The Heat Waves Are Coming!
Prepare now for an early start to a sizzling summer.
It’s only March, but Ogden residents have noticed a bit of extra sweat while tackling their spring cleaning lists.
The cause? In scientific terms, a record-strong Arctic oscillation coupled with a similarly strong polar vortex. Consider these wind patterns the gatekeepers of cold fronts that come from the Arctic. When they’re powerful, a lot of that cold air is kept from entering the United States.
So what does this mean for you? Dust off the old air conditioning unit first. Believe it or not, it could be seeing action this month. Meteorologists are predicting temperatures to hit the 80s in March and grow from there. By the time we get to summer, expect dog days in the 90s and 100s!
Need a new AC unit? Don’t. Wait. Cracking eggs across the sidewalk under a smiling sun is only fun when you know you can go home and bask in the glory of cool air. Don’t be the person who gets stuck in the heat inside and outside.
Heating and air conditioning contractors are gearing up for the fight. Says a representative from Mountain Air Conditioning and Heating, “The best thing Ogden residents can do to prepare for the heat wave is to make sure their ducks are in a row when it comes to air conditioning units. This year’s really going to be a case of the early bird gets the worm, as we expect to be very busy over the summer with people scrambling for cool air.”
When the temperatures read hot, we want cold. When the temperatures read cold, we want hot. Luckily with some careful planning, Ogden residents can have both: fun in the sun and calm in the cool.