Monday, July 25, 2005

Heat Hits Home

The unwelcome heat that has been forecast for a few days now has hit home and it's really miserable outside. Yesterday I talked about how Heat is the top weather killer. Well that reality came all too close to home yesterday. My sister-in-law who lives in Los Angeles almost had a Heat Stroke while cleaning the house without air conditioning. The temperature inside her home measured over 90 degrees. Fortunately a relative came to visit and recognized the symptoms. He was able to get her help before she had major problems and for that we are very thankful. It is scary how something like overheating can creap up on you so fast. Before you know it, you are disoriented and your internal temperature is sky rocketing. We are so glad she is okay. Please put in that air conditioning unit Chi-Chi!

I have been checking in with my friends over at Hurricane City today. It really is one of the best web communities I have ever run into. All of us have a fascination with the weather and the breadth of knowledge that comes from the users of their board is really amazing. It seems to quench my thirst to learn more about the weather.

Some of the other members have blogs as well. I am going to put a list together and put them under the links section. Really good reading if you love the weather.

The work that Jim Williams does for people affected by hurricanes with his web site is really amazing. I think his site becomes more well known with each storm. Jim brings people to ground zero when the eye of the hurricane strikes. When the Weather Channel and other news stations cut away, Jim is there bringing valuable information to people affected by these storms. He really is committed to helping people and that is to be highly commended. Please check out his site and be there for one of his live broadcast next time a hurricane comes ashore, he really is a natural at covering these storms.

It is kind of quiet in the tropics right now and it is hard to tell if you welcome the break or if you are bored and miss the action. Okay, I miss the action. We are all waiting to see what August has in store after a record breaking July. My gut tells me that it will be an active August, but maybe not quite as crazy as July. Only time will tell. The Cape Verde storms tend to be the biggest storms and tracking them all the way across the Atlantic can be interesting. All of the storms are different and seem to create a personality and legend of their own, especially for those affected by them. The Travel Channel has a show on Hurricane chasing on so I gotta run....


*Note - This post is not done by a professional Meteorologist and should not be used for making decisions on safety and protection of property. Always use your local National Weather Service station or the National Hurricane Center for up to date weather information and data.*

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