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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. 

New York Coronavirus Cases

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CountyConfirmedDeaths
New York City22596423550
Suffolk433951997
Nassau433802194
Westchester360141446
Rockland13885674
Orange11096489
Erie8626669
Monroe4790277
Dutchess4543153
Onondaga3490200
Albany2531126
Oneida2090112
Ulster203191
Sullivan148348
Niagara144998
Putnam143363
Broome106464
Schenectady103737
Rensselaer74030
Saratoga73317
Columbia52337
Madison40117
Ontario35134
Warren30033
Orleans29554
Steuben29242
Greene28918
Fulton28524
Genesee2735
St. Lawrence2624
Washington25514
Oswego2483
Wayne2473
Herkimer2464
Chautauqua2349
Tompkins2300
Chenango2116
Tioga19025
Livingston1678
Chemung1633
Cattaraugus1626
Montgomery1604
Cayuga1482
Jefferson1340
Clinton1274
Otsego1145
Wyoming1135
Delaware1044
Cortland920
Seneca863
Allegany751
Schoharie680
Essex550
Yates557
Franklin500
Lewis350
Schuyler220
Hamilton70
Unassigned00
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