Gee, that when I put on a long sleeve shirt and
probably a light sweater.
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Bodies adapt. I remember coming to California in July. Eventually
"cold" weather came around, colder than usual. For one of the two
times since I've been here it snowed in this general area. I can
remember all my coworkers at Aerojet General RUNNING out to admire
this unheard of phenomenon. Some had never seen snow. They were
ALL shivering in a few minutes. I had a long sleeve shirt on when
I walked out to see what was going on and gawped at them. I stood
there awhile quite comfortable and they started looking at me
kinda funny. "Well, gee, Mitten gets a whole lot colder than this.
Last winter it got down to below 5F (-15C). Now I'd be shivering
On 20210713 21:06:38, Simon Brown
my 23C seem almost frigid.
Simon Brown, G4ELI
Here is a photo of my home weatherstation
from this weekend
On Tue, Jul 13, 2021, 3:22 PM jdow <jdow@...>
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
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
My bullet points, all from
- 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
- 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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