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Yes, if you think a breeze that feels like a Scirocco, then yes ):
On Tue, Jul 13, 2021, 4:20 PM jdow <jdow@...
At least you have a breeze. (16% humidity helps,
On 20210713 15:56:49, vincent wrote:
Yes very, very dry. I'm in Visalia
On Tue, Jul 13, 2021, 3:53 PM
Hm, no humidity readings. I have an older model here
with temp and humidity. I also use an rtlsdr dongle to tap
into the communications and graph it. To avoid a sharp spike
when the sun shines on the outside dongle I have it up under
a bush. So it is definitely reading "in the shade in a
former orange grove". Hit 93.6F here, positively balmy for
you. It was 66F this AM.
I am marveling at your nearly 45F (25C) temperature swing.
It must be severe dry there, perfect conditions for "drink
water now" and "that's water not beer or Pepsi or iced tea
or anything that is not water."
(I am south of the San Gabriel Mountain range between LA and
On 20210713 15:32:44, vincent wrote:
Here is a photo of my home weatherstation
from this weekend
On Tue, Jul 13, 2021,
3:22 PM jdow <jdow@...
You get a whole lot worse if your fluids get
low. A sore foot is small change when you are facing
passing out along with voiding at both ends, or even
death. (Once you faint you're not able to restore
fluids.) Normally I run about a half gallon of water
(2 liters) and drink more when I am in really hot or
really dry settings. Three liters is appropriate if
I'm sitting here sweating all day. If I go out and
actually work even more is required.
If it is really hot and you start feeling weak and
listless DRINK WATER NOW.
On 20210713 12:21:04, Simon Brown wrote:
As I found out to my
cost a few weeks ago, we need fluids when
it’s hot otherwise you get gout ☹
. Doc said it was lack of fluid, not an
over-indulgence in alcohol.
Simon Brown, G4ELI
points, all from experience:
- For a maritime climate
under a heat bubble and you do not have air
conditioning: fans, as many as you can
muster. Moving air over ones' corpus can do
wonders by evaporating your sweat and
cooling you down. Day or night, moving air
is a double-plus good.
- Cross-current airflow
through the house to take advantage of any
possible breeze that might appear.
- Water, lots of it. When
it is truly hot your sweat doesn't last and
evaporates on your skin before you really
are aware of it - you can be dehydrated very
quickly and not realize it. I suggest
drinking around 8-12 ounces of fluids an
hour, more if you're actually doing physical
work in the heat. It will seem like you are
drinking more than you really like: tough,
your body needs it. Sadly, cider, ales,
porters, stouts are actually not
recommended, as the alcohol makes your
thirst worse (of course). Very sad, and not
always followed, even by me. ;)
- Siesta time! Take a nap
during the hot time if you can, and just
stay up later in the night. The Spanish have
had it right all these years...and we radio
people time-shift hours all the time anyway!
As a temperate climate dweller born and bred
who also has lived in the US Southwest, I will
add that these are the basics. They also apply
to pets, so keeping them cool is vital too. My
dog doesn't like water that much, and really
didn't like being wetted down, but she came
around as she cooled down.
During that heat bubble here (I'm between
Vancouver and Seattle) outside the home we
reached 98F, with a heat index of 105F. It was
a new record for as long as records have been
kept here, and it was cooking. Very much like
living in Arizona, but with more humidity -
which makes it worse actually.
Take it easy, and overdue NOTHING.
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