This morning, when I saw that it was going to be around 100 degrees (about 38 degrees Celsius) today, with a heat index of around 112 degrees (44 C), I dressed more for comfort, and less for style.
On the way to drop the kids off at K's, it was already 85 degrees (29 C) and it wasn't even 7:00am!
THE VERY HOT AND HUMID AIR WILL PRODUCE HEAT INDICES AS HIGH AS 114 (46 C). THIS IS A DANGEROUS SITUATION WITH NEAR RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURES AROUND 99 (37 C) DEGREES. YOU COULD BE AT RISK FOR SUN STROKE ...MUSCLE CRAMPS AND HEAT EXHAUSTION. IF YOU ARE EXPOSED TO THESE CONDITIONS FOR A LONG TIME OR ARE PHYSICALLY ACTIVE YOU COULD SUFFER HEAT STROKE.
THE DURATION OF THIS HEAT EVENT IS PARTICULARLY DANGEROUS TO PEOPLE WHO ARE HEAT SENSITIVE...THE ELDERLY...THE VERY YOUNG AND THOSE WHO ARE CHRONICALLY ILL. THESE PEOPLE SHOULD STAY IN AIR CONDITIONING IF POSSIBLE OR SEEK AIR CONDITIONED PLACES.
TAKE EXTRA PRECAUTION IF YOU ARE GOING TO BE OUTDOORS. DRINK PLENTY OF NON- ALCOHOLIC LIQUIDS AND WEAR LOOSE FITTING...LIGHT COLORED CLOTHING. WEAR A HAT AND SUNBLOCK TO PREVENT SUNBURN. IF POSSIBLE SPEND TIME MORE TIME IN AIR CONDITIONED OR WELL VENTILATED BUILDINGS. PROVIDE WATER AND SHELTER FROM THE SUN FOR YOUR PET.
I know that other parts of the country laugh at these temperatures, and probably refer to them as "cooler". We're just not used to it, though in Illinois.
Keep cool everyone.
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