25 YEARS AGO
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,