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Environment & Science
Wed June 20, 2012
Yesterday's temperatures in Ann Arbor reached 1995 record of 95 degrees
AnnArbor.com reports that the city's 95 degree high yesterday tied with the record-breaking temperature from 17 years ago:
Tuesday’s sweltering heat in Ann Arbor tied the June 19, 1995 high temperature record for 95 degrees, and today has already been declared an ozone action day, said University of Michigan Weather Observer Dennis Kahlbaum.
"Any time we get into the 90s, there’s warnings out for people that may be more susceptible to high temperatures,” Kahlbaum said. “That always goes hand in hand.”
Pollutants are expected to be in the unhealthy range for sensitive groups.
The action day is in effect for the following Michigan counties: Lenawee, Livingston, Macomb, Monroe, Oakland, St Clair, Washtenaw and Wayne.
This is the fifth air quality alert for Washtenaw County so far this year, with other recent ones occurring on Friday and Saturday.
Tuesday’s heat felt a bit hotter than the actual temperature because of the 98 degree heat index.
As the hot weather continues today, here are some tips from the CDC about how to stay safe in extreme heat.
-Elaine Ezekiel, Michigan Radio Newsroom