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, July 20, 2011
During this week of heat advisories and excessive heat conditions there are a few things to keep in mind.
Will there ever be an end to this extreme heat? Well, according to the weather reports it looks like we will continue to be hot and humid at least until the end of the week. With the heat index getting up into the 100s, now more than ever is the time to be careful about too much exposure to the heat and seek out cool spots to get some relief. Heat exhaustion and heat stroke can come on quickly and with little warning. All around Oak Creek and the surrounding areas, outdoor activities are being cancelled and cool spots are extending their hours in an effort to prevent dangerous heat-related issues. The South Milwaukee Fire Department even cancelled their Heritage Days Spaghetti Dinner on Wednesday due to the weather. The Oak Creek Parks and…
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, …
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Residents have extra chances to get relief from the heat.
With the heat wave forecasted to last all week, open swim hours at the Oak Creek High School pool have been extended to 4:30 p.m. through Thursday. Milwaukee County has also extended hours for its pools. Outdoor pools will have an evening session; wading pools and splash pads will be open an additional two hours; and Cool Waters and David F. Schulz water parks will be open until 8 p.m. For more information, visit countyparks.com. The city has more safety information about the heat wave here.