Chances are if you live in New Jersey, you are hot! How could you not be? We are in the midst of a summer heat wave here in the Garden State as temps have been at 90 degrees or above for the past few days, but how long will it last?

 

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According to NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) "Scijinks" the definition of a heat wave is "A heat wave is a period of unusually hot weather that typically lasts two or more days. To be considered a heat wave, the temperatures have to be outside the historical averages for a given area."

NOAA (On Their Scijinks Page) had some tips to help "beat the heat" and they can be useful here in New Jersey this week:

  • Take it easy. Slow down and avoid doing strenuous work.
  • Dress for the weather. Wear lightweight, light-colored clothing.
  • Drink lots of water. Unless you have a condition that is affected by changing how much fluid you drink, it’s a good idea to keep as hydrated as possible.
  • Avoid high-protein foods and meat. Eating these can increase your body’s heat production.
  • Find an air-conditioned place to hang out. Don’t have an air conditioner of your own? Find a friend with one, or go to a public place like a library that has one.
  • Be very careful in cars. Cars heat up extremely fast. You should never spend time in a parked car with windows closed, and you should always be wary of hot metal objects both inside (like seatbelt buckles) and outside the car.
  • Avoid getting too much sun. Sunburns make it harder for your body to cool off.

 

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Here is Dan Zarrows Forecast:

  • TODAY... HOT AND MORE HUMID... MOSTLY SUNNY AND DRY... HIGH 92... THE HEAT INDEX ("FEELS LIKE" OR "APPARENT" TEMPERATURE) WILL APPROACH 100 DEGREES
  • TONIGHT... CLEAR SKIES... WARM AND STICKY... LOW 75
  • TOMORROW... HOT AND VERY HUMID... PARTLY SUNNY AND BREEZY... CHANCE OF AN ISOLATED THUNDERSTORM... HIGH 94... HEAT INDEX PROBABLY OVER 100
  • FRIDAY... HOT AND NOT AS HUMID... MOSTLY SUNNY... HIGH 92
  • WEEKEND... ONE OF THE HOTTEST WEEKENDS OF THE YEAR... SUNNY AND 94 ON SATURDAY... MOSTLY CLOUDY AND 95 ON SUNDAY

 

 

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