OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — It might sound like the answer to one of Johnny Carson's monologue jokes or a colloquialism used by Ross Perot but the National Weather Service says it's hot enough to cook biscuits in your car.
In a Tweet, they posted an image of biscuits sitting in a hot car and within 45 minutes say the biscuits began to rise.
If you are wondering if it's going to be hot today, we are attempting to bake biscuits using only the sun and a car in our parking lot. We will keep you posted with the progress. Stay cool! #newx #iawx pic.twitter.com/cXZgdRIgcK— NWS Omaha (@NWSOmaha) July 18, 2019
Their last update shows the temperature of the pan hit a whopping 175 degrees and serves as a reminder that hot cars pose a danger to people and animals during the dog days of summer.
Biscuit update: the pan has reached 175 degrees in 60 minuted and the tops of the biscuits are at 153.— NWS Omaha (@NWSOmaha) July 18, 2019
This is a good time to remind everyone that your car does in fact get deadly hot. Look before you lock! On average 38 children die in hot cars each year. Don't be a statistic! pic.twitter.com/OBKK1q1F8T
If you find yourself caught in a heat-related emergency, or wreck while out on the road, the Nebraska State Patrol says you can reach them by dialing #55 or by dialing 1-800-525-5555.