Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Continuing HOT Weather

While attending a YMCA soccer game last night, I was asked by an acquaintance,

"What is the weather forecast for the rest of the week?"

I replied HOT!

Rolling his eyes, then looking down to the ground, he says 'It is too hot now'...this particular fellow is in the construction business. (I'll have hot weather survival tips below)


The rest of the week is looking HOT with daytime highs in the 90's and early morning lows (just before sunrise) in the upper 60's. Only a slight chance of an isolated thunderstorm today and Thursday. We'll close in on some record highs over the next few days.

Surviving The Heat:

  • Slow down. Reduce, eliminate or rescheduled strenuous activities until the coolest time of the day. Children, senior and anyone with health problems should stay in the coolest available place, not necessarily indoors.
  • Dress for summer. Wear lightweight, light-colored clothing to reflect heat and sunlight.
  • Put less fuel on your inner firesFoods, like meat and other proteins that increase metabolic heat production also increase water loss.
  • Drink plenty of water or other non-alcohol or decaffeinated fluidsYour body needs water to keep cool. Drink plenty of fluids even if you don't feel thirsty. Do not drink alcoholic beverages and limited caffeinated beverages. Persons who have epilepsy or heart, kidney, or liver disease, are on fluid restrictive diets or have a problem with fluid retention should consult a physician before increasing their consumption of fluids. 
  • During excess heat period, spend more time in air-conditioned places.  Air conditioning in homes and other buildings markedly reduces danger from the heat. If you cannot afford an air conditioner, go to a library, store or other location with air conditioning for part of the day.
  • Don't get too much sun. Sunburn reduced your body's ability to dissipate heat.
  • Do not take salt tablets unless specified by a physician.
  • More at: HEAT: A Major Killer 

Cookeville's Daily Almanac
June 1, 2011
Wednesday morning's low: 66.9°
Tuesday's high: 94.0° (tied the record from 1931)
Tuesday's low: 66.7°
Last Year: 86° and 65°
Normal High: 81°
Normal Low: 57°
Records: 92° in 1942 and 38° in 1966

24-hour precip total: 0.00
1.81" of rain fell on this date in 1997

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