Heat Coordination Message #2 – Tuesday 6/18/24-Friday 6/21/24 Heat Wave Potential

Hello to all…

..An intense heat wave will affect the region away from the immediate coast Tuesday through Friday. We have experienced these types of heat waves before although this is a bit earlier than normal which makes it a bit more unusual. This message is to advise folks to take precautions against the heat while continuing to do outdoor activities etc. being mindful of the heat and to take breaks, drink plenty of liquids and to assure to cool down as needed to prevent heat related illnesses..
..A Heat Advisory is in effect from 12 PM to 7 PM Tuesday for heat indices up to 97 degrees and an Excessive Heat Watch remains in effect for Hartford, Tolland Counties of Connecticut, Eastern Franklin, Central Middlesex, Western Essex, Eastern Hampshire, Eastern Hampden, Western Norfolk and Southeast Middlesex Counties of Massachusetts from Wednesday Afternoon through Friday Evening for heat indices up to 105 possible..
..A Heat Advisory is in effect for Windham County Connecticut, Western Franklin, Worcester, Eastern Essex, Western Hampshire, Western Hampshire, Suffolk, Northern Middlesex, and Northwest Providence Counties of Rhode Island from 12 PM Tuesday through 7 PM Friday for heat indices up to 99 expected..
..A Heat Advisory is now in effect from 12 PM Wednesday Afternoon to Friday Evening 7 PM for North-Central Bristol, North-Central Plymouth Counties of Massachusetts, Southeast Providence, Kent and Bristol Counties of Rhode Island for heat indices up to 97 expected..
..Areas outside of the excessive heat watch and advisories will still be warm and humid so taking additional heat precautions would be reasonable to take in these areas..
..Looking ahead, Amateur Radio Field Day weekend takes place Friday through Sunday of this week. At this time, it looks warm and humid but not as hot as during the week but there continues to be the potential for thunderstorms and an attendant lightning risk. Other specifics won’t be known until later this week. Amateur Radio Field Day weather/severe weather coordination messages will be started on Thursday. An additional Heat Coordination Message will be posted if time allows either tonight and/or Wednesday Morning. Below is the NWS Boston/Norton Excessive Heat Watch/Heat Advisory Statement, Enhanced Hazardous Weather Outlook, Facebook post from NWS Boston/Norton on the heat wave expected for this week and Heat Safety Tips & Resources..

NWS Boston/Norton Excessive Heat Watch/Heat Advisory Statement:

NWS Boston/Norton Area Forecast Discussion:

NWS Boston/Norton Enhanced Hazardous Weather Outlook:

NWS Boston/Norton Facebook Graphics on Heat Wave:

NWS Heat Safety Tips & Resources:

Respectfully Submitted,

Robert Macedo (KD1CY)
ARES SKYWARN Coordinator
Eastern Massachusetts ARES Section Emergency Coordinator
Home Phone #: (508) 994-1875
Home/Data #: (508) 997-4503
Email Address: rmacedo@rcn.com
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