Scorching Wave of Heat For Illinois Next Week or Is It An Error?
Illinois, and much of the US, has experienced some insane heat this summer, some places worse than others. Global warming is a real thing, my friends.
As Illinois tries to reform after melting earlier this week, the big question is when should we expect to hate life again? I'm okay with it not happening until next summer.
The weather app on my phone might have ruined that hope. According to said weather app, there's another 100°+ day coming next week. Wait, what?
I'm not a meteorologist, but I'm pretty sure a little birdy told me the area should be in the upper 70s and even warmer. Look at their projected forecast,
108° on Friday?! Talk about hotter than Hades. That's a heck of a jump in temperature in a one-day timeframe.
The good news it's a typo, it's since been corrected. The error makes me feel better about some of the stuff I've written.
If whoever is on the side of the weather app on iPhones fails to proofread it's okay if I do the same, right?
Another great weather-related fail I found this week comes from a TV station in Rockford, Illinois.
Before I share this graphic, please have the utmost respect for WREX]'s team of meteorologists.
(The same can be said about meteorologists in the Rockford market.)
With that being said, chief meteorologist Alex Kirchner shared this gem of an "oops."
The caption makes the typo even more amusing but what would be the severity of 200° temperatures?
According to ChatGPT,
No, a human cannot survive in an environment with a temperature of 200 degrees Fahrenheit. The human body can only tolerate a narrow range of temperatures, with a core body temperature of around 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit. Exposure to high temperatures can lead to heat stroke, dehydration, and other serious health conditions.
All of Janesville should be thankful the feel's-like temp was only 115.