Temperature Hits 104 in Central Park

Friday, July 22, 2011

Reading in the sun on a lunch break in Union Square Park. (Stephen Nessen/WNYC)

Temperature reached 104 degrees in Central Park on Friday but sweltering humidity made it feel like 116 as a blistering heat wave swept across the Northeast, according to the National Weather Service.

The 104-degree mark was hit around 2:40 p.m., they said.

Full power has been restored to more than 130,000 customers in Western Queens and Westchester where voltage had been reduced Thursday night, according to Con Ed.

There have been some outages and voltage reductions and demand on Friday surpassed a 2006 record — but the system has held up so far.

On a day when temperatures reached 90 degrees by 8 a.m., Mayor Michael Bloomberg urged New Yorkers to set their air conditioners at 79 degrees or warmer.

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Comments [2]


But that does not mean the dinosaurs had internal thermostats to keep body temperature constant independent of the environment, the way mammals and birds do. For one thing, the dinosaurs must have had “the capacity to retain environmental heat just as a function of being so large.

Aug. 09 2011 12:02 AM

The experiments in question began several years ago, when researchers at Roehampton University in London found that healthy young men could cover significantly more distance during a timed run on treadmills in a hot laboratory if they supplemented their workout gear with an ice-cold strap-on neck collar. The collar, lined with flexible artificial-ice packs, noticeably lowered the skin temperature on the men’s necks.

Aug. 08 2011 12:17 AM

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