Excessive Heat Warning In Effect In Central New York Through Monday Night
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 day. * 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 exposure. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... 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.