The heat index in Charlotte has been brutal for the last couple of weeks. It is hot when we wake up and hot when we go to bed. Not much relief in sight for cooler temps. Makes me long for October.
Do you know what the head index is? It is defined in a quick Google search as a quantity expressing the discomfort felt as a result of the combined effects of the temperature and humidity in the air. Today it is set to be 106 degrees. Brutal.
Besides just being sweaty all the time there are some things you need to do when it is this hot out to prevent injuries or even death. Yesterday I this comment by a medic on the news (paraphrased) “When your body overheats it does not have the ability to cool itself down and then it just dies.” This is serious stuff. Here is my short list from my research:
It is just down right hot out there. Use some good old fashion common sense when you are doing outdoor activities to avoid injury to you, someone you love and your pet.