Steamy Temps Call for A Cold Drink of Heat Safety Knowledge!

After the weirdly cool summer we’ve had, the upper-80s and 90s temps ahead for the weekend could be a shock to the system. Well, Greater Grand Rapids, here is Red Cross to the rescue, as per usual, with some cold sips of knowledge from our cooler of heat safety tips!

Difference between warnings/watches for heat:

Excessive Heat Watch—Conditions are favorable for an excessive heat event to meet or exceed local Excessive Heat Warning criteria in the next 24 to 72 hours.

Excessive Heat Warning—Heat Index values are forecast to meet or exceed locally defined warning criteria for at least 2 days (daytime highs=105-110° Fahrenheit).

Heat Advisory—Heat Index values are forecast to meet locally defined advisory criteria for 1 to 2 days (daytime highs=100-105° Fahrenheit).

Click here for a full, printable “Fast Facts” of all the Heat Safety Tips a person could want!


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