It's hot, hot, hot on the summer solstice

McClatchy NewspapersJune 21, 2010 

Much of U.S. is sweltering this summer solstice. The longest day of the year is just one of many over-heated days that has hit early this year.

Miami: Monday marks the first day of summer, but after two weeks of record-tying high temperatures, the hottest season has been here for awhile as far as South Floridians are concerned. Read the complete story at miamiherald.com

St. Louis: If the summer heat has you panting, feeling drowsy and humming the lyrics to Buster Poindexter's "Hot, Hot, Hot," the Belleville News-Democrat has got some tips for keeping cool this summer. Read the tips at bnd.com

Fort Worth, Texas: The Salvation Army is opening cooling stations across Dallas-Fort Worth for people looking to cool down during what looks to be a week of searing temperatures. Read the complete story, and a list of the cooling stations at star-telegram.com

Charlotte, N.C.: Charlotte officially began summer at 7:23 a.m. today, but summer-like weather is well under way, with nine straight days of 90-plus temperatures - and no relief in sight. Read the complete story at charlotteobserver.com

Boise, Idaho: Don't despair if you love the heat. The first week of summer is expected to bring warmer temperatures to the Treasure Valley. The high Monday will be in the mid-70s, but by Wednesday the highs will be near 90. Read the complete story at idahostatesman.com

Lexington, Kentucky: Wet spring leads to a summer of fireflies. Read the complete story at kentucky.com

But if you're in the Pacific Northwest:

Seattle: The unusually damp, dark weather this month is testing even the most die-hard Northwest native accustomed to rain and clouds. Read the complete story at bellinghamherald.com

Tacoma: Washington might be the only state where the weather can be about the same on the first day of summer and the first day of winter. It is good for the swelling strawberry crop. Read the complete story at thenewstribune.com

Anyone remember four months ago, in February, when we had a "snowpocalypse" in Washington, D.C.?

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