Hot times on the Fourth of July

DOVER — Fittingly enough, the temperature has been “hotter than a firecracker” in the week leading up to today’s Fourth of July festivities in Dover. Alex Staarmann, a meteorologist for the National Weather Service in Mount Holly, New Jersey, said that Monday was the most brutal day during the nearly week-long heat wave, but added […]

Extended Code Orange warning issued for Delaware

DOVER — The National Weather Service in Mount Holly, New Jersey, issued a hazardous weather outlook Wednesday afternoon that extends through the coming days. With sunshine and an expected high temperature of 94 forecast for Thursday afternoon, the heat index is expected to be around 100 degrees. A similar heat index is expected Friday and […]

Summer brings possible heat dangers

DOVER — Monday was the first day of summer and the Division of Public Health took the day as an opportunity to remind Delawareans how to deal with excessive heat. Public Health officials say a heat wave is when the temperature exceeds 95 degrees. Part of the problem, according to spokeswoman Jennifer Brestel, is that […]