Today's Central New York Heat Advisory could be dangerous. Temperatures near 90 with high humidity will create heat indexes near 100 leading to heat-related illnesses. And it can happen quicker than you think.

Normally you'd think the peak would be mid to late afternoon, but the middle part of the day will be the most dangerous today. The heat index peaks from 11 a.m. through 1 p.m. when the humidity and temperature are at it's highest.

The CDC says there are 3 things to watch for; heat stroke, heat exhaustion, and heat cramps.

Heat stroke is a medical emergency call 9-1-1 immediately.

What to watch for:

  • Body temperature of 103 or higher
  • Hot, red skin (could be dry or damp)
  • Fast Pulse, headache, dizziness, nausea
  • Confusion

What to do:

  • Call 9-1-1
  • Move person to cool place
  • Use cool cloths to reduce temp
  • DO NOT give them anything to drink

Heat Exhaustion seek medical help if it lasts more than 1 hour.

What to watch for:

  • Heavy sweating
  • Cold, clammy skin
  • Fast weak pulse
  • Nausea, vomiting
  • Headache, dizziness, muscle cramps

What to do:

  • Move to cool place, loosen clothes
  • Move person to cool place
  • Use cool cloths to reduce temp
  • Sip Water

Heat Cramps seek medical help if it lasts more than 1 hour.

What to watch for:

  • Heavy sweating
  • Muscle pain or Spasms

What to do:

  • Stop activity and move to cool place
  • Drink water or sports drink

The best advice is to avoid outdoor activity, especially through the peak heat indexes. If not possible, take frequent breaks in the shade or air-conditioned place and drink water frequently.  You can learn more about heat-related illnesses at the CDC's website. The good news is the advisory will only last thru today.  The bad news is a cold front will bring relief will also bring some strong thunderstorms.


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