5 counties under heat advisory

A Heat Advisory is in effect today from 11:00am to 8:00pm for heat indices in the mid to upper 90s for a good portion of the area.

Posted: Jul 27, 2020 2:33 PM
Updated: Jul 27, 2020 3:01 PM

Hot and humid weather is expected today with a Heat Advisory in place.

This Heat Advisory is for Southern Oneida, Southern Herkimer, Madison, Chenango and Otsego Counties from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. today. Highs are expected to reach the lower 90s, which is 10 degrees above normal for this time of year in Utica. Dew points will be in the low to mid 70s, which is a very high level of humidity. This type of atmosphere begins to feel tropical.

With high humidity, it makes the air temperature feel hotter than it actually is. This is called the heat index. Today the heat indices are expected to be in the mid to upper 90s.

This can cause health concerns, especially for sensitive individuals. If you have asthma or any other conditions aggravated by the heat, be especially careful today. Don't perform any strenuous activity or stay outdoors for long periods of time. Stay hydrated and find shade if you're going to be outside.

Also, wear a hat and sunscreen and keep a water bottle handy. You may want to check on your neighbors especially if they live alone or are elderly. If you are going to walk you pets, make sure they walk in the grass or a shaded area. The sidewalk and pavement can burn their paws in less than one minute in these conditions. 

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Kings28046810450
Queens2771519953
Suffolk2009593399
Nassau1835783174
Bronx1833786586
New York1381774498
Westchester1296242288
Erie895571805
Richmond749311840
Monroe689011110
Orange48294843
Rockland46930963
Onondaga38903677
Dutchess29467445
Albany24689356
Oneida22601513
Niagara20030372
Broome18612366
Saratoga15357168
Ulster13903257
Schenectady13192205
Rensselaer11223142
Putnam1060492
Chautauqua8949145
Chemung7757135
Oswego761892
Ontario740393
Steuben6950144
Sullivan667075
St. Lawrence662996
Cayuga633692
Jefferson612868
Wayne577870
Cattaraugus571991
Genesee5435124
Herkimer5182109
Clinton483533
Madison456089
Livingston451860
Fulton442091
Tompkins434652
Montgomery4254125
Columbia4062104
Cortland392462
Tioga382763
Warren365857
Wyoming358153
Allegany355587
Chenango349576
Otsego346047
Greene340279
Washington315955
Orleans311883
Lewis280536
Franklin256112
Delaware237938
Seneca200956
Schoharie169217
Essex159326
Yates117826
Schuyler107114
Hamilton3132
Unassigned9212
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