Heat advisory for today with high of 91

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 2 July 2018 at 7:39 am

Excessive heat warning cancelled

Photos by Tom Rivers: Doug and Ruth Lake were out in kayaks on Sunday evening on the Erie Canal in Albion, just east of the Ingersoll Street lift bridge. The Lakes have several kayaks that they enjoy sharing with their grandchildren.

The heat wave continues today with a high of 91 degrees for Orleans County. That has prompted the National Weather Service to issue a heat advisory for Orleans County until 10 p.m. today. The excessive heat warning has been cancelled. Previously, the forecast for today showed a high temperature of 96.

The latest forecast shows it won’t be that hot, but the heat index could still reach 100.

“Consecutive days of dangerous heat and humidity will bring an increased risk for heat related illness,” the National Weather Service said. “The elderly, very young, pregnant, and those with heart and respiratory conditions that don’t have access to air conditioning are especially at risk during long lasting heat waves.”

The Weather Service urges people to drink plenty of fluids, try to stay out of the sun and check in on elderly residents.

The high temperatures for the rest of the week include 88 on Tuesday, 90 on Wednesday (July 4), 89 on Thursday, 82 on Friday, 77 on Saturday and 81 on Sunday.

A houseboat, Harriet H. Wiles, is pulled out in Albion on Sunday evening between the Main and Ingersoll lift bridges. The Harriet H. Wiles is owned by the Mid-Lakes Navigation Company in Skaneateles. Mid-Lakes is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. The business was founded in 1968. In the mid-1980s, Mid-Lakes began building rental canalboats patterned after the traditional English narrowboats that are available for charter.

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