The Thermometer Hit 107 in New Haven Tuesday

The Bank of Franklin County thermometer registered 107 degrees around 4:00 p.m.

By Sue Blesi

The on line weather forecasts vary considerably, but none indicated that New Haven’s temperature would hit 107 degrees Tuesday, Aug. 10, but it did around 4 p.m., as is verified by these the photos of two different digital thermometer signs.

According to Weather Underground, Clover Bottom reported 91.9 degrees, Stony Hill and Hermann 88.3 degrees, Union 88.2, Warrenton 94.3, Wright City 94.1 and Sullivan 93.0.

There is an excessive heat warning in effect until 9:00 p.m. Friday. The build-up of heat will make heat-related illnesses a very real and dangerous threat, especiall for the elderly and for those who do not have air-conditioning in their homes. People are advised to avoid poorly ventilated areas and prolonged work in the sun. Check on neighbors or relatives who are elderly or chronically ill.

Don’t leave children or pets unattended in vehicles under any circumstances as the heat inside a car can reach deadly temperatures in just a few minutes.