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!