Weather Alert: 96 Degrees on Graduation Day, 91 on Memorial Day

The outlook is stifling hot for graduation ceremony day, Sunday, in Geneva.

If one of your six tickets for graduation day are reserved for grandma and grandpa, you might want to shoot some video and ask them to bow out.

Sunday is predicted to be hot—dangerously hot—and when you get that many people crammed into the Geneva gymnasium, well, it could be a tad uncomfortable, to say the least.

The National Weather Service has a Hazardous Weather Outlook in place. The forecast is a high of 96 degrees.

More of the same is predicted on Monday, with a high of 91. So be careful and plan to bring sunscreen to the Memorial Day Parade. 



Elaine Lane May 27, 2012 at 01:34 PM
I feel for the graduates and their families in that gym today. At my son's graduation there in '06, it was horrendous, something like 115 degrees inside that gym. There was no way to "enjoy" it; everybody just wanted it to be over with asap.
Brad Anderson May 28, 2012 at 12:03 AM
I talked to Tom Rodger's(Principal) this week and recommended that they bring in portable A/C, start it earlier in the day and put some fans in place. He must not have cared, because non of this was done. All I heard was complaints from people. It's sad that we pay all these taxes and we have to send our grads off on a negative note.
Beth Bales May 28, 2012 at 12:21 AM
Rhonda Lee -- We had an '06 grad as well! I don't think today was nearly as hot. I"m not sure what can be done -- the temperature is what it is. The gym is what it is. You can't make it perfect, if what you want is a GHS graduation, as opposed to, say, doing it at the Sears Centre, as St. Charles does. I don't think Geneva has been willing to make that trade-off.
Beth Bales May 28, 2012 at 12:22 AM
Wanted to add ... In '06, my nearly (then) 80-year-old mother sat in the gym until the procession, then moved to the air-conditioned auditorium with my youngest daughter to watch the rest of the ceremony from there. We have no outdoor pictures from that year (truly, it was dreadful) ... but we all survived.


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