Summer Health Hazards

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Re: Summer Health Hazards

Postby panamint_patty » Tue Oct 02, 2018 6:16 am

CrustyOldFart: So, I did a little fact-checking on your claims and you are correct according to weather dot com, but if we go by a couple other weather sites, then there were a couple days just a degree or two below 100F during August and the beginning of September that were listed as below 100F. It all depends on who you listen to. I think the shortest consecutive run of days hitting 100F or more was 67 going by weather underground data.
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Re: Summer Health Hazards

Postby twister » Wed Jun 05, 2019 4:26 pm

Kids get 'violently ill' after chlorine exposure in pool
Pool chemical accidents result in 5000 trips to the ER every year in the USA!
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Re: Summer Health Hazards

Postby tronagirl » Mon Jun 24, 2019 6:56 am

KCSO: Crews still searching for 11-year-old girl who went missing in the Kern River
Every year a few people die in the Kern River. This year it looks like it'll be more than a few.
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Re: Summer Health Hazards

Postby CrustyOldFart » Tue Aug 06, 2019 10:19 am

Mid-Summer Consecutive Days At 100F Or More Count
June: Last two days (2)
July: All 31 Days (31)
August: Six Days so far (6)
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That's 39 days and counting! Last year we made it to 85 days in a row. Will we beat that mark this year?
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Re: Summer Health Hazards

Postby CactusHugger » Sun Aug 11, 2019 6:47 am

Boy impaled by beach umbrella
This is not something that I would have expected to be a problem. It's likely that beach umbrellas with sharp ends are not even allowed in California and so this might be more of a problem on the east coast.
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Re: Summer Health Hazards

Postby CrustyOldFart » Mon Aug 12, 2019 9:04 am

CrustyOldFart wrote:Mid-Summer Consecutive Days At 100F Or More Count
June: Last two days (2)
July: All 31 Days (31)
August: Six Days so far (6)
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That's 39 days and counting! Last year we made it to 85 days in a row. Will we beat that mark this year?
:sun:

NOPE! August 11th came in at 99F and so we had 10 days for August. That totals out to
43 days for 2019
That's the least number of consecutive days over 100F in recent years:
2016 --> 77
2017 --> 50
2018 --> 85
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Re: Summer Health Hazards

Postby twister » Wed Sep 04, 2019 4:36 pm

Tourist Dies in Death Valley Amid Scorching Summer Heat
Heat kills! Drink plenty of water and don't push yourself too hard when it's really hot.
A tourist has died while visiting Death Valley National Park amid blazing summer heat. The cause of death is being investigated by Inyo County authorities, but the Park Service notes Death Valley has been having temperatures above 120 degrees. It was the second death in three days in the Mojave Desert park, where two of the most common reasons for emergency responses are single-vehicle accidents and heat illnesses.

https://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local/Death-Valley-Heat-death-stroke-tourist-summer-national-park-558866041.html
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