So, just a reminder: Summer ain't always what it's cracked up to be. At the risk of seeming cold-hearted, here's a story that ran in our region on June 8, 2011.
Tell us in comments: Would you rather deal with the summer heat and humidity or the winter cold and snow?
June 8, 2011 — The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory and an air quality alert for Central Maryland, including Anne Arundel, Calvert and Prince George's counties.
Highs in the mid to upper 90s are expected throughout the day on Wednesday, with a heat index value of 100 degrees to 105 degrees.
A heat advisory means conditions exist for heat-related injuries and illnesses.
Drink plenty of (non-alcoholic) fluids, and stay in air-conditioned rooms. Stay out of the sun. Check in on elderly relatives and neighbors.
If you work or spend time outside, schedule strenuous activities for morning or evening. Take frequent breaks in shaded or air-conditioned areas. Wear light-fitting/loose clothing when possible.
It is also important to know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Anyone overcome by heat should move to a cool location. Heat stroke is an emergency—call 911.