Houston is seeing and feeling tremendous heat this week, coupled with staggering and debilitating humidity. So often it has been said that it is easier to warm up than it is to cool off.
Monday’s expected temperatures in Houston and surrounding areas prompted weather officials to issue a Heat advisory for the area.
Professor Andrew Carleton at Pennsylvania State University said a phenomenon called ‘urban heat islands’ could lead to a higher rate of temperature-related mortality. The Farmers’ Almanac and other climate research organizations are anticipated extreme heat and weather conditions for the summer of 2012. Are their predictions – and the dangers inherent in them – accurate, or will conditions be cooler than they think?
Captain Mickey and Captain Bennie discussed several topics with callers including heat stroke, fish populations, and bait.
To make sure this summer is a great one for you and your family, here is our guide to preventing (and treating) some of the season’s health hazards.