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Heat advisory in effect again

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The Tri-State is under a heat advisory again Friday as heat index values are expected to reach 103 degrees.

The advisory is in effect from noon to 8 p.m. Hamilton County is under an excessive heat watch from noon to 8 p.m. on Friday.

FOX19 Chief Meteorologist Steve Horstmeyer says Thursday was the12th consecutive day with temperatures in the 90's. The record is 17 consecutive days in 1868.

Streaks of 10 Days Length or Longer Having High Temperatures 90° or Hotter

Days (# of times)                        Years 

17 (2)                                     1868 – This is Smithsonian Inst. Data, pre-official, 1901 

16 (0)                                     none 

15 (3)                                     1933, 1966, 2007 

14 (2)                                     1881, 1953 

13 (4)                                     1934, 1940, 1946, 1983 

12 (4)                                     1918, 1930, 1936, 2011 (through Thu 7.28) 

11 (6)                                     1859, 1887, 1890, 1964, 1995 

10 (5)                                     1897, 1941, 1949, 1952, 2002 

Total number of streaks 10 days or longer = 26               

0.168 streaks per year or 1 streak every 5.96 years

During the extreme heat, the National Weather Service advises to take extra precautions if you work or spend time outside. When possible, reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or evening. Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Wear light weight and loose fitting clothing when possible and drink plenty of water.

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.

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