Earth Watch Report - Extreme Weather - Heat Wave
|06.07.2013||Heat Wave||USA||State of Massachusetts, [Western regions]|
|It’s going to be another sticky, steamy and sweltering day. Saturday will bring another round of 90s to the Boston area as the heat wave continues. A Heat Advisory has been posted for most of Mass, excluding the South Coast, Cape and Islands, for the likelihood of heat indices 100 degrees or higher. Boston, MetroWest, the Merrimack Valley, North Shore, South Shore and CT River Valley will reach 90 around noon and teeter in the low-mid 90s through the afternoon. Add dew points around 70 degrees and it will feel 10 degrees hotter! It can become dangerous if you’re not drinking enough water and passing the time in a well ventilated space. Sunscreen in a must! The rip current risk is low this weekend but the UV Index is VERY HIGH. You will burn if you skip the sun protection. The water will feel nice with ocean temps 64-69 degrees. Beach winds: W/SE 10-15 mph. The Cape will see sunshine and highs in the low-mid 80s. The humidity will be high there too. If you plan to be outside Saturday evening, be ready for low and mid 80s at 8 PM. It’s definitely a short sleeve and bug spray kinda night. A few chances will take place Sunday. Highs will still reach the lower 90s, but t-storm chances increase slightly. The mostly likely placement for t-storm development will be north and west of Boston. There will be a 40- to 50-percent chance in western and central Mass into southwestern NH. The Boston area, southeastern NH and North Shore have a 30-percent chance of rain/storm Sunday. Then chances fall across southeastern Mass where I expect it will stay dry. The Cape only has a 10-percent chance of a Sunday storm. How ever you want to spin it, I don’t expect widespread severe weather. With the isolated storms that do develop tomorrow, we’ll have to watch for the potential of heavy downpours that result in locally heavy rain over a short amount of time.|
Heat wave in Massachusetts brings ‘tropical’ conditions
on July 06, 2013 at 4:46 PM, updated July 06, 2013 at 9:02 PM
SPRINGFIELD – Local residents sought various methods of relief from “tropical heat” that persisted today with 90-plus temperatures that felt like 100-plus temperatures due to the humidity, according to CBS3 meteorologist Nick Morganelli.
Air-conditioned shopping malls and public lakes saw a spike in activity today as everyone tried to beat the heat.
Eastern Massachusetts enters fourth day of heat wave
Hot tropical air continues to blow upward from the Gulf of Mexico, making today the fourth consecutive day of over-90 degree weather — and the fourth day of the season’s second heat wave.
Most of Eastern Massachusetts, including Boston, will see a high in the lower 90s today, said Charles Foley, a meteorologist for the National Weather Service, and a heat advisory for the region remains in effect. The dewpoint, which measures moisture in the air, is roughly 70 degrees.
“That means the heat is oppressive,” Foley said. “Since the air already has a lot of moisture, it won’t evaporate your sweat. Around the area, it’s going to feel like New Orleans or Cuba or Miami.”
There will be some relief on the south coast and Cape Cod, he said, where temperatures will likely peak in the 80s or, in some cases, the high 70s. Elsewhere, the heat wave is expected to continue into Sunday, he said, though there will be a higher chance of rain and temperatures may not be quite as high.