A *Heat Advisory* is in effect for much of SNE at the present time. Currently at 11AM, temperatures in Boston and surrounding areas are already approaching the lower to middle 90's! The temperature where I live is already at 92 degrees and Boston's Logan International Airport is sitting at 92 as well. Coupled with dewpoints rising to around 69-72 degrees, the heat index makes it feel about 5-6 degrees higher than the actual air temperature. The heat index is sitting at 97 degrees for Boston right now and with a high temperature between 96-98 degrees, the real feel temperature will likely be in the 101-104 degree range.
Here is what the Heat Advisory entails for SNE at the present time:
...HEAT ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM EDT THIS AFTERNOON...
THE HEAT ADVISORY IS NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM EDT THIS AFTERNOON FORTHE LOWER ELEVATIONS OF SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND AWAY FROM THE SOUTHCOAST.AFTERNOON HIGH TEMPERATURES BETWEEN 94 AND 98 DEGREES WILL RESULT IN HEAT INDEX VALUES BETWEEN 98 AND 102 DEGREES FOR SEVERAL HOURS THIS AFTERNOON.
A HEAT ADVISORY IS ISSUED WHEN HIGH HUMIDITIES ARE EXPECTED TOCOMBINE WITH HOT TEMPERATURES RESULTING IN HEAT INDICES OF100 DEGREES OR GREATER. AVOID PROLONGED WORK IN THE SUN OR INPOORLY VENTILATED AREAS. ALSO...DRINK PLENTY OF WATER AND TRY TO STAY IN AN AIR CONDITIONED ENVIRONMENT.
So be smart and stay cool this afternoon and limit exposure to the sun's peak hours from now 11AM to 4PM. More updates later and if we break the record in Boston, which is 96 degrees for today...I think we will come close if not break it.