Excessive Heat Watch in Effect from Friday Afternoon Through Sunday

Heat AdvisoryMadison, NJ – July 18, 2019 – The National Weather Service has issued an Excessive Heat Watch for the area from Friday, July 19 through Sunday, July 21 with heat index values ranging from 100 to 112.

As part of the Borough of Madison Department of Recreation Policies and Procedures Heat Policy, should the relevant office of the National Weather Service issue a Heat Advisory, all athletic fields will be closed from noon until 5:30 p.m., automatically rendering any and all use during that time-frame as unauthorized by the Borough.

Residents are advised that the excessive heat and humidity, which is forecast for Friday through Sunday, can lead to heat exhaustion or heat stroke, and are recommended to stay in an air-conditioned environment, stay out of the sun, and check on elderly relatives and neighbors.

Madison’s cooling stations are open and available for residents in need. The locations and their hours are:

Madison Public Library - 39 Keep Street
Monday - Wednesday: 10 A.M. - 9 P.M.
Thursday - Friday: 10 A.M. - 6 P.M.
Saturday: 10 A.M. - 5 P.M.

The Madison Civic Center - 28 Walnut Street
Monday - Friday: 8 A.M. - 4:30 P.M.

Hartley Dodge Memorial Building - 50 Kings Road
Monday - Friday: 8 A.M. - 4:30 P.M.

Madison Community House 25 Cook Avenue 
Monday - Friday: 1 P.M. - 5 P.M.
Saturday & Sunday: 10 A.M. - 4 P.M.

A PDF of the release can be found here