AP Photo/Danny Johnston TV meteorologist Todd Yakoubian makes a last-minute check of maps before going on the air for a weather report at KATV Television studios in Little Rock, Ark.
Facing three minutes to fill on the nightly newscast, a TV station blog to update and a forecast reading something like "sunny and 102" for the umpteenth day in a row, meteorologist Todd Yakoubian doesn't sweat.
pulls out a meat thermometer.
"I try to keep it as interesting as possible," said Yakoubian, a meteorologist with KATV in Little Rock, Ark. "You can't do the same thing day in and day out."
To illustrate just how hot it has been in Arkansas, and for how long, Yakoubian
recently filled a sink in his
home with water from the "cold" tap and measured it at a not-very-refreshing 84 degrees.
also has fried eggs on a sidewalk and baked cookies in a car, but admits everybody does that.
on a quest to find other ways to show just how doggone hot the dog days are.
"I used a meat thermometer because it was the only one I had that would go that high," Yakoubian