Labor Day Heat Advisory in Effect for Central New York
Summer's not done yet. The National Weather Service has issued a Heat Advisory for Central New York.
The NWS has issued a Heat Advisory for Oneida, Yates, Seneca, Southern Cayuga, Onondaga, Madison, Southern Herkimer and Southern Fulton counties. The advisory includes the cities of Boonville, Syracuse, Hamilton, Oneida, Rome, Little Falls, Herkimer, and Utica.
...HEAT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 8 PM EDT
* HEAT INDEX VALUES...95 to 100 due to temperatures in the upper
80s to lower 90s, and dewpoints in the lower 70s. The highest
values will be in the urban areas, such as Auburn, Syracuse,
Rome, and Utica.
* TIMING...Monday afternoon into early evening.
* IMPACTS...The heat and humidity may cause heat stress during
outdoor exertion or extended exposure.
A Heat Advisory 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
Pets are also susceptible to danger during extreme heat events. Make sure your pets are safe by following these tips from the Humane Society of the United States:
- Never leave your pet in a parked car.
- Watch the humidity - it makes them less able to cool themselves by panting.
- Limit exercise.
- Don't rely on a fan to keep them cool.
- Provide ample shade and water.
- Be on the lookout for heat stroke.