Heat Advisory for Angelina and Nacogdoches Counties
Venturing outside these days makes it hard to breath. Even walking from the nice, cool office out to the car after work can make a girl sweat. And we don’t even want to talk about that temperature inside the car. Ouch! Those seats are sizzlin’.
We probably don’t have to tell you that a heat advisory is in effect for much of East Texas, including Angelina and Nacogdoches Counties, through 7pm Thursday. What does that mean exactly?
Air temperature may be a couple of degrees cooler, but the heat index will be over 105 for the next two days at least.
Yesterday I took my 2 and 4 year-old daughters out to the back yard to play kick ball early in the day yesterday, around 10am, and after two kicks the 4-year old said, “Mama, I need a drink of water!” I may have forced the kids outside for a little exercise, but at least I did have ample water supplies handy. And we were playing in the shade, so I’m not a terrible parent, right? After refueling with a little water, Finley said she had “plenty of energy,” but that lasted just two more kicks. So much for outdoor activity right now. The heat zaps us in a hurry. We spent the rest of the day inside in the comfort of the AC.
Some of the advice out there to cope with the heat: drink plenty of liquids, wear loose fitting clothing (not easy for fashion-conscious gals), and avoid strenuous work outside.
Bring on November!