Last week, the heat was already blamed for the deaths of at least three people. More lives are jeopardized by excessive heat warnings and clues from eastern Kansas and Oklahoma on Sundays to Maine and South Carolina.
Before the start of the weekend, the mayors of Boston New York Philadelphia and Washington, DC declared heat emergencies and both New York City and Baltimore issued Code Red Extreme Heat Alerts. Heat emergencies are expected to end on either Sunday or Monday, unless canceled or extended.
"The temperatures we see in our city [this weekend] may be the highest we've seen in years, take it seriously." New York Mayor Bill de Blasio urged his city in Twitter posts Saturday afternoon.
Heat disturbances typically include the opening of cooling centers, the extension of public pool hours, and cities that often have to comply with special measures residents in safety.
The sun rises over New York City and the Empire State Building, while a man sprays water on Saturday, July 20, 2019, in Hoboken, New Jersey, for Saturday and Sunday with a forecast Heat Index well over 100. (AP Photo / Eduardo Munoz Alvarez)
Police in Braintree, Massachusetts, called on people to stop committing crimes until the heat wave is over.
"People. Due to the extreme heat, we ask anyone who thinks of criminal activity to hold back until Monday, "the department wrote on Friday in a Facebook post. Swiss Post has won more than 120,000 shares since Friday.
The mood was confirmed by the Pelham Police Department in New Hampshire.
Due to the extreme heat, the Pelham Police Department officially ceases all criminal activity. For today, it's just too hot to commit crime outside. We ask all emerging criminals, seasoned veterans and those who commit boredom crimes to stay inside, "the department wrote in a Facebook post late Friday afternoon.
The AccuWeather RealFeel® temperature at nearby Nashua airport , New Hampshire, reached EDT for the third consecutive year on the centenary of visitors across the mid-Atlantic, including all major cities along Corridor I-95, Sunday before noon.
"The actual high of 100 F in Baltimore on Saturday AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Kristina Pydynowski says it was the city's first three-digit measurement since July 25, 2016.
"Although the heat was extreme during daylight hours, the nights did not bring any relief," she added. 19659004] The "low" temperature in Boston on Sunday morning was 83. For comparison, the average daily high is 82.
Bradley International Airport at Windsor Locks, Connecticut, reached 100 EDT at 14:00 Sunday . The record high for the 21st of July was reset to 101 in 1991.
"A westerly wind left the heat hovering over Massachusetts & # 39; Cape Cod on Sunday," Pydynowski said. "In Chatham, temperatures rose until the early 1990s, when a high in the mid-1970s is more common at this time of year."
From northeast to New Mexico, at least seven record highs fell on Saturday at . It is expected that further records will change in the northeast before the heat wave ends until Monday.
The John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York rose to 99 on Saturday, breaking the record of 96 set in 2013 and 1991.
On Saturday night, Pittsburgh International Airport recorded an off-hour measurement (an observation that occurs between the usual peaks of the hour) and a dew point of 80 degrees Fahrenheit . According to the National Weather Service, since 1948, July 18, 1952, the airport has measured only an hourly delta point of 80 degrees Fahrenheit.
In central Pennsylvania, Harrisburg and Altoona set daily records for the highest lows on Saturday. The temperature in Harrisburg dropped to just 79, breaking the previous record from 2015. The average daily high is 86 for the outlook. In Altoona, the temperature dropped to 74 and broke a nearly 30-year record of 72 degrees in 1991. The daily average is 82.
A handful of events scheduled for the weekend were either canceled or prematurely postponed The Heat.
On Thursday night, the Verizon New York City Triathlon 2019 was canceled due to severe heat warnings and thunderstorms in the Greater New York City area. There will not be an alternative race weekend. The race was previously scheduled for Sunday.
Although the race was canceled, Triathlon and Life Time distribute water bottles and Gatorade at a drinking station.
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Horse races on Saturday at the Saratoga racetrack in New York have also been postponed.
"This is a responsible and prudent decision, consistent with our New York Racetrack Heat Management Protocol, to ensure a safe race for all participants." Gaming Commission Equine Medical Director Scott E. Palmer said in a statement.
Racers and spectators have to deal with the oppressive heat on Sunday afternoon at Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series.
"At high temperatures in the late '90s, it gets hot on Sunday" Hot on the bleachers, "said Alan Reppert, Senior Meteorologist at AccuWeather.
The AccuWeather RealFeel® temperature is expected at the start of the race Close to 100 degrees Fahrenheit.
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Residents of areas of excessive heat exposure It is recommended that you stay indoors and retain moisture as many areas fall below AccuWeather RealFeel® temperatures, which are considered "dangerous heat." These high temperatures can cause dehydration, heat stroke, and heat exhaustion and heat-cramps when someone is out for a long time.
Remember to keep children and pets unattended in hot weather in vehicles under no circumstances. Car interiors can reach deadly temperatures very quickly. It only takes two minutes for a car to reach unsafe temperatures. There were already 21 children who died when they were left behind for a long time in a car.
On Thursday, the National Weather Service Bureau in Omaha, Nebraska demonstrated how hot cars can become in summer by baking bis biscuits on the front dashboard. After a total of eight hours, the staff had their snack. However, it took much less, until the interior reached a veritable baking heat.
"This is a good time to remind everyone that your car is actually getting deadly hot. Look, before you lock up! On average, 38 kids die hot cars every year. Do not be statistics!" The service published a photo of a thermometer showing 175 degrees F for the surface of the baking pan after spending an hour in the car. It took 45 minutes for the dough to rise.
"The relief from the oppressive heatwave will sweep over the central states of the US and the northeastern US until well into the early week, but at the expense of severe thunderstorms and overflowing rainstorms." according to Pydynowski.
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