No Records, Despite the Heat Wave

Posted at 10:00 AM, Jun 29, 2019

It’s no secret that we’re entering a very stagnant weather pattern. The persistent heat ridge will bring a very familiar forecast each day through the middle of the upcoming work week. Temperatures will heat up from the warm low 70s each morning and top out around 90 degrees each afternoon.

Despite us being around five degrees above our normal high for the next few days, we’re still nowhere close to our daily maximum temperature records. In fact, even with the 90-degree heat, we’re still running more than 10 degrees below records.

As far as 90-degree days in June. Our first occurred yesterday when we reached 91 degrees. We average about 4.2 days of 90+ heat for the month. We will not match it as we only have two days left, but we should come close with the next two days set to hit 90 degrees.

Due to the long hours of heat, heat safety becomes a must. Familiarize yourself with the symptoms and treatment of heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Drink plenty of water or fluids with electrolytes. Seek shade often and limit outdoor work or activities to the cooler parts of the day (mornings or evenings). Remember to check the back seat for children or pets and don’t leave them in a hot car. Even with the windows cracked, a car can heat to dangerous levels in a matter of minutes. Practicing good heat safety could save you or someone you know.