Find a cool spot, we are under a heat warning

20 Juillet, 2019, 05:40 | Auteur: Anatole Charbonneau
  • Find a cool spot, we are under a heat warning

"The combination of hot temperatures and high humidity will combine to create a risky situation in which heat illnesses are likely".

High temperatures and humidity could quickly cause heat stroke, according to the National Weather Service. Sunday's predicted low of 83 would set a record, just a degree off the warmest low for any month of the year in the city. Temperatures will drop dramatically come Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday of next week.

Though air fans may provide relief, they do not prevent heat-related illness, according to the CDC. When possible, reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or evening.

Know the warning signs: There are a number of symptoms to watch out for when in extreme heat.

The National Weather Service in Nebraska managed to bake biscuits inside a hot vehicle.

The heat wave, which comes in the midst of what may turn out to be the hottest month Earth has recorded since instrument records began in the late 19th century, poses a public health threat to tens of millions.

It's going to be hot and muggy today.

"Earth is running a fever that won't break thanks to climate change", climatologist Kathie Dello told the Associated Press.

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The Weather Service projects 123 record warm low temperatures to be tied or broken.

The Weather Service forecast office in Chicago, for example, is calling this "one of the hotter and more humid air masses since 2012".

The first half of this year is tied with 2017 for the second hottest six months of the year, behind 2016.

Extreme heat affects everyone, says Environment Canada, but the risks are greater for young children, pregnant women, older adults, people with chronic illnesses, and people working or exercising outdoors.

The following update posted about an hour after the initial tweet said, "The pan has reached 175 degrees in 60 minutes and the tops of the biscuits are at 153". Avoid alcoholic beverages and liquids high in sugar or caffeine.

Stay hydrated by drinking fluids.

Eat well-balanced, light, regular meals.

Keep your home as cool as possible: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend staying inside in air-conditioning. Do not leave pets outside for extended periods of time.

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