Ready Or Not, Here Comes The Heat Wave
Summer may be coming to an end, but the heat waves sure aren’t! Another heat wave is coming to New Jersey and temperatures that could get up to as high as 105 degrees. Because of these high temperatures, The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory for several counties in the Tri-State area. This heat is going to be pretty uncomfortable and potentially dangerous, so you should definitely try to limit your time outside in the sun as much as you can. According to pix11.com, the best place to be during a heat wave is the shore, since the temperature is cooler due to the wind. If you think you will get away from humidity down the shore, well that’s incorrect. Humidity will be as rough down the shore, but it can be 5 to 10 degrees “cooler”. It is still going to be scorching at the beach, but it might be a little more bearable.
NBCnews.com states that the most common heat-induced illnesses include heatstroke, heat exhaustion, heat cramps, heat rash, kidney stones, and migraines. How can you stay cool? First, wear light colored clothing! Dark colors absorb the heat, where as light colors reflect the sunlight to keep you cool throughout the day. Also, switch out your daily coffee fix for a glass of water. Coffee is dehydrating and could lead to fainting, where as water will keep you hydrated and feeling good.
Most importantly, do not leave children or pets in the car…even if the windows are cracked! The best way to take care of your furry friends during the heat wave is to take them for walks in the early morning or after the sun has set when it is much cooler. Depending on your dog’s breed, some dogs can tolerate the heat better than others, so make sure to do some research before exposing your pet to the heat.