Syracuse, N.Y. (NCC News) — So far the Upstate New York area has endured a brutally hot season. According to statistics from the National Weather Service, the first week of August is the hottest ts has been in over 40 years. With highs between 95 and 100 during the heat advisory, residents have struggled to adjust to the muggy and humid air.
One of the student groups that is most impacted by the heat advisory is SU student-athletes, especially football players in the midst of a grueling fall camp schedule. For Mikel Jones, a standout senior linebacker from Miami, even the South Florida sun couldn’t prepare him for the most recent heat wave.
“I was not [expecting this level of heat in Syracuse]. During practice, I was feeling the sun, and I was like ‘This feels like some type of South Florida heat right here.’ It’s usually always cloudy, but the heat was definitely intense today,” Jones said.
The heat advisory warning, which was issued Sunday afternoon and has been extended until Tuesday night, advises residents to delay any rigorous activities to early morning or night, wear more breathable and loose-fitting clothing in order to stay as cool as possible, and to be vigilant about leaving young children or pets unattended in vehicles for long stretches of time.
Residents should also be mindful of staying hydrated and in air-conditioned or shaded areas to avoid heat stroke. As thunderstorm projections scattered from 30 to 60 percent throughout the rest of the week, temperatures should cool soon.