Last night (July 16), the Glengarry Soccer League's extreme heat policy came into effect again, forcing the postponement/cancellation of a slate of scheduled minor matches, affecting all 6:30 p.m. starts in the U10 boys, U10 girls, U14 boys, and U19 girls divisions. Games with 8:30 p.m. starts went ahead, as did action in the ERSL (Glengarry Hearts).
In an effort to make up matches postponed from earlier in the week due to extreme heat, the Glengarry Soccer League has been trying to make them up over the course of the weekend.
Tonight, July 8, there are youth matches at the U10 boys, U10 girls, U14 boys, and U19 girls levels, as well as tier 2 men's.
Sunday is traditionally a day of rest in the GSL regular season.
We will have more details in the next edition of The Glengarry News.
Although they are very vocal at night, coyotes are not often seen out in the open in the middle of the day.
This animal ambled across a soybean field near Vankleek Hill this week, perhaps in search of a drink of water.
While the oppressive heat ended Thursday evening, little rain fell on the area.
Warmer temperatures are in the forecast again for the foreseeable future.
On the bright side, you can almost hear the corn growing.
Both the Glengarry Soccer League and Char-Lan Minor Soccer Association have announced postponements/cancellations of youth soccer matches scheduled for today.
We are following updates and posting online to Sports in the Glens.
Today, the Glengarry Soccer League announced is extreme heat guidelines to clarify when scheduled youth and adult matches will be postponed and/or cancelled.
Read more about the policy here in Sports Extra. We will also post further announcements on matches cancelled/postponed, as details become available.
Today, the Glengarry Soccer League announced its extreme heat policy, as a guideline to when scheduled youth and adult soccer games will be postponed and/or cancelled.
Monday (July 2) saw all matches scrubbed due to the hot, humid weather conditions, with the intention of these games all being rescheduled to play on Sunday (Jule 8). See this week's edition of The Glengarry News for more details.
Last evening, conditions moderated somewhat, allowing scheduled games to proceed.
Here are the GSL extreme heat guidelines:
The Glengarry Soccer League will reschedule games league-wide for U10 and older, if the humidex for Alexandria, according to Environment Canada (weather.gc.ca), is 35 degrees or higher during game time.
The league will post / e-mail by 5 p.m. in regards to the 6:30 p.m. / 7 p.m. kick-offs, if the projection is 35 degrees or higher for 7 p.m.
The league will post / e-mail by 7 p.m. in regards to the 8:30 p.m. kick-offs, if the projection is 35 degrees or higher for 9 p.m.
The league may make the call to reschedule games earlier in the day if the humidex is going to be significantly higher than 35 degrees.
For games that start on the half hour, we will use the next available projected rating to determine if the game is on. For example, a 6:30 p.m. kick-off time will use the 7 p.m. projected humidex rating to determine whether the game will or will not be played.
U8 games will cancelled and not rescheduled, as there are no official standings or playoffs in the U8 divisions.
U6 will be left to the discretion of the area reps as to what temperature they would like to cancel their sessions at and can be done prior to 5 p.m.
Games that are to be rescheduled will be moved to the Friday, Saturday, or Sunday of the week of cancellations. If teams are unable to play on the rescheduled date, the coach is asked to let the GSL know ASAP that they will have to unfortunately forfeit.
The Glengarry Soccer League would like to thank you for your patience and consideration on this issue. We want to remind our players and officials to keep well-hydrated on game days. If you feel that it is unsafe for your child to play, please notify your child's coach; the GSL will leave that up to the parents' discretion.
TGIF will take on a cooler meaning this week.
Friday is the day when we are expected to get some relief from the heat wave.
Environment Canada continued to issue a heat warning for Eastern Ontario today, when humidex values are expected to reach 43.
The extreme heat will continue through Thursday.
Temperatures today and Thursday are once again forecast to climb into the low to mid 30s.
Humidex values will also increase, reaching values of 40 both days.
Overnight low temperatures are expected to be in the low 20s, and high teens in some rural areas.
A cool down is expected by Friday with the passage of a cold front. Never leave people or pets inside a parked vehicle.
Extreme heat affects everyone. The risks are greater for young children, pregnant women, older adults, people with chronic illnesses and people working or exercising outdoors.
Watch for the effects of heat illness: swelling, rash, cramps, fainting, heat exhaustion, heat stroke and the worsening of some health conditions.
Heat warnings are issued when very high temperature or humidity conditions are expected to pose an elevated risk of heat illnesses, such as heat stroke or heat exhaustion.