Thursday, June 24, 2010

UPDATED***Scorching/Violent Mid-Atlantic Weather and a Summertime Dog Walk Caution


(PHOTO: Our thermometer inside the backyard porch. It was 98F at 11 a.m. - we passed the 100 mark! In fact: Today is the first triple-digit June day in Baltimore in over 16 years!!)
Summer is already in high gear, with late July temperatures in mid-late June. The mid-Atlantic is roasting under high pressure and high humidity.
DOG WALKS AND EXTREME HEAT- I walk the dogs in the early mornings (yes, the 6 am hour) because temperatures are in the 70s and asphalt is cool from the overnight hours. ***NOTE: ASPHALT in the heat of the day will BURN the skin on their paws.** DON'T WALK YOUR DOG ON PAVEMENT DURING THE DAY - Think about how YOU would feel barefoot!! Below is the weather


EAST COAST WEATHER SUMMARY: A cold front will pass through this evening. High pressure will build overhead friday before shifting off the coast during the weekend allowing for more hot and humid conditions.


BALTIMORE/WASHINGTON/FREDERICK, MD/ SO. CENTRAL PA FORECAST
**HEAT INDEX OVER 100** SEVERE T-STORMS THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING**
...HEAT INDEX VALUES UP TO 103 DEGREES THIS AFTERNOON...
Hot and humid conditions today will generate heat index values as warm as 104 degrees during the afternoon. **Concern for sensitive groups such as Infants and the elderly.
*Drink plenty of Fluids (not alcohol) * Take breaks in shade *Seek A/C
***WARNING- the interior of your car heats up quickly. Do not leave children or pets in an enclosed car for any period of time...not even with the windows cracked.**
***SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING.
SOME THUNDERSTORMS MAY BE SEVERE...WITH DAMAGING WINDS THE MAIN
THREAT.**
**CODE ORANGE AIR QUALITY ALERT MEANS THAT AIR POLLUTION CONCENTRATIONS WITHIN THE REGION MAY BECOME UNHEALTHY FOR SENSITIVE GROUPS.**
Today: A chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon (ending by 10pm). Some of the storms could be severe. Mostly sunny and hot, with a high near 97. Heat index values as high as 103. Low 69
Friday: Sunny,Hot, but less humid with a high near 89. Low 69
Saturday: Mostly sunny,HOT, isolated evening t-storm, with a high near 92. Low 71
Sunday: Sunshine, high clouds, HOT, Scattered PM showers and thunderstorms 94. Low 72
LIVE RADAR: http://radar.weather.gov/radar.php?rid=LWX&product=NCR&overlay=11101111&loop=yes

Gift/Memorial Suggestions

Several of our friends have lost loved ones (human and pets) and we found that one of the best ways to honor their memory is to give to an animal charity.
What better way to recognize a life of love, than by giving another life a chance for love?
We donate to many animal rescues, but because we volunteer with
DC Weimaraner Rescue and Coast-to-Coast Dachshund Rescue, those are our 2 favorites.
Consider giving the chance of life to a dog or cat.

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Great Books by our friends
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About us

We're two married guys who enjoy the simple things in life, especially our dogs. We volunteer for dog rescues, enjoy splitting dinners, exercising, blogging, helping friends and neighbors, ghost investigations, coffee and tea, Tudor history, weather, superheroes, comic books, mystery novels, traveling, 70s and 80s music, classic country, piano, gardening, writing books on ghosts and spirits, architecture, keeping a clean house, cooking simply, and keeping in shape. You'll find tidbits of all of these things on this blog and more.

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Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!
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Podcast of Rob's 50 min. interview on Paranormal Filler Radio 7/13/14