Long Valley cooling center opens; Scorching weather forecast

LONG VALLEY, NJ – Need to beat the heat in Long Valley? As temperatures rise to dangerous levels, cooling plants in Long Valley and throughout Morris County are providing some relief for people.

The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory for the Long Valley area on Wednesday, September 6, due to expected high temperatures and high humidity.


Heat index values ​​are expected to reach 103 in the region.

According to Long Valley officials, the Washington Township Public Library located at 37 East Springtown Road will be open today from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. for those who need a place to relax. Other cooling centers across the county can be found here.

As of 9 a.m., 15 New Jersey counties are under a heat warning. Heat index values ​​of 103 could reach 8 p.m. on Wednesday in Morris, Hunterdon, Somerset, Middlesex, Monmouth, Mercer, Salem, Gloucester, Camden and Burlington counties; Forecasters said temperatures near 100 degrees are expected in Passaic, Hudson, Bergen, Essex and Union through 8 p.m. Thursday.

“Simply put, the next few days are going to be very hot,” the National Weather Service said. During a heat wave, practice heat safety wherever you are. Heat-related deaths and illnesses are preventable!

Take a look at the upcoming predictions for this week:

  • Wednesday: Sunny, maximum temperature around 95.
  • Wednesday night: the weather will be clear most of the time, and the minimum temperature will be around 71. The winds will be calm.
  • Thursday: There is a slight chance of rain and thunderstorms after 2 pm, mostly sunny, with a high temperature near 95. Quiet south wind blowing at around 5 mph in the afternoon. The chance of precipitation is 20 percent.
  • Thursday night: Chance of rain and thunderstorms, especially after 8 pm. Mostly cloudy, the low is about 71. The probability of precipitation is 30 percent.
  • Friday: Chance of rain and thunderstorms after 2 p.m., partly sunny, with high temp near 90. Chance of rain is 40 percent.
  • Friday night: Chance of rain and thunderstorms. The weather is often cloudy, with the minimum temperature around 71. The chance of rain is 50 percent.

She advised residents to drink plenty of water, stay in an air-conditioned room, avoid direct sunlight, and check on family and neighbors. Under no circumstances should young children or pets be left unattended in vehicles.

Here are some tips for beating the heat:

  • When possible, reschedule stressful activities for early morning or evening.
  • Learn about the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heatstroke.
  • Wear lightweight, loose clothing when possible, and drink plenty of water.
  • To reduce risks while working outdoors, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration recommends scheduling frequent breaks in shaded or air-conditioned environments.

Anyone experiencing heat exhaustion should be moved to a cool, shaded environment. Heatstroke is a medical emergency. If you experience this, call 911 immediately.

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