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'Yes, But It's a Dry Heat'

'Yes, But It's a Dry Heat'

Author: Reilly Capps/Tuesday, July 22, 2014/Categories: climate change, humor

The places that were dry are now dryer. If you live south or west of the Mississippi, get ready to say this for the rest of your life: "Yes, but it's a dry heat."

Many people like this. Warm and dry. A good combination for a retirement community; for putting your linens out on the line; for convalescing from a bought of auge in the 1840s.

It's good weather for sitting by the pool. As long as there are pools. There may soon be bans on filling regular-sized pools. But don't worry. You can sit in a kiddie pool. Or a bucket. Or spray yourself with a spritzer. 

It's good weather for sitting on a houseboat on a lake. For as long as that lake still exists. But don't worry. When the water's all gone, we'll just change the name: Puddle Mead sounds almost as good as Lake Mead.  

It's good weather for a cool glass of milk. Too bad there's not enough hay for the dairy cows to eat

It's good weather to sit by your nice green lawn. Just don't water too much. Or too little

So what's this weather really good for? Not swimming. Not boating. Not food.  

Dust. This weather is good for dust. "Drier than the Dust Bowl" was a headline in the Washington Post yesterday.

Hope you like dust.  

The Phoenix Haboob of July 5th, 2011 from Mike Olbinski on Vimeo.

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