Climate Change


This is not supposed to happen here. The high temperature in San Francisco yesterday was 106 degrees. That broke the old record of 103 for the city. And the previous high for San Francisco on September 1st was a mere 90 degrees in 1952.

According to the National Weather Service, this highly unusual heat wave is supposed to continue through Labor Day. In fact, they said today may be even hotter than yesterday, possibly setting a new record high temperature for the City by the Bay.

Worst of all, like most residences in this typically cool city, my house is not air conditioned. Not even a single room air conditioner. Just a few ceiling fans. And when the temperature outside reaches 106 degrees, all ceiling fans do is circulate hot air. It’s not much cooler inside a home with no air conditioning than it is outside.

Well, hopefully this heat wave will abate in a few days and San Francisco can get back to its more typical high temperatures in the mid- to upper-sixties at this time of the year.

Written for today’s one-word prompt, “continue.”

12 thoughts on “Climate Change

    • Fandango September 2, 2017 / 9:43 am

      Thanks. It’s supposed to cool down to the upper 60s by Tuesday.

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    • Fandango September 2, 2017 / 9:54 am

      But such high temperatures are expected in Phoenix. Everything there is air conditioned. Not so here in San Francisco. The good news is that a cool down is expected by Tuesday.


  1. newepicauthor September 2, 2017 / 9:50 am

    You could make a DIY air conditioner by positioning a shallow pan or bowl full of ice in front of a fan, so the breeze picks up cold water from the ice’s surface as it melts, which will create a cooling mist.

    Liked by 1 person

      • Fandango September 2, 2017 / 3:41 pm

        I tried the DIY ice fan. Didn’t cool things off noticeably. Hopefully this Chinese climate change hoax will end in a few days!


  2. Marilyn Armstrong September 2, 2017 / 2:17 pm

    Aren’t we glad climate change is a Chinese trick? Let’s complain to the Chinese. Maybe they will make it go away.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Journey of Roo September 5, 2017 / 1:56 pm

    And with all ACs turned on around the house and neighborhood the heat only gets intensified!
    Let’s go at least 2 days a week without AC in the whole area.. And discover the difference πŸ™‚

    Liked by 1 person

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