You know it’s summer when the temperature and humidity rise well above the average for the year. The “Dog Days,” are the hottest, most sultry days of summer. Did you know that the name comes from the ancient (Romans and Greeks) belief that Sirius, also called the Dog Star, was responsible for the hot weather because of its close proximity to the sun.
According to the Old Farmers Almanac, the Dog Days start about July 3 and end about August 11.
Are you “cool as a cucumber” in the heat?
How do you do it, other than air conditioning?
Who gets hotter – kids or adults?
Share your tips for being cool and comfortable (or less uncomfortable) when the days are hot and sultry.