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Fri., June 28, 2013, 1:39 p.m.

Having A Heat Wave

Ten-year-old Easton Martin, of Mesa, Ariz., stops to cool off in a misting fan while walking along The Strip with his family today in Las Vegas. A blazing heat wave expected to send the mercury soaring to nearly 120 degrees in Phoenix and Las Vegas settled over the West on Friday, threatening to ground airliners and raising fears that people and pets will get burned on the scalding pavement. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

Today is expected to reach 87 and temperatures will climb to 97 by Wednesday - a dramatic turnaround from the highs in the 60s earlier this week. "No showers in sight," (meterologist Cliff) Harris of Hayden said. The forecast for the Fourth of July is a high in the low 90s. "And a boatload of sunshine," Harris said. ... Harris said the hottest day so far this year in Coeur d'Alene was 87 on May 11. He believes summer is here for good and expects 25 days to be above 90 between now and mid-September/Brian Walker, Coeur d'Alene Press. More here.

Question: We haven't had A/C since moving to the Northwest in 1977. That includes the two years in Lewiston, which is hothothot in August. So we bought two more fans to help with the heat wave that's headed our way this weekend. What have you done to prepare for the heat wave that's. Almost. Here?

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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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