Man Taken To Hospital; Heat Index Reaches 99

July 19, 2013

in News,Weather

Woodstock ambulance was called out to help a man in his 40s suffering from dehydration Friday.

The man, who was cutting trees the past two days, complained of muscle spasms and was taken to Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. His condition is unknown.

Despite consecutive days of temperatures in the mid-90s and a heat index of 99 degrees Friday, it’s the only heat-related call in the last three days, according to Woodstock EMT Paula Eckler.

“I’m surprised we’re not getting more,” Eckler said.

Friday’s high reached 94. The average high temperature in July is in the low-80s.

The warm weather is forecasted to end Saturday, when a weather system brings scattered thunderstorms and high temperatures are predicted to drop to the mid-80s.

Sunday is forecasted to be a sunny day with a high of 75.


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