Heat Wave Strikes Mountain Community!

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Posted by Annie in Family Fun, Outdoors, Twain Harte News on July 18, 2009

Not quite noon and already it’s a balmy 96° here in Twain Harte. The third day in a row of over 100° temperatures, forecasts are calling for another scorcher tomorrow.

This is a perfect time to make a run to Pinecrest or Strawberry, where supposedly it will be a cool 90° today and tomorrow. I’m sorely tempted to make a run up the hill to check it out for myself. The river flowing through Kennedy Meadows has ice cold water that is sure to provide relief from the heat.

Normally a pretty quiet community, I was surprised to learn that Thursday evening around 11 p.m. or so, a fist fight was observed in front of Ed’s Bar, on the main drag — apparently the heat doesn’t agree with everyone, causing tempers to flare.

Since most area homes here aren’t equipped with air conditioning, keeping cool can be an issue, especially for the elderly or infirmed. You’ll find some helpful tips from Earth Talk on how to keep cool without an air conditioning unit here. Remember to drink lots of water folks.

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