Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Your WBFJ Family Station Forecast:  HOT...HAZY...HUMID

Mostly sunny and HOT…High 95 (Heat index (or feel like temperature) = 100 degrees)
An isolated afternoon thunderstorm is possible.  No real break in the Heat and Humidity until early next week…

With temperatures back into the 90s, you need to stay hydrated if you are going to be outside in the heat! Drink lots of water…even when you don't feel thirsty.
Wearing lightweight, light-colored clothing can also keep you cooler.
Be a good neighbor. During heat waves, be sure to check on elderly residents of your community, or those who don't have air conditioning, to make sure they are OK.

A lightning strike at Patterson and Smith Oil Company in Rural Hall yesterday afternoon caused at least $40,000 dollars in damage.  WXII reporting that lightning possibly hit a large communications tower, no longer in use at the business, and then deflected through the roof.

The National Weather Service issued an Urban and Small Stream Advisory around suppertime yesterday for northern Davidson County where as much as 3 inches of rain fell within an hour.

Three people have been arrested in connection with recent air conditioner and copper thefts in Winston-Salem. Some of the thefts took place at churches, while the majority took place inside vacant homes. Fox 8 saying that the arrests were made after police said an air conditioning unit stolen from a house on North Patterson Avenue was found at the apartment building where the three arrested men lived. BTW: At the junkyard, officials estimate that the thieves probably got $350 dollars for the copper and aluminum…but to have this replaced at area churches or homes…the cost is around $18,000 dollars"

Update: The body of a kayaker missing in Pinnacle since Sunday was recovered early yesterday afternoon some 20 feet from where his wife told emergency officials he went under. On Sunday, the man's wife called 911 and stayed on the phone for more than 20 minutes. She told emergency officials that Harvey Ledford Jr. of King, tried grabbing hold of the kayak several times before going under. The man was not wearing a life vest. http://www.myfox8.com/news/wghp-story-stokes-county-drowning-110718,0,7970383.story

Trinity will remain dry. More than 1,200 residents cast their ballots yesterday on four individual alcohol sales referendums. All of them were defeated. http://www.myfox8.com/news/wghp-trinity-votes-to-keep-alcohol-sales-ban-20110719,0,1747623.story

Michelle Obama while on the campaign trail said that if her husband was elected President, Paula Dean would cook a meal at the White House. Did this ever happen??
-Lois from Greensboro
Not yet. But the celebrity chef does have a ‘HOT’ meal planned, if asked. Paula Dean knows that the President loves hot wings, so hot wings with a pepper-jelly glaze are on the menu…along with a water melon salad to help cut the heat and some buttered French toast. For dessert…Lemon Meringue pie. (Taken from the Parade Magazine in last Sunday's Winston-Salem Journal)

Marriages tend to ‘work better’ when a husband is heavier than his wife?  The study tracked 169 newlyweds over four years.  Researchers found that when husbands had a higher body mass index than wives, husbands were more satisfied soon after vows were exchanged and wives were more satisfied over the long term, than if the situation was reversed. The great take-home message from our study (so says Andrea Meltzer, the lead researcher) is that women of any size can be happy in their relationships with the right partner. Meltzer said it's not clear how relative differences in weight affect marriage happiness, but "one idea is that attractiveness and weight are more important to men." But she stressed that weight is just one factor in marital bliss.   The study is published in the July issue of Social Psychological and Personality Science. http://consumer.healthday.com/Article.asp?AID=654999

Obesity is now a problem in all 50 states so says a new government study. A dozen states now have obesity rates of 30 percent or higher, up from nine states three years ago. None of the 50 states met the federal ‘Healthy People 2010 goal’ of a 15 percent obesity rate.  FYI: An adult is considered obese if he or she has a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or greater. Some of the top causes of death are linked to obesity, including heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, and certain cancers, the CDC said. Regionally, the South had the highest obesity rate at 29.4 percent.   http://consumer.healthday.com/Article.asp?AID=654999