We got a new evaporative cooler yesterday. So, it's only 80 at 5:00 am today instead of 87... It feels a lot cooler than that, as it was 95 at 5:00 pm last night when we sat down to dinner (cold chicken salad) when the new cooler was just finally up and running. The nice thing is that it's quiet. Very quiet. In fact it was so quiet that when I was upstairs in the bathroom, I thought I heard water just barely running at a whisper, when indeed, it was the cooler itself. Of course we two high speed fans in the downstairs just to keep the air circulating, so it's far less than quiet in the house even at 5 am. There is no chugging and clanking now. It's a good thing.
In the month of July, to this point, we have had 20 out of 27 days over 100 degrees and the other seven in the 90s.
In June we had ten days over 100, 19 days at 90-99, and 1 day less than 90 degrees.
In May, 8 days over 100 degrees, 18 in the 90s, 4 in the 80s and one in the 60s.
Since the first of May: 38 days over 100 degrees, 44 days in the 90s, and 6 days at 89 or less.
It's hot here.