Published: Sat, July 20, 2019
Sci-tech | By Patricia Wade

Heat warnings issued in Upstate NY for 'dangerously hot temperatures'

Heat warnings issued in Upstate NY for 'dangerously hot temperatures'

In several cities, buildings are being offered as cooling centers and residents are being asked to check on family and neighbors.

Extreme heat and humidity starting on Friday, July 19 will last through the weekend. Call 911 to report emergencies.

"A number of record highs and overnight warm minimum temperatures are likely".

The temperatures will be in the mid 90s, but the head index values are expected to go up to 107 degrees, meaning it will feel that hot outside.

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Most existing record (daytime) high temperatures for the region should hold, except perhaps at Dulles where records have only been maintained since 1963 (in Washington and Baltimore, records date back to the 1870s).

The forecast maximum heat index between 110 and 115 is not terribly uncommon, at least in recent years.

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The most memorable aspect of this heat wave will be the lack of relief at night, especially in urban areas where the urban heat island prevents temperatures from falling quickly overnight. Men, ages 50 to 79, were recorded as the most susceptible to heat illnesses that could lead to death. Dizziness, headache, cool, moist skin, heavy sweating and muscle cramps are all signs of heat exhaustion, according to the Cleveland Clinic. If not treated, the victim's condition will worsen. That could spark some pretty big boomers as much cooler air crashes in behind it. Symptoms include nausea and vomiting, confusion, slurred speech, rapid heart rate, fainting or a body temperature above 104 degrees.

After the front moves through we'll dry out and finally cool off! Do not give liquids.

"It is vitally important to remember heat safety during a prolonged excessive heat event such as this", wrote the Weather Service.

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot and city health and emergency services officials held a news conference Thursday morning to discuss preparations for the heat wave.

Never leave children or pets in your vehicle. Already 21 young children have died in hot cars in 2019.

An excessive heat watch is in effect for the weekend, and is expected to be upgraded to a warning.

High temperatures reach close to 100º both Saturday and Sunday.

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