Forecasters are expecting severely hot weather—temperatures in the 90s—every day for the rest of the week, creating dangerous conditions in the New York City area.
Forecasters are expecting severely hot weather—temperatures in the 90s—every day for the rest of the week, creating dangerous conditions in the New York City area. A Heat Advisory was posted across the region from noon until 8 p.m. on Wednesday.
“While we welcome the warm summer days, New York City is expecting dangerous heat and high humidity this week, and we encourage New Yorkers to take the necessary precautions to avoid exposure to the extreme conditions,” Emergency Management Commissioner Zach Iscol said in a statement.
Do not underestimate the potential danger of heat, which is the top weather-related killer in the United States, according to the New York State Health Department.
Symptoms of heat stroke include hot, dry, and red skin; a rapid pulse; rapid and shallow breathing; body temperature higher than 105 degrees; and loss of alertness, confusion, and/or loss of consciousness.
New York City cooling centers are set to open starting Tuesday. Cooling centers are air-conditioned facilities—such as libraries, community centers, and senior centers—that are open to the public during heat emergencies. Note that the cooling centers located at older adult center sites are reserved for New Yorkers 60 and older.