I was on the phone talking to my husband who said that it’s hot at home. Washington state is known for it’s rain and mild summers. Lately the summer’s have been getting hotter and hotter. Now I’m still not sure that I believe in Global Warming as described by Al Gore but I do believe that the climate is changing. My husband doesn’t even believe that the climate is changing. Just that we have the technology now to keep up with it better and track it. Anyways, back to the Heat Wave in Washington and the Pacific Northwest.
My husband being the techie person that he is knows that our neighbor has a weather station on top of his house so he checked what the high was for today
and the high for yesterday was
and for the first time they are predicting triple digits which means that it will be even hotter than either of the two days.
The longest stretch of days at 90 or hotter was in August 7-11 of 1981, when we had a stretch of 91, 93, 99, 98, and 93. This also qualifies as the hottest week in Seattle history, as those five days were book-ended by 86 degree readings, giving it an average high of 92.3 degrees. We also had a stretch of 5 90s+ in 1941 when records were kept at the Downtown Federal Building.
There have been five times when we’ve had stretch of four days at 90 or hotter — the most recent was July 21-24 in 2006, when it was 98, 96, 95 and 92.
taken from Komo 4 News Weather Blog
Most people do not have air conditioners and that’s dangerous. These temperatures are extreme and people to need to find ways to stay cool Drink lots of water, not soda or anything sugary or with alcohol.
Don’t use your oven if you can get away with it as that will heat your house more and be careful using fans. Make sure you take all necessary precautions. And remember that it takes seconds for your car to get over 100 degrees. Do not leave children or animals in your car. I know how tempting it can be. You think, I’ll be right back, it’s only a second. But, it’s awful what could happen.
So I’m glad I’m not there right now because that kind of hot weather makes me whiny. And for MOMS Club of Woodinville, I noticed Walking Club was canceled so you guys take care of yourselves. I’ll see you all next month.