Extreme Heat Advisory in Effect July 6-7

MAYS
By MAYS Latest Reply 2010-07-09 11:06:25 -0500
Started 2010-07-06 07:29:16 -0500

Heat Advisory for the Eastern United States !

According to National Weather Service, a heat advisory is when high humidity is expected to combine with hot temperatures creating a “feel-like” temperature between 100 to 104 degrees for two consecutive hours.

Try to stay cool and comfortable if you can.
Have plenty of cool fluids on hand, your diabetes medical supplies and your phone nearby in case of an emergency.

Check in on your loved ones, make sure that they are doing ok.

~Mays~


42 replies

Daskylinegal
Daskylinegal 2010-07-09 11:06:25 -0500 Report

I live in CA. I love our weather here, when we were in Tx. I could not deal with the heat! When we were in LA. I slept when it was hot! I pray it cools down & keep smiling! =)

Elrond
Elrond 2010-07-09 02:06:43 -0500 Report

I know I tend to sometimes even brag about the heat here in the Sonoran Desert but the high here today was 111 F and the forecast tomorrow is 110. Currently, at just after midnight, my Weatherbug says 99. Fortunately, the humidity rarely gets above the single digits.

Thomas508
Thomas508 2010-07-08 13:53:36 -0500 Report

102 in north Georgia today at 3:00

MAYS
MAYS 2010-07-08 14:35:45 -0500 Report

You're kidding !
87.9 degrees as of 3:34 pm today, (still too hot for me) !

MAYS
MAYS 2010-07-07 23:20:10 -0500 Report

Expecting another 101 degree day today (thursday).
I was never a heat lover, but no reason to complain, do what is necessary, thank God for air conditioning !

~Mays~

HarmonyStarr
HarmonyStarr 2010-07-06 14:52:49 -0500 Report

100 degrees here in Northeastern Pennsylvania at 3:51 p.m. It's been really hot all weekend. Make sure you take care of your animals as well as yourselves! Don't leave your pets outside for extended periods of itme, make sure they have plenty of fresh water to drink and try to keep them as cool as possible.

petals
petals 2010-07-06 13:59:44 -0500 Report

96 here in Kentucky at 2:00pm not sure what the heat index is probalbly over 100!! Too hot for me!

Thomas508
Thomas508 2010-07-06 14:52:13 -0500 Report

What part of Kentucky are you in? I lived in Radcliff KY for a year when I was in elementry school.

petals
petals 2010-07-06 20:48:40 -0500 Report

I live in Hopkinsville, Ky. It's near Fort Campbell , 101st air assult. Does that help?

Thomas508
Thomas508 2010-07-07 07:46:36 -0500 Report

You are more west than where I lived. I have never been to Hopkinsville but I have been close driving up I-24 on my way to St. Louis Missouri several years back.

petals
petals 2010-07-07 08:53:34 -0500 Report

Yep you have been close to us, I am not good with directions at all!! I have always wanted to go to GA, maybe some day I will get there. Is it going to be hot there today? It is here, it's already 83 at 8:53 am!!

petals
petals 2010-07-07 15:34:27 -0500 Report

It's 98 and a heat index of 104 at 3:33pm- Yikes, think that I will stay in until the sun goes down!!

Thomas508
Thomas508 2010-07-06 13:09:25 -0500 Report

98 in Dalton GA right now at 2:10 pm, not sure about the heat index but it doesn't feel as hot to me today as it did yesterday.

Sweetrthnhuny
Sweetrthnhuny 2010-07-06 09:08:40 -0500 Report

I'm in Az by theses standards there should have been a heat advisory for the last week it's been over 110!! ( NO we're not used to it LOL) Stay cool and make sure you are hydrated before you leave home and take plenty of water or gatorade to stay hydrated all day.

Katsarecool
Katsarecool 2010-07-06 08:28:10 -0500 Report

It is going to be hot again here as well. Because of the other illnesses I have I avoid like crazy being outside when it is this hot. It makes me feel ill, very tired and faint as well. Very good advice though!

Hugs,

Nancy Ann

runthe
runthe 2010-07-06 07:40:40 -0500 Report

Thanks Mays, I live in chicago and it is suppose to be hot and humid here also. How does the hot weather affects those who are diabetics?

MAYS
MAYS 2010-07-06 08:48:10 -0500 Report

Sweating is an important means of cooling the body in hot weather, and past research has shown that the ability to sweat in the heat can be impaired in some patients with diabetes.

http://www.mayoclinic.org/news2010-sct/5852.h...

A diabetic's body works very hard trying to balance out our metabolism compared to that of a non diabetic.
Try to stay cool and drink plenty of fluids and be safe.

~Mays~

Momma Day's Girl
Momma Day's Girl 2010-07-06 13:29:06 -0500 Report

It does not affect me, I don't get out in the direct heat. I run errands early and late in the evening and get as close as I can to the AC LOL!