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Published: Sunday, January 07, 2018 @ 8:37 AM
AUSTIN, Texas — Have you noticed it’s cold?
The recent freezing weather across most of the country has wreaked havoc on wildlife, including sea turtles along Texas' Gulf Coast. According to Texas Monthly, the turtles have been suffering from hypothermia, leading them to float near the surface of the water and putting them in danger of being eaten by predators or hit by boats.
The good news, though, is that emergency crews are helping nurse the turtles back to health. According to the Corpus Christi Caller-Times, as of Tuesday afternoon, rescue crews had found 41 “cold-stunned” sea turtles in the water along the coast.
In December, the Texas State Aquarium took in more than 100 hypothermia-stricken turtles to rehabilitate them.
Published: Thursday, May 24, 2018 @ 6:35 AM
— In the winter we talk about wind chill and in the spring and summer, it is the heat index that is important, according to Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Kirstie Zontini.
Both are apparent or "feels like" temperatures. The heat index is a "feels like" temperature that looks at the actual air temperature and how much moisture is in the air, either with relative humidity or dew point. When it is hot, it can be uncomfortable. When it is hot and muggy, it is a different level for our bodies.
The amount of moisture in the air impacts how well our bodies can cool off. When you are hot, your body starts to sweat, that sweat is then evaporated from your body into the atmosphere. If the moisture content of the air is high, it is harder for that evaporation to take place, and harder then for your body to cool down.
Here is the actual equation for calculating heat index:
HI = -42.379 + 2.04901523*T + 10.14333127*RH - .22475541*T*RH - .00683783*T*T - .05481717*RH*RH + .00122874*T*T*RH + .00085282*T*RH*RH - .00000199*T*T*RH*RH
As the air temperature and relative humidity increase, the heat index will as well. If it is 88 degrees with a relative humidity of 55%, the heat index would be 93 degrees. If it was 100 degrees with a relative humidity of 55%, the heat index would reach 124 degrees. This makes being outside when it is hot and humid more dangerous.
Published: Thursday, May 24, 2018 @ 12:02 AM
— WRIGHT PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE—Humidity levels remain low for the day as plenty of sunshine is expected. Temperatures reach back into the lower 80s.
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Friday’s forecast continues the calm weather and warm temperatures in the mid-80s.
Published: Wednesday, May 23, 2018 @ 3:30 AM
Updated: Wednesday, May 23, 2018 @ 5:10 PM
— Skies will be clear with comfortable conditions as temperatures drop into the middle 50s, Storm Center 7 Chief Meteorologist Eric Elwell said.
Thursday: Lots of sunshine is expected with temperatures rebounding back into the lower 80s. Humidity levels will remain low. An Air Quality Advisory is issued for Thursday for Butler and Warren counties in anticipation of high ozone levels.
Friday: Mostly sunny skies are in the forecast but temperatures will heat up into the middle 80s.
Saturday: The heat and humidity will begin to build with partly cloudy skies. There is a chance for some afternoon and evening pop-up thunderstorms. Highs will be in the upper 80s.
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Sunday: It will be quite warm and humid with partly cloudy skies and a chance for pop-up thunderstorms.
Memorial Day: Expect it to be partly cloudy and humid Monday with a continued chance of mainly afternoon/evening pop-up storms. Highs will be in the upper 80s.
Published: Thursday, May 24, 2018 @ 6:00 AM
— The Southwest Ohio Air Quality Agency has issued an Air Quality Advisory for Thursday, May 24, for Butler, Clermont, Hamilton and Warren counties.
The agency expects to see levels of ozone in the “unhealthy for sensitive groups” range on the Air Quality Index, according to a statement.