...Heat and Humidity returns today through Thursday...
After a brief break Tuesday, the heat and humidity have returned to Upper Michigan!
Temperature readings in the low to upper 90s will be common today, highest across western
portions of Upper Michigan. These temperatures, combined with dew points in the 70s will result in
heat index values in the 100 to 110 degree range. While temperatures on Thursday and Friday
will likely remain warm, near 90 degrees over southern Upper Michigan, humidity values
will decrease to result in more comfortable conditions with heat index values below 95 degrees.
Record High Temperatures For Upper Michigan
(for the entire year)
|Ontonagon||Ishpeming||Ste. Saint Marie|
|Tips to keep safe in hot weather:|
|1. Never leave children, disabled persons, or pets in a parked car – even briefly. Temperatures in a car can become life threatening within minutes, and may ultimately become 40 degrees warmer than the outside air temperature.|
|2. Keep your living space cool. Cover windows to keep the sun from shining in. If you don’t have an air conditioner, open windows to let air circulate. When it’s hotter than 95 degrees, use fans to blow hot air out of the window, rather than to blow hot air on to your body. Basements or ground floors are often cooler than upper floors.|
|3. Slow down and limit physical activity. Plan outings or exertion for the early morning or after dark, when temperatures are usually cooler.|
|4. Drink plenty of water and eat lightly. Don’t wait for thirst, but instead drink plenty of water throughout the day. Avoid alcohol or caffeine and stay away from hot, heavy meals.|
|5. Wear lightweight, loose-fitting, light colored clothing. Add a hat or umbrella to keep your head cool and don’t forget sunscreen!|
|6. Don’t stop taking medication unless your doctor says you should. Take extra care to stay cool, and ask your doctor or pharmacist for any special heat advice.|
|Easy ways to cool off include a cool, but not cold bath or shower, which actually works faster than an air-conditioner. Applying cold wet rags to the neck, head and limbs also cools down the body quickly.
People at greatest risk of a heat-related illness include:
Infants and Young Children
People With Chronic Heart and/or Lung Problems
People with Disabilities
Those Who Work Outdoors or in Hot Settings
Users of Some Medications
IMPORTANT: Since Temperatures and Heat Index Values are devised for shady conditions,