Post by tomishereagain on Jul 19, 2016 11:10:32 GMT -6
Supposed to be a serious heat wave accross the Mid-West to North East this week. Many don't have A/C. Be sure to check on the elderly and house-bound.
Remember that heat rises. If it gets too hot spend some time in your celler for relief. Open attic vents and windows to let the heat escape. Point circulation fans up from the basement to pull the cooler air up and force a draft out the upstairs open windows.
In the truck shop (no a/c) one of the ways I kept cool was to put a bag of ice in front of a fan. Yes, it melts so you might want to put a bucket under it. You can refreeze the melted water in baggies, old plastic bottles and even empty pop cans. Then use those to continue to cool.
A massive dome of high pressure in the upper atmosphere will grip the nation's midsection this week, providing favorable conditions for dangerously hot temperatures.
In parts of the central U.S., heat index values will be up to 110 degrees (locally higher) at times this week. The heat will also spread towards the Northeast late this week into next weekend. The National Weather Service has issued heat alerts for more than a dozen states in the central U.S., from Minnesota, the Dakotas and Wisconsin to Louisiana.
Post by tomishereagain on Jul 19, 2016 11:19:47 GMT -6
Update: In the time it took me to post and review this post the temps here went to:
89.2 °F Feels Like 102 °F
and its not even the hottest part of the day yet. And it is not even the forecast date range of the alert.
The hot conditions this week will be particularly dangerous for vulnerable groups such as the sick and the elderly. The National Weather Service offered useful heat safety tips that can be incorporated into a daily routine when extreme heat sets in.
Job sites: Stay hydrated and take breaks in the shade as often as possible. Indoors: Check up on the elderly, sick and those without air conditioning. In vehicles: Never leave children or pets unattended – look before you lock. Outdoors: Limit strenuous activities and find shade. Drink plenty of water and avoid alcohol.