At noon today, the thermometer by my backdoor read 102F. I think that may have been a couple of degrees high–the thermometer is located a little high up the wall, only a foot and a half or so below the soffit. A good place for warmer air to get trapped.
So, it may have only been 99F or so. Balmy.
I prepared for the onslaught yesterday evening by giving all the flowers and veggies a deep watering. I also moved the deck pot tomatoes to the upper level of the deck so they could be protected by the shade of the overhanging sand cherry. I think they’re going to need to stay there for a while, because temps in the 90s/100F are predicted into next week.
We usually have to wait until August to have as many 90+F degree days as we’ve had already this year.