Published: Wed, July 04, 2018
Health Care | By Cedric Leonard

Heat wave keeps grip on Berks

Heat wave keeps grip on Berks

"Hot and humid conditions will continue across the region through most of this week, including the July 4th holiday as high pressure remains along the eastern seaboard, " forecasters wrote Monday. The minimum index for a heat advisory is 100. Although the high temperatures in the mid- and upper 90s were not records for the date, extreme heat indexes as high as around 110 were observed in many spots, including Washington.

"The week will start out mild, with temperatures going up a degree or two each day", said James Brotherton, a weather service forecaster.

Slow down, stay indoors and avoid strenuous exercise during the hottest part of the day. Storms will keep popping up during the afternoon and evening hours. While the high pressure will make it hard for any t-storms to fire, a weak cold front will try to approach from our northwest Tuesday bringing a slight chance for an isolated PM t-storm, mainly north and west of the Lehigh Valley.

Northeast Ohio is under a heat advisory that could run through Sunday due to dangerously high temperatures and humidity expected this weekend, said the National Weather Service. In fact, we beat the previous wettest June by over three inches thanks to the torrential rain last Friday. "Active children and adults, and people with lung disease, such as asthma, should reduce prolonged or heavy exertion outdoors".

Wear lightweight, light-colored clothing.

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Nevertheless, we send out our condolences to Swift's friends, family, fans, and former bandmates in this hard time. Swift grew up splitting his time between Minnesota and Utah, playing music in churches.

Check on family, friends and neighbors who do not have air conditioning, who spend much of their time alone or who are more likely to be affected by the heat.

"Heat exhaustion is on the milder side; that's when you first feel that you're dehydrated, you're sweating a lot, you're nauseous", said Dr. Eric Shobitz, a pediatric emergency doctor at Adventist HealthCare Shady Grove Medical Center.

Never leave a pet or a person in a auto. Although it ended up a little cooler than yesterday in many spots, it was actually a touch warmer in the city. Other towns have also opened cooling centers in libraries and public buildings.

For many locations more than a few miles away from the ocean, this will be a protracted heat wave probably maxing out at 7 or 8 consecutive days!

Call 1-800 75CONED if your power goes out.

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