Golly! It sure scorches crazy hot, here in Palm Springs!
Right now, it’s 4:25 pm, and it’s 105′ (& it’s only May!)
Inside our apartment, I felt the glass to see if it was warm. It was so hot, I could not keep my fingers on the glass.
Most locals agree that the hot season is from July through Sept., with the hottest time of the year being usually late-August, when temps average about 117′.
Being native Angelinos (& not nearly accustomed to such extreme temperatures) my wife & I have agreed to the following protocol:
- During the day, we keep the air conditioner set to 77′ (partly in reverence to Star Wars.)
- From June through September, Martina does not leave the house – ever. (OK; maybe during “dark hours” (before sunrise & after sunset), but only if it’s cooler than 100′. But pretty generally, Martina stays the __ indoors!)
- We don’t leave home without the following:
a) Money (at least $ 1.00)
b) Water (preferably 2 thirds frozen)
c) Cellphone (preferably, fully charged)
There’s one other thing most locals agree with me on: The cooler 9 months (October through June) make it all worth living here! Palm Springs is one beautiful town!