Hot As H-E-Double Hockey Sticks in Maine Today
Hot enough for ya? It’s not the heat, it’s the humidity. Think it’ll snow?
Go ahead, get those sayings out and use them. Maybe it will bring someone relief. Not likely, but maybe.
Today the winds will shift to out of the south/southwest bringing us a warmer and more humid airmass.
Will it be the hottest day so far this summer?
Maybe. Maybe not. The expected high in Bangor is 90. And we have already had two days -- one in June and one in July -- where the high hit 92.
But a little farther north it might be the hottest day so far in 2022.
Dew points are high. Meaning in Bangor that 90 is going to feel more like 96.
Oh, what to do?
Hydrate like you’ve never hydrated before. More water please. It will reduce fatigue and improve endurance.
Eat lighter. Vegetables and Fruits have lots of water content. Today’s the day to belly up to the salad bar. Salad won’t tax your digestive system.
Stay out of the direct sun. That old ball of fire doesn’t take long to heat us up.
Block the sun with curtains and shades in the house. It’ll help by a few degrees.
Check on the elderly. (Insert joke about me here)
Anyone tried a frozen fan? Old school. Fill a big bowl with ice. And aim the house fan at it. The cool air should lower the room temperature.
Close your eyes and think of a winter scene from your past. Ice fishing anyone?
Are there any solutions when it is this uncomfortable? Maybe not, we just do the best we can, and if grumbling helps, let loose.