"Beat the heat," everyone keeps saying, offering tips to stay cool as the mercury climbs. I've tried to avoid heat-blogging, mostly, because sustained temperatures in the 90s, for a large part of the country, are par for July's sweltering course. No big deal for someone who spent four college years in East Texas.
But then I see this:
That's right, as of 6:55 a.m., Weather Underground predicts today's high of 106 in "Beautiful Downtown Lacey."
106. That's hot for just about anywhere.