Seeing as there are hundreds of questions out there that no one has bothered to answer for years, such as, “If it’s 0 Farenheit degrees today and it’s going to be twice as cold tomorrow, what temperature is it?”, it’s only proper that we of the Straight Dope set out to solve these mysteries as a service to humanity. I’ll start:
Q: How can it be “cold as hell” one day and “hot as hell” another?
A: It all depends on which hell you are talking about. Many people raised on the views of the Bible believe that hell is a place of fire, brimstone, and eternal suffering away from God. However, Dante’s view of hell is that it gets colder the further you go down, as you are getting further away from the warmth of God. Therefore, it is perfectly valid that it can “cold as hell” in the winter and “hot as hell” in the summer .