Friday, July 22, 2011

Some Like It Hot

I woke up at 6am ET this morning with the thermometer in my apartment reading at 92F degrees. Boston officials are predicting record breaking heat this afternoon and advising locals to find air-conditioned refuge. As a new transplant from the West Coast, I am thinking the 110F+ temps is a good excuse to grab a movie & ice cream at the Somerville Theater, check out some of the local museums and go shopping for an AC Unit this weekend.

A reporter at the Boston Herald, armed with an infrared gun recorded these temperatures for locations around the city earlier this week (Check out the full article here):

128 degrees — On the metal plate of a construction site on State Street.

122 degrees — On the red-hot bricks at City Hall Plaza.

101 degrees — Outside Fenway Park, near the sausage vendors.

100 degrees — On the steps of the State House.

91 degrees — In the spray at the Frog Pond.

88 degrees —Underground at the Park Street MBTA station.

87 degrees — On Boston Common, in the only shade in downtown.

71.8 degrees — In the stacks at the Boston Public Library.

68 degrees — On the Green Line, heading to Fenway.

67.8 degrees — At AMC Loews Boston Common, sneaking a peek at the flick “Zookeeper.”

55.9 degrees — At Shaw’s in the Back Bay, chilling among the eggs and breakfast food.

22 degrees — At Brookline Ice & Coal warehouse.

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