posted on May 28, 2012 07:44
The National Weather Service has issued a Special Weather Statement for this Memorial Day.
The Weather Service is predicting an unseasonably hot Memorial Day for all of Western and Central New York.
Expect temperatures in the upper 80’s to lower 90’s.
That’s 20 degrees above normal.
If you plan to be outdoors today, experts say try to limit strenuous activity during the hottest part of the day and be sure to stay well hydrated.
A further reminder: never leave children or pets unattended in vehicles.
Batavia’s Memorial Day Parade begins at 10 this morning. The parade forms in the East Town Parking lot and then proceeds down Main Street to St. Joseph’s School.
Just a few years ago, the Batavia Memorial day Parade was in jeopardy. City Councilwoman Rose Marty Christian was one who stepped up to save the tradition.
This year, with the help of former councilman Bob Bialkowski, the parade is scheduled to feature a flyover by a C130 from the Niagara Falls Air Base, a 1942 Batavia Police Motorcycle, and the Batavia High School Band.
A New York state trooper has died following an on duty crash in the Oswego County town of Hastings. State police say 31-year-old Trooper Amanda Anna was driving on County Route 37 when she lost control of her cruiser and it rolled over. She was rushed to Upstate University Hospital and pronounced dead a short time after arrival. Anna leaves behind a fiance' and a four-year-old daughter.
New York Senator Charles Schumer is calling on the Department of Transportation to stop airlines from charging a "preferred seating" fee which can keep large families separated. Schumer says several carriers are charging up to 60 dollars a ticket to allow parents to sit with their children. Airlines say they can't guarantee adjacent seating unless families book early or pay more.
One of the largest barbecue themed events in the Northeast states was held over the weekend in Rochester. The Roc City Ribfest at Ontario Beach Park drew thousands of attendees and over a hundred competitive barbecue teams from all over the country. The event raised thousands of dollars for area charities that help children.