[UPDATE BELOW] JFK airport hit 100 degrees earlier this afternoon, setting a new record for blistering, Great Pit of Carkoon Sarlacc-level inflammation. The previous record for this date was set just last year, when the high was 96. Maybe next year we can break 105 ha ha it's funny cuz we're doomed! If it makes you feel any better, at least it wasn't as hot as Death Valley? (119 there today, boy howdy.) And if it breaks 90 again tomorrow, you may want to check out JetBlue's craaaaazy 90% off sale, so you can help release more carbon into the atmosphere to make sure we break the record again in 2014. Until then, here's Foreigner to cool you off:
Remember, a heat advisory is in effect through tomorrow night, and an air quality alert has been issued through this weekend. Try not to breathe or move until Sunday, when the wave of heat is expected to break.
Update 4:30 p.m.: As weatherman Joe pointed out in the comments, the National Weather Service has upgraded tomorrow's Heat Advisory to a freaking Excessive Heat Warning, with heat index values of 105-107 expected. Here we go with the Excessive Capitalization again:
AN EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING IS ISSUED WHEN THE COMBINATION OF HEAT
AND HUMIDITY IS EXPECTED TO MAKE IT FEEL LIKE IT IS 105 DEGREES OR
GREATER. TAKE EXTRA PRECAUTIONS IF YOU WORK OR SPEND TIME OUTSIDE.
WHEN POSSIBLE...RESCHEDULE STRENUOUS ACTIVITIES TO EARLY MORNING
OR EVENING. KNOW THE SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF HEAT EXHAUSTION AND
HEAT STROKE. WEAR LIGHT WEIGHT AND LOOSE FITTING CLOTHING WHEN
POSSIBLE AND DRINK PLENTY OF WATER.
That doesn't mean you get to shuffle around in flip-flops and shorts though, guys. A little heat wave is no excuse for complete anarchy.