Out in Manassas, Virginia on July 22nd, 2011, at high noon, the outside air temperature reached 105 degrees, with a heat & humidity index or "realfeel" temp of 115-120. I discovered in my research today that summer temperature is more common in two other places in the world that are nowhere near Virginia.
Those would be the salt flats of Death Valley, and a typical summer in Baghdad, Iraq.
That Virginia field was as hot as IRAQ for the 150th Manassas. Thought that was significant.
I may write more on this subject. I was one of the heat casualties.