Dog Days are the hottest, most sultry days of summer. In the Northern Hemisphere, the dog days of summer are most commonly experienced in the months of July and August, which typically observe the warmest summer temperatures. The name comes from the ancient belief that Sirius also called the Dog Star, in close proximity to the sun was responsible for the hot weather.
Our local predictor, Remi, says he doesn’t care where the name comes from, all he knows is that it is HOT and he really enjoys the shade and comfort of the ole tree!
The Old Farmer’s Almanac lists the traditional period of the Dog Days as the 40 days beginning July 3 and ending August 11. These are the days of the year with the least rainfall in the Northern Hemisphere