What kind of labor safeguards do we have in DC for those who toil outside in such dangerously high temperatures?”
Related from DPW:
“Summer has arrived in the District and so has the hot weather. With this in mind, trash and recycling crews from the Department of Public Works (DPW) will be starting their daily collection routes one hour earlier at 6 am, beginning Tuesday, July 3. The earlier collection time will remain in effect for the entire summer, ending Monday, September 3.”
Heads up for anyone headed CostCo in NE… they’ve cleared out most of the meat due to the heat and anything still available is ‘insulated’ under cardboard. Other open refrigerated sections are shielded with pull-down shades. Pretty wild ahead of the holiday. This was around 6:30pm Monday night.”
More photos after the jump. (more…)
Photo of one hot raccoon in Woodley Park by John Anthony
From Alert DC:
“The National Weather Service (NWS) reports the temperature is 89 degrees, with heat index of 95 degrees. Heat index values from 100-102 degrees are expected.
Extreme heat is dangerous and can cause illnesses and death. As temperatures rise, you are encouraged to take an active role in your safety and take action to stay cool. (more…)
— Phil Yabut (@philliefan_99) June 5, 2018
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Goodbye Georgetown, it’s been fun pic.twitter.com/ou6LrzkJT1
— Lydia DePillis (@lydiadepillis) June 5, 2018
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From ALERT DC:
“The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a Flash Flood Watch for the District of Columbia from 3pm until 1am Wednesday. Doppler radar indicated thunderstorms producing heavy rain (possibly 1-3 inches) across the area. Isolated severe thunderstorms with damaging wind gusts and large hail are possible this afternoon and evening, as well as heavy rainfall with slow moving thunderstorms.”
Photo by PoPville flickr user Eric P.
“The National Weather Service reports a severe Thunderstorm Watch for the DC Metro Area until 9 PM. There will be 30 to 40 mph winds and wind gust from 60 to 70 mph between 6 and 8 PM tonight. The storm will last approximately a half an hour with possibly an inch of rain. As the storm gets closer it could change to a Thunderstorm Warning. Please clear catch basins and drains and bring light objects inside.”
Photo by PoPville flickr user Mark Andre
From the Mayor’s Office:
“In advance of today’s wintery mix, the DC Snow Team will have plows on hand to treat roads, bridges and overpasses as necessary.
Residents concerned about the treatment or plowing of specific roads should call the Citywide Call Center by dialing 311. For more information about DC’s snow program and preparing for winter weather, or to see where District Snow Team plows are working, go to snow.dc.gov.
Residents and motorists can register to receive important weather alerts from the District on their devices by signing up for AlertDC at alertdc.dc.gov.”
Banneker pool got filled last weekend! Standby for mid/late May opening!!
2500 Georgia Avenue, NW
From the National Park Service:
“The Japanese flowering cherry trees reached peak bloom this afternoon, meaning that 70% of the Yoshino variety (the most abundant of the approximately 3,700 trees around the Tidal Basin, in East Potomac Park, and on the grounds of the Washington Monument) are in full bloom. This is two days later than the average peak bloom date of April 3.
Best viewing of the trees will be for the next four to seven days, but they can last for up to two weeks under ideal conditions, such as cool temperatures to slow the progress from flowers to leaves, and a lack of high winds or heavy rains to bring the petals down.”
Photo by PoPville flickr user angela n.
From the National Parks Service:
“The bloom period has begun, meaning 20% of the Yoshino trees are at full blossom. Peak bloom, occurring when that figure reaches 70%, now projected for April 5-8, thanks to last weekend’s warm temps. Keeping an eye on gusty winds tomorrow, enemy of the blossoms!”
Photo by PoPville flickr user angela n.