By Sam Kantrow on June 20, 2012, 3:18pm
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Oh yes, if you haven't gotten a chance to get yourself outside yet today, you would realize that it is certainly a scorcher out there! Temperatures across the state are seriously hot, and will continue to be over the next few days. With the hot temps comes advisories and bad air quality. Right now, we've got a heat advisory across the state lasting until Thursday night at 8pm. Here's what the National Weather Service is saying:
A heat advisory is issued when the combination of heat and humidity is expected to make it feel like it is 100 to 104 degrees for two consecutive hours. 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.
To reduce risk during outdoor work the occupational safety and Health administration recommends scheduling frequent rest breaks in shaded or air conditioned environments. Anyone overcome by Heat should be moved to a cool and shaded location. Heat stroke Is an emergency...call 9 1 1.