eRe4s3r wrote on Jun 30, 2021, 14:21:
Seeing the news images about the heat wave I can only surmise that people in the north western US and Canada don't know how to behave during heat waves.... not sure that is even something you can mock em for when the last time it was this hot was 1937 and it was literally never this hot above the 50° line
But please, do not go outside, do not do sport, and do not go sunbathing when it is 47℃ unless you want to die.
I live in South Eastern Washington, which is a desert, and we get temps over 100F every summer - so we're kind of used to it. I've always liked the heat and hated the cold, and if it's hovering around 100 I'll still carefully go out and do things, but I gotta tell you, that extra 10 to 20 degrees over 100 is a whole different animal. You feel it in your head. Yesterday was the first time in my life that I canceled a tee-time because of the heat. Hell, a friend of mine has a nice pool in his back yard and he said the temp of the water yesterday was 95 - so refreshing! But again, we get hot every summer so this isn't a huge deal - although they've been threatening rolling blackouts... that wouldn't be great.
The biggest problem is coming from the west side of Washington, Oregon, and probably Canada. Over half the homes, even very nice ones, simply do not have air-conditioning. They just don't need it often enough to justify the cost. That same friend with the pool has two daughters who live in Portland and they drove here for the weekend just to get some air-conditioning. When one of them got back home on Monday she said that their house was 96 degrees.