July Heat

July 25, 2017

Last Monday was a hot day for those working outside, with temperatures across the region in the upper 80s and low 90s. This heat was also shown from the Wet Bulb Globe Temperature (WBGT) readings in the mid-80s. WBGT measures heat stress on a body, and readings of mid-80s signify that a person shouldn’t be outside for more than two hours without a 30-minute break. The higher WBGT readings from the weekend did not continue into Monday, but they did max out around 87°F on Monday. *

 

temp and wet bulb globe temp on July 17, 2017

Temperature (Left) and Wet Bulb Globe Temperature (Right) on July 17, 2017 at 3:14 PM CDT

 

wet bulb globe temp from July 14 to 17, 2017

Wet Bulb Globe Temperature from July 14 to July 17, 2017 starting at 12:00 AM to 12:00 PM CDT

*I ruled out the max seen early morning of the 16th since it seems unrealistic to have such a sudden spike at 3:30am when it generally cools off quite a bit at that time of the night when the sun isn’t out.