Heat Wave

The heat is on this week!

The National Weather Service office in Portland has issued an excessive heat watch from Tuesday through Thursday. Daytime high temperatures may reach as high as 106°F and lows in the mid to upper 60’s.

Excessive heat typically affects my plans. Most of the time I leave my dog at home, so he is not left unattended in the car. For public transit, I have to consider TriMet light rail system running at reduced speeds when temperature exceeds 90°F, and the buses having a “meltdown.”

I haven’t bicycled or hiked in a long time. I am a bit out of shape and need to work on that.