Here Comes the Heat

@carolbee (16231)
United States
August 4, 2008 7:11am CST
Our forecast for today is hot, very hot. The temperature along with the humidity will make it feel between 105 and 110 degrees outside. Playground equipment can get as hot as 124 degrees today. My plan is to run a couple of errands early and come back here to keep cool. When it's this hot outside, do you stick close to home in the air conditioning or continue on with your life as usual even if it means being outside for extended periods of time?
7 responses
@writersedge (22577)
• United States
6 Aug 08
Stop, stop, stop, we are not going to have 105, we are not. It's bad enough we got your rain, we're not having your heat. The Adirondacks and the Geat Lakes are going to cool us off/save us. Glad we have air conditioning just in case. Take care.
@carolbee (16231)
• United States
6 Aug 08
Yesterday and the day before were awful. The heat index was between 105-114. Most of the time I stayed inside and kept cool. Last night the temp. dropped 14 degrees in 1 hour. It was amazing and the cool breeze felt so good. Thanks for responding.
@1grnthmb (2063)
• United States
5 Aug 08
With my health, now adays I just stay in unless there is an absolute reason why I have to go out. I hate hot weather.
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@carolbee (16231)
• United States
5 Aug 08
I would prefer to be in the heat versus the cold. I can't warm up in the winter. Keep cool. We have major storms in our area on the way this evening. That should cool things down. Thanks for responding.
@whittby (3073)
• United States
5 Aug 08
When it's hot outside I stay inside as much as possible. I was out running a few errands sunday and it was way over 100. I tell you it just drained me being out in that heat - the car was so hot getting in and out of it. I felt like a noodle by the time I got home - totally exhausted. I don't like the heat.
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@carolbee (16231)
• United States
5 Aug 08
I've been hanging out at home where it's cool. I prefer the heat over the cold but this is almost breath taking. Now we have major storms moving in. Thanks for responding.
4 Aug 08
Hi carolbee, My God you all must be roasting, can't believe it can get so hot like that, here in the U.K is very dull and has been raining hard but it is much cooler than it has been of late, I think staying indoors is cooler so don't venture out too much. Tamara
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@carolbee (16231)
• United States
4 Aug 08
It's terrible outside. I haven't been out since about 9 this morning. I will go out later to get dinner and need a haircut but will wait until the sun is almost down. Our house is cool so I'm staying inside for right now. Thanks for responding.
@gtargirl (5385)
• United States
4 Aug 08
I'm with you, Carolbee. There's nothing like staying in the cool outdoors when it's that muggy outside. I think I can stand the heat all right but that humidity is a killer. Besides, my life kinda' is inside. In any case, stay cool nowl.
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@carolbee (16231)
• United States
4 Aug 08
The older I get, the more I like to be inside where it's cool. We have such high humidity all year. Thanks for responding.
@howard96h (11643)
• New York, New York
4 Aug 08
No when the heat comes I try to stay in as much as possible, it is just too miserable out there. You know I can recall the summers back in the early 60's never being this hot and unbearable. Yes we had hot days and people would perspire but it seems like the heat has gotten worse and so much stronger, I see people (including myself) sweating like never before and many have such a hard time even breathing. I don't know if global warming has anything to do with this or is it because I am getting older, I don't understand it. The summer heat is just not the same.
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@carolbee (16231)
• United States
4 Aug 08
I believe age has alot to do with tolerating this extreme heat. We didn't have air conditioning when I was a kid. I was fine in the heat and would very often spend all day ouside in the sun swimming. I had an awful time this morning out in the car with the windows rolled down. Didn't take long until I turned on the a/c in the car. Tough to breathe out there today. Thanks for responding.
@jillhill (37379)
• United States
4 Aug 08
I do not like the heat either.....I stay indoors. It's hot here already this morning and it's foggy the air is so heavy. I will also do my errands then come home and stay here for the rest of the day!
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@carolbee (16231)
• United States
4 Aug 08
The humidity gets so high it's hard to breathe outside. Thanks for responding and keep cool today.