Whats is a heatwave?

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A heatwave is a period of unusually hot weather that typically lasts 3 days or more. A heatwave can happen anytime during the year. They are normally associated during the summer months but they can take place during the fall, winter, and spring. A heatwave is measured to the usual weather in the area and relative to normal temperatures for the season.

For Central PA, a heatwave is normally 3 or more days with 90 degree temperatures..

When under a heatwave keep cool and stay hydrated. Check-in on family and neighbors to make sure they are doing OK and keep an eye on your pets.

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