Extreme heat alert

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  1. Stacie L profile image87
    Stacie Lposted 7 years ago

    i know most people in the south of USA are used to the extreme heat but this is incredible-125 heat index?
    it actually 96 right now...
    I don't like the heat!mad

    1. Patty Inglish, MS profile image92
      Patty Inglish, MSposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      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.

    2. someonewhoknows profile image73
      someonewhoknowsposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      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

      Dennis Lees Heat exchanger
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=31HoQ4rGdBc

    3. Mr-Yo LV profile image61
      Mr-Yo LVposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I live in Vegas, so I'm used to all the hot weather.  Of course, I stay indoors to cope with the heat.  Casinos are the best hideout places.  They always have ac on full blast.

    4. IntimatEvolution profile image81
      IntimatEvolutionposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      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.

  2. sunforged profile image73
    sunforgedposted 7 years ago

    its only 92 degrees here in NY - but I still have to go out every few hours and rub water on my rabbits ears. She doesnt like the heat!

  3. theherbivorehippi profile image78
    theherbivorehippiposted 7 years ago

    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?

    1. Stacie L profile image87
      Stacie Lposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      near lake Cumberland,on the Tennessee border..

      1. theherbivorehippi profile image78
        theherbivorehippiposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Ahhhh....yes, I'm suppose to be moving to the Knoxville/Gatlinburg area in the spring. I LOVE Tennessee, I just wish it was a little colder.

        1. Stacie L profile image87
          Stacie Lposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          well you're going from flat land to hilly lands...quite a change!

          1. theherbivorehippi profile image78
            theherbivorehippiposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            For sure! I visit Tennessee a few times a year. It's about time I just make the move. It just feels like "home" there if that makes any sense. smile

  4. profile image0
    Sherlock221bposted 7 years ago

    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.

  5. Uninvited Writer profile image82
    Uninvited Writerposted 7 years ago

    Hot here in Ontario too, it's 29 C right now and feels like it's 36C with the humidity. That's around 96...

    1. Patty Inglish, MS profile image92
      Patty Inglish, MSposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Horrid! I hope you have shade and or AC. Best wishes!

    2. theherbivorehippi profile image78
      theherbivorehippiposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      That's hot for Ontario, yes? I lived in Chatham when I was very young for a few years, I don't remember it being that hot...although, I was a kid so even if it was, I probably wasn't bothered.

  6. profile image0
    Sherlock221bposted 7 years ago

    I wonder why in the winter to indicate how cold it is, we use Celsius, i.e. it is minus 10, yet in the summer, to indicate how hot it is, we is Fahrenheit, i.e. it has been in the 90s all week.

    1. theherbivorehippi profile image78
      theherbivorehippiposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      A question I've often wondered myself. smile

    2. timorous profile image82
      timorousposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Probably to make the cold seem not so cold, and to make the hot seem worse than it really is... smile

  7. Urbane Chaos profile image98
    Urbane Chaosposted 7 years ago

    It's a killer!  I was supposed to do a tour of the old Ft. Smith grounds today but with a heat index of 107... sorry, I'll pass. It's sad when you begin to think that 90 degrees is cool..

    If you're in these areas of high heat, stay cool and be safe!

  8. rebekahELLE profile image87
    rebekahELLEposted 7 years ago

    It's hotter north and west of us here in west central Florida. We've had no heat indexes that hot. Being near the Gulf helps. Summers are typically in the 80's/90's.

    The temp now at 6:20 p.m. is 85, feels like 92.

    Stay hydrated.

  9. timorous profile image82
    timorousposted 7 years ago

    It makes you wonder how people coped in the days before air conditioning and heat alerts. neutral

    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.

    1. Urbane Chaos profile image98
      Urbane Chaosposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      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.

    2. recommend1 profile image68
      recommend1posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      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.

  10. Michael Willis profile image78
    Michael Willisposted 7 years ago

    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.

  11. SomewayOuttaHere profile image61
    SomewayOuttaHereposted 7 years ago

    ...gawd!...wish i had some of that heat where i am...i had a flippin' sweater on at work today over top of my nice summer blouse...sheesh!...i've had just about enuf of the summer cool!

  12. Stacie L profile image87
    Stacie Lposted 7 years ago

    it's still awfully hot but now there are rumblings and pop up storms all around..hope it cools things off! yikes

  13. Uninvited Writer profile image82
    Uninvited Writerposted 7 years ago

    Still hot here. I woke up with a lovely heat rash this morning. It's gone down quite a bit.

  14. knolyourself profile image62
    knolyourselfposted 7 years ago

    Nice 72 here near silicon valley.

  15. kmackey32 profile image68
    kmackey32posted 7 years ago

    Its HOT in NY....

  16. Stacie L profile image87
    Stacie Lposted 7 years ago

    oh its 75 and raining in KY! yay!

    1. theherbivorehippi profile image78
      theherbivorehippiposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Jealous! It's still 88 here...which is better the 90s. Tomorrow is "suppose" to be cool(er). Wish we had your rain!

  17. Jonathan Janco profile image67
    Jonathan Jancoposted 7 years ago

    I live just a stone throw from the beach and it was 98 at 630 this morning. The Long Island was too warm to swim in this morning. Now that's hot!

    1. Stacie L profile image87
      Stacie Lposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I grew up on Long Island and the north shore and Conn. are always hotter than the south shore where i grew up.

      1. Jonathan Janco profile image67
        Jonathan Jancoposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Is that right? Been all over LI but never that far south. Must be the ocean breeze.

  18. 4tune profile image61
    4tuneposted 7 years ago

    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.

  19. Randy Godwin profile image92
    Randy Godwinposted 7 years ago

    The temp index was only up to 110 degrees today here in south Georgia.  Of course, I was operating a cutting torch in the middle of the swamp with no breeze apparent, so it was a bit warm.  smile

                                     

                     sweatyasp

    1. Kiwiwi profile image37
      Kiwiwiposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Woow, that's...hot!Lets just hope the temperatures don't rise more and more in summers and drop down more and more in winters.Global warming is showing it's true face now I guess.

 
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