Sunday was hot. Really hot. But somehow not quite record-breaking.
Even when it felt like 109 degrees outside, the high on Sunday was only 99 degrees, cooler than the record of the same day and the hottest day ever recorded in Islip, according to the National Weather Service.
The same day in 1991, mercury hit 101 at Long Island MacArthur Airport. This was still less than the record of 3 July 1966 for the highest temperature ever measured at the airport: 104.
Sunday was not even the hottest day of the weekend. Although it surpassed the high of 97 on Saturday, which was the record for the hottest July 20, 1991, it still felt a bit cooler than the heat index of 1
The heat will break strongly on Monday with a 60 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms throughout the day and into the night. High Monday is expected to reach 82 with a low of 69, forecasters said, with a tenth to a quarter inch possible.
The impending cooling can not come fast enough for thousands who lost power on Sunday on Long Island because of the heat.
At the height of the crashes, nearly 6,000 customers had no power Sunday around 7:30 pm according to PSEG Long Island. This number went back around 20.15 clock to about 3,500 customers.
More than 600 crew members were working on the Sunday night outages, said Elizabeth Flagler, spokeswoman for PSEG LI.
"We have just reached the peak, but we were able to keep a close eye on the failures as they arrived," said Flagler, adding that "there is little lagging behind".
A failure card showed that some customers were expected to restore power at 4am on Monday. though Flagler said electricity could be back sooner than the estimated times.
Earlier on Sunday, the utility had estimated that the power would be restored at 18:15. for Nassau and Suffolk and 4:00 pm for the Rockaway Peninsula.
The National Weather Service expects that an excessive heat warning will remain in effect until 9:00 pm.
The weather service warned that the extreme heat in the vulnerable population can quickly lead to heat exhaustion or heat stroke can not stay cool.
Symptoms of heat exhaustion can leave cool, damp skin with goose bumps on heat, heavy sweating, fainting, dizziness, fatigue, weak, fast heart rate, low blood pressure when standing, muscle cramps, nausea, and headaches, the Mayo Clinic said.
Heat stroke is more severe than heat exhaustion, and symptoms may be high body temperature, confusion, speech disorders, irritability, delirium, seizures and coma, change
According to the Mayo Clinic, sweating, nausea and vomiting, reddened skin, fast breathing, heart rate rash, and headaches over the weekend at Long Island Catholic Health Service.
"Yesterday we treated an increased number of patients with heat-related ailments [syncope, fatigue, dehydration]," Dr. Christopher Raio, chair of emergency medicine at the Rockville Center-based agency. "Some work outside, others even on the beach, and a few elderly people who do not have air conditioning at home. We expect the same thing today.
Stony Brook University Hospital had a visit to the heat-related emergency room on Saturday, spokeswoman Kali Chan said.
Diane O'Donnell Northwell spokeswoman Donnell said Sunday: "We've had 30 patients so far." Yesterday, we came to our Long Island EDs for heat-related ailments, eight of which were admitted.
As the temperature rose in the high 90s, even the low temperatures were high.
According to the National Weather Service, Saturday night's low of 78 degrees was a record high, which was linked to the record of 20 July 2013 A weather service spokesman said that the temperature has been measured several times since 2013.
George Gorman, Regional Director for Long Island For the State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, state parks and beaches were crowded, but not the Capacity reached and he expects the same for Sunday, a spokeswoman for the Nassau County also said his beaches were under-capacity.
With Rachelle Blidner.