NEW YORK, NY - The National Weather Service issued a Heat Advisory and an Air Quality Advisory for Tuesday July 30 for Northern NJ. The heat advisory remains in effect until 9 p.m., the air quality advisory remains in effect until 11 p.m for Bergen, Essex, Passaic, Union and Hudson counties in New Jersey.
A Heat Advisory is issued when the combination of heat and humidity is expected to make it feel like it is 95 to 99 degrees for two or more consecutive days, or 100 to 104 degrees for any length of time. To reduce risk during outdoor work, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration recommends scheduling frequent rest breaks in shaded or air conditioned environments. Anyone overcome by heat should be moved to a cool and shaded location. Heat stroke is an emergency! In cases of heat stroke call 9 1 1.
Today's temperature is expected to reach the mid 90s,
Ozone is forecast to reach the unhealthy for sensitive groups category along the I-95 corridor with the opportunity for areas in northern New Jersey to reach the unhealthy category due persistent sunshine, warm temperatures, and light winds.
Sensitive individuals including the very young, the elderly, and persons with respiratory diseases such as asthma, should avoid strenuous outdoor activities during the afternoon and early evening hours.
When inhaled, even at very low levels, ozone can cause acute respiratory problems, aggravate asthma, result in a 14-20 percent decrease in lung capacity for healthy adults, cause inflammation of lung tissue, lead to increased hospital admissions and emergency room visits and impair the body’s immune system defenses, making more people susceptible to respiratory illnesses such as bronchitis and pneumonia.