HOT!!

Hey everybody, Mo again.

Well it is HOT again here in the Rogue Valley.  Too hot.  Try wearing a fur coat.  Trust me, it is even worse.

Which is why I wanted to remind people, please keep in mind your little furry friends when it comes to this weather.  Hundreds if not thousands of animals die each year from being shut inside of cars in this extreme heat.  It may seem unnecessary to say, but please leave your pets at home when you go to the store, work, gym, etc.  Trust me, they may give you that pouty look when you are walking out the door without them, but they are better off at home.

Also, for many of these animals that suffer heatstroke in the car, it is often an accident.  Cats may jump into open windows of cars parked in the driveway, or an eager puppy may jump into an open car door and into the back seat, escaping notice from its owner.  So please do your friends a favor and check your whole car out before leaving the house.

Below you can see how hot it can be in the car.  And this table doesn’t even go up to the temps we have been having lately!

Estimated Vehicle Interior Air Temperature v. Elapsed Time
Elapsed time Outside Air Temperature (F)
70 75 80 85 90 95
0 minutes 70 75 80 85 90 95
10 minutes 89 94 99 104 109 114
20 minutes 99 104 109 114 119 124
30 minutes 104 109 114 119 124 129
40 minutes 108 113 118 123 128 133
50 minutes 111 116 121 126 131 136
60 minutes 113 118 123 128 133 138
> 1 hour 115 120 125 130 135 140
Courtesy Jan Null, CCM; Department of Geosciences, San Francisco State University
Thanks again,
Mo