Monday, July 5, 2010

Weather Fit for a Queen

If you take a gander at the little weather meter on the right hand side of this blog, you'll notice one thing and one thing only: it's hot!

Crazy hot.

Starting yesterday and going through Friday, NYC is going to be experiencing a heatwave of historical proportions. It will be over 90 degrees everyday, and tomorrow the mercury is hitting the "century mark." I was out earlier today and the city is bathing in a steam heat that makes just standing outside like visiting a sauna. It's nuts.

So stay cool! The city is advising that people drape their windows and keep their air conditioners at a reasonable temperature. Best of all, the city has cooling centers around town, places you can go to beat the heat. If you want to find one near you, go here.

Also, if you have any problems with your electricity, make sure to call Con Ed at 1-800-75-CONED (1-800-752-6633) and have your account number handy.

And if this weather weren't crazy enough, how about the fact that one of the people who will be exposed to it tomorrow is
Elizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God, of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and of Her other Realms and Territories Queen, Head of the Commonwealth, Defender of the Faith. Yes, Queen Elizabeth II will be in town tomorrow, her first visit to NYC since 1976, and she'll living through this heat with all of us commoner. Talk about suffering in good company.

So this is literally a royal heatwave. Good luck to all New Yorkers in surviving it.

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