Why it is So Hot

The temperature will be in the triple digits this week in Simi Valley.  This normally isn’t news, but we have had a very pleasant–read cooler than usual–summer.

But the hot is on this week and I know why.  It has nothing to do with so-called global warming and everything to do with the calendar.  Tomorrow is the first day of school in Simi Valley.  By fiat, the hottest days of summer must occur during the first week of school.  At least it always seems that way.

There is another explanation–it’s the Dog Days of Summer.  Sirius, the Dog Star, is in the sky during the day.  It’s the brightest star in the sky, after the Sun.  The ancients believed that the combination of having both the Sun and Sirius in the sky during the day caused extra hot days.

Whether the weather is hot because of the school schedule, the daytime rising of Sirius, or for no reason at all, be smart and be careful and try to stay cool.

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One Response to “Why it is So Hot”

  1. CALIFORNIA GIRL :o) Says:

    We are having just the opposite out here. It is cool and in the 70’s. I am so happy the heat is gone or at least I hope it is. We usually don’t have such hot temps in the summer!

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