Don't look now, but the high heat is coming back with a vengeance over the next week. It'll be so hot in Missouri you'll be able to cook an egg on your car, not that you should. But yes, it's possible.

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If you enjoyed the cooler weather this week, sadly you're in for a rude awakening. Today, Friday, August 18, Weatherology's predicted high is 85. Dare I say almost a little cool for August in Missouri? Well, that ends today.

The National Weather Service has issued an Excessive Heat Watch for much of West Central Missouri effective at Noon Sunday, August 20 through Wednesday evening, August 23. They're anticipating the heat index to range from 105 - 110 degrees with dangerously hot temperatures.

The National Weather Service says, "Extreme heat and humidity will significantly increase the potential for heat-related illnesses, particularly for those working or participating in outdoor activities. Overnight lows around 75 degrees each night will minimize recovery, which could compound into heat-related illnesses."

As for the daily high temperatures. Weatherology is predicting a high of 95 on Saturday, 102 Sunday, 101 Monday and Tuesday, 100 Wednesday and Thursday.

Yes, it will be hot enough to cook an egg on your car's hood or roof.  Now, it's hard to find any article that goes into the how-to-do-it so I entered that query into Chat GPT for some advice.

This comes with a couple of warnings: One, it's possible that cooking an egg on your car could mess up your paint job, that's enough to temper my enthusiasm for trying this. The other, well, I just don't particularly want to eat anything cooked on my car. I don't even care if I cleaned the car's surface first. I just think bugs, dirt and dust, and bird poo. But if you care to try it, despite my warnings, here's how to do it:

You'll need A raw egg, cooking oil, or nonstick spray, aluminum foil or a tray to catch any mess, oven mitts or gloves, and a temperature above 86 degrees.

  • Clean your hood of any debris and dirt.
  • Apply the cooking spray or oil lightly on the area of the hood you want to do your cooking, this is optional, but it could keep the egg from sticking to your car's paint job.
  • Crack the egg over the prepared area of your hood.
  • Keep an eye on the egg on your car's hood. The heat should gradually cook the egg, and you should notice the egg white becoming more opaque and firm.
  • Patience is key, it's going to take a while to cook, potentially hours. Use oven mitts or gloves to protect your hands while checking the egg. The hood/egg may get really hot.
  • Once done carefully remove the egg from the hood and carefully clean the area where you cooked the egg to prevent any damage to your hood's finish.

In discussing this with Mike and Behka, we thought perhaps putting the egg on a baking sheet or foil might be better than on the car's surface to not potentially mess up the paint job

Finally, the Chat GPT instructions point out that this is more of a fun experiment vs. an eccentric way to make breakfast. The reality is your hood will eventually cook an egg, but it might not be cooked evenly or thoroughly enough to eat the egg. So no matter how clean your hood, it might not be a good idea to eat the egg.

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