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Max temperatures in the lower to mid 90s this summer...coupled with increasing humidity...will generate heat index values in the upper 90s. These values can be a concern for sensitive groups such as infants and elderly. The human body is more susceptible to heat related injury early in the season until it adapts to the conditions. Therefore...it is critical that simple precautions be taken.

 

The heat can be intensified in urban areas such as downtown Baltimore and Washington DC. Heat index values in these areas can locally reach over 100 degrees even when the surrounding areas are only in the upper 90s.

 

The most important thing to remember is to drink plenty of fluids. Water is your best choice as it prevents dehydration. Consider taking it easy or taking frequent breaks in the shade during the afternoon sun. Seek an air conditioned environment during the hottest part of the day. Wear light colored...loose fitting clothing. If you are working or exercising outside and feel dizzy or are getting muscle cramps... stop immediately and seek medical help.

 

Remember...the interior of your car heats up quickly. Do not leave kids or pets in an enclosed car for any period of time...not even with the windows cracked.

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I love it when it's hot. It's going to be a great summer. :)

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Max temperatures in the lower to mid 90s this summer...coupled with increasing humidity...will generate heat index values in the upper 90s. These values can be a concern for sensitive groups such as infants and elderly. The human body is more susceptible to heat related injury early in the season until it adapts to the conditions. Therefore...it is critical that simple precautions be taken.

 

The heat can be intensified in urban areas such as downtown Baltimore and Washington DC. Heat index values in these areas can locally reach over 100 degrees even when the surrounding areas are only in the upper 90s.

 

The most important thing to remember is to drink plenty of fluids. Water is your best choice as it prevents dehydration. Consider taking it easy or taking frequent breaks in the shade during the afternoon sun. Seek an air conditioned environment during the hottest part of the day. Wear light colored...loose fitting clothing. If you are working or exercising outside and feel dizzy or are getting muscle cramps... stop immediately and seek medical help.

 

Remember...the interior of your car heats up quickly. Do not leave kids or pets in an enclosed car for any period of time...not even with the windows cracked.

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