Left: Heat index chart courtesy of National Weather Service
(Toledo, OH) At the outset I must confess that I am perhaps the world's biggest whiner when it comes to hot weather. I sweat profusely, get irritable, and generally am not pleasant to be around when I am hot.
Give me a blizzard any day of the week.
The "heat dome" that has now enveloped Toledo, though, is especially unbearable. We are expected to hit a high of 96º today, and hit a heat index 0f 105º. The digital thermometer on my GMC already reads 98º in the sun.
Yes, swampy Toledo summer weather is here, and will stay for several more days. I, for one, plan to avoid the outdoors as much as possible. After only one hour in the garden yesterday I must have sweated off a quart of water and felt as though I just ran a marathon.
Of course, I just HAD to work at three in the afternoon; I couldn't use my common sense and wait until sunset and instead risked heat exhaustion.
Anyways, stay cool, drink lots of water, avoid caffeinated beverages, and don't be like me.