Our local ponds seem to have reasonable water levels, but my favorite river is running at about 1/3 of normal flow. We need rain. Even our lawn is getting brown, which rarely happens because we abut wetlands. Again, compared with many parts of this scorched country, I have nothing to complain about.
For us in New England, a heat wave is achieved at the end of the third day of temps of 90F and above. As far as I recall, we haven't hit 100 yet. Well, maybe they did in Boston one day. I think we'll be into our third heat wave next week, but the temperatures are projected to be only very slightly over 90F. We do get oppressive humidity, however.
For me, today was a hot day. The temperature was around 92F when I finished three hours of drifting and kicking on a nearby pond. There was no wind and this was the killer. I was sweating buckets.
Anyway, all of the above thinking helped me rationalize my choice of a post-fishing treat. What flavor? CCCD (chocolate chip cookie dough) of course!