Sunday, July 21st 2019, 5:30 pm - The pan eventually reached a sweltering 185°F (85 °C)
Just how hot did it get in parts of the U.S. this weekend? Warm enough to bake biscuits in a car.
The heat index in some areas across the northeast and Midwest were forecasted to reach nearly 115°F (46.11°C). To demonstrate just how hot this was, officials with the National Weather Service in Omaha, Neb., successfully baked biscuits in the back of a car using only the heat from the sun.
A baking sheet with four biscuits was placed on the car's dashboard and left to sit under the sun. After an hour, the pan reached 175.2°F (79.55°C) while the tops of the food reached 153°F (67.22°C). Even in the shade the car was hot -- with temperatures in the back seat hitting 120.4°F (49.11°C).
The pan eventually maxed out at a whopping 185°F (85 °C).
The biscuits sat baking in the sun for nearly eight hours, at which point were considered to be cooked enough to be edibile, despite the middle remaining "pretty doughy," NWS Omaha tweeted Friday.
Thumbnail picture courtesy of the National Weather Service in Omaha/Valley Nebraska.