Heat Emergency Declared for New York City

We're prepping for record heat this week. Wednesday, our local forecast is for the actual temperature to hit 102F. The apparent temperature - the temperature humidity index, or THI - will reach 114F. No chance of rain until Thursday, and then, only minimal unless we're lucky enough to catch a thunderstorm. No real relief until Friday, when the high is predicted to be back in the 80s.

For the next two days, at least, I'll be packing a water bottle in my bag and leaving early and coming home late from my air-conditioned office in Manhattan. Today, I'm waiting for it to cool down this evening before I go out and water the garden. Beyond that, the garden will have to fend for itself. It will be too hot to water.

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