Parts Of New York State Under Heat Advisories For Friday
Friday is going to be a hot one across New York State. A major warm front is bringing hot and humid conditions to parts of the state.
These conditions have led officials to issue heat advisories for parts of New York.
There are four different types of warnings that the National Weather Service will issue during extreme heat conditions. They are Excessive Heat Watch, Excessive Heat Warnings, Heat Advisories, and Excessive Heat Outlooks.
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WHAT IS AN EXCESSIVE HEAT OUTLOOK?
Be Aware! The outlooks are issued when the potential exists for an excessive heat event in the next 3-7 days. An Outlook provides information to those who need considerable lead time to prepare for the event.
WHAT IS AN EXCESSIVE HEAT WATCH?
Be Prepared! Heat watches are issued when conditions are favorable for an excessive heat event in the next 24 to 72 hours. A Watch is used when the risk of a heat wave has increased but its occurrence and timing is still uncertain.
WHAT IS AN EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING?
Take Action! An Excessive Heat Warning is issued within 12 hours of the onset of extremely dangerous heat conditions. The general rule of thumb for this Warning is when the maximum heat index temperature is expected to be 105° or higher for at least 2 days and nighttime air temperatures will not drop below 75°.
WHAT IS AN HEAT ADVISORY?
Take Action! A Heat Advisory is issued within 12 hours of the onset of extremely dangerous heat conditions. The general rule of thumb for this Advisory is when the maximum heat index temperature is expected to be 100° or higher for at least 2 days, and nighttime air temperatures will not drop below 75°.
Tomorrow would be a good day to check on people who don't have air conditioning and make sure they have a way to stay cool.
The good news is that we are set to see a cooldown move across the state heading into the weekend.
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