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UPDATED: It's 100 Degrees Once Again as Excessive Heat Warning Continues

Hot, humid and hazy combine to create dangerous circumstances as heat indices reach the triple digits and temperatures on Thursday may themselves exceed 100 degrees.

Updated 1:15 p.m. Thursday: The air temperature in Milwaukee has reached 100 for the second consecutive day, according to the National Weather Service.

The NWS's current conditions website has Milwaukee at 100, Racine at 101 and Kenosha at 102 at 1 p.m. Heat indexes — a factor of humidity and other components to produce a "feels like" reading — are:

  • Milwaukee: 104
  • Racine: 104
  • Waukesha: 99
  • Sheboygan: 104

An excessive heat warning had been in effect to the west of our area, but that warning has been extended to nearly all of southern Wisconsin, including Kenosha, Milwaukee, Racine, Waukesha and Ozaukee counties until 10 p.m. Friday. The rest of the state remains under a heat advisory, with lower temps and heat indices expected.

Heat indices are similar to wind chill affects in reverse, and will be 100-105 degrees on Thursday, and up to 110 degrees on Thursday. It's important to respect the heat and stay hydrated with water and other drinks to maintain your electrolyte balance.

In fact, the NWS reports that heat is the number one weather-related killer in the United States, resulting in hundreds of fatalities each year. In fact, on average, excessive heat claims more lives each year than floods, lightning, tornadoes and hurricanes combined.

Keep your elderly neighbors in mind, as they also fall into a higher risk category for handling the heat, along with small children. And for heaven's sake ignore the sad looks of your pets as you head to the car - they may want to come with you, but a cool house is a kinder place for them to stay.

Additional heat related information:

Greg July 07, 2012 at 06:09 PM
The study of paleoclimatology never concluded that a hot day was a subtle global warming warning, any more than a cold day would be an indication of an ice age. It shows nothing but irrational thought, as does your unfounded personal attacks. Next time you want to shoot off your mouth, be prepared to back it up.
Bernard Forand July 07, 2012 at 06:49 PM
Palo climatology does no conclude or even imply that one day or one week or one month or one year is the start of an ice age or global warming. Never said that it did. Asked you to evaluate the patterns from core samples, that they have taken to form a rational picture of our planet’s temperatures fluctuations‘. Alas this is deemed by you as IRRATIONAL??? This speaks volumes about your mental stability. Do you see irrational facts playing out all about you?? Symptoms of one who has been bitten by a rabid fox. No doubt, you also hold that education is a worthless goal as well. Your comments exposes you as the irrational stooge. My original premises of you is being vindicated, with every delusional non fact you choose to communicate. LOL and we have not even advanced to the evolutionary status of our existence. You would be comfortable with the Louisiana educational system. They are about to prove, with a much to do about nothing rhetoric, how dinosaurs’ roamed the earth 6,000 years ago. That creation [Hocus Pocus] is a science. LOL.. No need of facts for they are IRATIONAL… Ha, Ha, Ha, You should be able to get an A+ through their educational methods. Back it up?? Spoken like a true regressive republican with a fringe of an intoxicated Tea bagger.
Greg July 07, 2012 at 07:06 PM
Uncontrolled babbling is a sure sign of an irrational mind.
James R Hoffa July 07, 2012 at 07:13 PM
@Bernard - Give it up already - Greg schooled you and all you can do is throw out a bunch of inconclusive mumbo-jumbo and personal insults. Greg wins, you lose - move on!
Bernard Forand July 08, 2012 at 04:09 AM
LOL now you have one of your buddies coming and feeling sorry for you and want me to leave you alone. Withdraw is for you to decide. Not some dude off the street. Take it like a sheeple republican loser and go back to your herd and enjoy a day of chewing your cud. Stray out again and I’m around I’ll be on you for another fun filled time of debating. Try bringing some actual facts and a tad more education with you. LOL James are you related to the missing Hoffa?

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