Science: when the temperature is hot, the asphalt is insanely hot

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Pavement can be 60+ degrees hotter than the air temperature

Summer is here and so are gross, insane, ridiculous high temperatures. While many people are aware that the high temp that your weather app of local tv weather guesser give is not the same as the temperature of non-shaded pavement, to see what the actual temp is should immediately stop anyone from walking their dog on the street on a hot summer day.

And while a logical solution would be simply to tear up all the pavement and put in green grass instead, that whole drought thing prevents it from happening – well, unless you are world-renowned water expert Donald Trump.

(h/t weatherjefe)


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