Weather Tidbits: Heat Dangers
Today’s Weather Tidbits explores the dangers of the summer heat. A heat wave on Delmarva is defined as 3 or more days with highs at or above 90°. During the summer, the NWS commonly issues Air Quality Alerts when the ozone is high which leads to unhealthy air quality. Heat exhaustion is caused by dehydration and can be treated as easily, by replenishing fluids (water or sports drink) and cooling off in the shade. Heat stroke is a more severe condition, in which the body experiences hyperthermia and 911 is required.