With forecast temperatures across the Mohawk Valley just shy of 100 degrees today and Monday, the National Weather Service has issued an Excessive Heart Warning through 10 p.m. Monday night. 

Via the National Weather Service:

* HEAT INDEX VALUES... From 100 to 105 with local values up to 110
  today and Monday in the afternoons.

* TIMING...A prolonged heat wave will continue to intensify Today and
  Monday. Hot and humid weather will persist through most of next
  week. There will be little overnight relief as temperatures
  only dip into the 70s briefly in the early morning hours each

* IMPACTS...The heat and humidity may cause heat stress during
  outdoor exertion or extended exposure. The heat and humidity
  may cause heat stress during outdoor exertion or extended


A Heat Advisory and/or Excessive Heat Warning means that a period
of hot temperatures is expected. The combination of hot
temperatures and high humidity will combine to create a situation
in which heat illnesses are possible. Drink plenty of fluids,
stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sun, and check
up on relatives and neighbors.

Take extra precautions, if you work or spend time outside. When
possible, reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or
evening. Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat
stroke. Wear light weight and loose fitting clothing when
possible and drink plenty of water.

To reduce risk during outdoor work, the occupational safety and
health administration recommends scheduling frequent rest breaks
in shaded or air conditioned environments. Anyone overcome by
heat should be moved to a cool and shaded location. Heat stroke
is an emergency, call 9 1 1.


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