We're sitting on 107 degrees currently in Dixon, CA. It's pretty freakin' hot! Tomorrow is supposed to get to 110 or 113 depending on who you believe.
I know it's very cliche to say that "it's a dry heat", but it really is. Don't get me wrong, it's really hot. Small animals are exploding on our sidewalk. But it's nothing like 100 degrees in the midwest with 90% humidity. Here in Dixon, I can walk outside observe that it's hot and comment on it in a relatively casual way. In Lebanon, MO if it got this hot, I would walk outside, become immediately soaked from head to toe in every ounce of water my body contained, and then wake up some time later to snaps and smelling salts. Seriously, in Hell they say "It's hot as Missouri out there."
I love California.