It’s gonna get hot in Hoboken!

First Hoboken Heat Wave of 2012 coming this week

Hot sticky weather when you’re not near a refreshing pool, lake or ocean can be quite a drag.

That’s what’s in store for us here in the NYC tri-state area on Wednesday and Thursday – with temperatures expected to crack 100 degrees, and feel even hotter with the humidity.

Here are some helpful tips I follow:

  1. Keep blinds down, and even start cooling your apartment the day before – nothing worse than trying to cool down your home when it’s already boiling hot inside (especially true for those with just window AC units and not central air).
  2. Take the dogs out mainly early in the morning and after the sun sets. Any mid-day walks should be just to quickly “do their business” (in the shade if possible).
  3. Hydrate early and often (but that is true every single day of the year).

Note that you should probably avoid excessive heat entirely if you’re very old, weak or obese. At that point, you’re unnecessarily putting yourself in grave danger.

And those that want to people watch at one of the many outdoor seating areas at Hoboken bars, restaurants & cafes – beware of getting too drunk. You will become a prime candidate for passing out and requiring embarrassing medical attention.

The weather is supposed to return to normal by Saturday. Until then – stay cool!

4 Responses

  1. spiffy says:

    Heading down to LBI tonight for a sweet long weekend at the beach. It’ll be 20 degrees cooler down there.

  2. paco says:

    packing up the copper tone and some wine coolers headed to belmar.

  3. whineanddineinhob says:

    Hope things are in order for the opening of the city pool at the boys & girls club on Jefferson for the kids in our town. It was a real fiasco last year getting it in order.

  4. hoboken411 says:

    Note – a heat advisory is still in effect until 7pm today (6/22):

    A HEAT ADVISORY IS ISSUED WHEN THE COMBINATION OF HEAT AND HUMIDITY IS EXPECTED TO MAKE IT FEEL LIKE IT IS 100 TO 104 DEGREES FOR TWO CONSECUTIVE HOURS. TAKE EXTRA PRECAUTIONS IF YOU WORK OR SPEND TIME OUTSIDE. WHEN POSSIBLE… RESCHEDULE STRENUOUS ACTIVITIES TO EARLY MORNING OR EVENING (SUCH AS DRINKING BEER IF YOU’RE OBESE AND DIABETIC). KNOW THE SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF HEAT EXHAUSTION AND HEAT STROKE. WEAR LIGHT WEIGHT AND LOOSE FITTING CLOTHING WHEN POSSIBLE AND DRINK PLENTY OF WATER.

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