First heat record of the day broken: Highest temp ever measured on July 24th - NL Times
Posted: 24 Jul 2019 05:20 AM PDT
The first weather record of the day has been broken. At 12:10 p.m. it was 36.1 degrees in Gilze Rijen, breaking the record for highest temperature ever measured in the Netherlands on July 24th. The previous record was 35.5 degrees, also measured in Gilze Rijen in 1994, Weeronline reports.
This record will very likely again be broken today, as temperatures are expected to increase to 38 or 39 degrees in the southeast of the country during the course of the afternoon. The official day record in De Bilt - 34.1 degrees in 1994 - will almost certainly fall today, according to the weather service.
There is also a good chance that the records for the highest temperature in July - 38.2 degrees measured in Maastricht on 2 July 2015 - and the absolute highest temperature ever - 38.6 degrees measured in Warnsveld on 23 August 1944 - will be broken before this day is over, Weeronline thinks.
That it is hot in the Netherlands this week, can also be seen on Marktplaats. People are massively searching for air conditioners, swimming pools and parasols on the online trading platform, according to news wire ANP. The keyword 'airco' was searched for over 100 thousand times in the past days, with a peak of nearly 48 thousand searches on Tuesday. It was the second mos popular keyword, after "gratis" or "free" in English. There were also almost 96 thousand searches for swimming pools and over 52 thousand searches for parasols.
The heat is causing some extra work for Schiphol employees on Wednesday. The airport is spraying the taxiways with water to cool them down and prevent the asphalt from distorting. The asphalt can reach 50 degrees in this heat, causing it to melt. If aircrafts turn on the melting asphalt, the surface will deform, ANP reports. Only the taxiways are being kept wet, as planes don't turn on the runways. Schiphol normally uses the spraying wagons in the winter to spray thawing agents on the runways.
Schiphol also warns travelers that the airport terminals may be hotter than usual. The airport is constantly monitoring the temperature and will place extra air conditioners if necessary.
Posted: 28 Jun 2019 12:00 AM PDT
LINCOLN, Neb. - The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory for Lincoln effective from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, June 29. A heat advisory means that a period of hot conditions (heat index from 100 to 104 degrees) is expected. The hot environment will create a situation in which heat illnesses are possible. The heat index is a more accurate measure of how hot it really feels when the humidity is added to the actual air temperature. Information is available on local weather, the heat index and safety precautions at the NWS Web site at weather.gov.
Those without air conditioning can cool off during regular hours at recreation centers, libraries, and senior centers as well as other public locations such as theaters and shopping malls. All neighborhood pools will host Family Swim Nights from 6 to 8 p.m. for $9 per family. Event nights vary by location. Information on regular and extended hours at City pools and other facilities is available at lincoln.ne.gov.
Aging Partners has a limited number of fans for distribution on a first-come-first-served basis to adults age 60 and over. No financial screening is needed. For more information, call 402-441-3025. The program also accepts fan donations at 1005 "O" Street.
Health officials say children are more at risk from high temperatures because they adjust more slowly to the heat, have thinner skin, produce more heat with activity, sweat less and are less likely to rest or get a drink when they are active. Others at risk include the elderly, those with chronic diseases, those who are overweight and those using certain medications or alcohol.
Both air temperature and humidity affect the body's ability to cool itself during hot weather. Heat stress occurs when sweating isn't enough to cool the body, causing a person's body temperature to rise rapidly. Heat stress symptoms include clammy, sweaty skin; light-headedness; weakness; and nausea. Heat-related illnesses include sunburn, heat exhaustion and heat stroke, and the most severe form requires immediate medical attention. More health information can be found at the Web site of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention at cdc.gov.
Hot weather precautions include the following:
-Drink plenty of non-alcoholic, non-caffeinated fluids, especially during physical activity.
-Avoid heavy meals and hot foods, which add heat to your body.
-Check on relatives, neighbors and friends who may be at risk.
-Place your cell phone, purse or left shoe in the backseat as a reminder that you have a child in the car.
-Make sure pets and livestock that live outdoors have plenty of fresh, cool water and shade. Pets should be brought indoors if possible.
Those who do need to be outside are advised to wear loose-fitting, light-colored clothing, sunglasses, sunscreen (SPF of 30 or more) and a hat. Plan activities to avoid being outside between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Rest frequently in shaded areas and stay hydrated. Stop activity and get into a cool area if you become lightheaded, confused, weak or faint. Extreme heat can be a concern to healthy people as well, including children participating in outdoor activities such as summer camps and athletic events and practices.
More information on protecting pets–including the brochure and video "Too Hot for Spot"–is available by visiting lincoln.ne.gov (keyword: Animal Control). Animal Control can be reached at 402-441-7900.
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