Sunday, July 8, 2012
Northern Illinois has been hit with extremely hot weather this summer.
Remember when you could go outside and not worry about collapsing from heat exhaustion? The past week has seen temperatures routinely climb into the upper 90s and low 100s. Heat warnings have been issued. Cooling centers opened. Fireworks displays canceled. Ordinarily summer is something we in northern Illinois look forward to with great anticipation. It's much preferred to the long, gray, cold winter. Finally we get to go outside and do things and have fun. Not so much this year. This year summer has meant huddling indoors to shield yourself from the beating sun. And you can't just start your car and go. Now you have to start your car and let the air condition run for a while to cool it off before getting inside because the interior is …
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
ComEd Energy Doctor tells how to save energy while staying cool.
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
The high heat this week offers ComEd customers a prime opportunity to reduce energy usage. Rather than simply cranking up the air conditioning to beat the heat, ComEd Energy Doctor Tim Melloch recommends customers take simple steps that can reduce energy usage and potentially help save on electric bills. Melloch also suggests turning off all unnecessary lighting, appliances and electronic devices to lessen heat in the home and save electricity. Those in the market for a new air conditioner should look for ENERGY STAR®-qualified A/C units, which will be at least 10 percent more efficient than conventional models. It’s a buying decision that can translate into savings of $20 to $95 per year and also reduce the amount of greenhouse gas …
Monday, July 18, 2011
Chicagoland news to talk about: Big Brother contestant talks about being evicted.
When you’re hot, hot, hot, what should you do? Extreme heat is in the news this week. Woodridge Patch offers heat wave safety tips which include eating less protein. Algonquin Patch offers hot weather safety tips from the Centers for Disease Control. In other news, the Niles Police chief said his department has gone through an “emotional roller coaster” since one of its employees was charged with three felonies. Gary Amato, a civilian police employee, admitted fabricating his story about three assailants attacking him on his way to make a bank deposit, and instead taking the money himself. The odd crimes roundup in Northbrook Patch includes a 34-year-old Maywood woman who gave police a bogus name during questioning after a traffic stop…
Saturday, July 16, 2011
Temperatures are supposed to be in the 90s for several days next week.
The National Weather Service is predicting a heat wave for northern Illinois starting Sunday and continuing through at least Thursday. Conditions are expected to be humid during the heat wave, making temperatures in the 90s feel like they are closer to 100. “Temperatures Sunday are expected to rise into the lower 90s Sunday, with heat index values approaching 100 degrees,” the National Weather Service said in a prepared statement. “After minor relief in the heat and humidity Tuesday ... temperatures Wednesday and Thursday may push into the middle 90s. Heat index values may also push back above 100 degrees both of these days as well,” the National Weather Service stated. Here are the high temperatures predicted by the National Weather …