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jendf
06-27-2011, 03:06 PM
We're dropping like flies out here with no end in sight. Ugh. I hate summer. :mad:


Phoenix ER busy treating overheated patients (http://www.abc15.com/dpp/news/region_phoenix_metro/central_phoenix/phoenix-er-busy-treating-overheated-patients)

PHOENIX - Phoenix emergency rooms are busy treating patients for heat exhaustion and heat stroke with forecasters predicting daytime temperatures Monday and Tuesday of between 109 and 114 degrees.

The head of the emergency room at Phoenix St. Joseph's Hospital Dr. Donald Lauer says they are definitely seeing cases of heat exhaustion and heat stroke at the inner city hospital. Lauer says that every year there are a handful of deaths related to the excessive heat.

Heat stroke can be fatal if not promptly treated. Cooling off a victim is critical in treating heat stroke.

Symptoms for heat exhaustion include nausea, dizziness, lightheadedness, a rapid heart rate and weakness.

Lauer says during the hot weather we should drink lots of water, avoid alcohol and replace salt lost through perspiration.

Novaheart
06-27-2011, 04:09 PM
Anyone who tells you, "But it's dry heat." is full of it. I live in Florida. If it isn't raining, I do whatever I need to do outside regardless of temperature. I nearly collapsed in Phoenix in July just walking around. I thought I was sick, but after about two hours in the hotel with AC and cold drinking water I came back to life. The clerk almost refused to check me in that day because I looked messed up.

jendf
06-27-2011, 04:17 PM
Anyone who tells you, "But it's dry heat." is full of it. I live in Florida. If it isn't raining, I do whatever I need to do outside regardless of temperature. I nearly collapsed in Phoenix in July just walking around. I thought I was sick, but after about two hours in the hotel with AC and cold drinking water I came back to life. The clerk almost refused to check me in that day because I looked messed up.

I was out shopping with family yesterday and we were commenting on how lethargic we all felt. All we were doing was strolling through an antique store. You could be in the best shape of your life and it wouldn't matter. When it's this hot, you have to take it seriously.

It was 100 degrees at 9:30 this morning. That's just cruel.

Apache
06-27-2011, 05:14 PM
Anyone who tells you, "But it's dry heat." is full of it. I live in Florida. If it isn't raining, I do whatever I need to do outside regardless of temperature. I nearly collapsed in Phoenix in July just walking around. I thought I was sick, but after about two hours in the hotel with AC and cold drinking water I came back to life. The clerk almost refused to check me in that day because I looked messed up.

It IS a dry heat...

That's why those SMF's are dropping like flies. If you can't bother to keep hydrated, stay inside...:rolleyes:

Starbuck
06-27-2011, 05:35 PM
Stanfield, Az, July of 1966:
I was driving through Stanfield when my 56 Chev decided it would be a good time to swallow a valve. BANG-Br-Br-Br-Br.............silence. Heat. Didn't know a soul anywhere in the world.:(

I got lucky. I made friends with the guy who owned the Texaco station and he let me fix it right where it landed if I would buy all my parts from him. It landed in the sun across from his station. It took a week. If I hadn't been 20 years old it would have killed me. I didn't pull the engine; I just dropped the pan and pushed the piston (ruined) out the top where I had removed the head. Lugged everything across the street and Tommy sent it out for repair.

I'm tellin you it was hot! So hot I had a bucket of water to slosh my tools around before I could handle them.

But it all had a nice ending. I stayed in the jail (Pinal County) because it was open and the deputy was a good guy. There were no prisoners. Or air conditioning, but the shower worked.
I made friends with all the guys my age around Stanfield; we were friends for years.
And I fell in love with the girl at the cafe. That lasted for years, too, but like the 56 Chevy, found its own way out of my life.

It gets hot in Arizona, and that's a fact. But it's a good place.:)

jendf
06-27-2011, 05:47 PM
Stanfield, Az, July of 1966:
I was driving through Stanfield when my 56 Chev decided it would be a good time to swallow a valve. BANG-Br-Br-Br-Br.............silence. Heat. Didn't know a soul anywhere in the world.:(

I got lucky. I made friends with the guy who owned the Texaco station and he let me fix it right where it landed if I would buy all my parts from him. It landed in the sun across from his station. It took a week. If I hadn't been 20 years old it would have killed me. I didn't pull the engine; I just dropped the pan and pushed the piston (ruined) out the top where I had removed the head. Lugged everything across the street and Tommy sent it out for repair.

I'm tellin you it was hot! So hot I had a bucket of water to slosh my tools around before I could handle them.

But it all had a nice ending. I stayed in the jail (Pinal County) because it was open and the deputy was a good guy. There were no prisoners. Or air conditioning, but the shower worked.
I made friends with all the guys my age around Stanfield; we were friends for years.
And I fell in love with the girl at the cafe. That lasted for years, too, but like the 56 Chevy, found its own way out of my life.

It gets hot in Arizona, and that's a fact. But it's a good place.:)

Cool story!

SarasotaRepub
06-27-2011, 07:06 PM
Whimps...:p:D

Novaheart
06-27-2011, 07:31 PM
It IS a dry heat...

That's why those SMF's are dropping like flies. If you can't bother to keep hydrated, stay inside...:rolleyes:

The funny thing is that when you drive into Phoenix at night from the desert, you can see a dome of humidity over the city relative to the desert. All the sprinklers and pools appear to be sufficient to raise the urban zone's humidity.

Novaheart
06-27-2011, 07:31 PM
Whimps...:p:D

I have been told that St Louis can be the uncontested most miserable place in summer.

SarasotaRepub
06-27-2011, 08:14 PM
I have been told that St Louis can be the uncontested most miserable place in summer.

It can be worse than FL for a short time. It has been hotter up in St. Louis than Sarasota.

Novaheart
06-27-2011, 10:13 PM
It can be worse than FL for a short time. It has been hotter up in St. Louis than Sarasota.

I get a kick out of that. People in DC told me , "You're going to hate Florida." due to the heat and humidity. Of course most of them didn't know that I spent some summers right here as a child and loved it. It's often hotter, much hotter, in DC than it ever gets in St Pete. The humidity in DC can be unbearable, and they don't get the afternoon seabreeze. Yes, the sun goes down a little earlier there, and you get night time cooling for some of the summer... but my memories are of extremes. Either it was cold in June or dreadful in August. Now in fairness there is some nice beach weather in September when the water is still "warm (not by our standards)" and things cool off.

You know, a surprising number of people don't live their lives by whether it's good beach weather? I don't get it.

SarasotaRepub
06-27-2011, 11:00 PM
I get a kick out of that. People in DC told me , "You're going to hate Florida." due to the heat and humidity. Of course most of them didn't know that I spent some summers right here as a child and loved it. It's often hotter, much hotter, in DC than it ever gets in St Pete. The humidity in DC can be unbearable, and they don't get the afternoon seabreeze. Yes, the sun goes down a little earlier there, and you get night time cooling for some of the summer... but my memories are of extremes. Either it was cold in June or dreadful in August. Now in fairness there is some nice beach weather in September when the water is still "warm (not by our standards)" and things cool off.

You know, a surprising number of people don't live their lives by whether it's good beach weather? I don't get it.


Ha! Well we finally got some rain here tonight. It's been pouring all over the Tampa/St.Pete/Sarasota area for over 3 days but tonight is the 1st rain we got.

Kay
06-27-2011, 11:04 PM
It was 100 degrees at 9:30 this morning. That's just cruel.

OMFG....I just moved in this chit. This past couple of weeks has been horrid.
At midnight the other night, I checked and it was still 95. Just north of
me yesterday it was 118. When I got in my car yesterday, the temp reading
was 120. After I drove a bit it finally settled down at 114. Still have fires
popping up all around. I feel I am being baked in an oven.