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Under the Hat:Too Much of a Good Thing

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There is reason to believe that if Mother Nature doesn't have a cruel streak, she is at least in possession of a wicked sense of humor.

Erie Pennsylvania, the snow capitol of the world.

Erie Pennsylvania, the place with two seasons: winter and construction.

Erie Pennsylvania caught in the grip of a massive heat wave.

We're not talking about the usual, dead of summer, fan-yourself-in-church heat.

We're talking dangerous conditions, not fit for man nor beast, the kind of mid-day heat and humidity that can melt polyester right to your skin.

Not that I'd know.

It's the kind of heat that is forcing everyone to stay inside, close the blinds and hunker down.

You know, a lot like what we do every year between November and April.

What kind of world is it when you wait months and months for warm weather and when it finally arrives you can't even go out and enjoy it?

Our Emily Matson rode around with police officers, detailing how they deal with the heat while wearing the uniforms and gear.

She also wanted to know how the heat was affected crime.

Turns out that while street crime is way down this week, domestic incidents, caused by people being cooped up together, are on the rise.

It is the exact same thing police officers see, you guessed it, in the dead of winter.

I told people here that the frozen lunch I took with me to work was soup by the time I arrived.

But this heat has been no joke.

It is proof, though, that irony does indeed exist in the world.

And it really is possible to have too much of a good thing.

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