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National Weather Service says heavy rain and thunderstorms are coming back through this evening

Black River plays at Windsor in soccer on Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018. Windsor defeated Black river, 3-2, in double overtime. (Valley News – August Frank) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

Don’t say we never told you nothin’. An excerpt from the Lebanon forecast:

Showers and thunderstorms likely before 9pm, then a chance of showers between 9pm and 10pm. Some of the storms could be severe. Patchy fog after 2am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 53. Southwest wind 5 to 15 mph becoming northwest after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Dartmouth sociology professor says we’ve been conditioned to love fall

Too soon?

(Brett Critchley/Dreamstime/TNS)

Kathryn Lively told the Huffington Post that we humans are “conditioned from a very early age that the autumn comes with all these exciting things. As children, we come to associate fall with going back to school, new school supplies, seeing friends. It’s exciting, for most. We still respond to this pattern that we experienced for eighteen years.”

It may not feel like fall right now, and tomorrow’s not gonna be much different, but the National Weather Service mercifully reports that “much cooler air” will arrive shortly after that, so I’m sure we’ll all be super basic by the end of the week.

Read about our autumnal obsession and the science that Lively says drives us at the HuffPo piece.

Upper Valley Ambulance offers welfare checks for folks at risk during high heat

Clay Odell, executive director of Upper Valley Ambulance, posted the following on the listserve:

Tuesday and Wednesday this week are forecast to be very hot and humid. These conditions can be particularly dangerous for elders. Upper Valley Ambulance is offering to make home visits to check in on the welfare of at-risk individuals during this period. This is only for folks who live in the communities covered by Upper Valley Ambulance, and there is no charge for the service. If you or a loved one can benefit from this over the next couple of days, please email info@uppervalleyambulance.com or call 802-333-4043 extension 102.

Upper Valley Ambulance’s coverage area in New Hampshire is Orford and Piermont. In Vermont, it’s Bradford, Corinth, Fairlee, Strafford, Thetford, Vershire and West Fairlee.

High temps prompt Lebanon officials to announce public cooling areas

Sitting here in the A/C, it’s easy for me to forget that it’s very not cold outside.

I was reminded of the temps when the Lebanon Fire Department put out a news release about cooling areas.

These locations will be open for the public to beat the heat, today through Friday:

Lynn Kelley, of Quechee, left, and Rodney Eldred, of Tunbridge, right, at the Kilton Library on Sept. 10, 2015. (Valley News – James M. Patterson) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

Lebanon residents will also have free access to the Lebanon Pool from Tuesday through Friday, according to the news release.

They will be required to show ID as proof of residence.

Monday through Saturday:
Adult Lap Swim (Ages 18+): Noon to 1 p.m.
Open Swim (All Ages): 1 p.m. to 3:50 p.m.
Family Swim and Adults: 4:10 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Ages 13 and under must have adult supervision during Family Swim.

Last but not least, Lebanon fire officials reminded folks that “anyone requiring immediate assistance or suffering a heat emergency should call 911 immediately,” and information on staying safe in the heat can be found at https://lebanonnh.gov/381/Summer-Safety.