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I Crist now more on what he's temperatures are doing for business sector isn't -- -- director of client services apply analytics joins us right now and -- as an eerie.
Often -- heat wave and really the eastern two thirds of the country into short lived like it has been -- cooler temperatures of comment how much does that affect our economy.
Well Chris -- significantly impacts businesses across the eastern half of the country.
This week compared to the same week last year we've seen double digit increase says.
-- and in some regions it's been even 405060%.
Increases in sales volume from things like air conditioners pool -- is bottled water.
People are really purchasing to beat the heat.
You know is it regional especially because.
-- granted to it it's it's a hot in Atlanta it's hot Dallas right it's always hot Atlanta and on Dallas but we had.
Record temperatures in Minneapolis and Chicago is that really where the impact is being felt.
Yes we are seeing much more significant impact across the northern -- locations the Great Lakes the northeast.
On areas in the south have been hot and they will continue to see record are well very hot temperatures but not the record breaking conditions that we've seen in the northeast and so that's what's really driving consumers' out of their -- sound.
And in purchasing these products.
-- and what about the transition from season to season elite we had a wet and cold winter there was couple long winter at least your New York didn't have much -- -- spring they all of a sudden it's really hot.
What impact does that play.
While consumers -- really out purchasing those spring in early summer type products earlier this year because it was cool because it was wet.
So all of those purchase says have been -- sat through the entire spring season and Memorial Day weekend when things really turned warm in the east and this past week when we saw our second heat wave.
And that's really unleashing a lot of demand across that.
Again in northern regions of the country people are really getting out and starting to purchase those products pilots really hot how does that impact our local travel in other words who know where we don't know whether we go to the mall -- go to restaurants does it increase or decrease that type of activity.
Well any indoor type of activity so going to them all going to them -- movies and all of those are going to see increases as the temperatures get hotter.
People are seeking refuge in the air conditioned -- says even casual dining type restaurants people wanna go out enjoy a meal they don't wanna stay home and cut when it's hot -- But other areas like outdoor outlet malls or outdoor activity senators are definitely going to see a decrease in traffic.
Because people are going to want to stay outside -- these temperatures are blistering but I know the short term again this heat wave just a few days the community blacked out problems are brown out issues -- the power grid.
We haven't seen too much.
Impact to the power grid with this particular heat wave it was pretty Charlotte Detroit had some problems.
But the cooler air is moving in and so there wasn't too much strain on the power at this time.
I'm electricity purchasing of course was was pretty crazy over the past few days but that should start to level out as the temperatures cool off.
The we appreciate it Chris and thank you so much for all the info and black -- what.
As I Janice Dean was a mentioning the subway system here and you -- to -- or visit New -- can you really want -- know and you know -- like in the summertime go into a subway station but don't stay too long you will collapse.
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