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Archive for Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Temperatures scorch up to 106 degrees - how do you beat the heat?

Heat advisory issued for Douglas County through 7 p.m. Thursday

July 19, 2006, 7:51 a.m. Updated July 19, 2006, 3:09 p.m.

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If you think it's been hot this week, just go outside this afternoon. Thermometers around town were getting a workout as temperatures soared well above 100 degrees. The heat index is expected to climb as high as 115, says Jennifer Schack, 6News meteorologist.

"It looks like the hottest day we've seen so far," Schack said.

At 3 p.m., the official recorded temperature for Lawrence, taken at the National Weather Service station at Lawrence Municipal Airport, was 106 degrees and the humidity was 26 percent, making the heat index 111 degrees. The temperature at the 6News studios at Seventh and New Hampshire streets in downtown Lawrence was 107 degrees. The average high temperature for this date is 91 degrees. The record high was 111 degrees, set in 1934.

The National Weather Service's Heat Advisory for Douglas County is in effect until 7 p.m. Thursday.

An Excessive Heat Warning is in effect for Leavenworth and Wyandotte counties through 7 p.m. Thursday.

The weather service says that to minimize the risk of heat-related illnesses:

¢ Drink plenty of non-alcoholic fluids to avoid dehydration.

¢ Wear light-colored, loose-fitting clothing and a hat to shield yourself from the sun.

¢ Use a sunscreen to reduce possible sunburn.

This morning's low temperature was 76 degrees. The average low temperature for this date is 70 degrees. The record low was 57 degrees, set in 1947.

Heading out to Thursday's annual Downtown Lawrence Sidewalk Sale?

Go early to beat the heat: Thursday's morning low temperature will be 79 degrees, Schack said. Thursday's afternoon high will be 101 degrees, with the heat index being around 112 degrees, she said.

Friday's morning low will be 77 degrees. Friday's high will be 94 degrees, she said.

Comments

Marion Lynn 7 years, 9 months ago

Beer.

Heineken.

Beck's Dark.

St. Paulie Girl Dark.

Warsteiner Dunkel.

Guinnness; the real stuff, not that reformulated Yuppie crap.

The garden hose in "Mist".

The Doggie Children like that "Mist" thing also.

By the way, do NOT forget your animal companions in this heat!

Lots of water!

LOTS!

Never let the water bowl get low, even for a few minutes!

If one of your pets shows signs of over-heating, get the animal inside, in the cool, get it water; if it cannot or will not drink GET IT TO THE VET RIGHT NOW for IV hydration!

A slow cool (NOT cold!) shower will cool off an animal but make certain to dry off the critter or the cooling will be hampered by the excess water in the coat!

Your animals are as sensitive to the heat as you are but they cannot tell you when they are in trouble so you must look out for them!

I have to keep Lizzie, Kiki and Izzy indoors as they would die in the heat.

The other Doggie Children have cool hidey-holes and get lots of water and misting daily.

Do not forget your companions!

Thanks.

Marion.

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tell_it_like_it_is 7 years, 9 months ago

I remind myself it is Kansas in July and it is supposed to be this way. Its hot. Big deal. Suck it up and go on. We're lucky its not even worse.

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billyflay 7 years, 9 months ago

gravey up,

during brief periods of prolonged heat, argo corn starch is the approved solution to the raspberries that coagulate in the barse region, fluff generous amounts after showering,

"barse" being that area between one's balls and arse,

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bearded_gnome 7 years, 9 months ago

I miss my cannons! now, there's how to beat the heat!
how I beat the heat: stay indoors; when can't, I use a mister and keep all wet. so if you said: "gnome, you're all wet," you'd be RIGHT!

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mztrendy 7 years, 9 months ago

my four year old and I really did boil an egg the other day!

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BrianR 7 years, 9 months ago

bialy, We could boil a haggis on the sidewalk!

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OldEnuf2BYurDad 7 years, 9 months ago

Yeah, you don't beat this heat. It beats you.

My cat is SO glad he's an indoor cat. Assuming that the breaker didn't blow on the AC again. We have a metal bathtub. He's been laying in it to stay cool during the day.

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BrianR 7 years, 9 months ago

Ok, maybe it's time for the City Commission to enact "No Pants Fridays" in Lawrence.

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bialystocknbloom 7 years, 9 months ago

My fan broke and it didn't even oscillate. Just think people, after global warming is NUCLEAR WINTER!! We have that to look forward to.

Margaritas sound AWESOME.

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trinity 7 years, 9 months ago

there is no way to beat this heat. doomed i say, doomed. :*(

(lol-the boil an egg thing in the backyard pool made me smile though!)

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Soapdish 7 years, 9 months ago

Margaritas and an oscillating fan.

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flames_over_the_wasteland 7 years, 9 months ago

Everything is just fine . . . let's keep telling ourselves so.

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bialystocknbloom 7 years, 9 months ago

People are literally frying eggs on the sidewalks in England. I'm sure we can top that, people.

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biggunz 7 years, 9 months ago

back yard pool offers no relief. could boil eggs in it!

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rightthinker 7 years, 9 months ago

this really sucks....'posed to be over friday

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countrygirl 7 years, 9 months ago

I'll take the 111 in Hays over the 103 with high humdity back here any day.

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Andrew Juby 7 years, 9 months ago

I'm out in Hays this week assisting at a music camp, we got up to 111 the other day. Makes me long for the cool 103 of Lawrence. :-)

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bialystocknbloom 7 years, 9 months ago

cool thanks. I'm in City Band and haven't heard anything yet.

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bearded_gnome 7 years, 9 months ago

this was announced on klwn-radio this morning, at 8;50am. they said they'd have word on same station once decided.

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bialystocknbloom 7 years, 9 months ago

whoa whoa whoa what about city band concert? When did you hear this?

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bearded_gnome 7 years, 9 months ago

"115."

city band concert might be rescheduled for the heat I hear. decision will be made at 5;30pm.
humidity felt worse this morning than yesterday same time.

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