Beware of the devastating summer heat in Central New York

The first heat wave of summer hits central New York this week. Here’s how you can stay safe from these dangerous temperatures.

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Scorching temperatures and high humidity will cover central New York until next week. So if you’re starting to pack your summer clothes – you might want to dig out a few because you’ll need them.

How hot is it?

Meteorologists expect the mercury in some places in central New York to rise above the 90-degree mark through Wednesday.

But it will be much hotter thanks to the oppressive humidity sweeping through the region, which can push the temperature even higher.

The heat wave could extend into the weekend, with uncomfortable temperatures expected to continue into Sunday.

Read more: Scorching temperatures scorch central New York for days

The heat wave is expected to worsen with the passage of the week, with the heat index expected to rise to the mid-nineties.

The current forecast is for near-record temperatures, with Wednesday expected to be the worst day.

On Wednesday, the heat index is expected to reach 99 degrees, prompting experts to urge residents to exercise extreme caution if they need to be outside for long periods of time.

Heat warnings have also been activated in some parts of the state and cooling centers have been activated

Meteorologists also say, don’t hold your breath because of the rain this week, which should bring much needed relief. If anything, the forecast currently stands for a 10% chance of rain on Saturday.

However, slight optimism remains that Central New York will enjoy a short break over the weekend. Meteorological officials are tracking a system of storm surges that could batter the region and send temperatures plummeting.

We’ll have a clearer picture as we head into the weekend.

Be aware of heatstroke

One of the main reasons why experts are sounding the alarm about a heat wave is that the weather can pose a serious threat to human health.

Heatstroke is serious and dangerous. It occurs when your body loses its ability to regulate its temperature, causing your internal temperature to rise rapidly.

Symptoms include dizziness, throbbing headache, nausea, rapid and strong pulse, fainting, and loss of consciousness.



Heatstroke can lead to serious complications — even death — if it’s not treated right away.

The best way to prevent heatstroke is to drink plenty of water and stay indoors during extreme temperatures. If you must be outdoors, health officials encourage you to wear light, loose-fitting clothing and not to exert yourself.

How to beat the heat

Fortunately, there are several ways to stay cool during this heat wave.

Several cooling centers will open to provide relief to residents who may not have access to air conditioning – or just need a place to catch their breath. You can find the one closest to you by clicking on this link.

Read more: Here’s why central New York worries about the sweltering heat in the South

You can also beat the heat by visiting a public building with air conditioning. Before my parents went out to get central air, the place we went was the local movie theatre.

Additionally, you can wash away the sweat and dirt at your local pool or community pool. Check with your local government to find the best option for you.

The City of Utica has a helpful resource for local residents via this site.

Residents who need immediate assistance can also call 211 from their landline phone, or 1-800-901-2180 from their mobile phone, where they will be connected to the appropriate services. If you do not wish to call, you can also visit the 211 web page.

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