UNITED STATES CURRENT/FUTURE CLIMATE HEAT EMERGENCY
Article date July 26th
Preface: Our teams at Captured have made a radical shift since May of 2021, to use all of our resources to effect a radical and disruptive shift in the daily lives of Americans and other regions when using energy and having an impact on Climate Change, and Renewable Energy. We saw in early June 2021 the worsening effects of the 1-in-a-thousand-years Heat Dome that hit the northwestern region of North America and British Columbia, that killed over 600 people. We put together this information as an informative tool for you to use for this upcoming Heat Dome happening two months in a row. Please take this information as suggestions to true facts, and weather-related events that are projected to be happening right now as you read this. 07/26/21-7/30/21
Scientific Weather and Climate Tracking Effected Dates
July 24th-July 30th
Computer model projection for temperature departures from expected average on July 28, 2021. (WeatherBell.com)
Heat Dome: There is a Heat Dome that is forming over the Pacific Northwest and will eventually migrate across the Central Plains. A Heat Dome is an area of high-pressure locking in hot, dry weather over a region.
Temperatures are modeled to rise 10 to 15 degrees or higher than the current average temperatures. This is crucial because late July is typically the hottest time of the year. Temperatures are expected to easily reach the triple digits in portions of the Pacific Northwest, the Plains, in parts of the Midwest, and through the Eastern U.S. with the exception of the Northeast.
Expected time span: Next few weeks through mid-August.
Expected Effects: Extreme Temperatures, Droughts, Wildfires, Heat Illness, Life-Threatening Conditions.
Droughts: Drought Data from Thursday, July 22, 2021, show that the Western Region of the United States is already experiencing the worst drought in the Century, and it is just intensifying. From June 1st, 2021 to July 22, 2021, data from the U.S. Drought Monitor shows that 65.4% of the Western U.S. is in extreme drought conditions; up 12.6% from 52.8% on June 1st.
Approximately 300 wildfires are burning in British Columbia.
Approximately 80-Large fires are burning in the Western United States.
*According to Satellite Observations, and Computer Models developed by the scientist at the Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service; fires throughout North America, British Columbia, and Siberia have been unusually severe, and emitting higher amounts of Greenhouse Gases. In addition to their intensity and expansiveness; these fires are thriving in environments with persistent weather extremes with clear ties to global warming. In the West it’s Drought and Extreme Heat.* (July 22, 2021)
Summer of 2021 there has been at least 4-century noteworthy Heat Waves through the Western Region of the U.S. with this Heat Dome making a 5th.
Arizona, New Mexico, Utah, and Nevada will experience numerous thunderstorms producing thunder and lightning with little rainfall, resulting in new forests and wildfires.
The Tamarack Fire- Began July 4th, 2021 in Northern California south of Lake Tahoe from 23 blazes ignited from lightning strikes, has razed over 68-square miles crossing into Nevada triggering fresh evacuations on July 22nd, 2021.
Oregon’s Bootleg Fire- Began July 6th by lightning in the drought-driven, tinder-dry brush and timber in the Fremont-Winema National Forest, 250-miles south of Portland. As of July 22nd over 618-square miles have been burned.
Monday, July 26th, 2021: Heatwave will build in the Pacific Northwest and Intermountain West.
Tuesday, July 27th, 2021: Heat Dome will expand east towards Colorado.
Wednesday, July 28th, 2021: Heat Dome and Extreme Conditions will be in full effect, and will be broadly centered over Colorado and the adjacent Plains States.
Thursday, July 29th, 2021: The Heat Dome will reach Coast-to-Coast raising temperatures to above-average conditions. The hottest conditions will be seen in the Plains States and through the Midwest with some areas seeing a 20-degree temperature rise above current conditions.
Friday, July 30, 2021: Heat Dome and Heat Wave will reach cities such as Des Moines, Minneapolis, and Chicago.
June 2021 Heat Dome: The Pacific North Western Region of the United States and British Columbia experienced an unusual weather pattern statistically seen less than a 1-in-several-thousand-years called a Heat Dome. In June with prolonged Heat Dome temperatures rising 25-50 degrees Fahrenheit above average; heat illness tends to spike and is the number one weather-related killer each year in the U.S.
The ongoing heat conditions in the Northwest and Canada constitute a public health crisis; hitting thirsty California Crops, electrical rail systems that cease to operate at high temperatures, highways and pavement buckle, and damages to roads, bridges, buildings, mass transit, and water treatment facilities.
The Heat Dome of June 2021 reached 116 degrees in Portland, Ore., 108 degrees in Seattle both-all time highs; killing over 80-people. In British Columbia Temperatures reached an all-time high of 121 degrees killing over 500-people, and started a fire the day after, which completely wiped out a small town northeast of Vancouver.
With the temperature well over 100 degrees, firefighters in Spokane, Washington, check on the welfare of a man in Mission Park on June 29, 2021. Colin Mulvany / AP
Heat Dome Survival Tips (These are all tips that have been recommended after the first Heat Dome Event in the Pacific Northwest in June 2021)
If you are an employee, employer, mother, or father, or just enjoying your day this pertains to you.
You may suffer from heat-related Dehydration causing symptoms like; distraction, headaches, heat rash, swollen feet, or even life-threatening heat illnesses like heat stroke.
Have plenty of water, juicy fresh fruits, vegetables, and electrolyte-based drinks. (Events, workforce, parties, and companies think ahead)
If you are one who drinks caffeinated beverages, perspires heavily, or have certain medical conditions like diabetes, heart disease, or cystic fibrosis; according to the American Heart Association, you may need to Hydrate more often.
Keep a check on the color of your urine, “if you get thirsty, you’re already dehydrated”-Dr. John Batson a sports medicine physician and American Heart Association Volunteer- Being thirsty isn’t the best way to tell dehydration. Keep drinking fluids during the day, workday, and events.
Prepare for Power Outages
Heat Domes are expected to lead to conditions for electrical grid failures as 50-million Americans turn on AC units full blast at the same time.
Set a Family or Personal Plan ahead of time
Generators, flashlights, portable chargers
An evacuation plan for overnight heat temperatures
A hotel/motel/Airbnb emergency fund
Take all Occupational Heat Exposure Precautions
The following list is provided by OSHA for industries where workers have suffered heat-related illnesses.
Don’t Shame Sweating
Sweating is natural, when we perspire our bodies are regulating our core temperature, and as sweat evaporates from our skin it cools us down.
Consider packing a few extra toiletries Men and Women in your bags and at work.
Deodorant (spray deodorant is shareable if needed)
Care for your Dogs and Pets!
Make sure you crank up the air conditioning and create a cool environment for your pets
Leave fresh water out
Remember and Remind others to walk their dogs or let them out during
shady cool times
reduce walk times outside
Scatter walks and playtimes throughout the day
Slow down and relax your body in the heat
Slowing down your activity by two/thirds and moving with the heat rather than against it is shown to be better for hydration and not sweating
Pay attention to night temperatures if you do not have air conditioning
You May need to evacuate your home if outside night conditions do not drop below at least 75-degrees
If night temperatures drop below 75-degrees at night, closing windows, doors and running your air conditioning units for at least 8-hours during the day will support a cool nightly temperature
Air Conditioners have a Limit
Air Conditioning units are proven to only cool a home by 20-degrees, so if its 115-degrees out you should expect a 20-degree decrease
Portable in-home units are less efficient
Note: Refrigerators and computer systems will slow down and become less efficient in high temperatures.
Light-colored, breathable, and somewhat lightweight long sleeve and pants based clothing can shield and cool down your skin from the sun and heat
Change Your Productivity Times
Stop working out, walking, and doing outside work during peak high heat times
Early morning and late-night events and work-outs are encouraged (with safety)
The body’s ability to manage and repel heat scientifically stops at 95-degrees
Many outdoor Employees in Oregon, working in everyday conditions during the high heats of the June Heat Dome were forced to walk out during high afternoon heat conditions
This Heat Dome that is upon us is a one in a thousand-years climate event, that has scientists, climate experts, government policymakers, and other large news sources worried. We have seen how deadly this event can become from the June Heat Dome. We encourage you to take this seriously and just watch the weather, watch for heat-related emergencies, be prepared to act, and take care of others around you.
Written and developed by Isaiah Dillard and Team at EcoTech News a subsidiary of EcoTech Suppliers and YouCap.