Too hot to sleep

Come back, winter. It’s been a rough night, waking up at 4:30am uncomfortably drenched in sweat, so I got up in time to hear the rains begin and the temperature to drop below 20°C.

OK, I’ll be satisfied when fall comes back. Anything but this midsummer kiln we’re living in.

It’s going to heat up again tomorrow, but the good news is that the combination of rain and warm temperatures means the bugs will be thriving, and that means the spiders will be getting plump.


  1. birgerjohansson says

    Kevo, in Finn Lapland has just had the hottest day since 1914. It is really hot in northern Scandinavia.

  2. Peter Bollwerk says

    I expect that many areas that never needed AC in the past are going to need it soon, if not now.

  3. sc_262299b298126f9a3cc21fb87cce79da says

    Last week, during the pacific nw heat dome, the coolest spot in my house — which is nowhere near my bedroom — got down to 91 degrees AT NIGHT.

  4. Eric says

    Is the “Open Thread” section inactive?

    Anyway, this probably has nothing (ok, tangentially) to do with this thread, but:

    My grandmother’s house was in the outskirts of Tyler, TX, enough so that it was in the country. We had modern conveniences, but at light you never knew what that was that just scurried across the carpet.

    Anyways, when you switched on the light in the garage, the entire ceiling would undulate with daddy long-legged spiders. Dr. Myers would have had a building named after him.I will not post pictures; you can Google on your own.

  5. birgerjohansson says

    I wonder if you could use photovoltaic cells to run the AC in daytime, and cool a temperature buffer (maybe a water tank) that you can pump the air through during the night.
    As for the political leaders who took legal bribes/campaign donations from Koch et al to block any measures against climate change, just stake them out in the sun.

  6. Tethys says

    The change in weather to our current 18C/66F with intermittent drizzle is a vast improvement from living in a dehydrator. We spend all winter indoors with the windows closed to stay warm, so it’s galling to be trapped in a closed up house during June. (and again now in early July) June is usually the greenest month with perfect sunny days, regular rain, and cool night breezes coming through the windows.

    AC makes it tolerable indoors, but I also have difficulty sleeping when the temperatures exceed 90 and do not cool down at night.

    I turn on a sprinkler a few times a day to syringe the shrubbery and beds to prevent my garden from turning crispy, and give the birds and wildlife a drink. They seem to take great joy in a nice cool shower too.