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Hot spell is a classic

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The hot humid weather that's stalled over much of the eastern U.S. is a classic, a real Bermuda high, according to a National Weather Service meteorologist based in Burlington, VT.

Jonathan Brown talked weather and weather patterns with Scott Whittier. He also got some advice for staying healthy in a heatwave. It was classic, too.

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Meteorologist Sean Whittier advised listeners on how to stay healthy and beat the heat during this week's high temperatures, noting the importance of drinking plenty of water and completing outdoor activity in the morning. "Take it easy, take it slow, don't over exert yourself, try to find shade whenever possible, drink plenty of water or non-alcoholic, non-caffeinated drinks because even in the late evening you're looking at temperatures in the high 80s and low 90s for the next couple of days and that's not much relief," he said.

Whittier told Jonathan Brown that this week's heat wave is a classic, in which an area of high pressure circulates clockwise up from the gulf coast and southern plains into New England and New York. "We're not going to see any noticeable improvement until Friday or into next weekend. This air mass is in a stalled pattern. It's getting eaten away at the edges but the center of it, where we're going to be, [the heat] will continue until at least Thursday," he said.

Whittier noted that thunderstorms are unlikely early this week but that some scattered showers are possible along the spine of the Green Mountains in Vermont on Wednesday and Thursday.

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