(Toledo, OH) We in Northwest Ohio are gearing up for what should be the hottest day of the summer so far. The deadly heat wave out West that has set records for temperatures will be arriving here today.
The forecast is calling for a high temperature of 97, with heat index radings in the 100s. The record high for July 8 in these parts is 101 degrees Fahrenheit, which we are unlikely to hit. The heat will also exacerbate conditions from the 2007 drought, which has hurt Ohio farmers. In my area, June precipitation was down over two inches from normal, and we recieved only 42% of the average rainfall for the month. This comes after a dry May, which saw this area receiving just .66 inches of rain in amonth that normally receives on average about 3.5 inches.
Anyways, if you are in an area with high temperatures today, be sure to drink plenty of water, stay out of the direct sun as much as possible, and limit strenuous activities until this heat wave passes.