Hot & Humid Conditions This Week

The heat and humidity will continue through Saturday. Most places will have high temperatures in the upper 80s to mid 90s and heat index values between 93° and 104° with the hottest day on Friday.

 

Heat Index Values for the Next 3 Days

  




Heat: A Major Killer

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Heat Wave Pamphlet
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Here are some simple safety tips that can help prevent heat related problems during this hot spell:

 

  1. Never leave a child or pet unattended in a vehicle - not even for a minute.
  2. If you see a child or pet unattended in a hot vehicle, call 911 immediately!
  3. Stay out of the sun.  If you have to be outside, wear sunscreen.  (Sunburn makes the job of heat dissipation more difficult.)
  4. Spend as much time as possible in air-conditioning. If you do not have an air-conditioner, go to an air-conditioned public building, like a mall or library.
  5. Slow down. (Reduce, eliminate, or reschedule physical activities for a cooler time of the day.)
  6. Drink plenty of water, even if you do not feel thirsty. Do not drink any alcohol, including beer.
  7. Dress in lightweight and light-colored clothes. This will reflect the sunlight and heat.
  8. Make sure pets have plenty of water and a place to get out of the sun.
  9. Eat smaller meals and less proteins.
  10. Do not take salt tablets unless specified by a physician.
  • Local Heat Advisory Criteria:  Heat Index at/above 100ºF
  • Local Excessive Heat Warning Criteria: Heat Index at/above 105ºF and a minimum heat index at/above 75ºF for a 48-hour period; OR 4 consecutive days of Heat Advisory criteria

 Additional information: 

 


High Temperatures for the Next 6 Days (Click to Enlarge):
 
 



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