Yep, it's hot.

You might have heard: it's hot.

Because this will no doubt come up, whether you want to talk about it or not, the table above lists the records and normals for this time of year.

Conclusion: you can't complain about the heat until it's at least 90. Anything below that is pretty much a condition we like to call... July. Also known as: summer.

The hottest day on record for this area: 104 -- on July 4, 1911.

The predicted high temps for the rest of the week:

Today: 92
Thursday: 96
Friday: 95
Saturday: 92
Sunday: 87

You'll also hear about heat index -- that figures temp and relative humidity together to give an estimate of how hot it feels. The higher the humidity, the hotter it feels because sweat evaporates more slowly.

The City of Albany will be opening "cooling stations" Thursday and Friday. Details embedded after the jump.

Albany Cooling Stations 2011-07


I don't mind the heat as long as it isn't that steamy, muggy, swampiness. Last week was PERFECT. Totally utopic. Low to mid-80's, low humidity...aaaah.

If people can complain about snow in winter, I can complain about heat in summer. Under no condition can the same person complain about both.

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