Feelin’ hot hot hot!
Memorial Day weekend is the gateway to Summer, so if you’re a hot-weather fan, today’s weather didn’t disappoint. Yesterday my favorite weatherman, Paul Gross, warned us to “get set to sweat” and Paul was 100% correct, since it feels like Summer has already arrived.
Well, I’m no fan of hot and humid weather and when I stepped out for my walk this morning, the temperature was already 70 degrees and the humidity was sky high. I’ve worn three different sets of clothing this week … cold, warm and hot-weather garb, plus I’ve gone from a jacket, to short-sleeves in just a few days. That’s Michigan weather for you. Over the course of the last week, I’ve had the heat on overnight and early morning and the A/C on merely twelve hours later.
There was a bit of a breeze, but it didn’t help much, so I ambled over to Emmons Boulevard to take advantage of the canopy of trees which line the street and provide some shade. It was “raining” those lightweight maple seeds that we used to call “helicopters” or “spinners” when we were kids, and the ever-present elm seed “dots” were still flying about and settling everywhere.
The traffic wasn’t bad at all, so I think a lot of folks played hooky and got an early start up North for their long holiday.
I suppose the Scripps Spelling Bee people would have been more original in their choice of words to describe this very warm morn – they’d have picked some long or complicated multi-syllable words, certainly more eloquent than the words sultry, sweltering, sizzling, stifling, scorching, steamy or sticky. Interestingly all these words begin with the letter “s”.
I’d probably forget the descriptions and just say “the heat is here folks – get used to it!”
Suffice it to say it was hot, hot, hot, but I still got four miles done and have now reached 250 miles walked so far in 2016.