Alabama has never, repeat never seen weather this hot for his long. A couple of days ago the Birmingham metro area broke the previous record for # of consecutive days 90 degrees or warmer. The old record was a tie between 1932 and 2007 when there were 37 consecutive days of 90 + heat. As of today, August 13th, we've had 40 consecutive days of 90+ heat. The last time we had a high under 90 degrees was on July 4th.
Folks, it's hot here in the South. Which reminds me of an assignment I had in my college philosophy class. We were learning about Venn Diagrams and syllogisms. A syllogism is a type of logical argument in which a conclusion is inferred by two premises. It can be thought of as a type of deductive reasoning. Facts are determined by combining existing statements. Here's an example:
- Major premise: All mortals die.
- Minor premise: All men are mortals.
- Conclusion: All men die.
Hell is hot.
The South is hot.
The South is Hell.
I think it's an appropriate assessment of our current weather.