Heat advisory in effect today with high temp at 92

Photo by Tom Rivers: A boater is out on Lake Ontario on Tuesday in this photo taken from The Cottages at Troutburg in Kendall.

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 10 June 2020 at 8:41 am

The National Weather Service in Buffalo has issued a heat advisory today from noon to 7 p.m. in Orleans County and most of Western New York.

The heat index will be in the mid to upper 90s. The temperature is forecast to reach a high of 92. The hot temperatures and high humidity may cause heat illnesses to occur, the National Weather Service said.

“Drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sun, and check up on relatives and neighbors,” the Weather Service said. “Young children and pets should never be left unattended in vehicles under any circumstances.”

People are urged to take extra precautions if they work outdoors or need to be spend time outside.

The Weather Service suggests the following precautions:

  • When possible reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or evening.
  • Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke.
  • Wear lightweight and loose fitting clothing when possible.
  • 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 911.

The temperatures will drop after today with highs of 73 on both Thursday and Friday, followed by highs of 63 on Saturday and 68 on Sunday.

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