Heat Advisory Issued For Entire Hudson Valley
The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory for all counties in the Hudson Valley.
On Monday, August 19, 2019, the National Weather Service issued a heat advisory for the entire Hudson Valley region. This encompasses everything from Albany County down to Westchester County. Green, Columbia, Dutchess, Ulster, Orange, Putnam, and Rockland County all part of the advisory.
The heat advisory is in effect from 11 a.m to 8 p.m. It is expected to be the hottest during the afternoon. According to the National Weather Service, you can expect heat index values to range from 95 degrees to 100 degrees. Temperatures will be in the upper 80s and 90s. Dewpoints are expected to be in the lower 70s.
The National Weather Service states that heat illness is probably for those who are outside or in non-air conditioned locates for long periods of time. Heat exposure is the most dangerous for children and the elderly. Car temperatures can also reach lethal temperatures in minutes. It is important to not keep people, especially children, and seniors, in non-air conditioned cars. Also, do not keep animals in non-air conditioned cars or outside for too long.
To beat the heat, the National Weather Service recommends drinking plenty of fluids. They also say to stay in an air-conditioned room and out of the sun. If you're unsure of how someone is doing in the heat, check up on your relatives, friends, and neighbors.