Not to Be Cruel, But Remember This?

What would you rather deal with?

Another winter storm in Maryland raises a question.
Another winter storm in Maryland raises a question.
Yes, this has been the Energizer Bunny of winters. It keeps going and going and ...

So, just a reminder: Summer ain't always what it's cracked up to be. At the risk of seeming cold-hearted, here's a story that ran in our region on June 8, 2011.

Tell us in comments: Would you rather deal with the summer heat and humidity or the winter cold and snow?

June 8, 2011 — 
The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory and an air quality alert for Central Maryland, including Anne Arundel, Calvert and Prince George's counties.

Highs in the mid to upper 90s are expected throughout the day on Wednesday, with a heat index value of 100 degrees to 105 degrees.

A heat advisory means conditions exist for heat-related injuries and illnesses.

Drink plenty of (non-alcoholic) fluids, and stay in air-conditioned rooms. Stay out of the sun. Check in on elderly relatives and neighbors.

If you work or spend time outside, schedule strenuous activities for morning or evening. Take frequent breaks in shaded or air-conditioned areas. Wear light-fitting/loose clothing when possible.

It is also important to know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Anyone overcome by heat should move to a cool location. Heat stroke is an emergency—call 911.

Tim March 03, 2014 at 01:25 PM
I'll take the cold over the heat. The snow is annoying but otherwise...
Neither, but 80 non-humid degrees on a beach with Palm trees, and crystal blue water would suit me just fine.
Tanya Thomas March 04, 2014 at 10:23 AM
I prefer the cold too. It's easier to warm-up than cool down (there are only so many layers you can take off before you're just STUCK with hot and sticky.) PLUS....you're more likely to find a building with no a/c than no heat!
PH March 05, 2014 at 08:12 AM
I'll take the heat. Leaves on trees, green grass, birds singing, swimming pools......
Tim March 05, 2014 at 09:37 PM
Tanya, exactly my points. I'm with Karen. 60-80 degrees I'll take any day over both.


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