NEW YORK (AP) — The National Weather Service has issued an extreme heat warning for the New York metropolitan area.
It says dangerous levels of heat and humidity are on tap for Sunday. The advisory is in effect from noon to 8 p.m.
An excessive heat warning is issued when the combination of heat and humidity is expected to make it feel like it's 105 degrees or greater.
We are very happy to continue our new regular feature on The Roundtable, entitled – Ideas Matter: Checking in with the Public Humanities.
It is our chance to check in with the Humanities Councils throughout our 7-State area to discuss important ideas and why they do indeed matter.
This morning we spotlight New York State’s Summer Reading kick-off. Erika Halstead is program officer for the NY Council for the Humanities and she joins us to tell us more.
A study says summer drought in New England is unlikely despite a warm winter and little snow that sent far less water than usual tumbling into streams and rivers.
The U.S. Geological Survey says summer rains play a bigger role than winter snow in feeding waterways.
The study also links stream flows to climate. It said temperatures have been rising for half a century, causing snowpack to melt earlier, which in turn leads to most runoff early in the season.