• Massachusetts Emergency Management (MEMA) Situational Awareness Statement # 1: Heat Advisory June 6-June 8


    Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency

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    Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency
    Situational Awareness Statement # 1
    Subject: Heat Advisory June 6th-8th
    Date/Time: June 7, 2021 10:30am
    Incident or Event Overview
    The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a heat advisory throughout most of the Commonwealth. The advisory is issued from Sunday 6/6 to Tuesday 6/8 with most of the region experiencing temperatures above 90 degrees. Temperature highs will be 90-95 degrees each day of the advisory with Monday 6/7 being the hottest forecasted day. The heat index (Apparent Temperature) values will be in the mid to upper 90s on Monday and low 90s on Tuesday. The heat wave is expected to break Wednesday (6/9) night bringing cooler and less humid weather on Thursday and Friday.
    Impacts/ Potential Impacts
    • Very hot temperatures with moderate humidity
    • Overnight lows remain very warm, not cooling below 70F in the urban centers
    • Potential of heat related issues to at risk population and those doing higher levels of outdoor physical activities
    Weather Forecast Overview
    Advisories, Watches and Warnings
    Air Quality Alert
    Issued: June 07 at 8:38AM EDT
    Urgency: Unknown
    Areas affected: Eastern Essex; Eastern Hampden; Eastern Hampshire
    Heat Advisory
    Issued: June 07 at 4:00AM EDT
    Expiring: June 07 at 8:00PM EDT
    Urgency: Expected
    Areas affected: Central Middlesex County; Eastern Franklin; Eastern Hampden; Eastern Hampshire; Eastern Norfolk; Northern Bristol; Northwest Middlesex County; Southeast Middlesex; Suffolk; Western Essex; Western Norfolk; Western Plymouth
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    MEMA Operations
    The State Emergency Operations Center (SEOC) is operating at Level 1 (Steady State Monitoring). MEMA will continue to monitor the situation and will disseminate additional Situational Awareness Statements, as necessary.
    Preparedness and Safety Information
    • Safety and preparedness tips for extreme heat: www.mass.gov/mema/heat
      • Never leave children or pets alone in a closed vehicle. Even with the windows cracked open, interior temperatures can rise almost 20°F within 10 minutes.
      • Check with your local officials to find locations of cooling centers near you.
      • Know the symptoms of and watch out for heat-related illnesses like heat cramps, heat exhaustion, and heat stroke. Call 9-1-1 to report emergencies.
      • Be a good neighbor. Check on family, friends, and neighbors, especially the elderly, those who live alone, those with medical conditions, those who may need additional assistance, and those who may not have air conditioning.
    Stay Informed
    For additional information and updated forecasts, see www.weather.gov/boston (National Weather Service Norton) and www.weather.gov/albany (National Weather Service Albany)  
    Utilize MEMA’s real-time power outage viewer to stay informed about current power outages in your community and region, and across the state, including information from utility companies about restoration times: http://mema.mapsonline.net/public.html  
    Online Resources
    Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency www.mass.gov/mema  
    MEMA's Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/MassachusettsEMA  
    MEMA Twitter @MassEMA  
    Federal Emergency Management Agency www.fema.gov  
    National Weather Service Boston/ Norton, MA  www.weather.gov/boston  
    National Weather Service/Albany, NY www.weather.gov/albany  
    National Weather Service Weather Prediction Center www.wpc.ncep.noaa.gov/  
    National Weather Service Storm Prediction Center  www.spc.noaa.gov/  
    Northeast River Forecast Center www.weather.gov/nerfc/  
    National Hurricane Center www.nhc.noaa.gov  
    Mass211 www.mass211.org  
    Report produced by: Shane Snyder-Hawke, All Hazards Planner
    24/7 MEMA Dispatch phone: (508) 820-2000