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It's Going To Be A Hot Holiday Week. Here's How To Stay Safe

A heat advisory from the National Weather Service is in effect throughout Vermont on Thursday, as a multi-day heat wave continues.

According to NWS, a heat advisory means "[t]he combination of hot temperatures and high humidity will combine to create a situation in which heat illnesses are possible." The entirety of Vermont is under the NWS heat advisory that's in place from noon until 8 p.m. Thursday (and the advisory is extended until 9 p.m. Thursday for southern Vermont).

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A chart showing warning signs and symptoms of heat-related illnesses according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It includes information on heat cramps, sunburn, heat exhaustion and heat stroke.
Credit Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Warning signs and symptoms of heat-related illnesses, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Everyone should:

  • Drink plenty of fluids
  • Stay in cool places
  • Avoid exposure to the sun
  • Check on friends, neighbors and relatives

If you must be outdoors, avoid being outside in the middle of the day and keep an eye out for signs of heat exhaustion or stroke.
The Washington Post says this heat wave hit the central part of the U.S on Thursday and Friday and is expected to hit our region on Saturday and Sunday.

Weather.com says that daily record highs are possible over the next few days, including in Burlington on Sunday. The current record for July 1 in the Queen City is 93. The expected temperature this year is expected to be 95.

According to the Eye On The Sky guys, the heat will likely continue through much of the week. Make sure animals and pets have plenty of shade and water.

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