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Heat wave this week prompts weather advisory, Flex alert

Original post made on Jun 20, 2017

A heat advisory for the Bay Area issued by the National Weather Service has been extended through 9 p.m. Thursday as sweltering temperatures continue to stay in the forecast.

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Posted by Judy
a resident of Menlo Park
on Jun 20, 2017 at 1:45 pm

Any tips on how to keep cool in multi-level apartments in Menlo Park and Palo Alto, many (most) having been built in the 40s - 70s with no air conditioning and little to no insulation to keep the building cool? I live in such an apartment on the second floor. When the temperature inside reaches 100+ I have to go outside to cool off which is difficult to do when it's also hot outside. Fans don't do anything but blow hot air around. I even have to turn off my computer because it overheats. Sleep is impossible because the extreme heat is so uncomfortable.

Posted by Tricks
a resident of Adobe-Meadow
on Jun 20, 2017 at 2:11 pm

A few tricks to help cool off with fans. Use a spray bottle misting into the air flow helps. Also a basin filled with ice beside the airflow can help also. Damp towels can help to cool a child or the elderly, keep changing the towels with some from the refrigerator. Sipping water rather than carbonated drinks gulped down.

Posted by john_alderman
a resident of Crescent Park
on Jun 20, 2017 at 2:22 pm

john_alderman is a registered user.

@Judy - buy a couple 20" box fans at Home Depot, they are less than $20, and get air circulating.

Posted by Hmmm
a resident of East Palo Alto
on Jun 20, 2017 at 3:16 pm

Frequent tepid baths, box fans in windows to catch cross breezes, a portable air conditioner that you can use in various rooms, try a pet cooling pad to sleep on. If you aren't at work during the day, go to the movies, or library with AC or find a cooling center. Senior Centers are often designated cooling centers.

Posted by musical
a resident of Palo Verde
on Jun 20, 2017 at 3:54 pm

@Judy, a small fan blowing directly on your computer will help keep it from overheating. Some areas on my machine are very hot to the touch, and moving air brings that down significantly.

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