Excessive heat warnings dampening your plans?

United States
July 6, 2012 9:53am CST
We've had excessive heat now for IDK how long maybe a week or so. And by that I mean temps into the low 100's breaking 101yr old records for temperatures. It's so yucky out you don't leave your home unless you need to. We also have not had any significant rains here in about three weeks! Eitherway there are lots of festivals and things going on but between the weather and cost we've been home. However we do have a company picnic tomorrow and they do put on a doozy of a picnic that runs from lunch to dusk. BUT with this excessive heat I don't know that I really want to go. The only shade is in the tent where you eat other than that there is no shade no a/c nothing. Do excessive temps put a damper on your outdoor activities?
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@Hatley (164629)
• Garden Grove, California
6 Jul 12
hi 3snugglebunnies oh my yes I do not do heat well so its gets super hot like in the 100s I stay in and turn on the air conditioner as well. so fat our highest were a few afternoons in the 90s but its been coooler than usual here in Southern California which usually means we will have super hot spell toward the end of July with temps on101 102 and so on and muggy . so far its been well' perfect here.outside of a lot of overcast grey mornings that is but not really cold jus t 65 to 70.
• United States
6 Jul 12
We usually see these temps in late July or mid August but only for a day or two. As I may of mentioned we are short of rain by many inches, this is very unusual for WI
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@GardenGerty (100474)
• United States
6 Jul 12
I work very early morning hours and I am glad, because of all that heat. I did nothing on Independence Day, partly due to the heat, partly due to work schedule. I am with you on that company picnic...if there is no shade I would not be inclined to go. Even the shaded tent is likely to be hot and steamy. I imagine the kids would have fun anyway but they could easily get overheated.
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• United States
6 Jul 12
I was informed by the 6yo that the bounce house would be shaded and when are adults allowed in there? *lol* that would still be an oven. Plus she over heated in summer school today with shade, very little a/c and fans blowing. It was 100 when I picked them up 20 min ago.
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@dragon54u (31615)
• United States
6 Jul 12
Oh good, myLot is "up" once again. Storm is still taking a toll, it seems, it was down when I first tried to reply. Yes, the heat affects my activities! I hate the heat. I can stand any amount of cold but heat drives me crazy, almost literally. Did you know that in Phoenix murders doubled when the temp went over 100°? They did that study about ten years ago and I truly believe it. Heat is awful. No wonder hell is supposed to hot! I stay inside. I don't know why people don't cancel outdoor activities when the heat gets bad like this. It's 100° here right now at 4pm. I just went to the library--books are more important to me than momentary discomfort!--and my car said it was 105° which must be the road temp. Yech!!
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@GardenGerty (100474)
• United States
6 Jul 12
I think that these outdoor activities need to be rescheduled during this heat and venues need to be indoors and need to be cooled. Our kids do not have sense enough to stay out of the heat or to drink enough water. It is so easy for them to become ill.
• United States
6 Jul 12
Wow, that definitely doesn't make being outside fun. I'm in South Florida and I know it gets pretty hot and humid here and I usually don't like being outside unless I'm in the pool. Luckily, we don't have extreme heat warnings like where you're from. My boyfriend is in boot camp right now in Oklahoma and I sometimes check the weather there. A few times I've seen they had heat warnings and to not do strenuous activity outside. Well, it kinda stinks because that's basically what boot camp is, they're always doing physical things and most of the time it's outdoors. I try not to worry and I hope that everyone is taken care of while it's hot. I know that for me, when it's hot outside, I'd rather be indoors doing something else lol
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@dorannmwin (36698)
• United States
10 Jul 12
The extreme heat that we had been going through during the last few weeks has changed our plans to a certain extent, but I will not say that it has really put a damper on our plans. For example, for the 4th of July celebration last week, we went to the parade as we always do, however, after the parade was over, instead of walking around the festival, we went and hopped into a fountain too cool off a little bit before walking back to the car.
@peavey (16821)
• United States
7 Jul 12
It's been that way here, too, until last night when it finally rained and cooled things down. I keep reminding myself that people have lived through heat like this for many years without air conditioning, so I go out and try to do things, then I run back to the house whimpering and turn on the air conditioner. There's an arts festival I really want to go to the last weekend of this month, but if it's this hot, my visit will be short!
@MoonGypsy (4613)
• United States
6 Jul 12
to me, heat is just as bad, if not worse than the excessive cold. at least if you are cold you can dress for it, build a fire, get close to someone, etc. when you are that hot, there is nothing that you can do about it. i am glad i live in a place that doesn't get that hot. i just can stand heat. yes, it does damper my outdoor activities.
@cher913 (25890)
• Canada
6 Jul 12
funny but i have been spiking a fever for about a week so when everyone else is sweltering, i am fairly comfortable. today, my co-worker said she wishes that was sick. i don't know the cause and i have been on antibiotics twice in the same amount of months. whiles its not fun being sick, i am glad its now rather than the winter!