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National Weather Service in Binghamton Warns of Potential Major Heat/Humidity Impacts Next Week


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The National Weather Service in Binghamton (NWS) is alerting residents in the area of a potential heat and humidity risk for next week. The NWS says next week will experience a period of high heat and humidity with Cortland and Tompkins county highlighted in the Orange 2 Category regarding Risk of Heat-Related Impacts.

The Orange 2 category by the NWS is considered to have a moderate risk. The level, the NWS says, will have heat that will affect most individuals who are sensitive to heat, especially those without effective cooling and/or adequate hydration. 

Other areas in the Central New York Region, including Tully, have been placed into the Red 3, Major category. The category warns of heat levels affecting anyone who does not have effective cooling and/or hydration and will impact in some health systems, heat-sensitive industries and infrastructure.

The heat index on Tuesday, June 18th could reach nearly 100 degrees in Cortland, and up to 106 in the Ithaca area. For Wednesday, June 19th, the heat index is expected to hit at 94 degrees for Cortland and 102 for the Ithaca area.

“New Yorkers should take every precaution they can over this next week to stay cool and stay safe as the combination of severe storms, heat, and humidity will pose a significant health risk for vulnerable New Yorkers,”

Governor Hochul said.

The NWS and NOAA have unveiled a new mapping tool for residents to utilize for identifying potential heat risks in advance. You can find the information HERE.

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