Heat Advisory May Slow Down Residents But Football Practice Goes On Heat Advisory Continues To Impose on the Syracuse Community

Crawford: It’s been a hot fall thus far for SU athletes, but that hasn’t slowed down practice schedules one bit. NCC News Reporter Josh Crawford has the latest on how everybody, not just athletes, can stay cool.

Crawford: The National Weather Service said that temperatures in Onondaga County will hover between 95 and 100 degrees during the peak of the day. For SU senior linebacker Mikel Jones, the added heat could definitely be felt.

Jones: I definitely felt a little extra heat today, but I’m from South Florida, I’m used to the heat, but I seen some of my teammates getting much, much hotter today, sweating a lot, cramping up.

Extended outdoor activities and dehydration can be especially dangerous during a heat advisory. Jones gave out some tips in order to stay safe and avoid the heat.

Jones: Whether you’re an athlete or not, I feel like it’s very important to drink water, stay hydrated, put the right foods in your body. Because, for us, I lost five pounds at practice sweating, so I have to make sure I put at least five pounds of water back in my (system).

Crawford: Scattered thunderstorms this afternoon brought a quick reprieve from the heat to Syracuse residents. With temperatures not expected to crack 85 degrees the rest of the week, the worst of the heat seems to have passed. Josh Crawford, N-C-C News.

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.


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