Heat Advisory in effect Wednesday for portions of the Twin Tiers

Weather Alerts

The National Weather Service in Binghamton has issued the following:

…HEAT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM TO 8 PM WEDNESDAY…

  • WHAT…Maximum heat index values between 95 to 100 degrees expected.
  • WHERE…Chemung, Tompkins, Tioga, Broome, Sullivan and Bradford counties.
  • WHEN…For the first Heat Advisory, until 8 PM this evening. For the second Heat Advisory, from 10 AM to 8 PM Wednesday.
  • IMPACTS…Hot temperatures and high humidity may cause heat illnesses to occur.
  • ADDITIONAL DETAILS…The hottest temperatures and heat indices will occur in the lower elevation, river valley locations.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

Drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sun, and check up on relatives and neighbors. Young children and pets should never be left unattended in vehicles under any circumstances.

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 lightweight and loose fitting clothing when possible. 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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