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Jul 19, 2019 9:50 AMPublication: The Southampton Press

National Weather Service Issues Heat Warning For Weekend

Flooding on Springs-Fireplace Road at Gardiner Avenue on Tuesday.  MICHAEL HELLER
Jul 19, 2019 10:10 AM

An excessive heat warning and heat advisory will remain in effect from noon on Friday until 8 p.m. on Sunday, according to the National Weather Service.

Temperatures are expected to reach 90 degrees, with heat index values ranging from 95 to 104 degrees on Friday and up to 110 degrees on Saturday and Sunday on eastern Long Island according to the weather service.

An excessive heat warning is issued when the combination of heat and humidity is expected to make it feel like it is 105 degrees or greater.

A heat advisory is issued when the combination of heat and humidity is expected to make it feel like it is 95 to 99 degrees for two or more consecutive days, or 100 to 104 degrees for any length of time.

The weather service is urging people to take extra precautions if they work or spend time outside and reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or evening.

To combat the heat, residents are advised to wear lightweight and loose fitting clothing when possible, and drink plenty of water.

Seniors and those with chronic health problems or mental health conditions are at increased risk, according to the weather service. The excessive heat may quickly cause heat stress or heat stroke. Residents are urged to check on vulnerable friends, family members and neighbors. To reduce risk during outdoor work, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration recommends scheduling frequent rest breaks in shaded or air-conditioned environments.

According to the weather service, nine toddlers have died in hot cars so far in 2019, and it is never safe to leave a toddler, disabled person or pet locked in a car, even in the winter.

In addition, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation issued an air quality health advisory for Long Island and New York City residents from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Friday.

Summer heat can lead to the formation of ground-level ozone, a major component of photochemical smog, according to the DEC. Automobile exhaust and out-of-state emission sources are the primary sources of ground-level ozone and are the most serious air pollution problems in the northeast. This surface pollutant should not be confused with the protective layer of ozone in the upper atmosphere.

Suffolk County Health Commissioner Dr. James Tomarken advises that all residents, especially young children, seniors, those who exercise or are involved in strenuous outdoor work, and those with pre-existing respiratory or heart problems, limit strenuous outdoor activity.

PSEG Long Island also sent out a press release earlier this week to notify Long Islanders of the heat wave in effect from Friday to Sunday.

“To limit the impact of hot weather and better manage electric usage, use power as efficiently as possible to keep cool and keep energy costs down,” the release stated.

The press release continued, “As temperatures soar, so does energy use.”

To keep cool more efficiently, according to PSEG, set a thermostat higher while away and then to 78 when home. Customers are able to save energy by cleaning or replacing air filters. To keep out heat, people are advised to close drapes and blinds on sun facing windows, in addition to sealing air leaks around doors and windows with caulk or weather stripping. People are advised to avoid extra heat from appliances, by cooking outdoors or with a microwave, and to run the dishwasher at night with the air-dry setting.

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Maybe our beaches could remain open till 7pm.
By auntof9 (157), Southampton on Jul 19, 19 11:14 AM
Any cooling stations going to be open in Town of Southampton?
By Duckbornandraised (184), Eastport on Jul 19, 19 2:29 PM
Plenty of them, all over town. Look for neon signs in the windows that say Budweiser, Guinness, Blue Moon, etc..
By VOS (1230), WHB on Jul 19, 19 6:29 PM
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Could you post if you see “free” in front of those beer signs?
By Fred s (3180), Southampton on Jul 19, 19 8:27 PM
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"We are approaching values that haven’t been observed in the last million-plus years..." Gee I had no idea we had weather stations recording temperatures in such detail that they could compare 4 day heat wave temperatures from a million years ago to a 4 day heat wave in 2019. Wonder who was manning those weather stations since humans weren't around...
Jul 23, 19 4:35 PM appended by localEH
It's so annoying when 27East's system double posts...
By localEH (426), East Hampton on Jul 23, 19 4:35 PM
"We are approaching values that haven’t been observed in the last million-plus years..." Gee I had no idea we had weather stations recording temperatures in such detail that they could compare 4 day heat wave temperatures from a million years ago to a 4 day heat wave in 2019. Wonder who was manning those weather stations since humans weren't around...
By localEH (426), East Hampton on Jul 23, 19 4:36 PM
This may be hard to believe, we have scientists who study climate. The take core samples from ice among other things. It’s amazing actually. They study sediment layers, it’s actually pretty cool. To dismiss the findings is up to you, intellectual curiosity is a thing, a good thing. One thing I do know, you can’t study sediment samples if your head is buried in it.
By Fred s (3180), Southampton on Jul 23, 19 4:42 PM
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localEH won't be happy until you show him a polaroid of a caveman holding a thermometer.
By Fore1gnBornHBgrown (8032), HAMPTON BAYS on Jul 23, 19 4:49 PM
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Good article IMO.

The squall cell that came over Noyac, late yesterday evening, was one of the most intense I have ever witnessed in person.

Glad there were no lightning strikes or injuries apparently.



By PBR (4952), Southampton on Jul 23, 19 5:22 PM
North Sea 2 5/16" of rain this morning in just a couple of hours.....Sunday nights lightning show over the ocean was so intense that when the wind shifted cold to warm to cold I smelled ionized air. Intense.
By North Sea Citizen (564), North Sea on Jul 23, 19 5:37 PM
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