Heat Advisory & High Heat this Weekend (July 18 - 21)

Hot and humid weather this weekend and into early next week.

With temperatures in the low 90s Saturday and mid 90s after that, heat indices could reach triple digit advisory or heat warning levels. Plan outdoor activities early in the day, stay out of the sun, and stay hydrated.

This weather is of special concern as, due to COVID-19 restrictions, the regular cooling centers may be limited or non-existant.


max_weisenfeld said:

This weather is of special concern as, due to COVID-19 restrictions, the regular cooling centers may be limited or non-existant.

I have been told that Maplewood will have a cooling center available this year but not at DeHart Community Center since the kids camp is being held there.  I would expect an email blast from the town if/when the outdoor temperature/humidity level reaches the point where opening a cooling center becomes necessary.  The added concern is whether persons concerned about contracting the virus through being indoors in close proximity to others will be willing to go there.


HEAT ADVISORY Sun July 19 and Monday July 20.

Heat Advisory

URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service New York NY
652 AM EDT Sat Jul 18 2020

CTZ005-009-NJZ002-004-006-103>108-NYZ067>071-177-181315-
/O.CON.KOKX.HT.Y.0002.200719T1600Z-200721T0000Z/
Northern Fairfield-Southern Fairfield-Western Passaic-
Eastern Passaic-Hudson-Western Bergen-Eastern Bergen-
Western Essex-Eastern Essex-Western Union-Eastern Union-Orange-
Putnam-Rockland-Northern Westchester-Southern Westchester-
Northern Nassau-
652 AM EDT Sat Jul 18 2020

...HEAT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM NOON SUNDAY TO 8 PM EDT
MONDAY...

* WHAT...Heat index values up to around 100 expected.

* WHERE...Portions of northeast New Jersey, southern Connecticut
  and southeast New York.

* WHEN...From noon Sunday to 8 PM EDT Monday.

* IMPACTS...Hot temperatures and high humidity may cause heat
  illnesses to occur.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out
of the sun, and check up on relatives and neighbors. Young
children and pets should never be left unattended in vehicles
under any circumstances.

Take extra precautions if you work or spend time outside. When
possible reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or
evening. Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat
stroke. Wear lightweight and loose fitting clothing when
possible. To reduce risk during outdoor work, the Occupational
Safety and Health Administration recommends scheduling frequent
rest breaks in shaded or air conditioned environments. Anyone
overcome by heat should be moved to a cool and shaded location.
Heat stroke is an emergency! Call 9 1 1.

Also a AIR QUALITY ALERT Sun & Mon for ozone

I got me a new AC. Hope it works ok.


Thanks, Max! I can attest; it is HOT! 


The last few days, it was worth opening windows early in the morning because the air was pretty cool and worth taking in to cool the house down and forestall use of the AC.  Not so this morning.  Dead warm air air from the get go.  I'm hoping this is the worst day.  July, I hate thee. 


I will think of days like this in the middle of winter when I am shoveling snow in a blizzard.


Today at 8 am was hotter and stickier than 8 am should ever be.


Heavy Advisory in Effect until 8 p.m.

...HEAT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM EDT THIS EVENING... * WHAT...Heat index values up to 103. * WHERE...Hot temperatures and high humidity may cause heat illnesses to occur. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... Drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sun, and check up on relatives and neighbors. Young children and pets should never be left unattended in vehicles under any circumstances. Take extra precautions if you work or spend time outside. When possible reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or evening. Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Wear lightweight and loose fitting clothing when possible. To reduce risk during outdoor work, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration recommends scheduling frequent rest breaks in shaded or air conditioned environments. Anyone overcome by heat should be moved to a cool and shaded location. Heat stroke is an emergency! Call 9 1 1.

For those seeking shelter from the extreme heat be advised The Township of Maplewood operates a cooling station located at the Office of Emergency Management Building, 129 Boyden Ave. It will be staffed until 8 p.m. this evening.

The Maplewood PD’s emergency phone number is 973-762-1234.

Check on friends, neighbors, seniors, and other vulnerable populations who may not have air conditioning and who spend much of their time alone.




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