Heat Wave Slows Wall Street, Melts Pavement and Delivers 90 Degree Temperatures … to Siberia
Whether you believe in global warming, we all can agree it’s been super hot and it seams to be getting hotter. Across the globe, we’ve been setting and breaking records. It was so hot recently in New York City, that even Wall Street was affected.
“High humidity slowed down radio transmissions among three New Jersey data centers where U.S. stocks trade. It took about 8 microseconds longer to send information from Nasdaq’s facility in Carteret to the New York Stock Exchange data center, and an extra 2 microseconds to send data to Cboe Global Markets Inc.’s exchange in Secaucus,” Bloomberg reported.
It's gotten up over 90 degrees in Siberia, the Washington Post reported. That's almost double the normal temperature at this time of year. New Hampshire's own Mount Washington also set a record.
The low temperature atop #MountWashington, NH, on Monday was just 60°F, which ties the warmest low on any date in records going back to 1932. I doubt it looked like this! (pic credit: Michael Davidson/Wikimedia) #MWObs pic.twitter.com/dywYUMI0cY— Bob Henson (@bhensonweather) July 3, 2018
In Newcastle England it's so hot that a road melted and a guy's foot sank in and he got stuck. The fire department had to use a hammer and chisel to get him out.
Today we had an incident in Heaton, young man stepped on some tarmac and lost his footing The tarmac had become so soft during the current heatwave that it melted. He stayed calm & called 999 Thankfully he didn’t break his ankle he was wearing his granddads @drmartens!#StaySafe pic.twitter.com/D77PdsC9wG— Tyne and Wear FRS (@Tyne_Wear_FRS) July 5, 2018
In another part of the United Kingdom, fields in the country of Wales are drying up, revealing evidence of ancient civilizations underneath them, BBC News reported.
And finally, I don’t recommend trying this, someone in Quebec hooked up plastic tubes from his car into his apartment to pump in more air conditioning. I can think of other ways to stay cool that don’t involve potential carbon monoxide exposure.
On Monday, NOAA said the first six months of 2018 are the 14th warmest on record for the contiguous U.S.
Regardless, make sure you take is slow when the thermometer get’s too hot. Take care of the pets and the elderly. Drink your water while you’re taking a break in the shade! Stay cool!