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Posted on Mon, Jul 15, 2013 : 4:27 p.m.

Heat advisory issued for Washtenaw County this week as temperatures soar into the 90s

By Kyle Feldscher

Ann Arbor, how are you feeling? Hot, hot, hot?

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The sweat is coming. A heat advisory has been issued for Washtenaw County for Tuesday and Wednesday.

Well, if you’re not all hot and bothered by the weather yet, you likely will be this week. The National Weather Service issued a heat advisory for Tuesday and Wednesday, with temperatures expected to be in the 90s and a heat index above 100 for much of southeast Michigan.

The heat advisory will take effect at noon Tuesday and lasts until midnight Wednesday. According to NWS, temperatures will be in the 90 to 95 degree range with heat indexes between 100 and 102 degrees between 2 and 7 p.m. both days.

The American Red Cross warned everyone to keep cool and safe from the heat during this heat wave.

According to the Red Cross, signs of heat-related illnesses include nausea, dizziness, flushed or pale skin, heavy sweating and headaches. Anyone suffering these symptoms should move to a cool place, drink cool water and apply ice packs and cool wet cloths to the skin in order to cool down.

The National Weather Service says children and pets should not be left unattended in vehicles during this kind of weather in any circumstances.

Those who are feeling adventurous and feel they must do strenuous activity outside during the next few days should do that activity in the coolest part of the day, usually between 4 and 7 a.m., according to the Red Cross.

Stay hydrated, eat small meals and wear loose-fitting, lightweight and light-colored clothing in order to stay cool, the Red Cross says.

The forecast for the rest of the week shows the heat wave may not be relenting for the Ann Arbor Art Fair — highs in the low 90s and lows in the 70s are expected through Friday, according to NWS.

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Ypsi Russell

Tue, Jul 16, 2013 : 4:50 p.m.

On super hot days I like to take a dip in the Ingalls Mall fountain...

Kyle Feldscher

Tue, Jul 16, 2013 : 4:13 p.m.

Some answers on the cooling centers questions:


Tue, Jul 16, 2013 : 11:43 a.m.

The weather for the week of Art Fair is more predictable then any forecast. Hot. Humid. Rain. Possible tornado. It doesn't keep people away. It just keeps them hot and pushes them into local businesses to cool down. It's been this way my entire life. Without fail.


Tue, Jul 16, 2013 : 3:03 p.m.

oops. hehehehe. *Hotter weather maybe not be the reason attendance is down.

ROB 64

Tue, Jul 16, 2013 : 2:55 p.m.

@dancinginmysoul - I suppose lower attendance might not be the reason attendance is down, but I suspect they go hand in hand. Hehe.


Tue, Jul 16, 2013 : 2:39 p.m.

Lower attendance may or may not be the reason the attendance is down. The fair has changed a lot over the last decade. It's always been hot for art fair.


Tue, Jul 16, 2013 : 12:29 p.m.

Yes it does keep people away. For the last couple years, it's been incredibly hot for art fair and for those of us who braved the crowds and heat, attendance was diminished on the very hot days. The artists got the double whammy, lower attendance and still sitting around in the heat.

Tom Joad

Tue, Jul 16, 2013 : 6:05 a.m.

Question: Who came up with scheduling the art fair for (statistically) the hottest week of the Summer?


Tue, Jul 16, 2013 : 1:25 p.m.

I can think of two recent cool weather Art Fair years: 2009 and 2000. High temps were mainly 70 -75, and yes, it still rained more often than not.


Tue, Jul 16, 2013 : 12:31 p.m.

There is just no reason not to change it. It could easily be in June or August, both warm months, but with a better chance of less intense heat and humidity.


Tue, Jul 16, 2013 : 2:45 a.m.

These high temperatures will keep attendance down at the Art Fairs this week.


Mon, Jul 15, 2013 : 11:58 p.m.

About time summer got started

Ann English

Mon, Jul 15, 2013 : 11:37 p.m.

This article prompted me to read the more-challenging environment of the Tour de France contestants. At least we're not 6,000 feet above sea level, where the air is thin; on top Mont Ventoux, the cyclists need oxygen administered, and back in 1955 it was 120 degrees for lower elevations of that mountain. In 1967, it was 104 degrees there, where a Brit (Tom Simpson) died cycling up the mountain. I kept thinking, "At least nobody's doing anything THAT strenuous here, and we're not surrounded by thin air, either." Just five more days to go on the Tour.


Tue, Jul 16, 2013 : 11:52 a.m.

It helps to have doped blood. I regularly infuse my own supply with highly oxygenated blood and therefore have no problem getting to and from work on foot at a rapid pace, even in this heat.

Nicholas Urfe

Mon, Jul 15, 2013 : 10:16 p.m.

Where can people at the art fair refill their water bottles? After so many scorchingly hot art fairs, surely that is now part of the program. Right? At MIS races, they even have walk through misting cooling stations.


Tue, Jul 16, 2013 : 1:39 p.m.

The City water department sets up water faucets at fire hydrants through out the Art Fair to promote city water. But there is only one public out door drinking fountain at State and N. University and is on University property.


Tue, Jul 16, 2013 : 11:42 a.m.

There's a cooling and misting station going in in front of the UofM Credit Union. There are numerous water fountains, cafes and restaurants throughout the fair.