25 YEARS AGO

Record Observer - - Opinion -

It is not hot enough to fry an egg.

It’s gummy and hu­mid and clothes are prone to stick, but an of­fi­cial Record Ob­server ex­per­i­ment showed — the egg on as­phalt just wouldn’t fr y.

But the mix­ture of heat and hu­mid­ity pro­duced tem­per­a­tures of at least 130 de­grees in Cen­tre­ville last week, ac­cord­ing to the Au­to­mated Weather Source which has a mea­sur­ing sen­sor at Gun­ston.

Ac­cord­ing to the Na­tional Weather Ser­vice, tem­per­a­tures in the 90s felt closer 105 or 110 de­grees be­cause of the hu­mid­ity.

••• Un­like peo­ple, crops can­not hide in­side when the weather gets rough. Lo­cal crops, es­pe­cially corn, are be­gin­ning to feel the heat.

“This [heat] is af­fect­ing the corn pro­duc­ers,” said Barry Hamilton, soil con­ser­va­tion ser­vice spokesman. “If it keeps up we’ll have a real dis­as­ter.”

With the Na­tional Weather Ser­vice in Baltimore pre­dict­ing con­tin­ued hot, hazy and hu­mid weather in the mid90s con­tin­ued to Tues­days,

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