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City to approach record high temperature today


| brennison@queenscourier.com

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In a year that has already set a number of all-time high temperatures, the city is again bracing for record heat today, as temperatures will approach 90 degrees.

Today’s forecasted high of 88, is more than 25 degrees higher than the average high time of year; last year’s high temperature was 55.

The highest temperature of the year is also the highest resident have dealt with since August of last year.

The record high for this date was set ten years ago, when temperatures hit 92 on the thermometer.

Warm temperatures and sunny skies are sure to send many residents outside today, but with the high heat comes high pollen counts. Pollen.com has the pollen level at 11.8 out of a possible 12 today.

The National Weather Service (NWS) has also issued a warning for an increased risk of brush fires for the city due to the combination of dry conditions, heat and wind.

The temperature is forecasted to drop to 78 tomorrow, with highs later in the week more in line with seasonal temperatures.

 

National Weather Service issues Wind Advisory


| brennison@queenscourier.com

Today’s early spring weather may disrupted by dangerous winds this afternoon.

The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a wind advisory for Queens beginning at noon with gusts expected to surpass 50 mph.

Sustained winds will be approximately 30 mph.

The winds strength means there is potential for downed trees and power lines.

The NWS said the strongest winds will be early in the afternoon. The advisory will remain in effect until 6 p.m. tonight.

 

National Weather Service issues high wind advisory


| brennison@queenscourier.com

The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a high wind watch and said damaging winds may blow through the city this weekend.

Strong winds are expected to begin tonight and last into Saturday evening.

Gusts may reach up to 60 mph, with sustained winds of 40 mph, according to the NWS.

The strongest winds will come after midnight.

The winds strength means there is potential for downed trees and power lines.

The Department of Buildings is warning property owners to take precautionary measures to secure safety.  The DOB said to:

  • Bring inside loose, lightweight objects such as lawn furniture, potted plants, garbage cans, garden tools and toys.
  • Anchor objects that would be unsafe outside, such as gas grills or propane tanks.
  • Close up and secure patio umbrellas.
  • Secure retractable awnings.
  • Remove aerial antennas and satellite television dishes.

 

 

Snow Alert Issued


| jlane@queenscourier.com

The Department of Sanitation has issued a Snow Alert ahead of this weekend’s potential precipitation.

Beginning at 10 p.m. Friday night, New York City may see between one to two inches of snow, according to the National Weather Service.  The accumulation should end by early Saturday afternoon.

In preparation for the snow, sanitation workers begin initial equipment readiness, including loading salt spreaders, attaching plows when necessary, preparing tire chains and notifying supplementary personnel as needed.

The MTA has also put their Winter Weather Plan into effect.  Some services may be subject to change depending on the forecasts and weather conditions.  Visit mta.info to see if any service is affected.

The Snow Alert begins at 10 p.m.

Inclement Weather Advisory for Queens through Thursday morning


| brennison@queenscourier.com

Heavy rains and strong winds are expected in the New York City area tonight into tomorrow.  Over two inches of rain may flood the area with winds of 25 mph and gusts up to 40 mph, according to the National Weather Service.

Leaves may clog drain pipes exacerbating flooding.  Minor coastal flooding is also possible Wednesday morning during high.

Due to the strong winds, that may reach higher speeds than forecasted depending on the area of the city, the Department of Buildings is implementing an Inclement Weather Advisory through Thursday morning, November 24.

In these high winds construction sites and property owners should take all precaution necessary to keep themselves and others safe.  These are some of the measure property owners should take:

- Bring inside loose, lightweight objects such as lawn furniture, potted plants, garbage cans, garden tools and toys.

- Anchor objects that would be unsafe outside, such as gas grills or propane tanks.

- Close up and secure patio umbrellas.

- Secure retractable awnings.

- Remove aerial antennas and satellite television dishes.