How hot is it? | Arkansas Blog

Saturday, July 24, 2010

How hot is it?

Posted By on Sat, Jul 24, 2010 at 5:49 PM

HOPE MELONS: Will melons be as big as at past festivals, such as this file photo?
  • HOPE MELONS: Will melons be as big as at past festivals, such as this file photo?

It's so hot that it might make it difficult for Llloyd Bright to grown champion watermelons down near Hope this summer.

The New York Times features Hope melons in a feature for the Sunday edition. The opening:

On Friday, temperatures hit 100 in Little Rock, about 100 miles northeast of here, and were expected on Saturday to inch close to the 1934 record of 103 degrees for July 24. With the humidity, it could feel like 110. The conditions produce an effect best described by Dale Nicholson, chairman of the Little Rock television station KATV and a lifelong expert in three-digit Arkansas heat.

“It feels like a big fat duck is sitting on your face,” he said.

It is the kind of heat that compelled organizers of a benefit dinner at the elaborate estate of P. Allen Smith, the gardening star, to advise invitees, “Don’t even bother with hair products.”

Tags:


Favorite

Comments (15)

Showing 1-15 of 15

Add a comment

 
Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-15 of 15

Add a comment

More by Max Brantley

  • Targeting teachers

    The Hutchinson administration has riled the teachers union in the Little Rock School District.
    • Aug 16, 2018
  • Clarke Tucker challenges French HIll to series of debates

    Clarke Tucker, the Democratic candidate for 2nd District Congress, has called on Republican incumbent Rep. French Hill to reconsider his refusal to participate in a televised debate in September and to join him for a series of three debates.
    • Aug 15, 2018
  • Abduction suspect arrested during threatened jump from bridge

    Danny Trent Barrows, 38, wanted for abducting his child earlier in the week, was arrested Wednesday as he attempted to jump off an Interstate 49 bridge near Mountainburg.
    • Aug 15, 2018
  • More »

Readers also liked…

  • Trump immigration protest at LR: Quick and fierce

    It was not even 24 hours ago that Sophia Said, director of the Interfaith Center; City Director Kathy Webb and others decided to organize a protest today of Donald Trump's executive order that has left people from Muslim countries languishing in airports or unable to come to the US at all — people with visas, green cards,a  post-doc graduate student en route to Harvard, Google employees abroad, families. I got the message today before noon; others didn't find out until it was going on. But however folks found out, they turned out in huge numbers, more than thousand men, women and children, on the grounds of the state Capitol to listen to speakers from all faiths and many countries.
    • Jan 29, 2017
  • Little Rock housing study finds linkage between respiratory-related hospital stays and property code violations

    People hospitalized for a respiratory-related illness at UAMS were twice as likely to rent a property that at some point has been issued a mold-related violation notice from Little Rock's Code Enforcement Division when compared to a control population adjusted for demographic differences.
    • May 2, 2018
  • Tom Cotton's influence on Trump's new security chief

    U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton is getting credit for pushing President Donald Trump to select Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster as his national security adviser, Politico reports.
    • Feb 21, 2017

Most Viewed

Most Recent Comments

Slideshows

 

© 2018 Arkansas Times | 201 East Markham, Suite 200, Little Rock, AR 72201
Powered by Foundation