That's pretty dangerous, either temp, for older/ very young, asthmatics, diabetics and others with chronic health concerns. I've diabetic friends I can't find right now - hope they are OK. Glad it finally rained here in Ohio today! It was 100 heat-index yesterday, but dry rather than the forecast humid. Heat really can kill.
Everone check their local rec centers for extended hours to cool down in the AC.
An Inventor named Dennis lee is supposed to have Invented an energy system that takes heat out of the air though a super efficient heat pump he built years ago.He was sent to prison because of it.He claims that the electric companies on the west coast didn't want to compete with his Inventions super efficency because it wouldn't need much if, any electricity to run.It was capable of heating as well as cooling a home
I had an elderly patient collapse on me today. He is in the Icu ward now... it was my first time saving someone's life in an emergency situation. He was coming into our office about a mouth infection/possible cancer and i found him trapped between two glass doors in our entry way. The 101 degree heat was literally cooking him. I ran to him and all my training kicked in.... it was hot and exhausting giving cpr to a 320 pd man. And 2 hrs later I had another elderly patient come in, and got her hooked up on our surgical monitors only to discover she was having a small heart attack. Please, please remember the heat kills our elderly. Please check in on anyone over 70 on a regular basis. If they don't have air condition take them to the mall, library or any public place that does have air conditioning. They need us now more than ever. Thank you.
It has been unseasonably hot here in Michigan as well. We reached 100 the other day...90's for the past few days...we are due for a bit of a relief Wednesday or so "they" say. I've been having to get up and walk my dogs at 5:00 AM before the sun gets hot. If only I could win the lottery so I can move to Alaska!
At least we aren't dealing with 125 degree heat index though. Where are you located Stacie?
Summers in the UK seem to be getting cooler every year. I remember summers when the 90s were reached, but this is some years ago. I prefer the cooler summers we have had for the past few years. It saves me having to water the garden so much, because the grass no longer goes yellow as it used to do in the hotter summers.
It makes you wonder how people coped in the days before air conditioning and heat alerts.
I'm old enough to have lived through many hot summers, and I don't recall hearing about people dropping like flies because of the heat. People got along fine with a fan and something to drink, and waited until it passed.
Don't worry, you're not going to die. Relax, sit back and have a coooool drink. Ahhhhh!
sofs was telling me it regularly gets up to 44°Celsius in Chennai, India. Now that's HOT! And I'll bet they don't have a 'heat alert'...it's pretty obvious.
I think it has to do with people just simply being used to sitting around in their undies in front of the ice-cold a/c.. If you're out in the heat every day, it seems like your body just gets used to it.
It is all about what we are acclimatised for, the 4 month summers here hover between 34 and 40 C sometimes get hotter. It becomes clear why there are so few fat people around and the people disappear for the 3 hour midday siesta. I love it hot and resist putting on the air con unless it becomes sweaty - but other 'foreigners' here stay in most of the summer daytime. The best part of the day is evening when the temp drops 10 degrees or so and everyone is outside with streets full of tables packed with people eating outside.
I know we have had high temps over 100 for a close to a week now. Heat indexes have been in the 105-110 range. Last 4 days we hit 103 or 104 here in south central Arkansas area. Heat index hit the 113 mark on Friday.
Oh crap and thought this was gonna be about going into heat.. But yeah not into the heat when it's humid 70% otherwise bring it on I hate snow even worse as I live in Michigan where it's winter 1/2 the year.. I actually mark 4th of July as almost the end of it.