Saturday marks the seventh day of temperatures above 90 degrees in New York City. As residents crank up the air conditioning, an unprecedented strain is being put on power companies.
The high hit 96 in Central Park on Friday, but that’s nothing compared to what was measured in Lakehurst, N.J. — 108, with a heat index of 122.
You may feel comfortable in your air conditioned house — but you’re not entertained (and you’re also running up that utility bill). When you can’t bear the heat any longer, you can plan to hit up one of these air-conditioned haunts.
To help beat the heat many New Yorkers are rushing to local libraries, but the severe heat has actually shut down several libraries in Brooklyn.
This has been an especially tough growing year. The spring growing season was stunted due to cool temperatures and rain, and now a week long unrelenting burst of humid heat is taxing fields and farm stands across the East End.
The extreme heat has settled over the Tri-State area, with temperatures expected to soar into the 90s through at least Friday.
If you have been enjoying the comparatively comfortable days the Tri-State Area has seen this weekend, don’t get too used to it.
The hazy, hot and sticky weather has seemed unbearable for many people in the Tri-State Area – but is this really worse than the extreme temperatures and dry heat people experience elsewhere in the country?
Forecasters say it will be very warm and humid Monday with a high around 89 degrees. There is also a chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 2 p.m.
The worst of the heat may be over, but for some New Yorkers it may have already been too much. When the Big Apple turns into the ‘baked Apple’, some like it hot and others do not.
Movie theaters may be the only place that you could find people carrying sweatshirts and jackets on Saturday, but for some viewers the ending credits came too soon.
The outside world felt like a trip to the steam room Friday – and the trend was expected to continue through the weekend with temperatures forecast in the 90s each and every day.
People take precautions to stay safe in the heat, but are reminded not to forget about their furry friends.
A heat advisory is in effect until 6 p.m. Tuesday for New York City. Temperatures are expected to hit or exceed 95 degrees on Monday and Tuesday.
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