It is 109 degrees as I type this. We are on record setting pace for most 100 degree days in a summer, most consecutive 100 degree days, most consecutive days over 90 degrees and who knows how many other records.
So how do you know it is hot? Here is a few examples.
1. It is so hot that when you go out to get the mail you have to wear shoes because the sidewalk/driveway/grass is too hot for your barefeet.
2. It is so hot that the dog starts drooling from panting the instant she goes outside.
3. It is so hot that it is 98 degrees at 9 at night.
4. It is so hot that it is all anyone talks about.
5. It is so hot that pools feel like bathwater.
6. It is so hot that I want to make the man who invented air conditioning (Willis Carrier) the patron saint of the State of Oklahoma.
7. It is so hot that the ice and snow storms of last winter seem like it was in another land far far away.
Unfortunately the heat wave is going to go on for a long time. Without any rain the ground is dry and radiates the heat back into the air. And with it so hot any moisture in the air evaporates and can't produce rain. So the drought continues, the heat continues, and the electric company gets rich.