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Our summer guide is live, plus heat warning this weekend, plus bug spray is your friend

Lebanon residents Danny Ramirez, Meegan Boldue, and Anastasia Lyapina beat Monday’s heat by spending their afternoon at the ledges of a popular swimming hole off True’s Brook Road in Lebanon, N.H., on June 20, 2016. (Valley News – Mac Snyder) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

The Valley News summer guide is now live, including:

AND MORE! (If you prefer a PDF version of the summer guide, click here.)

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.

Here’s the National Weather Service page for Lebanon, including the current hazardous weather outlook, which says:

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!

Oh yeah, and if that’s not enough, one more thing.

Don’t forget the bug spray.

Severe storm warnings have been issued for most of the Upper Valley

A pattern of potentially dangerous storms are moving across New England, prompting several weather advisories to be issued to much of the area.

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.

Stay safe, everyone!

High fire danger today

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.

* Lightning…None

* 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.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

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.

Red flag.

There could be tornadoes in Vermont tonight 👀

The National Weather Service is warning Vermonters and New Yorkers to be aware that a tornado warning has been issued for parts of either state. The warning is in effect until 10 p.m.

For serious. Tornado watch in effect until 10 p.m. The threat also warns of hail up to the size of quarters and strong winds, which could reach 80 mph. Stay safe!

So, like, gather up your little dogs and whatnot.

 

It could be raining cats and dogs this afternoon

So why don’t you think about adopting one or both?

Lila and Malina are both adoptable in the Upper Valley. Click either picture to learn more.

Lila.

Malina.