I always notice that during the summer months, the temperature at the Albany International Airport - the temperature they use for the "record" to determine highs and lows, usually is about 2 degrees (F) lower than down here at my place. We're approximately 15-20 miles (24-32km) south of the airport. Even looking at the temperatures uploaded from the various home weather stations to The Weather Underground, one can see many variances in temperatures. These differences are caused by the size of an area with woods, streams, hills, valleys and "hollows," and open areas. Big differences even occur depending upon what side of the Hudson River one is on. Winter months are really messed up. Sometimes (mostly) were 2-3 degrees (F) colder than the airport, but once in a while we do show a difference of 2-3 degrees (F) warmer. I'll stick by my own temperature sensor as that is guaranteed to be accurate to +/- 0.2F! (Just to check for accuracy, I installed two remote outdoor sensors at my house - from different companies. Both are mounted on the north side of my house - in the shade. They're usually not more than 0.5F in their readings. (I still go by the guaranteed temperature reading unit though.)
It's now 10:00 AM and it's 80.2F/26,7C, 68% humidity which makes it feel like it's 86.2F/30,1C. They're predicting today will be about 1.5 degrees (F) warmer than yesterday - which hit 98.6F/37,0C. The humidity made it feel a little hotter.
Because the pool pump seized up over the winter - and until the serviceman gets here to free it up - yesterday the girls wanted to - and did - get into the hot tub! They just wanted to play in water. Afterward, they decided to water the flower seeds they've started and left the garden hose turned on. I knew there was a bubble at the fitting by the hose reel, but even reminding my son and daughter-in-law several times, it was never repaired. During the hotter part of yesterday afternoon it split, spraying water across the lawn, generator and central air unit! As my wife shut off the water to it, I drove down to my house and retrieved a repair coupling, returned and repaired the feeder hose. The repair took a whole 3 minutes, but I was roasting! Going back inside to cool off, I noticed the temperature was 94F/34C and we still had another 2 to 2-1/2 hours of direct heating from the sun to go! I thought I was done with having to do anything in this heat, but no! My daughter-in-law wanted me to dump some chlorine into the pool and use the net "to swish it around" and then cover it with the solar cover! (She didn't want the water to turn green before the pump gets repaired/replaced. Guess she didn't want the pool to look like a couple of those we nodders saw on the Adelaide swimming pool campaign. ) I dumped in the chlorine and my wife did "the swishing" by walking around the pool deck several times. THEN we got to go inside and cool off!