Weather Alerts for Seneca County

Issued by the National Weather Service

Excessive Heat Warning  EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING   Excessive Heat Warning
SENECA COUNTY

Areas Affected:
Broome - Chemung - Chenango - Cortland - Madison - Onondaga - Schuyler - Seneca - Southern Cayuga - Southern Oneida - Steuben - Sullivan - Tioga - Tompkins - Yates
Effective: Fri, 7/19 12:00pm Updated: Fri, 7/19 1:33am Urgency: Expected
Expires: Sat, 7/20 8:00pm Severity:  Moderate  Certainty: Likely

 
Details:
...EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM NOON FRIDAY TO
8 PM EDT SATURDAY...
* HEAT INDEX VALUES...Maximum heat index values from 101 to 107
Friday afternoon and from 103 to 110 Saturday afternoon due to
high temperatures in the mid 90s, and dewpoints in the lower
70s. The highest heat index values will be in the lower
elevations and urban areas.
* TIMING...Friday afternoon through Saturday evening.
* IMPACTS...The heat and humidity can cause heat illnesses during
outdoor exertion or extended exposure. Prolonged heat is most
dangerous for young children and the elderly. Car temperatures
can reach lethal temperatures in minutes. Temperatures will
remain very warm and muggy Friday night, preventing non air
conditioned buildings from cooling off.

Information:
An excessive heat warning means that a prolonged period of
dangerously hot temperatures will occur. The combination of hot
temperatures and high humidity will combine to create a dangerous
situation in which heat illnesses are likely. Drink plenty of
fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sun, and
check up on relatives and neighbors.
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 light weight and loose fitting clothing when
possible and drink plenty of water.