I know for a fact that our region is under an intense heat wave. 104 in shade, 116 in full sun yesterday. Forecasted to be hotter today.
Giving our laying hens Gatorade right now so they keep laying.
Lawn is dry and brown. Garden stunted. Beans and peas browned out. Corn producing small ears. Melons, cucumbers stunted. Tomatoes yellowed out. Squash, zucchini won't produce. A friend has already plowed his entire garden over.
Never experienced this level of heat for this long before. No rain for two weeks now.
Watering at night to no avail.
Got up at six. 82 degrees to start the day.
Collected six eggs today. At least the Gatorade is helping.
gonna be close to 90f here the next week or more with some days going to 93 and 95, with high humidity. it's disgusting outside. AND no rain in sight or any clouds. brutal.
i always didnt like the height of summer. mid july through mid august is disgusting weather
Does not seem that out of range to me, pretty normal. If you are less than 80 then you have not even lived beyond what is reliably recorded.
The reality is the fluctuations we see are all within normal range. We have seen extremes we even have some of them recorded, then they do not happen for a long time then return. It is all cyclical.
Currently the magnetic field and reduced atmosphere is likely to play a significant roll in how much energy is making it down to the surface.
Lots of inputs.