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Ed. Note: Don’t forget, these pools will stay open until 9pm through Sunday.

From Alert DC:

“National Weather Service reports an upgrade to the Heat Advisory to an Excessive Heat Warning, which is in effect from 11AM- 9PM. The Heat Advisory is no longer in effect.

Heat Index Values: Near 110 degrees today, then potentially 110 to 115 degrees Saturday and Sunday due to temperatures in the upper 90s to around 100 degrees and dewpoints in the lower to middle 70s.

Impacts: Dangerously high temperatures and humidity could quickly cause heat stress or heat stroke if precautions are not taken.

Precautionary/Preparedness Actions: Read More

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From Homeland Security Emergency Management Agency (HSEMA):

“Due to today’s severe weather, the Bowser Administration advises the following road closures remain in effect and will likely be closed for the duration of the afternoon rush hour.

Canal Road, NW (Foxhall Road to Chain Bridge Road)
4700 Block of South Capitol Street, SE
1800 Block of Kalorama Road, NW
Arizona Avenue, NW (between Canal and MacArthur Boulevard)
Northbound I-395 at the 7th Street Ramp

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Thanks to Rachel for sharing from Alexandria: “Hopefully they’ll be done cooking by 5 :) maximum internal temp so far has been 175°F”

She tells me she does this every year and is thinking of making Nachos next. Call me old fashioned but personally I want to see some eggs frying! Read More

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From DC Alerts:

“The National Weather Service in Sterling Virginia has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for the southeastern area of the District of Columbia until 4:00 PM. At 3:10 PM a severe thunderstorm was located over Centreville, Virginia moving east at 30 mph. HAZARD: Ping pong ball size hail and 60 mile per hour wind gusts. IMPACT: Read More

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2500 Georgia Avenue, NW

From DPR:

“On Friday, May 24, at 4 pm, Mayor Muriel Bowser and the DC Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) will host hundreds of residents to kick off the 2019 outdoor pool season with the annual celebratory event, “Jump In, DC” at Langdon Park Pool and Spray Park located at 2860 Mills Avenue, NE.

“We are ecstatic to officially welcome residents from across all eight wards to one of our premier aquatic facilities, as we open pools and highlight some of the great things taking place in our parks and recreation centers,” said DPR Director Delano Hunter.

Langdon Park Pool, renovated in 2018, is the only outdoor pool in DPR’s inventory that has a combination pool and spray park. The pool party will include live entertainment, food, giveaways, a live broadcast by WKYS on-air personality, Little Bacon Bear, and the ceremonial jumping into the pool.

This year, joining the Mayor will be 100 year-old, 10-time National Senior Games swim medalist, and Ward 5 resident, John Tatum. Mr. Tatum recently celebrated his 100 birthday this past April and will be on hand when the first attendees jump in the pool to mark the beginning of outdoor pool season.

All DPR outdoor pools and spray parks will be open the following day Saturday, May 25, through Memorial Day Monday, May 27. Pools then remain open on a weekend-only schedule (Saturday and Sunday) through June 16. Read More

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