So far it has been a hot summer, as Paul Janensch notes in this Treasure Coast Essay.
This is Paul Janensch with a Treasure Coast Essay about the heat. “Summer came in like a flame-thrower,” said the headline on TCPalm.com. That’s for sure. In the first half of July, high temps and high humidity sent the heat index soaring – sometimes over 100 degrees. The heat index combines temp and humidity and tells you how hot you feel. To see the National Weather Service table, put heat index in your browser. Find where a temp line intersects with a humidity line and, BINGO, there is a heat index reading. To avoid heat-related illnesses, the National Weather Service advises us to stay in the shade, wear light clothing and a broad-brimmed hat, apply lots of sun screen and drink plenty of water -- even if you are not thirsty. I’m Paul Janensch.