The Sweaty 16 – Week 7

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longhornsIf you’re attending a football game this weekend in Texas or Florida then prepare to sweat.

The top three sweatiest games in the country will take place in the Lone Star State with fans in Austin, Waco and Houston cheering in Heat Index temperatures of at least 91°. The Texas Longhorn-Iowa State Cyclone game may not be a sellout, but those in attendance will experience a Heat Index of 99° despite not kicking off until after 6 p.m.

The Heat Index is the temperature felt by the skin rather than the actual temperature due to the humidity level. When its hot outside humans sweat a lot and heat is removed via evaporation of sweat. uh-steamyBut when its humid the evaporation rate slows down because of all the water already in the air. That’s when the affliction known as swampbutt occurs. And that’s where materials that can wick sweat away from the body can help.

Rounding out the rest of the top five of The Sweaty 16 are games in Miami and Tallahassee with Heat Index temperatures in the high 80s. This week nine games have a Heat Index of at least 82°. In total 10 states are represented in this week’s Sweaty 16.

As always drink plenty of water.

Location

Home

Visitor

Temp

Humidity

Heat Index

1

Austin, TX

TEX

ISU

89°

63%

99°

2

Waco, TX

BAY

KAN

87°

62%

94°

3

Houston, TX

HOU

TULSA

85°

64%

91°

4

Miami, FL

MIAF

UNC

83°

73%

89°

5

Tallahassee, FL

FSU

WAKE

83°

63%

87°

6

Tucson, AZ

ARIZ

USC

90°

15%

86°

6

Baton Rouge, LA

LSU

SMISS

83°

62%

86°

6

Gainesville, FL

UF

MIZZ

82°

68%

86°

9

Fayetteville, AR

ARK

MISS

79°

72%

82°

10

Knoxville, TN

TENN

BAMA

77°

56%

77°

11

Norman, OK

OKLA

KSU

75°

71%

76°

12

Bloomington, IN

IND

NEB

73°

69%

73°

13

Lubbock, TX

TTECH

WVU

73°

44%

72°

14

Notre Dame, IN

ND

STAN

70°

74%

70°

15

Louisville, KY

LOU

DUKE

70°

54%

69°

16

Madison, WI

WIS

OHST

68°

82%

68°