- This is what NOAA reported today:
...HEAT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM EDT THIS EVENING...
TEMPERATURES IN THE UPPER 80S TO AROUND 90 DEGREES WERE FOUND
ACROSS THE OHIO VALLEY AT NOON. COMBINED WITH DEWPOINTS IN THE MID
70S...HEAT INDICIES ARE ALREADY IN THE UPPER 90S AND LOW 100S. AS
TEMPERATURES RISE INTO THE MID 90S...HEAT INDEX VALUES WILL TOP OUT
BETWEEN 100 AND 105 THIS AFTERNOON.
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... PEOPLE ARE ADVISED TO AVOID
PROLONGED WORK IN SUN...OR IN POORLY VENTILATED AREAS. ALSO...
KEEP PLENTY OF LIQUIDS ON HAND AND TRY TO STAY IN AN AIR
CONDITIONED ENVIRONMENT. CHILDREN...THE ELDERLY AND PEOPLE WITH
CHRONIC AILMENTS ARE USUALLY THE FIRST TO SUFFER FROM THE HEAT.
HEAT EXHAUSTION...CRAMPS...OR IN EXTREME CASES HEAT STROKE CAN
RESULT FROM PROLONGED EXPOSURE TO THESE CONDITIONS. FRIENDS...
RELATIVES...OR NEIGHBORS SHOULD CHECK ON PEOPLE WHO MAY BE AT
That's it people. The National Weather Service has given me permission
to stay inside in the air conditioning and drink iced tea.
Who am I to go against them? After all my health could be at risk if
I do. I think this calls for extraordinary measures. Lots of
iced drinks, freezer pops, cool compresses, air conditioning,
and maybe a Christmas movie to make me think of snow. It's a
sacrifice on this hot as the blazes, summer day. But, I'm willing
to do it, 'cause that is just the kind of gal I am:)