I just took the temperature of the air. I don’t have a normal thermometer, but I have the kind you put in your mouth to see if you have a fever. I held the thermometer out under the porch and waited.
Yesterday I slathered myself with sunscreen and walked ten minutes to a meeting. I was sunburned by the time I got there.
Every day someone tells me that by March it will be “really hot,” too hot to sleep inside. “You’ll be taking your mattress out into the yard and trying to sleep there.”
The air has a fever. Its temperature is 101.5 degrees Fahrenheit. In the shade.
This is the “cool season.”