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The Heat Goes On

Submitted by ub on Tue, 08/07/2018 - 09:20

Is Mother Nature trying to issue her warning there is much wrong with what’s going on?

Scorching heat and additional fire weather threats out west, with severe storms in the plains, and hurricane Hector to pass south of Hawaii. Strong high pressure continues to bring very hot temperatures to much of the west.

Excessive heat is forecast through midweek for portions of the west. Areas from the High Plains to the Northeast have the potential for severe thunderstorms and heavy rain.

Major hurricane Hector is forecast to pass south of Hawaii, but tropical-storm-force winds and other impacts may affect the Big Island.

The NYC Tri-state region

...HEAT ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM EDT WEDNESDAY...

HEAT INDEX VALUES...95 to 101.

TIMING...In the afternoon and into the early evening through Wednesday.

IMPACTS...Extreme heat can cause illness and death among the at-risk population who cannot stay cool. The heat and humidity may cause heat stress during outdoor exertion or extended exposure.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Heat Advisory is issued when the combination of heat and humidity is expected to make it feel like it is 95 to 99 degrees
for two or more consecutive days, or 100 to 104 degrees for any length of time.

Seniors and those with chronic health problems or mental health conditions are at an increased risk. Homes without air
conditioning can be much hotter than outdoor temperatures.

Use air conditioning to stay cool at home, or go to a place that has air conditioning. Check on vulnerable friends, family members, and neighbors. To find an NYC cooling center, call 3 1 1 or visit http://nyc.gov/oem

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! In cases of heat stroke call 9 1 1.