Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Extreme heat and humidity

Ugh, we are melting here as is most of the country it seems. It has been so hot and humid and dry this summer, setting records left and right. Just miserable.

This is how several of our windows look, moisture builds up on them:

Lifted from our local news station blog:

Heat Wave Stats

by Steve Templeton
Posted on August 2, 2011 at 8:12 PM
Updated Tuesday, Aug 2 at 8:17 PM

The heat wave numbers from this Summer are impressive and altering the record books.
-4th Hottest July on record.
-10 days at 100 or hotter.  Last time we did that was 1988 (a brutally hot and dry Summer)
-As of August 3rd we have reports of 18 deaths from the heat in the St. Louis area.  Many of these were elderly in homes with air conditioning but it was not turned on (all the more reason to check on your friends, family and neighbors)  Cool Down St. Louis is a great resource to help you do that!
-Two stretches with an excessive heat warning
-This most recent Excessive Heat Warning has lasted 19 days!

1 comment:

  1. Wow, that's a lot of moisture for INSIDE of a window - looks like the outside of our windows when it rains here :)


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