not be disappointed." - Edmund Qwenn, "The Trouble with Harry"
[This message has been edited by Jolly Roger Too (edited 06-10-2002).]