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I'm in the Western suburbs of Chicago. It's 98 degrees with 107 heat index right now. (Original Post) hedda_foil Aug 2023 OP
KC MO reporting AKwannabe Aug 2023 #1
I'm BeerBarrelPolka Aug 2023 #2
Grew up snowybirdie Aug 2023 #3
Me too. hedda_foil Aug 2023 #5
Moved to Florida snowybirdie Aug 2023 #6
I'm 20 minutes from downtown. It says it feels like 112 now. nt Carlitos Brigante Aug 2023 #4
Western 'Burbs as well here Cadfael Aug 2023 #7
We got back from La Paz just over a week ago where it was 102 with 79% Iwasthere Aug 2023 #8
Remember that heat wave that killed lots of elderly Chicagoans vanlassie Aug 2023 #9
I'll never forget that one. It was the year the triplets' parents got married in August. greatauntoftriplets Aug 2023 #13
At the time I had a job which required me to view the autopsies of industrial accident victims. former9thward Aug 2023 #16
Oh my god. It was foreshadowing. vanlassie Aug 2023 #18
Me too.. whathehell Aug 2023 #10
Leavenworth KS here... slightlv Aug 2023 #11
Not that it makes much difference... greatauntoftriplets Aug 2023 #12
A fan and a spray bottle of water. vanlassie Aug 2023 #15
I have a fan, should probably haul it out for use tomorrow. greatauntoftriplets Aug 2023 #29
Stay cool! vanlassie Aug 2023 #32
Thanks. You too. greatauntoftriplets Aug 2023 #34
And here in the pacific northwest, it hasn't broken 70 yet today. Angleae Aug 2023 #14
Are you familiar with the wet-bulb condition? vanlassie Aug 2023 #17
I grew up in Elgin, never a 100 degree day there between 1951 and 1970 Model35mech Aug 2023 #19
My father was from Elgin. greatauntoftriplets Aug 2023 #31
i moved to austin from madison wisconsin 1 4years ago moonshinegnomie Aug 2023 #20
Western WI by the Mississippi now 102 with a heat index of 115. elocs Aug 2023 #21
Tomorrow may be the warmest day all year in Michigan. roamer65 Aug 2023 #22
Very comfortable in the Detroit area today. Your weather will get here tomorrow. JustABozoOnThisBus Aug 2023 #23
i'm worthless today. mopinko Aug 2023 #24
I'm north of Milwaukee, a couple of miles Luciferous Aug 2023 #25
A Bit Cooler Farther South ProfessorGAC Aug 2023 #26
Exactly 100 was we speak, 108 heat index Southwestern Wi Ellipsis Aug 2023 #27
We've made it over 103 in NorCal Sympthsical Aug 2023 #28
Chicago NowISeetheLight Aug 2023 #30
105 here today, 98 right now. ananda Aug 2023 #33
8:34 pm Delphinus Aug 2023 #35
LOL ExWhoDoesntCare Aug 2023 #36

hedda_foil

(16,412 posts)
5. Me too.
Wed Aug 23, 2023, 04:41 PM
Aug 2023

I remember a few days between 99 and 101 with very high humidity in the 50s, but almost none since then. And no A/C back then. I remember watching My Little Margie on someone's TV around 1952, when I was 7, when it was this hot.

snowybirdie

(5,341 posts)
6. Moved to Florida
Wed Aug 23, 2023, 04:43 PM
Aug 2023

and its been I the 110s heat index or higher since May! Wish I could spend summer in Chicago these days.

Iwasthere

(3,215 posts)
8. We got back from La Paz just over a week ago where it was 102 with 79%
Wed Aug 23, 2023, 04:45 PM
Aug 2023

Yes, it was 79% humidity. An index chart doesn't exist that shows that heat feel number. Probably in the mid 140s

vanlassie

(5,752 posts)
9. Remember that heat wave that killed lots of elderly Chicagoans
Wed Aug 23, 2023, 04:46 PM
Aug 2023

back in 1995? It was shocking, at the time. (I remember the day because I flew home to California that morning, and it was very hot when we stepped out of the hotel.) Edited to add date and number of deaths: 739 over 5 days.)

greatauntoftriplets

(176,070 posts)
13. I'll never forget that one. It was the year the triplets' parents got married in August.
Wed Aug 23, 2023, 04:58 PM
Aug 2023

Fortunately, that day was cloudy and cooler, and then there was rain. That was better than the heat.

https://www.isws.illinois.edu/statecli/general/1995chicago.htm

former9thward

(32,597 posts)
16. At the time I had a job which required me to view the autopsies of industrial accident victims.
Wed Aug 23, 2023, 05:34 PM
Aug 2023

I arrived at the Medical Examiner's office at 2121 W. Harrison in Chicago and the parking lot was full of trucks of dead people. Normally the trucks were used for meat storage while transporting to stores. The smell was intense even in the outside air. Bodies everywhere inside.

whathehell

(29,268 posts)
10. Me too..
Wed Aug 23, 2023, 04:52 PM
Aug 2023

I'm definitely staying inside with the AC...My weather app says it will be just as hot tomorrow.

slightlv

(3,357 posts)
11. Leavenworth KS here...
Wed Aug 23, 2023, 04:54 PM
Aug 2023

99 degrees. Heat Index 114.

The cats are melting all over the house... most taking refuge in my bedroom which I keep cool. Unfortunately, the back of the house with the family room (where hubs and I spend most of our time) does not have AC. When it gets too much, I head for the bedroom with the all the four legged critters (who seem to have more sense than their 2-legged "masters!&quot

I dread the gas and electric bill this month. I just hope my SS check will handle it, and still allow enough for Fancy Feast and a little food for us.

Be careful out there! Just a note... if you have older neighbors, check in on them. My hubby is 72, and absolutely does not feel the heat. He thinks he's just fine. We've had more than a few words as I pull him towards the front of the house where it's cooler. Older people may not feel the heat and its effects as easily as other people might. But like I tell him... it still makes you prey for a stroke or heart attack!

greatauntoftriplets

(176,070 posts)
12. Not that it makes much difference...
Wed Aug 23, 2023, 04:56 PM
Aug 2023

but it just went up to 99 in the near western suburbs. My condo has a full wall of windows facing west, so I will be extremely happy when the sun goes down.

greatauntoftriplets

(176,070 posts)
29. I have a fan, should probably haul it out for use tomorrow.
Wed Aug 23, 2023, 07:55 PM
Aug 2023

Also AC, but it gets warm in here with the sun shining in. Now that the sun is almost gone, it's getting more comfortable.

Thanks for the suggestions.

vanlassie

(5,752 posts)
17. Are you familiar with the wet-bulb condition?
Wed Aug 23, 2023, 05:35 PM
Aug 2023
https://climate.nasa.gov/explore/ask-nasa-climate/3151/too-hot-to-handle-how-climate-change-may-make-some-places-too-hot-to-live/
>>> Raymond noted that people die of heat stress at wet-bulb temperatures much lower than 95 degrees Fahrenheit (35 degrees Celsius). For example, the wet-bulb temperature during the June 2021 Pacific Northwest heatwave was closer to 77 degrees Fahrenheit (25 degrees Celsius).

Model35mech

(1,950 posts)
19. I grew up in Elgin, never a 100 degree day there between 1951 and 1970
Wed Aug 23, 2023, 05:46 PM
Aug 2023

which is when I went into the military.

Spent roughly 5 years in College Station TX, where 100 degree days were nothing newsworthy.

When I got back to northern IL, I about froze during 'good sleeping weather' when in summer the windows stayed open overnight for lows in the mid to high 50's.

greatauntoftriplets

(176,070 posts)
31. My father was from Elgin.
Wed Aug 23, 2023, 07:58 PM
Aug 2023

Going back to northern Illinois must have been a shock to your system. I love nights like that.

moonshinegnomie

(2,634 posts)
20. i moved to austin from madison wisconsin 1 4years ago
Wed Aug 23, 2023, 05:48 PM
Aug 2023

the heat index in madtown and chicago (where im from) is higher than austin right now. (but weve had 2 straight months of this crap)
yesterday was the first day in 6 weeks under 100 but today its 104

elocs

(22,826 posts)
21. Western WI by the Mississippi now 102 with a heat index of 115.
Wed Aug 23, 2023, 05:49 PM
Aug 2023

Hot? Yes. But by tomorrow it will be over with temps from the 80s to 90, 91. Seasonal.
Yes, those cars leaving Chicago after work on a Friday are mostly heading to Wisconsin to escape.

roamer65

(36,796 posts)
22. Tomorrow may be the warmest day all year in Michigan.
Wed Aug 23, 2023, 05:57 PM
Aug 2023

Tops this summer I have seen it this year is briefly around 90-92 deg F.

JustABozoOnThisBus

(23,542 posts)
23. Very comfortable in the Detroit area today. Your weather will get here tomorrow.
Wed Aug 23, 2023, 06:04 PM
Aug 2023

I'm sure I'll be griping about it, as if that helps.

mopinko

(70,892 posts)
24. i'm worthless today.
Wed Aug 23, 2023, 06:15 PM
Aug 2023

slept like shit, and had a belly ache all day.
tried to get out and do a bit of gardening late morning, lasted 10 min.
decided to try and catch up on that sleep.

Luciferous

(6,116 posts)
25. I'm north of Milwaukee, a couple of miles
Wed Aug 23, 2023, 06:20 PM
Aug 2023

from Lake Michigan, and our heat index earlier was 105. It seems like it's cooled off some in the past hour or so.

ProfessorGAC

(66,626 posts)
26. A Bit Cooler Farther South
Wed Aug 23, 2023, 06:32 PM
Aug 2023

Seems to be peaking in the western suburbs & north.
40 or so miles south of where you are the numbers are 94° & 101.

Sympthsical

(9,352 posts)
28. We've made it over 103 in NorCal
Wed Aug 23, 2023, 07:00 PM
Aug 2023

USA! USA! USA!

Enough to be somewhat meh when walking outside.

So glad I have solar. It's like forty degrees in here.

Delphinus

(11,911 posts)
35. 8:34 pm
Wed Aug 23, 2023, 08:35 PM
Aug 2023

NE Indiana, 85, feels like 99.

Grateful for air conditioning and cooling centers they have set up in the city for the unhoused.

 

ExWhoDoesntCare

(4,741 posts)
36. LOL
Wed Aug 23, 2023, 11:00 PM
Aug 2023

Where I am, the temperature has been under 100 4 times since 8 July, and the heat index being 105 or higher has been a day ending in Y for all of it.

Our low temperature hasn't been under 75 since 23 June.

98 would be a welcome change for us.

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