It's always hot here in August, naturally, but it has been ABNORMALLY hot for the past week, in Atlanta and across the South. Atlanta posted it's first official 100 degree temperature in 7 years a few days ago (the suburbs and other parts of the state always hit 100 during the summer, but for some reason, the city doesn't usually), and the high in Athens today was 105 with a heat index WAY above that. i know it gets this hot in the southwest regularly, but we have something they don't have - HUMIDITY. it's so humid here than you can literally feel the air SITTING on you outside. walking from inside to outside is like hitting a wall of air. you can feel it. i sell appliances, and in the past few days, we've had a run on window air conditioners and extra basement fridges because its so hot that they're frying in people's homes, it's too hot for them to operate. i can't remember the last time that it was this bad, and i've lived in GA all my life!!! i don't even want to think about walking around campus when class starts next week, and i feel TERRIBLE for all the students and parents doing freshman move-in tomorrow to the dorms. so how are all my fellow southerners coping? it's literally so hot that i don't even want to leave the house to go to the grocery store...yesterday, at 11:30 PM, the heat index outside was 94.