Tuesdays are Your Turn – Heat
The high in Denver today is forecast for 97 degrees.
Which, because this is Colorado, means all the local news and Twitter feeds focus on the heat, the high temperature that will possibly break records today, the dangers of such a hot sunny day, AND FOR THE LOVE OF GOD, HAVE WE MENTIONED THIS TERRIBLE HEAT?!?
People, I come from the Gulf Coast, where – let’s not even talk summer temperatures – just the humidity often reaches 90% this time of year. In comparison, the humidity here today may reach 30%. This is nothing.
In all fairness to Colorado, the reverse happens in Florida when winter temps dip below 40 degrees and everyone there freaks out. Plus, 97 degrees broils your whole day no matter where you live, and hot weather and especially smog can also trigger asthma. So can pools for that matter, for some people and depending on the facility.
How do you maintain health and sanity on the hot days, especially if high temps or humidity trigger your/your kid’s asthma attacks?
Avoidance? Immersion in a cool body of water somewhere? Movie theaters and shopping malls?
Me, I like to head into the Rockies on the weekends, where cooler mountain air prevails. I think that’s pretty clear in light of recent posting.