Massachusetts Emergency Management (MEMA) Situational Awareness Statement # 1: Heat Advisory June 6-June 8Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency
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 Situation 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
Areas affected: Eastern Essex; Eastern Hampden; Eastern Hampshire Heat Advisory
Issued: June 07 at 4:00AM EDT
Expiring: June 07 at 8:00PM EDT
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 Weather Graphics
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
Report produced by: Shane Snyder-Hawke, All Hazards Planner 24/7 MEMA Dispatch phone: (508) 820-2000