Yep. It’s hot.

Today is shaping up to be the hottest of the year, and it was already torturous at 9 this morning. It took me over 20 minutes to walk one mile to work; it felt somewhat like trying to breathe in a sauna but fully clothed with the added bonus of vehicular emissions. I’m armed with linen clothing, plenty of fruit, and a liter of water. I will definitely need it as our air conditioning system at work is notoriously unreliable in extreme temperatures.

Hottest day advice from

The National Weather Service has issued an another excessive heat warning, effective through 8 p.m.

The usual warnings apply:
Stay out of the heat.
Never leave children or pets in vehicles.
Check on elderly relatives and neighbors.
Wear light, loose clothing
Drink lots of nonalcoholic fluids.

For advice by phone on heat-related concerns, call the Heatline of the Philadelphia Corporation for Aging, at 215-765-9040. It will be staffed until midnight.

They forgot to add: jump in your local public pool!

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