Wednesday, July 4, 2012
Hot, humid and hazy combine to create dangerous circumstances as heat indices reach the triple digits and temperatures on Thursday may themselves exceed 100 degrees.
Updated 1:15 p.m. Thursday: The air temperature in Milwaukee has reached 100 for the second consecutive day, according to the National Weather Service. The NWS's current conditions website has Milwaukee at 100, Racine at 101 and Kenosha at 102 at 1 p.m. Heat indexes — a factor of humidity and other components to produce a "feels like" reading — are: An excessive heat warning had been in effect to the west of our area, but that warning has been extended to nearly all of southern Wisconsin, including Kenosha, Milwaukee, Racine, Waukesha and Ozaukee counties until 10 p.m. Friday. The rest of the state remains under a heat advisory, with lower temps and heat indices expected. Heat indices are similar to wind chill affects in reverse, and will …
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Doctors Park was busy Tuesday as many residents made their way down to take a dip in the chilled Lake Michigan waters.
While one girl lay buried up to her neck in sand, a little boy darted in and out of the water as it lapped up onto the beach. Another couple shared a kiss at the waters edge and many others laid out on their towels, soaking up the vitamin D. Tuesday scorched Wisconsinites with temperatures in the high 80s, flirting with the 90s. But those temps didn't hold everyone captive. Many made their way down to Doctors Park As temperatures continue to bake our area Wednesday, how are you staying cool? Tell us in the comments and upload pics of your own showing how you're battling the blazing temperatures.
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Steamy temperatures can be dangerous, so here's some health tips and places to stay cool.
With steamy, muggy heat stagnating over the city all week, residents are warned to stay hydrated and cool and watch out for the most vulnerable — children, elderly and pets. Fox Point-Bayside Patch has your forecast below, as well as a list of ideas for places to go to stay cool and tips for avoiding heat exhaustion. An excessive heat warning is running until 7 p.m. tonight, according to the National Weather Service. Temperatures are forecasted to be in the 90's, but with indices between 100 and 110 degrees. Evening and overnight lows will dip only into the 70s and it will remain muggy. Skies will be mostly sunny this afternoon with an expected high of 83. Tonight, there is a small chance of storms, but the NWS says they will offer little …
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-…