My morning commute wasn’t too fun. It was already warm at 8:30 this morning and the humidity wasn’t helping at all. During my lunch break I decided to ride back home. It was unbearable! I had all intentions on riding back to work until I stepped out of my air-conditioned house. It felt like I was stepping into a sauna. So I ended up driving back to work. After checking some e-mail, I found out that our Safety and Occupational Health Specialist here at work put out a heat advisory stating:
“The excessive heat watch is now in effect from Tuesday afternoon through Thursday afternoon. A heat advisory remains in effect from 1 pm this afternoon to 12 pm EDT Tuesday. A large area of high pressure over the central united states will spread east over the next 36 to 48 hours, bringing increasing heat and humidity to central Pennsylvania today through Thursday. Highs today will reach the lower to middle 90s across the lower Susquehanna River Valley, with heat indices between 100 and 104 degrees. At night, low temperatures will remain in the lower to middle 70s with high humidity, bringing little if any relief from the day time heat. The heat wave will peak Tuesday and Wednesday, but linger into Thursday, before a cold front arrives from the great lakes Thursday night and Friday. High temperatures Tuesday and Wednesday could reach 100 to 104 with heat indices topping 110 degrees. Highs on Thursday will reach the upper 90s, producing heat indices between 105 and 110 degrees. An excessive heat watch means that a prolonged period of hot weather is expected. The combination of high temperatures and humidity will create a dangerous situation in which heat illnesses are possible. You can prepare now for the upcoming heat by stocking up on non alcoholic and decaffeinated beverages.”
If you work or live in this area, please take this heat advisory accordingly.