Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Heat index values expected to top 100 degrees—Milano Center open until 6 p.m. tonight., Lloyd Memorial Pool open until 7 p.m.
Loving the heat this summer? Well, it's continuing today but may reach dangerous levels. The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a heat advisory for Melrose today. The advisory will be in effect from 1-7 p.m. What does this mean for you? Residents can expect temperatures to peak in the mid 90s, with humidity levels reaching 70 degrees. The combined readings will make it feel closer to 102. Heat index values that reach 103 degrees will result in dangerous conditions for those spending prolonged periods of time outdoors. To reduce the risk of heat illness, the NWS recommends drinking plenty of fluids, staying in an air-conditioned room and out of the sun. Any outdoor activities during these hours should be rescheduled for earlier or …
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Temperatures could reach 100 degrees Wednesday and stay in the high 80s to 90s on Thursday and Friday.
Temperatures could hit triple digits Wednesday in Melrose, and it's expected to stay hot through the end of the week, according to the National Weather Service. The mercury is expected to flirt with 100 degrees tomorrow and Thursday, while highs Friday are expected to push 90, according to the weather service. It issued the following hazardous weather advisory early Tuesday morning: "There is a high probability of hot and humid conditions Wednesday and Thursday. Maximum heat indices should reach around 100 degrees both days ... Especially across the lower Connecticut River valley ... Interior eastern Massachusetts as well as the urban areas of Boston and Providence. Heat advisories may be needed in portions of the region." The …
Saturday, July 23, 2011
The heat will continue on Saturday before subsiding back to normal levels on Sunday, according to the National Weather Service.
The forecast calls for one more day of higher than normal temperatures, with a high near 98 today, before things start cooling down a bit on Sunday. So if you're looking for ways to beat the heat, here are five ways Melrosians can stay cool today: 1) For the third straight day, the DCR is keeping the Lloyd Memorial Pool on Tremont Street open one hour later than usual. The pool will be open from 11 a.m.-8 p.m. today. 2) Residents are invited by Hallmark Health to drop-in at air-conditioned Melrose-Wakefield Hospital, where the cafeteria will be open until 7 p.m. and the main lobby waiting area will stay open until 9 p.m. to give residents a place to cool off. 3) Maybe it's time for an ice cream run? Here are your picks for the best places …
Friday, July 22, 2011
Melrose firefighters turned on the hose to cool down kids playing at the Common on Thursday. They'll be back today, as will other ways to stay cool during this heat wave.
Newsflash: It's hot out. Now that we've gotten that out of the way—seriously, it's hot out. The high temperature will hover near 99 degrees today and the humidity will make it feel as hot as 104 degrees. Take it easy out there—here are tips on avoiding heat exhaustion and stroke, and the warning signs of each—and here are ways to stay cool in Melrose and nearby today:
Thursday, July 21, 2011
Andrew Dargan Memorial Golf Tournament; mommy and baby yoga classes; last chance to pick your favorite Melrose ice cream spot.
Today is Thursday, July 21. 1) Excessive heat watch is in effect today. Click here for places to stay cool in Melrose, the warning signs of heat exhausation and heat stroke and tips on how to avoid both. There will be widespread haze after 11 a.m. Mostly sunny with a high near 96. Heat index values as high as 103. Breezy, with a southwest wind 11 to 14 mph increasing to between 20 and 23 mph. Tonight, a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms before 9 p.m. Patchy dense fog after 11 p.m. Otherwise, partly cloudy, with a low around 75. West wind between 8 and 18 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20 percent. (Forecast by the National Weather Service.) 2) The Andrew Dargan Memorial Golf Tournament will be held on Friday, Aug. 12 at Mount Hood…
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Tips for Melrosians to beat the heat and avoid heat exhaustion and heat stroke.
Potentially dangerous heat and humidity levels will spread across Melrose and Massachusetts starting on Thursday afternoon, the National Weather Service (NWS) warns residents. In a statement issued on Tuesday afternoon, the NWS said that a large that an excessive heat watch is in effect from Thursday afternoon through Friday afternoon, with temperatures of 95 to 100 degrees and, combined with the humidity, heat index values up to around 105 degrees. The NWS warned that the oppressive heat may lead to heat illnesses for children, seniors and anyone undertaking strenuous physical activity during the day. "An excessive heat watch means that dangerously hot temperatures are expected with heat indices of 105 degrees of greater," the NWS said. "…