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Fourth heat wave bakes city

| brennison@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/Photo by Terence M. Cullen

New Yorkers will have to deal with two more days of temperatures approaching 100 degrees before getting a break from the sweltering weather.

Stifling heat will blanket the area over the next two days as temperatures are expected to hover in the mid-90s today. High humidity will make the climate feel closer to 100 degrees.  Wednesday temperatures will near 100 with the heat index near 105.

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this is the fourth heat wave this season that has had 16 days of temperatures above 90 degrees this year.

The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued an excessive heat advisory for the potentially dangerous hot spell. The advisory will last through tomorrow night.

Heat is the number one weather-related killer in the United States, resulting in hundreds of fatalities each year, the NWS said.

Tips to keep your pets safe in the heat

Cooling centers will be open throughout the city tomorrow offering an escape from the sweltering heat. Click here to find the one nearest you. 

Cooling centers are air conditioned places, such as Department for the Aging senior centers, Salvation Army community centers, and public libraries that are open to the public during heat emergencies.


City to approach record high temperature today

| brennison@queenscourier.com


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.