Monday, July 16, 2012
The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory for Milwaukee County from noon on Monday through 9 p.m. Tuesday.
It may be summer, but this year has been an unusually dry and hot one — and that's not about to change any time soon. The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory starting at noon Monday through 9 p.m. Tuesday in Oak Creek and throughout Milwaukee County. Temperatures are expected to peak between 97 and 102 degrees, with heat indices between 100 and 108 degrees, according to the weather service. Monday night is expected to be "muggy." The National Weather Service says the heat can be especially dangerous for young and elderly people, and those with health problems as well as pets. Buckling and cracking of road ways is also possible.
Tuesday, August 2, 2011
Some modifications being made in light of heat advisory.
National Night Out will be held as planned Tuesday night - from 6 to 9 p.m. - though some adjustments will be made in light of the hot temperatures in the forecast. Some of the vendors will be inside the Oak Creek Community Center to allow people to come inside and cool off, said Tina Koenig, the community center's director of service. "We will still have things going on outdoors, but just so people know, they can go in the building," she said. Tonight's event will include the Oak Creek police and fire departments, children's activities and informational booths. Participants can get a passport stamped by vendors to get into a free raffle for kids and adults. Inside the library will be the Friends of the Oak Creek Library's annual book …
Heat advisory goes into effect at 1pm, followed by strong or severe storms, but relief is on its way, say forecasters.
Summer continues its July trend into August, and the National Weather Service has made it official, issuing a heat advisory beginning at 1 p.m. and continuing until 7 p.m. Tuesday. The advisory includes the southern portion of the state, with Milwaukee, Waukesha and Jefferson counties and all counties to the south included in the area. Temperatures are expected to reach the lower to mid 90s, with heat indices reaching 100-105 degrees. An approaching front will usher in the risk for strong or severe storms later this evening, but will bring much-needed drier and cooler air behind it. Temperatures for Wednesday are expected to reach normal highs in the low 80s.
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Weather making things not only uncomfortable, but dangerous.
Oak Creek Mayor Dick Bolender is urging residents to be cautious today as the upper Midwest deals with a vicious heat wave. "Be careful (Wednesday). It will be one of the worst days of the summer," he said prior to Tuesday's Common Council meeting. "Please be careful. (Drink) plenty of water, dress cool. If you got air conditioning, stay in it if you can." Highs are expected to be in the mid 90s, though the heat index will make it feel more like 109 degrees, according to AccuWeather.com. A heat advisory is in effect for Milwaukee County until 9 p.m. Thursday. Public officials stress that residents should take those warnings seriously. The health risks associated with excessive heat are real, especially for elderly people, small children, …
Monday, July 18, 2011
Heat advisory, thunderstorm watch, air quality alert all in play Monday.
Not exactly breaking news here, but the weather forecast isn't looking good for this week. "An extended period of dangerous hot and humid conditions is expected for the week," the National Weather Service says. Southeastern Wisconsin residents will see a brief reprieve of dangerous heat on Tuesday, but it will return Wednesday and possibly last for the week, according to the forecast. Temperatures are expected to be in the mid-90s and dewpoints in the 70s. That means afternoon heat that will feel like — and have the effect of — temperatures up to 110 degrees. In addition, the NWS has put a severe thunderstorm watch in effect until 3 p.m. Monday and has issued an air-quality alert through at least Monday night. The air-quality index is …
Sunday, July 17, 2011
Ozone levels rise with the temperature, making double trouble for those with respiratory problems.
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Sunday, July 17, 2011
The National Weather Service has added an air-quality alert to its heat advisory already in effect through Monday night, making it doubly important for people at risk of heat exhaustion to take precautions. High ozone levels are expected through Monday night, and it's likely that the alert will be continued through much — if not all — of the week. According to the weather service, hot, humid air is expected to remain over southern Wisconsin throughout the week, with temperatures in the mid-90s and dewpoints in the 70s. That means afternoon heat that will feel like — and have the effect — of temperatures up to 110 degrees. On top of that, Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Racine, Kenosha and Sheboygan counties are warned that the air-quality index is …
Tuesday, June 7, 2011
Scorching temperatures sends many to Oak Creek's Lake Michigan shoreline.
Many of Oak Creek's younger residents took to the Bender Park beach today as temperatures climbed into the mid- to high 90s. Milwaukee reached 97 degrees, a new record for June 7. A heat advisory remains in effect until 8 p.m. In case you missed it, the Oak Creek Health Department says residents should make sure they are in a cool place today, as the heat could cause health problems for many.
Several health risks are associated with excessive heat.
With temperatures soaring into the 90s today, the Oak Creek Health Department is urging people to find a cool place and beat the heat. The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory, which begins at noon and lasts until 8 p.m. The health risks associated with excessive heat are real, especially for elderly people, small children, people on medication and people with weight or alcohol problems, Oak Creek Health Officer Judi Price said. Residents can visit the Oak Creek Public Library or community center if they do not have access to air conditioning. For more information on other cool options in Oak Creek, contact the Health Department at (414) 768-6525. Health officials caution residents to slow down and reduce outdoor activities…
Monday, June 6, 2011
Heat advisory issued for southeastern Wisconsin.
Make sure your air conditioner is in working order, because Tuesday is going to be a hot one. The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory, which will be in effect from noon to 8 p.m. Tuesday. Temperatures are expected to reach the mid to upper 90s, with head indexes approaching 100, according to the NWS. Strong thunderstorms are possible late Tuesday night and Wednesday as a cold front moves through.