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Sunday, July 30, 2006

Excessive Heat Watch Issued

The National Weather Service today issued an excessive heat watch for Westport and the tri-state area in effect from Tuesday afternoon through Wednesday evening.

High temperatures are expected to climb to the mid to upper 90s across the lower Hudson Valley, western and central Long Island, and much of southern Connecticut Tuesday and again on Wednesday, an advisory said.

Combined with rather high humidity levels, this will result in heat indices climbing to between 105 and 110 degrees each afternoon.

An excessive heat watch means that a prolonged period of hot temperatures is expected. The combination of hot temperatures and high humidity will combine to create a dangerous situation in which heat illnesses are possible.

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Posted 07/30/06 at 09:13 PM  Permalink



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