Monday, July 19, 2010

It's A Dry Heat!

If I hear that one more time...

Yes, it is hot here...115 on Friday was far from a dry heat when there was minor humidity. By no means is it a DRY heat. It's a yucky, mucky, sticky, icky heat! And who comes up with the great little caps like, abundant sunshine, seasonably hot with sunshine. How can we have such heat without SUNSHINE?

How HOT is it where you live?

NOAA's heat alert procedures are based mainly on Heat Index Values. The Heat Index, sometimes referred to as the apparent temperature and given in degrees Fahrenheit, is a measure of how hot it really feels when relative humidity is factored with the actual air temperature.

To find the heat index, look at the Heat Index Chart. As an example, if the air temperature is 96°F (found on the top of the table) and the relative humidity is 65% (found on the left of the table), the heat index--how hot it feels--is 121°F. The National Weather Service will initiate alert procedures when the Heat Index is expected to exceed 105°- 110°F (depending on local climate) for at least 2 consecutive

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