It's a hot, hot summer!
Jennifer Auh reports on this July being one of the hottest on record. Video by IdahoOnYourSide.comvideo
Is it your imagination or does this summer feel hotter than normal? It might not be your mind playing tricks on you.
In fact, our chief meteorologist said this is hottest July we've had in Boise in five years. The last time it was this hot in July was back in 2007. “It’s the fourth hottest July on record so far," said Scott Dorval.
With flip flops on and water bottles on hand, people out at Ann Morrison Park were kicking back and enjoying the sun.
Some folks at the park said they've found new ways to beat the heat.
"I try to get all my activities done before 9 a.m.," said one Boise resident, “this morning I went out to go [horseback] riding at 6 a.m., because I can't handle the heat riding, and that's been unusual this year."
According to the National Weather Service, it’s not only hotter this year, but drier. "It could mean we are leading into a drought, but once we get into winter season, more precipitation, that could mitigate the drought conditions,” said Bill Wojcik, NWS Boise.
Dorval said August should be just as hot and dry. So always drink plenty of water, apply sunscreen and try to stay in the shade as often as you can this summer.