Staying cool during a heatwave

Northern Nevada is under a heat advisory and will remain so until Tuesday. Thursday’s high will...
Northern Nevada is under a heat advisory and will remain so until Tuesday. Thursday’s high will be 100 degrees with clear skies and winds blowing about 5 miles per hour later in the afternoon. These very hot temperatures are expected to stick around until the heat advisory ends on Tuesday.(KOLO)
Published: Sep. 2, 2022 at 5:15 AM PDT
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RENO, Nev. (KOLO) - Those triple-digit temperatures are still in our forecast well into the Labor Day weekend and after. We have some ways for people to stay safe during the heatwave.

Staying hydrated is key and staying in air conditioning is the best you can do.

Spray yourself with cold water. Block out windows, especially the ones that get the afternoon sun.

The CDC recommends drinking more water than usual, even if you don’t feel thirsty. Look out for the signs of heat exhaustion like heavy sweating, cold, pale and clammy skin, fatigue, and dizziness.

If any one of these few things happens- move to a cooler location, put wet cloths on your body, and wear loose clothing or take a cool bath.

In these extreme temperatures it’s also important to check on your neighbors and friends.

For more tips to beat the heat, click here.