May 18, 200602:01 PMThe Life
Hot enough for ya?
May 18, 2006 - 02:01 PMMoving into the Coachella (ko-CHELL-a) Valley is not like relocating to other places. If you arrive here in the fall, winter or spring, you might not receive the wholehearted welcome that you've come to expect from friendly neighbors in other climes. Out here, we'll want to see how you react to our summer, before we accept you as one of us.
As the temperature begins to crank up during the month of May, you'll quickly notice a tacit agreement among most desert broadcasters: they avoid editorial comments about the blazing climate while on the air.
For example, when a weatherman reports that today's high was a hundred and sixty-two degrees, you'd normally expect him to add something like: "Holy crap, what a scorcher!"
Instead, he moves smoothly along—without skipping a beat—to the 5-day forecast, which calls for a warming trend straight through the weekend.
Feel the burn.