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Old 07-16-2019, 10:47 AM
 
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https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/16/n...heat-wave.html

When is a heat wave declared?

The designation happens when the temperature reaches at least 90 degrees for three consecutive days. Between 1876 and 2011, there were 263 heat waves in New York City, according to the National Weather Service.

Most of those heat waves lasted three days. One lasted 12 days! New York City’s longest heat wave. It started on Aug. 24, 1953, and ended on Sept. 4. Temperatures reached 100 degrees, and then 102 degrees, before waning. In six of those days, the temperature was 98 degrees or higher.

What are the temperatures going to be this week?

Today’s high temperature will be near 90 degrees, the Weather Service predicted. Tomorrow it may hit a high of 91 degrees. Thursday may be a little cooler, at 85 degrees.

After that, watch out. The temperature really starts to increase: Friday through Sunday, the highs could reach 95 degrees or more.

Upper Manhattan and the Bronx are “particularly heat sensitive,” according to Jaime Madrigano, a policy researcher at the RAND Corporation who was featured in a video by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

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Old 07-16-2019, 11:46 AM
 
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https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/16/n...heat-wave.html

When is a heat wave declared?

The designation happens when the temperature reaches at least 90 degrees for three consecutive days. Between 1876 and 2011, there were 263 heat waves in New York City, according to the National Weather Service.

Most of those heat waves lasted three days. One lasted 12 days! New York City’s longest heat wave. It started on Aug. 24, 1953, and ended on Sept. 4. Temperatures reached 100 degrees, and then 102 degrees, before waning. In six of those days, the temperature was 98 degrees or higher.

What are the temperatures going to be this week?

Today’s high temperature will be near 90 degrees, the Weather Service predicted. Tomorrow it may hit a high of 91 degrees. Thursday may be a little cooler, at 85 degrees.

After that, watch out. The temperature really starts to increase: Friday through Sunday, the highs could reach 95 degrees or more.

Upper Manhattan and the Bronx are “particularly heat sensitive,” according to Jaime Madrigano, a policy researcher at the RAND Corporation who was featured in a video by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

I'll definitely be getting my monies worth - this is the time except for work on Friday, I will not leave my apartment or if I do, I'll be back in by 10:00 am.
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Old 07-16-2019, 12:03 PM
 
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My house feels a bit cooler thanks to the tree planted in front of my house during the million tree planting. The shade has cooled the concrete in front of my front steps and in the late afternoon shades the front of my house. Would say there is definitely a cooler feeling and lots less glare. Hope the tree grows an other 5 feet taller for more shade, tree is like 12 -15 feet tall now.
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Old 07-16-2019, 01:04 PM
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my working class dad always went with a 3+ days of 90+ heat equals AC worthy policy - lol. today is the first day that i am running the AC before I hit the door.
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Old 07-16-2019, 01:07 PM
 
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Upper Manhattan and the western Bronx don't get any ocean breeze
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Old 07-16-2019, 02:35 PM
 
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my working class dad always went with a 3+ days of 90+ heat equals AC worthy policy - lol. today is the first day that i am running the AC before I hit the door.
I've become your dad. It's been pretty cool so far
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Old 07-16-2019, 03:55 PM
 
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Upper Manhattan and the western Bronx don't get any ocean breeze
I was just going to ask why Upper Manhattan & the Bronx get it worse. How's where you're at when it's 95 or above?
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Old 07-16-2019, 03:59 PM
 
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I was just going to ask why Upper Manhattan & the Bronx get it worse. How's where you're at when it's 95 or above?
I went outside a few hours ago, its actually breezy and tolerable. When there's no breeze, it's pretty hot with no shade.
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Old 07-16-2019, 04:24 PM
 
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Cross your fingers the power grid holds up.
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Old 07-16-2019, 05:15 PM
 
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I went outside a few hours ago, its actually breezy and tolerable. When there's no breeze, it's pretty hot with no shade.
The sun is setting where I am now, it's getting cooler at 7pm. Last few nights have slept with the fan in the buff and it's been cool. It's hot, but it's breezy. We have trees in the back Yard giving shade and keep the concrete cooler and not radiating so much heat at night. Same for front of the house. I am tree hugger but that million tree planting must have helped many neighborhoods keep the temperature down a few degrees.
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