Lebanon officials have announced cooling areas that will be open today, Tuesday and Thursday. City residents will also get free access to the Lebanon pool.
Due to the extreme weather conditions the following facilities will be open to the public as cooling areas for July 2, 3 & 5, 2018.
9 East Park Street
Lebanon, NH 03766
Hours – 10AM-8PM
80 Main Street
West Lebanon, NH 03784
Hours – 10AM-8PM
UPPER VALLEY SENIOR CENTER
10 Campbell Street
Lebanon, NH 03766
Hours – 8AM – 3PM
FOR SENIORS ONLY
In addition to the above Lebanon Residents will be provide FREE access to the Lebanon Pool from July 2 – 5, 2018. Pool hours are 12PM – 7PM. Residents will be required to present identification as proof of residency.
Anyone requiring immediate assistance or suffering a heat emergency should call 911 immediately. Information on staying safe in the heat can be found at: https://lebanonnh.gov/381/Summer-Safety.
For further information please contact Chief Chris Christopoulos, Jr. at 603-448-8810.
Lebanon Pool Hours as follows: Monday – Saturday:
Adult Lap Swim (Ages 18+): Noon – 1 pm
Open Swim (All Ages): 1 pm – 3:50 pm
Family Swim and Adults: 4:10 pm – 7 pm
Ages 13 and under must have adult supervision during
(Speaking of pools, I continue to see questions on Facebook about the shuttered public pool in White River Junction, so here is another reminder Hartford is looking for your opinion on what to do with the Sherman Manning Pools.)
It includes this list of precautions to protect yourself from the heat:
- Wear sunscreen and loose, lightweight, light-colored clothing to help keep cool.
- Avoid leaving children, seniors, pets or people with health conditions in a parked vehicle.
- Stick to cool places like basements or air-conditioned rooms. Those without such spaces at home can go to an air-conditioned public building, such as a public library or shopping mall.
- Drink more water than usual, even before thirst hits. Avoid alcoholic or caffeinated beverages.
- Periodically swim, play under a sprinkler or take a cool shower.
- Reduce outdoor work and exercise, and limit it to the cooler parts of the day.
- Ask for help in the case of illness.
The Hanover dispatch Facebook page also shared this helpful graphic from the National Weather Service over the weekend.
And, last but not least, our list of Upper Valley swimming holes is included in this year’s summer guide. I dug out this map from a couple years ago and created a new version, in case you’re into that kind of thing!
The Valley News summer guide is now live, including:
Speaking of summertime …
It’s going to be hot hot heat this weekend. Here is a warning from the Norwich town officials:
A prolonged period of dangerously high temperatures and heat index values are expected to impact the Upper Valley. High temperatures will reach 90+ degrees on Saturday, and should continue 90+ degrees through Wednesday (July 4th). The highest temperatures and heat indices are expected Sunday and Monday, with temperatures 95-99F and heat index values above 100 degrees.
A hot and humid air mass will move into the region this weekend, bringing a prolonged period of high heat and humidity. It is possible that Heat Advisory criteria (heat index 95 degrees) will be exceeded for portions of the area as early as Sunday and extending into next week. There is the potential for strong to severe thunderstorms to move into the region from the north Saturday evening and Saturday night. The primary threat from these storms would be damaging winds.
So when someone tells you to “go jump in a lake” this weekend, they are probably just concerned for your health. Be careful out there, folks!
— Tyler Jankoski (@TylerJankoski) June 26, 2018
Oh yeah, and if that’s not enough, one more thing.
— Valley News (@VNewsUV) June 29, 2018
A pattern of potentially dangerous storms are moving across New England, prompting several weather advisories to be issued to much of the area.
A severe thunderstorm watch has been issued for parts of ME, NH, NY, VT until 10 PM EDT pic.twitter.com/skCLFmaEGM
— NWS Gray (@NWSGray) June 18, 2018
One of the earliest warnings (seen above) was issued around 2:50 p.m. on Monday by the National Weather Service’s station in Gray, Maine. The station monitors much of Maine and New Hampshire. (You can keep an eye on the area’s active warnings by clicking here.)
Because of the tornado alert in Grafton County on Monday evening, staff and shoppers at the Hanover Co-op Food Store were escorted to the basement of the store for roughly 20 minutes until the danger passed.
The warning will remain in effect until 10 p.m. tonight.
UPDATE: The National Weather Service in Burlington has issued a warning about possible flooding in the state.
7:30 PM – the threat for severe thunderstorms has ended, but there will still be some concern for heavy rain and localized flooding over the northern portions of New York and Vermont through about midnight. #vtwx #nywx pic.twitter.com/9kJW6BLW3Z
— NWS Burlington (@NWSBurlington) June 18, 2018
Stay safe, everyone!
Be careful, folks.
Via Hanover Dispatch:
RED FLAG WARNING!!!
NOTICE: THE ONLINE FIRE PERMIT IS SHUTDOWN FOR 5/11/18
CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS EXPECTED TODAY…
THE NWS HAS ISSUED A RED FLAG WARNING WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM THIS MORNING TO 8 PM EDT THIS EVENING FOR CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS..
The Fire Weather Watch is no longer in effect.
Very dry air will produce relative humidity values around 20 percent today. In addition, a northwest wind of 10 to 20 mph is expected with higher gusts, setting the stage for rapid fire growth if a fire were to occur. Good moisture recovery is expected tonight followed by wetting rains across southern zones Saturday.
**Winds…Northwest 5 to 15 mph with gusts up to 25 mph.
* Timing…Late this morning into early evening.
* Relative Humidity…As low as 18 percent.
* Temperatures…Mid 50s to mid 60s.
* Impacts…Very dry conditions will combine with gusty
northwest winds to produce dangerous conditions for wildfires.
If a fire develops, it could spread rapidly in these
conditions. Use extra precaution to avoid starting a fire.
No Open Burning is Recommended Today!
A Red Flag Warning means that critical fire weather conditions
are either occurring now….or will shortly. A combination of
strong winds…low relative humidity…and warm temperatures can
contribute to extreme fire behavior.