Tue, Jul. 16th, 2013, 12:57 pm
WARNING: HEAT ADVISORY FOR MICHIGAN, ETC.
Here in way-too-freakin-sunny Ann Arbor, it's 89° (heading toward 95°) with 67% humidity; it feels as if it's 101°. It's like that in a lot of places today. (Strangely enough, according to friends on FB, not in most of Texas. Go fig.) It's going to be like that most of the week. The lows
are in the 70s.
If you happen to be in one of those places, please
keep yourself hydrated, stay in the air conditioning as much as you can, eat light meals with protein, keep yourself hydrated, don't leave pets or kids in the car -- did I mention keeping yourself hydrated? This is killing weather.
How is it where you are, and how are you dealing with it?This entry was originally posted at http://filkertom.dreamwidth.org/1632305.html. You may comment there or here, although LJ tends to have a livelier conversation at this time.
Tue, Jul. 16th, 2013 05:09 pm (UTC)
Art Fair is going to be *so* much fun.
Tue, Jul. 16th, 2013 05:13 pm (UTC)
Yeah. Yippee. :-7
Tue, Jul. 16th, 2013 05:15 pm (UTC)
Here in Ottawa, north of the border, it's currently 88F with a feels-like of 102. I can relate - I'm very lucky, though, to have a/c both at home and in my car - so I'm staying in it most of the time. I went out this morning to water my flowers, and I was tired by the time I was done, unusually for me.
Stay safe, folks.
Tue, Jul. 16th, 2013 05:29 pm (UTC)
We're paying crazy electrical bills here. Still paying off last winter, in fact. So we have one small window unit, in our bedroom, and we turn it on as infrequently as possible. We have two fans. It's been mid-90s for three days here now, and it's supposed to continue all week.
Luckily my office has AC. But half my job is outdoors. Staying hydrated is the key! And also try to stay out of direct sunlight!
Tue, Jul. 16th, 2013 05:33 pm (UTC)
Here in the Northeastern part of Ontario Cobalt is at 31c 37 with the humidex.
Now I found out because of the Weather Network that there are two Cobalts in the US one in Connecticut where the Humidex is 40. The other is in Idaho, where it's a chilly 26. no humidex.
We have fans going, and there are a number of lakes with public beaches, but we haven't gone to try them yet.
Wed, Jul. 17th, 2013 02:29 am (UTC)
What is a humidex? Is it the same as heat index?
Wed, Jul. 17th, 2013 06:29 pm (UTC)
I think so. It's how hot it feels, as opposed to how hot the thermometer says it is.
Tue, Jul. 16th, 2013 06:04 pm (UTC)
Not too surprisingly, it's 89° (heading toward 95°) with 67% humidity; it feels as if it's 101° here. ;-)
Wed, Jul. 17th, 2013 12:32 am (UTC)
Yep. You and markbernstein
are just down the road from me. We can practice our synchronized wilting.
Wed, Jul. 17th, 2013 01:12 am (UTC)
I know. :)
And of course, I work on Central Campus — specifically the LSA building, so right next to the State Street portion of Art Fair. Thanks to a bunch of conferences and symposia this week, we can't put the buildings into MCard-only lockdown, so we'll have even more mundane traffic than usual for Art Fair. Facilities is... unhappy. Meanwhile, the Facilities staff is urging us to use natural light instead of overheads, power off unnecessary equipment, shut the blinds to keep heat out, and turn thermostats up in unoccupied spaces. My data center humidity alerts are popping on and off near-constantly, and I don't trust Plant to keep the chilled water, well, chilled, so I expect power or cooling events in the data center as well.
I'm hydrating and staying indoors as much as possible. Have to be on-site both tomorrow and Thursday, but at least I can work from home on Friday and avoid one
weekday of Art Fair.
Tue, Jul. 16th, 2013 06:14 pm (UTC)
I am fortunate to have air conditioning at work and at home. I'm staying out of the heat.
This is bad weather for Ann Arbor Art Fair weekend. I hope all the people who attend (and work in) the Art Fair are sensible and nobody gets sick from the heat.
Wed, Jul. 17th, 2013 12:30 am (UTC)
points out, AAAF is always the third week of July. You'd think they'd eventually catch on.
Tue, Jul. 16th, 2013 06:21 pm (UTC)
We set up the inflatable pool in the shady corner of our yard and got out the slide and the sunblock and the squirt guns and popsicles and water balloons and have successfully entertained the pre-schooler for 2 straight hours. Hopefully I can wear him out.
Tue, Jul. 16th, 2013 06:23 pm (UTC)
My home and work zip codes are going to be hitting 90 degrees until Friday when we go up to 95 then it starts cooling down. I've turned my theromstat up to 74-ish so the AC isn't running all the time and avoiding turning on lights while the sun is out. I also have the blinds mostly closed (except for the patio door so the cats can look out, but that's going down some tonight).
Oh and Friday when it's the hottest my company is having their annual outing to a brewery/restaurant. So there will be plenty of beer to drink ... except booze dehydrates you. Uh-oh. Well it's free and I love their beer.
Tue, Jul. 16th, 2013 06:34 pm (UTC)
Here in Southern Ontario, it might as well be mid-Michigan (I actually live and work due South of Detroit). The humidity is so bad, every time I go outside it is like instant pneumonia!
Tue, Jul. 16th, 2013 07:17 pm (UTC)
Here in Bethesda, Maryland its currently 92 with a heat index expected to go up to 110. Since I'm retired on disability and don't deal well with heat, I'm staying indoors with the air conditioning on 75. The basement doesn't need air conditioning, Just a fan keeps my home office cool since the basement is partially below grade.
Tue, Jul. 16th, 2013 07:46 pm (UTC)
Grand Rapids and all of West Michigan is about the same, in the mid-90s with humidity pretty high, also. I'm lucky that I don't have to go out and have two window air conditioners to cool the main floor.
Ironic icon, eh?
Tue, Jul. 16th, 2013 08:43 pm (UTC)
Morgantown, WV. Last I checked, something like 85 degrees, feels like 103. Blurgh. At least this year, I'm not moving apartments in it...
Tue, Jul. 16th, 2013 10:31 pm (UTC)
Currently 99.1 (feels like 119 here in beautiful Pasadena, Maryland). We're expecting overnight lows in the low 80s. It's like a steam bath in a pressure cooker outside. Inside the temperature is in the 80s because the power company is doing brownouts. Oh joy, oh joy.
I got home from work and turned on the fans to cool the poor fur critters.
Tue, Jul. 16th, 2013 11:00 pm (UTC)
It's a broiler down in DC, too.
Supposed to be 100-ish and unrelentingly sunny for the entire week. Bleah!
I bought a big floppy wide-brimmed hat to keep the sun off me when I go from the Metro to my office/the shuttle bus and back. I'm drinking water as well as my usual coffees.
I'm staying inside with fans and A/C on...
I'm doing any necessary outside stuff (grocery shopping) when it's dark out.
Tue, Jul. 16th, 2013 11:10 pm (UTC)
Here in the Gem City, it's 89° with a heat index of a mere 94°--possibly kept from reaching the three-figure mark by a patchy layer of glowering overcast which, every so often, yields about five tepid raindrops. Which is not to say that it's Chamber of Commerce weather; I've been carrying an umbrella (as a parasol) and hugging the shade when outdoors, and cranking up the fans and downing a lot of seltzer and cucumber salad at home.
Tue, Jul. 16th, 2013 11:30 pm (UTC)
I'm...perplexed. We just barely broke 80 here today in Dallas TX. Yesterday's high was 73. Please to give us our summer weather back...
Tue, Jul. 16th, 2013 11:53 pm (UTC)
You can have it back if you want it...
Please come and get it! (preferably soon)
Wed, Jul. 17th, 2013 02:26 am (UTC)
NO! I gave it to them. They can keep it.
Wed, Jul. 17th, 2013 12:18 am (UTC)
Rainy and unusually cool the last couple of days here in Houston. It's been 78° on arrival home both yesterday & today. Not complaining!
Wed, Jul. 17th, 2013 02:12 am (UTC)
Here in San Jose we had a hot spell earlier this month (8 straight days over 100 deg. F), but the last week has been really nice. Weatherman says it's going back up into the high 90s by Thursday, though.
I don't have air conditioning - but I usually don't need it. My house is well insulated and it's relatively dry heat most of the time. (Not dry enough for evaporative coolers, but a lot better than what you get to deal with back east - I grew up back there, I know "hot and humid".) So when it hits 100 outside it's only about 85 inside my house. A fan and a cool drink is usually enough to deal with it. If it hits 105 outside I might need to dunk my feet in a footbath of cool water, but I get by.
Wed, Jul. 17th, 2013 02:20 am (UTC)
Michi Harper: it's RAINING in north central TX. And it's NOT hot!!!
It's RAINING in N. central TX and it's not hot!!!
Wed, Jul. 17th, 2013 02:27 am (UTC)
Here in Philly's western suburbs it was 94° with a heat index near 100. Again. It's been in the mid 90s here since late last week and it's expected to stay that way until at least Friday of this week.
I'm lucky on a couple of points. I have central air at home and A/C in my car. I prefer warmer temperatures over cooler ones, so I keep the thermostat at 78° which does wonders for the electric bill. Still this is too hot, even for me.
Wed, Jul. 17th, 2013 01:57 pm (UTC)
It was 82 deg F last night at 10pm and pretty much the same (81) this morning at 7:45am. Dew points have been tropical. Like walking into a wet blanket coming out of AC. Blech.
Wed, Jul. 17th, 2013 06:23 pm (UTC)
I think I'm going to visit a nearby convenience store, and spend some time in their beer cave. And I don't even drink beer.
Sat, Jul. 20th, 2013 03:10 pm (UTC)
During the week, I still rode my bike to work and back (about 30 miles a day) - I just slowed down a bit and drank more water. On Monday and Tuesday I was actually home tending a large bonfire, burning brush that I cut in the spring. I just went inside to cool off for 30 minutes every hour or so. As long as I keep hydrated I'm OK. I actually don't like overly air conditioned spaces, and I'm happy to get out in the heat after spending all day wearing a coat because they cool it too much at work.