West Virginia is below normal also... it's rarely hit the mid 90's this year.. thats crazy for us. Of course, our hottest days come in August, so we still have time to hit the 100's.
I don't like the heat, but West Virginia feels all of the seasons keenly, so I know how to deal with it. I've always been blessed with AC'ed dwellings, but when I did outdoor theatre in the summers of my youth (hehe), good old fashoned *shade* helped a lot. I would find some trees and just sit under them.. it really helped, actually. I also liked to suck on ice.. stay hydrated! Cool yourself from the inside out.
Also, believe it or not, the more clothes I wore, the better off I was (well, to an extent). I never wear shorts, and even when I wore thin long sleeved things (those stage costumes, esc..), I felt cooler than when I was in a T-shirt.
Oh, make me Thine forever
And should I fainting be
Lord, let me never ever
Outlive my love for Thee