The heat is on, and during these dog days of summer also comes lots of outdoor activities such as your kids softball game, summer concert series, and even the beginning of NFL Training Camp.
With temperatures expected to climb into the 90s and 100s across the nation, it is crucial to make sure you are prepared in case you plan to be at events outside during the peak of the day, like for example the first day the public can watch the Denver Broncos at training camp.
Here are some important things to keep in mind when we are talking about the heat index.
The higher it goes, the more likely heat related illnesses will become like heat exhaustion and heat stroke.
If you find yourself at an outdoor event with heat illness symptoms coming on, make sure you are listening to your body and take care of yourself.
Ways to prevent this from happening include staying hydrated, take plenty of breaks in the shade or indoors, and also wear light colored and loose fitting clothes.
Here’s a checklist of what to make sure you have for any outdoor activity this summer:
Stay safe, and have a fun summer no matter where you are and what you do under the sun.
For WeatherNation, I’m Meteorologist Meredith Garofalo