Monday, July 16, 2012
The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory for Ozaukee County from noon on Monday through 9 p.m. Tuesday.
It may be summer, but this year has been an unusually dry and hot one — and that's not about to change any time soon. The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory starting at noon Monday through 9 p.m. Tuesday throughout Milwaukee County. Temperatures are expected to peak between 97 and 102 degrees, with heat indices between 100 and 108 degrees, according to the weather service. Monday night is expected to be "muggy." The National Weather Service says the heat can be especially dangerous for young and elderly people, and those with health problems as well as pets. Buckling and cracking of road ways is also possible.
Tuesday, August 2, 2011
Heat advisory goes into effect at 1pm, followed by strong or severe storms, but relief is on its way, say forecasters.
Summer continues its July trend into August, and the National Weather Service has made it official, issuing a heat advisory beginning at 1 p.m. and continuing until 7 p.m. Tuesday. The advisory includes the southern portion of the state, with Milwaukee, Waukesha and Jefferson counties and all counties to the south included in the area. Temperatures are expected to reach the lower to mid 90s, with heat indices reaching 100-105 degrees. An approaching front will usher in the risk for strong or severe storms later this evening, but will bring much-needed drier and cooler air behind it. Temperatures for Wednesday are expected to reach normal highs in the low 80s.
Monday, July 18, 2011
Find links to tips, contact information and weather conditions.
By now you know that the National Weather Service has issued a Heat Advisory for the area, with heat indexes climbing as high as 110 degrees this week. Have you ever wondered how the National Weather Service derives the Heat Index number? Here is an explanation, and this is a better look at the chart. Finally, if you'd like to keep up with the official conditions on an hourly basis, here are the NWS readings. It's critical to find ways to cope with this extreme weather. Between 1982 and 2010, 116 people have died in Wisconsin directly as the result of heat. Fifty of those were in Milwaukee County. A complete chart is here. The NWS also offers plenty of tips for dealing with the heat. Among them: Eat frequent, small meals and avoid high-…
Sunday, July 17, 2011
Ozone levels rise with the temperature, making double trouble for those with respiratory problems.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Jim Price
Sunday, July 17, 2011
The National Weather Service has added an air-quality alert to its heat advisory already in effect through Monday night, making it doubly important for people at risk of heat exhaustion to take precautions. High ozone levels are expected through Monday night, and it's likely that the alert will be continued through much — if not all — of the week. According to the weather service, hot, humid air is expected to remain over southern Wisconsin throughout the week, with temperatures in the mid-90s and dewpoints in the 70s. That means afternoon heat that will feel like — and have the effect — of temperatures up to 110 degrees. On top of that, Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Racine, Kenosha and Sheboygan counties are warned that the air-quality index is …
Monday, June 6, 2011
Heat advisory issued for southeastern Wisconsin.
Make sure your air conditioner is in working order, because Tuesday is going to be a hot one. The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory, which will be in effect from noon to 8 p.m. Tuesday. Temperatures are expected to reach the mid to upper 90s, with head indexes approaching 100, according to the NWS. Strong thunderstorms are possible late Tuesday night and Wednesday as a cold front moves through.