There was actually and article in a local paper about how minorities are "four times as likely to drown" as non-minorities, and how the locals were trying to increase swim lesson funding, because there are so many lakes nearby. (i live in the land of 10,000 lakes) i laughed
It was 108 when I was in Alabama, and over 100 for the highs the whole time I was there. Fuck that heat Western Washington's temperatures are so much more friendly. even though its 60 today, its usually in the 70's which is prime.