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Getting Warmer

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Getting Warmer
« on: April 19, 2018, 06:50:47 AM »
Yesterday, rangers responded to 4 heat related incidents between 2pm and 6pm. These included search & rescue operations on the Hot Springs, Boquillas Canyon, and Window trails, with one incident warranting a life flight. Heat has exceeded 104 degrees in the shade, with 3% humidity. Due to these extreme conditions, the park does not recommend hiking in the heat of the afternoon.

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Re: Getting Warmer
« Reply #1 on: April 19, 2018, 10:02:17 AM »
Yesterday, rangers responded to 4 heat related incidents between 2pm and 6pm. These included search & rescue operations on the Hot Springs, Boquillas Canyon, and Window trails, with one incident warranting a life flight. Heat has exceeded 104 degrees in the shade, with 3% humidity. Due to these extreme conditions, the park does not recommend hiking in the heat of the afternoon.

Dang....mid-April !!!  Gonna be a hot year.
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Re: Getting Warmer
« Reply #2 on: April 19, 2018, 12:25:53 PM »
Yep, a few days over 100 in the last week!

temperatures exceed 100 degrees F
minimum 1 gallon water per person/day
no shade, no water
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Re: Getting Warmer
« Reply #3 on: April 19, 2018, 01:22:52 PM »
Heat has exceeded 104 degrees in the shade, with 3% humidity.

Dang....mid-April !!!  Gonna be a hot year.

Well, it IS the desert, after all.
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Re: Getting Warmer
« Reply #4 on: April 19, 2018, 01:31:30 PM »
Heat has exceeded 104 degrees in the shade, with 3% humidity.

Dang....mid-April !!!  Gonna be a hot year.

Well, it IS the desert, after all.

Haha! True. But over the years, most of my OML's have fallen sometime between mid-April and mid-May: if the temps had already been flirting with 105, I probably would have bailed, or never begun the trip in the first place.  Based on recent temps, this is looking to be a particularly hot and inhospitable year. A dayhike here and there might be tolerable, but you won't catch me on any long backpacks in the desert.  Now, the Chisos....... :eusa_think:
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Re: Getting Warmer
« Reply #5 on: April 19, 2018, 03:23:48 PM »
So much for my summer hike along Hadrian's Wall........

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-43823074
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Re: Getting Warmer
« Reply #6 on: April 19, 2018, 06:22:45 PM »

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Re: Getting Warmer
« Reply #7 on: April 19, 2018, 07:54:43 PM »
Hahahahaha! Yeah, but itís a wet heat.


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Re: Getting Warmer
« Reply #8 on: April 19, 2018, 10:23:32 PM »
We're gonna have our third consecutive weekend with overnight temps in the 50s in Houston. Perhaps it's time to camp in the back yard.
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