It's June 8, and it's as hot as Hades. Temps outside approaching Lakewood's record of 98 degrees set in 1933.
A record high temperature — 98 degrees — set in 1933 could be shattered today as the temperatures climb into the mid-90s. It's one of those days where you could actually fry an egg on the sidewalk or bake a cookie on your car's dashboard. According to Aol Weather, the high for June 8 is expected to climb to 92 with a low of 73. The record high in the Lakewood area was 98 on the same day in 1933. Chance of rain tomorrow is only 10 percent. Read some tips on how to stay cool and avoid heat-related emergencies in the high summer temperatures from Tom Mackin, paramedic supervisor, click here.
Tom Mackin at the Lakewood Fire Department shared a few tips to beating the heat.
Excessive heat exposure caused more than 8,000 deaths between 1979 and 2003 in the United States. Tom Mackin, paramedic supervisor for the Lakewood Fire Department, shared a few tips to staying safe this summer. “The big thing is to keep hydrated," he said. Mackin added that early-season heat waves are more dangerous because it takes the body longer to become acclimated with the temperature changes. "During this period, more people in this country died from extreme heat than from hurricanes, lightning, tornadoes, floods, and earthquakes combined," according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. "Do things in moderation — don’t spend a lot of time in the sun," Mackin said. "Common sense is huge. It's best to take it easy today…