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Heat Advisory issued for most of FLX as hot, humid weather grips region

The National Weather Service in Binghamton and Buffalo has issued a Heat Advisory for most of the Finger Lakes until Friday at 6 pm.

The advisory comes as highs are expected to cruise into the low-90s throughout most of the region, with intense humidity overtaking the region.

The advised counties include: Seneca, Cayuga, Wayne, Monroe, Ontario, and Onondaga.

The heat and humidity will mean pop up thunderstorms and downpours, but significant rainfall isn’t expected until Saturday and Sunday.

Those doing excessive amounts of work outdoors are encouraged to drink plenty of water, and spend as little time outdoors as possible during peak heating. The hottest temperatures throughout the advised area will be felt between noon and 6 pm.


From the National Weather Service:

…HEAT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM EDT THIS EVENING…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BINGHAMTON HAS ISSUED A HEAT
ADVISORY…WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM EDT THIS EVENING.

* LOCATIONS…SENECA, SOUTHERN CAYUGA, ONONDAGA, SULLIVAN COUNTIES
IN NEW YORK. PIKE COUNTY IN NORTHEAST PENNSILVANIA.

* HAZARDS…HIGH HEAT AND HUMIDITY.

* TEMPERATURES…IN THE UPPER 80S TO LOW 90S.

* TIMING…THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON.

* IMPACTS…THE COMBINATION OF HOT TEMPERATURES AND HIGH HUMIDITY
WILL COMBINE TO CREATE A SITUATION IN WHICH HEAT ILLNESSES ARE
POSSIBLE.

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.

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 LIGHT WEIGHT AND LOOSE FITTING CLOTHING WHEN
POSSIBLE AND DRINK PLENTY OF WATER.

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.

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