For all of you in the 2013 Summer Contest, I have a new page listed in the navigation bar above. I will update it frequently so you can follow your prediction.
The heat is on for sure, but remember, this is nothing compared to what we experienced over the past 3 summers. Heat index temperatures around 100 degrees is very typical in mid June. No matter how "normal" it is, please stay hydrated and drink all the water you can!!!!
A couple of summers ago you may remember an experiment I performed in my car. I set a thermometer in it for 15 minutes in direct sunshine. It soared to around 140-150 degrees inside that car. It's extremely upsetting, disturbing, sad (words can't describe it) when you hear about kids and pets left in those conditions. Did you know heat is the #1 weather related killer in the United States?
Check out this video below provided by NOAA showing you how hot it can get inside a car. Also below, you can check out "Futurecast" forecast heat index temperatures and an upper level chart showing you why it's so hot. STAY SAFE!
Maps from "Futurecast"
|Once Again, Futurecast shows the highest heat index readings Thursday during the early to mid afternoon due to the process I described above.|