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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.

 

Gas prices creep toward record highs


| brennison@queenscourier.com

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The cost of gas continues its creep toward record highs as prices as the pump keep rising.

Gas has risen 12 cents in the past month in New York City to its current price of $4.163, according to AAA’s daily fuel gauge, 25 cents off the record high. Prices tend to peak during summer driving season, meaning gas costs will likely continue to rise.

The all-time high was $4.411 which was recorded in July of 2008.

Nationally, the average cost for a gallon of gas is $3.925, 19 cents away from the record high. The national average has not topped the $4 mark since 2008.