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Too darn hot!

Posted on 8 Jun 2008 by Justin Ruckman

Today, Sunday, was by most measures the peak of Charlotte’s recent heat wave. The upcoming week will bring us just a day or two more of sun, finishing out with a solid block of summer storms.

Don’t be like I was today — playing an hour of tennis at the peak of the day, at the peak of the heat wave, only to come stumbling home in defeat. Here are a few common tips for braving the hot weather without injury:

  • drink plenty of liquids
  • wear light-colored, lightweight, loose-fitting clothing
  • don’t consume too much alcohol or sugar (both dehydrate your body)
  • avoid very cold drinks, which can cause stomach cramps
  • limit outdoor activity to morning/evening hours and stay inside when possible

For more on this topic, see what you can learn from animals about surviving in heat. And scope Charlotte’s 10-day forecast from Weather Underground.


  1. Kelli Franklin 9 Jun 2008 at 2:34 PM

    Wow, that sun is HOT! The pic I mean…but yes the heat is excruciating..

  2. Autumn Ruckman 10 Jun 2008 at 9:02 AM

    I totally agree … it’s too darn hot !!!! But the picture is amazing. And if this is any indicator of what summer is going to be like … it’s going to be one hot summer.