Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Today is the third straight day of high temperatures and higher humidity. It is critical to stay cool. Let us know your plan to stay out of the heat.
At the risk of stating the obvious: It's hot out there. The National Weather Service is forecasting a third straight day with temperatures approaching 90 around Bristol and Warren. Worse, the dew point (a measure of moisture in the air) is higher than 70 degrees again today, producing the humidity that makes it feel much hotter than the actual temperature. While late afternoon thunderstorms — some of which could be severe — forecasted to help cool things off today and for the rest of the week, there are sure to be more heat waves this summer as the entire country continues to experience a blast of hot air. Heat is the number one weather-related killer in the United States, the weather service reports, resulting in hundreds of deaths each …
The Bayside YMCA invites anyone in Barrington, Warren and Bristol to use the outdoor pool for free on Wednesday.
Another scorcher is forecast for the region on Wednesday, with plenty of humidity and temperatures in the mid-90s. So, the Bayside YMCA at the end of West Street is inviting you again to use its outdoor pool for free. The YMCA allowed anyone who wanted to cool down on Tuesday — the second day in a row of high heat and energy-sapping humidity — to use the pool. Almost double the usual number of swimmers — more than 100 — took advantage, according to the pool supervisor. The outside pool is open from 11 am to 7 pm. Head there anytime.
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Heatstroke can be fatal for pets. The Humane Society of the United States reminds pet owners to make sure their dog gets plenty of water and to limit the intensity of exercise.
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Wednesday, June 20, 2012
According to the National Weather Service, the region is on the cusp of a brutal, if brief, heat wave. The NWS is predicting a high temperature of 96 on Wednesday and 97 on Thursday. Make sure to drink plenty of fluids and stay in air conditioning whenever possible. But it's not just people who have to worry about the heat. Our furry friends also have a hard time keeping cool. The Humane Society of the United States offers the following tips for keeping your pets safe and cool during the extreme heat this week: Never leave your pets in a parked car. On a warm day, temperatures inside a vehicle can rise rapidly to dangerous levels. On an 85 degree day, for example, the temperature inside a car with the windows opened slightly can reach 102…
Friday, July 22, 2011
The Bristol Department of Parks and Recreation worked hard to keep campers cool on Friday.
With temperatures nearing 100 degrees, Bristol camp counselors and Department of Parks and Recreation staff members did what they could to keep campers cool on Friday, July 22. "It was brutal this morning," says Sarah Klein, Assistant Director of Bristol Parks and Recreation. According to Bristol Parks and Recreation Director Walter Burke, the camp staff had originally planned to have a treasure hunt on Friday, but due to the heat, they planned to lay low. "We didn't want kids running around and exhausting themselves today," Burke says. Klein says that the number of campers significantly decreases when hot days strike. "We normally have more than 200 kids, but today we had about 100 to 150," she says. "We're just doing what we can to …