"[T]his is the longest day of the year. Its called the 'summer solstice' and happens around 21 June. Astronomers call this the start of summer"
Today is June 14. I haven't double-checked my math, but I think that makes it still officially spring.
"The high temperatures Tuesday are forcing some schools to close early, including D.C. Public Schools, which will let students out at 12:30 p.m."
On the upside, the mayor's heat plan includes the extension of public swimming pool hours and "street showers" (which are presumably more pleasant than they sound). I hear Fenty's promising free ice cream.