Saturday, July 21, 2012
This week's posts from Woodbury Patch bloggers.
What’s the word from your neighbors in Woodbury? Here are this week’s blog posts. If you're interested in joining our Local Voices roll, email firstname.lastname@example.org. The Color Run The Twin Cities hosts The Color Run to promote fun, fitness and supporting a local charity. (Sara Lein) New Listings in Woodbury Hit High Point for 2012 The 4th of July has passed and the summer swell of listing inventory is on... about time. Good news is that pending homes continue to rise and we are still around 4 months of overall inventory! (Matthew Johnson) Hot Enough for Ya? Some well-known and a few wacky ways to bring down the heat when the thermometer rises. (Vicki Strong) Heat Stroke: Causes, Symptoms and Treatment of This Deadly Summer Threat Can't …
Thursday, July 5, 2012
The National Weather Service has extended its Excessive Heat Warning through 7 p.m. Friday.
The news of the day is it's still hot. The National Weather Service has extended its Excessive Heat Warning through 7 p.m. Friday. The forecast calls for a high of 95 degrees in Woodbury on Thursday and a high of 90 degrees on Friday. According to the National Weather Service: ANOTHER DAY OF NEAR RECORD HEAT AND HIGH HUMIDITY LIES AHEAD FOR MUCH OF THE AREA. SOME MODERATION WILL OCCUR TODAY IN CENTRAL MINNESOTA IN THE WAKE OF A WEAK COOL FRONT. TEMPERATURES THIS AFTERNOON IN SOUTHERN MINNESOTA INTO WESTERN WISCONSIN WILL BE IN THE 95 TO 100 DEGREE RANGE WITH HEAT INDEX VALUES OF 105 TO 112 DEGREES. THE COOL FRONT WILL SETTLE NEAR THE IOWA BORDER THIS AFTERNOON AND WILL THEN LIFT BACK NORTH TONIGHT AND FRIDAY AS A WARM FRONT. THIS WILL …
Tuesday, July 3, 2012
With temperatures in the mid-90s expected to continue this week, Patch asked Woodbury firefighters how they beat the heat.
It’s hard enough sitting outside with a glass of lemonade when the thermometer hits the mid-90s... Try strapping on more than 40 pounds of equipment and attacking a fire. For the Woodbury Fire Department, staying ahead of the heat takes tactics, preparation and a whole lot of water. “Stay hydrated before you get into your gear, because you’re not going to be able to catch up in this heat,” firefighter Russ Hawkinson said Monday. It’s important for a firefighter to “know your body,” he said, and not push too hard. “Because the heat’s going to win," Hawkinson said. During hot summer days, the fire department packs coolers full of ice water, but also keeps tabs on how long a firefighter is battling a blaze. Firefighters rotate between …
Monday, July 2, 2012
The heat advisory is in effect from noon to 10 p.m. Monday.
The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory for Woodbury and the Twin Cities area today from noon to 10 p.m. today, July 2. * TEMPERATURE...HIGHS TODAY WILL VARY FROM 92 TO 97...AND DEW POINTS WILL BE IN THE LOWER 70S. THIS WILL RESULT IN HEAT INDEX VALUES FROM 100 TO 108 ACROSS MUCH OF CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN MINNESOTA. * FORECAST...DEPENDING ON HOW WIDESPREAD THE STORMS ARE TONIGHT... THE HEAT MAY RETURN QUICKLY ON TUESDAY...OR IT MAY BE SLIGHTLY DELAYED UNTIL WEDNESDAY. EITHER WAY...HOT WEATHER IS IN THE FORECAST FOR THE MIDDLE AND LATTER PART OF THE WEEK. ADDITIONAL WARNINGS OR ADVISORIES MAY BE NEEDED THROUGH FRIDAY. * IMPACTS...THE HOT AND HUMID CONDITIONS WILL LEAD TO A HEIGHTENED RISK OF HEAT RELATED STRESS AND ILLNESS. IF…
Monday, July 18, 2011
Woodbury players brave the heat to compete in Oakdale tournament.
Temperatures were steamy and the fields soggy from Friday night's downpours as Woodbury youth lacrosse players took part in a tournament at Skyview Middle School on Saturday in Oakdale. Six teams from throughout the region took part in the tournament including Oakdale, Woodbury, Farmington, Hastings, White Bear Lake and Eagan.
Order up freshly brewed iced tea off the menu or create your own blend at Steepery Tea Bar in Woodbury.
Coffee will dehydrate you—not the best during the heat wave we're experiencing in Woodbury. A refreshing and healthy alternative to coffee or soda, iced tea contains antioxidants that are believed to be good for your health. The freshly brewed teas at Steepery Tea Bar in Woodbury are cool, refreshing and uniquely flavorful. These days the most popular iced drinks amongst the younger generation are the bubble teas. “Originally bubble tea meant when you’d shake up your tea, you’d get the bubbles on top, but marketing has now evolved it in to adding tapioca pearls or fruit-like jellies that have a bubble-like appearance to them,” said Tea Garden Steepery general manager Briana Triviski. According to Triviski, Tea Garden, Inc., (corporate …
Saturday, July 16, 2011
Prolonged heat and humidity could be dangerous, National Weather Service reports.
Thanks to freakishly hot and humid airmass, nearly the entire state is shrouded in an Excessive Heat Warning per the National Weather Service. But what you feel outside is more than hot and sticky, it's setting records and posing health risks. Sunday night, at 8:53 p.m., the dewpoint reached 81 degrees, according to the NWS—matching an all time record for the Twin Cities. No, it wasn't just a daily record, the 81 degree dewpoint—a figure which measures the amount of water or humidity in the air—matched an all time record felt just a handfull of times in recorded history. It was so humid and warm, the heat index at 2 a.m. this morning was 102 degrees—hardly sleeping weather. And while it's oppressive here in Woodbury and the Twin Cities, it…