- 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 RISK.
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:)