The National Weather Service has issued a Heat Advisory as well as an Air Quality Alert for our area for Monday June 18, 2018. Temperatures are expected to reach the low 90’s, and humidity is currently in the mid 70% range which will produce heat index values to near 100 degrees. These conditions are particularly troublesome for the elderly and others with respiratory or other medical conditions. Never leave pets, children, or others in unattended closed vehicles….doing so can turn deadly fast! Remember to hydrate, hydrate, hydrate!!! Drink water or sport drinks prior to engaging in outdoor activities, no matter how mildly you expect to exert yourself. Even performing routine yard chores can lead to dehydration at a more rapid than anticipated rate under these conditions. Learn the symptoms of heat cramps, heat exhaustion, and heat stroke by clicking here.
If you believe you are experiencing signs of a heat related illness move immediately to a shaded or air conditioned area, cool yourself either by drinking water, taking a cool shower, or using cool wet cloths. If symptoms persist call 911.
The heat and air quality conditions are expected to subside by mid-week. Follow the NWS forecasts and local media for further updates.
graphic courtesy of Justin Berk, Meteorologist