Tompkins Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Watches & Warnings

Heat Advisory
Issued: 3:33 AM EDT Jun. 18, 2018 – National Weather Service

... Heat advisory remains in effect from 10 am this morning to
8 PM EDT this evening...

* heat index values... reaching to between 95 and 100 degrees, due
to temperatures around 90, and dewpoints in the lower 70s.

* Timing... the most oppressive combination of heat and humidity
today will be during the midday and afternoon hours.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

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
neighbors. Absolutely do not leave children or pets unattended in
a vehicle.

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 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 9 1 1.