Don’t wait for the punchline, Mother Nature is telling the joke. Remember back in January when it was -23 degrees below 0?
Okay, what should we be doing when it gets this hot?
The Centers for Disease control recommends the following:
- Do not rely on a fan as your primary cooling device during an extreme heat event.
- Drink more water than usual and don’t wait until you’re thirsty to drink.
- Don’t use the stove or oven to cook—it will make you and your house hotter.
- And make sure you check in on your older neighbors or those with medical conditions to make sure they are okay.
Now if I could just get that 2nd grader down the street to stop asking me if I am feeling okay…
What exactly is an Excessive Heat Warning?
- The National Weather Service says a warning is issued if there is a heat index of at least 105 °F for more than 3 hours per day for 2 consecutive days, or if the heat index is greater than 115 °F for any period of time.
- ….And now you know!