The heat index is bad… but could be worse

The heat index takes into account the air temperature (what your thermometer says) and the moisture in the air (the reason it feels so miserable in the summer). This week we’ve consistently seen triple digit heat index values across the East. Some places broke the 120° mark (heat index value). So what’s the highest heat index value recorded around the world? There are no official records for heat index values but the highest observed is 178° in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia (literally off the charts!). The air temperature was 108°F with a 95°F dew point temperature. That would feel like 70°F warmer…

Sunday Science Tidbit; What is the color of the ocean?

Our very own Kelly Byrne gave me the topic for this week’s Sunday Science Tidbit. So… What color is the ocean? Blue, green, blue-green, brow…