Heavy rain and the potential for strong thunderstorms along and east of the Appalachians will precede a cold front, while snow showers will fall behind the front in the Ohio Valley, Upper Midwest and Great Lake States. Rain-on-snow flooding is possible in portions of New England and New York State. Rain and high elevation snow will return to the west. Read More >
Summer Safety and Health Topic: Don’t Over Heat
Summer is here and so is the heat. Whether you are working outside or just having fun in the sun, it is important to monitor weather conditions during extreme heat conditions. Severe heat may cause illness or even death.
When temperatures rise to extreme highs, reduce risks by taking the following precautions:
Listen to your body. Overexertion symptoms can be heightened in the heat. If you experience any of the following symptoms, stop and take a break in a cooler environment. If conditions persist, seek medical attention.
Additional information on preventing heat and heat-related illness can be found at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Weather Service at: http://www.weather.gov/om/heat/index.shtml and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention at: http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/topics/heatstress/
For more information and a list of brochures to download please click HERE.